Tour this beautiful castle, which houses 50 wonderful contemporary art sculptures, followed by a Cocktail Reception
Enjoy a private tour of this lovingly restored chateau, before sitting down to dinner in the impeccable Grand Salon
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
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Arrive in Paris, the city of romance. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your stunning river ship, docked on the majestic Seine River. After settling in, get to know your fellow travellers during a Welcome Reception.
Stay: Seven Nights, one of APT’s luxurious Aria River ShipsDaily :
Tonight, be entertained by the incredible Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys of the extravagant Lido de Paris cabaret.
Perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a delectable range of Paris’ fine food. Alternatively, visit Versailles and discover the magnificent splendour behind Louis XIV's transformation of the Chateau de Versailles. Or, perhaps soak up the atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacre-Cœur Basilica.
This morning following breakfast, discover a different side of Paris during your selected sightseeing activity. Late this evening, set sail for Vernon.Daily :
Dock in Vernon and travel to Giverny where you’ll visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens, taking in scenes that inspired many of the artist’s famous paintings. Later, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner.Daily :
Dock in Le Havre, where you will disembark your ship to discover Honfleur, Normandy's most charming port town.Daily :
Perhaps join a full day excursion tracing the events of D-Day - June 6th 1944, taking in a number of beaches and significant sites. Or, a visit to the Pays d’Auge region may be more your style as you admire typical Norman villages. Otherwise, indulge in a calvados and cheese tasting on board your river ship.
Arrive in the old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux and choose your sightseeing option.Daily :
Be welcomed at Château de Vascoeuil by the current owner. Take a tour of the beautiful castle and gardens, which houses a permanent exhibition of more than 50 wonderful contemporary art sculptures. You will then enjoy a private Cocktail Reception whilst you're entertained by local performers.
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.
Select your sightseeing then enjoy your Signature Experience.Daily :
The more active may like to embark on a walk up to the ruins of Chateau Gaillard for stunning views of the Seine River. Others may prefer a leisurely excursion to Chateau de la Roche-Guyon, originally built in the 12th century to control a river crossing of the Seine. Otherwise, relax on board and enjoy an impressionist water-colour painting class.
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Disembark in Paris and travel by train to Bordeaux to board your luxurious ship.
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Tonight, enjoy a special experience with a visit to Château 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.
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, or enjoy an onboard cheese tasting.
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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 Médoc wine region. Later this evening, enjoy a wonderful Gala Dinner on board your river ship.Daily :
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 a Grand Cru Classé winery for a tasting. Alternatively, walk through picturesque vineyards to a nearby village, stopping for a wine tasting.
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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.Daily :
Take in Bordeaux 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.
Select your sightseeing in Bordeaux.Daily :
Transfer to the airport.Daily :
Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues
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