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15-day luxury river cruise - Save up to £3,000 pp on 2020

Magnificent Europe

15 Day Cruise from £2,495 pp incl. flights  

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Departure 01 April 2020 | Magnificent Europe


  • Amsterdam
  • Bonn
  • Rüdesheim
  • Miltenberg
  • Würzburg
  • Bamberg
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg
  • Passau
  • Melk
  • Vienna
  • Budapest

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Magnificent Europe

Five-star luxurious river ship cruising.

from £2,495 pp incl. flights
Cruise offer
15-day luxury river cruise - Save up to £3,000 pp on 2020

2020 Departures now on sale. Book Early & save

  • Save up to £3,000 per person*
  • From £2,495 per person**
  • Book by 29 Feb 2020


  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 15 towns, villages and cities
  • Signature Experiences
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing Inclusions
  • 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board
  • APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Butler service, room service, complimentary laundry service and champagne on arrival in select suites

Trip highlights:

  • Explore the rooms and gardens of Namedy Castle at your leisure before a Cocktail reception and piano recital
  • Mingle with the locals during a village experience in Miltenberg
  • Grand Empress Steam Train (May-Sept only) – follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria, embark on an imperial train journey, then tour Gödöllő Palace.
  • Visit the recently-renovated City Palace in the heart of Vienna for a Cocktail Reception and a private classical concert featuring members of the acclaimed Mozart Boys’ Choir

**Fares from £2,495 pp based on 30 OCT 2020 departure

*Save up to £3,000 pp based on select departures in May, June July & August 2020

Terms and conditions:

Prices are per person, twin share and include saving where applicable. Valid on new bookings made by 29 FEB 2020. Subject to availability, may be withdrawn at any time and not combinable with any other offer. Solo supplements apply. Priced based on travel in Cat E. Twin Window Suite on 30 OCT 2020. Saving based on travel in Cat. E Twin window on 21 Aug 2020. A non-transferable deposit if £500 per person is required within seven days of booking confirmation, final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Complimentary home-to- airport transfers are available within a 75 mile driven radius of selected departure airports in the UK and Norther Ireland and must be requested at the time of booking. No cash alternative available. Complimentary beverages available throughout the day, plus premium wine with dinner on board and exclude French Champagne, and premium spirits. Normal APT Terms & Conditions apply.

Includes return flights from the UK. Cruise in luxury down the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest taking in the iconic attractions and charming secrets of Europe's heartland.

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Day by day itinerary

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. After your first dinner on board, you may like to explore the city at your own pace.

Day 2 — Amsterdam


Enjoy from a selection of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing options today in Amsterdam. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – the quintessential Dutch village known for its windmills and specialty produce. Or even sleep in and take the day as it comes. If you’re lucky enough to be on one of our spring departures, the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens are ready to greet you at every colourful turn.

Day 3 — Bonn, Andernach


Visit Namedy Castle. Go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a discovery through Bonn’s historic city centre or 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.

Day 4 — Rüdesheim


Today you’ll approach what is known as the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. Glide past crumbling ruins that cling to rocky cliffs and rolling hillsides marked with perfectly planted vineyards. Tonight, enjoy a dinner on board and reflect on your day.

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.

Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Dock in Rüdesheim, where you will then choose your sightseeing.

Day 5 — Miltenberg

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.

Day 6 — Würzburg


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.

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

Day 7 — Bamberg
Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg, Germany

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.

Day 8 — Nuremberg
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg, Germany

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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

Select the sightseeing inclusion that best suits you. You will be rewarded with freshly baked gingerbread on your return. This afternoon, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas.

Day 9 — Regensburg

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Regensburg, explore its World Heritage-listed city centre. Or take a guided bike ride to nearby Walhalla Temple. Maybe take a culinary walk and visit the Michelin-starred Storstad.

After your sightseeing inclusion, a student from the University of Regensburg will come aboard for a presentation.

Day 10 — Passau, Linz
Passau, Bavaria, Germany

Passau, Bavaria, Germany

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

From Passau, head to Salzburg to visit some of the sights featured in Roger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Česky Krumlov awaits. Either way, re-board your ship in Austria’s Linz. Alternatively, explore the town of Passau, followed by a relaxing day on board cruising to Linz.

Choose from Freedom of Choice inclusions today.

Day 11 — Melk, Dürnstein
Melk Abbey, Austria

Melk Abbey, Austria

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Otherwise a local expert is on hand to show you around town.

A choice of sightseeing greets you in Melk. It’s then onto more remarkable scenery as you cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestone lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.

Day 12 — Vienna
Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Belvedere, Vienna, Austria


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.

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

Day 13 — Budapest
Danube River, Budapest, Hungary

Danube River, Budapest, Hungary


This afternoon, 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 the Grand Empress steam train. Disembark for a guided tour of Gödöllő Palace, Elisabeth of Bavaria's favourite residence, before being treated to dinner on your train as you return to Budapest. 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.

Day 14 — Budapest,
King Saint Stephen's sculpture, Budapest, Hungary

King Saint Stephen's sculpture, Budapest, Hungary

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 a breathtaking illuminations cruise framed by the twinkling lights of Budapest’s stately monuments that line the Danube’s river banks.
Day 15 — Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest

After a final delicious breakfast on board, it is time to bid farewell to your new-found friends as you disembark your luxurious river ship for the last time in Budapest. Upon disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Sailing on MS AmaVenita

The MS AmaVenita allows you to experience APT’s exclusive Royal Collection cruises in unmatched style. Enjoy first-class service 24 hours a day and a range of gourmet dining venues on this impressive ship.

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Included as standard...

  • 1 year complimentary Priority Pass membership
  • Complimentary airport lounge access *
  • Welcome Home Gift

* fly-cruise only

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