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Luxury

Northern Lights and Lapland

Helsinki to Budapest
22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCFL22
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Trip Highlights

Husky Snowmobile Safari

Learn how to drive a snowmobile, with plenty of space to explore. Then enjoy a sleigh ride at a local husky farm

See the Northern Lights

Subject to weather conditions, you may hopefully be able to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis that lights up the sky

Visit a reindeer farm

Visit a reindeer farm and test your racing skills with a sleigh ride, then partake in feeding the friendly reindeer

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 17 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 11 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 53 meals
  • Complimentary beverages on board your cruise*
  • Thermal gear hire, including jacket and boots

Map & Itinerary

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Europe Map EUMCFL22 2019

Helsinki 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

ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Allow us to offer you a first-hand insight into the charmed world of imperial Europe

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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

Be met on arrival in Helsinki and transfer to your hotel. This evening, get to know your Tour Director and fellow travellers as you enjoy 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 unique glass igloo for two nights, where you will feel as if you’re sleeping in the open-air, but being warm and cosy inside.

Stay: Two Nights, Rovaniemi, Arctic Glass Igloos

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit a reindeer farm and test your racing skills with a sleigh ride, then participate in feeding the friendly reindeer as you learn about these magnificent creatures.


Enjoy lunch in a cosy kota-hut, where you can sample the local coffee, unique crowberry juice and homemade pastries. This afternoon, 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’. Return to your glass igloo village, when you will hopefully see the Aurora Borealis.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps embark on an active snowshoe excursion. A local expert guide will lead you along an incredible series of snow-covered forest trails, while enjoying the serenity of this peaceful part of the world. Alternatively, try a relaxing traditional Finnish sauna, followed by an invigorating hot bath while looking out to the clear sky. Otherwise, transform a block of snow into your very own masterpiece during a snow sculpture class.


Today, you will have the opportunity to select your included sightseeing activity. Enjoy a delicious dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Rovaniemi, Arctic Light Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

One of the best ways to get around Lapland in winter is by snowmobile, which provides a lifeline to the local community. Learn how to drive a snowmobile, with plenty of space to explore. Put on your thermal safari outfit and get acquainted with these easy-to-use vehicles. Drive yourself to a local husky farm, where you will enjoy a sleigh ride pulled by a team of these beautiful dogs. After lunch, ride your snowmobile back to town.


After today’s exploration, you’ll enjoy time to explore at your leisure.

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  • Lunch

Pay a visit to Santa Claus Village before transferring to Rovaniemi airport for your included return flight to Helsinki.

Stay: Two Nights, Helsinki, Hotel Kamp

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Enjoy a private guided tour of Helsinki’s best sites. Enjoy an insider’s access to Temppeliaukio, the famous ‘Rock Church’. Built into solid rock, the church’s inner wall has been left unfinished, and is crowned with a solid copper dome. In Sibelius Park, view the Sibelius Monument before moving on to the Olympic Stadium that was initially constructed for the 1940 Olympics, however was cancelled due to war and finally held in 1952. 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, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Dinner

Board your included flight to Amsterdam, then board your river ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, A Concerto River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
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. Or visit Zaanse Schans, a lovely village famous for its traditional Dutch houses, windmills and specialty produce. Otherwise, enjoy a relaxing morning sailing along the Rhine, while a local baker conducts a stroopwafel demonstration.


Spend today on your selected activity. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner on board with your fellow travellers.

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  • Breakfast
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ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Andernach, you are treated to an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle. This 14th-century residence is home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern who has opened the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy some free time to wander about the castle’s rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then savour dinner in the ballroom, accompanied by a classical piano recital.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

In Cologne, take a tour through the historic city centre and sample local beers and snacks. Alternatively, embark on a bike ride to see City Hall and the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages.


Enter Germany and cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. Here, your day takes one of two paths on your chosen activity. Later, rejoin your ship in Bonn and cruise to Andernach where a special experience awaits.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

In Rüdesheim, tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Alternatively, board a scenic gondola for exceptional views over the Rhine Valley, or perhaps sample wines from the region during an onboard tasting.


Approach the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River today, where crumbling ruins cling to rocky cliffs and rolling hillsides are marked with perfectly planted vineyards. Your ship later docks at the town of Rüdesheim.

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

Perhaps enjoy a visit to a local winery, where you will enjoy learning about Rhine Valley wines, as well as sampling the region's delicious produce during a wine and cheese tasting. Alternatively, acquaint yourself with the German language during an interactive lesson on board your ship. Otherwise, hike through a picturesque forested area with views of the Franconian vineyards.


Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning. After the day’s activity, return to your ship for a delicious dinner.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

The immense architectural beauty of Würzburg is on show today as you walk to the Würzburg Residence, an 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Inside, marvel at intricate tapestries, gilded stucco work and ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. If you prefer, take a journey along the Romantic Road to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you’ll stop for a tour. Otherwise, visit a family-owned farm, where you'll tour the property before sitting down to morning tea as you learn about local farming life.


Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity.

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This morning your ship will arrive in World Heritage-listed Bamberg, one of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II. Here, you will explore the Old Town with a guide to discover a range of historic churches and buildings, including the town hall on the River Regnitz. Following your tour, rejoin your ship to cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas and is recognised as a feat of modern engineering.

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

A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.


Choose your sightseeing in Nuremberg. Back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal.

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

On a guided walking tour, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall and the World Heritage-listed city centre. Alternatively, learn the schuhplattler during a fun Bavarian dance lesson at a local beer haus. Another option is a gourmet walking tour. Gain an insight into the art of haute cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Storstad, where you will enjoy a presentation and the chance to sample a variety of delights. Or perhaps hear an informative talk on board from a student of the University of Regensburg.


Tailor your holiday with a selection of sightseeing choices today.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Disembark in Passau and travel to Salzburg, where a city tour takes you to several sights from Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic film, The Sound of Music. Alternatively, embark on a full-day journey to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, renowned for its stunning 13th-century castle above the Vltava River, its old town square and quaint lanes teeming with ancient architecture. Both touring options will then conclude in Linz, where you will re-board your river ship. Otherwise, enjoy a walking tour of Passau, then cruise to Linz.


Select from a diverse range of sightseeing options today.

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  • Lunch
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Join a guided tour of Melk Abbey, one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. Or join a local guide for a tour of the town. During autumn departures, perhaps participate in some vineyard work at a local winery as part of the wine harvest season. Another option is a guided bike ride along the banks of the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein.


Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today. Disembark in Melk and select from a number of activities. Later, take the opportunity to roam -Dürnstein's cobblestone lanes at your leisure.

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  • Dinner
ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, visit the family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna. Attend an exclusive cocktail reception and a private concert featuring a full orchestra performing classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss, as well as an operatic recital. You will also be entertained by members of the Mozart Boys' Choir.


Arrive in Vienna, home to an array of striking architecture as well as a rich classical music culture and vibrant cafes. Take in many of the city’s most important landmarks during a tour along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s famous ring boulevard officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1865. You’ll also enjoy a guided walk to St Stephen’s Cathedral.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps tour Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family. Wander through its lush, manicured gardens and marvel at sculptures representing deities and virtues. Alternatively, visit Slovakia's Bratislava, or perhaps enjoy a round of golf.


Personalise your time in Vienna with a choice of touring options today.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After your Budapest city tour, follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi) and embark on an imperial train journey. Enjoy a welcome reception at Budapest Station's Royal Waiting Room, then board your elegant steam train, which features carriages from the early 1900s. A traditional game lunch worthy of royalty is served, before disembarking for a guided tour of Gödöllő Palace, a favourite of Sisi. Operates on all departures between April and September.


Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest. Back on board after dinner, see the city lights sparkle during a twilight cruise.

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Be transferred to the airport for your flight.

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  • Breakfast

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