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Luxury

Britain and Ireland In-Depth with Magnificent Europe

London to Budapest
35 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCUK35
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 32 destinations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 74 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship and 20 nights’ luxury land accommodation
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Be shown around Edinburgh Castle before opening hours
  • Enjoy dinner at Ballyseede Castle and explore Namedy Castle
  • Exclusive – Enjoy a City Palace concert in Vienna
  • Exclusive – Journey aboard the Grand Empress steam train

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2021 EUMCUK35
London to Budapest

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 London. We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer to your luxurious hotel. A welcome reception awaits this evening.

Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel

View across the river looking towards large city buildings at dusk with a pink sky, London

Travel to the picturesque Peak District National Park and visit Chatsworth House, which boasts an impressive art collection. Your journey then continues to York.

Stay: Two Nights, York, The Grand Hotel and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps visit York Minster, the biggest medieval cathedral in England. Or you can learn about the city’s Viking heritage at the Jorvik Viking Centre. Another option is to travel back in time for a spine tingling experience as you learn of Victorian tragedies and true accounts of York’s ghostly history.


Enjoy a walking exploration of York this morning. Afterwards, craft your day with a selection of Freedom of Choice activities.

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Journey through Northumberland National Park to Jedburgh, before arriving in Edinburgh.

Stay: Two Nights, Edinburgh, Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa or similar

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a guided discovery around Edinburgh Castle before it is open to the public.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Set out on a city discovery then perhaps explore the Royal Yacht Britannia as you embark the British royal family’s floating home. Alternatively, gain a behind-the-scenes look into the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


This morning, enjoy your Signature Experience at Edinburgh Castle. Afterwards, select your Freedom of Choice activity. On our August departure, you will also see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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  • Breakfast

Continue through the Highlands and visit a whisky distillery. Arrive in Inverness and enjoy an orientation exploration.

Stay: Inverness, Kingsmills Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
View across an old city with a barren hill in the distance, Scotland

Skirt the shores of Loch Ness and see Urquhart Castle. Later, admire Glencoe, then visit Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Stay: Two Nights, Loch Lomond, Cameron House in a Loch View Room

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps enjoy a guided walk around Loch Lomond or play a round of golf.


Today is yours to design with a selection of Freedom of Choice activities

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Journey to Belfast in Northern Island and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner is served at your hotel this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Belfast, The Merchant Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today will be spent discovering this incredible city in greater depth. Visit Titanic Belfast and learn about Belfast’s maritime heritage.

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Travel to Athlone, where you’ll stop for lunch before continuing to Clonmacnoise. This ancient monastic site was founded in the mid-6th century and is home to a cathedral, seven churches, and two round towers. Later, arrive in Galway.

Stay: Galway, The Galmont Hotel and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

At a local farm, learn about traditional Irish farming practices and enjoy a scone-making tutorial. Afterwards, arrive at your luxurious hotel, where you’ll savour dinner overlooking the world-famous Lakes of Killarney.

Stay: Two Nights, Killarney, The Europe Hotel & Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy dinner accompanied by a musical performance at Ballyseede Castle.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps enjoy horse riding or a pony and trap ride.


This morning, enjoy a Freedom of Choice activity. Later, follow the south shore of the Dingle Peninsula. Visit the town of Dingle then drive to the Gaelic-speaking region of Slea Head for exceptional views. This evening sit down to your Signature Experience.

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  • Dinner

Today, travel to Dublin. On arrival, head out to a local restaurant for dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Dublin, The Marker Hotel

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps enjoy a tour of Trinity College and see the Book of Kells, or visit the Guinness Storehouse, home of the dark stout since 1759.


A local expert will show you the best of the Irish capital today. As you discover Dublin’s Georgian architecture, you’ll see Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle, St Stephen’s Green and Temple Bar. You’ll also visit Epic, which covers the history of Irish emigration to other countries. Later this afternoon, select your Freedom of Choice activity. With a free evening, you might like to head out and explore Dublin’s dining scene.

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  • Breakfast

Board a ferry and cross the Irish Sea to Wales. Continue to Chester and set out on a guided exploration. Discover its Roman ruins and the medieval shopping arcades called the ‘Rows’. See the Eastgate Clock, housed within a turret above the ancient walls of Chester. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Stay: The Chester Grosvenor

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

En route to Bath, call in at Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Enjoy a discovery of the town, plus see Hall’s Croft and Shakespeare’s childhood home.

Stay: Two Nights, The Gainsborough Bath Spa

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  • Dinner

A well-being destination since Roman times, the city of Bath is famous for its elegant Georgian architecture. Wander through its quaint streets before a visit to the iconic Roman Baths, considered to be among the best-preserved Roman bathhouses in the world. The baths are sited here because of the thermal waters that bubble up at 46 degrees celsius. Later in Bristol, visit the SS Great Britain and hear the stories of its early years.

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Discover Stonehenge, where the site you will see today was completed about 3,500 years ago. Afterwards, continue to Hampshire for a traditional farewell afternoon tea at the grand Tylney Hall. Step back to an age of elegance at this Victorian era mansion while you savour tasty treats. Later, return to London. Here, 17-day (EUMCLB17) guests join the tour.

Stay: Two Nights, London, The May Fair Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps ride the London Eye for a bird’s-eye view of the city or enjoy a relaxing river cruise on the Thames.


The choice is yours when it comes to today’s sightseeing. Later, come together for this evening’s farewell dinner.

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  • Dinner

21-day (EULUK21) guests depart with a transfer to the airport. Otherwise, take a high-speed train to Amsterdam, then board your ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, A Concerto River Ship

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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. If you’re lucky enough to be on one of our spring departures, the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens are ready to greet you at every colourful turn.


Spend today on your chosen activity. Tonight, celebrate with a gala welcome dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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 Rüdesheim, where you’ll choose your activity.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Town set on the banks of a river, Germany

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Würzburg 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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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 Český 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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.


Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, it’s up to you how you get to the next port of call.

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  • Breakfast
  • 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 take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral. The 1,441-room Schönbrunn 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
People enjoying Vienna City palace concert

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.

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  • Lunch
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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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View of the Fishermans Bastion through an archway in Budapest, Hungary

Be transferred to the airport.

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As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family