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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

Trip Highlights

Ballyseede Castle evening

Be treated to a private dinner at Ireland's enchanting Ballyseede Castle, accompanied by a superb musical performance.

Tower of London Exclusive

Visit the Tower of London before it is open to the public, including a viewing of the Crown Jewels.

Edinburgh Castle Private Tour

See the majestic Edingburgh Castle in a whole new light with an exclusive private tour before it's open to the public.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 38 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions in 18 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 75 meals.
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • 20 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUMCUK35 2020
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™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Welcome to London. We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer to your luxurious hotel. Tonight, we have arranged a welcome reception at your hotel, which provides a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers and expert APT tour director.

Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel

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

Steeped in history, call in at Oxford, one of the world's most famous university cities before continuing to Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of the town, and see Hall’s Croft and Shakespeare’s childhood home. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at your boutique hotel.

Stay: Stratford-upon-Avon, The Arden Hotel

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Travel to the Peak District National Park and visit Chatsworth House, a magnificent home that boasts an impressive art collection. This estate has featured in many films, including the acclaimed Pride and Prejudice. Your journey then continues to York.

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

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

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  • Breakfast

Set out across the English countryside to Edinburgh. Continue through Northumberland National Park to Jedburgh, before crossing the Scottish border to arrive in Edinburgh. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, Edinburgh, G and V Royal Mile Hotel

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today you’ll be shown around Edinburgh Castle before it is open to the public, followed by a city discovery.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


After a city tour, you’ll enjoy your selected activity. On select departures, you will also see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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

Continue through the Highlands and visit one of the most awarded whiskey distilleries in the world, Glenfiddich. During your tour, enjoy a tasting. Arrive in Inverness and enjoy an orientation tour.

Stay: Inverness, Kingsmills Hotel

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  • Dinner

Take a scenic drive along the shores of Loch Ness and see Urquhart Castle along the way. Later, admire Glencoe, considered one of the most beautiful glens in Scotland and the site of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. Afterwards, visit Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park - Scotland’s first national park.Settle in to Cameron House, a five-star Scottish baronial mansion perfectly positioned on the banks of Loch Lomond, before enjoying dinner at your hotel.

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

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy a guided walk through Loch Lomond. Maybe take a cruise on the loch or play a round of golf. Alternatively, indulge in a soothing spa experience.


Choose from three experiences today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a cruise on Windermere or a stroll through the quaint villages.


Explore the beautiful scenery on your preferred activity.

Stay: Lake District, Laura Ashley, The Belsfield Hotel

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View of mountains behind lake, Scotland

Continue to Chester and on arrival, join a walking tour. See 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.

Stay: The Chester Grosvenor

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Go traditional at an Irish pub with a pint of Guinness and live music, or dine at your hotel.


Enjoy a stop in Conwy, a town that is teeming with rich history. In the heart lies its 13th-century castle within the medieval town. Admire the liush surrounding Welsh countryside before taking the ferry across the Irish Sea to Dublin. This evening you will have choice of dining.

Stay: Two Nights, Marker Hotel Dublin

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a tour of Trinity College and see the Book of Kells. Otherwise, you may wish to visit the Guinness Storehouse, home of the dark stout since 1759. Or experience the funnier side of Irish culture at a fast-paced comedy show.


Your local expert will show you the best of the Irish capital. As you explore Dublin’s Georgian architecture, you’ll see Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle, St Stephen’s Green and Temple Bar. Then, see a different side to Ireland with a visit to the Kilmainham Gaol Museum, where leaders of the rebellions were detained and executed. Later this afternoon, choose your activity.

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  • Breakfast

Cross over Sally's Gap to Wicklow Mountains National Park, which offers Ireland's most beautiful landscapes interrupted only by forestry plantations and winding mountain roads. Stop in Glendalough, known for its early Monastic settlement, then visit the Irish National Stud for a guided tour. Here, perhaps you'd like to offer a carrot to these four-legged legends and then visit its Japanese Garden. Later, arrive in Galway.

Stay: Galway, The G Hotel and Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Aerial view of Lake Wicklow and mountians, Dublin, Ireland

At a local farm, learn about traditional Irish farming practices, as well as a fun scone making tutorial. Afterwards, stop in Adare on your way to Killarney, considered one of the most stunning villages in Ireland. Arrive at your luxurious property, The Europe Hotel and Resort, where you’ll enjoy dinner overlooking the world-famous Lakes of Killarney.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy dinner accompanied by a musical performance at Ballyseede Castle.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps enjoy horse riding, a pony and trap ride or relax at the hotel's spa.


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.

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit the House of Waterford Crystal or embark on a guided walking tour.


Travel to Moll’s Gap along the Ring of Kerry, where you will stop to capture some of the most stunning scenes. Continue to Waterford, where you have the choice of sightseeing.

Stay: Wexford, Dunbrody House Hotel

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Today, take a ferry across the Irish Sea to the British mainland, then travel through Pembrokeshire, a beautiful and unspoilt part of Wales. Continue to Bath where you’ll enjoy some free time on arrival.

Stay: Two Nights, The Gainsborough Bath Spa

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore the city of Bath on a tour before visiting the beautiful Roman Baths. Later, travel to Bristol, where a visit to the SS Great Britain allows you to learn stories of its passengers during the early years when the ship was a luxury liner.

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  • Breakfast

Discover Stonehenge, one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world. Marvel at this remarkable and mysterious feat of ancient engineering and design. The Stonehenge you will see today is the final stage that 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.

Stay: London, The May Fair Hotel

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  • Lunch

Board a high-speed train to Amsterdam. Upon arrival, board your ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, A Concerto River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans - the quintessential Dutch village 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.


Choose your sightseeing in Amsterdam. Tonight, celebrate with a gala welcome dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Namedy Castle. Go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a discovery through the city. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and you will visit the house where he was born, which is now a museum. Alternatively, set off on a bike to explore.


This morning, awake to a new country, a new city, with unlimited possibilities for what the day could bring. After your sightseeing in Bonn, you’ll then travel to Andernach for your first Signature Experience.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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 fine automated musical creations. Otherwise, a selection of fine Rhine Valley wines eagerly await your palate at an onboard tasting.


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 will then choose your sightseeing.

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  • Lunch
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Pick up the pace and hike through a forested area overlooking 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.


Seize the day with your choice of sightseeing.

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a walk to the 18th-century Würzburg Residence. Or traverse the Romantic Road to Rothenburg. Maybe get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.


Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity.

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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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.


Select the sightseeing inclusion that best suits you. You will be rewarded with freshly baked gingerbread on your return. This afternoon, cruise onto 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™ - Sightseeing

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.


After your sightseeing inclusion, a student from the University of Regensburg will come aboard for a presentation.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Arch bridge, waterfront buildings and cathedral in the background

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - SIghtseeing

From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sights featured in Roger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Česky 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.


Choose from our fabulous Freedom of Choice inclusions today.

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  • Lunch
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - SIghtseeing

Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Otherwise a local expert is on hand to show you around town.


A choice of sightseeing greets you in Melk. It’s then onto more remarkable scenery as you 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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After dinner, head to the 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 some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including St Stephen’s Cathedral. 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 with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery.


Today you will enjoy your Freedom of Choice inclusion. Tonight, your Signature Experience awaits.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

This afternoon, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy a welcome reception at Budapest’s Royal Waiting Room, then board the Grand Empress steam train. 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. Later, be treated like royalty with dinner served on your train, before returning to your ship. Operates on all departures between May and September.


Enjoy a relaxing morning sailing to Budapest. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience on May to September departures

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  • Dinner

Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, followed by the afternoon at leisure to further explore. Finish the day in style with an illuminations cruise through the twinkling lights of Budapest.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport.

Travel & Accommodation

Ama Reina cruising along Rhine river

All-Inclusive River Ships

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 14 nights aboard an all-inclusive Concerto river ship.

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Kilmainham Goal Museum

Wander the dark corridors and cell blocks of Dublin's former County Gaol, which opened in 1796.

Lady leaning on the balcony rail of the owners suite admiring the view.

Cruise in Luxury

No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.

Virtual Tour

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