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Luxury

Emerald Ireland with Magnificent Europe

Dublin to Budapest
26 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCIR26
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 29 destinations
  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship and 11 nights' luxury land accommodation
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • A total of 59 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities
  • Visit the Killarney School of Music and attend an exclusive Celtic concert, including an Irish dancing demonstration

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2022-23 EUMCIR26
Dublin 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™

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 Hotel

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  • Dinner
Hapenny Bridge stretching over the river waters in Dublin, Ireland

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 Castle

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.

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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 Estate

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Take a morning drive through County Mayo, teeming with natural ancient beauty. Back at your hotel, take in a falconry display.

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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 Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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.

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Travel to Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic. Continue to your hotel in the heart of Kilkenny, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, Kilkenny, Hibernian Hotel

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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.

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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 Dublin

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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 Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
The canals of Amsterdam on a Sunny Day.

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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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 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 Rudesheim, where you’ll choose your activity.

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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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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.


Arrive in the beautiful German city of Wurzburg. Here, you may choose from three exciting activities today.

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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™

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.

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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. 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.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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 touring options on offer.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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.

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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 the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral. The 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens are another option. 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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 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.

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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.

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The time has come to say goodbye. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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