Discover the best of the 'City of Light' as you explore the many iconic wonders of Paris on a guided tour.
Princess Heide von Hohenzollern will open the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy dinner in the Hall of Mirrors.
Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.
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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
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, Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur
Indulge in a sumptuous lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, owned by renowned chef Alain Ducasse.
Enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour of Paris. Afterwards, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles.Daily :
Perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a range of Paris’ fine food. Alternatively, tour Paris' icons in a special 2CV vintage car or soak up the Parisian atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacre-Cœur Basilica.
This evening, after your chosen activity, 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.Daily :
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 ship. After dinner on board, you may like to explore at your own pace.
Stay: 14 Nights, one of APT’s luxurious Concerto River ShipsDaily :
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. Or even sleep in and take the day as it comes. 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.
Spend today on your selected activity. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner on board with your fellow travellers.Daily :
Visit Namedy Castle. Go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.
Take a discovery through the city. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and you will visit the house where he was born, which is now a museum. Alternatively, set off on a bike to explore.
This morning, awake to a new country, a new city, with unlimited possibilities for what the day could bring. After your sightseeing in Bonn, you’ll then travel to Andernach for your first Signature Experience.Daily :
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 fine automated musical creations. Otherwise, a selection of fine Rhine Valley wines eagerly await your palate at an onboard 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. Your ship later docks at the town of Rüdesheim.Daily :
Perhaps enjoy a visit to a local winery, where you will enjoy learning about Rhine Valley wines, as well as sampling the region's delicious produce during a wine and cheese tasting. Alternatively, acquaint yourself with the German language during an interactive lesson on board your ship. Otherwise, hike through a picturesque forested area with views of the Franconian vineyards.
Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning. After the day’s activity, return to your ship for a delicious dinner.Daily :
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.
Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity.Daily :
This morning your ship will arrive in World Heritage-listed Bamberg, one 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.Daily :
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.
Choose your sightseeing in Nuremberg. Back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal.Daily :
In Regensburg, explore its World Heritage-listed city centre. Or put on your dancing shoes for a Bavarian dance class at a local beer haus. Maybe take a culinary walk and visit the Michelin-starred Storstad.
After your sightseeing inclusion, a student from the University of Regensburg will come aboard for a presentation.Daily :
Disembark in Passau and travel to Salzburg, where a city tour takes you to several sights from Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic film, The Sound of Music. Alternatively, embark on a full-day journey to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, renowned for its stunning 13th-century castle above the Vltava River, its old town square and quaint lanes teeming with ancient architecture. Both touring options will then conclude in Linz, where you will re-board your river ship. Otherwise, enjoy a walking tour of Passau, then cruise to Linz.
Select from a diverse range of sightseeing options today.Daily :
Join 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. During autumn departures, perhaps participate in some vineyard work at a local winery as part of the wine harvest season. Another option is a guided bike ride along the banks of the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein.
Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today. Disembark in Melk and select from a number of activities. Later, take the opportunity to roam -Dürnstein's cobblestone lanes at your leisure.Daily :
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.
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.
Arrive in Vienna, 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 St Stephen’s Cathedral.Daily :
This afternoon, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy a welcome reception at Budapest’s Royal Waiting Room, then board the Grand Empress steam train. You will see inside some ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s. Gödöllő Palace, Elisabeth of Bavaria’s favourite residence, is your destination. You will be shown through this monument of Hungarian aristocracy and architecture. Later, be treated like royalty with dinner served on your train, before returning to your ship. Operates on all departures between May and September.
Enjoy a relaxing morning sailing to Budapest. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience on May to September departures.Daily :
Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, followed by the afternoon at leisure to further explore. Finish the day in style with an illuminations cruise through the twinkling lights of Budapest.Daily :
Travel to Velké Bílovice and stop for a light lunch in a traditional wine cellar. Afterwards, continue to Prague, where you will have the evening to explore on your terms.
Stay: Three Nights, Alcron Hotel PragueDaily :
The capital of the Czech Republic lures you with its millennia-long history. Begin your guided discovery at Prague Castle, where you’ll pause to take in views of the city. Take a leisurely stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square, where you’ll see the 600-year-old Astronomical Clock. Tonight, dinner awaits at the award-winning art deco-style La Rotonde restaurant.Daily :
Descendants of the Czech Republic’s oldest aristocratic family welcome you to their 18th-century baroque home, Chateau Jemniště. Explore the estate and enjoy a special lunch then watch on in awe as birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display.
The day is dedicated to an exceptional experience just outside of the city.Daily :
After breakfast, travel to Dresden, the capital and royal residence for the Kings of Saxony. Once known as the ‘Florence of the North’, the city boasted cultural and artistic splendour before it was completely destroyed by the controversial Allied aerial bombing in World War II. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of East German socialist influence has considerably changed the face of the city. Enjoy a walking tour here, then continue your journey to Berlin.
Stay: Three Nights, The Regent BerlinDaily :
Embark on a fascinating tour of Berlin including a visit to the Checkpoint Charlie and Brandenburg Gate, as well as the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Enjoy an authentic dinner this evening in a local restaurant.Daily :
Perhaps visit Sammlung Boros, a former military bunker that has transformed into a museum that showcases the private Boros Collection of contemporary art. You’ll want to spend hours here with 3,000 square metres of exhibition space. Alternatively, delve into the Berlin’s thriving street art scene. Your local expert will offer a great insight into the unique city structure and sub cultures that influence artists today.
Today’s selection of activities offer a deeper discovery of Berlin. Afterwards, take an excursion to Potsdam, once the residence of Prussian kings. Here, you’ll enjoy a tour of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, Sanssouci. The largest World Heritage-listed site in Germany, the palace of Sanssouci is surrounded by extensive gardens and parklands, which are a delight to explore.Daily :
Transfer to the airport.Daily :
To complement your cruises, enjoy a total of three nights in Paris at the Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe.
The Alcron Hotel combines 1930s Art Deco style with modern luxury, located near the iconic Charles Bridge.
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.