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Luxury

Portugal and Spain with Rhone Treasures

21 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EUPCRSP21
  • Classic Journey
  • Luxury River Cruise
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Lisbon's grand history

From Roman ruins and cathedrals to grand plazas lined with sun-drenched cafes and boutiques, discover Lisbon

See a Flamenco show

Enjoy a delicious tapas dinner and fiery flamenco performance in a local gypsy cave in Granada

Beautiful Barcelona

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 26 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 6 locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 41 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • 13 nights luxury land accommodation

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EUPCRSP21 2018

Lisbon to Lyon

Reverse Trip

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

On arrival in Lisbon, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers and APT Tour Director as you enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights: Lisbon, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz

Ride on Lisbon's iconic tramcars, then visit the charming Old Town and Jeronimos Monastery. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner while luxuriating in Lisbon’s soulful setting.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Depart for the famous land of Don Quixote, stopping in the coastal city of Faro for a tantalising chicken piri-piri lunch, a local and much-loved specialty. Cross the Spanish border and continue to Seville.

Stay: Two Nights: Seville, Grand Melia Colon Sevilla or Melia Sancti Petri

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Savour a gourmet lunch and delicious sherry tasting at one of the city’s famous sherry bodegas.


Today’s excursion takes you to the city of Jerez where you’ll visit the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, where you will gain insight into Spanish equestrian history.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later, travel to Granada where you’ll enjoy dinner and a fiery flamenco performance in one of the city’s spectacular gypsy caves.


On a tour, visit the Alcazar, see the Seville Cathedral and Giralda Tower.

Stay: Two Nights: Granada, AC Palacio De Santa Paula

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Explore the World Heritage-listed Alhambra on a guided tour today. Part fortress, part palace, the Alhambra is at the pinnacle of Moorish art.

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  • Breakfast

On your way to Cordoba, explore the World Heritage-listed towns of Ubeda and Baeza.

Stay: Two Nights: Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio Cordoba

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

On a guided tour of Cordoba, visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Jewish Quarter.

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  • Breakfast

Head to the historic city of Toledo, Spain’s delightful medieval capital. See its narrow streets, then make your way to Madrid. Enjoy the opportunity to sample the famed local fare at a special tapas dinner tonight.

Stay: Two Nights: Westin Palace Madrid

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Head out on a guided city tour and take in the magnificent Royal Palace, Buen Retiro Park and the Plaza Mayor. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

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  • Breakfast

Head to the renowned Prado Museum for a guided tour before travelling by train to vibrant Barcelona.

Stay: Three Nights: Barcelona, El Palace Hotel

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  • Breakfast

On a guided tour, go inside the Sagrada Familia, then see Park Guell and Antoni Gaudi’s sculptures. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps join a Gothic tour to explore Barcelona’s incredible architecture. Another option is to enhance your camera skills on a guided photography tour.


Choose your sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast

Travel to Arles via Perpignan and board their river ship.

Stay: Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship

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  • 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 to see wonderful birdlife, or visit a 'savon de Marseille' soap factory.


Choose your sightseeing, then afterwards, tour Arles or explore at your leisure.

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

Travel to the Pont du Gard, play some golf or take an onboard French lesson.


Visit the Palace of the Popes. On select summer departures, enjoy an evening theatre show, part of the Festival d'Avignon.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later, tour Grignan Castle, then enjoy a Cocktail Reception while sampling the local produce.


Disembark in Viviers today and head out with the dogs in search of truffles then enjoy a delicious tasting.

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

Hike through Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardeche Steam Train, or enjoy an onboard chocolate making demonstration.


After your sightseeing, cruise to Vienne.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, dine at the acclaimed L’Abbaye de Collonges.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

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


Explore the Beaujolais region on your chosen activity.

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

Enjoy a tour of Lyon, embark on a culinary walk or take a guided bike ride.


Choose your sightseeing in Lyon.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your journey draws to a conclusion today. After breakfast, farewell your onboard crew and new-found friends and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • 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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Gourmet Dining on the Water

From degustation dinners to lunches in the sun, there's always something new to savour in one of many venues on board

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

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible