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Festive Christmas with Magnificent Europe and Paris

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Our Price From 16,340 Per Person
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 Trip Length
25 Days
 Trip Starts
Berlin
 Trip Finishes
Paris
25 Day Festive Christmas with Magnificent Europe and Paris Itinerary (APT)
Countries Explored: Germany Czech Republic Slovakia Hungary Austria Holland Belgium France
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Style
River Cruise
Trip Code
EUMCRBPX25

Overview

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 25 Day Festive Christmas with Magnificent Europe and Paris. Spend the festive season exploring the magical Christmas markets of Prague, Dresden and Berlin, the take a luxury APT European river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Finish amid the boulevards, boutiques and bistros of Paris.

Itinerary

Your journey begins with a transfer to your hotel, where you will get to know everyone at a welcome reception later this evening. Stay Three Nights: The Regent Berlin

Explore Berlin on a guided tour. This afternoon, wander through the Christmas markets. Come together for a relaxed welcome dinner this evening. (B/D)

Journey to Potsdam, once the residence of Prussian kings. Here, you'll enjoy a discovery of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, Sanssouci. Return to Berlin and choose how you'd like to explore. The evening is yours at leisure. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Visit the one-of-a-kind small streets and renovated courtyards of the artists' district, which was once the centre of Jewish life in Berlin, or visit Sammlung Boros, a former military bunker that has transformed into a museum.

En route to Dresden, stop at Meissen where you will set out on your preferred experience. Continue to Dresden. Stay: Dresden, Taschenbergpalais Kempinski (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Travel to Meissen and visit Albrechtsburg Castle, which rises majestically above the Elbe River Valley. Built in 1471, it is considered Germany's oldest castle. Alternatively, visit the world-famous Meissen Porcelain Factory, showcasing its heritage of fine porcelain art.

Join your chosen activity then enjoy a special Signature Experience. Enjoy free time in town and maybe visit the Christmas Museum. Later, arrive in Prague, the charming capital of the Czech Republic. Stay Three Nights: Alcron Hotel Prague (B/L)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Visit the Volkswagen factory, or take some time to browse Germany's oldest Christmas market, Striezelmarkt.
Signature Experiences:
  • Visit an enchanting Nutcracker workshop and perhaps try your hand at making their famous wooden Christmas toys.

Take a guided discovery of Prague and visit its charming Old Town, spending time wandering its cobblestone streets as well as Charles Bridge. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the award-winning La Rotonde. (B/D)

Today is set aside for a memorable experience just outside of the city. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Enjoy a day out at Chateau Jemniste. Explore this family-owned estate on a private guided tour, have lunch, then watch on in awe as birds of prey free fly during a falconry display.

Travel to the historic town of Velke Bílovice, then continue to Budapest and board your luxury river ship. Stay 14 Nights: a Concerto River Ship (B/L/D)

Start the day with a guided discovery of Budapest and delve into its most fascinating sights. You'll also have the chance to get into the festive spirit with a visit to the city's charming Christmas markets. (B/L/D)

Take in Vienna's Ringstrasse, plus enjoy a visit to St Stephen's Cathedral. Afterwards, wander through the Christmas markets and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two. As the scent of mulled wine and gingerbread fills the wintry air, you'll come to realise that the festive season in Europe is nothing short of magical. (B/L/D)

Spend this morning on your preferred activity and this evening on a Signature Experience. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps visit the 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens, including the traditional Christmas market in the Parade Court. Or tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia's Bratislava.
Signature Experiences:
  • After dinner, head to the princely family of Liechtenstein's City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where we have arranged an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you. A full orchestra will perform classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss. You will also be enchanted by an operatic recital and a performance by some members of the Mozart Boys' Choir.

Enjoy free time to explore Durnstein, before sailing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. Here, visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey, one of the finest Baroque buildings in the world. (B/L/D)

Celebrate a magical Christmas Day as you choose how you'd like to spend the day with a selection of experiences available. Later, enjoy a traditional Christmas feast on board your ship with all the trimmings. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Head to Salzburg to visit some of the sites featured in The Sound of Music. After your tour you will have free time for lunch, which you may choose to spend sampling the Christmas fare at the Salzburg Market. Or set off into the Czech Republic, where Cesky Krumlov awaits. During your free time, perhaps try traditional Christmas cookies, mulled wine or just enjoy the Christmas atmosphere of this medieval beauty.

Discover Regensburg today. Explore its atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre. With a history dating back to the Roman times, this incredible city was the first capital of Bavaria. During free time, perhaps visit the Christmas Market. (B/L/D)

Set out on a guided exploration to discover Nuremberg's history, with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Afterwards, enjoy free time at the Market Square, home to one of Germany's oldest and most famous Christmas markets, the Christkindlmarkt. (B/L/D)

On arrival into Bamberg, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything this World Heritage-listed city has to offer. During your free time you may wish to peruse the Christmas Market in Maximiliansplatz. Otherwise, take it easy and relax on board. (B/L/D)

Choose from three exciting activities today. This afternoon, perhaps spend your free time enjoying the picturesque Christmas Market in Wurzburg's Old Town. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Embark on a tour of Wurzburg Residence. Perhaps journey to Rothenburg. Or meet the locals with a visit to a family-owned farm, where a home-baked morning tea is on the menu.

Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided exploration. Wander through cobblestone streets and admire the town's enchanting half-timbered houses before time at leisure to explore on your own. (B/L/D)

Dock in Rudesheim, where you'll choose your activity, followed by free time to enjoy the festive atmosphere or perhaps sample a local Rudesheimer coffee in a cosy cafe. Later, cruise through the Rhine Valley to Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village. Tonight, bid farewell to 2023 in style with New Year's Eve celebrations in full swing courtesy of your onboard entertainment. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Enjoy a gondola ride or a visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.

On this New Year's Day, enjoy a Signature Experience. The afternoon will be spent sailing onwards to The Netherlands. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Visit Castle Schloss Paffendorf for guided tour and morning tea.

Arrive into Amsterdam and set out on your chosen activity. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's farewell dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans. Otherwise, stay on board and relax and unwind.

Travel to the Belgian town of Ghent, one of the best-kept secrets in Europe. Here, board a cruise to explore its maze of canals, then enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Paris. Stay Three Nights: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe (B/L)

A local expert will take you on a discovery of Paris. See the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Indulge in lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, created by renowned chef Alain Ducasse, then see the splendour behind Louis XIV's transformation of the Palace of Versailles.

Spend the day on your chosen activity. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a cabaret show at the Lido de Paris. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps follow a trail of Paris' fine food during a culinary walk. Alternatively, hop in a special 2CV vintage car and cruise around Paris' famed icons, or soak up the Parisian atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacre-Coeur Basilica.

Your journey draws to a conclusion today with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Trip 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

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

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

Signature Experiences
Signature Experiences

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Live Fully

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Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Category E
Twin Window
 
Category D
Twin Window
Piano Deck (Level 1)
 
Category C
Panoramic Balcony
 
Category T
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
 
Category P
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
Cello Deck (Level 2)
 
Category B+
Panoramic Balcony
 
Category T+
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
 
Category P+
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
 
Royal Suite
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck (Level 3)
Sun Deck

Cabins

  • 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
  • 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
  • 170 sq ft - 15.8 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
  • 210 sq ft - 19.5 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
  • 235 sq ft - 21.8 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
  • 300 sq ft - 27.9 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

Availability

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Wednesday 13 Dec 2023
Saturday 06 Jan 2024
Ship Name MS AmaVenita
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Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Base Cabin  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 400
Category C $ 3,300
Category B+ $ 3,400
Category T $ 3,800
Category T+ $ 4,000
Category P $ 4,200
Category P+ $ 4,500
Royal Suite $ 6,800
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Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by APT.

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