New Bordeaux cruises, a greater choice of seven night itineraries and special events cruising are just some of the highlights of luxury travel operator APT’s first dedicated France River Cruising brochure.
APT’s new France River Cruising 2016 brochure is available in travel agents now and features 11 itineraries, five of which feature APT’s new Bordeaux cruises.
Focusing on the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, APT’s Bordeaux river cruises feature a range of exceptional gourmet experiences designed to showcase regional food and wine.
For example the new all inclusive 11-day Grand Bordeaux River Cruise is priced from $7,645* per person twin share and includes a three night luxury city stay at one of the leading hotels in Paris, with sightseeing at all the iconic landmarks and a special dinner and evening at the Moulin Rouge. Sailing aboard APT’s boutique 74-suite luxury rivership, the MS AmaDolce, guests visit Bordeaux, Pauillac, Blaye, Cognac, Libourne, Saint Émilion and Cadillac.
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 four 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.
APT is offering a range of exciting combinations for its latest river cruise route. Guests can combine a Bordeaux river cruise with a seven night Rhône river cruise on the 18-day Wonders of Bordeaux and Rhône; a seven night Seine river cruise on the 15-day Majestic Seine & Bordeaux River Cruise; a Spanish land journey on the 17-day Bordeaux, Basque Country & Madrid; or an ultimate France, Spain and Portugal discovery on the 21-day Douro, Basque Country & Bordeaux.
Also new for 2016 is the 21-day Charms of Southern France which takes guests from Paris to Monte Carlo, offering a more in-depth cruise of the Rhône and Saône, taking in the Burgundy and Beaujolais regions as well as Provence.
For travel agents looking to book clients on shorter itineraries, APT is also offering a variety of seven night French river cruises including Bordeaux, Rhine, Rhône and Seine.
Special events cruises are also being introduced for 2016, with APT offering ‘In Celebration of Wine’ cruises and an exclusive culinary adventure in collaboration with Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine.
Commenting on the new brochure, APT’s Chief Marketing Officer Debra Fox said, “We’ve worked hard to capture the true essence of France in our new dedicated brochure, offering a wide choice of cruise options and exclusive experiences that showcase all the regional highlights. We are looking forward to working with our travel industry partners to secure increased interest in this already popular destination.”
APT is offering a choice of four exciting SuperDeals including a ‘Fly Free to France including air taxes’ and a business class deal of $4,595 if you travel in an Owner’s Suite on a cruise of 15 days or more.
In addition, APT is introducing a new Early Payment Discount whereby guests will save up to $800 per couple when they book and pay 10 months prior to departure.
APT is also offering a new Travel with Friends & Save offer – guests who travel in a group of six or more on the same date will save $400 per person on tours of 15 days or more.
Both new offers are combinable with all APT SuperDeals, which are available until sold out.
APT’s new France River Cruising 2016 brochure is available now. For further information call APT on 1300 196 420, visit aptouring.com.au or see your local business development manager.