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Luxury

Imperial Europe

15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUICR15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Sound of Music Tour

Set off on a tour of Salzburg that will take you to several sights from the classic film, The Sound of Music.

Vienna's Musical Legacy

Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.

Enchanting Christmas Markets

Enjoy time to wander Europe's Christmas markets, teeming with delicious treats and hand-made treasures.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 13 destinations
  • Expert APT Cruise Director
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in nine locations
  • A total of 41 meals
  • Butler, room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUICR15 2020
Vienna to Amsterdam

Reverse Trip

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Be met on arrival and transfer to your ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, one of APT’s luxurious Concerto River Ships

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Signature Experience

Tonight, visit the family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace and attend an exclusive cocktail reception and a private festive concert.


Today, enjoy a special festive guided tour of Vienna. Walk through the beautifully decorated city centre and enjoy a stop at the charming Christmas markets at City Hall. Here, sample spiced wine and gingerbread before free time to browse the market. Later, take in an enchanting Christmas recital in a local church.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Embark on a horse and carriage ride through Vienna, taking in the city's beautiful Christmas decorations. Alternatively, enjoy an onboard baking demonstration on how to make the perfect Christmas cookies. Or perhaps join an excursion to Bratislava, the diverse capital of nearby Slovakia. Its mixture of 18th-century rococo design and communist-era architecture make this a city of alluring contrasts.


Tailor your day in Vienna with a choice of activities.

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Travel to Schönbrunn Palace for a guided tour before free time to explore the famous Christmas market right in front of the palace. Afterwards, see how traditional apple strudel is prepared at the Residenz Café.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Roam Dürnstein’s cobblestone lanes at your leisure and perhaps view the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Alternatively, choose to ride a bike along the banks of the Danube River from Dürnstein to Melk. Later, disembark your river ship in Melk for a guided tour of Melk Abbey, or join a local guide for a tour of the town.


Your ship arrives at Dürnstein, then later continues cruising to Melk. Enjoy a selection of activities in both locations.

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Signature Experience

Take in a traditional Krampus mask show, a local Christmas custom.


Travel to Salzburg, where a city tour takes you to several sights from Rogers and Hammerstein's classic film, The Sound of Music. Enjoy lunch here, before a signature experience. Afterwards, head to Linz to re-board your ship.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

On a guided walking tour, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall and the World Heritage-listed city centre. Alternatively, learn the schuhplattler during a fun Bavarian dance lesson at a local beer haus. Another option is a gourmet walking tour. Gain an insight into the art of haute cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Storstad, where you will enjoy a presentation and the chance to sample a variety of delights. Or perhaps hear an informative talk on board from a student of the University of Regensburg.


Tailor your holiday with a selection of sightseeing choices today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.


Delve into Nuremberg’s history during today’s activity.

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Explore Bamberg’s Old Town. Afterwards, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

The immense architectural beauty of Würzburg is on show today as you walk to the Würzburg Residence, an 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Inside, marvel at intricate tapestries, gilded stucco work and ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. If you prefer, take a journey along the Romantic Road to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you’ll stop for a tour. Otherwise, visit a family-owned farm, where you'll tour the property before sitting down to morning tea as you learn about local farming life.


Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Sample local fare during a guided tour, take an onboard German language lesson or hike through a Franconian vineyard.


Spend the day in Miltenberg, where you may select from two activities.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Rüdesheim, tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or perhaps sample wines from the region during an onboard tasting.


Approach the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River today, where crumbling ruins cling to rocky cliffs and rolling hillsides are marked with perfectly planted vineyards. Your ship later docks at the town of Rüdesheim.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Andernach, you are treated to an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle. This 14th-century residence is home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern who has opened the doors of her castle just for you. Go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a discovery through Bonn’s historic city centre or set off on a bike to explore.


This morning, awake to a new country, a new city, with unlimited possibilities for what the day could bring. You’ll then travel to Andernach for your first Signature Experience, a visit to Namedy Castle.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – the quintessential Dutch village known for its windmills and specialty produce.


Canal Boat Cruise

Board a glass-top boat and admire the city's architecture as you cruise the maze of World-Heritage-listed canals for which the city is famous.

Zaanse Schans

Visit the typically Dutch village of Zaanse Schans, famous for its wooden windmills, traditional Dutch houses and specialty produce. Enjoy some time to explore and enjoy a tasting of the regions cheeses.

Stroopwafel Demonstration

Enjoy a relaxing morning on board, while a local baker conducts a 'stroopwafel' demonstration, a waffle made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle.

Keukenhof Gardens

On select spring departures, visit the renowned Keukenhof Gardens. Explore more than 70 acres of world-renowned gardens, and admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom, including colourful tulips.


Explore Amsterdam your way, thanks to a range of activities on offer today.

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Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Ama Reina cruising along Rhine river

All-Inclusive River Ships

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 14 nights aboard an all-inclusive Concerto river ship.

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Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.

Couple have a drink while sitting in the bay window of their cabin

Cruise in Luxury

No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.

Virtual Tour

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit