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Romantic Rhone & Seine

From £5,995 pp pp

Enjoy an in-depth journey through France. From the South, cruise north along the Rhône River for seven nights in style.

Continue to Paris and join a 7 night Seine River cruise.

What better way to explore the French countryside and its delights. 

What’s Included:

  • Home to airport transfers by private car in the UK (mileage restrictions apply)
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK (fight supplements may apply)
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 14 towns, villages and cities
  • Insider Experiences
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
  • 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches and 14 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 gratuities

 

AmaWaterways - AmaLyra, Rouen, Seine
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, Paris

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day - 9 Paris

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.

Day - 9 Paris

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Vernon, Giverny

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.

Day 10 - Vernon, Giverny

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11- Le Havre, Honfleur, Fecamp

Arrive in Le Havre and step ashore to experience Honfleur, a lovely little port town.

Later, savour your Signature Experience.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE 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.

Day 11- Le Havre, Honfleur, Fecamp

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Caudebec-En-Caux

The old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux greets you with colourful buildings dotted along its harbour as well as a choice of sightseeing.

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.

Day 12 - Caudebec-En-Caux

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Rouen

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.

Tonight, gather for a gala farewell dinner.

Day 13 - Rouen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Les Andelys

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.

Day 14 - Les Andelys

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Disembark Paris

Transfer to the airport 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
AmaWaterways - AmaLyra, Rouen, Seine

AmaWaterways’ custom-built ships have set new standards in European river cruising and offer a number of exclusive features such as French balconies in most staterooms; complimentary in-room Internet and first-run Hollywood hit movies; exquisite cuisine with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; complimentary Wi-Fi; free guided bicycle tours and much more. The 144-passenger AmaLyra quickly earned a “Best New River Cruise Ship” distinction in comfort and style. On Board you’ll see the striking contemporary artwork that is a hallmark of this vessel. The AmaLyra offers a range facilities including a sauna, whirlpool, massage and hair salon, a stylish and inviting Main Lounge, and specialty coffee station. As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, you’ll be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine always paired with unlimited wine, as well as beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.

amawaterways amalyra reception

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 comfortable outside staterooms, many with Twin Balconies
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and shades
  • Fine dining restaurant – offering western cuisine as well as regional specialties
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • 24-hour specialty 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

76 Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 170-225 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the 3 suites at 255 sq. ft. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside 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.

Suite

255 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck – French Balcony

  • Suite size: 255 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-wall windows with French Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs & mini-bar
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads
  • 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 - Amalyra, Cat C, B & A, French Balcony Stateroom

Cat. A, B & C French Balcony

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

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • 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

  • Stateroom size: 170 sq. ft.
  • 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
AmaWaterways AmaLyra Cat D

Single  Staterooms

C 140 ft² –  Cello ( Middle) Deck

  • Stateroom size: 140 sq. ft.
  • 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

 

AmaWaterways AmaLyra Deck Plan
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 21AmaCelloArles£5995SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£5995 Was £6995  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£6395 Was £7395  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£7495 Was £8495  
Cat BMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£7695 Was £8695  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£7795 Was £8795  
Cat A+Upper Deck225 ft², French Balcony£7895 Was £8895  
Cat AUpper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£9395 Was £10395  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², French Balcony£  
Jun 18AmaCelloArles£6395SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£6395 Was £7395  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£7495 Was £8495  
Cat BMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£7695 Was £8695  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£7795 Was £8795  
Cat A+Upper Deck225 ft², French Balcony£7895 Was £8895  
Cat AUpper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£9395 Was £10395  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², French Balcony£  
Sep 10AmaCelloArles£6195SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£6195 Was £7195  
Cat DLower Deck170 ft², Fixed Windows£6595 Was £7595  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£7695 Was £8695  
Cat BMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£7895 Was £8895  
Cat B+Upper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£7995 Was £8995  
Cat A+Upper Deck225 ft², French Balcony£8095 Was £9095  
Cat AUpper Deck170 ft², French Balcony£9595 Was £10595  
Owner's SuiteUpper Deck255 ft², French Balcony£  


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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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