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Luxury River Cruise.
Over 8 days, cruise Bordeaux’s three majestic waterways –the Dordogne, Garonne and the Gironde – experience the pleasant French villages, towns and cities perched on their banks.
DAY 1 — ARRIVE BORDEAUX, EMBARK SHIP
Fly from the UK to Bordeaux. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your ship on the Garonne River for a Welcome Reception.
DAY 2 — CADILLAC
Pass sheer limestone cliffs and charming fishing huts that rise above grassy wetlands as you cruise along the Garonne River. Arrive in the walled village of Cadillac and choose your sightseeing activity.
DAY 3 — PAUILLAC
Pauillac in Medoc in France Pauillac in Medoc in France
Take in the sights as your ship threads its way along the spectacular Gironde Estuary, cutting through the rolling countryside and alongside the historic vineyards of Aquitaine. Disembark in Pauillac and journey through the famous Médoc wine region, home to some of the world’s most prestigious and expensive wines. Tonight, enjoy a delicious Gala Welcome Dinner tonight.
DAY 4 — BLAYE, BOURG
Awake to stunning landscapes as you continue along the Dordogne River. Step ashore to discover the town of Blaye with a walk around its 17th-century citadel. Overlooking the Gironde, this structure was built by order of Louis XIV to prevent enemies from sailing to Bordeaux.
DAY 5 — LIBOURNE, SAINT-ÉMILION
Today, the choice is yours.
DAY 6 — LIBOURNE, BORDEAUX
Enjoy a Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activity today. Back on board, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner as you cruise towards Bordeaux.
DAY 7 — BORDEAUX
Today, the choice is yours.
DAY 8 — DISEMBARK SHIP, DEPART BORDEAUX
Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Aria River Ships boutique size, low number of guests, and high number of staff ensures our Aria River Ships boast a genuinely warm on-board atmosphere.
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs – one of the world’s most prestigious culinary organisations. Membership is by invitation only and is considered an achievement of world-class culinary acumen. All of APT’s ships in Europe are members. View a sample menu here. Below is an overview of the five unique dining locations on-board APT’s Aria River Ships.
Chef’s Table Restaurant – The renowned Chef’s Table Restaurant offers the ultimate fine dining experience. Exclusive to APT’s luxurious river ships, this intimate and unique six-course degustation-style meal can be enjoyed at no extra charge. Degustation is the ultimate way in which to fully appreciate Europe’s fine ingredients, as well as your chef’s extraordinary skills.
Verde Fine Dining Restaurant – Providing the quintessential fine dining experience, your ship’s main restaurant, the Verde Fine Dining Restaurant, serves freshly-prepared gourmet cuisine throughout the day.
Casual Dining at River Bistro -From morning till midnight, casual light meals are on offer in the comfort of the new River Bistro, located in your ship’s Main Lounge. Every meal is cooked to order, while you delight in the passing views from the lounge’s floor-to-ceiling windows.
Sun Deck Alfresco Lunch -Weather and river conditions permitting, on select days, you can choose to head to the Sun Deck to enjoy your alfresco lunch.
Depending on your itinerary, an exciting range of on-board entertainment awaits, whether it be an intriguing presentations on the regions you’re visiting, or listening to a pianist in the Observation Lounge.
Unwind in sophisticated surrounds. Enjoy the ever changing scenery as you swim in the heated poollocated on the Sun Deck. Relax in the stylish main lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive bar the observation lounge which is the perfect indoor space from which to take in the approaching sights. Be entertained and watch lectures, presentations, demonstrations and performances, in the front lounge which transforms into an ambient Showroom. Access the tea & coffee bar 24 hours a day as well as the on-board wellness centre.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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