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These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options
Arrive before 1.30pm, where we’ll meet you on arrival. An afternoon orientation discovery is on the cards, followed by a welcome reception.
Stay: Zurich Marriott Hotel
You will be well looked after throughout your journey with our special baggage transfer service, which means we’ll take care of the heavy lifting as your bags are chauffeured from one hotel to the next. Journey to Lucerne and set out on a walking exploration of the city.
Stay: Two Nights, Lucerne, Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern or similarDaily :
Cruise Lake Lucerne, then ride the world’s steepest cogwheel train to Mt Pilatus, where you will pause to capture breathtaking views from the top of the mountain. The views don’t stop as you descend by a scenic gondola.Daily :
Embark on an exciting rail journey through the Gotthard Base Tunnel to Lugano.
Stay: Two Nights, Lugano, Hotel Swiss DiamondDaily :
Soak up the pleasant year-round climate in this holiday resort town. Cruise the peaceful waters of Lake Lugano, then it’s time to ascend the peak of Monte Bre, which rewards you with sensational views over Lugano. The evening has been kept free for you to explore at your own pace.Daily :
Cross the border into Italy’s Tirano by coach, where you’ll pause for a little discovery before boarding your first-class rail journey aboard the Bernina Express. Take in the panoramic views as you travel to St Moritz.
Stay: St Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains or similarDaily :
Another day brings another incredible rail adventure. Board the Glacier Express to experience a first-class rail journey from the Bernina Range to the Matterhorn. During the ride, you’ll cross more than 200 bridges and countless tunnels as you traverse the Alps in style, before arriving in Zermatt.
Stay: Two Nights, Zermatt, Hotel Monte RosaDaily :
Later, you’ll meet a mountaineer, who will share with you their stories of their conquests and what life is like living in the mountains.
Take a ride on the Gornergrat Railway for the best views of the towering Matterhorn.Daily :
Along the way, disembark in the wine region of Spiez and gain an insight into the local industry with a very special wine tasting experience.
Farewell Zermatt as you board your train bound for Interlaken.
Stay: Two Nights, Interlaken, Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & SpaDaily :
Ascend to the peak of Harder Kulm, where you will enjoy a private dinner and take in sublime views of the Jungfrau as the sun sets.
Your rail journey today is an epic one, as you journey to the top of Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe. There’s nowhere better to feel like you’re on top of the world. Return to Interlaken, then tonight enjoy a special dining experience.Daily :
Board your scenic glass-dome first-class journey aboard the GoldenPass. First the train runs along the river Aare, then proceed past lush green valley farmland of the Simmen Valley, before climbing to the line’s highest point at 1,279 metres above sea level into the heartland of the Berner Oberland. Arrive in Montreux with time to relax before dinner.
Stay: Montreux, Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic in a guaranteed Lake View RoomDaily :
Set out on a brief orientation tour of Montreux then travel to Geneva. Later tonight, come together for a farewell dinner.
Stay: Fairmont Grand Hotel GenevaDaily :
Transfer to the airport where you’ll join an included flight to Amsterdam. Board your river ship docked in the heart of the city.
Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River ShipDaily :
Perhaps admire Amsterdam’s canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – known for its windmills and specialty produce. Or even sleep in and take the day as it comes.
Spend today on your chosen activity. Tonight, celebrate with a gala welcome dinner.Daily :
On a visit to Namedy Castle, go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.
This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. You might want to head up to the sun deck and take in the views as they pass by. Disembark in Andernach for your first Signature Experience. Later, head back on board and enjoy dinner as your ship sets sail for Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.Daily :
A gondola ride over the Rhine Valley will give you the best perspective of the town. For something a little more quirky, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum houses a collection of fine automated musical creations.
Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Dock in Rudesheim, where you’ll choose your activity.Daily :
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.Daily :
Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Wurzburg Residence. Or travel to the fairytale town of Rothenburg. Maybe get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.
Choose from three exciting activities today.Daily :
Relax on board as you sail to Bamberg. On arrival, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer.Daily :
Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a guided walk through the Schwarzach Valley.
This morning gives you the chance to choose your sightseeing activity. This afternoon, continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas.Daily :
In Regensburg, explore its atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre. With a history dating back to the Roman times, this incredible city was the first capital of Bavaria. Or, you might prefer to get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial. This neo-classical building sits above the Danube River and houses a hall of fame that honours notable politicians, artists, sovereigns and scientists from Germany’s past.
Discover Regensburg on your choice of activities today.Daily :
From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sites featured in The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Cesky Krumlov awaits. Either way, re-board your ship in Austria’s Linz. Alternatively, explore the town of Passau, followed by a relaxing day on board cruising to Linz.
How you spend today is up to you with a number of options on offer.Daily :
Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Durnstein.
Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, it’s up to you how you get to the next port of call.Daily :
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.
Perhaps take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral. The 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens are another option. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery.
Arrive in Vienna and set out on the activity of your choice.Daily :
In Esztergom, set out on a guided tour to discover this picturesque town and its historic buildings. Then, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire as you board the Grand Empress steam train, bound for Budapest. See inside some of the ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s and be treated like royalty as you savour lunch on board. On arrival at Budapest Railway Station, see the Royal Waiting Room – a rather fitting way to end this opulent journey. Later, return to your ship. Operates on all departures between April and September.
Soak up the views as you enjoy a relaxing morning sailing through Hungary.Daily :
Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, including Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore.Daily :
Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be transferred to the airport.Daily :
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.