Luxury European River Cruises

Experience the ultimate in all-inclusive luxury with APT’s extensive selection of unforgettable European river cruises and land journeys. From cruising along the Rhine and Danube rivers to attending classical concerts in timeless castles, exploring Scandinavian wonders straight out of a postcard, to following iconic railways through the Swiss Alps – APT has the perfect journey for you.

Plus, when you book with APT, you have the option to customise your journey with Freedom of Choice experiences to suit your interests. Extraordiary experiences await you on your European adventure, wherever and however you choose to explore the continent’s gems.

Featured Itineraries

Save up to $1300pp

Danube Discovery – Munich to Budapest

  • 27 Nov ‘25
  • 8 nights
From $4,795 /person pp
Save $800pp

Douro Delights – Madrid to Porto

  • 16 Jul ‘25
  • 9 nights
From $6,795 /person pp
Flights included + save $500pp

Magnificent Europe – Amsterdam to Budapest

  • 07 Nov ‘25
  • 14 nights
From $8,495 /person pp
Flights included + save $500pp

Magnificent Europe – Budapest to Amsterdam

  • 07 Nov ‘25
  • 14 nights
From $8,495 /person pp
Save up to $1300pp

Highlights Of The Rhine & Main from Amsterdam

  • 18 Jul ‘25
  • 7 nights
From $4,995 /person pp
Save $800pp

Douro Delights – Porto to Madrid

  • 10 Jul ‘25
  • 7 nights
From $6,795 /person pp
Flights included + save $500pp

Magnificent Europe Christmas Markets

  • 19 Dec ‘25
  • 14 nights
From $12,495 /person pp
Flights included + save $500pp


  • 14 Nov ‘25
  • 21 nights
From $19,795 /person pp
Flights included + save $500pp


  • 06 Jul ‘25
  • 26 nights
From $27,995 /person pp
Flights included + save $500pp


  • 21 Jun ‘25
  • 27 nights
From $25,995 /person pp

Why Choose APT?

Freedom of Choice

Tailor your journey to suit your interests and choose from a wide selection of cultural, culinary, active, and nature-based experiences. In Budapest, tour the Hospital in the Rock, a museum dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker. In Portugal, visit a family-owned business that has been producing wine in the Douro region since the 1870s, sampling wine and cheese whilst you explore. Or discover Belgrade on a kayak tour, paddling to Great Island and Lido Beach. Whether you’re in the mood for something gourmet one day and something active the next, the choice is entirely up to you.

Signature Experiences

APT’s Signature Experiences are once-in-a-lifetime moments. They are the standout moments that are carefully curated to offer you a deeper understanding of Europe and provide you with a unique insight into the cultural tapestry of the continent, They surpass regular sightseeing tours to create unforgettable moments… such as a classical concert at the City Palace in Vienna, an exclusive wine tasting and lunch at a Tuscan winery; or a private reception at the Glacier Bar at the top of Jungfraujoch in Switzerland. These are the signature moments that set APT journeys apart from all others.

Luxury Fleet

Experience luxury and comfort like never before with APT’s floating retreats. Stay in twin balcony suites on their award-winning ships as you cruise the Rhine River and Danube River, explore Croatia and Montenegro on the MV Lady Eleganza, sail along the Douro River with the MS Estrela, or join a Mediterranean small ship expedition on L’Austral. And launching in 2025, you can soon indulge in the unparalleled luxury of APT’s new river ships, APT Solara and APT Ostara. Offering more space, more choice, and more ways to experience Europe’s grandest waterways, these contemporary and timeless ships redefine luxury cruising.

Luxury Service

Your APT Tour and Cruise Directors will be by your side every step of the way, sharing their expertise and making sure you feel at ease throughout your entire European experience. On the road, your skilled drivers have a flawless safety record, while on water, your cruise liaisons are committed to offering exceptional service. Local experts accompany you on tours and experiences, offering insights only a local could possess. And your ship’s crew will make it a home-away-from-home, greeting you by name and remembering exactly how you have your favourite drink.

Luxury Dining

For an unparalleled dining experience, step aboard the new-generation APT Solara and APT Ostara. These custom-designed vessels feature six dining venues. Choose from the main restaurant, the wine cellar, alfresco dining on the sun deck, the lounge, and the luxurious option of in-suite dining. Dining on land is just as luxurious, with world-class restaurants, market tours, and wine tastings on the menu. Immerse yourself in local cultures with cooking classes in homes and presentations by renowned chefs. There’s no better way to explore a destination than through its food and drinks.

Discover Other Unforgettable Destinations

An APT river cruise is the ultimate holiday experience. Explore unforgettable destinations in comfort and style such as South America, Southeast Asia’s Mekong, and India’s Lower Ganges. With a diverse range of river cruise destinations to choose from, the only question is “where will you go next?”

Vietnam and Cambodia

APT offers a range of all-inclusive luxury Asia river cruises throughout Vietnam and Cambodia. Experience the beauty of Asia as you visit must-see sights and hidden wonders along the majestic and iconic Mekong River.

South America

Discover the Amazon rainforest on a South American river cruise through Peru. Visit local communities dotted along the river bank, cruise through the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, and uncover the incredible flora and fauna of the Amazon.


Custom-designed to cruise the Lower Ganges, the Ganges Voyager is the most luxurious ship of its kind. See India in a whole new way as you soak in the diverse wonders of the Lower Ganges aboard this spectacular floating retreat.

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