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Luxury

Grand Bordeaux

Bordeaux Return
8 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUBC08
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Château de Ferrand

Sample world-class wines and enjoy a private dinner at World Heritage-listed Château de Ferrand in Saint-Émilion.

Château Giscours Estate Visit

At Château Giscours, a 19th-century Grand Cru Classé estate in the Margaux region, enjoy a tour and wine tasting.

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 seven destinations
  • Finest dining - a total of 20 meals
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • The services of an expert APT Cruise Director
  • Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUBC08 2020
Bordeaux Return

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 met on arrival and transfer to your ship.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

Daily :
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps tour Château de Cazeneuve, once the home of King Henry IV of France. Alternatively, visit Château de la Brède, then travel to Sauternes to try the region’s famous dessert wine, or remain on board your luxury river ship and delight in a cheese tasting.


After your chosen activity, enjoy a wonderful Gala Welcome Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

During a visit to a local cooperage, see how wooden wine barrels are produced. Afterwards, visit Château Giscours, a remarkable 19th-century Grand Cru Classé estate in the famous Margaux region. Here, delight in a tour and wine tasting.


Enjoy the scenery of Aquitaine's vineyards. Disembark your ship and journey through the famous Médoc wine region.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps travel to Cognac for a tour and a tasting at a French cognac house, sail to the town of Bourg and take a walking tour, or enjoy a bike ride from Blaye to Bourg.


Discover the town of Blaye and take a walk around the 17th-century citadel, as well as its underground passages. Later, choose your activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, savour a fine wine tasting followed by a private dinner at the regal Château de Ferrand. The château dates back to the 17th-century, while the current owners, the Bich family, were founders of the famous Bic company. It is now managed by a Bich family member who has since married into the Chandon-Moët family.


In Saint-Émilion, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then enjoy some free time to explore.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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


After the day’s activity, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner as you cruise to Bordeaux.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Embark on a city exploration of Bordeaux as you indulge in a charcuterie and cheese tasting, or for the golf enthusiasts, you can play a round at a renowned course. Or maybe hop in an authentic open-roofed Citroën 2CV vintage car and enjoy a guided discovery through Bordeaux.


The choice is entirely yours for today’s sightseeing inclusion. Tonight’s captain’s farewell dinner is the perfect way to bid farewell to your new-found friends and crew.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Bordeaux, France

Transfer to the airport for your flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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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Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.

Cruise in Luxury

No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.

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.