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“Fly Free” is back as APT launches pre-release offers for Europe 2018

January 30, 2017 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Pre-release bookings have opened for APT’s 2018 Europe River Cruising season, with the luxury operator releasing fly free offers on all suite categories year round for 14 night or more river cruises, helping agents to secure clients early.

Fly international return for free, travel in 2018 at 2017 prices, and companion fly free offers are among the Superdeals available in the Europe River Cruising 2018 Pre-Release brochure.

Included are deals on APT’s most popular itinerary, the 15 day Magnificent Europe cruise, as well as offers for France and Portugal river cruises and APT Small Group Discovery land tours.

As part of APT’s Superdeals, clients who book a 15-day Magnificent Europe cruise before April 30 can receive free international return flights. Those travelling in March, October, November or December 2018 will also pay 2017 prices.

This classic Amsterdam to Budapest itinerary is priced from $6,795 per person twin share and takes in both the grandeur of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire and the charm of European village life from the comfort of a luxuriously appointed Concerto river ship.

Included in the itinerary are three exclusive APT Royal Signature Experiences: A visit and special dinner at Germany’s Namedy Castle, a cocktail reception and private concert at Vienna’s City Palace, and a private rail journey on board the Majestic Imperator, a grand recreation of the trains once used by the Austrian royal family.

Agents can also offer their clients free international return flights on the 15 day Romantic Rhône & Seine cruise, which commences in Arles concludes in Paris.

Priced from $9,795 per person twin share, this ultimate French cruising holiday combines the castles, wine and Roman ruins of the fabled south of France with the picturesque towns, gardens and chateaus that line the Seine, and the option to take in both the D-Day sites of Normandy and the site of the WWI battle of the Somme.

Further south, companions fly free on the 14 day Douro Delights cruise and tour, which is priced from $9,745 per person twin share. Wine tastings and delicious local dinners abound on this sun drenched itinerary that includes seven nights cruising the spectacular Douro, which is known for its dramatic gorges, and three nights stays in both Lisbon and Madrid.

In addition to these offers, agents can also offer a Fly Business Class for $1,995 Superdeal when booking a river cruise of 14 nights or more in Category A or Category T class.

The pre-release brochure also features two exciting new itineraries: The Western Front Explorer with Anzac Day Dawn Service is a 15 day France & Belgium battlefield cruise timed to commemorate the centenary of the Anzac victory at the Second Battle of Villers–Bretonneux.

The 15 day Voyage through the Balkans is a springtime only cruise of the lower Danube that both departs and returns to Budapest. This cruise into the lesser visited stretch of the Danube first sails upstream to charming Bratislava and grand Vienna before heading down through Serbia and the series of magnificent gorges known as the Iron Gates, to Bulgaria and Romania.

APT Europe River Cruising prices are all-inclusive, with transfers, port charges, gratuities, sightseeing and most meals taken care of.

All APT Europe Pre-release 2018 Superdeals are subject to availability, terms and conditions, and must be booked before April 30, 2017.

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