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Luxury

Romantic Rhône & Seine

Arles to Paris
15 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EURSC15
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Decadent French Fare

Savour glorious French cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon.

Battlefields of the Somme

Explore the 1st and 2nd Australian Division Memorials and the John Monash Centre.

Visit to Honfleur

Visit the seaside town of Honfleur, renowned for its picturesque harbour and for being an inspirational site for Impressionist painters.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 14 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 10 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 41 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert cruise director
  • Room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe map EURSC15 2021
Arles to Paris

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

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 Ship

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  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit Avignon’s imposing château, the Palace of the Popes, or take part in a French lesson on board your ship.


Set out on a guided exploration of Arles this morning and admire the charming sun-baked buildings that inspired many of Van Gogh’s paintings. As you continue to Avignon, choose from the sightseeing options on offer.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sunset at the Pont Saint Benezet, Avignon, France

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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, enjoy a guided bike ride with a stop at the Valrhona Chocolate Factory for a little indulgence.


The choice is yours when it comes to today’s sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Admire Avignon during your French River cruise with APT.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


Choose your preferred sightseeing activity this morning. Afterwards, it’s time to head back on board as your ship sets sail for Lyon. On arrival, become acquainted with this picturesque city during an orientation tour.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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 bike tour. You also have the option to visit the Beaujolais wine region.


Select from the sightseeing options on offer today. Enjoy a special Signature Experience this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Set out on a guided exploration of Tournus, including a visit to the Abbey of Saint Philibert. Alternatively, travel to Château Cormatin for a guided tour.


The choice is yours when it comes to today’s sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore Beaune, an ancient town encircled by medieval ramparts. With its surrounding landscapes blanketed in grapevines, it comes as no surprise that Beaune is renowned for its production of fine Burgundy wines.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Leave your ship and travel to Le Creusot Montceau, where you’ll jump on a train bound for Paris. 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 for you on the Seine.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, a night of glittering feathers and sparkling lights awaits as you take in a Parisian Cabaret show at the Lido.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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 from the sightseeing options on offer today. Enjoy a special Signature Experience this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Flood lit trees along the Champs-Élysées leading to the monument Arc de Triomphe

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps visit Château de la Roche-Guyon, or take an onboard impressionist painting class.


The choice is yours today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Arrive in Le Havre and step ashore to experience Honfleur, a lovely little port town.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


The old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux greets you with colourful buildings dotted along its harbour as well as a choice of sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


Choose your sightseeing today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Transfer to the airport for your flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Full side view of Aria River ship exterior, cruising.

All-Inclusive River Ships

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 14 nights aboard an all-inclusive Aria river ship.

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Amazing Onboard Dining

Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.

Double bed and 2 arm chairs in the stateroom

Travel in luxury

No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.

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As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary