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Luxury

Provence and Burgundy

Arles to Chalon-sur-Saone
8 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUPBCR08
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 8 destinations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 20 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Seven nights on a luxury river ship
  • Expert cruise director
  • Room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by acclaimed French chef Paul Bocuse

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map 2021 EUPBCR08
Arles to Chalon-sur-Saone

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Arrive in Arles, where your elegant vessel is waiting. Tonight’s welcome reception is the perfect way to get to know everyone, including your cruise director and crew.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

Daily :
  • Dinner

Set out on a guided exploration of Arles this morning and admire the charming sun-baked buildings that inspired many of Van Gogh’s paintings. As you continue to Avignon, you can’t help but be drawn to its imposing château, the Palace of the Popes, which is also on today’s agenda. This incredible structure is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in all of Europe.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Popes Palace overlooking the Rhone River in Avignon, France

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Take a ride on the Ardeche Steam Train, winding through the Doux gorge. For wine lovers, visit the historic Maison M. Chapoutier winery for a tasting. Otherwise, enjoy a guided bike ride with a stop at the Valrhona Chocolate Factory for a little indulgence.


Choose how you’d like to spend your day.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

A morning walking tour of Vienne reveals its spectacular Roman ruins, including a theatre and temple. Alternatively, hike to Mount Pipet for panoramic views of the town below.


After your morning activity, it’s time to head back on board as your ship sets sail for Lyon. On arrival, become acquainted with this picturesque city during an orientation tour.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by renowned chef, the late Paul Bocuse.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

See what makes the food in Lyon so famous on a discovery of the city’s fresh food market. Otherwise, explore the sights with a local guide or embark on a bike tour. You also have the option to visit the Beaujolais wine region.


Spend the morning on your preferred activity and this evening on a Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Buildings either side of a river reflecting in the calm still waters with a bridge spanning across on a bright sunny day

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Set out on a guided exploration of Tournus, including a visit to the Abbey of Saint Philibert. Alternatively, travel to Château Cormatin for a guided tour.


The day unfolds just the way you’d like it, thanks to a choice of activities on offer.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore Beaune, an ancient town encircled by medieval ramparts. With its surrounding landscapes blanketed in grapevines, it comes as no surprise that Beaune is renowned for its production of fine Burgundy wines.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to Lyon airport for your flight.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary