APT France River Cruising 2016 Brochure Editorial

Published on July 27, 2015
APT France River Cruising 2016 Brochure Editorial

Give in to the gentle rhythm of life along France’s waterways and discover the country’s riches at a blissfully relaxed pace on a luxury river cruise. 

APT’s new France River Cruising brochure includes a collection of carefully planned river cruises allowing you to experience remarkable sights beyond the iconic cities with absolute ease. 

On board your floating hotel, the convenience of luxury travel follows as you discover the beauty of culturally stunning towns and villages, where landscapes and history have so wonderfully collided. While daily forays ashore will immerse you in the French way of life, capturing the country’s pervasive love affair with simple pleasures, like art, food and wine.

With the added convenience of APT’s all-inclusive onboard lifestyle, a voyage aboard APT’s luxury river ships is an experience of pure indulgence. From the services of a Cruise Director to all shore excursions; airport transfers to port charges; gratuities to meals; complimentary wireless internet and so much more, there are absolutely no hidden extras. 

Additionally, APT includes complimentary beverages for the duration of the cruise; exclusive Signature Invitations; Freedom of Choice Inclusions; and exclusive benefits such as room service to guests in select suites. And while each itinerary connects you with the cities, villages and towns through an extraordinary range of included tours, activities and tastings, you will always enjoy time to explore on your own.

From Paris, meander along the northern stretches of the beautiful Seine River to experience the natural artistry of Normandy’s countryside. Away from the riverbanks, discover some of Monet’s greatest inspirations: the water lilies at his garden in Giverny and the intricate facade of Rouen cathedral. Along the coast, visit the D-Day Beaches or look back on one of the most significant encounters of World War I at the Somme Battlefields. 

A cruise along Bordeaux’s waterways reveals scenes of undulating hills and uniform rows of vines. It is here you will taste some of the finest wines in the world, illustrious blends that tell the region’s unique story; of historic wine routes, 18th century chateaux and villages steeped in winemaking traditions. 

Gourmet delights and idyllic scenery abounds as you explore the Rhône River, which flows through southeastern France via Provence and the wine region of Burgundy. Wander through historic hilltop villages that tumble down towards fields awash in purple and yellow; discover resplendent palaces and chateaux; sip wine in sun-kissed vineyards; and lose yourself in open-air markets that offer up bounties of your wildest imaginings.

You can also discover the magic of Portugal, Spain and France on an in-depth journey by both river and land. Float through along Portugal’s Douro River’s aboard APT’s purpose-built river ship, the MS AmaVida; discover Spanish Basque country; and marvel at the vineyards, chateaux, and tiny villages of Bordeaux. 

Or join a luxury escorted Land Journey through some of the country's most beautiful regions: Normandy, Brittany, Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, Dordogne, Midi-Pyrénées and Provence.

As the award-winning industry leaders with more than 20 years experience on Europe’s waterways, there’s no better company to fulfill your dreams of an unforgettable holiday in France than APT.


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