Follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria, embark on an imperial train journey, then tour Gödöllő Palace.
Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.
Princess Heide von Hohenzollern opens the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy a cocktail reception in the ballroom.
Designed Exclusively for APT guests
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Welcome to the grand city of Prague. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome reception.
Stay: Three Nights, Alcron Hotel Prague
The capital of the Czech Republic lures you with its millennia-long history. Begin your guided discovery at Prague Castle, where you’ll pause to take in views of the city. Take a leisurely stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square, where you’ll see the 600-year-old Astronomical Clock. Tonight’s dinner is at the award-winning art deco-style La Rotonde restaurant.Daily :
Descendants of the Czech Republic’s oldest aristocratic family welcome you to their 18th-century baroque home, Chateau Jemniště. Explore the estate and enjoy a special lunch then watch on in awe as birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display.
Today is set aside for your special experience, and the evening is then yours to relax or further explore.Daily :
Travel to Velké Bílovice for a light lunch in a Czech wine cellar. Continue to Budapest and board your luxury river ship. After dinner set off on a magical twilight cruise along the Danube River.
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.
Today set off on a guided tour of Budapest and enjoy your Signature Experience before cruising on to Vienna.Daily :
Take in Vienna’s Ringstrasse, plus enjoy a visit 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 :
Travel to the Belgian town of Ghent, one of the best-kept secrets in Europe. Here, board a cruise to explore its maze of canals, then enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Paris.
Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de TriompheDaily :
Indulge in lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, created by renowned chef Alain Ducasse. Afterwards, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles.
A local expert will take you on a discovery of the world’s most romantic city. See the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and of course, the Eiffel Tower.Daily :
Perhaps follow a trail of Paris’ fine food during a culinary walk. Alternatively, hop in a special 2CV vintage car and cruise around Paris’ famed icons, or soak up the Parisian atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacre-Cœur Basilica.
It might be difficult to choose your preferred experience today, but you can never make a bad choice when it comes to Paris. Tonight, enjoy a fabulous cabaret extravaganza at the Lido de Paris. You’ll be entertained by the Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys as they take you on a glittering journey filled with incredible set designs and dynamic dancing.Daily :
Transfer to the airport.Daily :
The Hotel du Collectionneur Paris is just minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.
The Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel combines 1930s Art Deco style with modern luxury, located near the iconic Charles Bridge.
Both my husband and I had the most marvellous holiday. The service of all onboard staff was superb and we are reliving our trip daily in our memories and photos taken whilst away.