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WONDERS OF SCANDINAVIA WITH MAGNIFICENT EUROPE

This deal expires on 31st Oct 2024
Price From $25,995*/pp

*Based on Suite.

What's Included

Embark on a Scandinavian odyssey from Copenhagen to Stockholm, where the journey unfolds through picturesque landscapes, including the iconic Flam Railway and the breathtaking Trollstiegen road 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 24 destinations
⚓ A total of 64 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
⚓ 13 Nights luxury hotel accommodation
⚓ Travel on the iconic Flam Railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world
⚓ 14 nights aboard a brand-new luxury river ship
⚓ In-suite dining and beverage service in all suites onboard
⚓ Signature Exclusive Experiences like visiting Vienna’s City Palace for a cocktail party and private classical concert
⚓ 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 $5395pp*

This trip departs twice between June and August 2025 on the below departure dates, pricing based on 21 June and 19 July 2025 departures. Please let your travel advisor know the departure date you are interested in:

21 June & 19 July 2025 – From $25,995pp
16 August 2025 – From $26,595pp

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
21st Jun 2025
Copenhagen

Welcome to Copenhagen. You’ll be met on arrival an ...

Welcome to Copenhagen. You’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. This evening, come together for a welcome reception.

Stay: Two nights, Copenhagen, Admiral Hotel

Arrive
Depart
Day 2
22nd Jun 2025
Copenhagen

Join a local guide and tour the beautiful Danish ...

Join a local guide and tour the beautiful Danish capital of Copenhagen, a fairy-tale city home to more bicycles than people. See the Little Mermaid and the Gefion Fountain. Then visit Amalienborg Palace, the winter residence of the Danish Royal Family. Enjoy free time for lunch in Nyhavn before taking a canal tour around Copenhagen’s harbour and canals. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner at Tivoli Gardens.

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Depart
Day 3
23rd Jun 2025
Copenhagen, Bergen

Today, say goodbye to Denmark and take an included fli ...

Today, say goodbye to Denmark and take an included flight to Bergen, a colourful town on the western coast of Norway. The second largest city in Norway, Bergen is the main capital of the fjord country. This evening, enjoy dinner in a traditional restaurant located in the historic harbour district of Bryggen, known for its traditional timbered houses.

Stay: Two Nights, Bergen Bors Hotel

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Depart
Day 4
24th Jun 2025
Bergen

This morning, head out on a walking tour of Bergen. See King Haa ...

This morning, head out on a walking tour of Bergen. See King Haakon’s Hall, the Rosenkranz Tower, the Grieghall and the bustling fish and flower markets. Enjoy free time in Bryggen before taking a funicular train to the top of Mount Floyen. Take in spectacular views of Bergen and the surrounding fjords before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

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Depart
Day 5
25th Jun 2025
Bergen, Lofthus

Enroute to Lofthus, enjoy a cruise on the pristine H ...

Enroute to Lofthus, enjoy a cruise on the pristine Hardangerfjord, the fourth longest fjord in the world. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Lofthus, Ullensvang Hotel

Arrive
Depart
Day 6
26th Jun 2025
Lofthus, Voss, Myrdal, Flam

This morning, travel by coach to Voss where you have some ...

This morning, travel by coach to Voss where you have some free time before boarding the iconic Flam Railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Admire the stunning scenery of Western Norway as you travel by rail alongside majestic waterfalls, lush green vegetation and deep blue fjords.

Stay: Flam, Fretheim Hotel

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Depart
Day 7
27th Jun 2025
Flam, Geiranger

Today visit Briksdal Glacier, set amidst waterfalls and mountain ...

Today visit Briksdal Glacier, set amidst waterfalls and mountains. From 1,200 metres, the Briksdal Glacier is just one arm of Europe’s largest glacier, the Jostedalsbreen. After lunch, ride to the glacier in a ‘troll car.’ This evening, arrive in Geiranger.

Stay: Two Nights, Geiranger, Union Hotel

Arrive
Depart
Day 8
28th Jun 2025
Geiranger 

Head to Dalsnibba Mountain, 11,500 metres above sea level of ...

Head to Dalsnibba Mountain, 11,500 metres above sea level offering a magnificent vista of the surrounding mountainous landscape and the fjord below. After viewing Geirangerfjord from above, experience it firsthand with a cruise on this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Arrive
Depart
Day 9
29th Jun 2025
Geiranger, Alesund

On your way to Alesund, journey along the Trollstie ...

On your way to Alesund, journey along the Trollstiegen road, one of the most scenic roads in the world.

Stay: Alesund, Brosundet Hotel

Arrive
Depart
Day 10
30th Jun 2025
Alesund, Oslo

Today take a flight to Oslo, where you will embark on a ...

Today take a flight to Oslo, where you will embark on a city tour. A unique fusion of old and new, Oslo is a historical city that has become better known for its contemporary architecture, modern art and sculpture parks. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: Take a backstage tour of the Oslo Opera House. Home to the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, this unique building features angular architecture seemingly arising from the waters of Oslo Fjord.

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Depart
Day 11
1st Jul 2025
Oslo, Farna

This morning, enjoy the scenery as we travel towards ...

This morning, enjoy the scenery as we travel towards Sweden. Upon arrival at Farna Herrgard & Spa, choose your activity. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps head off on a nature hike, keeping watch for moose and other local wildlife before returning for an outdoor dinner. Those who prefer to stay in can enjoy a relaxing spa experience, followed by dinner at the hotel.

Arrive
Depart
Day 12
2nd Jul 2025
Farna, Sigtuna, Stockholm 

This morning, visit the Old Town of Sigtuna, a medieval town tha ...

This morning, visit the Old Town of Sigtuna, a medieval town that dates back to 1252, featuring colourful wooden houses, old church ruins and runic stones. Later, arrive in Stockholm, the largest of the Nordic cities. Known as the’ Venice of the North’, Stockholm is built upon an archipelago of islands and canals. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner Fem Sma Hus restaurant, located in the old town.

Stay: Two Nights, Stockholm, Radisson Collection Strand Hotel

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Depart
Day 13
3rd Jul 2025
Stockholm

Discover Stockholm on your choice of sightseeing activity. FREED ...

Discover Stockholm on your choice of sightseeing activity. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Foodies will delight in a visit to Stockholm’s market halls and dining hot spots, where you will be introduced to an array of Swedish delights. Alternatively, visit the Vasa Ship Museum.

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Depart
Day 14
4th Jul 2025
Stockholm, Amsterdam

This morning, transfer to the airport for your included ...

This morning, transfer to the airport for your included flight to Amsterdam. You’ll be met on arrival and transfer you to your ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, APT Ostara

Arrive
Depart
Day 15
5th Jul 2025
Amsterdam

Choose how you spend today. Tonight, enjoy a gala welc ...

Choose how you spend today. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome 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. 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 16
6th Jul 2025
Andernach

This morning will be spent cruising through Germany ...

This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. Disembark in Andernach and enjoy a Signature Experience here. 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 17
7th Jul 2025
Rudesheim

Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery ...

Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge. Dock in Rudesheim, where you’ll choose your activity. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: You might like to take a gondola ride or visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Alternatively, visit a historic wine cellar for a tasting of Rhine Valley wines.

Arrive
Depart
Day 18
8th Jul 2025
Miltenberg

Step ashore in Miltenberg and set out on a guided exploration. ...

Step ashore in Miltenberg and set out on a guided exploration. Wander through cobblestone streets and admire the town’s enchanting half-timbered houses before time at leisure.

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Depart
Day 19
9th Jul 2025
Wurzburg

Your day unfolds on your terms thanks to a choice of a ...

Your day unfolds on your terms thanks to a choice of activities today. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Wurzburg Residence. Alternatively, perhaps travel to Rothenburg, or join a hike to Marienberg Fortress.

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Depart
Day 20
10th Jul 2025
Bamberg

Sail to World Heritage-listed Bamberg, where you’ ...

Sail to World Heritage-listed Bamberg, where you’ll join a guided exploration with a local expert. 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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Day 21
11th Jul 2025
Nuremberg

This morning gives you the chance to choose your sigh ...

This morning gives you the chance to choose your sightseeing activity. This afternoon, continue cruising on the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Perhaps journey through Nuremberg’s World War II sites. Or join a tour focused on Nuremberg’s medieval history.

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Depart
Day 22
12th Jul 2025
Regensburg

Discover Regensburg on your choice of activities to ...

Discover Regensburg on your choice of activities today. 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 23
13th Jul 2025
Passau, Salzburg, Linz

Take a guided tour of Salzburg before a Signature Experie ...

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 a show featuring music from the classic film, ‘The Sound of Music’.

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Depart
Day 24
14th Jul 2025
Melk, Durnstein

Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, it’s up to yo ...

Visit the statuary-adorned Melk Abbey. Then, it’s up to you how you get to the next port of call. In Durnstein, perhaps join a hike to the medieval castle ruins. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Cruise through the Wachau Valley to Durnstein, where you’ll roam its cobblestoned lanes at your leisure. Or perhaps take a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Durnstein.

Arrive
Depart
Day 25
15th Jul 2025
Vienna

Arrive in Vienna and set out on a city tour. Take in t ...

Arrive in Vienna and set out on a city tour. Take in the city’s many landmarks along the Ringstrasse, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore. This evening is set aside for your magical Signature Experience. 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 be enchanted by an operatic recital.

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Depart
Day 26
16th Jul 2025
Vienna

Head out on your choice of tours, then set sail for Hungar ...

Head out on your choice of tours, then set sail for Hungary. This evening, enjoy a Captain’s farewell dinner. 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.

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Depart
Day 27
17th Jul 2025
Budapest

Choose your sightseeing in Budapest today. The after ...

Choose your sightseeing in Budapest today. The afternoon is yours at leisure to further explore. FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Enjoy a city tour of Budapest taking in its historic monuments including Heroes’ Square and St Stephen’s Cathedral before a visit to the Great Market Hall for some tastings of local produce. Alternatively, board a funicular to Castle Hill, then 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 28
18th Jul 2025
Budapest

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

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.

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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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