Beginning in Paris, this luxury gay river cruise will lead you on an adventure of discovery around France. Along the way you’ll venture through the City of Lights, the historic district of Le Marais and even the catacombs below ground. After all that, you will transfer to Lyon and board the Amadeus Provence. Cruising down the river, we’ll make stops at the art town of Arles, the Camargue Nature Park and the vineyards of Burgundy, all while enjoying the finest French foods and wine.
A representative of ours will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Then, we’ll treat you to a welcome dinner with a beautiful view of the Seine. Afterwards, the dinner cruise will begin at 18:30.
For the second day you can opt for one of two half-day activities. If you fancy a day of decadence and history, you can take a trip to Versailles to see the seat of France’s former kings. Or, you can explore the Hidden Passages of Paris through Wine Tasting! A wine-fuelled, underground tour offers a glimpse into the foundations of 19th century Paris.
After breakfast, it’s off to Amadeus Provence. At midday, we’ll board the train in Lyon. Ending the day with dinner on board.
On the fourth day, we’ll take you to the fortified Medieval town of Brancion in the centre of Burgundy. After walking amongst the historic buildings of Brancion, we’ll move on to the wine-producing regions of Mâcon. Here, you can venture into the former “spiritual heart” of Europe, Cluny Abbey, and learn all the essential histories at the wine museum.
Considered by many as the gastronomic capital of the world, France’s third largest city has an array of essential sights to explore. From the Bascilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere to the Fine Arts Museum, Lyon has an abundance must-see landmarks.
In the morning you can view city at your own leisure. Then, it’s on to Avignon, which you’ll arrive at via a soothing cruise down the Rhone River.
The decadence continues in Avignon, where you’ll get to visit one of the great masterpieces of antiquity, the Pont du Gard: a three-level Roman aqueduct that’s over three thousand years old.
Arles is the picturesque town, immortalised in the work of Vincent Van Gogh. During your visit, you’ll recognize many a landscape from his paintings and get the chance to visit Camargue Nature park.
Tournon is one of France’s oldest cities. Tucked away in the vineyards between Hermitage and the Rhone River, we’ll walk through the Roman ruins and 16th-century castles that populate the city.
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