At La Terasse 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
Spend an afternoon exploring Saint Émilion, and enjoy a glass of bubbly at the underground cellars of Les Cordeliers
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 hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers at a Welcome Reception.
Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe
Indulge in a sumptuous lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, owned by renowned chef Alain Ducasse.
A local expert will take you on a discovery of this beautiful city today. See the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Later, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles.Daily :
Visit a culinary school with Luke, where he will guide you through a fun and interactive cooking class. Gain an invaluable insight into the art of French-Vietnamese cuisine from the master himself, then savour your efforts accompanied by perfectly matched wines.
Today, a special Signature Experience awaits with Luke Nguyen.Daily :
Travel by train to Bordeaux and, on arrival, transfer to your luxurious river ship. After settling in to your suite, delight in an onboard Welcome Reception this evening.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River ShipDaily :
Perhaps take a guided tour of the palatial 13th-century Château de Cazeneuve, which was once home of King Henri IV of France and his wife Queen Margot. Alternatively, visit the well-preserved Château de la Brède, then travel to Sauternes to try the region’s famous dessert wine, or remain on board your river ship and delight in a mouthwatering cheese tasting.
After today’s 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 :
Later, 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 :
Perhaps tour Bergerac, including a visit to its Old Town with its stone buildings, medieval streets and tree-lined squares Otherwise, head to a caviar estate to learn about the farming of sturgeon fish before a tasting, or browse the local market and sample some fresh produce along the way.
From Libourne, set out on your chosen 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.
Enjoy the chance to tailor your discovery of Bordeaux today.Daily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues
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