Grand France – Cruise Only Northbound 201916 DAYS FROM ONLY $5,598
On this French river cruise, you’ll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without a visit to 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 walk through historic Île St. Louis with its narrow streets, and Île de la Cité where medieval Paris was founded, will be a delight.Walk in the footsteps of the great master artists, enjoy the delectable cuisine of France, and stand where heroes fought for freedom on the beaches of Normandy. This and so much more is waiting for you on your French cruise on the Seine!
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Arles (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception; sail into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)Day 2 Arles: guided sightseeing, visit the Roman AmphitheatreDay 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the PopesDay 4 Cruising–Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedralDay 5 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in VienneDay 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière HillDay 7 Cruising–St. Jean de Losne: day at leisure; cheese tasting on boardDay 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; TGV train from Dijon to Paris; onboard welcome receptionDay 9 Vernon–Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les AndelysDay 10 Caudebec: choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”, or hike in the Natural Park; lecture on boardDay 11 Caudebec: choice of full day excursion to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursionDay 12 Rouen: guided walk, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedralDay 13 Conflans–Paris: choice of guided excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise or Château de MalmaisonDay 14 Paris: choice of guided tour, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame CathedralDay 15 Paris (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.