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Luxury

Magical Christmas Markets with Magnificent Europe

23 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCRX23
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 23 destinations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 55 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • Nine nights luxury land accommodation
  • 14 night luxury river cruise
  • Enjoy traditional cuisine and local entertainment in the Black Forest region
  • Exclusive – Visit Vienna’s City Palace for a cocktail party and private classical concert
  • Go beyond the gates to explore Namedy Castle and enjoy morning tea

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2021 EUMCRX23
Frankfurt to Amsterdam

Reverse Trip

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Welcome to Frankfurt, where your Magical Christmas adventure will begin. We will meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome reception this evening.

Stay: Frankfurt, Hotel Frankfurter Hof Steigenberger

Signature Experience

This evening, get ready for a night of festivities with authentic cuisine and local entertainment, guaranteed to have you dancing in no time.


Travel to Stuttgart and visit the Mercedes-Benz Car Museum, a unique building that showcases contemporary German architecture at its finest. Afterwards, enjoy some time to browse the Christmas markets. Afterwards, travel into the Black Forest region.

Stay: Two Nights, Black Forest, Hotel Traube Tonbach

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Gourmet lovers will rejoice in a cooking class to learn the secrets of Bavarian cuisine. Alternatively, perhaps sample some of the region’s beers at a local brewery, or continue making fairytale moments with an old-fashioned horse and carriage ride through this stunning region.


Today in the Black Forest, select your preferred activity.

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It’s time to make some more fairytales come true with a visit to Hohenzollern Castle, a grand 11th-century fortress set atop Mount Hohenzollern in a dramatic fashion. Later, arrive in the Bavarian capital of Munich and enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, Munich, Hotel Sofitel Bayerpost

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  • Dinner
Sunlight twinkling through the tree branches as the haze covers the forest in the valley below

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

A guide will lead you on a culinary tour, providing a delicious way to familiarise yourself with the local fare. Another option is to discover the BMW Museum and see its themed exhibits.


Set off on a guided discovery of Munich, followed by some time to browse the numerous stalls of the festive markets to find that special gift in time for Christmas. Afterwards, select your preferred sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast

Travel to Oberammergau, renowned for its once-in-a-decade Passion Play, telling the story of Jesus of Nazareth. Then continue on to Ettal and visit Linderhof Palace and Park. Later, arrive in Kitzbühel, founded in the 16th century as a silver and copper mining town. Today, it is considered one of Europe’s most appealing ski resorts, offering sublime vistas of the Austrian Alps. Enjoy dinner tonight in your hotel.

Stay: Kitzbühel, Hotel Zur Tenne or Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol Jochberg

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you’ll visit the Silent Night Museum in Obendorf, a museum dedicated to the world-famous Christmas song. You’ll then travel to the fairytale city of Salzburg. See the famous sights of Salzburg, including the birthplace of Mozart and the charming Residenzplatz in the Old Town. Europe’s Christmas markets are a magical experience. The tempting aroma of hot spiced wine fills the air, and fairy lights twinkle in the town squares. You’ll have free time to wander the markets and perhaps sample some tasty local treats such as gingerbread, then wash it all down with a cup of hot glühwein.

Stay: Two Nights, Sheraton Grand Salzburg

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  • Breakfast
Trees line the banks of the river wending it's way thorough the town of Salzburg, Austria

Take a scenic drive to Mondsee through the picturesque Austrian Lake District. Upon arrival, see St Michael’s Church, the film setting for Maria and Georg von Trapp’s wedding in The Sound of Music. This evening, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.

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  • Dinner

Bid farewell to Salzburg as you travel to Budapest. Here, board your luxurious floating home for the next 15 days. Unpack, relax and get acquainted with your ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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  • Dinner

Start the day with a tour of Budapest including free time to explore the Christmas Markets, before setting sail for Vienna.

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Enjoy a relaxing morning on board your river ship. This afternoon, take in Vienna’s Ringstrasse, plus enjoy a visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral and the charming Christmas Markets at City Hall.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After dinner, head to the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where we have arranged an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you. A full orchestra will perform classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. You will also be enchanted by an operatic recital and a performance by some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps pay a visit to the opulent Schönbrunn Palace, with its 1,441 rooms and perfectly manicured gardens. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, a beautiful 12th-century Augustinian monastery.


After your chosen activity this morning, we have arranged a special Signature Experience.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View of City Palace Concert, Austria

Explore the beautiful town of Dürnstein before cruising through the Wachau Valley to Melk for a tour of Melk Abbey.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Head to Salzburg to visit some of the sites featured in The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Český Krumlov awaits. Both options conclude in Passau. Otherwise, cruise to Passau and enjoy time to explore at your leisure.


How your day unfolds is up to you with a number of activities on offer.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

In Regensburg, explore its atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre or perhaps get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial.


Once again, enjoy the chance to personalise your day.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites, then visit the Christmas Market. Or keep fit with a guided walk through the Schwarzach Valley.


Set out on your preferred activity.

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On arrival into Bamberg, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything this World Heritage-listed city has to offer. Otherwise, take it easy and relax on board.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Embark on a walk to Würzburg Residence. Perhaps travel to the fairytale town of Rothenburg. Or meet the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, where a home-baked morning tea is on the menu.


Choose one of three touring options today.

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Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided exploration. Wander through cobblestone streets and admire the town’s enchanting half-timbered houses before time at leisure to explore on your own.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Take gondola ride or a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.


In Rüdesheim, choose between two experiences. Later, cruise through the Rhine Valley to Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Namedy Castle for a morning tea and piano recital in the ballroom.


Cruise to Andernach for a Signature Experience. The afternoon will be spent sailing onwards to The Netherlands.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans. Otherwise, stay on board and relax and unwind.


Arrive into Amsterdam and set out on your chosen activity. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be transferred to the airport.

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Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible