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18 Day Magnificent Europe - Prague to Amsterdam

APT River Cruise starting in Prague and finishing in Amsterdam

Read 3 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 18 Day Magnificent Europe - Prague to Amsterdam. Prague represents a superb fusion of historical and contemporary culture. Which is why this European sojourn begins in the Czech Republic, before embarking on a luxurious...read more

Overview

Operator: APT
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 18 Days
From: Prague to Amsterdam
Tour Code: EUMCRPA18
Visits: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland
Our Price From:
$ 9,105
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 340
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Arrive Prague

Be met and transferred to your hotel before tonight's Welcome Reception. Three Night Grand City Stay: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel
2

Prague

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. This evening, be transported back to the 1930s as you enjoy dinner at La Rotonde restaurant. (B/D)
3

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)
4

Prague, Velké Bílovice, Budapest

Travel to Velké Bílovice for a light lunch in a traditional Czech wine cellar, before continuing to Budapest and board your river ship, before a twilight cruise tonight. Stay 14 Nights: one of APT's luxurious Aria or Concerto River Ships (B/L/D)
5

Budapest, Esztergom

Today, a city tour includes a visit to Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. Set sail this afternoon before enjoying a Gala Welcome Dinner on board. (B/L/D)
6

Vienna, A Royal Invitation

Take a walking tour of Vienna. Later, enjoy a private concert at the City Palace featuring members of the Mozart Boys' Choir. (B/L/D)
7

Vienna, Freedom of Choice

Tour Schönbrunn Palace, join an excursion to Bratislava or visit the Spanish Riding School. (B/L/D)
8

Dürnstein, Melk, Freedom of Choice

Explore Dürnstein then cruise to Melk, or ride a bicycle along the banks of the river. In Melk, tour the abbey or the town. (B/L/D)
9

Linz, A Royal Invitation, Salzburg, Passau

Travel to Passau, via Salzburg, on an exquisite private rail journey aboard the Majestic Imperator. (B/D)
10

Regensburg

Step ashore and delight in a guided discovery of Regensburg. (B/L/D)
11

Nuremberg

Delve into the history of Nuremberg on a city tour that includes a selection of World War II sites. (B/L/D)
12

Bamberg

Embark on a guided tour through Bamberg's historic Old Town. (B/L/D)
13

Würzburg, Freedom of Choice

Walk through the city to Würzburg Residence. Or, travel along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg for a tour. (B/L/D)
14

Miltenberg

Discover the local way of life during a village experience. (B/L/D)
15

Rüdesheim, Freedom of Choice, Andernach, A Royal Invitation

In Rüdesheim, choose your activity. Later, enjoy a visit to Namedy Castle. 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)
16

Bonn, Freedom of Choice, Cologne

Soak in the riverside setting and cosmopolitan feel during a tour of Bonn. Or, travel to Cologne for a guided tour. (B/L/D)
17

Amsterdam, Freedom of Choice

Enjoy a canal cruise or visit Zaanse Schans, famous for its wooden windmills. (B/L/D)
18

Amsterdam, Disembark Ship

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

Day By Day

1

Arrive Prague

Be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel before tonight's Welcome Reception. Stay Three Nights: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel
2

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 Welcome Dinner awaits at the award-winning La Rotonde restaurant. Set in beautiful art deco style, dine in this exquisite setting as you get to know your fellow travellers. (B/D)
3

Prague

Spend time at Chateau Jeminste. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Descendants of the Czech Republic's aristocratic family, the Counts of Sternberg, 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.
4

Prague, Velke Bilovice, Budapest, Embark Ship

Travel to the historic town of Velke Bilovice for a light lunch in a traditional Czech wine cellar. Continue to Budapest and board your luxury river ship. After dinner on board this evening, set off on a twilight cruise through the city and be enchanted by the lights of the remarkable Hungarian capital. Stay 14 Nights: one of APT's luxurious Concerto River Ships (B/L/D)
5

Budapest

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

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps embark on a city tour that offers a thrilling discovery. See the Fisherman's Bastion, Heroes' Square and more. Should you be feeling energetic, hike to Castle Hill or for a more relaxed option, embark on a culinary tour of the Great Market Hall.
6

Vienna

Arrive in Vienna, Austria's capital, home to striking architecture, a rich classical musical 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 St Stephen's Cathedral. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, your first superb 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.
7

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 Rococo 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.
8

Dürnstein, Melk

Roam Durnstein'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. Later, choose your sightseeing in Melk. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • You may then choose to ride a bike along the banks of the Danube River from Durnstein to Melk, or rejoin your ship and cruise through the stunning Wachau Valley wine region to Melk instead. Disembark your river ship for a guided tour of Melk Abbey, or join a local guide for a tour of the town.
9

Linz, Salzburg, Passau

Spend the day on the Majestic Imperator and exploring Salzburg. Later, rejoin your luxurious river ship and later, enjoy a sumptuous dinner. (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Today, an exquisite private rail journey aboard the incredible Majestic Imperator reveals the legacy of the once powerful Habsburg Empire as you travel from Linz to Passau via Salzburg. Experience the romance of European rail travel on board your privately chartered train. Relax in luxury and savour refreshments while you wind your way through alpine countryside. Disembark in Salzburg, where a fascinating city tour includes some of the sights from the classic musical film, The Sound of Music. Re-board the exquisite Majestic Imperator and be entertained by live performers en route to Passau.
10

Regensburg

Choose your sightseeing in Regensburg. (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.
11

Nuremberg

Back on board after your sightseeing activity, sample some freshly baked gingerbread while cruising along the Main-Danube Canal. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.
12

Bamberg

This morning your ship will arrive in the fascinating World Heritage-listed city of Bamberg, another of the few German cities that wasn't destroyed during World War II. Here you will explore the Old Town with a local expert to discover a range of historic churches and buildings, including the town hall on the River Regnitz. (B/L/D)
13

Würzburg

The immense architectural beauty of Wurzburg is on show today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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.
14

Miltenberg

Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning, then choose your sightseeing. (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 embark on a hike through a picturesque Franconian vineyard as you learn about the specialty wines of the region.
15

Rüdesheim, Andernach

Dock in Rudesheim and choose your sightseeing. Later, your ship's Sun Deck offers the perfect vantage point from which to view the scenery of the Rhine Gorge as you cruise the Rhine's most beautiful stretch. (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.
Signature Experiences:
  • This evening, you will be treated to a special event of the regal kind as you arrive in the 2,000-year-old town of Andernach. Here, you will enjoy an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle, home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern, who has kindly opened the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy some free time to wander about the magnificent castle and breathtaking grounds at your leisure, then savour dinner in the ballroom, accompanied by a special classical piano recital.
16

Cologne

Travel to the Gothic masterpiece of Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Cologne, taking in beautiful sites such as the ancient Roman wall. Alternatively, sample local beers and snacks during a walking tour, or perhaps embark on a guided bike ride and see the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages.
17

Amsterdam

Today, sail into the beautiful Dutch capital, Amsterdam, and choose your sightseeing. Enjoy a Captain's Farewell 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 wooden windmills, traditional Dutch houses and specialty produce. Enjoy some time to explore and a tasting of the region's renowned cheeses. Alternatively, relax on board while a local baker will conduct a 'stroopwafel' demonstration. Alternatively, on select spring departures, take the opportunity to visit Keukenhof Gardens.
18

Disembark Ship, Depart Amsterdam

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

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Experience Chateau Jemniste, where you'll enjoy a private tour of the magnificent estate, followed by lunch and a falconry display
  • Visit the recently renovated City Palace in the heart of Vienna for a Cocktail Reception and a private concert, featuring members of the acclaimed Mozart Boys' Choir
  • Soak in the spirit of the Habsburg Empire on a private rail journey aboard the luxurious Majestic Imperator, taking you to Salzburg
  • Mingle with the locals and sample the local fare during a special village experience in Miltenberg
  • Explore the rooms and gardens of Namedy Castle at your leisure, before a lavish banquet in the ballroom

Included Experiences

  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 18 towns, villages and cities
  • 46 meals - 17 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
  • Expert services of an APT Cruise Director and Tour Director
  • Butler, room service, and champagne on arrival for select suites
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

Fine Dining

  • Includes 46 meals - enjoy 17 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 15 Dinners
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board your cruise*

Outstanding Accommodation

  • Three nights at the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel during a glorious Prague Grand City Stay
  • 14 nights on one of APT's luxurious Aria or Concerto River Ships

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • *Complimentary beverages do not include French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines - these are available at an additional charge
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • 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 18 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 10 locations
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Butler, room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Fine Dining

  • Includes 46 meals - enjoy 17 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 15 Dinners
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board your cruise*

Outstanding Accommodation

  • Three nights at the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel during a glorious 3 night Prague Grand City Stay
  • 14 nights on one of APT's luxurious Concerto River Ships

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • *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

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Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide

Reviews (3)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Magnificent Europe - Prague to Amsterdam with APT.
WA, Australia
Jul 2017
1 Trip
“European River Cruise”
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Overall a wonderful holiday. Amazing organisation by the Cruise Director and crew aboard - despite having to change ships half way through due to water levels on Danube River. Age level of guests was "up there", so probably not for those under 60. Would recommend this cruise to others. Our Global Journeys agent was very helpful and organised.
QLD, Australia
Nov 2016
1 Trip
“Wonderful trip with no worries”
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We had a great journey from the beginning of the booking with Georgie from Global Journeys to the trip with APT. From the time the limo picked us up from home to take us to the airport to the time he picked us up to drive us back home everything was as promised & carried out in a professional manner.We only had to ask & what ever it was we needed was done & we didn't need to ask again. There was not one problem that we can recall having.
Australia
May 2014
1 Trip
“APT truly know how to look after you”
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The whole experience of river cruising was great. It allowed you to see the best parts of each place you visited. I could not fault APT, they truly know how to look after you. The tours were great and organised really well. Thank you Yvonne for all your help.
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