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.
Savour glorious French cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon.
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These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options
Be transferred to your first luxury river ship in Arles for your spectacular cruise along the Rhône River.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River ShipDaily :
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.
Following your chosen experience in Arles, join a guided tour. You also have the option to explore at leisure.Daily :
This evening, travel to the Pont du Gard. Enjoy a guided tour and a tasting of local produce and wine, followed by a cocktail reception. Take in views of the ancient Roman aqueduct as you are entertained by local musicians.
Pay a visit to the Palace of the Popes, which served as a fortress, church and residence to the Popes that once governed the Christian world. Alternatively, play a round of golf on a course with stunning views.
Get to know Avignon on your chosen activity today.Daily :
Choose from a visit to a truffle farm. Alternatively, visit Garde-Adhémar and a family-owned nougat factory, or enjoy a French lesson on board your ship.
Personalise your time here thanks to a choice of activities.Daily :
Tonight, dine at the exquisite L’Abbaye de Collonges.
Hike up to Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardèche Steam Train, or enjoy an onboard chocolate demonstration. Continue cruising to Vienne.
There are a number of activities on offer here today.Daily :
In the Beaujolais region, perhaps visit a local farm or join in a bike ride through some stunning scenery. Another option is a visit to Oingt and a local winery.
The beauty of the region comes to light on today’s activities.Daily :
Enjoy a tour of Lyon or perhaps embark on a culinary walk.
Explore Lyon with a wonderful selection of activities for you to choose from.Daily :
Disembark in Lyon and journey via Lake Geneva to Basel to board your next ship.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River ShipDaily :
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 :
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 :
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 :
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 :
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 :
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 :
Disembark your ship for the final time. Travel by coach through Belgium. Arrive in Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city’s canals, before arriving in Paris.
Stay: Three Nights, Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de TriompheDaily :
Indulge in a sumptuous lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, a contemporary French cafe owned by renowned chef, Alain Ducasse. Dine within this exquisite setting, offering reminders of the Sun King’s glory.
A local expert will take you on a tour through the beautiful city of Paris today. See the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe, plus see the iconic Eiffel Tower. Afterwards, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles.Daily :
Perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a range of Paris’ fine food, Alternatively, tour Paris' icons in a special 2CV vintage car or soak up the Parisian atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the beautiful Sacre-Cœur Basilica.
Today, explore Paris your way with a choice of sightseeing. In the evening, enjoy a meal and a memorable show at the Moulin Rouge. Delight in this iconic Parisian cabaret, captured in the famous paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec.Daily :
After breakfast, you will be transferred 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
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.