Imperial Europe 2019 APT River Cruise

Enjoy a luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna, where you can experience the magic of the festive season. Visit Vienna’s Christmas Markets and delight in a special private festive concert at the regal City Palace.

Vienna Christmas Markets


Be met on arrival and transfer to your ship.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Cruise Amsterdam’s canals, visit Zaanse Schans or savour a baking demonstration. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner.

Sample local delicacies on a walking tour.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Enjoy an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Dock in Rüdesheim and perhaps tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Alternatively, sample wines from the region during a tasting.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Sample local fare during a guided tour, take a German language lesson or embark on a hike through a Franconian vineyard.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Stroll to Würzburg Residence, travel along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg, or visit a family-owned farm.

Explore Bamberg’s Old Town. Afterwards, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Delve into Nuremberg’s history on a World War II sites tour, or perhaps hike through the Schwarzach Valley.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Today, take a tour of Regensburg, partake in a Bavarian dance lesson at a beer haus, enjoy a culinary tour or hear an informative lecture on board.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Travel to Salzburg for a city tour of several sights from Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic film, The Sound of Music. Enjoy lunch, before taking in a traditional Krampus mask show, a local Christmas custom. Afterwards, travel to Linz to re-board your ship. Alternatively, embark on a walking tour of Passau, then board your ship and cruise to Linz.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Disembark in Melk for a tour of Melk Abbey or join a local guide for a town tour. Later, cruise to Dürnstein for free time.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Today, enjoy a special festive guided tour of Vienna. Walk through the city centre and visit the Christmas markets at City Hall. Later, take in an enchanting Christmas recital in a local church.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Tonight, visit Liechtenstein’s City Palace and attend an exclusive Cocktail Reception and a private festive concert.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps join an excursion to Bratislava, embark on a horse and carriage or enjoy an onboard baking demonstration.

Travel to Schönbrunn Palace for a guided tour and visit the Christmas market. Later, see how apple strudel is prepared.

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.

Price Guide

Date Fares from (pp)
09 November 2019 £4,295
23 November 2019 (reversed) £4,345

What's Included

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • 14 nights on one of APT’s luxurious Concerto River Ships
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 12 towns, villages and citiess
  • Enriching Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice Sightseeing
  • Includes 41 meals: 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 14 Dinners
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board
  • APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Butler service, room service, complimentary laundry service and champagne on arrival in select suites