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Battlefields with Anzac Day Dawn Service

Arles to Brussels
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Trip Code: EURSCB20
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Trip Highlights

Anzac Day Dawn Service - Special Dept 12th April

Attend the Anzac Day Dawn Service to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the victory at the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux

Discover the Battlefields

Visit the Bullecourt memorials. See Vimy Ridge and Fromelles, then travel from Polygon Wood to Tyne Cot Cemetery

Chateau de Vascoeuil

Tour this beautiful castle, which houses 50 wonderful contemporary art sculptures, followed by a Cocktail Reception

Your Vacation Includes

  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 18 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in nine locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 49 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites

Map & Itinerary

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Arles to Brussels

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

Be met on arrival and transferred to your river ship. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Tour Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill, see wonderful birdlife during a visit to Camargue National Reserve or visit a traditional 'savon de Marseille' soap factory.


Choose your sightseeing. Later, tour Arles.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Travel to the Pont du Gard, enjoy a round of golf or enjoy a French language lesson on board your ship.


Visit Avignon's Palace of the Popes.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a tour of Grignan Castle.


Join a truffle farmer and his dogs to sniff out and then taste the rare delicacy.

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Visit Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardeche Steam Train or enjoy an onboard cooking demonstration.


After your sightseeing, continue to Vienne.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Tonight, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps visit a local farm before travelling to Chatillonsur-Chalaronne. Or visit the village of Oingt and head to a winery for a tour and tasting.


Explore the Beaujolais Region on your chosen activity.

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

You may wish to take a city tour of Lyon, then learn all about the city’s silk trade with a visit to a local silk workshop. Alternatively, enjoy a guided culinary walk, taking in Lyon’s most famous fresh food market, or perhaps enjoy a guided bike ride.


Choose your sightseeing in Lyon.

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Board a train to Paris for a city tour and lunch at the Eiffel Tower. Later, board your ship.

Stay: Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, dine at the famous Parisian cabaret, the Moulin Rouge.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Perhaps join a culinary walking tour, explore Versailles, or visit the Montmartre district.


Spend the day in Paris.

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  • Dinner

Travel to Giverny and visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens. Enjoy a Gala Dinner.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Join a D-Day excursion, take a culinary tour to the Pays d’Auge region, or enjoy an onboard calvados and cheese tasting.


Choose your sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Later, visit Chateau de Vascoeuil for a tour and private Cocktail Reception.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Travel to the pretty port town of Honfleur for a tour, or play a round of golf in Rouen.


Choose your sightseeing today.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing

Enjoy a tour of Rouen or join a bike ride.


Today, choose your sightseeing. Tonight disembark your ship and travel to Villers-Bretonneux.

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At dawn, remember those who sacrificed their lives during a service at Villers-Bretonneux. Today also commemorates the centenary of the victory at the Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, which crippled the German offensive on the Somme and helped change the course of the war. Later, rejoin your ship in Les Andelys.

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Travel to the Forest of Compiegne, then visit the Armistice Clearing Museum. Travel to Peronne to explore the Museum of the Great War. Later, visit the Australian Memorial at Mont Saint-Quentin.

Stay: Two Nights: Novotel Amiens Pole Jules Verne

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  • Dinner

Stop at Adelaide Cemetery to see the original resting place of the Unknown Soldier. Spend some time at Victoria School, then continue to Pozieres and the Thiepval Memorial, followed by the Caterpillar Valley New Zealand Cemetery and the Bullecourt memorials.

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  • Breakfast

Stop at Vimy Ridge and Fromelles, the site of more than 5,000 Australian casualties in a single night. Be guided from Polygon Wood to Tyne Cot Cemetery, then Menin Gate and the Memorial Museum Passchendaele.

Stay: Lille, L'Hermitage Gantois

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Travel to Ghent for a canal cruise, followed by a stop at the site of the historic Battle of Waterloo.

Stay: Two Nights: Sofitel Brussels Le Louise

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Enjoy a walking tour through the city with a local guide today. Then, learn about Belgium’s reputation for fine chocolates during a mouthwatering praline cooking class. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight.

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Be transferred to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

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