Imagine cruising down the Rhine River, glass of wine in hand, enjoying 360-degree views of Europe’s most quaint and secluded towns from the sun deck. Soon you will rise from your lounge chair for a chef-prepared three course meal, inspired by the local cuisine of the region you are currently sailing through.

APT’s most popular luxury river cruise is the 15-day Magnificent Europe. Travelling through five countries between Amsterdam and Budapest, floating gently along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. Stopping close to various charming towns and villages along the way, including Bamberg and Nuremberg in Bavaria in Germany. As well as the breathtaking city of Vienna.

We have complied just 6 of the top reasons to travel on a River Cruise with APT…

1. Best in class river ships

APT offers best in class river ships provide space for everyone. Love a glass of vino? Try the intimate Wine Room. Keen for a sun lounge? Relax on the Sun Deck. Partial to a soothing cuppa? There is an extensive offering of European fine teas on board. APT offers something for everyone.

A key feature of APT’s Concerto river ships is its innovative Twin Balconies. One is inside the cabin and features a floor-to-ceiling window that slides right back without compromising internal floor space, and the other is a traditional outdoor balcony. So you can enjoy the idyllic riverside scenery in comfort.

2. VIP access and private tours

You really do get the VIP treatment when travelling with APT, especially when it comes to sightseeing. APT’s Signature Experiences offer unrivalled access to some of Europe’s most exciting attractions and often, guests get to walk straight on in, enjoy after-hours access or take private tours not available to the public. Such as a private cocktail reception at Namedy Castle with the Princess herself.

One of the most treasured moments on the cruise is APT’s exclusive signature experience at Vienna’s City Palace. You will be invited to sit down to a breathtaking private classical concert, featuring orchestral performances of Mozart and Strauss masterpieces, plus music from members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir, an unmissable moment.

3. Freedom and choice while enjoying an organised holiday

APT knows everyone has different tastes which is why they allow guests to choose their own sightseeing experiences from a range of Cultural, Active, Gourmet, Nature & Wildlife and Relax & Revive options. There’s often the chance to visit local artisans, makers and producers giving you an authentic experience in the towns you visit.

4. Food glorious food

There’s nothing better than eating and drinking your way through Europe. And you don’t have to venture far when you are onboard APT’s Magnificent Europe river cruise.

From tasting menus at the Chef’s Table to casual dining in the restaurant or on the Sun Deck, you will experience a wealth of choice and a superb selection. What’s more all your drinks are included and available all day.

5. APT’s expert team

Your APT Cruise Director is with you from start to finish and will go the extra mile to ensure your journey exceeds your every expectation. Sharing their knowledge and guaranteeing your comfort is what they’re there for so you can rest assured you’ll be in good hands. Our experts share insights from their vast experience and knowledge. Through them, the history, culture and traditions of their regions you visit truly come to life.

6. Treat yourself

After a day of exploring the cobble stone streets of quaint towns and enjoying once-in-a-lifetime experiences, you can return to the ship and relax in comfort. There is no better time for a little R&R than on an APT river ship, thanks to the purpose-built wellness centre. Guests can pamper themselves and book in a luxurious full-body massage or book in a blow dry at the onboard hair salon.

There is good reason the 15-day Magnificent Europe cruise is APT’s most popular river cruise. You travel aboard aboard one of APT’s award-winning river ship for 14 nights and your floating hotel will take you to 14 destinations while you enjoy 41 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages. You will delight in waking up each morning in a new location, ready to explore new sights.

View the Magnificent Europe itinerary here.
Find out more about APT’s European river cruises here.
Visit your local travel agent, or call APT on 1300 278 278.

All images: Supplied.

This is a sponsored article produced in partnership with APT.

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