Indulge in the legendary cuisine of France on this culinary focused cruise through Burgundy and Provence. With a master of wine on board and special culinary highlights throughout your cruise, you’ll sample regional French specialties with onboard wine tastings with cheese and chocolate and wine-and-food pairings. Enjoy a pastry demonstration by a French chef, and attend a cooking class. Enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery, and stops in the most charming and historical parts of France.
Set sail on the Seine River and go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. Visit Joan of Arc’s Rouen, and choose between Claude Monet’s Giverny or the Bizy Castle, nicknamed “Normandy’s Versailles,” Vincent Van Gogh’s Auver-sur-Oise, or Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison. Before you depart the beautiful Seine River, spend time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic cities! Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.
Visit lovely Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards. Go on a guided walk of Tournon, offering plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world. Cruise to Arles on the Rhône River where Van Gogh was inspired and is home to a 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre. As a perfect finale to your river cruise vacation, spend time in the captivating Marseille with an overnight stay. Explore this beautiful setting and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea.