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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.

Dine at Palais Bénédictine

After the museum and distillery closes, slip inside for a private wander before dinner in the Abbots Hall.

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 19 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 12 locations
  • Luxury dining - a total of 48 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert tour and cruise directors
  • Room service and laundry (select suites)
  • Transfers, porterage, port charges and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map EURSCMP19 2020
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 capital that is synonymous with old-world glamour.

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

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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

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

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

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  • 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.


Today is yours to design with our Freedom of Choice inclusions.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Enjoy a walk through medieval times as you take 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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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

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  • 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, 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.

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  • 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

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.

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  • Dinner

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 guided bike tour.


Choose your preferred sightseeing.

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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 Ship

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 the sightseeing that suits you best.

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  • 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.


Enjoy the day to enjoy your preferred sightseeing inclusion

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

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  • 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, 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.

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  • Lunch
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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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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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.

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Transfer to the airport for your flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

External view of Aria river ship cruising.

All-Inclusive River Ships

Enjoy a luxurious and carefree discovery of Europe with 7 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

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.