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Luxury

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Amsterdam Return
15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUWC15
  • Luxury River Cruise
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Battlefields of the Somme

Explore the 1st and 2nd Australian Division Memorials and the John Monash Centre.

Château Neercanne

Chateau Neercanne is the only terraced castle in The Netherlands, which commands stunning vistas over the Jeker Valley.

The World's Best Spring Garden

Discover more than 800 varieties of tulips as you admire the bulbs of the renowned Keukenhof Gardens.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 14 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 EUWC15 2020
Amsterdam 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™ - Sightseeing

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

Welcome to Amsterdam! We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your ship – your luxurious floating hotel for the next 15 days – where you’ll have time to unpack and get ready for everything that’s about to come.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps admire Amsterdam’s canals from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and merchant houses. Otherwise, gourmet lovers will enjoy a culinary journey through Jordaan and visit a fishmonger, bakery and cheese store.


Choose your sightseeing. We have left the afternoon free so you can get out and explore more on your own. Tonight, enjoy a gala wel­come dinner.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a guided exploration of The Hague and see the Dutch Parliament building and the Peace Palace. Alternatively, visit the cheese mecca of Gouda to sample the region’s finest varieties.


Choose the sightseeing that suits you. Afterwards, discover Rotterdam on a guided tour, or maybe head off and explore on your own. Later, enjoy dinner on board.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Stop in Willemstad, where we have prepared something special for you, an incredible private organ recital at the oldest Protestant church in the Netherlands.


Visit World Heritage-listed Kinderdijk, known for having the country’s greatest concentration of 18th-century windmills. Then enjoy your Signature Experience.

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Cruise into the region of Zeeland, home to one of the world’s most complex modern engineering projects, the Delta Works, a series of flood protection systems including storm surge barriers that took more than 30 years to complete.

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Explore the Somme Battlefields, including the 1st and 2nd Australian Division Memorials and the John Monash Centre. Alternatively, enjoy a guided discovery of Ghent, including a canal cruise.


Today presents two very different but equally tempting sightseeing choices. Afterwards, return to your ship for dinner.

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a full day visiting the Battlefields of Fromelles, including the Flanders Field Museum, Pheasant Wood Cemetery and the VC Corner Australian Cemetery. You will also have the opportunity to view The Last Post at Menin Gate. Alternatively, enjoy a full day to soak up the historic wonders of Bruges, including Markt Plaza and Belfry.


A new day presents new choices in sightseeing.

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Today presents a great opportunity to recharge the batteries halfway through your journey, with a full day at leisure. The canal-side architecture offers numerous medieval and classical wonders. You may wish to take one of the onboard bikes out for a spin and explore the town on your own. Or you may wish to do nothing at all and relax.

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Arrive in Antwerp where you can join a culinary walk to sample Belgium’s renowned waffles and chocolate, and taste for yourself as to why they’re considered the world’s finest. Anzac Day Dawn Service in Villers-Bretonneux: On our 17 April departure, Day 09 offers you the incredible opportunity to attend the very moving Anzac Day Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneux. This day commemorates the anniversary of the victory at the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux.

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A visit to the Belgium battlefields takes you to Tyne Cot Cemetery, Polygon Wood and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele. You also have the option to take it easy with a full day at leisure. Perhaps take your APT Concierge app for a spin and explore on your own.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour a Michelin-starred lunch at Château Neercanne, which commands impressive vistas across the Jeker Valley from its terraces.


Enjoy your Signature Experience. Later, tour Maastricht, renowned for its maze of tunnel caves, Roman history and historic architecture. Afterwards, take some free time to either do a little more exploring, or maybe relax on board with a drink at the bar.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit the Kroller-Muller Museum and discover its sculptural art collection, including masterpieces by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. Alternatively, pay your respects at the Jonkerbos War Cemetery, where more than 1,500 Commonwealth World War II soldiers are buried.


Choose the sightseeing that’s right for you.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Arnhem, history buffs will love the Airborne Museum, which depicts the Battle of Arnhem in which the Allied Forces attempted to form a bridgehead on the northern banks of the Rhine river in September 1944. Or discover The Netherlands Open Air Museum where a number of Dutch houses, farms and windmills have been expertly recreated to appear as they were centuries ago.


Today is yours to design with our Freedom of Choice inclusions.

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Visit the Keukenhof Gardens, encompassing more than 70 acres of renowned gardens and parklands. Relish the chance to admire the spectacular display of bulb flowers in bloom, including colourful tulips. Tonight, sit down to the captain’s farewell dinner.

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

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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.

Virtual Tour

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit