Colours Of Provence 2021 APT River Cruise
Experience life at a gentler pace as you cruise along the Rhône River in the most elegant fashion aboard one of our Concerto River Ships. Be inspired by charming French villages, indulge in culinary delights and savour exquisite wines.
Fly from the UK to Marseilles. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your river ship, docked on the Rhône River. Settle in before getting to know your fellow travellers and APT Cruise Director at a Welcome Reception.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: 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. Alternatively, you might like to set out on a guided exploration of Arles and its Roman ruins. The afternoon has been set aside for you to explore Tarascon at your own pace. Be sure to check out its castle – the enormous towers and drawbridge are sure to impress.
Choose how you’d like to spend your morning. You will then have the afternoon at leisure to do as you please.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: Entering Avignon, 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.
Today you will join a farmer and his dogs to sniff out prized truffles. The limestone soil in the south of France provides the perfect growing conditions for this rare delicacy. Afterwards, visit Grignan Castle. Set atop a rocky hill, this fortified Renaissance castle is filled with exquisite artworks.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: 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 how you spend your 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.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: 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.
Select from a range of sightseeing options on offer in Lyon then enjoy a Signature Experience this evening.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE: This evening, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by renowned chef, the late Paul Bocuse.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE: 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.
Your journey comes to an end as you disembark your ship in Lyon and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
|Date||Fares from (pp)|
|16 September 2021||£3,545|
- Savings of up to £1,000pp - book by 31st October 2021
- Home-to-airport transfers by Private Car†
- Return scheduled flights from the UK
- Seven nights on an all-inclusive Concerto River Ship
- Experiences in six destinations
- Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
- Luxury dining - a total of 20 meals
- Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board, as well as premium wine with dinner+
- APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
- Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping