This delightful river cruise and land holiday is an exciting opportunity to learn all about France and the French. Your adventure begins with an overnight in Marseille, then travel to Port-Saint-Louis to board your ship and sail into the peaceful Camargue area. Arles, Avignon, charming Viviers, medieval Tournon, Vienne, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as St. Jean de Losne and fascinating Beaune await you in France.
Travel by motorcoach to Basel and embark on a mesmerizing journey along the Rhine River and European Jewish culture and heritage. Enjoy guided sightseeing and visit the Jewish quarter in Strasbourg, and Co-logne. Join an excursion to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg—Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river dotted every mile with castles. You can choose to visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, one of the ShUM cities, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, where you will also have the opportunity to visit the ancient Jew-ish quarter. And while sailing join onboard lectures to learn more about the European Jewish culture, history and traditions.
Then you’ll transfer to Paris by high-speed train for your Monograms holiday package. Your 3-night stay in the “City of Lights” is complete with a local host® and expert guides to assist you with everything you need to discover Paris. You’ll take a high-speed train from Paris to London for a 3-night stay in this dynamic city. See such traditional sights as Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, and visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, the iconic cathedral where Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married. Take photographs of the iconic land-marks, including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and the Shard. All of this, and plenty of free time to explore on your own, gives you variety, convenience, and the chance to make this fabulous vacation your own!