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Adventures Afloat: France Along the Rhone: Provence to Paris

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Gerry L Apr 13, 2015 at 02:56 PM

Well, I just now signed up for the Oct 2 trip. I plan to stay in Paris for another 2 weeks after the program ends so I am expecting to bring a larger suitcase than I might otherwise (NOT something that would qualify as an airline carry-on). How large is too unwieldy for this kind of program considering bus transfers and cabin size? (I will be rooming alone.) Any insight from people who have taken this trip would be welcome.


Casey Bemis Apr 10, 2015 at 04:56 PM

We are leaving April 17, 2015 from LAX. Is it necessary for my husband to bring a sport coat. From what I've read, most people dress fairly casually. Also what time in the morning do the tours usually start? Thanks for any answers. Casey
Polly Elliott Apr 11, 2015 at 03:10 PM

Casey, your husband does not need a sport coat unless it is for warmth. The dress is casual. The morning time varies as there will be oher groups on the boat. Have a great time.


Ann Molison Apr 06, 2015 at 08:31 AM

I am directing this to those who have been on this trip. Is there WIFI on the boat?
Carole Colley Apr 06, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Under lodging and meals - vessel description it says: Facility amenities: Amenities include: dining room, lounge/bar with dance floor, gift shop, sun deck with deckchairs, and free WiFi on board. Also included: central heating, air conditioning, radar, and radiophone. I have not been on this trip.
Ann Molison Apr 06, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Thank you Carole ! Some day I will learn how to read everything on a page! :)
Carole Colley Apr 06, 2015 at 02:06 PM

Ann, I've been on many of these trips and have learned how to ferret out information from this website. Practice,practice, practice. ;)


Ben Ianzito Mar 17, 2015 at 03:47 PM

My wife and I are on the May 3 to 15, 2015 trip. We have previously done the Normandy to Paris along the Seine and also Independent Paris. Looking forward to Provence and cruising the Rhone . Anyone out there joining us?


Barbara Ringel Feb 11, 2015 at 03:02 PM

We've heard from a few people who've done this trip and appreciate the feedback. We've registered for the Oct 2 trip and would love to hear from members who have been on the trip at that season. We're esp interested in weather & appropriate clothing. Avg temp is colder than we expected, so any advice would be appreciated. We know the tour guides are terrific & itinerary sounds terrific - looking forward!
Polly Elliott Feb 11, 2015 at 03:40 PM

Barbara. I went in april so cannot tell you about the weather in Oct but I do know that the weather is similiar to our. Casual clothing is appropriate with layers naturally. We did not do anything that required getting "fancied up." Have a great time. You are in for a treat. Polly
Elaine Austin Feb 11, 2015 at 05:26 PM

Barbara, I went in Oct and generally wore a light jacket except for the rainy day I agree with Polly's comments..


Gerry L Feb 10, 2015 at 08:11 PM

This is not listed as a Small Group program, so I am wondering how large the group may be. Is this a full-size bus group (in early part of trip)?
Barbara Ringel Feb 11, 2015 at 02:58 PM

My husband & I just registered for this trip in Oct & were told it'll be a maximum of 30.
Polly Elliott Feb 11, 2015 at 03:41 PM

We had as I remember about 27. It was a good group but not too large. Of course the boat had a lot more but we were our own group and even had our tables reserved for the meal. Have a great time. Polly


Elaine Austin Feb 08, 2015 at 07:16 AM

I was on the trip at the same time as Al Eby. We had one rainy day but most of the time the weather was beautiful Traveling by river boat is very relaxing and saves the trouble of packing every day.


Robert Aldridge Feb 07, 2015 at 08:17 PM

My wife and I did the Rhone from Aix to Paris in the Spring of '13. We did have rain part of the time so be prepared. It was also a time of flooding which gave RS a chance to show its flexibility. Well done! The boat is a step above basic and the food was decent. Our high point was our guide who matched the very best we have had in years of touring. Enjoy


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