APT 2018 Fantastic Pre-release Europe Cruises

10 April 2017
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Travelling through Europe on one of APT's luxury river ships has become an overwhelmingly popular holiday choice for discerning travellers. Guests are spoilt with a gentle and relaxed journey through incredible landscapes, in very comfortable and innovative (plus stylish) accommodation on board, and the great ease of small ship cruising – and a reason why guests return to explore with APT year after year. We have highlighted three fantastic itineraries for 2018 that have some wonderful value-adds.

Signature Experiences

Designed exclusively for APT guests, the Signature Experiences are all about generating precious once-in-a-lifetime memories. From an imperial rail adventure on the Majestic Imperator, to attending a private concert at Vienna’s City Palace, APT offers a wide range of unique opportunities granting exclusive access to Europe’s incomparable grandeur.

There are three incredible itineraries that have been released to experience the very best of Europe in the very best of ways.

Magnificent Europe from Paris to Prague

Trip Highlights

  • Vienna's Musical Legacy - Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.
  • Dine At Namedy Castle - Princess Heide von Hohenzollern will open the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy dinner in the Hall of Mirrors.
  • Private Rail To Salzburg - Board the Majestic Imperator for a private rail journey across Austria's countryside. Stop in Salzburg for a tour.
Find your inner Sister Maria in these hills that are surely alive. (Image courtesy of Getty)

Wonders of Bordeaux and Rhone

Trip Highlights

  • Dine At A French Chateau - Enjoy the rare privilege of being entertained in Chateau Royal de Cazeneuve amongst the vineyards of Bordeaux
  • Welcome To Grignan Castle - Embark on a tour of Grignan Castle then enjoy a Cocktail Reception while sampling a range of regional produce.
  • Decadent French Fare - Savour glorious French cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon.
The Rhone takes you through the prettiest of towns. (Image courtesy of Getty)

Rhine, Rhone and Moselle

Trip Highlights

  • Dine At Namedy Castle - Princess Heide von Hohenzollern will open the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy dinner in the Hall of Mirrors.
  • Grignan Castle Soiree - Attend a private cocktail reception at Grignan Castle, a vision of Renaissance beauty amid Provence's lavender fields.
  • French Cuisine At Its Finest - Dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, a famous restaurant owned by acclaimed Michelin-starred French chef Paul Bocuse.
A chateau in the Beaujolais region - APT river cruises embrace sourcing locally produce and wines. (Image courtesy of Getty)

All-Inclusive Luxury

Everything you could want and need from fabulous food and delicious wines to special Signature experiences and sightseeing activities, there is nothing extra that needs to be worried about and guests can relax knowing that it’s not going to cost any extra. It is all about APT’s stress free holiday lifestyle that allows travellers to leave everyday worries and concerns behind, to indulge in absolute whimsy and to embrace all the joys of their holiday.


Vienna City Palace - get right in the heart of Vienna to experience rich history and beauty. (Image courtesy of Getty)

Luxurious River Cruising

A cruise with APT is especially designed to ensure that guests enjoy all the indulgent comforts of a five-star hotel – the APT acclaimed ships form Europe’s most luxurious fleet. The small ship fleet enables the ships to access locations that larger vessels just can’t get to – this means APT cruisers can easily access a range of locations from large cities to tiny coves and smaller villages for a more authentic rich in-destination experience.

APT 2018 Pre-release Special Deals

Fly Free Including taxes - Book selected river cruise holidays and you'll Fly Free to Europe, including air taxes of up to $1,000 per person.

Companion Fly Free - Book selected river cruise holidays and your companion will Fly Free to Europe, including air taxes of up to $1,000 per person.

Fly Business Class for $1,995 - Book selected holidays that include a river cruise of 14 nights or more in Category A and above (Aria River Ships) or Category T and above (Concerto River Ships) year round, and you can Fly Business Class for $1,995 per person, including taxes of up to $1,100 per person.

For all the information and terms and conditions for these incredible deals speak to your First and Business consultant on 1300 038 785.

Feature image courtesy of Getty.

Tara Young

The experience of travel changes a person. I see my job as highlighting what amazing travel opportunities there are to broaden your knowledge of that great big world beyond your doorstep and what you may learn about yourself on the way.