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.
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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 Paris, the city of romance. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your stunning river ship, docked on the majestic Seine River. After settling in, get to know your fellow travellers during a Welcome Reception.
Stay: Seven Nights, one of APT’s luxurious Aria River ShipsDaily :
Tonight, enjoy a fabulous extravaganza at the Lido de Paris. Be entertained by the Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys as they take you on a glittering journey filled with incredible set designs and dynamic dancing.
Take a culinary walking tour, explore Versailles, or visit the Montmartre district.
Get to know Paris on your preferred activity today. A special experience then awaits in the evening.Daily :
Travel to Giverny and visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens, or embark on a bike ride from Vernon to Monet's house.
Dock in Vernon, and select from two experiences. Back on board, enjoy a Gala Dinner.Daily :
Later, enjoy an after-hours visit to Palais Bénédictine. On arrival, wander the intriguing museum and distillery, followed by a Bénédictine cocktail show, where your bartender will put on a dazzling display. Afterwards, sit down to dinner in the Abbots Hall.
Dock in Le Havre, where you will disembark your ship to discover Honfleur, Normandy's most charming port town.Daily :
Perhaps join a full day World War II excursion to Normandy. Or travel to the stunning Pays de Caux region and visit a traditional cider farm for a tour and tasting, or relax on board and delight in a calvados and cheese tasting.
Arrive in the village of Caudebec-en-Caux and set out on your chosen experience.Daily :
Visit the site of the Battle of the Somme today. Otherwise join a walking tour through Rouen and see Notre Dame Cathedral and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Alternatively, enjoy a round of golf.
With your ship docked in the lovely town of Rouen today, disembark and select from three experiences.Daily :
Perhaps visit the ruins of Château Gaillard for views of the Seine River, before walking back down to your river ship. You may wish to take a leisurely excursion to Château de la Roche-Guyon, a superb 14th-century medieval masterpiece. Otherwise, unleash the artist within you as you partake in an onboard impressionist painting class.
Once again, the day unfolds on your own terms thanks to a selection of activities on offer.Daily :
Disembark your ship in Paris and travel by train to Bordeaux. Here, step aboard your luxurious ship for the second half of your journey.
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.
Your first stop in the Bordeaux region is Cadillac. Step ashore and embark on your chosen experience. Later on board your ship, 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, select your preferred 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. Tonight, an unforgettable experience awaits.Daily :
Perhaps tour Bergerac, visit a local caviar estate 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 this evening.Daily :
Take in Bordeaux's unique blend of 18th-century and contemporary architecture and uncover the secrets behind its 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.
Get to know Bordeaux on your selected experience today.Daily :
After breakfast, farewell your crew and disembark your ship, before being transferred to the airport.Daily :
Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.
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