Magnificent Europe

Visiting: Czech Republic, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria

Tour Operator: APT

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Tour Overview

Includes return flights from the UK. This is our most popular river cruise, and for good reason. Start in Amsterdam before heading along the Rhine, stopping at quaint German towns on the way. Enter Austria, and explore Vienna, then culminate in Budapest.


  • Follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria, embark on an imperial train journey, then tour Godollo Palace (May to September).
  • Princess Heide von Hohenzollern opens the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy a cocktail reception in the ballroom.
  • Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.

Places You'll See


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icon Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Fly from the UK to the iconic canal-covered city of Amsterdam. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship before getting to know your fellow travellers and APT Cruise Director at a Welcome Reception.

icon Day 2: Amsterdam

Choose your sightseeing in Amsterdam. Tonight, celebrate with a gala welcome dinner.

icon Day 3: Andernach, Koblenz

This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. 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.

icon Day 4: Koblenz, Rudesheim

Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Dock in Rudesheim and choose your sightseeing.

icon Day 5: Miltenberg

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.

icon Day 6: Wurzburg

The day is yours to design with our Freedom of Choice sightseeing inclusions.

icon Day 7: Bamberg

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.

icon Day 8: Nuremberg

Select the sightseeing inclusion that best suits you. This afternoon, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black Seas.

icon Day 9: Regensburg

Select your inclusion today.

icon Day 10: Passau, Linz

Choose from our fabulous Freedom of Choice inclusions today.

icon Day 11: Melk, Durnstein

Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. It’s then onto more remarkable scenery as you cruise through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein, where you’ll choose your sightseeing.

icon Day 12: Vienna

Today you will enjoy your Freedom of Choice inclusion. Tonight, your Signature Experience awaits.

icon Day 13: Budapest

Soak up the views as you enjoy a relaxing morning sailing through Hungary. Afterwards, enjoy your Signature Experience on April to September departures.

icon Day 14: Budapest

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.

icon Day 15: Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest

Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye. Upon disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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