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Take in the splendid views on your cruise along the Seine, Saône, and Rhone Rivers on a French river cruise like no other, with a stay in London after your cruise! You’ll begin your delightful French river cruise in Port-Saint-Louis and embark on the Rhone River for Arles. See its 1st-century Roman amphitheater still used today. Attend a painting workshop in the style of Van Gogh whose work was inspired by the setting here. Cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. Continue to Viviers for a guided walk through this charmng village, and then to Avignon to see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world.

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Grand France With 3 Nights In London (Northbound) 2020
Country: France
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Port St. Louis (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop

Day 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 4 Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral

Day 5 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 7 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; TGV train from Dijon to Paris; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Vernon–Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les Andelys; crêpes tasting on board

Day 10 Caudebec: choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”, or walk in the Natural Park

Day 11 Caudebec: choice of full day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion

Day 12 Rouen: guided walk, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral

Day 13 Conflans–Paris: choice of guided excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison

Day 14 Paris: choice of guided tour, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 15 Paris (Disembarkation)–London: transfer to London by high-speed Eurostar train (standard class)

Day 16 London: guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 17 London: full day at leisure

Day 18 London: 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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