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Travel Update: COVID-19
Luxury

Northern Lights & Lapland

22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCRFL22
  • 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 EUMCRFL22 2021
Budapest to Helsinki

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 Budapest! We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your luxurious floating home for the next 15 days. Unpack, relax and get acquainted with your ship. D

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

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  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a welcome reception at Budapest Railway Station’s Royal Waiting Room before boarding the Grand Empress steam train. Take in the scenery as you journey along the Danube River to Esztergom, enjoying lunch on board along the way. Afterwards, set out on a guided exploration of picturesque Esztergom, a royal seat from the late 10th to the mid-13th centuries. Later, re-board your ship and sail to Vienna. (April to September departures).


Start the day with a tour of Budapest.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Large ornate bridge across wide river in major city, Hungary

Take in Vienna’s Ringstrasse, plus enjoy a visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral.

Daily :
  • 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 pay a visit to the opulent Schönbrunn Palace, with its 1,441 rooms and perfectly manicured gardens. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava. Otherwise, get active with a bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, a beautiful 12th-century Augustinian monastery.


After your chosen activity this morning, we have arranged a special Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Choose to ride a bike through the Wachau Valley or cruise to Melk for a tour of Melk Abbey.


Explore the beautiful town of Dürnstein before choosing your activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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. Both options conclude in Passau. Otherwise, cruise to Passau and enjoy time to explore at your leisure.


How your day unfolds is up to you with a number of activities on offer.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

In Regensburg, explore its atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre or perhaps get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial.


Once again, enjoy the chance to personalise your day.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
The cityscape and river views of Regensburg, Germany

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s history with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Or keep fit with a guided walk through the Schwarzach Valley.


Set out on your preferred activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On arrival into Bamberg, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything this World Heritage-listed city has to offer. Otherwise, take it easy and relax on board.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Embark on a walk to Würzburg Residence. Perhaps travel to the fairytale town of Rothenburg. Or meet the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, where a home-baked morning tea is on the menu.


Choose one of three touring options today.

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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™

Take gondola ride or a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.


In Rüdesheim, choose between two experiences. Later, cruise through the Rhine Valley to Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Rows of vines across the hillside with the town below along the river bank on a sunny day

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit Namedy Castle for a morning tea and piano recital in the ballroom.


Cruise to Andernach for a Signature Experience. The afternoon will be spent sailing onwards to The Netherlands.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans. Otherwise, stay on board and relax and unwind.


Arrive into Amsterdam and set out on your chosen activity. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s farewell dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark you ship and then transfer to the airport to take an included flight to Helsinki. You will be met on arrival in Helsinki and transfer you to your hotel. This evening, come together for a welcome reception.

Stay: Helsinki, Hotel Kämp

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  • Breakfast

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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
View of Rovaniemi Arctic Glass Igloos, Finland

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

Daily :
  • 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 Kämp

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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

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

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  • Breakfast

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family