Magical Christmas Markets With Imperial Europe And Paris with APT

Magical Christmas Markets With Imperial Europe And Paris with APT

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Magical Christmas Markets With Imperial Europe And Paris with APT

Enchanting Christmas Markets – Enjoy time to wander Europe’s Christmas markets, teeming with delicious treats and hand-made treasures.

Local Wood Carver – Visit a local carver that produces traditional wooden masks of the German folklore character Krampus.

Mercedes-Benz Car Museum – Explore this unique building that showcases contemporary German architecture and 130 years of the automotive industry.

Expired on Saturday December 5th, 2020

Expired on Saturday December 5th, 2020

DAY 1 Arrive Paris

From grand cities filled with glorious architecture to enchanting fairytale villages and spectacular valleys, this journey is set to be simply magnificent. Arrive in Paris, the City of Light. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception tonight as anticipation builds for the trip ahead.

Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Indulge in a sumptuous lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, owned by renowned chef Alain Ducasse.

Enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour of Paris. Afterwards, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a range of Paris’ fine food. Alternatively, tour Paris' icons in a special 2CV vintage car or soak up the Parisian atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacre-Cœur Basilica.

This evening, after your chosen activity, enjoy a meal and a memorable show at the Moulin Rouge. Delight in this iconic Parisian cabaret, captured in the famous paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec.

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Travel by coach through northern France and into Belgium. Arrive in Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city’s canals. Continue to Amsterdam and board your ship. After dinner on board, you may like to explore at your own pace.

Stay: 14 Nights, one of APT’s luxurious Concerto River Ships

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Maybe visit Zaanse Schans – the quintessential Dutch village known for its windmills and specialty produce.

Explore Amsterdam your way. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers and cruise director as you sit down to a gala welcome dinner.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Signature Experience
Go beyond the gates of Namedy Castle and wander about the rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom.

This morning, awake to a new country, a new city, with unlimited possibilities for what the day could bring. Take a walking discovery through the historic city centre. You’ll then travel to Andernach for your first Signature Experience.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
In Rüdesheim, tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or perhaps sample wines from the region during an onboard tasting.

Approach the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River today, where crumbling ruins cling to rocky cliffs and rolling hillsides are marked with perfectly planted vineyards. Your ship later docks at the town of Rüdesheim.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Sample local fare during a guided tour, take an onboard German language lesson or hike through a Franconian vineyard.

Spend the day in Miltenberg, where you may select from two activities.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
The immense architectural beauty of Würzburg is on show today as you walk to the Würzburg Residence, an 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Inside, marvel at intricate tapestries, gilded stucco work and ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. If you prefer, take a journey along the Romantic Road to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you’ll stop for a tour. Otherwise, visit a family-owned farm, where you'll tour the property before sitting down to morning tea as you learn about local farming life.

Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Explore Bamberg’s Old Town. Afterwards, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.

Delve into Nuremberg’s history during today’s activity.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Explore Regensburg’s World Heritage-listed city centre. Or put on your dancing shoes for a Bavarian dance class at a local beer haus. You can also take a gourmet walk with a visit to the Michelin-starred Storstad.

After this morning’s experience, a student from the University of Regensburg will join you on board for an informative presentation.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Signature Experience
Travel to Salzburg, where a city tour takes you to several sights from Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic film, The Sound of Music. Enjoy lunch here, before taking in a traditional Krampus mask show, a local Christmas custom.

After your signature experience, travel to Linz to re-board your ship. Alternatively, embark on a walking tour of Passau, then board your ship and cruise to Linz.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Set out on a guided tour of Melk Abbey or join a local guide for a town tour.

Disembark in Melk and set out on your chosen activity. Later, your ship cruises to Dürnstein where you will enjoy some free time to explore.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Signature Experience
Tonight, visit the family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace and attend an exclusive cocktail reception and a private festive concert.

Today, enjoy a special festive guided tour of Vienna. Walk through the beautifully decorated city centre and enjoy a stop at the charming Christmas markets at City Hall. Here, sample spiced wine and gingerbread before free time to browse the market. Later, take in an enchanting Christmas recital in a local church.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Perhaps join an excursion to Bratislava, the diverse capital of nearby Slovakia. Its mixture of 18th-century rococo design and communist-era architecture make this a city of alluring contrasts. Another option is to embark on a horse and carriage ride through Vienna, taking in the city’s beautiful Christmas decorations. Alternatively, enjoy an onboard baking demonstration on how to make the perfect Christmas cookies.

A second day in Vienna presents a host of options for discovery.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Travel to Schönbrunn Palace for a guided tour before free time to explore the famous Christmas market right in front of the palace. Afterwards, see how traditional apple strudel is prepared at the Residenz Café.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Disembark your ship after breakfast. Travel to Mondsee and see St Michael’s Church, the film setting for Maria and Georg von Trapp’s wedding in The Sound of Music. Later, arrive in the fairytale city of Salzburg, where your hotel is perfectly situated near the old town. This evening, get to know your tour director over dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Sheraton Grand Salzburg

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

See the famous sights of Salzburg, including the birthplace of Mozart and the charming Residenzplatz in the Old Town. Afterwards, enjoy free time to wander the enchanting Christmas markets and perhaps sample some local treats such as gingerbread.

Daily : Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
In Salzburg, visit a local carver that produces traditional wooden masks of the folklore character Krampus. Here, admire the skill it takes to produce these highly intricate carvings. In complete contrast to Santa Claus, Krampus would punish the children that were not so nice.

Travel to Kitzbühel, founded in the 16th century as a silver and copper mining town. Today, it is considered one of Europe's premier ski resorts, offering sublime vistas in the Austrian Alps. Arrive at your hotel, situated in the heart of the city's old town.

Stay: Kitzbühel, Hotel Zur Tenne

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Travel to Ettal and visit Linderhof Palace and Park. King Luwig II, who was crowned king in 1864, began construction of this masterpiece in 1867. Continue to historic Oberammergau, renowned for its Passion Play. Later, arrive in Munich.

Stay: Two Nights, Munich, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
A guide will lead you on this culinary tour, providing a delicious way to familiarise yourself with the local fare. Another option is to discover the BMW Museum and see its themed exhibits. Alternatively, visit the Dachau Concentration Camp, offering a sobering insight into the location that served as a model for all Nazi concentration camps.

Tour Munich, followed by some time at the Christmas markets. Afterwards, select your preferred sightseeing.

Daily : Breakfast

This evening, get ready for a night of festivities with authentic cuisine and local entertainment, guaranteed to have you dancing in no time.

Visit the magical hilltop Hohenzollern Castle, a grand 11th-century fortress set atop Mount Hohenzollern in a dramatic setting. Afterwards, travel into the Black Forest region.

Stay: Two Nights, Black Forest, Hotel Traube Tonbach

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Gourmet lovers will rejoice in a cooking class to learn the secrets of Bavarian cuisine. Alternatively, perhaps sample some of the region’s beers at a local brewery, or continue making fairytale moments with an old-fashioned horse and carriage ride through this stunning region.

During another further day in the Black Forest, select your preferred activity.

Daily : Breakfast

Travel to Stuttgart and visit the Mercedes-Benz Car Museum, a unique building that showcases contemporary German architecture. Afterwards, continue to Frankfurt and enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Frankfurt, Hotel Frankfurter Hof Steigenberger

Daily : Breakfast Dinner

Today your Magical Christmas Markets journey draws to a conclusion. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Daily : Breakfast

Fly Free including taxes – Must booked by 30 November 2019*

Start End Price
10 November 2020 5 December 2020 From $16,440

*Fly Free Including Taxes: Book by 30 November 2019. Offer valid when booking select itineraries departing year round in 2020 in all cabin categories. Offer includes air taxes up to the value of $300 per person.  Offer is based on wholesale airfares in economy class with Singapore Airlines (W class) or another airline of APT’s choosing depending on routing.  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.  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 2019.  Final payment is due 100 days prior to the tours departure date.

General Information and Conditions: Offers are available for travellers departing from Australia. All pricing and save amounts are in Australian Dollars.   Information correct as at 3 May 2019 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.

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.

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Expired on Saturday December 5th, 2020

INCLUSIONS

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 20 destinations
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 12 locations
  • Finest dining – a total of 60 meals
  • 11 nights luxury land accommodation
  • Expert APT Cruise and Tour Directors

Expired on Saturday December 5th, 2020

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