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APT River Cruises - Excursions

An APT cruise isn't just an average cruise. With APT, they strive to get the fullest out of an all-inclusive experience. Every single one of their excursions ensure that you go exactly where you want and take in what you want - all while being guided by local experts at each destination. 

Being an extremely central and engaging part of a river cruise, APT tailors their excursions so that, if you're not fit enough or you have certain interests, they recommend the options best for you, from gentle light walks around a city to the physically demanding trekking through a landscape.

Signature Experiences (Royal Collection)

As part of their Royal Collection of cruises, APT provides you with a specially designed excursion programme that lets you go on truly unique VIP experiences to discover the culture, history, cuisine and beauty of Europe. With unrivalled VIP access including after-hour access and private tours, you can get the experience you want quicker and with less trouble.

Whether it's a private tour of Grignan's spectacular Renaissance castle, a guided tour of the Hungarian State Opera House followed by a private opera recital and wine, or a taste of local German cake and coffee in the town of Speyer, APT's Signature Experiences are absolutely unforgettable and truly luxurious.

Royal Invitations (Royal Collection)

Exclusivity lies at the heart of APT's definition of 'luxury', so on top of their Signature Experiences, there are also events and excursions entirely unique to APT and finished with a touch of royalty. 

Namedy Castle 
This 14th century castle is currently home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern, after it come into the royal family's possession in 1907. Now it's opulent doors are open to guests of APT who can wander its stunning hallways and rooms, relax in the beautiful gardens and enjoy a Champagne Reception before a sumptuous banquet dinner accompanied by a classical piano recital. A truly regal experience. 

Majestic Imperator 
The Majestic Imperator is a classic imperial steam train of the 19th century Habsburg Empire, complete with regal blue and gold decor, flowing drinks and fine linen. Step onboard the Imperator on a scenic rail journey between Passau and Linz, which includes a stop in iconic Salzburg where a guided tour takes you to the sights of 'The Sound of Music'. 

Evening in Vienna's City Palace 
In the heart of Vienna, the City Palace is owned by the Liechtenstein family and recently renovated. Enter its grand halls to find a Cocktail Reception welcoming you before starting the private concert of Strauss, the Mozart Boys' Choir and an operatic recital. 

Insider Experiences (Travelmarvel)

APT's Travelmarvel cruises are all about exceptional value and great opportunities, leading to their Insider Experiences. Designed to give you the insight you need to enjoy your excursions, from lectures to sightseeing tours, the Insider Experiences programme is a wonderful addition to APT's already outstanding service.

Like a Local
The key quality of the Insider Experiences is that they give guests a chance to experience what the locals themselves would, as well as to interact and learn from the locals themselves. On a cruise of the Rhine, guests can ride a scenic funicular to the majestic Drachenburg Castle where a private tour is available. For a more intimate and insightful experience, enter the home of a local family in Wertheim for cake, coffee and casual conversation, or let the locals show you their home village of  Boucieu-le-Roi in France. 

A Taste of Europe
Travelmarvel's excursions also include more focused food and drink-based opportunities such as an authentic German festive experience of beer, snacks and Bavarian entertainment, and a journey to the picturesque Black Forest for a Black Forest cake demonstration and tasting. Discover Vienna's most authentic food market on a personalised tour or go truffle-hunting with a dog in Viviers.

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