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APT Tour 2019 – Romantic Rhone and Seine (Arles to Paris)

Price from AUD $11,095 per person twin share for 15 days
Trip Code: EURSC15
Special Offer: Fly Free*
INCLUSION
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 15 destinations
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 11 locations
  • Finest dining – a total of 41 meals
  • Complimentary beverages served on board*
  • The services of an expert APT Cruise Director
  • Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites
ITINERARY
DAY 1 Arrive Arles, Embark Ship
Be met on arrival and transfer to your ship.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship
Daily: Dinner
DAY 2 Arles
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Tour the castle ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill. Alternatively, enjoy a hike in Camargue National Reserve to see wonderful birdlife, or visit a ‘savon de Marseille’ soap factory.
Following your chosen experience in Arles, join a guided tour. You also have the option to explore at leisure.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 3 Avignon
 SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
This evening, travel to the Pont du Gard. Enjoy a guided tour and a tasting of local produce and wine, followed by a cocktail reception. Take in views of the ancient Roman aqueduct as you are entertained by local musicians.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Pay a visit to the Palace of the Popes, which served as a fortress, church and residence to the Popes that once governed the Christian world. Alternatively, play a round of golf on a course with stunning views.
Get to know Avignon on your chosen activity today.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 4 Viviers
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Join a truffle farmer and their dogs to head out in search of the rare delicacy, then visit Grignan Castle. Alternatively, discover the Drôme region as you visit a renowned family-owned nougat factory to sample their creations, followed by a visit to the village of Garde-Adhémar, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Otherwise, enjoy an onboard French lesson.
Select from three included experiences in Viviers today.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 5 Tournon, Vienne
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Hike up to Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardèche Steam Train, or enjoy a mouth-watering onboard chocolate demonstration.
From Tournon, set out on your chosen activity. Later, your ship will make its way to Vienne.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 6 Belleville, Beaujolais Region
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Tonight, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, a famous restaurant founded by acclaimed French chef, the late Paul Bocuse.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Perhaps visit a local farm or join in a bike ride. Another option is a visit to Oingt and a local winery.
Today, there are a number of activities from which to choose, all showcasing the beauty of the Beaujolais region.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 7 Lyon
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing
Enjoy a tour of Lyon or perhaps embark on a culinary walk.
Explore Lyon with a wonderful selection of activities for you to choose from.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 8 Lyon, Disembark Ship, Paris
Board a train to Paris, then on arrival, see the iconic Eiffel Tower and the imposing Arc de Triomphe. Later, board your ship.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River Ship
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 9 Paris
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Tonight, be entertained by the incredible Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys of the extravagant Lido de Paris cabaret.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing
Choose from a culinary walking tour, discover charming Montmartre, or visit Versailles.
The beauty of Paris unfolds before you on your chosen activity.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 10 Vernon, Giverny
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing
Visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens, or embark on a bike ride from Vernon to Monet’s house.
Arrive in Giverny where you may select from two experiences.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 11 Le Havre, Honfleur, Fécamp
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Enjoy an after-hours visit to Palais Bénédictine. On arrival, wander the museum and distillery, followed by a Bénédictine cocktail show. Afterwards, sit down to dinner in the Abbots Hall.
Dock in Le Havre, where you will disembark your ship to discover Honfleur, Normandy’s most charming port town.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 12 Caudebec-En-Caux
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing
Perhaps join a full day World War II excursion to Normandy, travel to the stunning Pays de Caux region and visit a traditional cider farm for a tour and tasting, or enjoy an onboard calvados and cheese tasting.
Arrive in the charming old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux and set out on your preferred activity.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 13 Rouen
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing
Visit the site of the Battle of the Somme today. Otherwise join a walking tour through Rouen and see Notre Dame Cathedral and the square where Joan of Arc was martyred. Alternatively, enjoy a round of golf.
After returning from the day’s activity, enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 14 Les Andelys
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™- Sightseeing
Perhaps visit the ruins of Château Gaillard for views of the Seine River, before walking back down to your ship. Otherwise, take a leisurely excursion to Château de la Roche-Guyon, or partake in an onboard impressionist painting class.
Tailor your discovery today with a choice of excursions.
Daily: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
DAY 15 Disembark Ship, Depart Paris
Transfer to the airport for your flight.
Daily: Breakfast
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Departure Date
Return Date
Double
Single
23 May 2019
6 June 2019
From $11,095
From $16,195
20 June 2019
4 July 2019
From $11,095
N/A
18 July 2019
1 August 2019
From $11,195
N/A
15 August 2019
29 August 2019
From $11,195
From $16,345
12 September 2019
26 September 2019
From $11,195
From $16,345
*Fly Free Including Taxes:Offer includes airfare. APT will pay air taxes of up to $300 per person. Surcharges will apply if air taxes exceed this amount. Offer is available on selected tours.
Flight Offers Including Airfares: Flights are based on wholesale airfares in economy class (W class) with Singapore Airlines depending on routing (or another airline of APT’s choosing). Business class offer is based on wholesale airfares in business class with Lufthansa (P class) or Qatar Airways (R class). Flights are available from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth. Flights must be booked by APT. All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Once class is sold out surcharges apply. Should you choose to depart earlier than your scheduled tour/cruise departure, or make variations to airline routings, surcharges may apply. Airline schedules are subject to change without notice and APT is not liable for any additional costs incurred due to airline schedule changes. All air is ticketed upon receipt of the first deposit. Any changes made after ticketing may incur an amendment and/or cancellation fee and, in some cases, tickets are non-refundable. Air taxes vary for each departure point and routing of airline and are subject to change. Fuel surcharges are subject to change and an additional fuel surcharge may apply. Note that frequent flyer miles/points may not be awarded on all airfares.
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