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Luxury

Magnificent Europe

18 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCRBL18
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Tower of London Exclusive

Visit the Tower of London before it is open to the public, including a viewing of the Crown Jewels.

Grand Empress Steam Train

Follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria, embark on an imperial train journey, then tour Gödöllő Palace.

Afternoon tea at the Bentley

During afternoon tea, meet with the former head butler of Burghley House who will explain the history of this tradition.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 11 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 45 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT Cruise and Tour Directors
  • 3 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUMCRBL18 2020
Budapest to London

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

We’ll meet you on arrival and take you to your ship. Start your first night in style with an illuminations cruise framed by the twinkling lights of Budapest’s famed monuments.

Stay: 14 Nights, one of APT’s luxurious Concerto River Ships

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to Budapest Station’s Royal Waiting Room, where you will follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy an exclusive welcome reception before boarding the Grand Empress steam train. On board, you’ll be treated like royalty, with a game lunch served. 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. Operates on all departures between May and September.


Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest before your Signature Experience. Re-board your ship and sail to Vienna.

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Take in Vienna’s Ringstrasse, plus enjoy a visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, at the regal City Palace in the heart of Vienna, we are putting on an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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 a ride a bike to Klosterneuburg Monastery.


Another day in this beautiful city presents new options.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey, otherwise a local expert is on hand to show you around town.


Perhaps roam Dürnstein’s cobblestone lanes at your leisure or take a bike tour along the river to Melk. Whether you’re on a bike or on the ship, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Wachau Valley on the way to Melk, where you’ll select your preferred activity.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

From Linz, head to Salzburg to visit some of the incredible sights featured in Roger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Or set off on into the Czech Republic, where Český Krumlov awaits. Either way, you will re-board your ship in the German town of Passau. Alternatively, relax on board for the entire day, then explore Passau.


Choose from our selection of Freedom of Choice experiences today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


Return to your ship after the morning’s activity. A student from the University of Regensburg will come aboard for a presentation.

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Arch bridge, waterfront buildings and cathedral in the background

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps embark on a journey through Nuremberg’s history, or keep fit with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.


Continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. This amazing city features a grand medieval castle, Gothic churches and poignant World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds. Today, you will set off on the activity of your choice. You will be rewarded with freshly baked gingerbread on your return.

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On arrival into Bamberg, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer. Otherwise, take it easy and relax on board.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Seize the day with a walk to the 18th-century palace, Würzburg Residence. Perhaps journey along Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg. Or meet the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, where a home-cooked morning tea is on the menu.


The day unfolds as you please, thanks to a choice of activities.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Pick up the pace and hike through a forested area overlooking spectacular 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.


Relax on board as you cruise into Miltenberg. Here, you’re free to do as you please or embark on a Freedom of Choice experience.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later in Andernach, go beyond the gates of Namedy Castle for an exclusive wander through the grounds, followed by a cocktail reception and a piano recital in the ballroom.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

A gondola ride over the Rhine Valley is a great way to give you a perspective of the town. If you’re up for something a little more quirky, discover Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Otherwise, a fine selection of Rhine Valley wines eagerly await your palate at an onboard tasting.


A little further up the Rhine, your ship is docked at Rüdesheim. Set out on one of three experiences here. Afterwards, cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a discovery through Cologne’s historic city centre and sample local German beers and snacks along the way. Or set off on a bike ride to explore Cologne’s historic sights.


Spend today in Cologne, enjoying a Freedom of Choice experience.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans - known for its windmills and specialty produce. If you’re lucky to be on one of our spring departures, the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens are ready to greet you at every turn. Otherwise, stay on board and relax and unwind.


Welcome to Amsterdam, our final port of call. Set out on your selected experience. Tonight, celebrate the days that have just gone by with the captain’s farewell dinner.

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Travel to the airport for your included flight to London.

Stay: Three Nights, The May Fair London

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This morning, you’ll experience an exclusive visit to the Tower of London before it is open to the public, including private viewing of the Crown Jewels.


Following the morning’s exclusive experience, visit Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral. Enjoy free time before a Welcome Dinner at a traditional English pub this evening.

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View across the river looking towards large city buildings at dusk with a pink sky, London

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit the Bentley Hotel for a lavish afternoon tea in a private room decorated with silk walls, hand painted gold leaf, and crystal chandeliers. Here, you’ll meet with the former head butler of Burghley House, who will explain the history and etiquette of afternoon tea.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps ride the London Eye or take a river cruise on the Thames.


This morning, choose from a range of included sightseeing options. Later, say goodbye to your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner at a traditional English pub this evening.

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Be transferred 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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London Luxury

Conrad London St James sits on the doorstep of Westminster, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, and offers a chic design.

Double bed and 2 arm chairs in the stateroom

Cruise in Luxury

No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.

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