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Luxury

Festive Christmas Markets with Magnificent Europe

22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCRBAX22
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 18 destinations
  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship with the services of an expert APT Cruise Director 
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions
  • Luxury dining – a total of 54 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities
  • Visit a Nutcracker toy workshop

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2021-23  EUMCRBAX22
Berlin to Amsterdam

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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Your journey begins with a transfer to your hotel, where you will get to know everyone at a welcome reception later this evening.

Stay: Three Nights, The Regent Berlin

Explore Berlin on a guided exploration. This afternoon, wander through the Christmas markets. Come together for a relaxed welcome dinner this evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
White Christmas market tents adorned with lights all lined up

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit the one-of-a-kind small streets and renovated courtyards of the artist district, which was once the centre of Jewish life in Berlin, or visit Sammlung Boros, a former military bunker that has transformed into a museum.


Journey to Potsdam, once the residence of Prussian kings. Here, you’ll enjoy a discovery of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, Sanssouci. Return to Berlin and choose how you’d like to explore. The evening is yours at leisure.

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  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Travel to Meissen and visit Albrechtsburg Castle, which rises majestically above the Elbe River Valley. Built in 1471, it is considered Germany’s oldest castle. Alternatively, visit the world-famous Meissen Porcelain Factory, showcasing its heritage of fine porcelain art.


En route to Dresden, stop at Meissen where you will set out on your preferred experience. Continue to Dresden.

Stay: Dresden, Taschenbergpalais Kempinski

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit an enchanting Nutcracker workshop and perhaps try your hand at making their famous wooden Christmas toys.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit the Volkswagen factory, or take some time to browse Germany’s oldest Christmas market, Striezelmarkt.


Join your chosen activity then enjoy a special Signature Experience. Enjoy free time in town and maybe visit the Christmas Museum. Later, arrive in Prague, the charming capital of the Czech Republic.

Stay: Three Nights, Alcron Hotel Prague

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Take a guided discovery of Prague and visit its charming Old Town, spending time wandering its cobblestone streets as well as Charles Bridge. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the award-winning La Rotonde.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a day out at Chateau Jemniste. Explore the estate on a private guided tour, enjoy lunch then watch on in awe as birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display.


Today is set aside for a memorable experience just outside of the city.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Travel to historic Velke Bilovice, then continue to Budapest and board your river ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Start the day with a guided discovery of Budapest and delve into its most fascinating sights. You’ll also have the chance to get into the festive spirit with a visit to the city’s charming Christmas markets.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Hungary

Take in Vienna’s Ringstrasse, plus enjoy a visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral. Afterwards, wander through the Christmas markets and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two. As the scent of mulled wine and gingerbread fills the wintry air, you’ll come to realise that the festive season in Europe is nothing short of magical.

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  • Breakfast
  • 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 visit the 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens, including the traditional Christmas market in the Parade Court. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava


Spend this morning on your preferred activity and this evening on a Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy free time to explore Durnstein, before sailing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. Here, visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey, one of the finest Baroque buildings in the world.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Head to Salzburg to visit some of the sites featured in The Sound of Music. After your tour you will have free time for lunch, which you may choose to spend sampling the Christmas fare at the Salzburg Market. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Český Krumlov awaits. During your free time, perhaps try traditional Christmas cookies, mulled wine or just enjoy the Christmas atmosphere of this medieval beauty.


Celebrate a magical Christmas Day as you choose how you’d like to spend the day with a selection of experiences available. Later, enjoy a traditional Christmas feast on board your ship with all the trimmings.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Discover Regensburg today.  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. During free time, perhaps visit the Christmas Market.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Set out on a guided exploration to discover Nuremberg’s history, with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Afterwards, enjoy free time at the Market Square, home to one of Germany’s oldest and most famous Christmas markets, the Christkindlmarkt.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View overlooking a crowded christmas market at night, Germany

On arrival into Bamberg, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything this World Heritage-listed city has to offer. During your free time you may wish to peruse the Christmas Market in Maximiliansplatz. Otherwise, take it easy and relax on board.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Embark on a tour of Wurzburg Residence. Perhaps journey to Rothenburg. Or meet the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, where a home-baked morning tea is on the menu.


Choose from three exciting activities today. This afternoon, perhaps spend your free time enjoying the picturesque Christmas Market in Wurzburg's Old Town.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On a visit to Namedy Castle, go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Enjoy a gondola ride or a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.


Dock in Rudesheim, where you’ll choose your activity, followed by free time to enjoy the festive atmosphere or perhaps sample a local Rudesheimer coffee in a cosy cafe. Later, enjoy a special Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Castle Schloss Paffendorf for guided tour and morning tea.


On this New Year’s Day, enjoy a Signature Experience. The afternoon will be spent sailing onwards to The Netherlands.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans. Otherwise, stay on board and relax and unwind.


Arrive into Amsterdam and set out on your chosen activity. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Snow covered street along a canal in Amsterdam

Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

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