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Europe Signature Experiences

These are the stand-out moments. Carefully designed to help you experience Europe in far greater depth, they offer more insight into Europe’s cultural fabric than regular sightseeing, and are not normally available to independent travellers. Enjoy experiences like a classical concert at City Palace in Vienna, a visit to Namedy Castle or a visit to the 17th-century Chateau Neercanne for a Michelin-starred lunch.

View of Andernach Burg Namedy Castle, Germany

Namedy Castle | Germany

Princess Heide von Hohenzollern graciously welcomes APT guests into her home, Namedy Castle, a royal escape set near the Rhine River in Germany. After wandering through the castle and its manicured gardens, you’ll attend a cocktail party or morning tea, accompanied by a classical piano recital.
People enjoying Vienna City palace concert

Classical Concert at Vienna’s City Palace | Austria

You’re invited to a lavish cocktail party at Vienna’s City Palace, owned by the princely family of Liechtenstein. You’ll then sit down to a private concert of superb arias, an orchestral performance of Mozart and Strauss masterpieces, plus music from members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir. Available exclusively to APT guests.
The Sound of Music Show, Salzburg, Austria

Sound of Music Show | Austria

Be welcomed by a Jagdhornbläser – a hunting horn blower – into a rustic, traditional restaurant on the Gaisberg mountain overlooking Salzburg. Enjoy a welcome drink as you soak in the scenery before savouring a delicious lunch, followed by a ‘Sound of Music’ show.

Zermatt | Switzerland

Meet a mountaineer in Zermatt, who will share stories of their conquests and what life is like living in the mountains.
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Wine Tasting | Switzerland

Visit Tenuta Castello di Morcote near Lake Lugano for a tour of the estate and a wine tasting.
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Jungfraujoch | Switzerland

Enjoy a private reception at the Glacier Bar at the top of Jungfraujoch.
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Explore the Alps
Mountain peak reflecting in the lake surrounded by wild flowers on a sunny day

Eltz Manor | Croatia

Visit Eltz Manor, a baroque castle set in vast parklands that now houses the Vukovar City Museum. Wander through the complex and then be treated to a glass of sparkling wine, accompanied by classical music.
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Radosic | Croatia

In Radosic, sample local brandy and home-made doughnuts before a local dance and cooking demonstration.
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Korcula | Croatia

Witness an exclusive Moreska performance, a traditional sword dance.
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Moreška Performance | Croatia

In Korčula, witness an exclusive Moreška performance. This traditional sword dance dates back centuries and involves two groups of dancers representing opposing kingdoms engaging in battle to win over the heart of the King's fiancé.
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Discover Croatia
Vokovar Eltz Manor, Croatia

Royal Gathering at Namedy Castle | Germany

Princess Heide von Hohenzollern graciously welcomes APT guests into her home, Namedy Castle, a royal escape set near the Rhine River in Germany. After wandering through the castle and its manicured gardens, you’ll attend a cocktail party or morning tea, accompanied by a classical piano recital.
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City Palace Concert | Austria

You’re invited to a lavish cocktail party at Vienna’s City Palace, owned by the princely family of Liechtenstein. You’ll then sit down to a private concert of superb arias, an orchestral performance of Mozart and Strauss masterpieces, plus music from members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir. Available exclusively to APT guests.
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Sound of Music Show | Austria

Be welcomed by a Jagdhornbläser – a hunting horn blower – into a rustic, traditional restaurant on the Gaisberg mountain overlooking Salzburg. Enjoy a welcome drink as you soak in the scenery before savouring a delicious lunch, followed by a ‘Sound of Music’ show.
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Lunch at Château Neercanne | The Netherlands

In Maastricht, savour a sensational lunch at the picturesque, World Heritage-listed Château Neercanne, which commands impressive vistas from its charming terraces across the Jeker Valley and its beautiful Baroque gardens.
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Passchendaele Memorial Gardens | Belgium

Visit the Passchendaele Memorial Gardens, where each country which participated in the World War I has planted a small commemorative garden. Here, locals will share stories, music and poetry about the war.
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Explore Magnificent Europe
Exterior view of Nameday Castle, Germany

Olive Oil Experience | Greece

Take an exclusive after-hours tour of the Museum of Olive Oil Production, where you will enjoy an authentic home-cooked meal and folk dancing performance. 
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Cheese Tour and Dinner | Italy

Visit a local mozzarella producer in Sorrento for a guided tour, learning how the delicious cheese is made before savouring a dinner of fresh local produce.
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Winery Tasting and Lunch | Italy

In Valpolicella, stop for a tour and a light lunch at Villa Serego Alighieri. Sample the rich, red Amarone wine that this historic vineyard is so highly renowned for producing.
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Tour of Mount Etna with Volcanologist | Italy 

Venture to Mount Etna in Sicily, Europe’s largest active volcano and ascend to an elevation of 9,500 feet via a cable-car ride and a 4WD drive. Take a guided walk through lava fields with a qualified volcanologist. Enjoy free time to explore before your descent from the volcano.
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Explore the Mediterranean
Aerial view of Sorrento on the coast, Italy

Flamenco Show

In a local gypsy cave in Granada, feel the passion of a flamenco show as you graze on tasty tapas.
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Casa Vicens Visit | Spain

Start your day in Barcelona with a before-hours visit to Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí.
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Porto Palace Experience | Portugal

Head to Porto's Palácio da Bolsa for a guided tour, followed by a cocktail reception and traditional Fado performance in the Arabian Hall.
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Portuguese Wine Tasting and Lunch | Portugal

Visit Quinta da Pacheca for a traditional lunch and tasting with views over the Douro River and Regua.
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Flamenco dancer feet and skirt, Spain

Celtic Concert | Ireland

As part of your discovery in Ireland, visit the Killarney School of Music for an exclusive Celtic concert. This showcases incredible instrumental and vocal performances, as well as an Irish dancing demonstration.
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Traditional Irish Meal | Ireland

Enjoy traditional Irish cuisine at the Tí Linn Cafe and meet owner Paddy Clarke, an ex-deep-sea fisherman of 20 years.
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Whale Watching | Iceland

Board a traditional oak fishing boat for a whale watching tour in Skjalfandi Bay. Keep an eye out for one of the 15 species of whales in the area including humpback, minke and blue whales.

Siglufjörður Tour | Iceland

Visit Siglufjörður, a historic fishing town. See the Herring Era Museum and learn about the booming fishing industry of the 1900s. Delight in an energetic ‘herring salt show’, and taste traditional rye bread with local herring and Icelandic schnapps.

Explore Scandinavia and Northern Europe
Banjo Violin Playing, Ireland

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Couple pushing their bikes in Bamburg, Germany

Freedom of Choice

We understand that different travellers like different things. That’s why we work with you to personalise your journey to suit your interests. Mix and match a wide selection of cultural, culinary, active, relaxing and nature-based activities.
Bridge lit up at twilight with buildings all along the river banks

Europe

When in Europe, cruise rivers, glide through landscapes by rail or coach, or get immersed in art, culture, food and history in countless amazing cities.
View out to mountain from hotel room, Slovakia

Luxury Stays

Our stays are more than just where you sleep, but experiences in their own right. Luxury hotels in the heart of town. Estates set within national parks. Discover APT's Luxury Stays.