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Luxury

Rhône Treasures

Barcelona to Lyon
13 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUPCRBL13
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation
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Trip Highlights

Grignan Castle Soiree

Attend a private cocktail reception at Grignan Castle, a vision of Renaissance beauty amid Provence's lavender fields

Beautiful Barcelona

Enjoy a guided city tour, including the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell

Decadent French Fare

Savour glorious French cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 10 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in eight locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 27 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Map & Itinerary

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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

Be transferred to your hotel and later this evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights: Barcelona, Hotel El Palace

Enjoy a guided city tour, including the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Tonight, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps join a Gothic walking tour to explore the city’s oldest Roman and medieval religious centres tucked away between modern city buildings. Alternatively, take a guided photography tour, where your guide will show you how to capture the best of Barcelona.


Choose your sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Travel past the glorious landscapes of southern France and on to the medieval town of Perpignan. Continue to Arles and board your luxury river ship, where you will enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Tour the castle ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill. Alternatively, enjoy a hike in Camargue National Reserve see wonderful bird life, or visit a 'savon de Marseille' soap factory.


After your sightseeing, tour Arles or explore at your leisure.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Travel to the Pont du Gard, take in a round of golf or enjoy a French language lesson on board your ship.


Visit Avignon's Palace of the Popes.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Journey to Grignan Castle for a tour, followed by a Cocktail Reception where you’ll enjoy a tasting of local delicacies.


Join a truffle farmer and his dogs to head out in search of the rare delicacy.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps visit the stunning Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardeche Steam Train through the Ardeche mountains, or enjoy an onboard chocolate making demonstration.


Arrive in Tournon and choose your sightseeing. Later, cruise to Vienne.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, indulge in a decadent gourmet feast at L’Abbaye de Collonges, a restaurant made famous by renowned chef, Paul Bocuse.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps visit a local farm before travelling to Chatillonsur-Chalaronne. Or visit the village of Oingt and head to a winery for a tour and tasting.


In the Beaujolais region, select your sightseeing.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

You may wish to take a city tour of Lyon, then learn all about the city’s silk trade with a visit to a local silk workshop. Alternatively, enjoy a guided culinary walk, taking in Lyon’s most famous fresh food market, or perhaps enjoy a guided bike ride.


Spend the day in Lyon.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Cruise Lake Geneva or perhaps visit a Swiss chocolate factory for a chocolate workshop.


Disembark your ship in Lyon and travel to Geneva and enjoy a tour. After free time for lunch, choose your sightseeing then later, arrive at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights: Lyon, Hotel Carlton

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps peruse the masterpieces at the Fine Arts Museum, or explore the Fourviere district, including a visit to the rooftop of the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere.


Choose your sightseeing. Tonight’s Farewell Dinner takes place in a traditional restaurant known as a bouchon.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport.

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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Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues

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