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Luxury

Voyage through the Balkans

Budapest Return
15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUVC15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Grand Empress Steam Train

Follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria, embark on an imperial train journey, then tour Gödöllő Palace.

Vienna's Musical Legacy

Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.

Puszta Horse Show

Enjoy time in the Hungarian rural landscapes as you enjoy a traditional horse show and lunch.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 13 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 41 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert cruise director
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Preview Map EUVC15 2020
Budapest Return

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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

Welcome to Budapest, the historic Hungarian capital. Once you’ve arrived at the airport, we’ll whisk you away to your luxury river ship, docked on the Danube River. Later, there’s nothing like cruising through Budapest once the sun sets, as its monuments put on a twinkling show around you.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Head to the Old Town to take in a folklore show, where you can maybe try a few Slovak dance moves and sample some local delights.


You will be shown the best of Bratislava on a guided discovery. Then it’s time for your Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After dinner, we have planned a special event exclusively for you. Head to the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where a cocktail party and private concert await, featuring members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir, as well as masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss.


Explore the streets of Vienna as you are guided through its esteemed history. Tonight, visit the City Palace for your Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a welcome reception at Budapest’s Royal Waiting Room, then board the Grand Empress steam train. Gödöllő Palace, a favourite residence of Elisabeth of Bavaria, is your destination. You’ll be shown through this monument of Hungarian aristocracy and architecture. Later, be treated like royalty with dinner served on board your train. Operates on all departures between May and September.


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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

History buffs can venture to the ancient city of Pécs. Or perhaps travel to Hungary’s renowned wine region in Villány for a tasting at a local winery. Maybe get active on a guided bike ride through the Danube Floodplain to the village of Kölked. Here, visit its museum dedicated to the white storks which nest and feed in the area.


You have the choice as to how you spend your day. Back on board, savour dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps see the Belgrade Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St Sava. If you’re feeling more physical, embark on a kayak tour along the Danube. Or gourmet lovers can partake in a cooking class.


In Serbia’s capital, choose your sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise through the Iron Gates and experience one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will encounter on this cruise. Your ship will ribbon its way through the series of gorges between Serbia and Romania.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Either visit the Palace of the Parliament, which is the second-largest administrative building in the world, or wander the open-air Village Museum and gain an insight into traditional Romanian life.


With an entire day in Bucharest, take in the wide tree-lined boulevards and Belle Epoque buildings, then walk through the Old City centre to the Royal Court, Stavropoleos Church and the Lipscani district. After lunch, the choice is yours.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Veliko Târnovo, a local expert will guide you through the city’s rich history. Alternatively, should you want to get a little more active, a walk through the rock monasteries is the ideal way to explore the World Heritage-listed Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo.


Enjoy a choice of sightseeing in Veliko Târnovo.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore Baba Vida Fortress in Vidin. Raised upon the remains of the ancient town of Bononia, the medieval castle dates back to the 10th century. Afterwards, venture to Belogradchik to uncover its ancient fortress on the northern slope of the Balkan mountains. You’ll also see the town’s unique rock formations.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The day is yours to relax on board, sleep in and take it easy, or awake early and take in stunning views from the Sun Deck.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Wine lovers can head to a vineyard in Ilok, where a tasting allows you to appreciate the fertile soils that have been making wine since the 16th century. Otherwise in Vukovar, perhaps familiarise yourself with the poignant sites of the Yugoslavian Civil War.


Explore Novi Sad’s Petrovaradin Fortress and its catacombs, then select your sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Uncover all things Hungarian today with a cultural cavalcade in Kalocsa, set right on the Danube. Local handicrafts and porcelain are on show at the Folk Art House, then visit a producer of one of Hungary’s spiciest exports, paprika.


Enjoy your Signature Experience, then afterwards, a farm in Puszta is the perfect setting for a stellar horse show and authentic Hungarian lunch.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

See the Fisherman’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square. Alternatively, the active may like to hike to Gellert Hill, or perhaps enjoy a more relaxed culinary walk through Budapest’s Great Market Hall.


Today unfolds as you please. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sadly today, your journey draws to a conclusion. Say your farewells, disembark your ship and be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

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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Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.

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.

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We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home