You will be swept away by the glitz and glamour of Paris's most iconic cabaret during an evening at the Moulin Rouge
Enjoy the rare privilege of being entertained in Chateau Royal de Cazeneuve amongst the vineyards of Bordeaux
Visit one of Bordeaux's finest cooperages to discover local wine making traditions and see how oak barrels are made
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
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Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options
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
Enjoy dinner and a spectacular show at the famous Moulin Rouge, featuring feathers, rhinestones and sequins, fabulous settings, original music and of course, the world-renowned showgirls and French Cancan dancers.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the French capital. See the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, and take a trip to the second level of the Eiffel Tower.Daily :
Perhaps join a culinary walking tour, discover Montmartre or take a tour through the iconic Louvre.
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 ShipsDaily :
EXCLUSIVE! Visit Château de Cazeneuve, where you will be greeted by descendants of the original owners, followed by a private tour and dinner in the prestigious Grand Salon.
Today you will have your choice of sightseeing. Perhaps tour Cadillac, before exploring Saint-Macaire. Alternatively, visit Sauternes where you’ll tour two historic châteaux then try the region’s famous dessert wine.
See how wooden wine barrels are constructed during a visit to one of the few remaining family-owned cooperages and enjoy a wine tasting.
Take in the stunning sights as your ship threads its way along the Gironde estuary, which cuts alongside the historic vineyards of Aquitaine. On a visit to one of the few remaining family-owned cooperages, you’ll get to see how wooden wine barrels are produced and learn the fascinating secrets of this time-honoured craft, followed by a wine tasting with your very own oenologist. Later, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner.Daily :
Later today, 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.Daily :
In Saint-Émilion, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then visit the cellars of Les Cordeliers. Then sample some macarons and Les Cordeliers’ sparkling wines.Daily :
Perhaps join a guide for a tour of Bergerac to discover the wonderfully restored Old Town. Another option is to tour Libourne and visit a caviar estate.
Enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.Daily :
Take in the sights of Bordeaux on a tour.Daily :
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, Silken Gran Hotel DomineDaily :
Join a local guide for a tour of Bilbao, followed by a walk through the Old Town. After, visit the Guggenheim Museum.Daily :
Today, you’ll enjoy a lovely scenic drive along the Atlantic coast to San Sebastian. Embark on a stroll along the oceanfront promenade, followed by a tour through the Old Town, taking in streets lined with Art Nouveau buildings.Daily :
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, where you will settle in and enjoy time at leisure.
Stay: Three Nights: Westin Palace MadridDaily :
Get to know the beautiful city of Madrid during a tour, taking in the Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park and the Plaza Mayor. Tonight, enjoy a tapas Farewell Dinner.Daily :
Perhaps learn all about the traditional flavours of 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.
Enjoy the evening at leisure.Daily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
From degustation dinners to lunches in the sun, there’s always something new to savour in one of many venues on board
Discover some of Europe's most beautiful cities with luxurious three-night stays in Paris, Bilbao and Madrid
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