Immerse yourself in the cultures of Germany and France, including a spotlight on French cuisine on this European river cruise on the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers. With a master of wine on board and special culinary highlights throughout your cruise, you’ll sample regional French specialities with onboard wine tastings with cheese and chocolate and wine-and-food pairings. Enjoy a pastry demonstration by a French chef, and attend a cooking class.
Your European river cruise begins in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten. Take a guided walk through Cologne, Germany—a 2,000-year-old city best known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River dotted every mile with ancient castles. Strasbourg, France, located on the French-German border, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. Stop in Breisach, Germany, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest—an area of unrivalled natural beauty.
Lyon is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its maze of medieval alleyways. Continue to the city of Tournon beautifully nestled among vineyards. Here, you’ll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. In Avignon, visit the Palace of the Popes and take pictures of the bridge from the famous song “Sur le pont d’Avignon.” This remarkable river cruise takes you to Arles, the capital of the Provence region and famous for its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre. Your European river cruise on three beautiful rivers—the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers—will carry on in your favourite travel memories for a long time to come.