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Magnificent Europe – ms Amadagio

Amsterdam, Cologne, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

  • Guided canal boat tour of Amsterdam
  • Walking tour of Cologne and city walk Koblenz
  • Accommodation Accommodation at its Best 
    Tour Code EUM15 
    Tour Duration 15 
    Style River Cruises of Europe, Russia and Egypt 
    Finest Dining Includes 41 Meals
    Outstanding Places to Stay 14 night cruise on board the ms Amadagio or ms Amalegro
    Select Package 15 Day Magnificent Europe (m.s. Amadagio)06/07
    15 Day Magnificent Europe 07/08

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Sun. Arrive Amsterdam.
    Arrive in Amsterdam where your luxurious river cruise ship ms Amadagio or ms Amalegro is moored near the city centre. Meet your fellow travellers tonight at the Welcome Cocktail Reception. Following dinner, relax in the lounge or walk back into town to take in Amsterdam’s nightlife.
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    Day 2 Mon. Amsterdam.
    After breakfast, admire the architecture of the city on a guided canal boat tour. Sail in the glass-top boat past beautiful 17th century homes, charming churches and 16th century merchant houses. Enjoy free time before departing Amsterdam around lunch. There is an afternoon information briefing as you cruise towards Germany. Tonight you’ll be a guest at the Captain’s Gala Welcome Dinner.
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    Day 3 Tue. Cologne – Koblenz.
    Arrive in Cologne for a morning walking tour through the old part of the city. At lunchtime, continue to 2,000-year old Koblenz, located at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle Rivers. Enjoy an evening city walk through town, set in one of Germany’s most important wine regions.
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    Day 4 Wed. Mainz.
    Today, sail through the Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river, passing castle after castle. See the legendary Lorelei Rock, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Arrive in Mainz and enjoy a walking tour of this beautiful town, famous as the home of Gutenberg. There is free time to explore before the ship sails this afternoon. Tonight’s Crew Show will conclude a great day of cruising.
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    Day 5 Thu. Miltenberg – Wertheim.
    Arrive in Miltenberg and disembark for a morning walking tour of this delightful old Franconian town, revealing narrow cobblestone streets and gabled, half-timbered houses. Shop for souvenirs before travelling to Wertheim, where we witness a glass-blowing performance before re-boarding the ship. Relax while you cruise through the sunny valleys of the meandering Main.
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    Day 6 Fri. Würzburg.
    After a morning filled with beautiful Main River scenery, you’ll be romanced by Würzburg. Surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards, the city is the capital of Lower Franconia, a centre of wine and trade. During your tour, see the major sights including the magnificent Residential Palace. This afternoon explore Würzburg on your own or take an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romanic Road. After dinner, enjoy a medieval music performance in the ship’s lounge. Cruise overnight to Bamberg.
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    Day 7 Sat. Bamberg.
    In the afternoon, enter the Main-Danube Canal at enchanting Bamberg, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Disembark for a guided tour of this medieval gem, with its uniquely intact townscape. Marvel at the Old Town Hall, which straddles the river, and the city’s serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. From here, travel through the picturesque countryside to rejoin your ship. Continue along the Main-Danube Canal to ancient Nuremberg, capital of the state of Franconia.
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    Day 8 Sun. Nuremberg – Continental Divide.
    Enjoy a guided morning tour of this historic city with its fabulous Gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. See the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. At lunchtime, continue to transit the Main-Danube Canal as you arrive at the highest point of your cruise – 435 metres above sea level – before descending through stair-step locks.
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    Day 9 Mon. Regensburg.
    This morning takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal. Visit Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, featuring one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. A guided tour includes the Old Town Hall and the Porta Pretoria – gates to a Roman fort built in 179 AD.
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    Day 10 Tue. Passau – Linz.
    Early this morning the ship takes you through scenic valleys and past charming riverside towns. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. During your walking tour, gaze at this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Or, take an optional full day tour to Salzburg and its most popular Sound of Music sights including the Wedding Church, exquisite Mirabell Gardens, the Great Salzburg Festival Hall and much more. For those staying on board, enjoy a scenic cruise from Passau into Austria and on to Linz. After dinner, take a walk through this delightful town, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port.
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    Day 11 Wed. Melk – Dürnstein – Krems.
    Cruise through the Wachau Valley this morning. A guided tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest baroque monasteries. From here, continue on a short cruise to Dürnstein. Marvel at the blue Baroque Stiftskirche. Above town you’ll spot the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Your walking tour through cobblestone streets reveals quaint 16th century town houses and taverns. Continue through the lovely Wachau Valley, dotted with castles, to the little riverside towns of Krems, centre of the Wachau wine industry, which you will sample tonight.
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    Day 12 Thu. Vienna.
    A wonderful day to savour the baroque elegance of Vienna. A guided sightseeing tour includes Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, Ringstrasse and St Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy a free afternoon to stroll along the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrasse, or sample some of Vienna’s famous pastries. Tonight explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or come along for an optional Mozart and Strauss concert.
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    Day 13 Fri. Vienna – Bratislava.
    Spend another morning in Vienna at your leisure or maybe join an optional tour to the imperial Schönbrunn Palace. In the afternoon, a tour of Bratislava reveals the city’s major sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral. From Bratislava Castle, you will enjoy breathtaking views overlooking three countries – Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, followed by an evening music performance on board.
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    Day 14 Sat. Budapest.
    The morning is free for last minute souvenir shopping. Afternoon sightseeing includes historic Buda Castle, where you have a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features 500-year old Matthias Church, St Stephen’s Basilica, distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the marvellous Royal Palace and much more. Your afternoon is free. Tonight enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner with Gypsy violinists.
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    Day 15 Sun. Depart Budapest.
    Your wonderful cruise ends after breakfast this morning.
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    What’s Included

    Inclusions

    • Guided walking tour of Mainz
    • Walking tour of Miltenberg
    • Wertheim, glass-blowing demonstration
    • Tour of Würzburg, including the Residential Palace
    • Enjoy guided tours of Nuremberg and Bamberg
    • Guided walking tour of Regensburg
    • Walking tour through Passau
    • Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk
    • Walking tour of Dürnstein
    • Krems, wine tasting (cruise from Amsterdam only)
    • Vienna Sightseeing Tour & visit to Opera House
    • Guided tour of Bratislava
    • Sightseeing tour of Budapest

    Finest Dining

    • Superb dining with all meals included whilst on board the ship
    • Cocktail reception and Welcome Dinner
    • Captain’s Gala Dinner
    • Quality wines with dinner
    • Special highlights including folklore performances, wine tastings, lectures, theme dinners, local festivities and on board music performances

    Outstanding Places to Stay

    • 14 night cruise on board the ms Amadagio or ms Amalegro in an outside cabin
    • On board amenities including bicycles, elevator, fitness centre, massage and beauty salon, souvenir shop and Club Lounge
    • Non-smoking ship (smoking only on Sun Deck)

    Additional Information

    • Single supplement available on application
    • Tour Notes. Port charges – add A$285 per person
    • Arrival/Departure Transfers on first and last day of package – add A$140 per person
    • All departures are guaranteed
    • Cruise Upgrades available Contact Us for further details
    • Cruise operated in conjunction with Amadeus Waterways

    Earlybird Savings

    • Ask about our Early Booking discounts on cruises and airfares

    The APT Difference

    • Services of a professional Cruise Manager
    • All English language on board
    • 6-star service and facilities
    • APT Ownership

    Air$aver Airfares

    • Enquire about our great airfares to Europe

    Additional Information

     
    • 11162
    • Ocean
    • 01 Jan 00
    • Europe
    • 07 Jun 16
    • Europe River
    • Cruise Only

    Magnificent Europe – ms Amadagio

    Amsterdam, Cologne, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest

  • Guided canal boat tour of Amsterdam
  • Walking tour of Cologne and city walk Koblenz
  • Accommodation Accommodation at its Best 
    Tour Code EUM15 
    Tour Duration 15 
    Style River Cruises of Europe, Russia and Egypt 
    Finest Dining Includes 41 Meals
    Outstanding Places to Stay 14 night cruise on board the ms Amadagio or ms Amalegro
    Select Package 15 Day Magnificent Europe (m.s. Amadagio)06/07
    15 Day Magnificent Europe 07/08

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Sun. Arrive Amsterdam.
    Arrive in Amsterdam where your luxurious river cruise ship ms Amadagio or ms Amalegro is moored near the city centre. Meet your fellow travellers tonight at the Welcome Cocktail Reception. Following dinner, relax in the lounge or walk back into town to take in Amsterdam’s nightlife.
    Dx1

    Day 2 Mon. Amsterdam.
    After breakfast, admire the architecture of the city on a guided canal boat tour. Sail in the glass-top boat past beautiful 17th century homes, charming churches and 16th century merchant houses. Enjoy free time before departing Amsterdam around lunch. There is an afternoon information briefing as you cruise towards Germany. Tonight you’ll be a guest at the Captain’s Gala Welcome Dinner.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 3 Tue. Cologne – Koblenz.
    Arrive in Cologne for a morning walking tour through the old part of the city. At lunchtime, continue to 2,000-year old Koblenz, located at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle Rivers. Enjoy an evening city walk through town, set in one of Germany’s most important wine regions.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 4 Wed. Mainz.
    Today, sail through the Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the river, passing castle after castle. See the legendary Lorelei Rock, where sweet songs of local beauties lured enchanted sailors to their doom. Arrive in Mainz and enjoy a walking tour of this beautiful town, famous as the home of Gutenberg. There is free time to explore before the ship sails this afternoon. Tonight’s Crew Show will conclude a great day of cruising.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 5 Thu. Miltenberg – Wertheim.
    Arrive in Miltenberg and disembark for a morning walking tour of this delightful old Franconian town, revealing narrow cobblestone streets and gabled, half-timbered houses. Shop for souvenirs before travelling to Wertheim, where we witness a glass-blowing performance before re-boarding the ship. Relax while you cruise through the sunny valleys of the meandering Main.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 6 Fri. Würzburg.
    After a morning filled with beautiful Main River scenery, you’ll be romanced by Würzburg. Surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards, the city is the capital of Lower Franconia, a centre of wine and trade. During your tour, see the major sights including the magnificent Residential Palace. This afternoon explore Würzburg on your own or take an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romanic Road. After dinner, enjoy a medieval music performance in the ship’s lounge. Cruise overnight to Bamberg.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 7 Sat. Bamberg.
    In the afternoon, enter the Main-Danube Canal at enchanting Bamberg, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Disembark for a guided tour of this medieval gem, with its uniquely intact townscape. Marvel at the Old Town Hall, which straddles the river, and the city’s serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. From here, travel through the picturesque countryside to rejoin your ship. Continue along the Main-Danube Canal to ancient Nuremberg, capital of the state of Franconia.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 8 Sun. Nuremberg – Continental Divide.
    Enjoy a guided morning tour of this historic city with its fabulous Gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. See the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. At lunchtime, continue to transit the Main-Danube Canal as you arrive at the highest point of your cruise – 435 metres above sea level – before descending through stair-step locks.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 9 Mon. Regensburg.
    This morning takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal. Visit Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, featuring one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. A guided tour includes the Old Town Hall and the Porta Pretoria – gates to a Roman fort built in 179 AD.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 10 Tue. Passau – Linz.
    Early this morning the ship takes you through scenic valleys and past charming riverside towns. After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. During your walking tour, gaze at this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Or, take an optional full day tour to Salzburg and its most popular Sound of Music sights including the Wedding Church, exquisite Mirabell Gardens, the Great Salzburg Festival Hall and much more. For those staying on board, enjoy a scenic cruise from Passau into Austria and on to Linz. After dinner, take a walk through this delightful town, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 11 Wed. Melk – Dürnstein – Krems.
    Cruise through the Wachau Valley this morning. A guided tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest baroque monasteries. From here, continue on a short cruise to Dürnstein. Marvel at the blue Baroque Stiftskirche. Above town you’ll spot the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Your walking tour through cobblestone streets reveals quaint 16th century town houses and taverns. Continue through the lovely Wachau Valley, dotted with castles, to the little riverside towns of Krems, centre of the Wachau wine industry, which you will sample tonight.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 12 Thu. Vienna.
    A wonderful day to savour the baroque elegance of Vienna. A guided sightseeing tour includes Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, Ringstrasse and St Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy a free afternoon to stroll along the main shopping street, Kärntnerstrasse, or sample some of Vienna’s famous pastries. Tonight explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or come along for an optional Mozart and Strauss concert.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 13 Fri. Vienna – Bratislava.
    Spend another morning in Vienna at your leisure or maybe join an optional tour to the imperial Schönbrunn Palace. In the afternoon, a tour of Bratislava reveals the city’s major sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral. From Bratislava Castle, you will enjoy breathtaking views overlooking three countries – Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, followed by an evening music performance on board.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 14 Sat. Budapest.
    The morning is free for last minute souvenir shopping. Afternoon sightseeing includes historic Buda Castle, where you have a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features 500-year old Matthias Church, St Stephen’s Basilica, distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the marvellous Royal Palace and much more. Your afternoon is free. Tonight enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner with Gypsy violinists.
    Bx1 Lx1 Dx1

    Day 15 Sun. Depart Budapest.
    Your wonderful cruise ends after breakfast this morning.
    Bx1

    What’s Included

    Inclusions

    • Guided walking tour of Mainz
    • Walking tour of Miltenberg
    • Wertheim, glass-blowing demonstration
    • Tour of Würzburg, including the Residential Palace
    • Enjoy guided tours of Nuremberg and Bamberg
    • Guided walking tour of Regensburg
    • Walking tour through Passau
    • Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk
    • Walking tour of Dürnstein
    • Krems, wine tasting (cruise from Amsterdam only)
    • Vienna Sightseeing Tour & visit to Opera House
    • Guided tour of Bratislava
    • Sightseeing tour of Budapest

    Finest Dining

    • Superb dining with all meals included whilst on board the ship
    • Cocktail reception and Welcome Dinner
    • Captain’s Gala Dinner
    • Quality wines with dinner
    • Special highlights including folklore performances, wine tastings, lectures, theme dinners, local festivities and on board music performances

    Outstanding Places to Stay

    • 14 night cruise on board the ms Amadagio or ms Amalegro in an outside cabin
    • On board amenities including bicycles, elevator, fitness centre, massage and beauty salon, souvenir shop and Club Lounge
    • Non-smoking ship (smoking only on Sun Deck)

    Additional Information

    • Single supplement available on application
    • Tour Notes. Port charges – add A$285 per person
    • Arrival/Departure Transfers on first and last day of package – add A$140 per person
    • All departures are guaranteed
    • Cruise Upgrades available Contact Us for further details
    • Cruise operated in conjunction with Amadeus Waterways

    Earlybird Savings

    • Ask about our Early Booking discounts on cruises and airfares

    The APT Difference

    • Services of a professional Cruise Manager
    • All English language on board
    • 6-star service and facilities
    • APT Ownership

    Air$aver Airfares

    • Enquire about our great airfares to Europe

    Additional Information

     

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