Culinary River Cruises
Enter a food-lover's paradise in northern France on this popular special departure. An expert chef will dazzle you with regional specialties and food preparation tips. Enjoy a pastry demonstration, then savor the finished product during Afternoon Tea. Other activities may include wine tastings, an onboard lecture, a visit to a traditionally run French farm, explanations of food and wine pairings during dinner, and a Ladies Lunch and Gentlemen’s Lunch in Paris. You'll even return home with easy-to-make recipes. Bon Appetit!
Food-Lover's Special Interest River Cruises
Paris to Normandy's Landing Beaches River Cruise
8 days from Paris to Paris
Combine time in France's marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint towns along the Seine and in the picturesque Normandy region. Embark in Paris, where your vacation begins with sightseeing of some of the famous sights, such as the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Then set sail and choose between a visit of Vincent van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine's elegant Château de Malmaison. Next up: your choice of a guided visit of Claude Monet's stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. On to Joan of Arc's historic Rouen, where you choose between an included excursion to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or a fascinating "Taste of Normandy." Continue to Les Andelys with the Château Gaillard, built by England's King Richard the Lionheart in 1196, and enjoy free time to explore this medieval town on your own. Return to Paris, where you'll disembark and conclude your exciting vacation!
Grand France River Cruise
16 days from Côte d'Azur to Paris
This fantastic cruise vacation showcases France's breathtaking scenery, amazing history, and exciting variety. Your adventure begins on the stunning Côte d'Azur, then travel to Arles to board your ship and sail north up the scenic Rhône and Saône Rivers. Along the way, explore Arles, Avignon, delightful Viviers, medieval Tournon, charming Vienne, France's gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as Mâcon, Tournus, Chalon-sur-Saône, and fascinating Beaune. In Paris, embark your second cruise ship and spend two overnights in Paris with sightseeing of some of the famous sights. Then begin your journey along the Seine River into the picturesque Normandy region. Choose between a guided excursion to Vincent van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine's elegant Château de Malmaison. Next up: your choice of a guided visit of Claude Monet's stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. On to Joan of Arc's historic Rouen, where you choose between an included excursion to Normandy's historic landing beaches or an interesting "Taste of Normandy." Continue to Les Andelys, home of dramatic Château Gaillard, with free time to explore on your own. Return to Paris for the conclusion of your magnifique cruise vacation.