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Luxury

Bordeaux, Basque Country and Madrid

Paris to Madrid
17 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUBCPM17
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Trip Highlights

The Iconic Parisian Cabaret

See the world-renowned French Cancan dancers during dinner and a show at Paris' incredible cabaret, the Moulin Rouge

The Regal Château De Cazeneuve

Enjoy a private tour of this lovingly restored chateau, before sitting down to dinner in the impeccable Grand Salon

The Art Of Winemaking In Medoc

See how wooden wine barrels are constructed during a visit to one of the few remaining family-owned cooperages

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 14 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in seven locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 32 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Map & Itinerary

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Paris to Madrid

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Allow us to offer you a first-hand insight into the charmed world of imperial Europe

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Arrive in the romantic city of Paris and be transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers as you enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy a meal and a memorable show at the Moulin Rouge.


Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the French capital. See the Avenue des Champs-Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe, and take a trip to the second level of the Eiffel Tower.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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


Soak up the romance of Paris with your chosen sightseeing activity.

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Travel by train to Bordeaux and, on arrival, transfer to your river ship. After settling in, delight in a Welcome Reception tonight.

Stay: Seven Nights: one of APT's luxurious Aria River Ships

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
ROYAL SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, enjoy a special experience with a visit to Chateau de Cazeneuve, once home of the Kings of Navarre. Be greeted by the current owners who are descendants of the original owners. Enjoy time to explore before sitting down to dinner in the impeccable Grand Salon, while enjoying the music from a three-piece band.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps tour Cadillac before exploring Saint-Macaire. Alternatively, visit Sauternes where you’ll tour two historic chateaux then try the region’s famous dessert wine, or enjoy an onboard cheese tasting.


Today choose your sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
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  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

During a visit to a local cooperage, see how wooden wine barrels are produced, then be guided by your very own expert oenologist as you embark on a sensory wine tasting journey. Learn about Bordeaux’s various grape varieties while you sample some white and red wines.


Enjoy the scenery of Aquitaine's vineyards. Disembark your ship and journey through the famous Medoc wine region. Later this evening, enjoy a wonderful Gala Welcome Dinner on board your river ship.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps travel to Cognac for a tour and a tasting at a French cognac house or sail to the town of Bourg and take a walking tour.


Discover the town of Blaye and take a walk around the 17th-century citadel.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Head to the underground Monolithic Church, then visit a local winery for a tasting. Alternatively, walk through picturesque vineyards and valleys to a nearby village, stopping for a wine tasting.


In Saint-Emilion, choose your sightseeing.

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  • Lunch
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps tour Bergerac, visit a local caviar estate or browse the local market and sample some fresh produce along the way.


From Libourne, choose your sightseeing. Enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner as you cruise to Bordeaux.

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  • Lunch
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps embark on a tour that includes the Pont de Pierre stone bridge and the Miroir d’eau water mirror. Or, enjoy a guided bike ride or play a round of golf.


Take in Bordeaux with your chosen activity.

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  • Lunch
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Stop in the seaside town of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, set in French Basque Country. Continue later to the coastal city of Bilbao, located on the Bay of Biscay.

Stay: Three Nights: Bilbao, Gran Hotel Domine

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  • Breakfast

Join a local guide for a tour of Bilbao, followed by a walk through the Old Town. You'll also visit the Guggenheim Museum.

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  • Dinner

Today, enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast to San Sebastian. Stroll along the oceanfront promenade, followed by a tour through the Old Town.

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Travel south towards Burgos. The city’s skyline is dominated by an amazing World Heritage-listed Spanish gothic cathedral. Stop for a tour and some free time for lunch before continuing to Madrid.

Stay: Three Nights: Madrid, Westin Palace Madrid

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Take in the Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park and the Plaza Mayor. Tonight, enjoy a tapas Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps learn about Spanish cuisine on a culinary tour. Or a visit to the Prado Museum may be more your style. Alternatively, explore Bernabeu soccer stadium, home to the Real Madrid Football Club.


Choose your sightseeing today.

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Be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

External view of Aria river ship cruising.
All-Inclusive River Ships

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 7 nights aboard an all-inclusive Aria river ship

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Your Spanish Palace

Situated within the 'triangle of art', the Westin Palace Madrid is located near the city's most prestigious museums

Luxury In The Heart Of Paris

The Hotel du Collectionneur Paris is just minutes from the Arc de Triomphe and the Avenue des Champs-Elysées

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.