At La Terrasse Rouge restaurant, gaze out over lush Saint-Émilion vines while enjoying a meal prepared by Luke Nguyen.
See how wooden wine barrels are constructed during a visit to one of the few remaining family-owned cooperages.
Visit one of Bordeaux's finest cooperages to discover local wine making traditions and see how oak barrels are made.
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.
After your chosen activity, enjoy a wonderful Gala Welcome Dinner.Daily :
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 :
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 :
This evening, enjoy a superb dinner at La Terrasse Rouge. Luke Nguyen, in conjunction with the restaurant's head chef, has devised a menu showcasing the freshest local ingredients of the region, and together they will prepare a decadent meal for you while you watch on in the open kitchen. Savour divine French flavours while you absorb spellbinding scenery from the restaurant's prime position overlooking the surrounding vineyards.
In Saint-Émilion, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then enjoy some free time to explore.Daily :
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 :
Take in Bordeaux's unique blend of 18th-century and contemporary architecture and uncover the secrets behind certain buildings. Alternatively, embark on a culinary exploration of Bordeaux with a charcuterie and cheese tasting, or play a round of golf at a renowned course.
Embrace the culture and history of Bordeaux on your chosen activity today.Daily :
Transfer to the airport for your flight.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.