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Grand European by Rail
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Rome to Budapest
30 days
Tour code: EUMCGT30

Enjoy highlights of Europe by rail before joining APT’s popular Magnificent Europe river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest.

What's included?

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 25 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 13 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 65 meals
  • Complimentary beverages on board your cruise*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Butler, room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Accommodation

Sina Villa Medici

Room types available

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

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Rome
Arrive before midday and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a stroll through Rome, then tonight, get to know your fellow travellers during a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights, Rome, Hotel Bernini Bristol

Day 2
Rome
Tour the Vatican, including St. Peter’s Basilica. Delight in the chance to witness Michelangelo’s renowned frescoes which sprawl across the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 3
Rome, Florence
Enjoy pre-reserved tickets to the Colosseum, Rome's iconic oval amphitheatre. Afterwards, board your rail journey to Florence, where you'll enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Florence, Sina Villa Medici, Autograph Collection

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 4
Florence
Be guided by a local expert as you enjoy a morning visit to Florence, including a visit to the Galleria dell'Accademia to see Michelangelo’s Statue of David.

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Florence, Venice
Farewell Florence and board your business class rail journey to Venice, where you will enjoy a serene gondola ride before dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Venice, Westin Europa & Regina or similar

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 6
Venice
Personalise your time in Venice with a choice of excursions, before an exclusive experience.

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Venice, Milan
Enjoy your business class rail journey to Milan. Upon arrival, take in the wonders of this fashionable city as you embark on a guided city tour.

Stay: Milan, Rosa Grand Milano

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 8
Milan, Lucerne
Travel to Lucerne by train today and, in the evening, choose where to dine.

Stay: Two Nights, Lucerne, Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 9
Lucerne
Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Lake Lucerne. Afterwards, ride the world’s steepest cogwheel train to Mt Pilatus, then descend by a scenic gondola.

Meals: breakfast

Day 10
Lucerne, Montreux
Board your scenic glass-dome first-class journey aboard the GoldenPass to Montreux, where you will enjoy an orientation tour.

Stay: Two Nights, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 11
Montreux, Lavaux
The day is set aside for an experience most memorable.

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Montreux, Geneva, Lyon
Board a train to Geneva for a stop, then cross the border into France and arrive in Lyon, where you will enjoy dinner tonight.

Stay: Sofitel Lyon Bellecour Hotel

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 13
Lyon, Paris
Enjoy a guided city tour of Lyon, then board your train to Paris.

Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

Meals: breakfast

Day 14
Paris, Versailles
After a guided tour of Paris, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 15
Paris
Choose your activity before a meal and a memorable show at the Moulin Rouge.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 16
Paris, Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Travel by rail through northern France and into Belgium. Arrive in Amsterdam and board your river ship. After dinner on board, you may like to explore at your own pace.

Stay: 14 Nights, one of APT’s luxurious Concerto River Ships

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 17
Amsterdam
Spend today on your selected activity. In the evening, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner on board with your fellow travellers.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 18
Cologne, Bonn, Andernach
Enter Germany and cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. Here, your day takes one of two paths on your chosen activity. Later, rejoin your ship in Bonn and cruise to Andernach where a special experience awaits.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 19
Rüdesheim
Approach the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River today, where crumbling ruins cling to rocky cliffs and rolling hillsides are marked with perfectly planted vineyards. Your ship later docks at the town of Rüdesheim.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 20
Miltenberg
Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning. After the day’s activity, return to your ship for a delicious dinner.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 21
Würzburg
Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 22
Bamberg
This morning your ship will arrive in World Heritage-listed Bamberg, one 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.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 23
Nuremberg
Choose your sightseeing in Nuremberg. Back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 24
Regensburg
Tailor your holiday with a selection of sightseeing choices today.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 25
Passau, Linz
Select from a diverse range of sightseeing options today.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 26
Melk, Dürnstein
Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today. Disembark in Melk and select from a number of activities. Later, take the opportunity to roam Dürnstein's cobblestone lanes at your leisure.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 27
Vienna
Arrive in Vienna, home to an array of striking architecture as well as a rich classical music 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 28
Vienna
Personalise your time in Vienna with a choice of touring options today.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 29
Budapest
Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest. Back on board after dinner, see the city lights sparkle during a twilight cruise.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 30
Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
Be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: breakfast

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