Tuesday, 23 February 2016

APT Prepares to Launch New Bordeaux River Cruises


Luxury travel operator APT has released footage of its 74-suite rivership, the MS AmaDolce, as she is moved from Rotterdam via the North Sea to the French coast ready to commence her first Bordeaux river cruise.

The ship will commence her maiden voyage on APT's new Bordeaux river cruises, which start operating on the Garonne and Dordogne rivers from 22 April 2016.

One of five new itineraries available in the Bordeaux region in 2016, APT's 18 Day Wonders of Bordeaux & Rhône will play host to the inaugural sailing.

The fully inclusive cruise is priced from $13,395 per person twin share and commences with a two night luxury city stay in Paris. Sightseeing includes all the iconic landmarks as well as a special dinner and evening at the Moulin Rouge.

Guests then set sail aboard their luxurious rivership to visit Bordeaux, Pauillac, Blaye, Cognac, Libourne, Saint Émilion and Cadillac before travelling to Arles for a seven night Rhône river cruise.

Featuring a range of exceptional gourmet experiences designed to showcase the regional food and wine, cruise highlights include APT's exclusive Signature Invitations such as a private dinner at Bordeaux's Château Pape Clément, enjoyed with perfectly paired wines; and a visit to a family-owned cooperage before a wine tasting in Ludon. Freedom of Choice™ sightseeing options are on offer in eight different locations, including in Libourne the choice of a visit to a caviar farm for a tasting or a walking tour of the nearby Bergerac.

Footage of the AmaDolce being loaded onto the cargo vessel ready for her relocation can be viewed here:  https://www.facebook.com/168419303257805/videos/728837683882628/

For further information on APT's new fully inclusive Bordeaux river cruises, please contact APT on 1300 196 420, visit aptouring.com.au or see your local travel agent.