Day 1 - Arrive Prague Arrive Prague and transfer to your hotel for a Welcome Reception.
Three night stay Prague - Art Deco Imperial Hotel
Day 2 - Prague Sightseeing This morning, tour Prague's Old Town. Then, enjoy a private tour of Municipal House before a traditional afternoon tea. Later, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the Art Nouveau Cafe & Restaurant Imperial. B, D
Day 3 - Prague at Leisure Today is at leisure. Perhaps join an optional tour of Terezin Concentration Camp Memorial. This evening, perhaps take in a folklore performance over dinner (both optional tours at own expense). B
Day 4 - Prague, Velke Bilovice, Budapest Travel to Velke Biloviche, and enjoy lunch in a traditional Czech winery cellar. In Budapest, board your luxury river ship on the Danube.
14 Night Stay: one of APT's luxurious Aria or Concerto class river ships. B, L, D
Day 5 - Budapest Tour Budapest, including a visit to the Hungarian State Opera House to enjoy a tour, a glass of champagne and a recital. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's Gala Welcome Dinner, before Gypsy violinists perform on board. B, L, D
Day 6 - Vienna Dine around Dinner. Enjoy a city tour, and choose where you dine. B, L, D
Day 7 - Vienna Touring. Savour your second day in Vienna today with a choice of touring options. B, L, D
Day 8 - Durnstein, Melk Cruise into the Wachau Valley and stop in Durnstein, where you will choose your tour. In Melk, explore famous Melk Abbey. B, L, D
Day 9 - Linz, Passau Upon arrival in Linz today, several touring options are available. B, L, D
Day 10 - Regensburg Arrive in Regensburg and choose from an exciting range of activities. B, L, D
Day 11 - Nuremberg Today in Nuremberg, you once again have a choice of activities. B, L, D
Day 12 - Bamberg Explore the enchanting city of Bamberg today, including a visit to a Beer Haus to enjoy a beer. B, L, D
Day 13 - Kitzingen, Wurzburg This morning enjoy a wine tasting event in Kitzingen. Then, choose your activity in Wurzburg. B, L, D
Day 14 - Wertheim, Freudenberg Choose from several touring activities in Wertheim. Then, visit medieval Wertheim Castle. B, L, D
Day 15 - Rudesheim Arrive in Rudesheim and choose from a great range of tours. B, L, D
Day 16 - Cologne, Dusseldorf Tour Cologne before you choose your excursion. B, L, D
Day 17 - Amsterdam In Amsterdam, choose from three activities, a canal cruise, a tour of the Van Gogh Museum or a canoe tour. B, L, D
Day 18 - Amsterdam, Disembark Ship, Paris Travel to Paris in comfort and style aboard a high speed Thalys train.
Three night stay: Paris, Hilton Arc de Triomphe B
Day 19 - Paris Explore Paris with a wide range of touring options. Tonight, perhaps enjoy a show at the Moulin Rouge (own expense) B
Day 20 - Paris at Leisure Today is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner cruise along the Seine, and a Paris Illuminations tour of the city at dusk. B, D
Day 21 - Depart Paris After breakfast your tour concludes with a transfer to the airport. B
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Aria Class Ships operating this itinerary:
MS AmaDolce - Launched 2009
MS AmaLyra - Launched 2009
MS AmaDante - Launched 2008
MS AmaCello - Launched 2008
MS AmaLegro - Launched 2007
MS AmaDagio - Launched 2006
Concerto Class Ships operating this itinerary:
MS AmaVerde - Launch 2011
MS AmaBella - Launch 2010
MS AmaCerto - Launch 2012
* Ports of call may vary based on itinerary and departure dates selected
Prague: The magical city of bridges, cathedrals, gold-tipped towers and church domes, whose image has been mirrored in the surface of the Vltava river for more than ten centuries. Prague is also a modern European metropolis full of energy, music, and art. It's a city of contrasts: Serene green isles in the river and peaceful parks draping the city's seven hills are just steps away from the architectural treasures and bustling street life of the city center.
Country - Czech Republic Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from Port to Airport - 14kms Currency - Czech Koruna (CZK)
Places of Interest Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, National Theatre, Prague Observatory, Prague Botanic Gardens, Prague Zoo, Old-new Synagogue
Budapest possesses a rich and fascinating history as well as a vibrant cultural heritage. Recognizing the unique value of its traditions it has managed to maintain its magic and charm, and is rightly known as the Queen of the Danube. It has also been called the City of Spas, as there are a dozen thermal baths complexes served by over a hundred natural thermal springs.
Country - Hungary Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from Port to Airport - 14kms Currency - Forint (HUF)
Places of Interest Ecseri Flea Market, Royal Palace, National Gallery, Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum, Fisherman's Bastion, Statue Park
Vienna is known worldwide as a city of music. Quality orchestras and ensembles are its seal of excellence. Along with well-established ensembles for contemporary music classical music continues to play a vital role, as made evident by the City of Vienna Concert Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, amongst others. The Vienna Academy, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Women's Chamber Orchestra are dedicated to tradition and modern music alike. International artists are a great gain to cultural life in Vienna.Vienna's cultural life is multi-faceted. You have the choice of 50 theatres, four opera houses, two stages for musicals, 100 museums and numerous theatre, music and dance festivals. The museum quarter with its baroque facade is home to one of the biggest cultural districts in Europe.
CountryAustria Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from Port to Airport - 15kms Currency -Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Hofburg Palace, Vienna Opera House, Spanish Riding School, Prater Park, Danube Tower, Vienna Zoo
One of the Wachau district’s most attractive villages is Durnstein, where the ruins of a castle - the Kuenringerburg - high up on a hill commands a superb view of the Danube as it winds through the valley. Stroll among the ruins and soak in the historic atmosphere of the castle where King Richard I of England was incarcerated in 1192. And after your journey into the past rejoin the 21st century and sample some of the splendid local wines in one of the local taverns.
Country - Austria Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance to Airport - 95kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Kuenringerburg, Wachsu Wine District
Empress Maria Theresa said of Melk, "If I had never come here, I would have regretted it." The center of Melk is the Abbey and the Stiftskirche (the abbey church), some of the best examples of Baroque architecture anywhere in the world. The abbey library contains allegorical paintings by Troger on the ceiling while the Stiftskirche, has works by Rottmayr and Troger and is almost completely decorated in gold. Stand on the terrace of the abbey and view the river much as Napoleon did during the campaign against Austria so many years ago.
Country - Austria Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance to Airport - 105kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Melk Abbey and Museum
Linz is a city of the third millennium. In and around the city, its Roman and medieval past slumbers. The opulence of the Baroque and the boldness of industrial architecture from the early 20th century are part of present-day life. Linz on the Danube is manageable, cosy, cherishes its traditions and, as the third biggest city in a small country, it is both metropolis and province, Central European crossroads and regional niche.
Country - Austria Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from Port to Airport - 11kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Old Town, Linz Castle, Arts Electronica Centre, Brucknerhaus Concert Hall
Passau is not merely a transfer point but a destination unto itself. Life is easy-going and lived outdoors where street cafes and restaurants abound. Student life is vibrant and multifaceted. Guests can actively interface with young people from around the world over a Hacklbräu, Andorfer Weissbier or Passauer Löwenbräu brew in the beer gardens.
Country - Germany Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from Port to Airport - 100kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Bavarian Forest, Local Breweries, Danube River
Regensburg bills itself as "Germany's best-preserved medieval city." It's hard to argue with that description, at least when you're wandering through the Altstadt (old city) with its 13th to 15th Century houses or crossing the Steinerne Bruke (Stone Bridge), which has carried traders and touists across the Danube since the 1100s. Preservation may be Regensburg's most important industry after the BMW and Siemens plants in the modern suburbs. The medieval streets in the city center have been protected by strict laws since the 1970s, and the Bavarian state's conservation experts keep a close eye on all maintenance or renovation
Country - Germany Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from Port to Airport - 78kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Medieval city centre, Historic Sausage Kitchen, Johannes Kepler Memorial House
Visitors to Nuremberg, a lively city with a medieval feel, will find evidence of its 950-year history at every turn. These legacies of the past also reveal much about the past and present of the German people. Here in Nuremberg, monuments to the city's inventiveness and its cultural self-confidence over many centuries stand in the midst of the hustle and bustle of a modern, dynamic urban centre.
Country - Germany Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from Port to Airport - 6kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Castle, City Wall, Zoo, Toy Museum, Verkehrs Museum, Old Quarter
Country - Germany Distance from port to City - 1km Distance from port to Airport - 50kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest
Surrounded by pleasant hillside vineyards Würzburg is both an old episcopal see and a vivacious modern university city. The great medieval fortress of Marienburg dominates the skyline, overlooking the beautiful Old Town with its architectural masterpieces from many different periods. Art, culture and the fine wines of Franconia are all important elements of the Würzburg lifestyle. This carefree city with its relaxed southern atmosphere is the perfect starting-place for a journey of discovery on the Romantic Route.
Country - Germany Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from Port to Airport - 90kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Fortress Marienberg, Town Hall
The former capital of the counts of Wertheim, situated at the point where the river Tauber flows into the river Main, with its medieval lanes, frame houses and awe-inspiring castle has an atmosphere of its own and – unlike other towns – has kept its character of a small Franconian town.
Country - Germany Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from Port to Airport - 95kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Kilian's Chapel, Glass making Foundry and Museum, Spessart Forest, Tauber Valley
Some 15km/9mi northwest of Siegen lies Freudenberg, a pretty little town that was originally a mining settlement and is famed for its half-timbered houses.
Country - Germany Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance to Airport - 51kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest
Municipal Museum in the Alter Flecken; open-air theater.
Rudesheim sits at the entrance to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. If you come from the direction of Frankfurt or Mainz, it is one of the first major tourist towns you'll reach along the Rhine River. Rudesheim makes a good base for exploring the entire Rhine Valley, which is the home of famous wines, medieval villages and beautiful scenery.
Country - Germany Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from Port to Airport - 55kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Drosselgasse, Niederwald Monument, Rheingau Wine Museum, Asbach Brandy Distillery, Medieval Torture Museum, Bird of Prey Zoo, Jagdschloss, Siegfried's Mechanical Music Cabinet
The city's very name bears witness to its Roman past as the town of Colonia. As well as the legacy from Roman times and the Middle Ages, particularly the world-famous cathedral, Cologne has an extremely lively arts and culture scene. And besides being a centre of carnival activity and the "capital of Rhenish joie de vivre", Cologne is also an extremely attractive trade fair centre. Open, friendly and uncomplicated: that's Cologne!
Country - Germany Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from Port to Airport - 16kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Cologne Cathedral, Philharmonic Hall, Zoo
Dusseldorf lies beside the Rhine River and is one of Germany's busiest cities. Well-known for its nightlife, carnival, events, shopping as well as its regular fashion & trade fairs, Dusseldorf has many attractions to appeal to all visitors.
Country - Germany Distance from port to City - 5kms Distance from port to Airport - 12kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Große Düsseldorfer Kirmes, Rhine Promenade, Media Harbour, Altstadt, Königsallee
Take a boat ride along Amsterdam’s charming canals past sturdy old houses and under quaint bridges. Visit one of the city’s superb museums housing many of the Dutch Masters’ most outstanding works or learn about Anne Frank and the city’s Jewish heritage. Or, journey into the countryside and see historic windmills and the fascinating porcelain works in Delft.
Country - Netherlands Distance from port to City - 0kms Distance from port to Airport - 15kms Currency - Euro (EUR)
Places of Interest Dam Square, Anne Frank's House, Volendam & Marken
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APT (Australian Pacific Touring)
A family - owned company since its auspicious conception in the 1920s, we began when Bill McGeary built a bus body on a tray truck after a tram strike crippled the city of Melbourne. Through Bill's son Geoff, we pioneered Australia's dynamic travel industry in the 1960's and 70's via a diverse range of modes. Such innovation continues to thrive within us today, now a multi-brand business with an extensive global portfolio of touring and cruising products still owned and controlled by the McGeary family. Now, with a third generation of the family contributing to our success, the benefits of the Company's family - style culture are increasingly apparent.
While vigorously pursuing a global vision, the unwavering focus is on delivering a life - enriching and memorable holiday experience for each and every individual that entrusts us with their valuable time and travel. Such longevity in a competitive environment coupled with a proven ability to meet the shifting expectations of the modern holidaymaker is testament to the pioneering spirit upon which the company was founded, and upon which it continues to operate and flourish today.
Ms Amacerto debuts in Europe in April of 2012. This deluxe 164 - passenger vessel incorporates the most advanced design offering spacious staterooms featuring twin balconies (step-out and French); a heated swimming pool; multiple fine dining venues plus complimentary Internet access and exciting interior details new to the great rivers of Europe.
The ship also features multiple outdoor decks. Offering unimpeded panoramic views, the Sun Decks feature teak lounge chairs, a walking track, putting green and retractable roofing as well as a giant chess board. There is a heated pool for the ultimate in relaxation. The vessels also feature a Lower Sun Deck and a Teak Front Deck, offering unique vantage points for enjoying spectacular river side scenery.
Dining on board the MS Amacerto presents an array of dining options unequalled in the industry. You’ll find no less than seven unique dining experiences on board. At Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant, passengers can watch as a private chef prepares a special tasting menu in this unique and exclusive 24-seat venue. Additionally, passengers can enjoy casual light lunch menus in the Main Lounge, as well as private dining in the Wine Room, a dining area seating up to six guests that’s perfect for celebrating a special occasion. On select days, enjoy a lunch outdoors on the Sun Deck and room service dining for breakfast and dinner is also available in select suite categories.
An in-suite entertainment system allows guests to relax and unwind through the use of the complimentary Wi-Fi internet or the many video-on-demand titles. The ship will also feature complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity throughout, allowing guests with iPads or similar wireless devices to remain connected no matter where they are.