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Luxury

Majestic Iceland

Reykjavik to Budapest
23 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCICE23
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Trip Highlights

Gigjokull Glacier

Travel to Gigjokull Glacier to explore the hidden oasis of Thorsmork, which is only accessible by a 4WD vehicle

The Blue Lagoon

Visit the Blue Lagoon and perhaps take a swim in the warm, mineral-rich waters

Glacier Lagoon

Travel to the stunning Glacier Lagoon and enjoy a boat trip around the icebergs in this mesmerising lagoon

Your Vacation Includes

  • Unique experiences in up to 31 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 11 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 54 meals
  • Complimentary beverages on board your cruise*
  • Eight nights unique and accommodation
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors

Map & Itinerary

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Reykjavik 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

ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Allow us to offer you a first-hand insight into the charmed world of imperial Europe

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 hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Reykjavik, Hotel Canopy by Hilton

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  • Dinner

Travel to the hot springs of Deildartunguhver, then continue to the spectacular waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss. After lunch, board a glacier truck subject to conditions and head to the Langjokull Glacier, the second-largest ice cap in Iceland. Traverse the icy wilderness to a man-made ice cave, where you will disembark to explore. Continue to Husafell for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Hotel Husafell

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Visit Fossatun, whose rocks and waterfalls inspired Steinar Berg's stories about 'Trolls'. In Reykholt, see where 13th-century historian Snorri Sturluson lived. In the small town of Borgarnes, visit the Settlement Centre, an exhibition that details the Saga of the Settlement of Iceland, as well as Iceland´s most famous Viking and first poet, Egill Skallagrimsson

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the greenhouse, where you will gain insight as to how vegetables can be grown in Iceland’s cold dark winters. Alternatively, enjoy a horse show featuring the noble Icelandic Horse.


Visit Thingvellir National Park, the site of the world's first parliament. Continue to Gullfoss, then head to the Geysir geothermal area, where the explosive geyser Strokkur erupts every few minutes. This afternoon at a local farm, choose your sightseeing. Later, arrive in Hella.

Stay: Two Nights: Hella, Hotel Ranga or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to Gigjokull Glacier to explore the hidden oasis of Thorsmork, which is only accessible by a 4WD vehicle.


At Gigjokull Glacier, set out on an optional hike along a mountain path, or simply relax and enjoy the scenery.

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  • Breakfast

Head to stunning Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls this morning. Continue to Thorvaldseyri and gain an insight into how the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010 not only changed local life, but brought all of Europe to a complete halt. Continue to Vik, a striking black sandy beach with incredible basalt columns. Later, arrive at Glacier Lagoon.

Stay: Two Nights: Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to the stunning Glacier Lagoon and enjoy a boat trip around the icebergs in the lagoon. Later, head to Skaftafell Glacier for a scenic walk.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Head to the small village of Kirkjubaejarklaustur and visit the beautiful waterfall Systrafoss. Continue to the Blue Lagoon and perhaps take a swim in the warm, mineral-rich waters. Return to Reykjavik for a tour, before enjoying a Farewell Dinner this evening.

Stay: Reykjavik, Hotel Canopy by Hilton

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly to Amsterdam and board your ship.

Stay: 14 Nights: a Concerto River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps admire Amsterdam's canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Or visit Zaanse Schans, a lovely village famous for its traditional Dutch houses, windmills and specialty produce. Otherwise, enjoy a relaxing morning sailing down the Rhine, while a local baker conducts a 'stroopwafel’ demonstration. Alternatively, on select spring departures, take the opportunity to visit the stunning Keukenhof Gardens.


Choose your sightseeing in Amsterdam. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later, rejoin your ship in Bonn and cruise to Andernach for 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. Enjoy some free time to wander about the castle’s rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then savour dinner in the ballroom, accompanied by a classical piano recital.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Take a tour through the historic city centre, or sample local beers and snacks on a walking tour. Alternatively, embark on a bike ride to see City Hall and the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages.


Enter Germany and cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to the world’s most beautiful collection of fascinating automated musical instruments. Alternatively, sample wines from the Rhine Valley during an on board 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. Dock in Rudesheim and later, enjoy dinner on board.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps stroll along the winding cobblestone lanes, explore quaint half-timbered shops, mingle with friendly residents and sample some delicious local fare along the way. Alternatively, acquaint yourself with the German language during an interactive lesson on board your ship. Otherwise be guided through a picturesque Franconian vineyard as you learn about the specialty wines of the region during a hike.


Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

The immense architectural beauty of Wurzburg is on show today as you walk to the Wurzburg Residence, an 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Wurzburg. 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.


Choose your preferred sightseeing.

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This morning your ship will arrive in World Heritage-listed Bamberg, another of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II. Here you will explore the Old Town with a guide to discover a range of historic churches and buildings, including the town hall on the River Regnitz. Following your tour, rejoin your ship to cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas and is recognised as a feat of modern engineering.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds, the site of Hitler’s infamous rallies. Discover medieval architecture, including the medieval ramparts that surround the city. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.


Choose your sightseeing, then back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

On a guided walking tour taking in the city’s highlights, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall and the World Heritage-listed city centre. Alternatively, learn how to polka during a fun Bavarian dance lesson. Another option is a gourmet walking tour, where you will discover culinary secrets of past centuries. Then, 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.


Select your preferred activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today, an exquisite private rail journey aboard the Majestic Imperator reveals the legacy of the once powerful Habsburg Empire as you travel from Passau to Linz. On board your privately chartered train, relax amid luxurious surrounds and savour refreshments while you wind your way through graceful alpine countryside. Disembark in Salzburg where a city tour includes some of the sights from the classic film, The Sound of Music. Re-board the Majestic Imperator and be entertained by live music en route to Linz.


Enjoy a day on the incredible Majestic Imperator.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Disembark in Melk for a guided tour of Melk Abbey, one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. Or join a local guide for a tour of the town. You may then choose to ride a bike along the banks of the Danube River from Melk to Durnstein, or rejoin your ship and cruise to Durnstein instead.


Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today to Melk and choose your sightseeing. Later in Durnstein, roam the village'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. On select autumn departures, perhaps participate in some vineyard work at a local winery as part of the wine harvest season.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, your third Royal Signature Experience awaits at the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna. Attend an exclusive Cocktail Reception and a private concert featuring a full orchestra performing classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss, as well as an operatic recital. You will also be entertained by members of the Mozart Boys' Choir.


Today arrive in Vienna, Austria’s capital and home to an array of striking architecture as well as a rich classical music culture and vibrant cafes. Take in many of the city’s most important landmarks during a tour along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s famous ring boulevard officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1865. You’ll also enjoy a guided walk to the glorious St Stephen’s Cathedral.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps tour Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family. Wander through its lush, manicured gardens and marvel at sculptures representing deities and virtues. Alternatively, 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. Another option is to visit the Spanish Riding School to witness the beautiful Lipizzan horses during a morning practice session.


You have a choice of exciting activities to choose from on your second day in Vienna.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps embark on a city tour that offers the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes' Square and more. Should you be feeling energetic, perhaps hike to Castle Hill or for a more relaxed pace, embark on a culinary tour of the Great Market Hall.


Choose your sightseeing in Budapest. Later, sit down to the Captain's Farewell Dinner, then set off on a cruise through the city and be enchanted by the lights sparkling around you.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps embark on a city tour that offers the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes' Square and more. Should you be feeling energetic, perhaps hike to Castle Hill or for a more relaxed pace, embark on a culinary tour of the Great Market Hall.


Transfer to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

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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Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Experience modern Scndinavian design at this hotel situated perfectly between Skaftafell and Jokulsarlon glacier

Hotel Ranga

At this hotel, surrender to serenity, luxury and relaxation in log-cabin style accommodation

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.