Magical Christmas Markets With Imperial Europe

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Magical Christmas Markets With Imperial Europe

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Expired on Thursday April 30th, 2020

All Inclusive

Experiences in 22 destinations

Freedom of Choice Inclusions in six locations

Luxury dining – a total of 54 meals

A wide range of onboard beverages

Expert cruise and tour directors

Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)

Eight nights luxury land accommodation

Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Expired on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Included Flights: Book by 30 April 2020. 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 $3,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking.  Final payment is due 100 days prior to the tours departure date.

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13 November 2020 05 December 2020 From $13,140

2021

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Flights Included + Save $400 (Early Payment Discount): Book by 30 April 2020. Price inclusive of $400 per person Early Payment Discount. Discount valid when paying in full 10 months prior to departure.

24 November 2021

 

16 December 2021

 

From $14,440

Now $14,040

 

Included Flights: Book by 30 April 2020. Offer valid when booking select itineraries departing year round in 2021 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 2020.

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.

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 17 Jan 2020 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 APT or your travel agent if you require any clarification.

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Expired on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Day 1: Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Welcome to the vibrant city of Amsterdam. You’ll be met on arrival and transferred to your ship. After some time to unpack and get settled in, it’s time to meet your fellow travellers at a welcome reception.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

Daily: Dinner

Day 2: Amsterdam

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

Perhaps slow things down and cruise the canals on a glass-top boat. Or, visit Zaanse Schans – the quintessential Dutch village known for its windmills and specialty produce.

Spend the morning on your chosen activity. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers and cruise director as you sit down to a gala welcome dinner.

Daily: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Andernach, Koblenz

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

On a visit to Namedy Castle, go beyond the gates and wander about the rooms and grounds, then enjoy a cocktail party in the ballroom, where a pianist sets the mood.

This morning will be spent cruising through Germany. Disembark in Andernach for your first Signature Experience. Later, head back on board and enjoy dinner as your ship sets sail for Koblenz. Here, perhaps join your cruise director for an evening stroll through the charming village.

Daily: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Rüdesheim

Have your camera handy to capture some of the best scenery you’ll encounter as you cruise through the Rhine Gorge this morning. Step ashore in Rüdesheim and visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, which houses a collection of fine automated musical creations.

Daily: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Miltenberg

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

Daily: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Würzburg

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.Three options for discovery await you today.

Daily: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Bamberg

Relax on board as you sail to Bamberg. On arrival, join an exploration with a local expert to uncover everything World Heritage-listed Bamberg has to offer.

Daily: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Nuremberg

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.

Nuremberg is a joy to explore during the festive season. On arrival, set out on your preferred activity.

Daily: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Regensburg

Wander through Regensburg’s tangle of old streets as you explore its World Heritage-listed city centre. More than 1,000 well-preserved monuments can be found all over the city, dating back to the Roman Empire.

Daily: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Passau, Salzburg, Linz

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take in a traditional Krampus mask show, a Salzburg Christmas custom.

Travel to Salzburg, where a city tour takes you to several sights from Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic film, The Sound of Music. Afterwards, head to Linz to re-board your ship.

Daily: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Melk, Dürnstein

Today, enjoy an in-depth guided discovery of Melk Abbey. Later, cruise to Dürnstein and enjoy the freedom to roam its historic lanes at your leisure.

Daily: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Vienna

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

Day 13: Vienna

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

Day 14: Vienna

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

Day 15: Vienna, Mondsee, Salzburg

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, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Salzburg

See the famous sights of Salzburg, including the birthplace of Mozart and the charming Residenzplatz in the Old Town. Europe’s Christmas markets are a magical experience. The tempting aroma of hot spiced wine fills the air, and fairy lights twinkle in the town squares. You’ll have free time to wander the markets and perhaps sample some tasty local treats such as gingerbread, then wash it all down with a cup of hot glühwein.

Daily: Breakfast

Day 17: Salzburg, Kitzbühel

Travel to Kitzbühel, founded in the 16th century as a silver and copper mining town. Today, it is considered one of Europe’s most appealing ski resorts, offering sublime vistas of the Austrian Alps. Arrive at your hotel, where you will enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Kitzbühel, Hotel Zur Tenne or Kempinski Hotel Das Tirol Jochberg

Daily: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 18: Kitzbühel, Ettal, Oberammergau, Munich

Travel to Ettal and visit Linderhof Palace and Park. King Ludwig II, who was crowned king in 1864, began construction of this masterpiece in 1867. Continue to Oberammergau, renowned for its once-in-a-decade Passion Play, telling the story of Jesus of Nazareth. Later, arrive in Munich and enjoy dinner this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Munich, Hotel Sofitel Bayerpost

Daily: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 19: Munich

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

A guide will lead you on a 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.

Enjoy a guided discovery of Munich, followed by some time to browse the numerous stalls of the festive markets to find that special gift in time for Christmas. Afterwards, select your preferred sightseeing.

Daily: Breakfast

Day 20: Munich, Black Forest

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

It’s time to make some more fairytales come true with a visit to Hohenzollern Castle, a grand 11th-century fortress set atop Mount Hohenzollern in a dramatic fashion. Afterwards, travel into the Black Forest region.

Stay: Two Nights, Black Forest, Hotel Traube Tonbach

Daily: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 21: Black Forest

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

Day 22: Black Forest, Stuttgart, Frankfurt

Travel to Stuttgart and visit the Mercedes-Benz Car Museum, a unique building that showcases contemporary German architecture at its finest. Afterwards, enjoy some time to browse the Christmas markets. Later, continue to Frankfurt and enjoy a farewell dinner.

Stay: Frankfurt, Hotel Frankfurter Hof Steigenberger

Daily: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 23: Depart Frankfurt

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

Daily: Breakfast

Expired on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Day 1 Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship

Be met on arrival and transferred to your river ship.

Stay: 14 Nights, a Concerto River Ship

Daily : Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Take a canal cruise, visit Zaanse Schans or enjoy an onboard baking demonstration.

Canal Boat Cruise
Board a glass-top boat and admire the city's architecture as you cruise the maze of World-Heritage-listed canals for which the city is famous.

Zaanse Schans
Visit the typically Dutch village of Zaanse Schans, famous for its wooden windmills, traditional Dutch houses and specialty produce. Enjoy some time to explore and enjoy a tasting of the regions cheeses.

Stroopwafel Demonstration
Enjoy a relaxing morning on board, while a local baker conducts a 'stroopwafel' demonstration, a waffle made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle.

Explore Amsterdam your way, thanks to a range of activities on offer today. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner on board.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
In Andernach, you are treated to an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle. This 14th-century residence is home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern who has opened the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy some free time to wander about the castle’s rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then savour dinner in the ballroom, accompanied by a classical piano recital.

Tour Cologne and sample local beers and snacks on a walking tour.

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
On a guided walking tour, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall and the World Heritage-listed city centre. Alternatively, learn the schuhplattler during a fun Bavarian dance lesson at a local beer haus. Another option is a gourmet walking tour. Gain an insight into the art of haute cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Storstad, where you will enjoy a presentation and the chance to sample a variety of delights. Or perhaps hear an informative talk on board from a student of the University of Regensburg.

Tailor your holiday with a selection of sightseeing choices today.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
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. Afterwards, travel to Linz to re-board your ship. Alternatively, embark on a walking tour of Passau, then board your ship and cruise to Linz.

Select from a two activities here today.

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

ROYAL 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.

Tailor your second day in Vienna with a choice of activities.

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 and travel to Mondsee. Here, see St Michael's Church, the film setting for Maria and Georg von Trapp's wedding in The Sound of Music. Later, arrive in Salzburg, where you will enjoy dinner.

Stay: Two Nights, Salzburg, Hotel Imlauer and Bräu

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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
This evening, enjoy traditional Bavarian cuisine and local entertainment.

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
Perhaps delight in a cooking class and learn the secrets of Bavarian cuisine. Alternatively, sample some of the region's beers at a local brewery, or embark on a beautiful horse and carriage ride through this stunning region.

Discover the beauty of the region on your chosen 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

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