Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in known French treasures and some hidden gems too! A Master of Wine will also accompany you on your culinary-themed cruise to host wine tastings and give food-and–wine-pairing tips along the way.
Your river cruise through France begins with two overnights in Paris—The City of Light. You’ll see the iconic landmarks, including has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages, and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital where the Rhône and Saône Rivers meet. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux with its lively cafés and monuments, and stand in front of the famous fountain seen on postcards. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this historical city further and to sample the region’s famed Beaujolais wine. Explore the city of Tournon, nestled among the vineyards, with a guided walk to see of its Roman ruins and 16th-century castle.
Continue your French river cruise to historical Avignon to see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world. Celebrate your holiday in France with an overnight stay in captivating Marseille. Relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea—a perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime European river cruise!