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Enjoy the wondrous view on your river cruise through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

This France river cruise adventure begins in style with two overnights in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! The City of Light has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A guided city tour will show you all the must-see sights before you travel via high-speed train from Paris to Dijon. ou’ll tour one of France’s architectural treasures and home of Van der Weyden’s “The Last Judgement,” gracing Beaune’s Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital—built in 1443.

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Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Paris & 1 Night In Marseille (Southbound) 2020
Country: France
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Paris: welcome to France

Day 2 Paris: guided sightseeing

Day 3 Dijon–Beaune–St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): high-speed train to Dijon; motor coach transfer to Beaune, visit the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Mâcon: leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tasting

Day 5 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; lecture on board

Day 6 Lyon: culinary tour

Day 7 Tournon–Viviers: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 8 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 9 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop

Day 10 Port St. Louis (Disembarkation)—Marseille: travel by motorcoach to Marseille; guided tour

Day 11 Marseille: your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • •Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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