River Cruising

French Escapade: Paris to the Riviera

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£5,140
Journey Type
River Cruising
Time of Year
Apr - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Paris, Lyon, Nice, Avignon, Vienne, Cannes
Escapades Paris Monte Carlo River Cruise and Tour
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - Private gala evening at the recently restored Chateau of the medieval Duchy d'Uzès

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – La Camargue excursion to meet the family of a working farm for a Provençal lunch & a cowboy demonstration with prized black bulls

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

All gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director

 

All private Tauck shore excursions – £2,831 Value

 

Farewell dinner in Paris at the famous Fouquet’s brasserie on the Champs-Élysées

 

Exploration of the Rhône and Saône wine country with vineyard visits and wine tastings

 

Tasting tour of local food shops in Chalon-sur-Saône

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Tauck's river cruises in France take you through the heart of the country including Paris, Provence and the French Riviera.

Exclusively inclusive river cruising

If you’re dreaming of a France river cruise, come along with us on a French Escapade aboard ms Emerald along the rivers Rhône and Saône… and visit the "City of Light" Paris, cultural Provence and the jet-setting city of Cannes on the Riviera along the way.

Travel into the countryside past vineyards where some of the world’s best grapes become some of the world’s best wines, stopping to taste some of them. Discover river towns with Roman roots and lingering traces of medieval magic in their streets, experience the cowboy traditions and cuisine of La Camargue, and sample the pleasures of regional cuisine and wine throughout your trip. Explore a palace fit for a pope and an abbey that was once one of the most powerful in Europe. You'll find something new, something wonderful every day. And during two nights in Paris, you'll dine at chic Fouquet's on the Champs-Élysées! Read Less

What it's like to cruise France's Rhône Valley wine country

Tauck Exclusive – Experience la Camargue

An exclusive Provençal experience on a family owned ranch in la Camargue

Drive past marshy fields of grazing bulls and white horses to a privately owned ranch in la Camargue, where the Rhône meets the sea, and experience a different taste of Provençal life for Tauck guests only. It begins with a horseback welcome by the warm-hearted family who lives here, continues with a farm-fresh feast of locally produced fare and a heartfelt guitar serenade, and culminates in a display of skill by Provençal cowboys (known as gardians) that will have your heart racing at every turn.

InterContinental Paris-Le Grand

Parisian grandeur for over a century and a half

InterContinental Paris Le Grand has been the soul of Second Empire grandeur since the day Empress Eugenie inaugurated it in 1862, a magnet for royal guests like Tsar Nicholas II and Edward VII... the go-to place where Victor Hugo hosted parties, and writers like Oscar Wilde, Emile Zola, and Guy de Maupassant were regulars at the café. Filling an entire city block just off the grand Boulevard des Capucines, across from the Opera House and an easy walk to the Louvre, this luxury hotel is close to the heart of Paris, in both its romantic past and elegant present.

You'll see beautiful churches, world famous art galleries and many Roman and pre-Roman historical sites always with expert guides. The Tauck formula at its best.

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Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie, traveling with like-minded travelers who share similar interests. Solo Travelers enjoy special savings on all departures – no single supplement in Category 1; and on select departures in select cabins, savings of $1000 per cabin. See details on Pricing & Availability.

Shore Excursion Choice

The choice is yours... We’re pleased to present an opportunity to customize and personalize your cruise by choosing your shore excursions on select days; choices have been carefully designed to appeal to different interests and preferences, with more active choices available on many days. 90 days prior to your departure date we'll contact you with the information you need to make your selections!

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International Air is additional. Contact Tauck for rates on international air for travel originating in the UK (subject to availability).

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Customer Protection

Customer Protection: Our UK-based agents comply with the bonding requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority and provide full financial protection for the package holidays that we sell in the UK. For flight-based holidays, this is through the Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (details of which are available from the UK-based agent with whom you book). When you buy a package holiday that doesn’t include a flight, protection of your monies paid to our UK-based agent will be provided by way of a bond.
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The Tauck Experience

Tauck's River Cruise Guide

Rhône River Facts

First Timer's Guide

Why Take A Tauck River Cruise

Choosing The Best European River Cruise For You

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Reviews (11)

The job done by Tauck to deliver a trip of a lifetime was outstanding. The sights we saw and the excursions we experienced were exactly what we were expecting. What kept us going through the hot weather during the entire trip was that the Directors remained positive in spite of less than desirable weather conditions. Ship staff was perfect.

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The wine tasting excursions were times to be remembered for a lifetime. We had been in France before and did a trip to Champagne and visited a wine museum in Paris. This trip we experienced Burgundy and Cote de Provence as well as wines from less know wineries, specifically ones that are not exported to the US. Awesome


Our second Tauck river cruise, we loved every minute of this one! This tour was well paced with plenty of free time. The ship, Swiss Emerald has been freshly renovated, our cat 7 suite was spacious and totally enjoyed all the evening team trivia tournaments-more pl. Food was excellent but we would have liked more locally sourced food products

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Enjoyed going with the chef to local food markets and hearing them talk about different wines and foods of the region. Special shout out to the Tauck staff - they went out of their way to accommodate any request. Buses and bus drivers excellent!


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