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Rhone Treasures

From £3,445 pp

Discover a world of fascinating French towns, inspiring culture, wistful countryside and memorable cuisine while cruising in luxury between Arles and Lyon.

What’s Included:

  • Return scheduled flights from the UK (fight supplements may apply)
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 6 towns, villages and cities
  • Insider Experiences
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
  • Daily bottled water, tea and coffee, plus soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruise
  • APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping

 

Roman Amphitheatre, Arles
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Rhone - Avignon
Day 1 - Arrive Marseille, Embark the ship

Fly from the UK to Marseille. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship, docked on the Rhône River in Arles.

This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception where you’ll get to know your fellow guests and friendly APT Cruise Director.

Dinner

Day 2 - Arles

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Head to Les Baux-de-Provence for a tour of the castle ruins.

Then visit an olive mill and farm in Saint Rémy de Provence to discover the Provençal tradition of olive growing.

Alternatively, travel to nearby Camargue National Reserve, known for its wetlands and birdlife.

After your preferred activity, enjoy Arles on a guided walking tour.

Day 2 - Arles

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Avignon

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing A local guide will take you on a discovery of Avignon, a city surrounded by impressive stone ramparts.

Pay a visit to the Palace of the Popes, the world’s largest Gothic palace which served as a fortress, a church and a residence to the Popes that once governed the Christian world.

Otherwise, take in a round of golf. Or, visit the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that stands 50 metres above the Gardon River.

Enjoy your preferred activity before an afternoon at leisure.

Day 3 - Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Viviers

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Maybe join a local truffle farmer and his dogs to sniff out, then taste the rare and prized truffles before visiting Grignan Castle.

Alternatively, visit a family-owned nougat factory, or take an onboard French lesson.

Day 4 - Viviers

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Tournon, Viene

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Perhaps ride aboard the historic Ardèche Steam Train through the Ardèche Mountains. The scenery here in the Gorges du Doux region is spectacular, punctuated by rolling hills, forests and towering cliffs.

Alternatively, visit Maison Chapoutier for a wine tasting. You may also choose to take a guided bike ride, including a stop at Cite du Chocolat Valrhona –an interactive chocolate factory.

Tucked between the vine-covered hills of the Rhône Valley, Tournon sits on the banks of the Rhône opposite its twin town, Tain-l’Hermitage.

After your selected activity, re-board your ship and cruise to Belleville.

Day 5 - Tournon, Viene

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Belleville, Beaujolais Region

The charming town of Belleville, set on the glorious Saône River, is the ideal starting point for your discovery of the Beaujolais region today.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Perhaps ride aboard the historic Ardèche Steam Train through the Ardèche Mountains. The scenery here in the Gorges du Doux region is spectacular, punctuated by rolling hills, forests and towering cliffs.

Alternatively, visit Maison Chapoutier for a wine tasting. You may also choose to take a guided bike ride, including a stop at Cite du Chocolat Valrhona –an interactive chocolate factory.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE This evening, experience French cuisine at its finest during dinner at L’Abbaye de Collonges, a famous restaurant owned by acclaimed Michelin-starred French chef, the late Paul Bocuse.

Operating for more than 50 years, the main dining room ‘La salle du Grand Limonaire’, features an organ equivalent of a 110-musician orchestra.

Day 6 - Belleville, Beaujolais Region

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Lyon

Discover Lyon, a dynamic French city shaped by the two rivers that run through its centre, the Rhône and the Saône.

Tonight, enjoy your final delightful dinner with new-found friends.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Sightseeing Perhaps learn about the city’s historic areas, much of which are World Heritage-listed, on a guided tour, then visit a silk workshop.

Alternatively, learn why Lyon is considered the gastronomic centre of France on a culinary tour, visiting a fresh food market and enjoying tastings.

Or, perhaps enjoy a guided bike ride.

Day 7 - Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Disembark Lyon

Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport in Lyon for your return flight to the UK.

Breakfast

APT in partnership with AmaWaterways, offer their own unique cruises on had picked 5* ships like the AmaCello where APT deliver on exceptional service and offer that added extra associated with the APT brand.

From Home to airport transfers by private car *, fully inclusive of trips and enriching Signature experiences and freedom of choice sightseeing, Butler service, room service, complimentary laundry and champagne on arrival in select suites .

Savour the flavour’s of Europe with the finest dining daily, your day will begin with a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch offers a wide selection of hot and cold dishes, your evening starts with an exquisite five course a la Carte dinner, if you need it a sumptious afternoon tea is also served daily along with complimentary beverages served at your discretion whilst on board.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 73 comfortable outside staterooms, many with French Balconies
  • 3 Luxury Suites
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and shades
  • Fine dining restaurant – offering western cuisine as well as regional specialities
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • 24-hour speciality coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Walking track
  • Heated pool
  • Fitness room
  • Gift Shop and Library
  • Elevator
  • Bicycles on board
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Laundry service*
  • * Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

73 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 170-255 sq. ft.  Most accommodations have a French balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads.

Suites

255 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck

  • Wall-to-wall windows with French Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower with multi-jet shower heads
  • Sitting area features a sofa and two chairs & mini-bar
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. A, B & C Staterooms

170 ft² -Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. D & E Staterooms

170 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck

  • Fixed window with river views
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Single Staterooms

140 ft² –  Cello (Middle) Deck

  • Cabins 223 & 221 with single bed
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony
  • Bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

AmaWaterways AmaCello Deck Plan
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 21AmaCelloArles£3395SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£3395  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£3595  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£4145  
Cat BMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£4195  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£4245  
Cat A+Upper Deck225 ft², French Balcony£4345  
Cat AUpper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£5095  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², French Balcony  
Jun 18AmaCelloArles£3395SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£3395  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£3595  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£4145  
Cat BMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£4195  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£4245  
Cat A+Upper Deck225 ft², French Balcony£4345  
Cat AUpper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£5095  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², French Balcony  
Sep 10AmaCelloArles£2445SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£2445  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£2645  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£3195  
Cat BMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£3245  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£3295  
Cat A+Upper Deck225 ft², French Balcony£3395  
Cat AUpper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£4145  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², French Balcony  

Why not combine Rhone Treasures with the Romantic Seine to make a 15 day cruise – Call us for more details 0800 471 4754.


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Why Choose This Cruise?

APT’s included excursions go beyond the ordinary with small group tours exploring the culture and traditions of the places you visit as well as the main sights.  Real destination enrichment and deeper understanding is already included in  the cost of your cruise.  

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