Join a graduate from the Oenology of Bordeaux for a harvest tour at Chateau Busquet, a family-owned property.
Sample world-class wines and enjoy a private dinner at World Heritage-listed Château de Ferrand in Saint-Émilion.
See how wooden wine barrels are constructed during a visit to one of the few remaining family-owned cooperages.
Designed Exclusively for APT guests
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
Be met on arrival and transfer to your ship.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River ShipDaily :
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.
Discover Cadillac on your chosen activity today. In the evening, enjoy a wonderful Gala Welcome Dinner.Daily :
During a visit to a local cooperage, see how wooden wine barrels are produced. Afterwards, enjoy a tour and tasting at Château Giscours, a remarkable 19th-century Grand Cru Classé estate in the famous Margaux region.
Enjoy the scenery of Aquitaine's vineyards. Disembark your ship and journey through the famous Médoc wine region.Daily :
Discover Blaye then later, perhaps travel to Cognac for a tour and tasting at a French cognac house, sail to the town of Bourg and take a walking tour, or enjoy a bike ride.
Design your own day thanks to a choice of included activities today.Daily :
This evening, savour a fine wine tasting followed by a private dinner at the regal 17th-century 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 Bic family member who has since married into the Chandon-Moët family.
Join a graduate from the Oenology of Bordeaux for a harvest tour at Château Busquet, a family-owned property. Discover the estate's history, then participate in an interactive winemaking workshop. Depending on the harvest, you may be involved in the cutting of the grapes, checking the density of the wine or taking part in the fermentation process, before concluding with a wine tasting. Otherwise, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then enjoy some free time to explore.
Choose from two experiences here today, before a special event this evening.Daily :
Perhaps tour Bergerac, visit a local caviar estate or browse the local market and sample some fresh produce.
From Libourne, set out on your chosen activity. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.Daily :
Perhaps enjoy a tour of Millesima, which contains 2,500,000 bottles from numerous French wine regions. Learn about the unique trading business in Bordeaux before sitting down to a wine tasting. Otherwise, discover Bordeaux's architecture on a tour, embark on a culinary discovery of Bordeaux, or play a round of golf.
Get to know Bordeaux today on your chosen activity.Daily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.
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.