15 Day Majestic Seine & Bordeaux

APT River Cruise starting in Paris and finishing in Bordeaux

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 15 Day Majestic Seine & Bordeaux. Delight in the beauty of France and delve into the rich heritage while you enjoy APT's renowned all-inclusive onboard lifestyle, travelling along the Seine River and the waterways of Bordeaux.
Overview
Operator: APT
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 15 Days
From: Paris to Bordeaux
Tour Code: EUBSC15
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: France
Our Price From:
$ 10,687
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 424
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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1
Arrive Paris, Embark Ship
Arrive in Paris, the city of romance. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your river ship, docked on the Seine River. Enjoy a Welcome Reception before dinner. Stay Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship (D)
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Paris
This morning following breakfast, discover a different side of Paris during your selected sightseeing activity. Late this evening, set sail for Vernon. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a delectable range of Paris' fine food. Alternatively, visit Versailles and discover the magnificent splendour behind Louis XIV's transformation of the Chateau de Versailles. Or, perhaps soak up the atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacre-Cœur Basilica.
Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, enjoy a meal and a memorable show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge. Delight in a once-in-a-lifetime evening at the Parisian cabaret, captured in the renowned paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec.
3
Vernon, Giverny
Dock in Vernon and travel to Giverny where you'll visit Claude Monet's house and gardens, taking in scenes that inspired many of the artist's famous paintings. Later, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner. (B/L/D)
4
Caudebec-en-Caux
Arrive in the old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux and choose your sightseeing option. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps join a full day excursion tracing the events of D-Day - June 6th 1944, taking in a number of beaches and significant sites. Or, a visit to the Pays d'Auge region may be more your style as you admire typical Norman villages. Otherwise, indulge in a calvados and delicious cheese tasting on board your river ship.
5
Rouen
Set in the heart of Normandy, disembark in Rouen and choose your sightseeing. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Travel to the pretty port town of Honfleur for a tour. During this excursion, see the old and picturesque port area and visit Saint-Catherine's Church, the largest wooden church in France. Alternatively, enjoy a round of golf at the Vaudreuil course, designed by Fred Hawtree.
Signature Experiences:
  • Be welcomed at Chateau de Vascoeuil by the current owner. Take a tour of the beautiful castle and gardens, which houses a permanent exhibition of more than 50 wonderful contemporary art sculptures. You will then enjoy a private Cocktail Reception whilst you're entertained by local performers.
6
Les Andelys
Select your sightseeing. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps spend a full day exploring the battlefields of the Somme. Visit the Australian National Memorial and the Franco-Australian Museum located in Villers-Bretonneux. Alternatively, a city tour will take you to some of Rouen's most enthralling sights, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Gros Horloge and the Market Square where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. Otherwise, enjoy a guided bike ride through Rouen.
7
Les Andelys
Stop at the picturesque town of Les Andelys. This evening, set sail for Paris. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • The more active may like to embark on a walk up to the ruins of Chateau Gaillard for stunning views of the Seine River. Others may prefer a leisurely excursion to Chateau de la Roche-Guyon, originally built in the 12th century to control a river crossing of the Seine. Otherwise, enjoy an onboard impressionist water-colour painting class.
8
Paris, Disembark Ship, Bordeaux, Embark Ship
Disembark in Paris and travel by train to Bordeaux to board your luxurious ship. Stay Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship (B/D)
9
Cadillac
Today, choose your sightseeing. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps tour Cadillac before exploring Saint-Macaire. Alternatively, visit Sauternes where you'll tour two historic chateaux then try the region's famous dessert wine, or enjoy an onboard cheese tasting.
Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, enjoy a special experience with a visit to Chateau de Cazeneuve, once home of the Kings of Navarre. Be greeted by the current owners who are descendants of the original owners. Enjoy time to explore before sitting down to dinner in the impeccable Grand Salon, while enjoying the music from a three-piece band.
10
Pauillac
Enjoy the scenery of Aquitaine's vineyards. Disembark your ship and journey through the famous Medoc wine region. Later this evening, enjoy a wonderful Gala Welcome Dinner on board your river ship. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • During a visit to a local cooperage, see how wooden wine barrels are produced, then be guided by your very own expert oenologist as you embark on a sensory wine tasting journey. Learn about Bordeaux's various grape varieties while you sample some white and red wines.
11
Blaye, Bourg
Discover the town of Blaye and take a walk around the 17th-century citadel. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps travel to Cognac for a tour and a tasting at a French cognac house or sail to the town of Bourg and take a walking tour.
12
Libourne, Saint-Émilion
Select your sightseeing for today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In Saint-Emilion, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then visit a local winery for a tasting. Alternatively, walk through picturesque vineyards and valleys to a nearby village, stopping for a wine tasting.
13
Libourne, Bordeaux
From Libourne, choose your sightseeing. Enjoy the Captain's Farewell Dinner as you cruise to Bordeaux. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps tour Bergerac, visit a local caviar estate or browse the local market and sample some fresh produce along the way.
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Bordeaux
Select your sightseeing in Bordeaux. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Take in Bordeaux on a tour that includes the Pont de Pierre stone bridge and the Miroir d'eau water mirror. Or, enjoy a guided bike ride or play a round of golf.
15
Disembark Ship, Depart Bordeaux
Transfer to the airport. (B)
1
Arrive Paris, Embark Ship
Arrive in Paris, the city of romance. You will be met at the airport and then transferred to your stunning river ship, docked on the majestic Seine River. After settling in, get to know your fellow travellers during a Welcome Reception. Stay Seven Nights: one of APT’s luxurious Aria River Ships (D)
2
Paris
Get to know Paris on your preferred activity today. A special experience then awaits in the evening. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Take a culinary walking tour, explore Versailles, or visit the Montmartre district.
Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, enjoy a fabulous extravaganza at the Lido de Paris. Be entertained by the Bluebell Girls and Lido Boys as they take you on a glittering journey filled with incredible set designs and dynamic dancing.
3
Vernon, Giverny
Dock in Vernon, and select from two experiences. Back on board, enjoy a Gala Dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Travel to Giverny and visit Claude Monet’s house and gardens, or embark on a bike ride from Vernon to Monet's house.
4
Le Havre, Honfleur
Dock in Le Havre, where you will disembark your ship to discover Honfleur, Normandy's most charming port town. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Later, enjoy an after-hours visit to Palais Bénédictine. On arrival, wander the intriguing museum and distillery, followed by a Bénédictine cocktail show, where your bartender will put on a dazzling display. Afterwards, sit down to dinner in the Abbots Hall.
5
Caudebec-en-Caux
Arrive in the village of Caudebec-en-Caux and set out on your chosen experience. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps join a full day World War II excursion to Normandy. Or travel to the stunning Pays de Caux region and visit a traditional cider farm for a tour and tasting, or relax on board and delight in a calvados and cheese tasting.
6
Rouen
With your ship docked in the lovely town of Rouen today, disembark and select from three experiences. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • 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.
7
Les Andelys
Once again, the day unfolds on your own terms thanks to a selection of activities on offer. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps visit the ruins of Château Gaillard for views of the Seine River, before walking back down to your river ship. You may wish to take a leisurely excursion to Château de la Roche-Guyon, a superb 14th-century medieval masterpiece. Otherwise, unleash the artist within you as you partake in an onboard impressionist painting class.
8
Paris, Disembark Ship, Bordeaux, Embark Ship
Disembark your ship in Paris and travel by train to Bordeaux. Here, step aboard your luxurious ship for the second half of your journey. Stay Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship (B/D)
9
Cadillac
Your first stop in the Bordeaux region is Cadillac. Step ashore and embark on your chosen experience. Later on board your ship, enjoy a wonderful Gala Welcome Dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps tour Château de Cazeneuve, once the home of King Henry IV of France. Alternatively, visit Château de la Brède, then travel to Sauternes to try the region’s famous dessert wine, or remain on board your luxury river ship and delight in a cheese tasting.
10
Pauillac
Enjoy the scenery of Aquitaine's vineyards. Disembark your ship and journey through the famous Médoc wine region. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • During a visit to a local cooperage, see how wooden wine barrels are produced. Afterwards, visit Château Giscours, a remarkable 19th-century Grand Cru Classé estate in the famous Margaux region. Here, delight in a tour and wine tasting.
11
Blaye, Bourg
Discover the town of Blaye and take a walk around the 17th-century citadel, as well as its underground passages. Later, select your preferred activity. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps travel to Cognac for a tour and a tasting at a French cognac house, sail to the town of Bourg and take a walking tour, or enjoy a bike ride from Blaye to Bourg.
12
Libourne, Saint-Émilion
In Saint-Émilion, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then enjoy some free time to explore. Tonight, an unforgettable experience awaits. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • This evening, savour a fine wine tasting followed by a private dinner at the regal Château de Ferrand. The château dates back to the 17th-century, while the current owners, the Bich family, were founders of the famous Bic company. It is now managed by a Bich family member who has since married into the Chandon-Moët family.
13
Libourne, Bordeaux
From Libourne, set out on your chosen activity. Enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner as you cruise to Bordeaux this evening. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps tour Bergerac, visit a local caviar estate or browse the local market and sample some fresh produce along the way.
14
Bordeaux
Get to know Bordeaux on your selected experience today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Take in Bordeaux's unique blend of 18th-century and contemporary architecture and uncover the secrets behind its buildings. Alternatively, embark on a culinary exploration of Bordeaux with a charcuterie and cheese tasting, or play a round of golf at a renowned course.
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Disembark Ship, Depart Bordeaux
After breakfast, farewell your crew and disembark your ship, before being transferred to the airport. (B)
APT Inclusions
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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Tour this beautiful castle, which houses 50 wonderful contemporary art sculptures, followed by a Cocktail Reception.
  • Enjoy a private tour of this lovingly restored chateau, before sitting down to dinner in the impeccable Grand Salon.
  • Visit one of Bordeaux's finest cooperages to discover local wine making traditions and see how oak barrels are made.
River Cruise Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 15 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 10 locations
  • Expert APT Cruise Director
  • Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites
Included Meals
  • A total of 40 included meals over the course of your tour
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • The waterways in the Bordeaux region are part of a tidal river system, which results in changing water levels. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur as a result
  • *Complimentary beverages exclude French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines - these are available at an additional charge
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
Your Journey Highlights
  • Attend a Bénédictine cocktail show and dinner during a private visit to historic Palais Bénédictine in Fécamp.
  • Sample world-class wines and enjoy a private dinner at World Heritage-listed Château de Ferrand in Saint-Émilion.
  • Visit one of Bordeaux's finest cooperages to discover local wine making traditions and see how oak barrels are made.
River Cruise Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 15 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in nine locations
  • Expert APT Cruise Director
  • Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites
Included Meals
  • A total of 40 included meals over the course of your tour
  • Complimentary beverages served on board your cruise*
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • The waterways in the Bordeaux region are part of a tidal river system, which results in changing water levels. Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur as a result
  • *Complimentary beverages exclude French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines - these are available at an additional charge
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices are for land/cruise/rail only. Flights not included
APT
APT Reviews: (289)
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Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
Deck Plans
Category E
Twin Window
Category D
Twin Window
Single
French Balcony
Category C
French Balcony
Category B
French Balcony
Category B+
French Balcony
Category A
French Balcony
Category A+
French Balcony
Owners Suite
French Balcony
Ship Profile
Piano Deck
Cello Deck
Violin Deck
Sun Deck
Cabin Types
Category E & D Twin Window Suite
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Category E & D Twin Window Suite

  • 170 sq ft - 15.8 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Category C & B French Balcony
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Category C, B & B+ French Balcony

  • 170 sq ft - 15.8 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Category A French Balcony
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Category A French Balcony

  • 170 sq ft - 15.8 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Single
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Single, French Balcony

  • 140 sq ft - 13 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Owner's Suite
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Owner's Suite, French Balcony

  • 255 sq ft - 23.6 sqm
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Prices & Dates
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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
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Category E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 300
Category C $ 3,600
Category B $ 3,900
Category B+ $ 4,200
Category A $ 4,400
Category A+ $ 5,000
Owners Suite $ 5,500

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