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Luxury

Rhône Treasures With Barcelona

Barcelona to Lyon
11 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUPCRBL11
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Discover Avignon

Take a tour of the walled city of Avignon and visit the iconic Palace of the Popes. Later travel to Pont du Gard.

Savour fine French cuisine

Dine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon.

Private Visit to Casa Vicens

Enjoy before-hours access to Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí and now a museum dedicated to him.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities
  • Experiences in eight destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice inclusions in six locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 25 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages on board cruise
  • Room service and laundry (select suites)

Map & Itinerary

Rhône Treasures With Barcelona EUPCRBL11 Map 2020
Barcelona to Lyon

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™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Whimsical architecture, a quirky cultural scene and punchy Catalan cuisine. What’s not to love about Barcelona? You are transferred to your hotel where a relaxing evening is just the ticket after your journey across hemispheres.

Stay: Three Nights, Barcelona, Hotel El Palace

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Start with a before-hours visit to Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí and considered one of the first Art Nouveau buildings.


After your Signature Experience, visit the Sagrada Família, then continue past city sights like the Barrio Gotico and Las Ramblas. This evening, come together to share a welcome dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Travel to Montserrat, where you will board a cogwheel train to the peak of Montserrat. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Back in the city, the evening is free for you to explore as you please. Maybe try the local dining scene.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Journey to southern France with a pit-stop in the medieval town of Perpignan. At Arles, 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 :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose to see the ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill, where there’s a chance to sample olive oil straight from the press. Those feeling like getting close to nature might like to visit Camargue National Reserve.


Your ship remained in Arles overnight so you have time to explore. Later, perhaps tour Arles and its Roman ruins.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You can’t help but be drawn to its imposing château, the Palace of the Popes, which is on today’s agenda. Though some of you may prefer a round of golf. Alternatively, journey to the Pont du Gard and admire this ancient Roman aqueduct.


Entering Avignon, choose your sightseeing. You will then have the afternoon at leisure to do as you please.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Join a farmer and his dogs to sniff out prized truffles, then visit Grignan Castle. Or spend the day in the Drôme region and visit an artisan nougat factory where you’ll of course sample this tasty treat. Or have a leisurely day on board and take in a French lesson.


Choose your sightseeing today.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a ride on the Ardèche Steam Train, winding through the Doux gorge. For wine lovers, visit the historic Maison M. Chapoutier winery for a tasting. Otherwise, if you’d like to get active, enjoy a guided bike ride with a stop at the Valrhona Chocolate Factory for a little indulgence.


Choose your sightseeing, then later, cruise to Vienne.

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™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit a snail farm for a tasting, then discover the village of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne. Or explore the village of Oingt, then sample Beaujolais wines.


Select your sightseeing today, then enjoy your Signature Experience tonight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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 guided bike tour.


Choose your preferred sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your flight.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

External view of Aria river ship cruising.

All-Inclusive River Ships

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 7 nights aboard an all-inclusive Aria river ship.

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Stay in the Heart of Barcelona

Steps away from the popular Las Ramblas, stay surrounded by opulence in Hotel El Palace.

Double bed and 2 arm chairs in the stateroom

Cruise in Luxury

No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.

Virtual Tour

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit