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Amsterdam to Budapest 15 Days

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A wonderful European discovery tour, as you cruise the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest. On your way you can dine at Namedy Castle as a guest of Princess Heide von Hohenzollern, travel on the Majestic Imperator, the old imperial train, to Salzburg and enjoy a private classical concert, at the City Palace in Vienna featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir.

What's Included

  • Return, private transfers from your home to the airport*
    *Note: Max 75 mile radius, milage charge applicable for greater distances
  • 14 nights' accommodation in a luxury outside stateroom, many with step out balconies
  • Award wining fine dining with all meals included
  • Complementary drinks all day, at your discretion
  • APT Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice sightseeing options
  • A wide selection of included cultural experiences
  • Services of a professional APT Tour Director throughout your journey, as well as local guides on all excursions
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All port charges, tipping, entertainment, entrance fees and excursions included

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Day 1: Amsterdam

Map of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers
Map of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers

Fly from the UK to the iconic canal-covered city of Amsterdam. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship before getting to know your fellow travellers and APT Cruise Director at a Welcome Reception. After your first dinner on board, you may like to explore the city at your own pace.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Amsterdam

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

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. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Cologne, Bonn & Andernach

Enter Germany and cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

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.

APT Signature Experience Signature Experience Dine at Namedy Castle

Tonight, 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. Afterwards, 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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Rüdesheim

Today you’ll approach what is known as the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. Glide past crumbling ruins that cling to rocky cliffs and rolling hillsides marked with perfectly planted vineyards. Dock in Rüdesheim, one of Germany’s most revered cultural and historic cities, and choose todays Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activity. Tonight, you will enjoy a tantalising dinner on board and reflect on your day of activity before retiring to your suite.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

Take a tour of 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
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Miltenberg

Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise toward the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning. Watch on in wonder as a highly skilled expert creates beautifully crafted objects using traditional techniques, and learn more about this time-honoured tradition. Spared from the destruction of World War II, the town of Miltenberg is much like a time capsule, revealing what old-world village life was like in Germany before the war. Featuring remarkably preserved buildings and lively town squares, this is a beautiful example of Germany’s pre-war history.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Würzburg

The immense architectural beauty of Würzburg is on display today as you stroll through this fascinating city to the Würzburg Residence. An 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg, this regal building is home to a number of historic wonders. Inside, you’ll marvel at the intricate tapestries, gilded stucco work and ceiling frescoes by famed Tiepolo.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

If you prefer to see more of the countryside, embark on a journey along the Romantic Road, one of Germany’s original and most celebrated holiday routes. This beautiful thoroughfare takes you through lush wooden swathes of land to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you’ll stop for an insightful 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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: 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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Nuremberg

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, including the Reich Party Rally Grounds, the site of Hitler’s now infamous annual rallies that were held from 1927 to 1938. Discover medieval architecture, including the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and much more. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley. Back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Regensburg

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Passau, Salzburg & Linz

APT Signature Experience Signature Experience Majestic Imperator Private Train

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 be entertained by live music en route to Linz.
Included Meals B L D

Day 11: Melk & Dürnstein

Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today. On arrival to Dürnstein, 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.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 12: Vienna

Arrive in Vienna, Austria’s capital, home to striking architecture, a rich classical musical culture and vibrant cafés. Take in a number of the city’s most important landmarks as you enjoy an orientation tour along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s famous ringed boulevard officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1865. You’ll then embark on a guided walk to the impressive St Stephen’s Cathedral.

APT Signature Experience Signature Experience Private Classical Concert

Tonight, another 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 Strauss and Mozart, and an operatic recital of some of the world’s most famous arias. In keeping with Viennese tradition, the evening draws to a close with a performance of the Radetzky March.
Included Meals B L D

Day 13: Vienna

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

Perhaps tour Schönbrunn 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, where a mixture of 18th-century rococo design and communist-era architecture make this a city of alluring contrasts. An alternative option is to visit the famed Spanish Riding School to witness the beautiful Lipizzan horses and their skilled riders and trainers during a morning practice session.
Included Meals B L D

Day 14: Budapest

Arrive in Budapest and choose your sightseeing activity for the day. Reflect upon the magnificent days that have just gone by as you sit down to the Captain’s Farewell Dinner. Tonight, you’ll enjoy one final highlight as your ship sets off on a twilight cruise through the city. Be enchanted by the lights of the remarkable Hungarian capital sparkling around you as you enjoy your last night aboard - the perfect end to an unforgettable journey.

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 15: Disembark Cruise, depart Budapest

After a final delicious breakfast on board, it is time to bid farewell to your new-found friends as you disembark your luxurious river ship for the last time in Budapest. Upon disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Included Meals B

Alternate Itinerary


Day 1: Budapest

Map of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers
Map of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers

Fly from your chosen UK airport to Budapest. Be met on arrival and transfer to your ship. After dinner, set off on a twilight cruise through the city and be enchanted by the lights of the remarkable Hungarian capital.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Budapest

Discover one of the Danube’s most beautiful cities as you join a local guide for a tour of enchanting Budapest. Among many highlights, you’ll see Heroes’ Square and Fisherman’s Bastion.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Vienna

Soak up the elegance of the city during a guided tour. See the exquisite Hofburg Palace, St Stephen’s Cathedral and much more.

APT Signature Experience Signature Experience Private Classical Concert

Tonight, another 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 Strauss and Mozart, and an operatic recital of some of the world’s most famous arias. In keeping with Viennese tradition, the evening draws to a close with a performance of the Radetzky March.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Vienna

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

On your second day in Vienna, perhaps tour Schönbrunn Palace, join an excursion to Bratislava or take in a tour of the stables at the Spanish Riding School.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Dürnstein & Melk

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

Explore Dürnstein at your leisure then cruise to Melk, or ride a bicycle along the river to Melk. On arrival, perhaps tour Melk Abbey or join a walking tour through the town.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Linz, Salzburg & Passau

APT Signature Experience Signature Experience Majestic Imperator Private Train

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 be entertained by live music en route to Passau.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Regensburg

On a tour of Regensburg, see the World Heritage-listed city centre and the ancient Romanesque Porta Pretoria.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Nuremberg

Delve into Nuremberg's history on a city tour that includes a selection of World War II sites, including the Reich Party Rally Grounds.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Bamberg

Explore Bamberg’s World Heritage-listed Old Town with a guide to discover a range of historic churches and buildings.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Würzburg

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

The architectural beauty of Würzburg is on show today as you stroll through the city to Würzburg Residence. Or, travel along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg for an enthralling tour.
Included Meals B L D

Day 11: Miltenberg

APT Signature Experience Signature Experience Village Experience

Sample the local fare during a special village experience in Miltenberg.
Included Meals B L D

Day 12: Rüdesheim & Andernach

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

In Rüdesheim, visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or ride a gondola for spectacular views over the Rhine Valley.

APT Signature Experience Signature Experience Dine at Namedy Castle

Tonight, 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. Afterwards, 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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 13: Bonn & Cologne

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

Embark on a discovery of Bonn or perhaps visit Cologne for a guided tour.
Included Meals B L D

Day 14: Amsterdam

Freedom of Choice - Sightseeing

Enjoy a leisurely cruise through Amsterdam’s famous canals or visit the lovely windmill-dotted village of Zaanse Schans.

Enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight.
Included Meals B L D

Day 15: Disembark Cruise, depart Amsterdam

After a final delicious breakfast on board, it is time to bid farewell to your new-found friends as you disembark your luxurious river ship for the last time in Amsterdam. Upon disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

Overview

With design inspired by classic ocean yachts, AMA Waterways' revolutionary Concerto Class vessels provide the most delightful river cruise experience. Accommodating 164 passenger in spacious staterooms, many incorpoating the exclusive Twin Balcony concept.

Relax in comfortable and inviting public areas or take a dip in the heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations in five dining venues.

The ships also features a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance your river cruise experience.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 80 comfortable outside staterooms and suites, many with Twin Balconies
  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Varied fine dining venues
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • Wine Bar
  • Heated pool with swim up bar and whirlpool
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Glass Elevator
  • Walking track
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Deck Plan

APT Concerto Class ships - deck plan - AmaLea, AmaKristina, AmaViola & AmaStella
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Innovative Luxury Staterooms

APT's new Concerto class vessels bring some fantastic innovative design features to the private guest spaces. Whilst almost all staterooms feature french balconies many also have an outside balcony as well with the exclusive Twin Balcony configuration pioneered on these ships.

All Staterooms & Suites Feature

  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways' exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Owner's Suite

APT Concerto Class - Owner's Suite APT Concerto Class - Owner's Suite+ Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 350 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • mini-bar

Twin BalconySuite (Cat. P & P+)

APT Concerto Class - Cat P & P+ Twin Balcony Suite APT Concerto Class - Cat P & P+ Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 235 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony

Twin Balcony Suite (Cat. T & T+)

APT Concerto Class - Cat T & T+ Twin Balcony Suite APT Concerto Class - Cat T & T+ Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 210 sq. ft.
  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony

French Balcony Stateroom (Cat. C)

APT Concerto Class - Cat C French Balcony Stateroom APT Concerto Class - Cat C Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • Floor to Ceiling French Balcony

French Balcony Stateroom (Cat. CB)

APT Concerto Class - Cat CB French Balcony Stateroom APT Concerto Class - Cat CB Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 155 sq. ft.
  • Floor to Ceiling French Balcony

Stateroom (Cat. D & E)

APT Concerto Class - Cat D & E Stateroom APT Concerto Class - Cat D & E Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.

Fine dining

Gourmet Dining onboard an AmaWaterways Ship

Begin with a sophisticated and stylish setting. Toss in a cheerful atmosphere. Add our sumptuous cuisine, wonderful regional wines and attentive service; then sprinkle in gorgeous views. The result - an outstanding dining experience. Our expert chefs create culinary masterpieces that highlight regional cultures and traditions.

Gold Medal Menus

Primus Perchtold, Executive Chef and winner of three gold medals at the European Championship of Culinary Art in Nuremberg, designs exquisite menus for guests' enjoyment in Europe.

La Chaine des Rotisseurs

Every APT vessel cruising in Europe is an official member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs. Membership is considered an achievement of world-class culinary acumen.

A Variety of Dining Options

Chef’s Table Restaurant - The renowned Chef’s Table Restaurant offers the ultimate fine dining experience on Europe’s waterways. Exclusive to APT’s luxurious river ships, this intimate and unique six-course degustation-style meal can be enjoyed at no extra charge.

Verde Fine Dining Restaurant - Providing the quintessential fine dining experience, your ship’s main restaurant, the Verde Fine Dining Restaurant, serves freshly-prepared gourmet cuisine throughout the day.

Bella Cucina Restaurant - Indulge in delicious Italian-style fare at another stylish restaurant.

Casual Dining at River Bistro - From morning till midnight, casual light meals are on offer in the comfort of the new River Bistro, located in your ship’s Main Lounge.

Wine Room Private Dining - The Wine Room accommodates two private tables of up to six guests. It’s the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

Sun Deck Alfresco Lunch -Weather and river conditions permitting, on select days, you can choose to head to the Sun Deck to enjoy your alfresco lunch.

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Cruises operate in both directions on all dates except November and December. Dec 23 boards in Budapest.

Single Occupancy Supplements: Cat E to AA: 50%, Suite: 100%

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£4995
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Cruises operate in both directions on all dates except November and December. Dec 22 boards in Budapest.

Single Occupancy Supplements: Cat E to AA: 50%, Suite: 100%

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