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Adventures Afloat: France Along the Rhone: Provence to Paris

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Program #12417ENZ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Combine Burgundy's charming countryside and Lyon's Roman and medieval past with Provence's picturesque villages and stunning natural beauty to experience the essence of the Rhone River. From Martigues to Avignon to Paris itself, discover the region’s history and beauty and the world’s greatest vineyards along the way.


Highlights

• Learn about the wine trade in the Rhone region from the time of the Romans to today, then taste some of the regional wines and local products.
• Follow in the footsteps of Cezanne with a historian and visit sites reflected in his art.
• Marvel at technology created more than 2,000 years ago at the Saint Romain en Gal settlement and the Chaponost Aquaduc.

Program Notes

04/17/15, 05/03/15, and 09/05/15 will sail on the MS Van Gogh and 09/21/15, 10/02/15, and 10/13/15 will sail on the MS Mistral.

Activity Notes

Extensive walking along unpaved lanes and cobblestoned streets; some stairs without railings and/or uneven. Participants should be able to stand for at least one hour.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Marseille (France), coach to Aix-en-Provence, 3 nights; embark vessel, 6 nights (ports of call include Martiques, Arles, Avignon, Viviers, Tain-l'Hermitage, Lyon, Macon); disembark Chalon-sur-Saone; coach to Paris, 2 nights; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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