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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
Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options
Arrive in Dublin where we will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Tonight, get to know everyone at a welcome reception.
Stay: Conrad Dublin
Set out on a guided tour of Dublin then travel to Belfast in Northern Island and visit Titanic Belfast. Tonight, savour a welcome dinner.
Stay: Belfast, The Merchant HotelDaily :
Head to the Giant’s Causeway, a series of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns that were formed after an ancient volcanic eruption. Continue to Derry and take in its rich history. Later, arrive at your five-star castle set upon a secluded lakeside estate. Here, savour dinner this evening.
Stay: Two Nights, Donegal, Lough Eske CastleDaily :
Enjoy traditional Irish cuisine at the Ti Linn Cafe and meet owner Paddy Clarke.
Absorb panoramic sea vistas from the Slieve League Cliffs, which contains the tallest sea cliffs in Ireland. Be guided by local resident Paddy Clarke, an ex-deep-sea fisherman of 20 years and Slieve League Cliffs specialist. Gain an incredible insight into life in this rugged and remote region, from the Spanish Armada’s historic arrival to today’s fishing, thanks to his incredible local knowledge. Afterwards, enjoy today’s Signature Experience before spending this afternoon at leisure.Daily :
Visit the historic village of Drumcliff, where you will visit the grave site of W.B. Yeats, a prominent Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. Continue to Ballina and visit the family-owned boutique Connacht Irish Whiskey Distillery.
Stay: Two Nights, Ballina, Mount Falcon EstateDaily :
Take a morning drive through County Mayo, teeming with natural ancient beauty. Back at your hotel, take in a falconry display.Daily :
Pass karst landscapes of bedrock on your way to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher. Call in at Adare, before arriving in Killarney.
Stay: Two Nights, Killarney, Europe Hotel and SpaDaily :
Visit the Killarney School of Music and attend an exclusive Celtic concert. This showcases incredible instrumental and vocal performances, as well as an Irish dancing demonstration.
Perhaps enjoy horse riding or a pony and trap ride in Killarney.
This morning, select from today’s Freedom of Choice options. Afterwards, travel along the Ring of Kerry before this evening’s Signature Experience at the Killarney School of Music.Daily :
Travel to Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic. Continue to your hotel in the heart of Kilkenny where dinner is at your hotel tonight.
Stay: Two Nights, Kilkenny, Pembroke HotelDaily :
Tour the Legends Hurling Museum and gain insight into Gaelic games played in Ireland. You will also set out on a guided walking tour of Kilkenny. The afternoon is yours to explore at leisure.Daily :
On the way to Dublin, we’ve arranged a special visit to celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio’s Ballyknocken Cookery School for an Irish coffee-making demonstration. Later this evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.
Stay: Conrad DublinDaily :
Be transferred to the airport for your included flight to Amsterdam. On arrival 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 ShipDaily :
Perhaps cruise the canals on a glass-top boat or visit Zaanse Schans – known for its windmills and specialty produce.
Spend today on your preferred activity. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome dinner.Daily :
On a visit to Namedy Castle, wander about the rooms and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party.
This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. Disembark in Andernach and enjoy a Signature Experience here. In Koblenz this evening, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll.Daily :
You might like to take a gondola ride or visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
Cruise through the Rhine Gorge to Rudesheim and set out on your chosen activity.Daily :
Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided exploration before time at leisure.Daily :
Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Wurzburg Residence. Alternatively, travel to Rothenburg. Or get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, where a home-cooked morning tea is on the menu.
Your day unfolds on your terms thanks to a choice of activities today.Daily :
Sail to Bamberg, where you’ll join a guided exploration with a local expert.Daily :
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.
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.Daily :
In Regensburg, explore its atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre. With a history dating back to Roman times, this incredible city was the first capital of Bavaria. Or, you might prefer to get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial. This neo-classical building sits above the Danube River and houses a hall of fame that honours notable politicians, artists, sovereigns and scientists from Germany’s past.
Discover Regensburg on your choice of activities today.Daily :
From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sites featured in The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Cesky 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.Daily :
Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Durnstein.
Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, it’s up to you how you get to the next port of call.Daily :
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.
Perhaps take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral. Later, visit the 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens. Otherwise, tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava.
Arrive in Vienna and set out on the activity of your choice.Daily :
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 at Budapest Railway Station, see the Royal Waiting Room – a rather fitting way to end this opulent journey. Later, return to your ship.
Soak up the views as you enjoy a relaxing morning sailing through Hungary.Daily :
The time has come to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
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.