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Luxury

Alps and Lakes with Rhone Treasures

Munich to Arles
20 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUPCS20
  • Classic Journey
  • Luxury River Cruise
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

A view From The Top

Ride the world's steepest cogwheel railway to the top of Mt Pilatus for breathtaking vistas of the alpine scenery.

Meet with a mountaineer

Meet with a mountaineer in Zermatt and hear of tales before paying respects at the dedicated cemetery for climbers.

Cruise the Serene Lake Lugano

Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing cruise on Lake Lugano as you absorb the majestic alpine scenery.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 15 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in eight locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 39 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your river ship*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • 12 nights luxury land accommodation

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUPCS20 2018

Munich to Arles

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

Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights: Munich, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose between a culinary tour, the BMW Museum or Dachau Concentration Camp.


Enjoy a guided tour then later, select your sightseeing. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a traditional brauhaus.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Arrive at your luxurious spa retreat, Schloss Elmau.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose your dining experience at your hotel this evening.


Travel to Echelsbach Bridge for incredible views.

Stay: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Schloss Elmau

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venture into Switzerland as you head towards the famous resort town of St Moritz.

Stay: St Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Board your first-class journey aboard the Bernina Express. A particular highlight is the panoramic view as you descend the glaciers from Chur. Disembark in Italy's Tirano, then travel by coach to Lugano.

Stay: Two Nights: Lugano, Hotel Swiss Diamond

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing cruise on Lake Lugano as you absorb the majestic alpine scenery. This afternoon, ascend Mont Bre, which offers sensational views over Lugano.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Traverse magnificent alpine scenery as you continue your journey to stunning Zermatt.

Stay: Two Nights: Zermatt, Hotel Monte Rosa or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet a mountaineer and hear the tales of mountain climbing and see the one-of-a-kind cemetery for climbers.


Ride the Gornergrat Railway for sublime views of the towering Matterhorn.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

On the shores of Lake Geneva, see Chillon Castle, which was the inspiration behind Lord Byron's The Prisoner of Chillon. Continue to Gstaad, where you will arrive in time for afternoon tea at your iconic and luxurious hotel on the Schonried sun terrace.

Stay: Schonried Gstaad, Ermitage Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

See the beautiful alpine landscapes with stops in both Simmental and Interlaken on your way to Lucerne.

Stay: Three Nights: Lucerne, Hotel Schweizerhof

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Meet a former member of the Swiss Army.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, dine on Swiss fare at a folklore restaurant or dine at your hotel.


Tour Lucerne.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Cruise Lake Lucerne. Ride to the summit of Mt Pilatus, then return by gondola.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel via Bern and Lake Geneva to Lyon to embark your ship.

Stay: Seven Nights: an Aria River ShiP

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Indulge in a gourmet dinner at L’Abbaye de Collonges, owned by Michelin Star chef, Paul Bocuse.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - SIGHTSEEING

Perhaps choose to tour Lyon then visit a silk workshop, tempt your taste buds with a culinary walk, or enjoy a guided bike ride.


Today, choose your sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In the Beaujolais region, perhaps visit a local farm before travelling to Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne. Or visit the village of Oingt and head to a winery for a tour and tasting.


After your sightseeing, rejoin your ship and cruise to Vienne.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardeche Steam Train, or enjoy an onboard cooking demonstration.


Choose your sightseeing. Later, continue to Viviers.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tour Grignan Castle and delight in a Cocktail Reception and sample the local fare.


Join a truffle farmer and his dogs to head out in search of the rare delicacy.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Either travel to the Pont du Gard, embark on a bicycle tour or enjoy a French language lesson on board your ship.


Visit Avignon's Palace of the Popes. Later, select your sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Tour the castle ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill. Alternatively, enjoy a hike in Camargue National Reserve to see wonderful bird life, or visit a 'savon de Marseille' soap factory.


Choose your sightseeing. Later, tour Arles or explore at your leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Schloss Elmau

Be treated to this luxurious haven in the Bavarian Alps, which offers a range of activities, including wellness classes.

Hotel Monte Rosa

The Seiler family has been welcoming guests to the majestic alpine setting of Hotel Monte Rosa for five generations

Ermitage Gstaad-Schonried

At this luxurious retreat, be prepared to capture breathtaking mountain views of the Bernese Oberland

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