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Luxury travel operator APT’s 2018 Wine Series cruises dive deep into the rich European history of wine making on their all-inclusive river cruises.
With three stunning itinerates to choose from, varying destinations, departure dates and durations, the indulgent series has something for everyone.

All Wine Series journeys include personalised wine experiences, such as meeting local vintners, exploring historical vineyards, learning the traditional wine-making techniques and partaking in a wine harvest activities.

The 15-day Magnificent Europe –Wine Series river cruise travels from Amsterdam to Budapest. Exclusive to this Wine Series cruise, visit the impressive Schloss Schonborn estate, a founding member of the Association of German Pradikat Wine Estates, for a tour and wine tasting. Sample the one-of-a-kind Wiener Gemischter Satz wine at Weingut & Heuriger Christ.

The tour also features three of APT’s exclusive Royal Signature Experiences; a lavish banquet at Namedy Castle; a rail journey between Linz and Passau aboard the luxurious Majestic Imperator train; and the chance to visit Vienna’s City Palace for a private cocktail reception and concert featuring members of the Mozart Boys’ Choir. Prices start from $9,095* per person, twin share.

The Wine Series continues with two ‘Unforgettable’ ways to discover the wine regions of southern France with the Rhône Treasures and Grand Bordeaux river cruises.

Experience the picturesque Bordeaux region villages, towns and cities perched on the banks of Bordeaux’s majestic waterways, the Dordogne and Garonne Rivers on the 8-day Grand Bordeaux cruise. Partake in the Wine Series sightseeing options, join a graduate from the Oenology of Bordeaux for a harvest tour at Chateau Busquet, a family-owned property; or see how wooden wine barrels are constructed during a visit to one of the few remaining family-owned cooperages in Medoc. Explore the Museum of Wine In Art and the Great Barrel Hall at Chateau Mouton Rothschild, a premier Cru estate that dates back to 1853. Cruise priced from $5,595* per person, twin share, departing 27 September 2018.

Rounding out the series, the 8 Day Rhône Treasures cruise from Arles to Lyon explores the south east region and includes several exclusive Wine Series events. Visit Chateauneuf-du-Pape, where you will partake in a wine tasting course with an oenologist; Enjoy a private tasting at Chapoutier Winery, a prominent estate in the Rhone Valley, established over 200 years ago; Attend a private cocktail reception at Grigan Castle, a vision of Renaissance beauty amid Provence’s lavender fields; and Dine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse’s L’Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon. Priced from $5,795* per person, twin share and departs 30 August and 27 September 2018.

All three destinations are part of APT’s Special Interest Touring program in Europe.

APT’s luxury European river cruises are all inclusive and consist of all meals, complimentary beverages, all sightseeing and entertainment, transfers, port charges and tipping.

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