Sample world-class wines and enjoy a private dinner at World Heritage-listed Château de Ferrand in Saint-Émilion.
Visit one of Bordeaux's finest cooperages to discover local wine making traditions and see how oak barrels are made
Be met by the owners of the chateau before embarking on a guided tour, followed by a private Farewell Dinner
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
Arrive in the romantic city of Paris and be transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers as you enjoy a Welcome Reception.
Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe
A local expert will take you on a discovery of this beautiful city today. See the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.Daily :
Perhaps join a culinary walking tour, discover Montmartre or tour Paris' icons in a special 2CV vintage car.
Soak up the atmosphere of Paris with your chosen sightseeing activity. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a show at the Moulin Rouge. Delight in this iconic Parisian cabaret, featuring the famous can-can.Daily :
Travel by train to Bordeaux and, on arrival, transfer to your ship. After settling in, delight in a Welcome Reception tonight.
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, 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 :
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 railway station to board a high-speed train to Tours. On arrival, enjoy free time for lunch before exploring medieval Tours with a guide. Later, travel to Vouvray for a tasting at a local winery.
Stay: Two Nights, Tours, Domaine de BeauvoisDaily :
Visit Château de Champchevrier. Be met by the owners and enjoy an aperitif on the private terrace of the castle before embarking on a guided tour. You will then enjoy a private Farewell Dinner before returning to your hotel.
Travel to Chenonceau and here, stop by Château de Chenonceau, a delightful and intriguing castle built during the 16th century, where you will embark on a tour. You will then visit Château de Chambord, one of the most recognisable château in all of France.Daily :
Indulge in a sumptuous lunch within the Pavillon Dufour at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, owned by renowned chef Alain Ducasse.
Today travel to Versailles. Here, you’ll discover the magnificent splendour behind Louis XIV’s stunning transformation of the Palace of Versailles. The palace dates back to the 17th century, and from the 19th century, transformed into a museum. After lunch, enjoy some time to wander the grounds and gardens that spans over an incredible 800 hectares.
Stay: Hôtel Le Louis Versailles ChâteauDaily :
Be transferred to Paris airport.Daily :
Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues
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