Take in the Italian Riviera, passing seaside villages and colourful houses which climb up the rugged mountainside.
Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey, set in a prime location overlooking the Danube River.
Savour a traditional Tuscan lunch, sampling locally made olive oils, delicious antipasti and regional wines.
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Welcome to Rome, housing nearly 3,000 years of art, architecture and culture. Arrive before 12 noon and enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour, including special pre-reserved tickets to the Colosseum, so you can skip the queues. Tonight, savour a welcome dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, Rome, Hotel Bernini BristolDaily :
Today is all about soaking up Rome’s iconic sites on a guided exploration. Afterwards, take a guided tour of the Vatican. You’ll also see the frescoes that only Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel can offer.Daily :
Savour dinner at a local mozzarella farm near Sorrento.
Travel to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, then continue to Sorrento. This evening, we’ve prepared something special with a visit to a local mozzarella farm for a guided tour, which also is the perfect setting for dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, Hilton Sorrento Palace in an Ocean View RoomDaily :
Choose between a guided tour of Sorrento, or explore the stunning Amalfi Coast.
Cruise to the Isle of Capri and board a funicular train to the hilltop for stunning views. Afterwards, board a cruise to explore the colours of the Blue Grotto (subject to weather), a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue, the result of sunlight passing through an underwater cave. Later, select your Freedom of Choice experience.Daily :
Visit the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, then journey on to Perugia.
Stay: Perugia, Hotel Brufani PalaceDaily :
Live the Italian good life as you sit down to a Tuscan light lunch of locally-made olive oils, fresh antipasti and regional wines.
Explore the walled town of San Gimignano. Afterwards, indulge in a special Signature Experience. Continue to the birthplace of Renaissance, Florence, where you’ll have the evening at leisure to explore.
Stay: Two Nights, Florence, Sina Villa Medici Autograph CollectionDaily :
Experience Florence’s Central Market and be treated to your own private brunch. Sip a glass of prosecco as you meet the local artisans who have prepared hand-crafted delicacies just for you.
Explore the Galleria dell’Accademia and see Michelangelo’s Statue of David before setting out on a tour of Florence.Daily :
Stop in Pisa to see the Leaning Tower, then embrace the chic coastal vibe of Portofino. Arrive in Rapallo, complete with a 16th-century castle sitting high above the sea.
Stay: Two Nights, Rapallo, Excelsior Palace HotelDaily :
Today is entirely dedicated to exploring Italy’s Cinque Terre, consisting of five picture-perfect World Heritage-listed cliffside villages. Dating back to medieval times, the villages were constructed in such an intricate way, the steep terraced cliffs are incomparable in terms of their grandeur.Daily :
In Valpolicella, stop for a tour and a light lunch at Villa Serego Alighieri. Sample the rich, red Amarone wine that this historic vineyard is so highly renowned for producing.
In Valpolicella, enjoy a Signature Experience. Arrive in Venice and receive the movie star treatment as you are transferred by boat to your hotel.
Stay: Two Nights, Venice, San Clemente Palace KempinskiDaily :
Tour the icons of Venice, or perhaps embark on a culinary journey through the city.
Explore Venice our way with a selection of Freedom of choice activities. Later, it’s time for the quintessential Venetian experience as you take an enchanting gondola ride before having the evening to wander the canal-lined streets.Daily :
Travel via the emerald city of Ljubljana to Zagreb, where you will enjoy a guided tour and a Farewell Dinner.
Stay: Esplanade Zagreb HotelDaily :
Travel to Budapest, where you will be transferred to your river ship.
Stay: 14 Nights, A Concerto River ShipDaily :
On all departures between April and September, enjoy an exclusive welcome reception before boarding the Grand Empress steam train. Take in the scenery as you journey along the Danube River to Esztergom, enjoying lunch on board along the way. Afterwards, set out on a guided exploration of picturesque Esztergom, a royal seat from the late 10th to the mid-13th centuries.
Start the day with a guided tour of Budapest. Later, sail towards Vienna.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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. Otherwise, cruise to Passau and enjoy time to explore.
Choose from our selection of Freedom of Choice experiences today.Daily :
Explore Regensburg’s city centre or get active on a guided bike ride.
Choose your included sightseeing today.Daily :
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. Today, you will set off on the activity of your choice.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided walking tour. Afterwards, enjoy time at leisure to explore on your own.Daily :
Choose between a gondola ride or a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.
In Rüdesheim, choose your sightseeing. Later, cruise through the Rhine Valley to Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.Daily :
Visit Namedy Castle for a morning tea and piano recital in the ballroom.
Cruise to Andernach and enjoy your Signature Experience. The afternoon will be spent sailing onwards to The Netherlands.Daily :
Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans - known for its windmills and specialty produce.
Arrive in Amsterdam, your 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.Daily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
Embark on a visit to a stunning historic mansion and vineyard Valpolicella as you enjoy a light lunch.
Set in the heart of Florence, the Sina Villa Medici offers an oasis of verdant gardens and art galleries.
The Ama Verda was a beautiful ship. Our accommodation was great, the facilities on board were comfortable and easily met our needs...