Royal River Cruising with APT

“Decadent, effortless and truly memorable” could be the best way to describe a river cruise experience on the waterways of Europe offered by Australian Pacific Touring (APT). Sumptuous accommodation is paired with extraordinary cuisine and service along with unravelling regal river views, making this one of the most indulgent forms of river cruising available. With over 20 years experience operating a global fleet of 20 river ships, this family-owned company has been instrumental in changing the face of river cruising today.

Discerning travellers can choose from a unique combination of exclusive sightseeing options while enjoying preferential treatment along the way. It is all about total indulgence. You can relax knowing that the only thing you’ll need in your pocket is your camera, everything else is taken care of from meals to gratuities, sightseeing to entertainment and airport transfers. An experienced Cruise Director is present for the entire duration of your cruise to ensure that your journey is seamless, hassle-free and, most importantly, fun.

There is a certain style and elegance of a boutique five-star hotel experience as you drift along the waterways. From degustation menus to casual fare, fine dining to room service options, each river cruise presents a variety of meal choices. APT is a member of one of the world’s most influential gastronomic societies, la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, so you can expect to dine like royalty.

Each day, your ship will dock in the heart of an iconic city or alongside tiny riverside villages. Guests can disembark for a local guided sightseeing experience and interact with local people to learn more about each destination.

The popular Magnificent Europe River Cruise unfolds over the course of 15 days from Amsterdam to Budapest, stretching across five countries along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, stopping along the way to take in many of the iconic attractions that Continental Europe has to offer.

Three of the most unforgettable Signature Experiences are available to those who travel on select Royal Collection river cruises in 2015: the ultimate private imperial rail journey aboard the Majestic Imperator (APT’s newest Signature Experience); Discover where royalty rests its head at Namedy Castle; and be entranced by a divine concert at the City Palace in Vienna.

APT have also combined river cruising with a selection of luxury land journeys through destinations such as the UK, Turkey, Italy, Croatia, France, Greece, Switzerland, the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Conclude your most unforgettable river journey with a stopover in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Award-winning river ships, exceptional sightseeing, exquisite cuisine, attentive service and stylish accommodation conspire to create a simply unforgettable European experience. 

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