A Culinary Experience on Rhine & Rhône Revealed with 2 Nights in Aix-en-Provence & 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound) - 2020

19 Day River Cruise Amsterdam to Nice (WAL1-T1)

Vacation Overview

Join a culinary adventure on your European river cruise with unforgettable views along the Rhine and Rhône Rivers. Enjoy special excursions and activities to highlight great regional cuisine and wine. Enjoy the landscapes of Burgundy and Provence to sample the best food and wine in Lyon and Viviers. Your culinary cruise includes a pastry demonstration; a chocolate, cheese, and wine tasting; and a food-and-wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine on board.

Cruise through Amsterdam’s iconic waterways, then sail on the Rhine River to Cologne for a tour of the city or its historical Jewish sites. Sail through the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, and visit the Gutenberg printing museum or the Heidelberg Castle while in Mainz. Explore Strasbourg’s La Petite France District, and sail to Breisach, Germany, gateway to the Black Forest. Visit the largest wine producer in Europe at Badischer Winzerkeller winemakers, and taste wines in the vineyards of Baden.

In France, see Beaune’s Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital, and sail to the Chardonnay wine region of Mâcon, with cheese tasting on board. Explore Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, and enjoy a guided culinary walk. Nestled amid vineyards are the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage. Take a guided walk through the Roman ruins in Tournon. Visit charming Viviers, historical Avignon, and Arles on the Rhône River. Join a painting workshop a la Van Gogh whose work was inspired here. Your French river cruise concludes in Port-Saint-Louis.

Continue your vacation after your cruise with two nights each in Aix-en-Provence and Nice. Enjoy buffet breakfast daily, guided sightseeing, your Monograms Local Host® for guidance and assistance, destination guide with city map, and transfers to or from ship, hotel, and train stations. Spend two nights each in Aix-en-Provence, birthplace of Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, and the French Riviera’s Nice to indulge in the best of French food and relaxation on the Côte d'Azur.

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