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Luxury

Oberammergau Passion Play with Magnificent Europe

Amsterdam to Frankfurt
25 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCO25
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 26 destinations
  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship and 10 nights' luxury land accommodation
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • A total of 60 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
  • Experience Oberammergau’s Passion Play with category A tickets

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2022 EUMCO25
Amsterdam to Frankfurt

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

Welcome to Amsterdam! We’ll meet you on arrival and 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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  • Dinner

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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Bikes leaning against the railing of a bridge with flower boxes, with houses lining the canals in the background

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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Town set on the banks of a river, Germany

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Würzburg 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.


In Wurzburg, 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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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 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 with a selection of options on offer.

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  • Lunch
  • 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. This evening, enjoy a special Signature Experience.

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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. A special Signature Experience awaits.

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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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Disembark your ship for the final time, and embark on a tour of Szentendre, including a visit to an open air museum that demonstrates the Hungarian way of life in the 18th-20th centuries. Here, experience what everyday life was like in different regions. Later, enjoy free time to explore the town of Szentendre before returning to Budapest.

Stay: Budapest, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus

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Today travel to Berchtesgaden in Germany. En route, stop in the lake town of Mondsee and enjoy the chance to explore your surroundings. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Kempinski Berchtesgaden

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In the Salzkammergut Lake District, cruise Lake Wolfgangsee, then experience an authentic Austrian coffee house as you delight in coffee and cake at the famous Cafe Zauner. Return to Berchtesgaden for dinner at a traditional restaurant.

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Head to the summit of Eagle’s Nest, originally built as a teahouse for Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday. Later, stop at the cerulean waters of beautiful Lake Chiemsee before arriving in Munich.

Stay: Two Nights, Munich, Sofitel Bayerpost

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

A guide will lead you on a culinary tour, providing a delicious way to familiarise yourself with the local fare. Another option is to discover the BMW Museum and see its themed exhibits. Alternatively, visit the Dachau Concentration Camp, offering a sobering insight into the location that served as a model for all Nazi concentration camps.

Oktoberfest Celebration

On our September departure, your Freedom of Choice inclusion will be replaced by an Oktoberfest celebration. Partake in the Bavarian fun as you are ushered to your reserved table to enjoy a round of beers and lunch before free time to explore the heart of the city.


Enjoy a guided discovery of Munich, then select your preferred sightseeing experience.

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Today, experience the magic of Neuschwanstein Castle. Built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the castle was to honour composer, Richard Wagner. Along with its majestic setting in the Bavarian Alps, it comes as no surprise that Walt Disney used this castle as the inspiration to create his Magic Kingdom. Later travel to Oberammergau, where you will have the rest of the day at leisure.

Stay: Two Nights, Oberammergau region hotel as assigned

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Enjoy the morning at leisure, then the time has come to take your seat at the Passion Play Theatre. In a stellar five-hour-performance, almost half of Oberammergau’s population are involved in bringing to life the story of Jesus of Nazareth on the impressive open-air stage. Afterwards, return to your hotel.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, we have planned something special for you. Enter your hotel’s traditional cabin known as the Pudelsteinhutte, where you will savour dinner surrounded by majestic forest. Accompanied by traditional entertainment, this will be a night to remember.


In Stuttgart, visit the Mercedes-Benz Car Museum, showcasing the latest in contemporary German engineering and architecture. Discover 130 years of auto industry history with 160 vehicles on display. Tonight, enjoy your Signature Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Black Forest, Hotel Traube Tonbach

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Gourmet lovers will rejoice in a cooking class to learn the secrets of traditional cuisine. Alternatively, perhaps sample some of the region’s beers at a local brewery, or continue making fairytale moments with an old-fashioned horse and carriage ride through this stunning region.


Enjoy the day with your preferred sightseeing.

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Your next stop is Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest and most famous university town. Here, join a tour and uncover some of the town’s most notable sights, including Heidelberg Palace, the Old Bridge and Altstadt (Old Town). Continue to Frankfurt, where we gather for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Frankfurt, Hotel Frankfurter Hof Steigenberger

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Your trip comes to an end after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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