Take in the Italian Riviera, passing seaside villages and colourful houses which climb up the rugged mountainside.
Enjoy your own private market and brunch at Florence's Central Market and meet the local artisans.
Savour a traditional Tuscan lunch, sampling locally made olive oils, delicious antipasti and regional wines.
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Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Arrive before midday and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour, including pre-reserved tickets to the Colosseum. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
Stay: Two Nights, Rome, Hotel Bernini BristolDaily :
Visit some of Rome’s iconic sites. Afterwards, take a guided tour of the Vatican. You'll also see Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.Daily :
This evening, visit a mozzarella farm for a guided tour and a delicious dinner.
Travel to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, then continue to Sorrento.
Stay: Two Nights, Hilton Sorrento PalaceDaily :
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 Blue Grotto (subject to weather).Daily :
Visit the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, then journey on to Perugia.
Stay: Perugia, Hotel Brufani PalaceDaily :
In San Gimignano, enjoy a Tuscan light lunch of locally made olive oils, delicious antipasti and regional wines.
Explore the walled town of San Gimignano. Continue to Florence.
Stay: Two Nights, Florence, Sina Villa Medici Autograph CollectionDaily :
Enjoy your own private market and brunch at Florence’s Central Market. Enjoy a glass of prosecco as you meet the local artisans who have prepared delicacies just for you.
Pay a visit to the wonderful Galleria dell'Accademia and see Michelangelo’s Statue of David. Afterwards, enjoy a guided tour of Florence.Daily :
Make a stop in Pisa to see the iconic Leaning Tower, then head to the chic coastal village of Portofino, before arriving in Rapallo.
Stay: Two Nights, Rapallo, Excelsior Palace HotelDaily :
Today is entirely dedicated to exploring Italy's most dramatic and beautiful scenery with a visit to the Cinque Terre, consisting of five picture-perfect World Heritage-listed cliffside villages.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.
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 iconic wonders of Venice, or perhaps embark on a culinary journey through this wondrous city.
After your chosen activity today, take in an enchanting gondola ride before indulging in a traditional Venetian meal for dinner.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 :
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.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, 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.
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.Daily :
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.
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.Daily :
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.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. 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.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...