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Romantic Rhône and Seine

FROM $9,995

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. What better way to explore the French countryside and its delights.

  • DURATION 15 DAYS
  • TYPE LUXURY RIVER CRUISE JOURNEY
  • OPERATES 17 AUG, 14 SEP 2017; APR - SEP 2018
  • DEPARTS Arles

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arles, Embark Ship

Be met on arrival and transferred to your ship before a Welcome Reception tonight.(D)
Stay: one of APT’s luxurious Aria River Ships

DAY 2 Arles

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, visit the ancient Roman relics of Arles. Both groups will have an afternoon at leisure to further explore, before re-boarding the ship to enjoy a delicious dinner.(BLD)
Stay: one of APT’s luxurious Aria River Ships

DAY 3 Avignon

A guided tour of Avignon today takes you to the Palace of the Popes. In the afternoon, travel to the Pont du Gard, a spectacular 50-metre-high Roman aqueduct.(BLD)
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DAY 4 Viviers, Grignan

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

Disembark in Viviers today and head out with the dogs in search of truffles then enjoy a delicious tasting. Re-board your ship later for dinner as you cruise towards Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage.(BLD)
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DAY 5 Tournon, Vienne

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit Eden Park Garden or ride the historic Ardèche Steam Train.

Choose your sightseeing in Tournon then later, cruise to Vienne and explore at your leisure.(BLD)
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DAY 6 Belleville, Beaujolais Region

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, a restaurant owned by acclaimed chef, Paul Bocuse.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

In the Beaujolais region, perhaps explore the natural area known as The Dombes, taste local produce then visit Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne. Or visit the village of Oingt and head to a winery for a tour and tasting.

Explore the Beaujolais region on your chosen activity.(BLD)
Stay: one of APT’s luxurious Aria River Ships

 

DAY 7 Lyon

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps tour Lyon then visit a silk workshop. Or, tempt your taste buds with a culinary tour as you explore Lyon’s most famous fresh food market and sample gourmet local produce along the way.

Today, choose your activity.(BLD)
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DAY 8 Lyon, Disembark Ship, Paris

Alight in Lyon and board a train to Paris. Enjoy a city tour, including a special lunch at the Eiffel Tower. Later, board your river ship for the second half of your voyage.(BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 9 Paris

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, visit the world-famous Moulin Rouge.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps join a culinary walking tour, discover Montmartre or take a tour through the iconic Louvre.

Discover a different side of Paris during your selected sightseeing activity.(BLD)
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DAY 10 Vernon, Giverny

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Dock in Vernon and visit Château de Bizy as you wander the gardens and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine.

Travel to Giverny and visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens. Back on board, enjoy a Gala Dinner.(BLD)
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DAY 11 Caudebec-en-Caux

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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

Arrive in Caudebec-en-Caux and choose your sightseeing.(BLD)
Stay: an Aria River Ship

DAY 12 Rouen, Honfleur

Alight in Rouen and travel to the pretty port town of Honfleur for a tour.(BLD)
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DAY 13 Rouen

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Visit the site of the Battle of the Somme, or perhaps join a walking tour of Rouen.

Choose your sightseeing.(BLD)
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DAY 14 Les Andelys

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

The more active may walk up to the ruins of Château Gaillard. Others may prefer a trip to Château de la Roche-Guyon.

Dock in Les Andelys and choose your activity. Later, set sail for Paris.(BLD)
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DAY 15 Disembark Ship, Depart Paris

Transfer to the airport for your flight.(B)

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