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Europe’s Most Luxurious River Ships and Land Journeys

Europe, Britain & Ireland, ANZAC, Turkey, Italy, Croatia, Balkans, Greece, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Russia plus Small Ship Cruising & Small Group Land Journeys

The great rivers of Europe meander through some of the world's most beautiful and historic landscapes - creating the most leisurely way to discover the real Europe. Convenient, relaxing, affordable and, yes, indulgent, river cruising allows you to take in the sights of Europe from an entirely unique. totally relaxing, perspective. It's easy to see why it's taking off as the best way to see Europe - and the world.

With over 9 years of experience in river cruising, Australian Pacific Touring's exclusive itineraries are designed to bring you all the highlights of Europe's great rivers – the Rhine, Rhône, Main, Moselle and Danube - as they flow by some of the most beautiful sights in the world.

To make your trip even more enjoyable, APT has designed and custom-built its very own fleet of luxurious five-star super ships. Europe's newest, most innovative floating hotels – all with balconies – offer you exquisite dining, stylish fittings and discrete yet attentive staff. Put this together with the widest range of sightseeing on offer and your holiday will be the perfect combination of luxury, discovery and adventure. Dedicated cruise directors and friendly, attentive staff are there to ensure your holiday is hassle-free. All you need do is relax, for the full duration of your cruise - after all, you only need to unpack once.

Join APT for a stylish, unforgettable and life-enriching departure from the ordinary to the extraordinary ...

Your Luxurious Floating Five-star Hotel

Designed to bring the elegance and amenities of a five-star hotel to the water, APT's ships offer a truly luxurious experience. In addition to all the comforts you'd expect from a boutique hotel, the all-suite ships offer you a different visually sumptuous setting every day. Wake each morning to find new and undiscovered attractions on your doorstep. The tranquil waters and magnificent shoreline sights of the Rhine, Rhône, Main, Moselle and Danube forge a resplendent backdrop to your journey, creating an unforgettable adventure that will stay with you forever.

Why River Cruising?

Indulgent, relaxing and effortless, five-star river cruising with APT is a unique experience – and you only need unpack once. Explore Europe's myriad attractions in comfort, style, and at your own pace, as you glide through the continent's popular and hidden destinations on your luxury floating hotel.

The Road Less Travelled is a River

It's no accident that the rivers of Europe run straight through some of its most enchanting destinations. For centuries, these waterways have connected and divided the cities, towns and villages dotted along their banks. Today, these places, from waterside towns to rural villages, are steeped in the legends of the past.

Relax or Explore

Each day, you can choose to do as much or as little as you wish, with touring options that cater to every taste and plenty of time to explore independently.

River Cruises - Convenient By Design

APT's river cruises are designed to offer you maximum ease and convenience. Fully inclusive, so you always know where you stand with your budget, every detail is covered - from port charges to airport transfers; gratuities to gourmet meals and wine and beer with dinner; exceptional sightseeing and much more.

Dedicated cruise directors and friendly, attentive staff are there to ensure your holiday is hassle-free. All you need do is relax, for the full duration of your cruise - after all, you only need to unpack once.

From the ancient landmarks of the Rhineland, to the stunning beauty of the Rhône and Moselle; the incredible scenery of Provence to the cities of the Mediterranean, you'll enjoy luxury travel, extraordinary sightseeing and delicious cuisine at every destination.

Choose Your Dream Holiday

  • Holiday Like Royalty – All-Inclusive Luxury
  • APT – Cruising European Waterways & Seas
  • The APT Difference – Book With Confidence
  • Luxury River Cruising
  • APT's Insight & Expertise
  • We're There For You
  • The Finest Flavours of Europe
  • The Ultimate in Dining Choice
  • Erlebnis Chef's Table Restaurant & River Bistro
  • More Space to Unwind
  • Enchanting Entertainment
  • Aria River Ships
  • Concerto River Ships
  • Choose Your Luxury Suite
  • Twin Window Suites
  • Panoramic Balcony SuitesTM
  • Twin Balcony SuitesTM
  • Owner's Suites
  • A Choice of Style
  • APT's Enriching Sightseeing
  • Freedom of ChoiceTM Inclusions – Cruising
  • Signature Experiences
  • Food Safari
  • Grand City Stays
  • Luxury Hotel Experiences – Grand City Stays
  • Land Journeys
  • Freedom of ChoiceTM Inclusions – Land Journeys
  • Luxury Hotel Experiences – Land Journeys
  • APT Club


  • Magnificent Europe – Paris to Prague
  • Magnificent Europe – Amsterdam to Budapest
  • Magnificent Europe – Prague to Paris
  • Magnificent Europe – Budapest to Amsterdam
  • Magnificent Europe – Paris & Bruges to Prague
  • Magnificent Europe – Berlin & Prague to Paris
  • Magnificent Europe – Highlights of the Danube


  • Rhine, Rhône & Moselle – Paris to Monte Carlo
  • Rhine, Rhône & Moselle – Barcelona to Paris
  • Rhine & Moselle Discoveries – Paris to Lucerne
  • Rhine & Moselle Treasures – Paris to Basel
  • Rhône Treasures – Lyon to BarcelonaMonte Carlo
  • Paris, Provence & Monte Carlo with Rhine, Rhône & Moselle
  • Portugal, Spain, Rhine & Rhône – Lisbon to Paris


  • Rhône & Romantic Seine – Monte Carlo to Paris
  • Seine & Magnificent Europe – Paris to Prague


  • Grand European Explorer
  • Europe's Rivers & Castles
  • Ultimate River Cruise
  • Legendary Danube
  • Blue Danube Discovery
  • Melodies of the Danube
  • Grand Danube Cruise
  • Tulip Time Cruise


  • Britain & Ireland In-Depth with Magnificent Europe


  • Anzac Dawn Service & Magnificent Europe ,
  • Anzac & The Western Front – Monte Carlo to Paris
  • Paris & Somme Battlefields with Magnificent Europe


  • Tantalising Turkey & Magnificent Europe ,
  • Black Sea Voyage & Turkey


  • Eastern Bloc & Magnificent Europe


  • Iconic Italy & Magnificent Europe
  • Croatia & Balkan Peninsula with Magnificent Europe


  • Classical Greece & Magnificent Europe


  • Alpine Wonders & Magnificent Europe
  • Switzerland with Rhine & Moselle Discoveries


  • Douro Delights – Lisbon to Madrid ,
  • Spain & Portugal Delights – Madrid Return
  • Spain & Portugal Delights – Madrid to Porto


  • Norwegian Fjords – Tromso to Amsterdam
  • La Dolce Vita – Lisbon to Valletta
  • The Variety Voyager
  • Bella Italia
  • Dalmatian Explorer
  • Aegean Odyssey
  • Black Sea Explorer
  • Aegean & Adriatic Seas
  • Italian Immersion


  • The MS AmaKatarina
  • Helsinki & Russian Waterways – Helsinki to Moscow
  • Russian Waterways – Moscow to St Petersburg
  • The Golden Eagle
  • On Board Your Private Train
  • Trans-Siberian Express – Moscow to Vladivostok


  • Magnificent Europe – Christmas Markets ,
  • Magnificent Europe – White Christmas & New Year's Eve
  • Christmas Time Cruise
  • Christmas on the Rhine


  • Chelsea Flower Show – UK & Wales Gardens
  • Italian Lakes & Croatia – Milan to Dubrovnik
  • Dutch & Seine Gardens – Amsterdam to London
  • British Isles – Castles, Gardens, History & Birdlife