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Magnificent Europe

18 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCRBP18
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Grand Empress Steam Train

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

Vienna's Musical Legacy

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

Namedy Castle Reception

Princess Heide von Hohenzollern opens the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy a cocktail reception in the ballroom.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 11 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 48 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • 3 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUMCRBP18 2020
Budapest to Paris

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

After your Budapest city tour, follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi) and embark on an imperial train journey. Enjoy a welcome reception at Budapest Station's Royal Waiting Room, then board your elegant steam train, which features carriages from the early 1900s. A traditional game lunch worthy of royalty is served, before disembarking for a guided tour of Gödöllő Palace, a favourite of Sisi. 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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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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View of house on the side of a river near a bridge, Germany

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

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.

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 Belgian town of Ghent, one of the best-kept secrets in Europe. Here, board a cruise to explore its maze of canals, then enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Paris.

Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

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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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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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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

No job was too much for the ship staff, and the smiling faces of the hospitality staff was a credit to them.