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Luxury

Scandinavian Rail and Fjords with Magnificent Europe

Copenhagen to Budapest
24 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUMCSCT24
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Visit Stockholm's Vasa Museum

After hundreds of years on the sea floor, the Vasa warship was recovered and turned into a museum. Enjoy a tour here.

Cruise on Sognefjord

Soak up scenery while cruising on Norway's longest fjords. See waterfalls, snowy peaks and houses perched on cliffs.

Ride the Bergen Railway

Sit back and treasure the scenery on one of the world's most spectacular train rides from Oslo to Myrdal.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 22 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 12 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 54 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert cruise and tour directors
  • 9 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Internal flights, rail and hotel porterage, transfers, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUPDCSP24 2020
Copenhagen 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

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 Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon orientation tour, before tonight’s Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights, Copenhagen, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Immerse yourself in Danish architecture during a tour that takes you to the Royal Danish Library and Opera House. Otherwise, visit Rosenborg Castle and cathedral, which was the perfect setting for the wedding of Princess Mary and Prince Frederik. Or, perhaps embark on a canal cruise.


The beautiful Danish capital is yours to explore on a selection of included experiences.

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City view across rooftops, Denmark

Farewell Copenhagen as you are transferred to the train station for your first-class rail journey to Stockholm. Along the way, relax in your comfortable seating as the landscapes of Scandinavia gracefully glide by. Upon arrival, transfer to your luxurious hotel and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, Stockholm, Grand Hotel

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps embark on a walking tour of Södermalm that features in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. Alternatively, gourmet lovers will enjoy a culinary tour.


Enjoy a morning guided walking tour of Stockholm, which includes a visit to the Vasa Ship Museum, dedicated to the vessel that sank in Stockholm in 1628, as well as a cruise through the city’s archipelago. This afternoon, you will have the opportunity to select your included sightseeing activity. This evening is then yours at leisure.

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Be transferred to Stockholm train station for your first-class rail journey to Oslo. Sit back and relax while your high-speed train transports you with ease into Norway. On arrival, transfer to your prestigious hotel for dinner, which first opened its doors in 1874.

Stay: Two Nights, Grand Hotel Oslo

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Embark on a morning guided city tour of Oslo. Visit the Kon-Tiki Museum, which details the expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl, including Kon-Tiki, Easter Island and Tùcume. Here, you will also see Thor Heyerdahl’s library, which contains more than 8,000 titles. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

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Norwegian flag flying above wooden cabin, overlooking valley below

Today you will embark on the famous Bergen Railway from Oslo to Myrdal. This breathtaking journey through Norway is considered to be one of the world’s most scenic train rides. Traverse some of Europe’s highest plateaus along the way. Disembark and board your next spectacular journey, along the iconic Flåm Railway, which traverses remarkable storybook scenery. Enjoy a peaceful cruise on pristine Sognefjord, Norway’s longest fjord which will astound you with the surrounding breathtaking scenery. Later, arrive in Bergen where you will have the evening free to relax and unwind at your luxurious hotel, or perhaps head out and try the local dining scene.

Stay: Three Nights, Bergen, Hotel Norge by Scandic

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A guided tour of Bergen takes you to its most iconic sights, including the colourful wooden houses on its Old Wharf. Then ride the Fløibanen funicular train to an incredible viewpoint at the summit of Mt Fløyen.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the pristine Hardangerfjord, the fourth longest fjord in the world. Afterwards, visit a local farm and gain an insight into their way of life.


After today’s activities, get together with your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

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

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. 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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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

Take a discovery through the city. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and you will visit the house where he was born, which is now a museum. Alternatively, set off on a bike to explore.


This morning, awake to a new country, a new city, with unlimited possibilities for what the day could bring. After your sightseeing in Bonn, you’ll then travel to Andernach for your first Signature Experience.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

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 fine automated musical creations. Otherwise, a selection of fine Rhine Valley wines eagerly await your palate at 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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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Pick up the pace and hike through a forested area overlooking Franconian vineyards. Or, go slow and head to a local cellar for a tipple or two. You can even stay on your ship and learn a little German.


Seize the day with your choice of sightseeing.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Enjoy a walk to the 18th-century Würzburg Residence. Or traverse the Romantic Road to Rothenburg. Maybe get to know the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, with a home-cooked morning tea on the menu.


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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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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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

In Regensburg, explore its World Heritage-listed city centre. Or put on your dancing shoes for a Bavarian dance class at a local beer haus. Maybe take a culinary walk and visit the Michelin-starred Storstad.


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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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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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

After dinner, head to the 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 some members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, including St Stephen’s Cathedral. The 1,441-room Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens are a favourite. 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, 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

This afternoon, follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy a welcome reception at Budapest’s Royal Waiting Room, then board the Grand Empress steam train. You will see inside some ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s. Gödöllő Palace, Elisabeth of Bavaria’s favourite residence, is your destination. You will be shown through this monument of Hungarian aristocracy and architecture. Later, be treated like royalty with dinner served on your train, before returning to your ship. Operates on all departures between May and September.


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

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Enjoy a morning city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, followed by the afternoon at leisure to further explore. Finish the day in style with an illuminations cruise through the twinkling lights of Budapest.

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Be transferred to the airport for your flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Incredible Cuisine

Savour the finest dining in amazing venues throughout your journey.

Travel with new-found friends

Travel with like-minded people on an APT adventure, visiting some of the world's most rewarding destinations.

A Grand Experience

Overlooking the Royal Palace and Stockholm's old town, stay at the Grand Hotel Stockholm for a memorable experience.

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