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The French river cruise Journey Highlights have been hand-picked by our overseas Travel Planners, based on their intimate knowledge of the destination and their conversations with our travelers. Watch videos from recent French River cruises to Beaujolais, Lyon or Provence below.

Tour of Avignon

Walking tour of Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a guided visit to the Palais des Papes

Tour of Lyon

Tour of Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site, including the Halles de Lyon gourmet food market, plus time to explore this culinary capital

Tour of Viviers

Walking tour of the village of Viviers, with Vantage-exclusive organ concert in Viviers Cathedral

Organ Concert

Let the ethereal sounds a historic organ in Viviers enchant you during a private concert


Beaujolais region excursion, with visit to the Hameau du Boeuf wine museum and tasting of three Beaujolais wines

Chateauneuf du Pape

Enjoy the historical castle and panoramas of this vine-covered village, plus sample varietals

ms River Discovery II

Scenic river cruise through France aboard the ms River Discovery II, the best ship on the Rhône and Saône rivers, with five-star service all the way

Cheese, Wine, and Bread

Introduction to Cheese, Wine, and Bread: Presentation about the three staples of French life

Les Halles de Lyon

From sweet macaroons to the finest mustard, get a taste for France at this gourmet market that’s a mecca for gourmands

French lectures

Invigorating lectures given by experienced French speakers, including “France Today” by Christian Soulliaert, which explores connections between the French & Americans

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