18 Day Rhine, Rhone & Moselle - Paris to Arles

APT River Cruise starting in Paris and finishing in Nice

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 18 Day Rhine, Rhone & Moselle - Paris to Arles. Cruise the Rhine, Rhône and Moselle Rivers with APT on two special cruises. Explore Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, and delve into its past with a city tour.
Overview
Operator: APT
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 18 Days
From: Paris to Nice
Tour Code: EURCPA18
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland
Our Price From:
$ 13,377
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 522
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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1
Arrive Paris
Be transferred to your hotel. Later this evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception. Stay Three Nights: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe
2
Paris
Enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour. (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, visit the Moulin Rouge.
3
Paris
Choose your sightseeing activity. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample a range of Paris' fine food, enjoy a guided tour through The Louvre or soak up the atmosphere as you explore the Montmartre district and admire the Sacre-Cœur Basilica.
4
Paris, Ghent, Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Travel by coach to Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city's canals. Continue to Amsterdam and board your luxurious river ship. Stay Seven Nights: An Aria River Ship (B/L/D)
5
Amsterdam
Choose your sightseeing. This evening, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Take a canal cruise, visit Zaanse Schans, see Keukenhof Gardens on select spring departures, or enjoy a stroopwafel presentation.
6
Cologne, Bonn, Andernach
Choose your sightseeing in Cologne then travel to Andernach. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Take a tour through the historic city centre, or sample local beers and snacks on a walking tour. Alternatively, embark on a bike ride to see City Hall and the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages.
Signature Experiences:
  • Later in Andernach, visit Namedy Castle.
7
Cochem, Koblenz
Choose your sightseeing in Cochem. Back on board, enjoy the scenery of the Moselle Valley. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Arrive in Cochem and set off on a walking tour or take a guided bike ride along the Moselle River.
8
Rudesheim
Select your sightseeing. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose from a visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or sample local Rhine Valley wines on board your river ship.
9
Speyer
This morning, enjoy some time at leisure to explore the sights of Speyer. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Enjoy afternoon tea with the locals of Speyer.
10
Breisach
Choose the sightseeing that suite your taste. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Visit Triberg and the Black Forest Open-Air Museum. Or, travel to Colmar on the Alsatian Wine Route for a tour and tasting, or embark on a Breisach bike tour.
11
Basel, Disembark Ship, Lyon, Embark Ship
Disembark in Basel and journey via Lake Geneva to Lyon to board your next ship. Stay Seven Nights: An Aria River Ship (B/D)
12
Lyon
Spend the day in Lyon. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps choose to tour Lyon then visit a silk workshop. Otherwise, tempt your taste buds with a culinary tour as you explore Lyon's most famous fresh food market or take a guided bike ride.
Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, dine at L'Abbaye de Collonges.
13
Belleville, Beaujolais Region, Vienne
In the Beaujolais region, select your sightseeing. Rejoin your ship and cruise to Vienne. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps visit a local farm before travelling to Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne. Or visit the village of Oingt and head to a winery for a tour and tasting.
14
Tournon, Viviers
Select your preferred sightseeing. Later, continue to Viviers. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Hike through Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardeche Steam Train, or enjoy an onboard chocolate making demonstration
15
Viviers, Grignan
Join a truffle farmer and his dogs to head out in search of the rare delicacy. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Enjoy a Cocktail Reception at Grignan Castle.
16
Avignon
Visit the Palace of the Popes. Later, select your activity. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • See the Pont du Gard, play a round of golf or enjoy a French language lesson on board.
17
Arles
Tour Arles or explore at leisure after your sightseeing. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Tour the castle ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill. Alternatively, enjoy a hike in Camargue National Reserve to see incredible bird life, or visit a 'savon de Marseille' soap factory.
18
Disembark Ship, Depart Arles
Disembark in Arles and transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
1
Arrive Paris
Be transferred to your hotel. Later this evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception. Stay Three Nights: Paris, Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe
2
Paris, Versailles
Enjoy a wonderful sightseeing tour of Paris. Afterwards, discover the splendour behind Louis XIV’s transformation of the Palace of Versailles. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Indulge in a sumptuous lunch at Ore Restaurant in Versailles, owned by renowned chef Alain Ducasse.
3
Paris
After your chosen activity, experience dinner and a show at the world-famous Moulin Rouge. (B/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps join a culinary walking tour to sample some of Paris' finest delicacies. Alternatively, tour Paris' icons in a special 2CV vintage car or perhaps soak up the Montmartre district.
4
Paris, Ghent, Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Travel by coach to Ghent and enjoy a light lunch while cruising along the city’s canals. Continue to Amsterdam and board your luxurious river ship. Stay Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship (B/L/D)
5
Amsterdam
Spend the day on your chosen activity. In the evening, come together for a Gala Welcome Dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Take a canal cruise, visit Zaanse Schans, or enjoy a stroopwafel presentation.
6
Cologne, Bonn, Andernach
Choose your sightseeing in Cologne. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In Cologne, take a tour through the historic city centre and sample local beers and snacks. Alternatively, embark on a bike ride to see City Hall and the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages.
Signature Experiences:
  • Later in Andernach, visit Namedy Castle for dinner and a classical piano recital. This wonderful 14th-century residence is home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern, who has opened her home just for you.
7
Cochem
Back on board, after your selected activity in Cochem, relax and enjoy the scenery of the Moselle Valley. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Arrive in Cochem and set off on a walking tour or take a guided bike ride along the Moselle River.
8
Rudesheim
The day in beautiful Rüdesheim evolves on your own terms, thanks to a choice of activities. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose from a visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, embark on a scenic gondola ride and take in breathtaking views, or sample local Rhine Valley wines on board your river ship.
9
Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg
From Ludwigshafen, travel to Heidelberg and choose from two included activities. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose between a guided city tour with a visit to Heidelberg Castle or a more active walk along the Philosopher's Path.
10
Breisach
From Breisach, tailor your day to your own tastes. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Visit Triberg and the Black Forest Open-Air Museum, travel to Colmar on the Alsatian Wine Route for a tour and tasting, or embark on a Breisach bike tour.
11
Basel, Disembark Ship, Lyon, Embark Ship
Disembark in Basel and journey via Lake Geneva to Lyon to board your next ship. Stay Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship (B/D)
12
Lyon
Explore Lyon with a wonderful selection of activities for you to choose from. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Today, perhaps choose to tour Lyon then visit a silk workshop. Otherwise, tempt your taste buds with a culinary tour.
Signature Experiences:
  • After the day’s activity, enjoy a superb dinner experience at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by French chef, the late Paul Bocuse.
13
Belleville, Beaujolais Region, Vienne
The beauty of the Beaujolais region is revealed on today’s excursions. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In the Beaujolais region, perhaps visit a local farm for a tour and tasting or join in a bike ride. Otherwise, visit Oingt and a local winery.
14
Tournon, Viviers
Your ship arrives today in Tournon. Step ashore and set out on your experience. Later, re-join your ship and cruise onwards to Viviers. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Hike through Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardèche Steam Train, or enjoy an onboard chocolate demonstration.
15
Viviers
Once again, it’s up to you to decide how your day pans out. There are a number of memorable activities from which to choose from. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Enjoy a truffle farm experience then visit Grignan Castle. Alternatively, visit Garde-Adhémar and a family-owned nougat factory, or take an onboard French lesson.
16
Avignon
In Avignon, set out in one of two directions. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Visit the Palace of the Popes, or play some golf.
Signature Experiences:
  • This evening, visit the Pont du Gard for a tour and local produce tasting, followed by a cocktail reception accompanied by local musicians.
17
Arles
The city of Arles and its surrounds is illuminated on your preferred activity. Later, join a tour of Arles or explore at your own pace. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Tour Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill. Alternatively, enjoy a hike in Camargue National Reserve, or visit a 'savon de Marseille' soap factory.
18
Disembark Ship, Depart Arles
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
APT Inclusions
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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore the rooms and gardens of Namedy Castle at your leisure, before a lavish banquet in the ballroom
  • Be welcomed into the home of a local for afternoon tea in Speyer
  • Take a tour of Grignan Castle then enjoy a Cocktail Reception
  • See the world-renowned French Cancan dancers during dinner and a show at Paris' incredible cabaret, the Moulin Rouge.
  • Dine at L'Abbaye de Collonges, a famous restaurant owned by acclaimed Michelin-starred French chef Paul Bocuse.
River Cruise Inclusions
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 17 towns, villages and cities
  • Expert services of an APT Cruise Director and Tour Director
  • Room service and champagne on arrival for select suites
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
Included Meals
  • A total of 45 included meals over the course of your tour.
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
Accommodation
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • Prices include port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • *Complimentary beverages on board do not include French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines - these are available at an additional charge
  • Ask about our high-speed rail option from Paris to Amsterdam (additional cost)
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included
Your Journey Highlights
  • At the Pont du Gard aqueduct, a cocktail reception has been arranged, complete with live music by local musicians.
  • Princess Heide von Hohenzollern will open the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy dinner in the Hall of Mirrors.
  • Savour glorious French cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon.
River Cruise Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 14 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 13 locations
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Room service and complimentary laundry for select suites
Included Meals
  • A total of 46 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
  • *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
APT
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Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
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20 May 2019
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06 Jun 2019

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15 Jul 2019
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01 Aug 2019

13,995

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522

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13,473

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