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Luxury

Festive Christmas with Magnificent Europe

22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCABX22
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 18 destinations
  • 7 nights' authentic land accommodation and 14 nights on a luxury river ship
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • A total of 54 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities
  • Visit Vienna’s City Palace for a cocktail party and private classical concert

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2022 EUMCABX22
Amsterdam to Berlin

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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Welcome to Amsterdam! We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your luxurious floating home for the next 15 days. Unpack, relax and get acquainted with your ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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  • Dinner
Snow covered street along a canal in Amsterdam

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps admire Amsterdam’s canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans, known for its windmills and specialty produce. Or even sleep in and take the day as it comes.


Spend today on your chosen activity. Tonight, celebrate with a gala welcome dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On a visit to Namedy Castle, go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.


This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. You might want to head up to the sun deck and take in the views as they pass by. Disembark in Andernach for your first Signature Experience. Later, head back on board and enjoy dinner as your ship sets sail for Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

A gondola ride over the Rhine Valley will give you the best perspective of the town. For something a little quirkier, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum houses a collection of fine automated musical creations.


Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Dock in Rudesheim, where you’ll choose your activity, followed by free time to enjoy the festive atmosphere or perhaps sample a local Rudesheimer coffee in a cosy cafe.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided exploration. Wander through cobblestone streets and admire the town’s enchanting half-timbered houses before time at leisure to explore on your own.

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Wurzburg Residence. Or, travel to the fairytale town of Rothenburg. Maybe get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.


In Wurzburg, choose from three exciting activities today. This afternoon, perhaps spend your free time enjoying the picturesque Christmas Market in Wurzburg's Old Town.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Christmas Ornaments, Germany

Relax on board as you sail to Bamberg. On arrival, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer. During your free time you may wish to peruse the Christmas Market in Maximiliansplatz.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a guided walk through the Schwarzach Valley. Both options will include time at the Market Square, home to one of Germany’s oldest and most famous Christmas markets, the Christkindlmarkt.


This morning gives you the chance to choose your sightseeing activity. This afternoon, continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas.

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  • Lunch
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In Regensburg, explore its atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre. With a history dating back to the Roman times, this incredible city was the first capital of Bavaria. During free time, perhaps visit the Christmas Market.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sites featured in The Sound of Music. After your tour you will have free time for lunch, which you may choose to spend sampling the Christmas fare at the Salzburg Market. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Cesky Krumlov awaits. During your free time, perhaps try traditional Christmas cookies, mulled wine or just enjoy the Christmas atmosphere of this medieval beauty. Either way, re-board your ship in Austria’s Linz. Alternatively, explore the town of Passau at your leisure, followed by a relaxing day on board cruising to Linz.


How you spend today is up to you with a number of options on offer.

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Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, cruise through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure.

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After dinner, head to the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where we have arranged an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you. A full orchestra will perform classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. You will also be enchanted by an operatic recital and a performance by some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps take in many of the city’s most important landmarks on a drive around the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s famous boulevard officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1865. You will also enjoy a guided walk to St Stephen’s Cathedral, where you will have time to visit the Stephansplatz Christmas Market. The 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens are another option, including the traditional Christmas market in the Parade Court. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava.


Arrive in Vienna and set out on the activity of your choice. This evening, enjoy a special Signature Experience.

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  • Dinner
People enjoying Vienna City palace concert

Soak up the views as you enjoy a relaxing morning sailing through Hungary. On arrival in the late afternoon, perhaps explore Budapest’s Christmas Market in Vorosmarty Square.

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Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest, taking in its historic monuments including Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore your way.

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Travel to historic Velke Bilovice, then continue to Prague.

Stay: Three Nights, Alcron Hotel Prague

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a day out at Chateau Jemniste. Explore the estate on a private guided tour, enjoy lunch then watch on in awe as birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display.


Today is set aside for a memorable experience just outside of the city.

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Prague city in winter

Take a guided discovery of Prague and visit its charming Old Town, spending time wandering its cobblestone streets. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the award-winning La Rotonde.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit an enchanting Nutcracker workshop and perhaps try your hand at making their famous wooden Christmas toys.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit the Volkswagen factory, or take some time to browse Germany’s oldest Christmas market, Striezelmarkt.


Your journey continues to Germany. Enjoy your choice of activity today in Dresden before enjoying a special Signature Experience.

Stay: Dresden, Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit Albrechtsburg Castle, which rises majestically above the Elbe River Valley. Built in 1471, it is considered Germany’s oldest castle. Alternatively, visit the world-famous Meissen Porcelain Factory, showcasing its heritage of fine porcelain art.


Travel to Meissen and set out on your preferred experience. Later arrive in Germany’s vibrant capital, Berlin.

Stay: Three Nights, The Regent Berlin

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit the one-of-a-kind small streets and renovated courtyards of the artists’ district, which was once the centre of Jewish life in Berlin, or visit Sammlung Boros, a former military bunker that has transformed into a museum.


Journey to Potsdam, once the residence of Prussian kings. Here, you’ll enjoy a discovery of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, Sanssouci. Return to Berlin and choose how you’d like to explore. The evening is yours at leisure.

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Orante monument lit up at night, Germany

Explore Berlin on a guided tour. This afternoon, explore the Christmas markets, then come together for a farewell dinner this evening.

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Your festive journey concludes today after breakfast and a transfer to the airport.

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We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home