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Luxury

Romantic Rhône and Seine with Côte d’Azur and Provence

Monte Carlo to Paris
19 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EURSCMP19
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Aix-en-Provence

Embark on a culinary walking tour at a local market, or art lovers may wish to explore Paul Cezanne’s studio.

French Cuisine At Its Finest

Dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, a famous restaurant owned by the late Michelin-starred French chef Paul Bocuse.

A World War 1 Retrospective

From Rouen, look back on World War I with a visit to the Somme Battlefields.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 18 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 11 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 48 meals
  • Four nights luxury land accommodation
  • 14 nights on a luxury river ship
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Room service and laundry (select suites)

Map & Itinerary

Europe map EURSCMP19 2021
Monte Carlo 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

A magnet for high-rollers, yachting hedonists and movie stars, welcome to Monaco’s glamorous capital. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers during a welcome dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Fairmont Monte Carlo, in a Deluxe Sea View Room

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  • Dinner

Your discovery kicks off with a stroll through Monte Carlo, including the Prince’s Palace of Monaco and the State Apartments. Enjoy a free afternoon to maybe relax at your hotel.

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  • Breakfast
Street in Monte Carlo with view across the harbour, Monaco

The Côte d’Azur is at its best when you stroll the waterfront promenade of Nice, where after a guided tour, you have the freedom to explore. It’s then on to Aix-en-Provence.

Stay: Two Nights, Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You have the choice between a culinary walking tour at a local market, or art lovers may wish to explore Paul Cezanne’s studio.


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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Set out on a guided walking discovery of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Afterwards, stop to see Saint Paul de Mausole Monastery on your way to Arles, where you will board your river ship. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception.

Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

In Avignon, perhaps visit the Palace of the Popes. Alternatively, you might prefer to 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. Later, choose your sightseeing activity.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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.


The choice is yours when it comes to today’s sightseeing. Afterwards, cruise to Lyon and 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.


Choose your preferred sightseeing activity then enjoy a Signature Experience.

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 Burgundian wines.

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  • 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.


Choose your preferred sightseeing activity then enjoy a Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View of Paris from a distance showing Eiffel Tower and Seine River, France

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 explore Honfleur, a lovely little port town.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Stay and explore Caudebec-en-Caux, 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. Choose your preferred sightseeing activity.

Daily :
  • 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.


The choice is yours when it comes to today’s sightseeing. Tonight, come together for a gala farewell dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.


The choice is yours today.

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  • 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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Fairmont Monte Carlo

Staying in a Deluxe Sea View Room, experience this iconic hotel that is synonymous with old-world glamour.

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.

Virtual Tour

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family