Magnificent Europe - Berlin and Prague to Amsterdam

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Magnificent Europe - Berlin and Prague to Amsterdam
Berlin to Amsterdam
Duration: 21 days
Tour code: EUMCRBA21

Explore the historical Berlin, German’s infamous capital, including Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and Alexanderplatz. After a Grand City Stay in Prague, cruise the waterways of Europe from Budapest to Amsterdam.

What's included?

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 21 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 12 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 50 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Butler, room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Accommodation

Luxury River Cruise Ship and Hotels

Room types available
  • Twin - 2 Adults, 2 Beds
  • Single - 1 Adult, 1 Bed
  • Double - 2 Adults, 1 Beds

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Berlin
Be transferred to your hotel before getting to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception later this evening.

Stay: Three nights: The Regent Berlin

Day 2
Berlin
Explore Berlin on a guided tour today. Visit the Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz. See the Reichstag, Berlin’s historic parliamentary building, and the ruins of the infamous Berlin Wall. You’ll also visit Checkpoint Charlie, the former crossing point between East and West Germany, and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum.

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Berlin, Potsdam
Take an excursion to Potsdam, once the residence of Prussian kings. Here, you’ll enjoy a tour of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, Sanssouci. The largest World Heritage-listed site in Germany, the palace of Sanssouci is surrounded by extensive gardens and parklands, which are a delight to explore.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 4
Berlin, Dresden, Prague
Travel to Dresden, the capital and royal residence for the Kings of Saxony. Once known as the ‘Florence of the North’, the city boasted cultural splendour before being destroyed by the controversial Allied aerial bombing during World War II. The impact of the bombing and 40 years of East German socialist influence has considerably changed the face of the city. Enjoy a walking tour here, then continue to Prague.

Stay: Three nights: Prague, Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Prague
The capital of the Czech Republic lures you with its millennia-long history and rich Bohemian culture. Take a trip to Prague Castle, the largest coherent castle complex in the world, and visit Saint Vitus Cathedral. Afterwards, stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town Square, where you’ll see the 600-year-old Astronomical Clock. Tonight, dinner awaits at the award-winning La Rotonde restaurant. Set in beautiful art deco style, dine in this exquisite setting.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 6
Prague
Enjoy your visit to Chateau Jeminste.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 7
Prague, Velke Bilovice, Budapest, Embark Ship
Travel to the historic town of Velke Bilovice, the largest grape-growing town in the Czech Republic. Here, savour a light lunch in a traditional wine cellar. Continue to Budapest and board your luxury river ship. After dinner, set off on a twilight cruise through the city and be enchanted by the lights of the remarkable Hungarian capital.

Stay: 14 nights: a Concerto River Ship

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 8
Budapest
Choose your sightseeing in Budapest.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 9
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.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 10
Vienna
You have a choice of exciting activities to choose from on your second day in Vienna.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 11
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.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 12
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.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 13
Regensburg
Choose your sightseeing in Regensburg.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 14
Nuremberg
Back on board after your sightseeing activity, sample some freshly baked gingerbread while cruising along the Main-Danube Canal.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 15
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.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 16
Würzburg
The immense architectural beauty of Wurzburg is on show today.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 17
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.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 18
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.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 19
Cologne
Travel to the Gothic masterpiece of Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 20
Amsterdam
Today, sail into the beautiful Dutch capital, Amsterdam, and choose your sightseeing. Enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 21
Amsterdam, Disembark Ship
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: breakfast

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