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NORTHERN LIGHTS & LAPLAND WITH MAGNIFICENT EUROPE

This deal expires on 31st Oct 2024
Price From $19,795*/pp

*Based on Suite.

What's Included

Experience the enchantment of the Arctic with the chance to see the Northern Lights while staying at the Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos before your journey through Europe’s most enchanting waterways aboard a 14 night luxurious river cruise with flights included.

⚓ Expert Tour and Cruise Directors
⚓ Freedom of choice sightseeing
⚓ Experiences in 16 destinations
⚓ A total of 54 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
⚓ 7 Nights luxury hotel accommodation including 2 nights in the Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos
⚓ 14 nights aboard a brand-new luxury river ship
⚓ In-suite dining and beverage service in all suites onboard
⚓ Signature Exclusive Experiences like visiting a reindeer farm and test your racing skills with a sleigh ride, then feed the friendly reindeer
⚓ Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

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 twice in November 2025 on the below departure dates, pricing based on 14 November 2025 departures. Ship varies by departure date as APT Solara or APT Ostara. Please let your travel advisor know the departure date you are interested in:

14 November 2025 – From $19,795pp
28 November 2025 – From $21,695pp

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
14th Nov 2025
Helsinki

Welcome to Helsinki. You’ll be met on arrival and ...

Welcome to Helsinki. You’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. This evening, come together for a welcome reception.
Stay: Helsinki, Hotel Kamp

Arrive
Depart
Day 2
15th Nov 2025
Helsinki, Rovaniemi (Glass Igloos)

This morning after breakfast, board your included fl ...

This morning after breakfast, board your included flight to Rovaniemi and travel out to your accommodation, where you will stay in a glass igloo for two nights. This evening, be shown how to take the best pictures on your own camera, which will come in handy should you see the Northern Lights. Later, snuggle in and feel as if you’re sleeping in the open air, while being warm and cosy inside. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the ethereal Northern Lights from your igloo.

Stay: Two Nights, Rovaniemi, Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos

Arrive
Depart
Day 3
16th Nov 2025
Rovaniemi (Glass Igloos)

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Visit a reindeer farm and set out o ...

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Visit a reindeer farm and set out on a sleigh ride before feeding the reindeer.

This morning, visit the Arktikum, a science museum that provides an insight into the history of the region. You will also enjoy a short presentation, ‘The Land of Snow and Northern Lights’. Enjoy lunch in a traditional Sami hut, where you can sample the local coffee, unique crowberry juice and homemade pastries.

Arrive
Depart
Day 4
17th Nov 2025
Rovaniemi

The choice is yours when it comes to today’s sightseei ...

The choice is yours when it comes to today’s sightseeing. Later, pay a visit to Santa Claus Village before returning to the centre of Rovaniemi. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant known for its traditional Lappish cuisine.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps embark on an active snowshoe excursion. A local expert guide will lead you along an incredible series of snow-covered forest trails. Alternatively, set out for an ice fishing excursion at a nearby lake.

Stay: Two Nights, Rovaniemi, Arctic Light Hotel

Arrive
Depart
Day 5
18th Nov 2025
Rovaniemi

Today enjoy a special experience. Later return to R ...

Today enjoy a special experience. Later return to Rovaniemi, where you will have the evening at leisure. SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Take in the serene beauty of the Lappish wilderness on an unforgettable husky safari. Be enchanted as a team of affectionate and friendly huskies effortlessly pull your sleigh along a three-kilometre track through the glistening snow.

Arrive
Depart
Day 6
19th Nov 2025
Rovaniemi, Helsinki

Transfer to Rovaniemi airport for your included return flight ...

Transfer to Rovaniemi airport for your included return flight to Helsinki. On arrival, take a guided tour of the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre, where you’ll learn about the history of Finnish ceramic art and glass design.

Stay: Two Nights, Helsinki, Hotel Kamp

Arrive
Depart
Day 7
20th Nov 2025
Helsinki

Enjoy a guided exploration of Helsinki’s best sites to ...

Enjoy a guided exploration of Helsinki’s best sites today, starting with a visit to Temppeliaukio, the famous ‘Rock Church’. In Sibelius Park, view the Sibelius Monument before moving on to the Olympic Stadium and the impressive Oodi Library. Stroll along the city’s main street, Mannerheimintie, and see its many exquisite buildings, including the Opera House, Alvar Aalto and the National Museum. Tonight, savour a farewell dinner.

Arrive
Depart
Day 8
21st Nov 2025
Helsinki, Budapest

Take an included flight to Budapest, then board your shi ...

Take an included flight to Budapest, then board your ship for your Magnificent Europe river cruise.

Stay: 14 Nights, APT Solara or APT Ostara

Arrive
Depart
Day 9
22nd Nov 2025
Budapest

Start the day with a choice of tours. Later, set sail ...

Start the day with a choice of tours. Later, set sail for Vienna. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps take a guided discovery of Budapest and delve into its most fascinating sights, then get into the festive spirit with a visit to two of the city’s charming Christmas markets, where you’ll have the chance to sample mulled wine and some local delicacies. Alternatively, board a funicular to Castle Hill, then walk to Fisherman’s Bastion. Or you may wish to relax in the thermal water pools at one of Budapest’s thermal baths.

Arrive
Depart
Day 10
23rd Nov 2025
Vienna

Take in Vienna’s Ringstrasse, plus enjoy a visit ...

Take in Vienna’s Ringstrasse, plus enjoy a visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral. Afterwards, wander through the Christmas markets and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two. As the scent of mulled wine and gingerbread fills the wintry air, you’ll be reminded that the festive season in Europe is nothing short of magical.

Arrive
Depart
Day 11
24th Nov 2025
Vienna

Spend this morning on your preferred activity and this ...

Spend this morning on your preferred activity and this evening on a Signature Experience. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps visit the 1,441-room Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens, including the traditional Christmas market in the Parade Court. Or 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.

Arrive
Depart
Day 12
25th Nov 2025
Durnstein, Melk

Enjoy free time to explore Durnstein, before sailing thro ...

Enjoy free time to explore Durnstein, before sailing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. Here, visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey, one of the finest Baroque buildings in the world.

Arrive
Depart
Day 13
26th Nov 2025
Linz, Salzburg, Passau

Take a guided tour of Salzburg before a Signature Experience. S ...

Take a guided tour of Salzburg before a Signature Experience. 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 show featuring music from the classic film, ‘The Sound of Music’.

Arrive
Depart
Day 14
27th Nov 2025
Regensburg

Discover Regensburg today. Explore its atmospheric World ...

Discover Regensburg today. 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. Afterwards, one of Bavaria’s most beautiful Christmas Markets in the courtyard at Thurn and Taxis palace. Wander the various stalls selling handicrafts from the region and enjoy a tasting of local delicacies.

Arrive
Depart
Day 15
28th Nov 2025
Nuremberg

Set out on a guided exploration to discover Nurem ...

Set out on a guided exploration to discover Nuremberg’s history, with its Gothic churches and World War II sites. Afterwards, explore the Christmas market, one of the oldest and most well-known Christmas markets in the world. You’ll also have the opportunity to sample gluhwein, traditional German spiced wine.

Arrive
Depart
Day 16
29th Nov 2025
Bamberg

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

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. ―

Arrive
Depart
Day 17
30th Nov 2025
Wurzburg

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

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 centre of the Franconian wine country, with its distinctive bocksbeutel (bottles with flattened round shapes). Choose from three exciting activities today. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Embark on a tour of Wurzburg Residence or perhaps journey to Rothenburg. Alternatively, join a hike to Marienberg Fortress.

Arrive
Depart
Day 18
1st Dec 2025
Miltenberg

Step ashore in Miltenberg today and set out on a guided explorat ...

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.

Arrive
Depart
Day 19
2nd Dec 2025
Rudesheim

Dock in Rudesheim, where you’ll choose your activity ...

Dock in Rudesheim, where you’ll choose your activity, followed by free time to enjoy the festive atmosphere or perhaps sample a local Rudesheimer coffee in a cosy cafe. Later, cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Enjoy 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.

Arrive
Depart
Day 20
3rd Dec 2025
Andernach

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

Today enjoy a Signature Experience. The afternoon will be spent sailing onwards to the Netherlands. SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Princess Heide von Hohenzollern will graciously welcome you into her home, Namedy Castle. Wander through the castle and its manicured gardens, before savouring a morning tea, where a pianist sets the mood.

Arrive
Depart
Day 20
4th Dec 2025
Amsterdam

Arrive in Amsterdam and set out on your chosen activity. Tonigh ...

Arrive in Amsterdam and set out on your chosen activity. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s farewell dinner. 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.

Arrive
Depart
Day 22
5th Dec 2025
Amsterdam

Disembark your river ship and transfer to the airport. Inte ...

Disembark your river ship and transfer to the airport. Interested in extending your European holiday? Ask our Travel Advisors about our incredible range of accommodation, touring and cruise packages.

Arrive
Depart

YOUR SHIP - The APT Solara

Travel in unparalleled luxury with APT Solara 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 Solara 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

    Owners Suite Outside Balcony, 269 sq. ft/25 sq. m Our most lavish suites feature spacious interiors and a large outdoor balcony. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the suite with sunlight and allow you to take in sweeping views of incredible riverside scenery. A separate sitting area beckons for private in-suite dining.

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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