After the museum and distillery closes, slip inside for a private wander before dinner in the Abbots Hall.
Savour glorious French cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon.
Explore the 1st and 2nd Australian Division Memorials and the John Monash Centre.
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Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Arrive in Arles, where your elegant vessel is waiting. Tonight’s welcome reception is the perfect way to get to know everyone, including your cruise director and crew.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River ShipDaily :
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. Those feeling like getting close to nature might like to visit Camargue National Reserve.
Your ship remained in Arles overnight so you have time to explore. Later, perhaps tour Arles and its Roman ruins.Daily :
You can’t help but be drawn to its imposing château, the Palace of the Popes, which is on today’s agenda. Though some of you may prefer a round of golf. Alternatively, journey to the Pont du Gard and admire this ancient Roman aqueduct.
Entering Avignon, choose your sightseeing. You will then have the afternoon at leisure to do as you please.Daily :
Join a farmer and his dogs to sniff out prized truffles, then visit Grignan Castle. Or spend the day in the Drôme region and visit an artisan nougat factory where you’ll of course sample this tasty treat. Or have a leisurely day on board and take in a French lesson.
Choose your sightseeing today.Daily :
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.
Choose your sightseeing, then later, cruise to Vienne.Daily :
This evening, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by renowned chef, the late Paul Bocuse.
Perhaps visit a snail farm for a tasting, then discover the village of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne. Or explore the village of Oingt, then sample Beaujolais wines.
Select your sightseeing today, then enjoy your Signature Experience tonight.Daily :
See what makes the food in Lyon so famous on a discovery of the city’s fresh food market. Otherwise, explore the sights with a local guide or embark on a guided bike tour.
Choose your preferred sightseeing.Daily :
Leave your ship and jump on a train bound for Paris, where you’ll waste no time hitting those must-see sights. On arrival, settle in for lunch aboard a glass-top boat while you take in Paris at a relaxed pace. Later, your second vessel is waiting your arrival on the Seine.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River ShipDaily :
Get your fill of French food on a walking tour, soak up Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur, or the Palace of Versailles may prove to be just too tempting.
Select the sightseeing that suits you best.Daily :
Arrive in Vernon and see one of Monet’s greatest inspirations, the water lilies at his house and gardens in Giverny. Or take the scenic route, pedalling from the river all the way to Monet’s house.
Enjoy the day to enjoy your preferred sightseeing inclusion.Daily :
After the Palais Bénédictine closes its doors to the public, slip inside for a private wander through the museum and distillery, before dinner in the Abbots Hall.
Arrive in Le Havre and step ashore to experience Honfleur, a lovely little port town. Later, savour your Signature Experience.Daily :
Stay in Caudebec-en-Caux and explore, or head out on a World War II excursion to the beaches of Normandy. You might like to taste the fruits of the Pays de Caux region with a visit to a unique cider farm, or linger on board for a calvados and cheese tasting.
The old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux greets you with colourful buildings dotted along its harbour as well as a choice of sightseeing.Daily :
From Rouen, look back on World War I at the Somme Battlefields. Otherwise stay in the city and see the Notre Dame Cathedral and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, or play a round of golf.
Choose your sightseeing. Tonight, gather for a gala farewell dinner.Daily :
See the ruins of Chateau-Gaillard, offering stunning views from below, then walk back down to your ship. Otherwise, visit Château de la Roche-Guyon, or take an onboard impressionist painting class.
From Les Andelys, choose your sightseeing.Daily :
Transfer to the airport for your flight.Daily :
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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.