Rhine & Rhône Revealed With 2 Nights Aix-En-Provence & 2 Nights Nice – Southbound 201920 DAYS FROM ONLY $6929
Danube River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
France, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Switzerland
Before disembarking your ship in Arles, sail into the peaceful Camargue area (daylight permitting).Transfer to Aix en Provence for two nights and the start of your Monograms extension. Enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, walk along the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its mishmash of architectural styles. This was Cézanne’s hometown, so in your free time, you may want to take a tour following in his footsteps. Perhaps take an excursion to Cassis with an included cruise, soak in Aix-en-Provence's healing thermal baths, or shop for lavender and other local specialties.Finally for the conclusion of this fabulous river cruise and land vacation, we’ll whisk you via high-speed train to Nice for your last two nights in France. Here, guided sightseeing includes a walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, you may want to take an excursion to Monaco, to St. Tropez, or to Cannes, known for its famous film festival. In both cities, we provide the services of Local Hosts®—a "friend in the city" to answer questions, share inside information, help arrange your activities and excursions, and provide you with suggestions for the best places to sample the local specialties. Transfers to and from your hotels and the train stations, as well as hotel reservations with daily breakfasts, are included.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruiseDay 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour or Jewish Heritage walking tourDay 4 Koblenz–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: guided sightseeing in Koblenz; scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treatDay 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided walk, visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz; guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great VatDay 6 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit the La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 7 Breisach. Excursion to the Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in ColmarDay 8 Basel (Disembarkation)–Beaune–St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation)–Seurre: transfer to Beaune, visit Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome receptionDay 9 Seurre–Mâcon: leisurely cruising; free time in Mâcon; onboard cheese tastingDay 10 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière HillDay 11 Lyon: day at leisureDay 12 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage–Viviers: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedralDay 13 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the PopesDay 14 Arles: guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheate; sail into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)Day 15 Arles (Disembarkation)–Aix-en-Provence: transfer to Aix-en-Provence; guided walking tour; visit Cathedral of the Holy SaviourDay 16 Aix-en-Provence: day at leisureDay 17 Aix-en-Provence–Nice: travel to Nice by high-speed TGV train (first class) ; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the old townDay 18 Nice: day at leisureDay 19 Nice: 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.