2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Dec 2017
2018 SEASON
Mar 2018 - Nov 2018

21 Day Magnificent Europe - Paris to Prague

APT River Cruise starting in Paris and finishing in Prague

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Read 9 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 21 Day Magnificent Europe - Paris to Prague. This 21 Day journey of discovery begins with three indulgent nights in romantic Paris and concludes with an exploration of Prague. Connecting the two is a luxury river cruis...read more

Overview

Operator: APT
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 21 Days
From: Paris to Prague
Tour Code: EUMCPP21
Visits: France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic
Our Price From:
$ 10,640
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 450
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Arrive Paris

Arrive in Paris, the city of romance. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight as anticipation builds for the trip ahead. From grand iconic cities filled with glorious architecture to enchanting fairytale villages and spectacular valleys, this journey is set to be simply magnificent. Stay Three Nights: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe (B/L/D)
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Paris

A local expert will take you on a discovery of this beautiful city today. See the Avenue des Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, and take a trip to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, where sweeping views over the city skyline await. Tonight, enjoy a meal and a memorable show at the Moulin Rouge. Delight in a once-in-a-lifetime evening at the iconic Parisian cabaret, captured in the famous paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec. (B/D)
3

Paris

Today, perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a range of Paris' fine food, enjoy a guided tour through The Louvre or soak up the village atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. (B)
4

Paris, Ghent, Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Travel by coach through the landscapes of northern France and onto Belgium. Arrive in Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city's canals. Continue to Amsterdam and transfer to your ship. After your first dinner on board, you may like to explore the city at your own pace. Stay 14 Nights: one of APT's luxurious Aria or Concerto River Ships (B/L/D)
5

Amsterdam

Perhaps embark on a canal cruise and admire the city from a glass-top boat as you glide past 17th-century homes, churches and 16th-century merchant houses. You may prefer to visit Zaanse Schans, a lovely village famous for its wooden windmills, traditional Dutch houses and specialty produce. Enjoy some time to explore and a tasting of the region's cheeses before returning to your ship. Later today, set off along the Rhine River, enjoying a Gala Wecome Dinner. (B/L/D)
6

Cologne, Bonn, Andernach

Enter Germany and cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. Choose to take a tour of this historic city, or travel to Bonn and explore the sights with a guide. 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 at your leisure, then savour a lavish banquet in the ballroom, accompanied by a classical piano recital. (B/L/D)
7

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 Rüdesheim and take a trip aboard the Winzerexpress mini-train to the town centre. Perhaps tour Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to the world's most beautiful collection of fascinating automated musical instruments. Alternatively, take in sublime views over the stunning Rhine Valley as you travel in a gondola to the Niederwald Monument. Later, enjoy a tantalising dinner on board. (B/L/D)
8

Miltenberg

Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning. Spared from the destruction of World War II, the town is much like a time capsule revealing old-world village life, remarkably preserved buildings and lively town squares. A local guide will take you on a special discovery of the town today. Stroll along the winding cobblestone lanes, explore quaint half-timbered shops, mingle with friendly residents and sample some delicious local fare along the way (B/L/D)
9

Würzburg

The immense architectural beauty of Würzburg is on show today as you stroll through the city to the Würzburg Residence, an 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Inside, marvel at intricate tapestries, gilded stucco work and ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. If you prefer, take a journey along the Romantic Road, one of Germany's original holiday routes. Today, this beautiful thoroughfare takes you to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you'll stop for a tour. Afterwards, return to your ship for dinner. (B/L/D)
10

Bamberg

This morning your ship will arrive in World Heritage-listed Bamberg, 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. (B/L/D)
11

Nuremberg

Learn all about the Bavarian city of Nuremberg today. A historic city tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds, the site of Hitler's now infamous rallies held annually from 1927 to 1938. Discover medieval architecture, including the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and more. Back on board later this afternoon, sample some freshly baked gingerbread while cruising along the Main-Danube Canal. (B/L/D)
12

Regensburg

Dock alongside one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities, Regensburg, standing at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers. On a guided tour taking in the city's highlights, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall, the World Heritage-listed city centre, and the remains of the Romanesque fortress walls, including one of the country's most ancient stone buildings, the Porta Pretoria. You'll also see the impressive 12th-century Stone Bridge that arches gracefully across the water. Tonight, enjoy the finest cuisine for dinner. (B/L/D)
13

Passau, Salzburg, Linz

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 mingle with your fellow passengers as you're entertained by live music en route to Linz. (B/D)
14

Melk, Dürnstein

Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today. 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 bicycle along the banks of the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein, or rejoin your ship and cruise to Dürnstein instead. On arrival, roam Dürnstein'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. (B/L/D)
15

Vienna

Arrive in Vienna, Austria's capital, home to striking architecture, a rich classical musical culture and vibrant cafés. Take in many of the city's most important landmarks during a tour along the Ringstrasse, Vienna's famous ring boulevard officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I on May 1, 1865. You'll also enjoy a guided walk to the glorious St Stephen's Cathedral. Tonight, your third Royal Signature Experience awaits at the princely family of Liechtenstein's City Palace in the heart of Vienna. Attend an exclusive Cocktail Reception and a private concert featuring members of the Mozart Boys' Choir, a full orchestra performing classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss and an operatic recital. This will be an unforgettable evening you will treasure forever. (B/L/D)
16

Vienna

You have a choice of exciting activities to choose from on your second day in Vienna. Perhaps tour Schönbrunn 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. (B/L/D)
17

Budapest

Arrive in Budapest, where a city tour offers a thrilling discovery. See Buda Castle, the Royal Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and more. Reflect upon the magnificent days that have just gone by as you sit down to the Captain's Farewell Dinner. Afterwards, set off on an incredible twilight cruise through the city and be enchanted by the lights of the remarkable Hungarian capital sparkling around you. (B/L/D)
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Budapest, Disembark Ship, Velké Bílovice, Prague

Travel to the town of Velké Bílovice for a light lunch in a Czech wine cellar. Arrive later in Prague. Three Night Grand City Stay: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel (B/L)
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Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic lures travellers with its millennia-long history and rich bohemian culture. Take a trip to Prague Castle, the largest coherent castle complex in the world, and visit Saint Vitus Cathedral. Then stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square where you'll see one of the city's greatest treasures, the 600 year-old Astronomical Clock. Tonight, a Farewell Dinner awaits at the award-winning La Rotonde restaurant. Set in Art Deco style, you'll be transported back to the 1930s with a dinner accompanied by live contemporary classical music. (B/D)
20

Prague

Descendants of the Czech Republic's oldest aristocratic family, the Counts of Sternberg, welcome you to their 18th-century Baroque home, Chateau Jemniste. Explore the fairytale estate on a private guided tour, enjoy a special lunch then watch on in awe as birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display. (B/L)
21

Depart Prague

After breakfast, your holiday concludes with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Day By Day

1

Arrive Paris

Arrive in Paris, the City of Light. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight as anticipation builds for the trip ahead. From grand cities filled with glorious architecture to enchanting fairytale villages and spectacular valleys, this journey is set to be simply magnificent. Stay Three Nights: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe
2

Paris

A local expert will take you on a discovery of this beautiful city today. See the Avenue des Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe, and take a trip to the second level of the Eiffel Tower, where sweeping views over the city skyline await. (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, enjoy a meal and a memorable show at the Moulin Rouge. Delight in a once-in-a-lifetime evening at this iconic Parisian cabaret, captured in the famous paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec.
3

Paris

Enjoy your choice of sightseeing. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Today, perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a range of Paris' fine food, enjoy a guided tour through The Louvre or soak up the Parisian atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacre-Cœur Basilica.
4

Paris, Ghent, Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Travel by coach through the landscapes of northern France and into Belgium. Arrive in Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city's canals. Continue to Amsterdam and transfer to your ship. After your first dinner on board, you may like to explore at your own pace. Stay 14 Nights: one of APT's luxurious Concerto River Ships (B/L/D)
5

Amsterdam

Choose your sightseeing in Amsterdam. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps admire Amsterdam'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.
6

Cologne, Bonn, Andernach

Enter Germany and cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. Here, take a tour through the historic city centre, or sample a variety of local beers and snacks on a walking tour. (B/L/D)

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.
7

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. (B/L/D)

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.
8

Miltenberg

Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning. (B/L/D)

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.
9

Würzburg

Choose your preferred sightseeing. (B/L/D)

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.
10

Bamberg

This morning your ship will arrive in World Heritage-listed Bamberg, 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. (B/L/D)
11

Nuremberg

Choose your sightseeing, then back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal. (B/L/D)

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.
12

Regensburg

Select your preferred activity. (B/L/D)

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 Regensburg.
13

Passau, Salzburg, Linz

Enjoy a day on the incredible Majestic Imperator. (B/D)

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 mingle with your fellow passengers as you're entertained by live music en route to Linz.
14

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. (B/L/D)

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.
15

Vienna

Today arrive in Vienna, 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, Vienna'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. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, your third Royal Signature Experience awaits at the princely family of Liechtenstein's City Palace in the heart of Vienna. 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.
16

Vienna

You have a choice of exciting activities to choose from on your second day in Vienna. (B/L/D)

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.
17

Budapest

Choose your sightseeing in Budapest. 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. (B/L/D)

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.
18

Budapest, Disembark Ship, Velke Bilovice, Prague

Visit Velke Bilovice for a light lunch in a Czech wine cellar, before arriving in Prague. Stay Three Nights: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel (B/L)
19

Prague

Steeped in centuries of colourful history, Prague boasts a wealth of enchanting monuments and stunning Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Your sightseeing begins with a trip to World Heritage-listed Prague Castle. Visit Saint Vitus Cathedral then stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square. Here, marvel at one of the city's greatest treasures, the Astronomical Clock, which has been delighting visitors for more than 600 years. Tonight, a memorable Farewell Dinner awaits at the award-winning La Rotonde restaurant. Set in beautiful art deco style, dine in this exquisite setting. (B/D)
20

Prague

Enjoy your visit to Chateau Jemniste. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Descendants of the Czech Republic's oldest aristocratic family welcome you to their 18th-century Baroque home, Chateau Jemniste. Explore the estate on a private guided tour, enjoy a special lunch then watch on in awe as birds of prey free-fly during a falconry display.
21

Depart Prague

Be transferred to the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy dinner and a show at the famous Parisian cabaret, the Moulin Rouge
  • Explore Namedy Castle, before a lavish banquet
  • Sample the local fare during a special village experience in Miltenberg
  • Soak in the spirit of the Habsburg Empire with a rail journey aboard the Majestic Imperator
  • Visit Vienna's City Palace for a Cocktail Reception and a private concert
  • Visit Chateau Jemniste for lunch and a falconry display

Included Experiences

  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 20 towns, villages and cities
  • Expert services of an APT Cruise Director and Tour Director
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

Fine Dining

  • 51 meals - 20 breakfasts, 15 lunches and 16 dinners
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
  • Butler, room service, and champagne on arrival for select suites

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Ask about our high speed rail option from Paris to Amsterdam
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.
  • Princess Heide von Hohenzollern will open the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy dinner in the Hall of Mirrors.
  • Board the Majestic Imperator for a private rail journey across Austria's countryside. Stop in Salzburg for a tour.

Included Experiences

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 20 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in seven locations
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Butler, room service, complimentary laundry and champagne on arrival for select suites

Fine Dining

  • A total of 51 included meals over the course of your tour
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your river ship

Outstanding Accommodation

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices include transfers, port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Ask about our high speed rail option from Paris to Amsterdam
  • *Complimentary beverages exclude French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines - these are available at an additional charge
  • Prices are for cruise/land only. Flights not included

Operator Details

Region: Europe
Type: River Cruise
Airport Transfers: Included in Price
Tips: All Included
Shore Excursions: All Included
Flights: Included in Earlybirds
Ship Style: Luxury
Balconies: Private Balcony
Free Onboard WiFi: Onboard
Drinks: Wine, Beer & Spirits Included with Meals
* Source: APT for river cruises in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual cruises and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (9)

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Australia
Trip Date: 29/04/2015

“Excellent in every way”

The cruise & the visit to Prague - excellent in every way, 5 star service & accommodation. Only down side was the visit to the Moulin Rouge - show great, food, service & seating terrible. Need to rethink this as the experience was not enjoyable.

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Australia
Trip Date: 27/04/2015

“What an amazing holiday!!”

What an amazing holiday!! The booking process through Yvonne Brooks was painless (for us, not necessarily Yvonne), even though we changed our minds several times on details. The trip itself was truly unforgettable. APT go above and beyond expectations to make their trips memorable. From pickup to drop off at the airports we had not a worry in the world! So many great excursions to choose from, none of which disappointed, and several that truly stood out. Visit and dinner at Namedy Castle, The Majestic Imperator rail trip and the Concert at City Palace Lichtenstein. The local guides in the towns and cities we visited were very knowledgeable and the different paced groups a great idea. Our Cruise Ship Ama Venita was beautiful both in appearance and atmosphere. It was good to be part of the Christening Ceremony for this vessel. Cruise Director Anja kept us well informed on all matters and dealt with several unforeseeable situations very seamlessly.

I really appreciated her efforts, particularly when the flooding required a change of cruise ships mid voyage. Thank you Anja!! The cruise ship staff were nothing less than amazing in attention to detail, their friendliness and professional attitude. Cruise Manager Marcel the most entertaining of a long line of on board entertainment. The food was exceptional on board both in quality and presentation, and wine flowed freely. The accommodation in Paris and Prague was excellent, extremely well appointed King sized rooms and both locations within walking distance of many major attractions. Our sincere thanks to both Global Journeys and APT for a truly magnificent trip.


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Australia
Trip Date: 17/07/2014

“APT cruise was absolutely excellent, faultless”

Our APT river cruise through Europe including Paris and Prague was absolutely excellent, faultless. From the very outset of enquiring and then booking through Global Journeys our whole journey was seamless, dealt with by professionals who made certain all our problems or questions were alleviated. The main objective of all the APT staff was to ensure we enjoyed our holiday. Unique experiences of dining at the invitation of Princess Heide von Hohenzollern in her 14th century Namedy Castle and private concert by special invitation of Prince Constantin ein at his Liechtenstein City Palace in Vienna added to the personalised feel of the tour. The small villages (and larger cities) we visited were explored with knowledgeable, friendly, local guides, an aspect that APT pride themselves. We even had a local lady stop and spontaneously sing Ave Maria unaccompanied in the street of Miltenberg. Our 'day of the castles' was beautiful. Only one question that troubled us as we cruised past at least 30 wondrous castles situated on their picturesque hillsides, why are the grape vines grown vertically down the hillsides of the Rhine valley instead of horizontally? The answer is available when you visit a local Rudesheim vintner and walk amongst the vines on his family vineyard. All sightseeing off the ship was optional and we always had a choice of at least two tours. Different levels of fitness were catered for with slower, medium and fast paced groups offered and we had time to wonder or shop before the ship left dock. I have to mention the on board bicycles which were available for various tours, simply to explore the local village or ride along the river bank, great and very easy to ride. This was a particularly enjoyable European experience. We have been pleasantly spoilt by 5 star service travelling with APT.

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Australia
Trip Date: 08/05/2014

“We had a wonderful time”

Many thanks to Global Journeys and in particular Yvonne for handling the booking for our recent trip. Every inquiry was answered promptly and all our requests acted on. We had a wonderful time away. The week we organised in Paris prior to joining the APT tour was everything we could have wished. Once we moved to the APT Paris Hotel we were looked after like special guests. Herbert our Tour Director was with us right through to Budapest, his care, knowledge and organisational skills were excellent . Helena took us onto Prague and made sure we enjoyed the city she also escorted us to the airport for our flights home. Our experience of APT was 100% satisfaction. Our boat 'Amadante' was excellent, 141 passengers, the staff and freshly prepared meals were first class. All local guides were very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The tours were excellent. We certainly recommend APT and Global Journeys for a holiday of a life time.

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2017 SEASON
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Mar 2018 - Nov 2018

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Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote'.

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Tour Notes
Trip prices are per person, and reflect applicable discounts. Discounts are subject to availability, exclusive to Global Journeys and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change by APT. Full terms & conditions are available here.

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