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Luxury

Grand European by Rail with Magnificent Europe and Prague

Rome to Prague
33 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCGT33
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Private market in Florence

Enjoy your own private market and brunch at Florence's Central Market and meet the local artisans.

Aboard the GoldenPass Line

Journey to Montreux via the beautiful glass-domed GoldenPass rail, taking in panoramic views of your journey.

Wine tasting in Lavaux

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • 18 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Experiences in 26 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 13 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 71 meals
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities
  • A wide range of onboard beverages on board cruise

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUMCGT33 2020
Rome to Prague

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

Arrive before midday and be transferred 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 sprawl across the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner.

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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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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.

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Farewell Florence and board your business class rail journey to Venice, where you will waste no time in navigating the canals by gondola before dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Venice, San Clemente Palace Kempinski

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  • 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.


Discover Venice as you please, thanks to a choice of activities this morning. In the afternoon, a memorable experience has been arranged.

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

Stay: Milan, Rosa Grand Milano

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

This evening, you will be able to choose your preferred dining experience between a lively Swiss folklore restaurant for traditional cuisine, or your hotel’s restaurant.


Travel to Lucerne by train today.

Stay: Two Nights, Lucerne, Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

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

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Your glass-dome first-class journey aboard the GoldenPass takes you to Montreux, 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 a wine tasting in the Lavaux region while enjoying your prime position on the shores of Lake Geneva.


Journey to the famous Lavaux wine region.

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Board a train to Geneva for a stop, then cross the border into France and arrive in Lyon, where you will enjoy dinner tonight.

Stay: Sofitel Lyon Bellecour Hotel

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Enjoy a guided city discovery of Lyon, then board your train to Paris.

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

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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.


Discover Paris with a guide today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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


Tonight, enjoy a meal and a memorable show at the Moulin Rouge.

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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, one of APT’s luxurious Concerto River Ships

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  • 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. Or even sleep in and take the day as it comes. 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.


Choose your sightseeing in Amsterdam. Tonight, celebrate with a gala welcome dinner.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Namedy Castle. Go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.

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. After your sightseeing in Bonn, you’ll then travel to Andernach for your first Signature Experience.

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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 fine automated musical creations. Otherwise, a selection of fine Rhine Valley wines eagerly await your palate at an onboard tasting.


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 will then choose your sightseeing.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Pick up the pace and hike through a forested area overlooking Franconian vineyards. Or, go slow and head to a local cellar for a tipple or two. You can even stay on your ship and learn a little German.


Seize the day with your choice of sightseeing.

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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.


The day is yours to design with our Freedom of Choice sightseeing inclusions.

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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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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.


Select the sightseeing inclusion that best suits you. You will be rewarded with freshly baked gingerbread on your return. This afternoon, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Regensburg, explore its World Heritage-listed city centre. Or put on your dancing shoes for a Bavarian dance class at a local beer haus. Maybe take a culinary walk and visit the Michelin-starred Storstad.


After your sightseeing inclusion, a student from the University of Regensburg will come aboard for a presentation.

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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.


Choose from our fabulous Freedom of Choice inclusions today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Otherwise a local expert is on hand to show you around town.


A choice of sightseeing greets you in Melk. It’s then onto more remarkable scenery as you cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.

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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.


Today you will enjoy your Freedom of Choice inclusion. Tonight, your Signature Experience awaits.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to Budapest Station’s Royal Waiting Room, where you will follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy an exclusive welcome reception before boarding the Grand Empress steam train. On board, you’ll be treated like royalty, with a game lunch served. You will see inside some ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s. Gödöllő Palace, Elisabeth of Bavaria’s favourite residence, is your destination. You will be shown through this monument of Hungarian aristocracy and architecture. Operates on all departures between May and September.


Enjoy a relaxing morning sailing to Budapest. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience on May to September departures.

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Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, followed by the afternoon at leisure to further explore. Finish the day in style with a breathtaking illuminations cruise framed by the twinkling lights of Budapest’s stately monuments that line the Danube’s river banks.

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Travel to Velké Bílovice and stop for a light lunch in a traditional wine cellar. Afterwards, continue to Prague, where you will have the evening to explore on your terms.

Stay: Three Nights, Alcron Hotel Prague

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The capital of the Czech Republic lures you with its millennia-long history. Begin your guided discovery at Prague Castle, where you’ll pause to take in views of the city. Take a leisurely stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square, where you’ll see the 600-year-old Astronomical Clock. Tonight, dinner awaits at the award-winning art deco-style La Rotonde restaurant.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Descendants of the Czech Republic’s oldest aristocratic family welcome you to their 18th-century baroque home, Chateau Jemniště. Explore the estate and enjoy a special lunch then watch on in awe as birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display.


Today is set aside for a special experience, just outside of the city. The evening is then yours to relax or further explore.

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Be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Sina Villa Medici

Set in the heart of Florence, the Sina Villa Medici offers an oasis of verdant gardens and art galleries.

A Paris City Stay

To complement your cruises, enjoy a total of three nights in Paris at the Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe.

Ermitage Gstaad-Schonried

At this luxurious retreat, be prepared to capture breathtaking mountain views of the Bernese Oberland.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary