A Culinary Experience in Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris & 1 Night in Marseille (Southbound) - 2020

11 Day River Cruise Paris to Marseille (WJLY-T2)

Vacation Overview

Experience a culinary adventure on your European river cruise with stunning views along the Saône and Rhône Rivers to highlight regional cuisine and wine in the landscapes of Burgundy and Provence. Enjoy a pastry demonstration; a chocolate, cheese, and wine tasting; and a food-and-wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine on board.

Begin with two nights before your cruise in Paris—The City of Light. See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with guided sightseeing before traveling via high-speed train to Dijon. Visit Beaune’s Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital, home of Van der Weyden’s “The Last Judgement.” Embark your ship in St. Jean de Losne and sail to the Chardonnay wine region of Mâcon, where you’ll enjoy cheese tasting on board. You’ll visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, and see the famous Place des Terreaux with a guided culinary walk.

Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you’ll find the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, where you’ll go on a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and fascinating 16th-century castle. Continue to Viviers for a guided walk through this charming village. Cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. On the Rhône River sits Arles, with 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. You’ll conclude your delightful French river cruise in Port-Saint-Louis.

End your vacation after your cruise with one night in lovely Marseilles. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy ship-to-hotel transfer.

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