Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.
Enjoy time to wander Europe's Christmas markets, teeming with delicious treats and hand-made treasures.
Join Kenneth Park on your Imperial cruise. A captivating presenter who holds a passion for art, culture and history.
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These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
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 ShipsDaily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
Explore Regensburg’s World Heritage-listed city centre. Or put on your dancing shoes for a Bavarian dance class at a local beer haus. You can also take a gourmet walk with a visit to the Michelin-starred Storstad.
After this morning’s experience, a student from the University of Regensburg will join you on board for an informative presentation.Daily :
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.Daily :
Explore Bamberg’s Old Town. Afterwards, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
Later in Andernach, go beyond the gates of Namedy Castle for an exclusive wander through the grounds, followed by a cocktail reception and a piano recital in the ballroom.
A gondola ride over the Rhine Valley is a great way to give you a perspective of the town. If you’re up for something a little more quirky, discover Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Otherwise, a fine selection of Rhine Valley wines eagerly await your palate at an onboard tasting.
A little further up the Rhine, your ship is docked at Rüdesheim. Set out on one of three experiences here. Afterwards, cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge.Daily :
Take a discovery through Cologne’s historic city centre and sample local German beers and snacks along the way.Daily :
Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans - known for its windmills and specialty produce. Otherwise, stay on board and relax and unwind
Welcome to Amsterdam, our final port of call. Set out on your selected experience. Tonight, celebrate the days that have just gone by with the captain’s farewell dinner.Daily :
Sadly, your journey comes to an end. We say goodbye, then transfer you to the airport.Daily :
Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.
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