River cruises through France

Published on June 14, 2016
River cruises through France

From the quaint riverside villages, fine gastronomy and art masterpieces to crumbling châteaux; we've left no course uncharted in creating our range of unforgettable river cruises through France.


Fine dining, incredible sightseeing, the highest levels of personal attention, stunning accommodation; we’ve considered every last detail. With APT you’ll always know where you stand with your holiday budget, with port charges to airport transfers; excursions to entertainment; meals to gratuities; and much more included. 


Our passionate team works tirelessly to enhance existing itineraries and create fresh, innovative journeys and 2017 is no exception. Along with our Rhine, Rhone & Moselle cruise series, 2017 will see the continuation of our Douro River cruises as well as France’s stunning Bordeaux wine region.


New for 2017, our Special Interest themed itineraries offer a different perspective on this wonderful ever-changing continent. To commemorate the Western Front Centenary, we are honoured to introduce new itineraries of the WWI and WWII battlefields throughout France and Belgium. We’ve also teamed up with vintners from Australia’s leading wineries to create our complementary Wine Series on select cruise departures. For those feeling a little more active, our cycling themed cruise offers a great way to explore France’s picturesque countryside.


Also new for 2017 is APT's Small Group Discoveries, which allow you to encounter the privilege of unique and authentic experiences as you venture away from the regular tourist trail. Discover a different side of France, with no more than 19 other travellers. Unrushed and in-depth, explore each destination through the incredible array of engaging experiences on offer. What's more, after-hours or behind-the-scenes access is offered in select locations.


From the moment you step aboard our river ships, you’ll see why APT is the first choice with discerning travellers. Whether you're wrapped in the comfort of your suite or soaking in the scenes atop the Sun Deck, our award-winning Aria vessels and the MS AmaVida make your journey an unforgettable one. From world-class dining
experiences to elegant public areas; intuitive service to inspiring entertainment; the experience aboard our river ships is among the finest in


With an all-inclusive range of sightseeing experiences, APT offers you the most immersive exploration of Europe. Our exclusive Freedom of ChoiceTM sightseeing allows you to personalise your holiday. Meanwhile, our Signature Experiences represent once-in-a-lifetime moments that words and pictures simply can’t describe, including Royal Signature Experiences on select cruises with visits to Château de Cazeneuve and Namedy Castle. 


By land, our river cruises are perfectly complemented by a number of Grand City Stays as well as extended land journeys that take in the charming cities, towns and villages all across the continent and beyond.


Given the expertise, insight and experience we’ve gained over more than 20 years on Europe’s waterways, there’s no better company to take travellers on a dream cruise through France than APT. And given the abundance of choice and the amazing value available now – for a limited time – there’s never been a better time to book.


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