APT France - Romantic Rhône and Seine

Arles to Paris

Enjoy an in-depth journey through France. From the South, cruise north along the Rhône River for seven nights in style. Continue to Paris and join a 7 night Seine River cruise.  

Experience the art of French living as you immerse yourself in rich history and fine gastronomy. When cruising along the Rhône River, delve into Lyon's culinary delights, discover historic Avignon and the Beaujolais region, uncover the treasures of Provence and explore Arles.

Your Included Signature Experiences

  • Visit the Pont du Gard for a tour and tasting, followed by a cocktail reception accompanied by local musicians
  • Savour fine French cuisine during dinner at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by acclaimed French chef, the late Paul Bocuse
  • Enjoy a spectacular cabaret show at the Lido de Paris
  • Enjoy an after-hours visit to Palais Bénédictine, where you will explore the museum and distillery, followed by a Bénédictine cocktail show and dinner

Map

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Arles, Embark Ship

Be met on arrival and transfer to your ship.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

Daily : Dinner

Day 2 - Arles

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Tour the castle ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill. Alternatively, enjoy a hike in Camargue National Reserve to see wonderful birdlife, or visit a 'savon de Marseille' soap factory.

Following your chosen experience in Arles, join a guided tour. You also have the option to explore at leisure.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Avignon

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, travel to the Pont du Gard. Enjoy a guided tour and a tasting of local produce and wine, followed by a cocktail reception. Take in views of the ancient Roman aqueduct as you are entertained by local musicians.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Pay a visit to the Palace of the Popes, which served as a fortress, church and residence to the Popes that once governed the Christian world. Alternatively, play a round of golf on a course with stunning views.

Get to know Avignon on your chosen activity today.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Viviers

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Join a truffle farmer and their dogs to head out in search of the rare delicacy, then visit Grignan Castle. Alternatively, discover the Drôme region as you visit a renowned family-owned nougat factory to sample their creations, followed by a visit to the village of Garde-Adhémar, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Otherwise, enjoy an onboard French lesson.

Select from three included experiences in Viviers today.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Tournon, Vienne

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Hike up to Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardèche Steam Train, or enjoy a mouth-watering onboard chocolate demonstration.

From Tournon, set out on your chosen activity. Later, your ship will make its way to Vienne.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Belleville, Beaujolais Region

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, a famous restaurant founded by acclaimed French chef, the late Paul Bocuse.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit a local farm or join in a bike ride. Another option is a visit to Oingt and a local winery.

Today, there are a number of activities from which to choose, all showcasing the beauty of the Beaujolais region.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Lyon

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Enjoy a tour of Lyon or perhaps embark on a culinary walk.

Explore Lyon with a wonderful selection of activities for you to choose from.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Lyon, Disembark Ship, Paris

Board a train to Paris, then on arrival, see the iconic Eiffel Tower and the imposing Arc de Triomphe. Later, board your ship.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Paris

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, be entertained by the incredible Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys of the extravagant Lido de Paris cabaret.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Choose from a culinary walking tour, discover charming Montmartre, or visit Versailles.

The beauty of Paris unfolds before you on your chosen activity.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 - Vernon, Giverny

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens, or embark on a bike ride from Vernon to Monet's house.

Arrive in Giverny where you may select from two experiences.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Le Havre, Honfleur, Fécamp

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy an after-hours visit to Palais Bénédictine. On arrival, wander the museum and distillery, followed by a Bénédictine cocktail show. Afterwards, sit down to dinner in the Abbots Hall.

Dock in Le Havre, where you will disembark your ship to discover Honfleur, Normandy's most charming port town.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 - Caudebec-en-Caux

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps join a full day World War II excursion to Normandy, travel to the stunning Pays de Caux region and visit a traditional cider farm for a tour and tasting, or enjoy an onboard calvados and cheese tasting.

Arrive in the charming old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux and set out on your preferred activity.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 - Rouen

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Visit the site of the Battle of the Somme today. Otherwise join a walking tour through Rouen and see Notre Dame Cathedral and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Alternatively, enjoy a round of golf.

After returning from the day’s activity, enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 - Les Andelys

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the ruins of Château Gaillard for views of the Seine River, before walking back down to your ship. Otherwise, take a leisurely excursion to Château de la Roche-Guyon, or partake in an onboard impressionist painting class.

Tailor your discovery today with a choice of excursions.

Daily : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15 - Disembark Ship, Depart Paris

Transfer to the airport for your flight.

Daily : Breakfast

Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues

Cruise in Luxury

No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views

 

 

Includes

  • All Inclusive sightseeing in 15 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 11 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 41 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • The services of an expert APT Cruise Director
  • Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites
 

Bonus

Fly Free to Europe*.

OR

Fly Business Class for $5,995*

Book by 30 November 2018. All suites, All Dates. Terms & conditions apply.

Please Note:
* Signature Experiences - Designed Exclusively for APT guests
* FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing. Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories.
* Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
* Prices include transfers, port charges, gratuities and sundries
* Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
* Complimentary beverages exclude French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines - these are available at an additional charge


Departure dates:
Specific travel dates apply


Terms and Conditions Apply *

15 days stay from:
$12,445*
per person share twin
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