APT - Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

APT - Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

Days: 15

From: Amsterdam to Budapest

Countries Visited: Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary

Code: eumc15

Itinerary


1. Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Be met on arrival and transfer to your ship. Stay 14 Nights: a Concerto River Ship

2. Amsterdam
Choose your sightseeing in . Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner.

Freedom of Choice: Perhaps admire '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 down the Rhine, while a local baker conducts a 'stroopwafel' demonstration. Alternatively, on select spring departures, take the opportunity to visit the stunning Keukenhof Gardens.

3. Cologne, Bonn, Andernach
Enter Germany and cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral.

Freedom of Choice: Take a tour through the historic city centre, or sample local beers and snacks on a walking tour. Alternatively, embark on a bike ride to see City Hall and the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages. Signature Experiences: Later, rejoin your ship in Bonn and cruise to Andernach for 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.

4. Rüdesheim
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. Dock in Rudesheim and later, enjoy dinner on board.

Freedom of Choice: Perhaps tour Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to the world's most beautiful collection of fascinating automated musical instruments. Alternatively, sample wines from the Rhine Valley during an onboard tasting.

5. Miltenberg
Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of this morning.

Freedom of Choice: Perhaps stroll along the winding cobblestone lanes, explore quaint half-timbered shops, mingle with friendly residents and sample some delicious local fare along the way. Alternatively, acquaint yourself with the German language during an interactive lesson on board your ship. Otherwise be guided through a picturesque Franconian vineyard as you learn about the specialty wines of the region during a hike.

6. Würzburg
Choose your preferred sightseeing.

Freedom of Choice: The immense architectural beauty of Wurzburg is on show today as you walk to the Wurzburg Residence, an 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Wurzburg. Inside, marvel at intricate tapestries, gilded stucco work and ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. If you prefer, take a journey along the Romantic Road to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you'll stop for a tour. Otherwise, visit a family-owned farm, where you'll tour the property before sitting down to morning tea as you learn about local farming life.

7. Bamberg
This morning your ship will arrive in World Heritage-listed , another 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.

8. Nuremberg
Choose your sightseeing, then back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal.

Freedom of Choice: A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds, the site of Hitler's infamous rallies. Discover medieval architecture, including the medieval ramparts that surround the city. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.

9. Regensburg
Select your preferred activity.

Freedom of Choice: On a guided walking tour taking in the city's highlights, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall and the World Heritage-listed city centre. Alternatively, learn how to polka during a fun Bavarian dance lesson. Another option is a gourmet walking tour, where you will discover culinary secrets of past centuries. Then, gain an insight into the art of haute cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Storstad, where you will enjoy a presentation and the chance to sample a variety of delights. Or perhaps hear an informative talk on board from a student of the University of .

10. Passau, Salzburg, Linz
Enjoy a day on the incredible Majestic Imperator.

Signature Experiences: Today, an exquisite private rail journey aboard the Majestic Imperator reveals the legacy of the once powerful Habsburg Empire as you travel from Passau to Linz. On board your privately chartered train, relax amid luxurious surrounds and savour refreshments while you wind your way through graceful alpine countryside. Disembark in Salzburg where a city tour includes some of the sights from the classic film, The Sound of Music. Re-board the Majestic Imperator and be entertained by live music en route to Linz.

11. Melk, Dürnstein
Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today to Melk and choose your sightseeing. Later in Durnstein, roam the village's cobblestone lanes at your leisure and perhaps view the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. On select autumn departures, perhaps participate in some vineyard work at a local winery as part of the wine harvest season.

Freedom of Choice: Disembark in Melk for 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. You may then choose to ride a bike along the banks of the Danube River from Melk to Durnstein, or rejoin your ship and cruise to Durnstein instead.

12. Vienna
Today arrive in , Austria's capital and 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, 's famous ring boulevard officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1865. You'll also enjoy a guided walk to the glorious St Stephen's Cathedral.

Signature Experiences: Tonight, your third Royal Signature Experience awaits at the princely family of Liechtenstein's City Palace in the heart of . Attend an exclusive Cocktail Reception and a private concert featuring a full orchestra performing classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss, as well as an operatic recital. You will also be entertained by members of the Mozart Boys' Choir.

13. Vienna
You have a choice of exciting activities to choose from on your second day in .

Freedom of Choice: Perhaps tour Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family. Wander through its lush, manicured gardens and marvel at sculptures representing deities and virtues. Alternatively, join an excursion to Bratislava, the diverse capital of nearby Slovakia. Its mixture of 18th-century rococo design and communist-era architecture make this a city of alluring contrasts. Another option is to visit the Spanish Riding School to witness the beautiful Lipizzan horses during a morning practice session.

14. Budapest
Choose your sightseeing in . Later, sit down to the Captain's Farewell Dinner, then set off on a cruise through the city and be enchanted by the lights sparkling around you.

Freedom of Choice: Perhaps embark on a city tour that offers the Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square and more. Should you be feeling energetic, perhaps hike to Castle Hill or for a more relaxed pace, embark on a culinary tour of the Great Market Hall.

15. Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
Transfer to the airport.

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Dates & Prices


Cruise Starts
Cruise Ends
Ship
Brochure Price
Our Price
Enquire

03 Aug 2018
17 Aug 2018
MS AmaBella
$9,195
$8,763

04 Aug 2018
18 Aug 2018
MS AmaReina
$9,195
$8,763

17 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2018
MS AmaVerde
$9,195
$8,763

18 Aug 2018
01 Sep 2018
MS AmaVenita
$9,195
$8,763

31 Aug 2018
14 Sep 2018
MS AmaBella
$9,195
$8,763

01 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018
MS AmaReina
$9,195
$8,763

14 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018
MS AmaVerde
$9,295
$8,859

15 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018
MS AmaVenita
$9,295
$8,859

28 Sep 2018
12 Oct 2018
MS AmaBella
$9,295
$8,859

29 Sep 2018
13 Oct 2018
MS AmaReina
$9,295
$8,859

12 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018
MS AmaVerde
$8,795
$8,379

13 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018
MS AmaVenita
$8,795
$8,379

26 Oct 2018
09 Nov 2018
MS AmaBella
$7,995
$7,611

27 Oct 2018
10 Nov 2018
MS AmaReina
$7,995
$7,611

10 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018
MS AmaVenita
$6,995
$6,651

08 Dec 2018
22 Dec 2018
MS AmaVenita
$8,095
$7,707

15 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
MS AmaVenita
$6,995
$6,651

12 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
MS AmaReina
$7,295
$6,939

13 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019
MS AmaVerde
$7,295
$6,939

26 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
MS AmaVenita
$7,995
$7,611

27 Apr 2019
11 May 2019
MS AmaBella
$7,995
$7,611

10 May 2019
24 May 2019
MS AmaReina
$9,545
$9,099

11 May 2019
25 May 2019
MS AmaVerde
$9,395
$8,955

24 May 2019
07 Jun 2019
MS AmaVenita
$9,795
$9,339

25 May 2019
08 Jun 2019
MS AmaBella
$9,695
$9,243

07 Jun 2019
21 Jun 2019
MS AmaReina
$9,595
$9,147

08 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019
MS AmaVerde
$9,395
$8,955

21 Jun 2019
05 Jul 2019
MS AmaVenita
$9,495
$9,051

22 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019
MS AmaBella
$9,395
$8,955

05 Jul 2019
19 Jul 2019
MS AmaReina
$9,495
$9,051

06 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019
MS AmaVerde
$9,395
$8,955

19 Jul 2019
02 Aug 2019
MS AmaVenita
$9,495
$9,051

20 Jul 2019
03 Aug 2019
MS AmaBella
$9,395
$8,955

02 Aug 2019
16 Aug 2019
MS AmaReina
$9,495
$9,051

03 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019
MS AmaVerde
$9,395
$8,955

16 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
MS AmaVenita
$9,495
$9,051

17 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
MS AmaBella
$9,395
$8,955

30 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
MS AmaReina
$9,495
$9,051

31 Aug 2019
14 Sep 2019
MS AmaVerde
$9,395
$8,955

13 Sep 2019
27 Sep 2019
MS AmaVenita
$9,845
$9,387

27 Sep 2019
11 Oct 2019
MS AmaReina
$9,795
$9,339

28 Sep 2019
12 Oct 2019
MS AmaVerde
$9,695
$9,243

11 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
MS AmaVenita
$8,895
$8,475

12 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019
MS AmaBella
$8,795
$8,379

25 Oct 2019
08 Nov 2019
MS AmaReina
$7,895
$7,515

26 Oct 2019
09 Nov 2019
MS AmaVerde
$7,795
$7,419

08 Nov 2019
22 Nov 2019
MS AmaVenita
$7,395
$7,035

23 Nov 2019
07 Dec 2019
MS AmaVerde
$7,895
$7,515

06 Dec 2019
20 Dec 2019
MS AmaVenita
$7,995
$7,611