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Magnificent Europe – Budapest to Amsterdam

This deal expires on 31st Oct 2024
Price From $8,495*/pp

*Based on Suite.

What's Included

Embark on a journey through Europe’s most enchanting waterways aboard this 14 night luxurious river cruise with flights included.

⚓ 14 nights aboard a brand-new luxury river ship with the services of an expert Cruise Director
⚓ Freedom of choice sightseeing and dining inclusions
⚓ Six world-class, all-inclusive dining venues focusing on locally inspired cuisine and fresh, seasonal menus
⚓ In-suite dining and beverage service in all suites
⚓Signature Exclusive Experiences like travelling to a traditional restaurant overlooking Salzburg for a ‘Sound of Music’ show and visit Vienna’s City Palace for a private concert
⚓ All meals, beverages, transfers, gratuities and port charges are included

Book now to receive super early bird offers:

⚓ Return economy class flights included
⚓ Savings of $1000 per couple
Or book a category P balcony suite or owner’s suite and fly business class from $4995pp*

This trip departs from May to December 2025 on the below departure dates, pricing based on 7 November 2025 departure. Ship varies by departure date as APT Solara or APT Ostara. Please let your travel advisor know the departure date you are interested in:

9 May 2025 – From $12,795pp
6 & 20 June 2025 – From $12,495pp
4, 18 July & 1 August 2025 – From $11,395pp
15 & 29 August 2025 – From $11,995pp
12 September 2025 – From $12,295pp
26 September 2025 – From $11,995pp
10 October 2025 – From $11,395pp
24 October 2025 – From $10,395pp
7 November 2025 – From $8,495pp
21 November 2025 – From $10,095pp
5 December 2025 – From $11,995pp

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
7th Nov 2025
Budapest

Welcome to Budapest! You’ll be met on arrival and tran ...

Welcome to Budapest! You’ll be met on arrival and transferred you to your luxurious floating home for the next 15 days. Unpack, relax and get acquainted with your ship.

Arrive
Depart
Day 2
8th Nov 2025
Budapest

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Da ...

Budapest, Hungary’s capital, is bisected by the River Danube. Its 19th-century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda district with flat Pest. A funicular runs up Castle Hill to Buda’s Old Town, where the Budapest History Museum traces city life from Roman times onward. Trinity Square is home to 13th-century Matthias Church and the turrets of the Fishermen’s Bastion, which offer sweeping views.

Choose your sightseeing option in Budapest today before setting sail for Vienna. This evening, enjoy a gala welcome dinner.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Enjoy a city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments, including St Stephen’s Cathedral and Heroes’ Square before a visit to the Great Market Hall for some tastings of local produce. Or board a funicular to Castle Hill and walk to Fisherman’s Bastion. Alternatively, you may wish to relax in the thermal water pools at one of Budapest’s famous baths.

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Depart
Day 3
9th Nov 2025
Vienna

Enjoy a relaxing morning sailing to Vienna. On arrival, take in ...

Enjoy a relaxing morning sailing to Vienna. On arrival, take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists

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Depart
Day 4
10th Nov 2025
Vienna

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps visit the 1,441-room Sc ...

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps visit the 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens. Otherwise, tick another country off your list and journey to Slovakia’s Bratislava.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: After dinner, head to the princely family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna, where we have arranged an exclusive cocktail party and private recital, just for you. A full orchestra will perform classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss, and you will also be enchanted by an operatic recital.

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Depart
Day 5
11th Nov 2025
Durnstein, Melk

Dürnstein is a small town on the Danube river in t ...

Dürnstein is a small town on the Danube river in the Krems-Land district, in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. It is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the Wachau region and also a well-known wine growing area. Melk is an Austrian town on the River Danube, west of Vienna. It’s known for the 11th-century Melk Abbey, a vast monastery built high above the town. Gold statuary adorns its domed Abbey Church, and the huge library houses medieval manuscripts. The Marmorsaal is a baroque hall with a ceiling fresco and red marble walls. South of Melk, gardens surround Renaissance Schallaburg Castle, which hosts cultural exhibitions.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Choose to ride a bike through the Wachau Valley or cruise to Melk for a tour of Melk Abbey.

Arrive
Depart
Day 6
12th Nov 2025
Linz, Salzburg, Passau

Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany, with ...

Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany, with views of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank, facing the 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on its right. The Altstadt birthplace of famed composer Mozart is preserved as a museum displaying his childhood instruments. Passau, a German city on the Austrian border, lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Known as the Three Rivers City, it’s overlooked by the Veste Oberhaus, a 13th-century hilltop fortress housing a city museum and observation tower. The old town below is known for its baroque architecture, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral, featuring distinctive onion-domed towers and an organ with 17,974 pipes.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Be welcomed by a Jagdhornblaser – a hunting horn blower – into a rustic, traditional restaurant on the Gaisberg mountain overlooking Salzburg. Enjoy a welcome drink as you soak in the scenery before savouring a delicious lunch, followed by a show featuring music from the classic film ‘The Sound of Music’.

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Depart
Day 7
13th Nov 2025
Regensburg

Regensburg, a Bavarian city on the Danube River in ...

Regensburg, a Bavarian city on the Danube River in southeast Germany, is known for its well-preserved medieval core. The 12th-century Stone Bridge, a 310m-long icon with 16 arches, crosses the river to the old town. The 13th-century Regensburg Cathedral, a twin-spired Gothic landmark, is home to the Regensburger Domspatzen choir. Walhalla, a Parthenon replica just east of the city, honors illustrious Germans.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: In Regensburg, set out on a guided tour to explore its atmospheric World Heritage-listed city centre. With a history dating back to the Roman times, this incredible city was the first capital of Bavaria. Your tour will finish with a tasting at Regensburg’s historic sausage kitchen, thought to be one of the oldest working restaurants in the world. Or you might prefer to get active and take a guided bike ride to the Walhalla memorial. This neo-classical building sits above the Danube River and houses a hall of fame that honours notable politicians, artists, sovereigns and scientists from Germany’s past.

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Depart
Day 8
14th Nov 2025
Nuremberg

Nuremberg is the second-largest city of the German stat ...

Nuremberg is the second-largest city of the German state of Bavaria after its capital Munich, and its 518,370 inhabitants make it the 14th-largest city in Germany.

This morning, continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas. On arrival in Nuremberg, set out on your preferred activity.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s World War II sites. Or join a tour focused on Nuremberg’s medieval history.

Arrive
Depart
Day 9
15th Nov 2025
Bamberg

On arrival into Bamberg, join an exploration with a local exper ...

On arrival into Bamberg, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything this World Heritage-listed city has to offer. Bamberg is a town in northern Bavaria, Germany, laid out over 7 hills where the Regnitz and Main rivers meet. Its old town preserves structures from the 11th to 19th centuries including the muraled Altes Rathaus (town hall), which occupies an island in the Regnitz reached by arched bridges. The Romanesque Bamberg Cathedral, begun in the 11th century, features 4 towers and numerous stone carvings. ―

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Depart
Day 10
16th Nov 2025
Wurzburg

Würzburg is a city in Germany’s Bavaria re ...

Würzburg is a city in Germany’s Bavaria region. It’s known for lavish baroque and rococo architecture, particularly the 18th-century Residenz palace, with ornate rooms, a huge fresco by Venetian artist Tiepolo and an elaborate staircase. Home to numerous wine bars, cellars and wineries, Würzburg is the center of the Franconian wine country, with its distinctive bocksbeutel (bottles with flattened round shapes).

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Embark on a walk to Wurzburg Residence. Alternatively, perhaps travel to the fairy-tale town of Rothenburg, or join a hike to Marienberg Fortress.

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Depart
Day 11
17th Nov 2025
Miltenberg

Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a g ...

Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided exploration. Wander through cobblestoned streets and admire the town’s enchanting half-timbered houses before time at leisure to explore on your own. Miltenberg is a town in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia in Bavaria, Germany. It is the seat of the like-named district and has a population of over 9,000.

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Depart
Day 12
18th Nov 2025
Rudesheim, Andernach

Rüdesheim am Rhein is a town in the Rhine Valley, Germ ...

Rüdesheim am Rhein is a town in the Rhine Valley, Germany. It’s known for winemaking, especially of Riesling wines. In the center, Drosselgasse is a lane lined with shops, taverns and restaurants. Nearby, Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet is a museum of automated musical instruments. Medieval Brömserburg Castle is home to the Rheingau Wine Museum, exhibiting wine paraphernalia from ancient times to the present. Andernach is a town in the district of Mayen-Koblenz, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, of about 30,000 inhabitants.

In Rudesheim, choose between two experiences. Later, cruise through the Rhine Valley to Andernach, where your ship will dock overnight.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Take a gondola ride or a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Alternatively, visit a historic wine cellar for a tasting of Rhine Valley wines.

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Depart
Day 13
19th Nov 2025
Andernach

Today enjoy a Signature Experience. The afternoon will be spent ...

Today enjoy a Signature Experience. The afternoon will be spent sailing onwards to the Netherlands.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Princess Heide von Hohenzollern graciously welcomes APT guests into her home, Namedy Castle, a royal escape set near the Rhine River in Germany. After wandering through the castle and its manicured gardens, you’ll attend a morning tea, where a pianist sets the mood.

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Depart
Day 14
20th Nov 2025
Amsterdam

Arrive into Amsterdam and set out on your chosen activity. ...

Arrive into Amsterdam and set out on your chosen activity. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s farewell dinner. Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps cruise the canals on a glass-top boat or visit the Old Amsterdam Cheese Store for a cheese tasting matched with wine. Alternatively, join a guided bike ride through the countryside to the village of Durgerdam before visiting the Street Art Museum. Guests travelling on spring departures can also visit Keukenhof Gardens, home to more than seven million flowering bulbs.

Arrive
Depart
Day 15
21st Nov 2025
Amsterdam

Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be tr ...

Sadly, the time has come to say goodbye and be transferred to the airport. Interested in extending your European holiday? Ask our Travel Advisors about our incredible range of accommodation, touring and cruise packages.

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Depart

YOUR SHIP - The APT Ostara

Travel in unparalleled luxury with APT Ostara in 2025 – our brand-new river ships that redefine European river cruising.

With a host of alluring features, our brand-new, ultra-modern river ships APT Solara and APT Ostara offer unmatched opulence and style when travelling along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Whether enjoying a cocktail up on the sun deck or retreating to your spacious, light-filled suite, there is so much to discover on board.

Six unique dining venues include the elegant main restaurant, an intimate wine cellar, a relaxing conservatory, casual lounge dining, an exclusive aft restaurant highlighting seasonal produce and rooftop alfresco dining.

Crafted in Melbourne by the globally acclaimed Hecker Guthrie design team, our brand-new vessels seamlessly blend contemporary elegance with timeless allure, drawing inspiration from Europe’s waterways, seasons, and locales.

No more than 154 guests are assisted by a dedicated team of 60 crew members. A smaller number of passengers than many other vessels on Europe’s waterways ensures your every need is met and exceeded.

Three luxuriously appointed suite categories include Twin Window, Balcony, and our lavish Owner’s Suites.

Soak in 360° views from the all-seasons sun deck. Offering rooftop dining, a pool and a lounge area, indulge in a cocktail as you relish the sunset.

A host of wellness offerings cater to your health and fitness goals, including an onboard gym, hair stylist and indulgent spa. E-bikes are also available for exploration on shore.

Description

Travel in unparalleled luxury with APT Ostara in 2025 – our brand-new river ships that redefine European river cruising.

With a host of alluring features, our brand-new, ultra-modern river ships APT Solara and APT Ostara offer unmatched opulence and style when travelling along the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. Whether enjoying a cocktail up on the sun deck or retreating to your spacious, light-filled suite, there is so much to discover on board.

Six unique dining venues include the elegant main restaurant, an intimate wine cellar, a relaxing conservatory, casual lounge dining, an exclusive aft restaurant highlighting seasonal produce and rooftop alfresco dining.

Crafted in Melbourne by the globally acclaimed Hecker Guthrie design team, our brand-new vessels seamlessly blend contemporary elegance with timeless allure, drawing inspiration from Europe’s waterways, seasons, and locales.

No more than 154 guests are assisted by a dedicated team of 60 crew members. A smaller number of passengers than many other vessels on Europe’s waterways ensures your every need is met and exceeded.

Three luxuriously appointed suite categories include Twin Window, Balcony, and our lavish Owner’s Suites.

Soak in 360° views from the all-seasons sun deck. Offering rooftop dining, a pool and a lounge area, indulge in a cocktail as you relish the sunset.

A host of wellness offerings cater to your health and fitness goals, including an onboard gym, hair stylist and indulgent spa. E-bikes are also available for exploration on shore.

STATEROOMS

    Suite

    Balcony Suites – Open-air French Balcony, 183 sq. ft/17 sq. m Our opulent Balcony Suites feature electric floor-to-ceiling slide down windows that open with ease to a French balcony, offering ample fresh air and light-filled interiors.

Important Notice

*Terms and conditions apply. Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. All pricing and save amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 3 May 2024 but may fluctuate due to changes in surcharges, taxes or currency. A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries and departure dates in selected suites/ staterooms/cabins/room categories. Offers are subject to availability, not combinable unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time. Your booking contract is with Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd (APT), and incorporates all of the following terms and conditions. APT recommends that you read and understand your contract, and ask your travel agent if you require any clarification. All Airfare Offers: Flights must be booked by APT. Should you choose to depart earlier than your scheduled tour/cruise departure, or make variations to airline routings, surcharges may apply. Airline schedules are subject to change without notice and APT is not liable for any additional costs incurred due to airline schedule changes. All air is ticketed upon receipt of the first deposit. Any changes made after ticketing may incur amendment and/or cancellation fees, in some cases, tickets are non-refundable. Air taxes vary for each departure point and routing of airline and are subject to change. Fuel surcharges are subject to change and an additional fuel surcharge may apply. Frequent flyer miles/points may not be awarded on all airfares. Flights Included: Valid until 31 October 2024 or until sold out. Offer valid when booking select itineraries departing year round in 2025 in all cabin categories. Offer includes airfare and taxes up to the value of $2,600 per person.  Offer is based on wholesale airfares in economy class with an airline of APT’s choosing depending on routing.  Flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin or Perth.  All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class.  Once class is sold out, surcharges apply.  A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person is due on 31 October 2024. Final payment is due 100 days prior to the tour’s departure date. Early Payment Discount: Prices include an Early Payment Discount of $1,000 per couple ($500 per person), valid when you pay in full 10 months prior to departure. Business class flights: Book by 31 October 2024. Offer valid when booking select itineraries departing in 2025 in a Category P or OS on a 14 night river cruise departing in November 2025 and fly business class from $4,995 per person; book a Category P or OS on a 14 night river cruise departing from May-October and December 2025 and fly business class from $5,395 per person. Offer is based on wholesale airfares in business class on an airline of APT’s choosing.  Flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth.   All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class.  Once class is sold out, surcharges apply.  Tour price excludes airfare, airfare will be added to invoice prior to issue. Aircraft utilised for internal European sectors may not offer business class and economy class will be substituted for these sectors. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. A second non-refundable deposit is due on 31 October 2024. Final payment is due 100 days prior to the tour’s departure date. For full terms and conditions speak with a Travel Advisor at Cruiseabout.

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