At the Pont du Gard aqueduct, a cocktail reception has been arranged, complete with live music by local musicians.
Princess Heide von Hohenzollern will open the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy dinner in the Hall of Mirrors.
Dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, a famous restaurant owned by acclaimed Michelin-starred French chef Paul Bocuse.
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Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options
Be met on arrival and transferred to your river ship, docked in the heart of Amsterdam. After dinner, a free evening gives you the chance to step ashore and explore the canal-crossed streets at your leisure.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River ShipDaily :
Take a canal cruise, visit Zaanse Schans, or enjoy a stroopwafel presentation.
Spend the day on your chosen activity. In the evening, come together for a Gala Welcome Dinner.Daily :
Later in Andernach, visit Namedy Castle for dinner and a classical piano recital. This wonderful 14th-century residence is home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern, who has opened her home just for you.
In Cologne, take a tour through the historic city centre and sample local beers and snacks. Alternatively, embark on a bike ride to see City Hall and the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages.
Choose your sightseeing in Cologne.Daily :
Arrive in Cochem and set off on a walking tour or take a guided bike ride along the Moselle River.
Back on board, after your selected activity in Cochem, relax and enjoy the scenery of the Moselle Valley.Daily :
Choose from a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, embark on a scenic gondola ride and take in breathtaking views, or sample local Rhine Valley wines on board your river ship.
The day in beautiful Rüdesheim evolves on your own terms, thanks to a choice of activities.Daily :
Choose between a guided city tour with a visit to Heidelberg Castle or a more active walk along the Philosopher's Path.
From Ludwigshafen, travel to Heidelberg and choose from two included activities.Daily :
Visit Triberg and the Black Forest Open-Air Museum, travel to Colmar on the Alsatian Wine Route for a tour and tasting, or embark on a Breisach bike tour.
From Breisach, tailor your day to your own tastes.Daily :
Disembark in Basel and journey via Lake Geneva to Lyon to board your next ship.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River ShipDaily :
After the day’s activity, enjoy a superb dinner experience at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by French chef, the late Paul Bocuse.
Today, perhaps choose to tour Lyon then visit a silk workshop. Otherwise, tempt your taste buds with a culinary tour.
Explore Lyon with a wonderful selection of activities for you to choose from.Daily :
In the Beaujolais region, perhaps visit a local farm for a tour and tasting or join in a bike ride. Otherwise, visit Oingt and a local winery.
The beauty of the Beaujolais region is revealed on today’s excursions.Daily :
Hike through Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardèche Steam Train, or enjoy an onboard chocolate demonstration.
Your ship arrives today in Tournon. Step ashore and set out on your experience. Later, re-join your ship and cruise onwards to Viviers.Daily :
Enjoy a truffle farm experience then visit Grignan Castle. Alternatively, visit Garde-Adhémar and a family-owned nougat factory, or take an onboard French lesson.
Once again, it’s up to you to decide how your day pans out. There are a number of memorable activities from which to choose from.Daily :
This evening, visit the Pont du Gard for a tour and local produce tasting, followed by a cocktail reception accompanied by local musicians.
Visit the Palace of the Popes, or play some golf.
In Avignon, set out in one of two directions.Daily :
Tour Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill. Alternatively, enjoy a hike in Camargue National Reserve, or visit a 'savon de Marseille' soap factory.
The city of Arles and its surrounds is illuminated on your preferred activity. Later, join a tour of Arles or explore at your own pace.Daily :
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
From degustation dinners to lunches in the sun, there's always something new to savour in one of many venues on board
We have been meaning to tell you how wonderful the whole cruise was and how well the changes were organised. We so enjoyed the whole experience and the changes made little difference to our holiday.