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Luxury

Northern Lights and Lapland with Magnificent Europe

22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCFL22
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 54 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Seven nights authentic land accommodation
  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship
  • Expert cruise director
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Visit a reindeer farm and test your racing skills with a sleigh ride, then feed the friendly reindeer
  • Exclusive – Visit Vienna’s City Palace for a cocktail party and private classical concert

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2021 EUMCFL22
Helsinki to Budapest

Reverse Trip

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 Helsinki. We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. This evening, come together for a welcome reception.

Stay: Helsinki, Hotel Kämp

This morning after breakfast, board your included flight to Rovaniemi and travel out to your accommodation, where you will stay in a glass igloo for two nights. This evening, be shown how to take the best pictures on your own camera, which will come in handy should you see the Northern Lights. Later, snuggle in and feel as if you’re sleeping in the open air, while being warm and cosy inside. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the ethereal Northern Lights from your igloo.

Stay: Two Nights, Rovaniemi, Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
View of Rovaniemi Arctic Glass Igloos, Finland

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit a reindeer farm and set out on a sleigh ride before feeding the reindeer.


This morning, visit the Arktikum, a science museum that provides an insight into the history of the region. You will also enjoy a short presentation, ‘The Land of Snow and Northern Lights’. Enjoy lunch in a traditional Sámi hut, where you can sample the local coffee, unique crowberry juice and homemade pastries.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps embark on an active snowshoe excursion. A local expert guide will lead you along an incredible series of snow-covered forest trails. Alternatively, visit the home of a local family and hear about their life in Lapland.


The choice is yours when it comes to today’s sightseeing. Later, pay a visit to Santa Claus Village before returning to the centre of Rovaniemi. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant known for its traditional Lappish cuisine.

Stay: Two Nights, Rovaniemi, Arctic Light Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a sleigh ride pulled by a team of husky dogs.


Travel to Ranua Wildlife Park, one of the northernmost zoos in the world, home to arctic animals including polar bears and lynx. Return to Rovaniemi, where you will have the evening at leisure.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Transfer to Rovaniemi airport for your included return flight to Helsinki. On arrival, take a guided tour of the Iitalla & Arabia Design centre, where you’ll learn about the history of Finnish ceramic art and glass design.

Stay: Two Nights, Helsinki, Hotel Kamp

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  • Breakfast

Enjoy a guided exploration of Helsinki’s best sites today, starting with a visit to Temppeliaukio, the famous ‘Rock Church’. In Sibelius Park, view the Sibelius Monument before moving on to the Olympic Stadium and the impressive Oodi Library. Stroll along the city’s main street, Mannerheimintie, and see its many exquisite buildings, including the Opera House, Alvar Aalto and the National Museum. Tonight, savour a farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Take an included flight to Amsterdam, then board your ship for your Magnificent Europe river cruise.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sunny view across the rooftops of a large city, Netherlands

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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  • Breakfast
  • 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • 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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • 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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  • Breakfast
  • 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

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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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be transferred to the airport.

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