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Luxury

Grand European by Rail with Magnificent Europe

Rome to Budapest
29 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCGT29
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Wine tasting in Lavaux

Stop in the Lavaux region for a delightful wine tasting experience, overlooking stunning Lake Geneva.

Royal Lunch at Ore Versailles

Savour an elegant lunch overlooking the Palace of Versailles' Royal Courtyard before exploring the palace and grounds.

Medieval Regensburg

Take a guided tour of the historic city of Regensburg, fammed for its well-preserved medieval core.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 24 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 11 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 62 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • 14 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Transfers, rail and hotel porterage, port charges and gratuities.

Map & Itinerary

Europe map EUMCGT29 2021
Rome to Budapest

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Arrive before midday and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a stroll through Rome, then tonight, get to know your fellow travellers during a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights, Rome, Hotel Bernini Bristol

Tour the Vatican, including St. Peter’s Basilica. Revel in the chance to stand before Michelangelo’s frescoes which adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner.

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  • Dinner

Enjoy pre-reserved tickets to the Colosseum, then board your rail journey to Florence, where you'll enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Florence, Sina Villa Medici, Autograph Collection

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later, enjoy your own private market and exclusive brunch at Florence’s Central Market. Here, you’ll meet the artisans who have prepared some delicacies for your taste buds.


A local guide will show you around Florence, including a visit to the Galleria dell’Accademia to see Michelangelo’s Statue of David. Later, enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore more of this beautiful city.

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  • Breakfast
Looking across the city's red tops to the imposing dome of the Duomo in Florence

Farewell Florence and board your business class rail journey to Venice, where you will enjoy free time before dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Venice, San Clemente Palace Kempinski

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Countess Lelia welcomes you at her 16th-century palazzo, Tiepolo Passi, overlooking the Grand Canal. As a member of the Italian Academy of the Cuisine, Countess Lelia will share with you her secrets of fine Venetian cuisine.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- SIghtseeing

You have the choice of a walking exploration of Venice, or sample Italian treats on a culinary tour.


Join your preferred activity. This evening, enjoy a Signature Experience.

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  • Dinner

Take a rail journey to Milan, where you’ll embark on a guided city discovery.

Stay: Milan, Hotel NH Collection Milano President

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  • Dinner

Travel to Montreux by train, where you will enjoy an orientation tour on arrival.

Stay: Two Nights, Montreux, Grand Hôtel Suisse Majestic in a Lake View Room

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an exquisite wine tasting in the famous Lavaux region.


Spend the morning at leisure then enjoy a Signature Experience. The evening is yours to spend as you wish.

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  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Dining

Perhaps choose a lively Swiss folklore restaurant for traditional cuisine, or your hotel’s restaurant.


Your glass-dome first-class journey aboard the GoldenPass takes you to Lucerne today. On arrival, explore the old town. This evening, decide where you’d like to go for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Lucerne, Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern or similar

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  • Dinner

Cruise Lake Lucerne, then afterwards, ride the world’s steepest cogwheel train to Mt Pilatus, before descending by a scenic gondola.

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  • Breakfast
View from the top of Mt Pilatus overlooking Lucerne, Switzerland

After breakfast, board your train to Paris. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. With the evening at leisure, you might choose to stroll the streets of Paris and discover the local dining scene.

Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Indulge in a sumptuous lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, owned by renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Afterwards, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles.


Tour Paris before a Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps join a culinary walking tour, enjoy a guided tour by vintage 2CV car or soak up the Parisian atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district.


Today, decide how you’d like to see Paris.

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  • Breakfast

Travel by rail through northern France and into Belgium. Arrive in Amsterdam and board your river ship. After dinner on board, you may like to explore the city on your own terms.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ships

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – the quintessential Dutch village known for its windmills and specialty produce. If you’re lucky enough to be on one of our spring departures, the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens are ready to greet you at every colourful turn.


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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit 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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

A gondola ride over the Rhine Valley will give you the best perspective of the town. For something a little more quirky, 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 Rüdesheim where you'll choose your activity.

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  • Lunch
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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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Enjoy a walk to the 18th-century Würzburg Residence. Or traverse the Romantic Road to Rothenburg. Maybe get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.


Choose from three exciting activities today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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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.

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  • Lunch
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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.


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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ -Sightseeing

Explore Regensburg’s atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre or perhaps get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial.


Discover Regensburg on your choice of activities today.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sights featured in Roger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Česky Krumlov awaits. Either way, re-board your ship in Austria’s Linz. Alternatively, explore the town of Passau, 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- SIghtseeing

Roam Dürnstein’s cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.


Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, it’s up to you how you get to the next port of call.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After dinner, head to the 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 some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including St Stephen’s Cathedral. The 1,441-room Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens are a favourite. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery.


Arrive in Vienna and set out on the activity of your choice.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
People enjoying Vienna City palace concert

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Esztergom, set out on a guided tour to discover this picturesque town and its historic buildings. Then, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire as you board the Grand Empress steam train, bound for Budapest. See inside some of the ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s and be treated like royalty as you savour lunch on board. On arrival in Budapest, enjoy a glass of sparkling at Budapest’s Royal Waiting Room – a rather fitting way to end this opulent journey. Later, return to your ship. Operates on all departures between April and September.


Soak up the views as you enjoy a relaxing morning sailing through Hungary.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Twin Balcony Suite.

Cruise in Luxury

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

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San Clemente Palace Kempinski

Located on the private island of San Clemente, this glorious hotel is only minutes away from Piazza San Marco.

Luxury In The Heart Of Paris

The Hotel du Collectionneur Paris is just minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.