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Luxury

Croatia and Balkan Peninsula with Magnificent Europe

Dubrovnik to Amsterdam
26 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCRC26
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Cruise the Ljubljana River

Cruise down the picturesque curving Ljubljana River with a glass of sparkling wine and enchanting music.

Feast at a Local Farm

Enjoy lunch at a local farm near Dubrokvnik that has been family-owned for over 400 years.

Discover Plitvice Lakes

Immerse yourself in World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park during and incredible guided tour.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 29 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 13 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 61 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUMCRC26 2020
Dubrovnik to Amsterdam

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Welcome to the walled city of Dubrovnik. We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception.

Stay: Two Nights, Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to the Konavle Valley and enjoy a welcome lunch at a family-owned farm. Meet the family that have lived in the region for more than 400 years, and learn about daily life on the farm.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps spend the day exploring the major sights of the Old Town and see its well-preserved baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture. Or you may prefer to embark on a tour of the city’s walls, completed in the 16th century.


Today you have a choice as to how you would like to experience Dubrovnik. Then enjoy your Signature Experience in the Konavle Valley. The evening is free for you to check out the local dining scene independently.

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  • Breakfast
View from cliff tops looking towards a seaside town, Croatia

Visit the Maritime Museum of Montenegro, then continue to your luxurious hotel, situated in an unrivalled waterfront position at Porto Montenegro’s super-yacht haven. Here, you’ll have some time to soak up the atmosphere or head out and explore before dinner tonight.

Stay: Regent Porto Montenegro

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  • Dinner

Travel to Mostar and learn about the city’s history on a tour. Here, delight in seeing Stari Most (Old Bridge), originally built between 1557 and 1566.

Stay: Two Nights, Mostar Marriott Hotel or Hotel Mepas

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Sarajevo was nearly destroyed during the war of the 1990s. A local expert who lived through the war will show you the poignant sights, including the Sarajevo War Tunnel. You'll also see Sarajevo's old town, including the Baščaršija, the city's old bazaar and historic city centre dating back to the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the town. An array of diverse architecture is also on display at the Gazi Husref Bey's mosque complex.

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  • Breakfast

On your way to Split, stop to visit a traditional mill to sample some of the local produce, followed by lunch in this exquisite setting. Afterwards in Split, you will have some time at leisure to explore on your own.

Stay: Two nights, Split, Hotel Park

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose to dine at your hotel or at a local restaurant, the Adriatic Graso, which overlooks the ACI marina.


Embark on a guided discovery that takes you to the Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman Square as well as Cardo and Decumanus streets.

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  • Dinner

Explore what appears to be endless waterfalls and gorges that rush into turquoise pools of Krka National Park. The park extends 73km along the Krka River, running from the Adriatic all the way to the Croatian inland mountains. Later, arrive at Plitvice and perhaps try the local suckling pig for dinner.

Stay: Plitvice, Hotel Jezero

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Aerial view over Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Discover the magic of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Tour the incredible turquoise lakes, before a relaxing cruise within the idyllic surrounds. Afterwards, call in at the tiny village of Rastoke, known for its well-preserved mills, before arriving in Zagreb.

Stay: Three Nights, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

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  • Dinner

Enjoy a guided city discovery of Zagreb, known for its vibrant culture intertwined within its Austro-Hungarian architecture. Tonight, you may like to try the local dining scene for dinner, or relax and unwind at your hotel.

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Since you are visiting the Plešivica Wine Road, we couldn’t let you leave without a visit to one of the best local vineyards for a tasting, and also the perfect setting for lunch.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Arrive in the town of Jastrebarsko, where you will have the choice of a bike ride or a gentle walk through the region’s verdant hills and valleys.


Start your day with a drive along the Plešivica Wine Road with about 40 different wineries found along the trail. During your exploration, you will call into a local workshop, as well as a natural local water source. Back in Zagreb, enjoy a farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Budapest to board your river ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, A Concerto River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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.


Start the day with a guided tour of Budapest. Later, sail towards Vienna.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Lunch
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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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Dinner

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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Incredible Cuisine

Savour the finest dining in amazing venues throughout your journey.

Luxurious accommodation

No matter which destination, you will stay in luxurious accommodation throughout your journey.

Delve deeper into Europe

With an average group size of 30 on your land journey you can be sure you'll enjoy an immersive experience of Europe.

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