Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

18 Day River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam with APT

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 18 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam. Board your floating oasis in Budapest, where its monuments twinkle on arrival. Cruise through Austria and Germany before disembarking in Amsterdam where you'll have three days to exploring the wonderful city.

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Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland
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1 Arrive Budapest, Embark Ship
Be met on arrival in Budapest and then transfer to your ship. Perhaps you'll have time for stroll or sightseeing, and then it's dinner onboard and settling in for the evening and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.. Stay 14 Nights: One of APT's luxurious Concerto River Ships (D)
2 Budapest
Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest. Re-board your ship and sail to Vienna. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Head to Budapest Station's Royal Waiting Room, where you will follow in the footsteps of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy an exclusive welcome reception before boarding the Grand Empress steam train. On board, you'll be treated like royalty, with a game lunch served. You will see inside some ornately adorned carriages from the early 1900s. Gödöllő Palace, Elisabeth of Bavaria's favourite residence, is your destination. You will be shown through this monument of Hungarian aristocracy and architecture. Operates on all departures between May and September.
3 Vienna
Take in Vienna's Ringstrasse, plus enjoy a visit to St Stephen's Cathedral. (B/L/D)
4 Vienna
Another day in this beautiful city presents new options. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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 a ride a bike to Klosterneuburg Monastery.
Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, at the regal City Palace in the heart of Vienna, we are putting on an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you.
5 Dürnstein, Melk
Perhaps roam Dürnstein's cobblestone lanes at your leisure or take a bike tour along the river to Melk. Whether you're on a bike or on the ship, enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Wachau Valley on the way to Melk, where you'll select your preferred activity. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey, otherwise a local expert is on hand to show you around town.
6 Linz, Passau
Choose from our selection of Freedom of Choice experiences today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • From Linz, head to Salzburg to visit some of the incredible sights featured in Roger and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. Or set off on into the Czech Republic, where Český Krumlov awaits. Either way, you will re-board your ship in the German town of Passau. Alternatively, relax on board for the entire day, then explore Passau.
7 Regensburg
Return to your ship after the morning's activity. A student from the University of Regensburg will come aboard for a presentation. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In Regensburg, explore its World Heritage-listed city centre. Or put on your dancing shoes for a Bavarian dance class at a local beer haus. Maybe take a culinary walk and visit the Michelin-starred Storstad.
8 Nuremberg
Continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. This amazing city features a grand medieval castle, Gothic churches and poignant World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds. Today, you will set off on the activity of your choice. You will be rewarded with freshly baked gingerbread on your return. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps embark on a journey through Nuremberg's history, or keep fit with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.
9 Bamberg
On arrival into Bamberg, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer. Otherwise, take it easy and relax on board. (B/L/D)
10 Würzburg
The day unfolds as you please, thanks to a choice of activities. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Seize the day with a walk to the 18th-century palace, Würzburg Residence. Perhaps journey along Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg. Or meet the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, where a home-cooked morning tea is on the menu.
11 Miltenberg
Relax on board as you cruise into Miltenberg. Here, you're free to do as you please or embark on a Freedom of Choice experience. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Pick up the pace and hike through a forested area overlooking spectacular 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.
12 Rüdesheim, Andernach
A little further up the Rhine, your ship is docked at Rüdesheim. Set out on one of three experiences here. Afterwards, cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • A gondola ride over the Rhine Valley is a great way to give you a perspective of the town. If you're up for something a little more quirky, discover Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Otherwise, a fine selection of Rhine Valley wines eagerly await your palate at an onboard tasting.
Signature Experiences:
  • Later in Andernach, go beyond the gates of Namedy Castle for an exclusive wander through the grounds, followed by a cocktail reception and a piano recital in the ballroom.
13 Cologne
Spend today in Cologne, enjoying a Freedom of Choice experience. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Take a discovery through Cologne's historic city centre and sample local German beers and snacks along the way. Or set off on a bike ride to explore Cologne's historic sights.
14 Amsterdam
Welcome to Amsterdam, our final port of call. Set out on your selected experience. Tonight, celebrate the days that have just gone by with the captain's farewell dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans - known for its windmills and specialty produce. If you're lucky to be on one of our spring departures, the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens are ready to greet you at every turn. Otherwise, stay on board and relax and unwind.
15 Amsterdam, Disembark Ship, The Hague
Travel to The Hague and visit the Royal Delft, the last remaining Delft Blue pottery factory from the 17th century. Stay Three Nights: Amsterdam Marriott Hotel (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit the famous Hotel Kurhaus for a special barbecue lunch on the terrace overlooking the sea.
16 Amsterdam
How your day unfolds depends on the included experience you select. In the evening, enjoy a Farwell Dinner. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Enjoy a culinary tour through Jordaan or explore the city's Golden Age architecture and visit a historic canal house.
17 Amsterdam, Utrecht
During a morning visit to Utrecht, discover a world of self-playing musical instruments at the Museum Speelklok. Enjoy a canal cruise, followed by lunch and a beer tasting. (B/L)
18 Depart Amsterdam
Be transferred to the airport. (B)

APT Inclusions

APT's Luxury Fleet
APT's Luxury Fleet
Partnering with AmaWaterways, APT operate their own innovative award-winning fleet of floating boutique hotels. Read more
All-inclusive. All taken care of.
All-inclusive. All taken care of.
From the moment you depart to the moment you return, everything you need is included in the trip price you pay. Read more
APT's Luxury Service
Luxury Service
An APT cruise or tour director is always present, while local experts join you along the way. Sit back and relax while APT take care of all the details. Read more
APT Freedom of Choice
Freedom of Choice
Personalise your journey to suit your interest and mix and match a wide selection of cultural, culinary, historical and active experiences. Read more
APT Signature Experiences
Signature Experiences
These are the stand-out moments. Carefully designed to help you experience Europe in far greater depth and normally unavailable to independent travellers. Read more
Live Fully with APT
Live Fully
With every detail taken care of behind the scenes, you’re 100% free to be whoever you want to be. Every day is yours to design. Read more

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Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Category E & D Twin Window Suite
Category E & D Twin Window Suite  Category E & D Twin Window Suite Layout  
  • 160 sq ft - 14.9 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Prices & Dates

There are currently no departures available on this trip. Either it's the end of the season and new departures will be released shortly, or this itinerary has been changed and will no longer continue. Feel free to contact us for information about when next seasons dates will be released or click here to view the general brochure release dates for all destinations.

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Trip Notes
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