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Luxury

Magnificent Europe

18 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCPB18
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Grand Empress Steam Train

Follow the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria on an imperial rail journey aboard the Grand Empress steam train (April to September).

Vienna's Musical Legacy

Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.

Royal Lunch at Ore Versailles

Savour an elegant lunch overlooking the Palace of Versailles' Royal Courtyard before exploring the palace and grounds.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 17 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in nine locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 47 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe map EUMCPB18 2021
Paris to Budapest

Reverse Trip

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 in Paris, the city of light. We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight.

Stay: Three Nights, Hotel du Collectionneur

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Indulge in lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, created by renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Afterwards, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles.


A local expert will take you on a discovery of the world’s most romantic city. See the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and of course, the Eiffel Tower.

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  • Lunch
View of fountain with hedges in background, France

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps follow a trail of Paris’ fine food during a culinary walk. Alternatively, hop in a special 2CV vintage car and cruise around Paris’ famed icons, or soak up the Parisian atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacre-Cœur Basilica.


It might be difficult to choose your preferred experience today, but you can never make a bad choice when it comes to Paris. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous cabaret extravaganza at the Lido de Paris. You’ll be entertained by the Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys as they take you on a glittering journey filled with incredible set designs and dynamic dancing.

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Say Au Revoir to Paris and travel by coach through northern France and into Belgium. Arrive in Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city’s canals. Continue to Amsterdam and board your luxurious floating home for the next 15 days. You’ll have time to unpack, relax and get acquainted with your ship as the excitement builds for everything that’s about to come.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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  • Lunch
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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. 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 and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.


This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. 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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Ornate castle surrounded by gardens, Germany

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 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 Rüdesheim and 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.


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™ - 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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Aerial view over the city skyline of Bamberg, Germany

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. 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

Explore Regensburg’s atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre or perhaps get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial.


Select your inclusion today.

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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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Roam Dürnstein’s cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.


Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. It’s then onto more remarkable scenery as you cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein, where you’ll choose your sightseeing.

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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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People enjoying Vienna City palace concert

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 in Budapest, enjoy a glass of sparkling at Budapest’s Royal Waiting Room – a rather fitting way to end this opulent journey. Later, return to your ship. Operates on all departures between April and September.


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

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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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Transfer to the airport.

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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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Luxury In The Heart Of Paris

The Hotel du Collectionneur Paris is just minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

Single plate of salmon and salad with lemon sauce

Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.

Virtual Tour

The red train to Amsterdam was good and our boarding onto the ship was very smooth. The ship was lovely and our cabin had everything needed. I don't think anything was overlooked.