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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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 :
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 :
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.
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 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.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. 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 :
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 :
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.
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.
It’s time for the quintessential Venetian experience as you take in 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 :
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.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. Alternatively, relax on board for the entire day, then explore Passau.
Choose from our selection of Freedom of Choice experiences today.Daily :
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.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. 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.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 :
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.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 :
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.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...