Cruise through some of France’s premier wine regions while enjoying the comforts of a deluxe river cruise vessel.
If you want to indulge in the world-renowned Burgundy wines along France’s Rhone River, sip great Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône wines, and explore the wine region of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, our deluxe river cruise vessel is the right choice. The cruise includes stops in Arles, the city where Vincent Van Gogh lived near the end of his life. From Arles, you cruise to Avignon, where a wine tasting excursion takes you to the renowned Châteanueuf-du-Pape. Continue to Viviers and Tournon, where you will visit the L’Hermitage Winery and enjoy a chocolate tasting. In Vienne, you will visit the Chateau Rousillion before cruising to Tournon for a Beaujolais evening. The following day you can enjoy a winery visit and tasting. Your Rhone River cruise comes to an end in Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France.
On the Seine River cruise, begin your voyage in Paris, then cruise to Vernon , for an excursion to Monet’s house at Giverny. Continue to ancient Rouen, where Joan of Arc was martyred. From Rouen, you can visit the Normandy Beaches or choose instead an excursion into Calvados country, to taste the region’s famous apple brandy. The following day, visit the harbor town of Honfleur, immortalized in a number of Impressionist paintings, or travel to Fecamp, home of the famous Benedictine liqueur. Continue your cruise to Les Andelys, site of Richard the Lionhart’s Château Gaillard. Your voyage will conclude in Paris.
Your wine cruise is hosted by a renowned wine or food expert, and your host will present three or four insightful wine-themed lectures that may also address other local specialties, such as the production of sparkling wines, the sampling of French champagnes and the uniqueness of Calvados.