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APT River Cruising


A river cruise with APT is the most relaxing and stylish way to discover the world’s greatest waterways. With over 85 years of experience and expertise, award-winning APT understands what makes a truly memorable holiday.
Enjoy ever-changing views, exceptional dining and stylish surroundings aboard your river ship. On shore, enjoy carefully-crafted excursions led by expert local guides who will bring the history and culture of each destination to life.
Whether you indulge in the royal treatment on Europe’s waterways; explore remote places along the Mekong; or experience the ancient cities of China, India or Burma; you’ll appreciate the blissful convenience of river cruising as we take you from one discovery to the next.

Setting the standard for over 85 years
APT began in 1927 and has been creating, developing and refining dream holidays around the world ever since. Over the years APT has received numerous accolades, and was most recently voted ‘Best River Cruise’ by readers in the prestigious Telegraph Travel Awards.

Relax and let us take care of the details
At APT we believe that your holiday should be spent making new discoveries and lifelong memories. That’s why from the moment we meet you at the airport on arrival through to the moment you depart, we’ll take care of the details every step of the way.
You will enjoy an expertly-planned itinerary designed to encompass all the iconic sights and hidden gems. Throughout your journey an experienced Tour Director is on hand to answer any questions, offer suggestions and to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Best of all, your fully-inclusive price covers everything you need for the perfect holiday – from sightseeing excursions to dining. Even tipping is included. So whether you’re enjoying fine dining onboard or a private recital in a grand opera house, you can relax in the knowledge that it won’t cost a penny extra.

Enriching sightseeing

Enjoy a comprehensive range of included sightseeing excursions, covering the iconic sights and hidden gems unique to each region. Expert local guides will bring each destination to life with insightful commentary and an insider’s perspective on the place they call home.

You’ll also enjoy carefully-chosen Signature or Insider experiences: a range of special tours, activities, performances or tastings designed to give you an authentic insight into a destination – many of which wouldn’t be possible if you were travelling independently.

On select cruises, our Freedom of Choice concept gives you the flexibility to choose from a diverse range of included excursions at no extra cost. With a diverse range of activities available, from a visit to Vienna’s famous Spanish Riding School, to a guided culinary walk of Lyon, there’s sure to be something to suit you.


The finest river ships
Bringing all the benefits of a premium hotel to the water, your river ship provides an unforgettable cruising experience. Each ship fuses modern style with local charm, as reflected in the appointments, recreational facilities and gracious service. From stylish lounges and elegant dining, to sophisticated staterooms and panoramic decks with ever-changing views, absolute attention has been devoted to the smallest details of design and decoration.

On Royal Collection cruises in Europe, you’ll travel aboard the only fleet to receive a 4-Star Plus rating in the Berlitz: River Cruising In Europe travel guide.

Delectable dining

During your river cruise you’ll enjoy fine dining from menus created by our master-chefs. Using the finest fresh local ingredients, menus are designed to complement your itinerary by reflecting the flavours of each region. Western favourites are always available should you desire a taste from home.

On Royal Collection cruises in Europe, you’ll cruise aboard the only vessels to be inducted into La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – one of the world’s most prestigious culinary organisations as well as the opportunity to dine at the exclusive Chef’s Table Restaurant where a private chef will prepare a degustation menu for you at the, at no additional cost.


Complimentary drinks

Wine, beer and soft drink are included at dinner on every ship – and on Royal Collection cruises in Europe and Luxury cruises on the Mekong, complimentary drinks are available at your discretion throughout the day.

All the fine details included

All those essential but often overlooked details are included too. Your holiday price includes return flights from the UK on leading airlines. All tipping, port charges, luggage porterage and overseas transfers are included, saving you as much as £1,500 per couple over a 15 day cruise. And on Royal Collection and Luxury holidays, you’ll enjoy a smooth journey from start to finish with home-to-airport transfers by private car.

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