DISCOVER THE vineyards, scenery and gastronomy of Bordeaux with APT Luxury River Cruises in 2016. Plan an eight-day Royal Collection Grand Bordeaux cruise on board an Aria river ship from £1,895 per person, saving up to £2,800 per couple.
The highlights of the new itinerary include a visit to Saint-Emilion to explore the subterranean Monolithic Church, where exclusive sparkling wines have been made and aged since 1892. Guests will have the choice to visit Cognac to sample the region’s famous brandy at a historic French cognac house, or sail to Bourg for a guided walk along the historic alleyways and medieval ramparts.
APT Royal Collection guests have access to two special events through the Signature Invitation programme. Guests will enjoy an evening of fine dining at Chateau Pape Clement and taste wine produced from 13th century vineyards, as well as visiting a family-owned cooperage, before a wine tasting in Ludon.
The eight-day river cruise on board the luxury Aria river ship departs from Bordeaux and calls at Cadillac, Pauillac, Blaye, Libourne, Saint-Emilion, Libourne and Bordeaux, where guests disembark for the flight home.
The price is based on an eight-day river cruise, departing 22 April, 8 or 29 July 2016, and includes home to airport return private transfers, return flights, all food and drink on board, 13 shore excursions, gratuities and on-board entertainment.
For more information and to book, visit www.aptouring.co.uk/royal or call 0800 046 3002.