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Romantic Rhône and Seine – Wine Series

FROM $9,995

Board a luxury river cruise through the treasures of the Rhône and the sublime Seine river, all while hosted by your knowledgeable wine ambassador. Enjoy exclusive tastings and enjoy a wine pairing dinner in the Chef’s Table restaurant.

  • DURATION 15 DAYS
  • TYPE LUXURY RIVER CRUISE JOURNEY
  • OPERATES 17 AUG 2017
  • DEPARTS Arles

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arrive Arles, Embark Ship

Be transferred to your river ship, where you will enjoy a Welcome Reception.(D)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 2 Arles

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

Head to Les Baux-de-Provence for a tour of the castle ruins, then visit an olive mill and farm in Saint Rémy de Provence. Alternatively, embark on a tour taking you to the ancient Roman relics of Arles.

After your sightseeing, enjoy an afternoon at leisure before re-boarding the ship for dinner.(BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 3 Avignon

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

After your guided tour, travel to the Pont du Gard, a spectacular 50-metre-high Roman aqueduct.

WINE EXPERIENCE

Alternatively, travel to nearby Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a wine tasting.

A guided tour of Avignon today takes you to the Palace of the Popes.(BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 4 Viviers, Grignan

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Then, embark on a tour of Grignan Castle and enjoy a Cocktail Reception while sampling a delectable range of local produce.

In Viviers, head out with dogs in search of truffles, then enjoy a delicious tasting. Re-board your ship as you cruise towards Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage.(BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 5 Tournon,Vienne

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

Today, visit Eden Park garden or ride the historic Ardèche Steam Train.

WINE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a wine tasting today on board your river ship.

Choose your preferred activity today.(BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 6 Belleville, Beaujolais Region

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the area known as The Dombes. You’ll visit a farm to taste local delights, then stop in the town of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne where those who are feeling adventurous can sample the local specialty – frog legs.

WINE EXPERIENCE

Alternatively, enjoy some time at leisure in the village of Oingt, then partake in a delightful tasting at a family-owned winery.

Choose your preferred activity and enjoy a special dinner tonight.(BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 7 Lyon

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

Today, perhaps choose to tour Lyon followed by a visit to a silk workshop. Otherwise, embark on a culinary tour as you explore one of Lyon’s fresh food markets.

Today, choose your included sightseeing activity. (BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 8 Lyon, Disembark Ship, Paris

Alight your ship in Lyon and board a train 
to Paris. On arrival, enjoy a guided city tour, including the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe and a trip to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Later, board you ship.(BD)
Stay:an Aria River Ship

DAY 9 Vernon, Giverny

signature experience

Dock in Vernon and enjoy an exclusive visit to Château de Bizy. Find yourself transported back to the 18th century as you explore the private home of descendants of Prince Jerome Napoleon. Wander the fountain gardens to uncover hidden meanings in certain flowers, then test your own senses with a guessing game of floral aromas. Finish with a glass of sparkling wine in this historic setting.

Travel to Giverny and visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens. Back on board, enjoy a Gala Dinner.(BLD)
Stay:an Aria River Ship

DAY 10 Caudebec-en-Caux

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

Perhaps join a full day excursion to Normandy, tracing the events of D-Day – 6 June 1944. Alternatively, visit the beautiful Pays d’Auge region.

Arrive in the old fishing town of Caudebec-en-Caux.(BLD)
Stay:an Aria River Ship

DAY 11 Rouen, Honfleur

Alight in Rouen and travel to the pretty port town of Honfleur, set on the southern side of the Seine’s estuary, for a tour.(BLD)
Stay:an Aria River Ship

DAY 12 Rouen

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

Visit the site of the Battle of the Somme or you may prefer to join a walking tour through Rouen. See Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet, and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred.

Choose your included sightseeing activity.(BLD)
Stay:an Aria River Ship

DAY 13 Les Andelys

Stop at the town of Les Andelys.(BLD)
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DAY 14 Paris

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, enjoy a meal and a show at the famous Moulin Rouge. Delight in a once-in-a-lifetime night at the iconic Parisian cabaret.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing

Today, set out on a culinary walking tour, be guided through the Louvre, or visit charming Montmartre.

WINE EXPERIENCE

This afternoon, enjoy a champagne tasting at one of Paris’ chic wine cellars.

Experience an unforgettable day and evening in Paris.(BLD)

DAY 15 Disembark Ship, Depart Paris

Transfer to the airport for your flight.(B)

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