12417
France
The Best of the Rhone River From Provence to Paris
Alongside local scholars, explore the Rhone aboard a deluxe river ship, discovering ancient vineyards, Old World villages, Provencal history and the artistic legacy of Paul Cezanne.
Rating (5)
Program No. 12417RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,895
Flights start at
850
Getting There
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Active
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.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

The April 11, April 27, June 4, and Sept. 5, 2017 departures will sail on the MS Van Gogh. The Sept. 14 and Oct. 2, 2017 departures wills ail on the MS Mistral.
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