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Luxury

Colours of Provence with Barcelona

Barcelona to Lyon
11 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EURCBL11
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Unique experiences in up to 8 destinations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 25 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Three nights luxury land accommodation
  • Seven nights on a luxury river ship
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Butler, room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Take a before-hours visit to Casa Vicens, the first house designed by Antoni Gaudí.
  • Dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by acclaimed French chef Paul Bocuse

Map & Itinerary

Europe map EURCBL11 2021
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™

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

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.


See the Sagrada Família, then continue past city sights such as the Barrio Gotico and Las Ramblas. This evening, come together to share a welcome dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Travel to Montserrat, where you will board a cogwheel train to the peak. 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 Avignon, your elegant vessel is waiting. Tonight’s welcome reception is the perfect way to get to know everyone.

Stay: Seven Nights, a Concerto River Ship

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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. Alternatively, you might like to set out on a tour of Arles and its Roman ruins.


After your morning activity, enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore Tarascon and perhaps check out the castle.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View of colourful street, France

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Explore the Palace of the Popes. Or, some of you might prefer a round of golf. Alternatively, journey to the Pont du Gard and admire this ancient Roman aqueduct.


Entering Avignon, you can’t help but be drawn to its imposing château, the Palace of the Popes. Set out on your preferred activity, followed by an afternoon at leisure to do as you please.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Join a farmer and his dogs to sniff out prized truffles, then visit Grignan Castle. Set atop a rocky hill, this fortified Renaissance castle is filled with exquisite artworks.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

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.


Enjoy the activity that appeals to you. Later, cruise to Vienne.

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.


Afterwards, the morning activity, it’s time to head back on board as your ship sets sail for Lyon. On arrival, discover the city on an orientation tour.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Bridge across the Saone River in Lyon, France

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Which way will our touring options take you? The choice is all yours. This evening we have a special culinary experience planned.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your journey comes to an end as you disembark your ship in Lyon and transfer to the airport.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.