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Luxury

Croatia & The Balkan Peninsula with Magnificent Europe and Paris

Dubrovnik to Paris
29 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCRC29
  • Classic Journey
  • Luxury River Cruise
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • 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

Discover Plitvice Lakes

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

Feast at a Local Farm

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 29 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 13 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 66 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your river ship*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • 14 nights luxury land accommodation

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUMCRC29 2019

Dubrovnik to Paris

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

ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Allow us to offer you a first-hand insight into the charmed world of imperial Europe

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

Arrive and enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Tour the main sights of Dubrovnik's Old Town and see its well-preserved baroque, Renaissance and gothic architecture. Alternatively, embark on a tour of the city's walls, which were completed in the 16th century.


Behind the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik awaits an unimaginable array of sights and sounds. For a unique view, set out on your chosen activity.

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to the Konavle Valley and enjoy 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.


Visit the Maritime Museum of Montenegro. Continue to your luxurious hotel, situated in an unrivalled waterfront position. Here, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Regent Porto Montenegro

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

Stay: Two Nights, Mostar, Marriott Hotel

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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
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

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


Travel to Split where a tour will take you to the Diocletian’s Palace, the Roman Square as well as Cardo and Decumanus streets.

Stay: Split, Hotel Park

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  • Dinner

Enjoy the town of Trogir, before arriving at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Perhaps sample the local suckling pig for dinner.

Stay: Plitvice, Hotel Jezero

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Discover the magic of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Tour the incredible turquoise lakes, before a relaxing cruise within the idyllic surrounds. Afterwards, continue to Ljubljana.

Stay: Two Nights, Ljubljana, Grand Hotel Union Executive

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Cruise down the Ljubljana River, accompanied by music and a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy views of the city.


Tour Ljubljana, including walking through the magnificent grounds of Ljubljana Castle.

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

En route to Zagreb, stop for a special lunch at Otočec Castle. Situated within unspoilt scenery on a tiny island in the middle of the sparkling emerald waters of the Krka River, the castle's setting will be sure to enchant you, along with its exquisite interiors.


Journey to the Julian Alps and visit the glacial Lake Bled and Bled Castle.

Stay: Two Nights, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel

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  • Lunch

Enjoy a guided city tour of Zagreb, known for its vibrant culture intertwined within its Austro-Hungarian architecture. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

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Arrive in Budapest, where your river ship awaits.

Stay: 14 Nights, A Concerto River Ship

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  • Dinner
ROYAL 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 April and September.


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

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This afternoon, arrive in Vienna, Austria’s capital, home to striking architecture, a rich classical musical 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.

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  • Dinner
ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, your superb Royal Signature Experience awaits at the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna. Attend an exclusive cocktail reception and a private concert featuring members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir, a full orchestra performing classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss and an operatic recital. This will be an unforgettable evening you will treasure forever.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps tour Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family. Wander through its lush, manicured gardens and marvel at sculptures representing deities and virtues. Alternatively, visit Slovakia's Bratislava, or perhaps enjoy a round of golf.


Embrace the chance to personalise your time here in Vienna thanks to a choice of activities. In the evening, an exclusive experience takes place.

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  • Lunch
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Roam Dürnstein’s cobblestone lanes at your leisure and perhaps view the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, was -imprisoned in 1192. Alternatively, choose to ride a bike along the banks of the Danube River from Dürnstein to Melk. Later, disembark your river ship in Melk for a guided tour of Melk Abbey, or join a local guide for a tour of the town. During autumn departures, perhaps participate in some vineyard work at a charming local winery as part of the wine harvest season.


Your ship arrives at Dürnstein, then later continues cruising to Melk. Enjoy a selection of activities in both locations.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Disembark in Linz 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. Discover its stunning 13th-century castle above the Vltava River, its old town square and quaint lanes teeming with ancient architecture.


From Linz, a number of activities are on offer today. Both touring options will then conclude in Passau, where you will re-board your river ship. Otherwise, remain on board and cruise to Passau, where you will enjoy a walking tour.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

On a guided walking tour taking in the city’s highlights, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall and the World Heritage-listed city centre. Or, learn the schuhplattler during a fun Bavarian dance lesson at a local beer haus. Another option is a gourmet walking tour, where you will discover culinary secrets of past centuries. Then, gain an insight into the art of haute cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Storstad, where you will enjoy a presentation and the chance to sample a variety of delights. Or perhaps hear an informative talk on board from a student of the University of Regensburg.


Tailor your holiday with a selection of sightseeing choices today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

A historic city tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds, the site of Hitler’s now infamous rallies held annually from 1927 to 1938. Discover medieval architecture, including the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, 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.

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This morning your ship will arrive in the fascinating World Heritage-listed city of Bamberg, another of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II. Explore the Old Town with a local expert to discover a range of historic churches and buildings, including the town hall on the River Regnitz.

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

The immense architectural beauty of Würzburg is on show today as you walk to the Würzburg Residence, an 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Inside, marvel at intricate tapestries, gilded stucco work and ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. If you prefer, take a journey along the Romantic Road to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you’ll stop for a tour. Otherwise, visit a family-owned farm, where you'll tour the property before sitting down to morning tea as you learn about local farming life.


Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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 spectacular 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, where you may select an experience.

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ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, you will be treated to a special event as you arrive in the 2,000-year-old town of Andernach. Here, you will enjoy an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle, home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern, who has kindly opened the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy time to wander about the castle and grounds at your leisure, then savour dinner in the ballroom, accompanied by a special classical piano recital.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Rüdesheim, perhaps tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Alternatively, board a scenic gondola for exceptional views over the Rhine Valley, or perhaps sample wines from the region during an onboard tasting.


Dock in Rüdesheim and set out on your chosen activity. Later, your ship’s Sun Deck offers the perfect vantage point from which to view the scenery of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise the Rhine’s most beautiful stretch. Onwards, at Andernach, disembark for an exclusive experience.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a walking tour of the town, taking in beautiful sites such as the ancient Roman wall while enjoying local beers and snacks along the way. Alternatively, perhaps embark on a guided bike ride through the city.


Arrive in the Gothic city of Cologne, centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. Here, choose from a number of experiences on offer.

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  • Breakfast
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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps admire Amsterdam's canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Or visit Zaanse Schans, a lovely village famous for its wooden windmills, traditional Dutch houses and specialty produce. Enjoy some time to explore and a tasting of the region’s renowned cheeses. Alternatively, relax on board while a local baker will conduct a stroopwafel demonstration. Otherwise, on select spring departures, take the opportunity to visit Keukenhof Gardens.


Today, sail into the beautiful Dutch capital, Amsterdam, and join your chosen experience. In the evening, come together for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

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Disembark your ship for the final time. Travel by coach through Belgium. Arrive in Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city’s canals, before arriving in Paris.

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

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Indulge in a sumptuous lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, a contemporary French cafe owned by renowned chef, Alain Ducasse. Dine within this exquisite setting, offering reminders of the Sun King’s glory.


A local expert will take you on a tour through the beautiful city of Paris today. See the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, plus see the iconic Eiffel Tower. Afterwards, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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 beautiful Sacre-Cœur Basilica.


Today, explore Paris your way with a choice of sightseeing. In the evening, enjoy a meal and a memorable show at the Moulin Rouge. Delight in this iconic Parisian cabaret, captured in the famous paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec.

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  • Dinner

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Incredible Cuisine

Savour the finest dining in amazing venues throughout your journey

A Paris City Stay

To complement your cruises, enjoy a total of three nights in Paris at the Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

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

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home