Magnificent Europe with APT – Save $6,000 per couple*

From

$5,995

Duration

15 days

Deal Type

River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise

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Save up to $6,000 per couple when booking Business Class flights with us.* Experience one of APT’s new generation of luxury river ships, the APT Solara or APT Ostara, on this Magnificent Europe river cruise with APT travelling along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. 

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Explore the rivers of Europe aboard this luxurious all inclusive river cruise. Take in the riverside highlights of Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. Your Freedom of Choice included tours will showcase everything from quiet cobblestone villages to some of Europe’s most iconic cities – Amsterdam, Cologne, Vienna and Budapest.

Magnificent Europe with APT

Magnificent Europe with APT

Included Items

  • All inclusive river cruise aboard the new generation luxury river ship, APT Solara or APT Ostara
  • Small rivership with only 154 passengers
  • Dedicated team of 60 crew members
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 41 meals included
  • Unlimited drinks - select cocktails, premium spirits, champagne, regional wine, beer, juice and softdrinks.
  • In-suite dining and beverage service in all suites
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities
  • Freedom of Choice inclusions in 14 destinations
  • Once in a lifetime Signature Experiences
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Choice of six unique dining venues onboard
  • Daystar Deck with pool and conversation pit
  • Gym
  • Day spa
  • E-Bikes

Tour Company

APT

Tour Location

Europe

Deal Type

River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise

Map

Amsterdam to Budapest

Amsterdam to Budapest

More Information

Itinerary - Days 1-7 +

DAY 1 – AMSTERDAM

Welcome to Amsterdam. Be met on arrival and transferred to the luxurious river ship.

Stay: 14 nights, APT Solara or APT Ostara

Meals Included: Dinner

DAY 2 – AMSTERDAM

Choose how you spend today. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps cruise the canals on a glass-top boat or visit the Old Amsterdam Cheese Store for a cheese tasting matched with wine. Alternatively, join a guided bike ride through the countryside to the village of Durgerdam before visiting the Street Art Museum. Guests travelling on spring departures can also visit Keukenhof Gardens, home to more than seven million flowering bulbs.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

DAY 3 – ANDERNACH

This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. Disembark in Andernach and enjoy a Signature Experience here.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Princess Heide von Hohenzollern graciously welcomes APT guests into her home, Namedy Castle, a royal escape set near the Rhine River in Germany. After wandering through the castle and its manicured gardens, you’ll attend a cocktail party, where a pianist sets the mood.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Namedy Castle

Namedy Castle

DAY 4 – RUDESHEIM

Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Dock in Rudesheim, where you’ll choose your activity.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

You might like to take a gondola ride or visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Alternatively, visit a historic wine cellar for a tasting of Rhine Valley wines.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 – MILTENBERG

Step ashore in Miltenberg and set out on a guided exploration. Wander through cobblestone streets and admire the town’s enchanting half-timbered houses before time at leisure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 – WURZBURG

Your day unfolds on your terms thanks to a choice of activities today.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Wurzburg Residence. Alternatively, perhaps travel to Rothenburg, or join a hike to Marienberg Fortress.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wurzberg

Wurzberg

DAY 7 – BAMBERG

Sail to World Heritage-listed Bamberg, where you’ll join a guided exploration with a local expert.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary - Days 8-15 +

DAY 8 – NUREMBERG

This morning gives you the chance to choose your sightseeing activity. This afternoon, continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s World War II sites. Or join a tour focused on Nuremberg’s medieval history.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

APT Ostara Daystar Deck

APT Ostara Daystar Deck

DAY 9 – REGENSBURG

Discover Regensburg on your choice of activities today.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

In Regensburg, set out on a guided tour to 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. Your tour will finish with a tasting at Regensburg’s historic sausage kitchen, thought to be one of the oldest working restaurants in the world. Or you might prefer to get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial. This neo-classical building sits above the Danube River and houses a hall of fame that honours notable politicians, artists, sovereigns and scientists from Germany’s past.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Conversation Pit

Conversation Pit

DAY 10 – PASSAU, SALZBURG, LINZ

Take a guided tour of Salzburg before a Signature Experience.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Be welcomed by a Jagdhornblaser – a hunting horn blower – into a rustic, traditional restaurant on the Gaisberg mountain overlooking Salzburg. Enjoy a welcome drink as you soak in the scenery before savouring a delicious lunch, followed by a show featuring music from the classic film, ‘The Sound of Music’.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 – MELK, DURNSTEIN

Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, it’s up to you how you get to the next port of call. In Dürnstein, perhaps join a hike to the medieval castle ruins.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestoned lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Durnstein.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12 – VIENNA

Arrive in Vienna and set out on a city tour. Take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore. This evening is set aside for your magical Signature Experience.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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, and you will be enchanted by an operatic recital.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Vienna City Palace

Vienna City Palace

DAY 13 – VIENNA

Head out on your choice of tours, then set sail for Hungary. This evening, enjoy a Captain’s farewell dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps visit the 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens. Otherwise, tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14 – BUDAPEST

Choose your sightseeing option in Budapest today. The afternoon is yours at leisure to further explore.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Enjoy a city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, including St Stephen’s Cathedral and Heroes’ Square before a visit to the Great Market Hall for some tastings of local produce. Or board a funicular to Castle Hill and walk to Fisherman’s Bastion. Alternatively, you may wish to relax in the thermal water pools at one of Budapest’s famous baths.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 – DISEMBARK SHIP, BUDAPEST

Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be transferred to the airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Ship Information +

APT Solara / APT Ostara

Travel in unparalleled luxury with APT Solara and APT Ostara in 2025 – our brand-new river ships that redefine European river cruising. Building upon a legacy of award-winning excellence and fuelled by unwavering innovation, these contemporary and timeless vessels offer more space, more choice and more ways to experience Europe’s grandest waterways than ever before. Welcome to a fleet where sophistication meets innovation on every wave.

Ship Overview

With a host of alluring features, our brand-new, ultra-modern river ships APT Solara and APT Ostara offer unmatched opulence and style when travelling along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Whether enjoying a cocktail up on the sun deck or retreating to your spacious, light-filled suite, there is so much to discover on board.

  • Six unique dining venues include The Gruner Bar & Dining, Bistro Saison, The Owner’s Cellar, The Salon, Annie’s Table and The Daystar Deck.
  • Crafted in Melbourne by the globally acclaimed Hecker Guthrie design team, our brand-new vessels seamlessly blend contemporary elegance with timeless allure, drawing inspiration from Europe’s waterways, seasons, and locales.
  • No more than 154 guests are assisted by a dedicated team of 60 crew members. A smaller number of passengers than many other vessels on Europe’s waterways ensures your every need is met and exceeded.
  • Three luxuriously appointed suite categories include Twin Window, Balcony, and our lavish Owner’s Suites.
  • Soak in the European sun on the Daystar Deck. Offering sweeping views, rooftop dining with Mediterranean-style fare and a bar that serves sumptuous cocktails. Relax by the pool and lounge in the Conversation Pit.
  • A host of wellness offerings cater to your health and fitness goals, including an onboard gym, hair stylist and indulgent spa. E-bikes are also available for exploration on shore.

Six World-Class Dining Venues

With more onboard dining venues than any other European river ships, experience world-class dishes featuring the finest seasonal, locally sourced produce aboard the new-generation fleet.

  • Afloat – This one-of-a-kind venue raises the bar, both figuratively and literally, boasting the best 360-degree views of the surrounding riverscape.
Gruner Bar

Gruner Bar

  • Bistro Saison – Serving dishes inspired by Europe’s classic neighbourhood bistros, the main dining room celebrates rich European fare.
Bistro Saison

Bistro Saison

  • The Salon – The inviting main lounge offers a delicious array of fresh and healthy dishes over breakfast or lunch, transitioning into a live entertainment venue in the evening.
  • Annie’s Table – Indulge in a menu full of familiar favourites in this contemporary dining venue. Share a delicious meal accompanied by your preferred beverage.
Annie's Table

Annie’s Table

  • Daystar Deck – With a rooftop barbeque sizzling with Mediterranean-fare, a bar offering delectable cocktails, an alluring pool and an inviting Conversation Pit, this venue is the ideal place to relax with newfound friends.
  • The Owner’s Cellar – With sophisticated decor alluding to an exclusive atmosphere, the wine cellar offers delectable courses served from a refined menu.
Owner's Cellar

Owner’s Cellar

Suites

Owner’s Suite

Deck 3 / Cabin Size: 25 sqm.

Our most lavish suites feature spacious interiors and a large outdoor balcony. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the suite with sunlight and allow you to take in sweeping views of incredible riverside scenery. A separate sitting area beckons for private in-suite dining. Guests staying in our Owner’s Suites will also benefit from a complimentary laundry and pressing service, along with a complimentary spa treatment

Owner's Suite

Owner’s Suite

Balcony Suite

Deck 2 and 3 / Cabin size: 17 sqm.

Our opulent Balcony Suites feature electric floor-to-ceiling slide down windoes that open with ease to a French Balcony, offering ample fresh air and light-filled interiors. Guests staying in Category P Balcony Suites will also benefit from a complimentary laundry service.

Balcony Suite

Balcony Suite

Twin Window Suite

Deck 1 / Cabin size: 15 sqm.

Warm, rustic tones and wooden accents combine with earthy linens to evoke a sense of cosiness and calm in our charming Twin Window Suites.

Twin Window Suite

Twin Window Suite

Booking Terms & Conditions

Advertised price based on 7 November 2025 departure in Cat E cabin, price is per person twin share and reflects the $3,000 per person saving when purchasing business class airfares with us. Pricing is correct as of 12 June 2024, subject to availability at the time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn or prices updated by the supplier at any time, so please enquire with our expert consultants for the latest pricing, terms and conditions. Single supplement may also apply. *Early Payment Discount:  Offer is valid for new bookings only and includes a $500 per person early payment discount when paid in full 10 months prior to departure. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment required within 100 days prior to departure. Offer applicable to Category E. Offer is strictly limited and subject to availability until sold out or no later than 31 October 2024. Not combinable with other earlybird offers.

Tour Code: EUMC15

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