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Luxury

Romantic Rhône and Seine

Barcelona to Paris
18 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EURSCBP18
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Grignan Castle Soiree

Attend a private cocktail reception at Grignan Castle, a vision of Renaissance beauty amid Provence's lavender fields

Decadent French Fare

Savour glorious French cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon

Chateau de Vascoeuil

Tour this beautiful castle, which houses 50 wonderful contemporary art sculptures, followed by a Cocktail Reception

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 15 destinations
  • Included sightseeing in up to 10 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 45 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Map & Itinerary

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Barcelona to Paris

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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

Be transferred to your hotel and later this evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights, Barcelona, Hotel El Palace

On a guided city tour, take in a number of World Heritage-listed works of Antoni Gaudí. See the Sagrada Família, then explore Park Güell, one of the city’s most famous attractions, where you can admire an inspiring collection of Gaudí’s esteemed sculptures and architecture. Tonight, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps join an enthralling Gothic walking tour to explore the city’s incredible architecture. During the tour, you’ll wander through narrow alleys that lead to tiny plazas. Discover some of the city’s oldest Roman and medieval religious centres tucked away between modern city buildings. Alternatively, you may like to enhance your photography skills during a guided photography tour. Learn from your guide how to photograph some of the city's incredible subjects, as well as how to capture their best angles.


Choose your sightseeing in Barcelona.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel to Arles, with a stop in Perpignan along the way. Board your luxurious river ship.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Tour the castle ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill. Alternatively, enjoy a hike in Camargue National Reserve to see wonderful birdlife, or visit a 'savon de Marseille' soap factory.


Choose your sightseeing, then afterwards, tour Arles or explore at your leisure.

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

Travel to the Pont du Gard, play some golf or take an onboard French lesson.


Visit the Palace of the Popes. Later, choose your sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Embark on a tour of Grignan Castle then enjoy a Cocktail Reception while sampling a range of regional produce.


Disembark in Viviers today and head out with the dogs in search of truffles then enjoy a delicious tasting.

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

Hike up to Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardeche Steam Train, or enjoy an onboard chocolate demonstration.


After your sightseeing, cruise to Vienne.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, dine at the acclaimed L’Abbaye de Collonges.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit a local farm before travelling to Chatillon-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.

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

Enjoy a tour of Lyon, embark on a culinary walk or take a guided bike ride.


Choose your sightseeing in Lyon.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Board a train to Paris. A local expert will take you on a discovery of this beautiful city today. See the Avenue des Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Later, board your second river ship.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, be entertained by the incredible Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys of the extravagant Lido de Paris cabaret.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose from a culinary walking tour, discover charming Montmartre, or visit Versailles.


Enjoy a fabulous day in Paris.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Travel to Giverny and visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens. Back on board, enjoy a Gala Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dock in Le Havre, where you will disembark your ship to discover Honfleur, Normandy's most charming port town.

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

Perhaps join a full day World War II excursion to Normandy, visit the stunning Pays d’Auge region or enjoy an onboard calvados and delicious cheese tasting.


Arrive in the charming old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux and choose your sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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

Perhaps visit the ruins of Château Gaillard for views of the Seine River, then walk back down to your ship. Otherwise, take a leisurely excursion to Château de la Roche-Guyon, or partake in an onboard impressionist painting class.


Choose your sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Full side view of Aria River ship exterior, cruising.
All-Inclusive River Ships

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 14 nights aboard an all-inclusive Aria river ship

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Gourmet Dining on the Water

From degustation dinners to lunches in the sun, there's always something new to savour in one of many venues on board

A Barcelona City Stay

Begin your journey with an exciting three nights in Barcelona, staying at Le Meridian Barcelona on Las Ramblas

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home