River Cruising

Savoring France: Paris, Lyon & Provence

Days
10
From
$6,650 AUD
Journey Type
River Cruising
Time of Year
Apr - Oct
Cities & Landmarks
Paris, Arles, Lyon, Roussillon, Viviers, Avignon
Savoring Southern France Paris Lyon Provence River Cruise
Avignon, France

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Evening at the 12th-century Duché d'Uzès 

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

All gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director

 

Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at AUD $3,800

 

Pastry class for Tauck guests at Le Cordon Bleu Paris 

 

Provençal lunch at a private ranch in La Camargue

 

Reception and dinner at Fouquet’s, followed by a city lights tour of Paris at night

 

Private wine tastings in Beaujolais and Châteaneuf-du-Pape

 

A walking tour of historic Vieux Lyon and a tasting at Les Halles de Lyon

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Exclusive cooking classes, art museums, wine tastings and more await you on our 10-day Southern France river cruises.

Exclusively inclusive river cruising

Depart on a 7-night Rhône River cruise aboard ms Emerald through vineyard country that's home to some of the world’s most exceptional wines.

Tauck's epicurean delights begin in Paris with a reception and dinner at Fouquet’s, the celebrity hotspot on the Champs Élysées, and a pastry class especially for Tauck guests at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. Ride the high-speed TGV through the French countryside to Lyon to taste your way through Les Halles, Lyon's famed covered food market with its eye-popping vertical garden... cruise in search of culinary adventures along the Rhône... sip Beaujolais in Beaujolais... sample Provençal specialties for lunch at a private ranch in La Camargue... attend a memorable evening at the Duchy of Uzès... and learn secrets at a cooking demonstration at an award-winning cooking school in Valence. It's the ultimate Rhône River cruise to the soul of French haute cuisine! Read Less

What it's like to cruise France's Rhône Valley wine country

Tauck Exclusive – Gala evening at the Duché d'Uzès

Our exclusive gala evening at the Duché d'Uzès

The Duke of Uzès kindly requests your presence at his family castle for dinner. Expect to be wined and dined at a grand château that architecturally chronicles its history, from its foundation on the site of a Roman governor’s home in the first millennium to its role as the medieval residence of an exiled 9th-century Duchess, the first woman in the Occident to write a book, to its Renaissance renovation, its languish in the Revolution, its 19th- and 20th-century reincarnation as a school to its meticulous renovation in 1954 by the influential Marchioness of Crussol who reacquired the family home. Her vision comes to life in treasured keepsakes and a resplendent décor that provide a stunning setting for Tauck’s exclusive gala evening.

InterContinental Paris-Le Grand

Parisian grandeur for over a century and a half

InterContinental Paris Le Grand has been the soul of Second Empire grandeur since the day Empress Eugenie inaugurated it in 1862, a magnet for royal guests like Tsar Nicholas II and Edward VII... the go-to place where Victor Hugo hosted parties, and writers like Oscar Wilde, Emile Zola, and Guy de Maupassant were regulars at the café. Filling an entire city block just off the grand Boulevard des Capucines, across from the Opera House and an easy walk to the Louvre, this luxury hotel is close to the heart of Paris, in both its romantic past and elegant present.

I have traveled extensively in France, but Tauck offered new and unique experiences which would be impossible on my own. I was delighted every day.

Tauck Traveler Review

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Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie, traveling with like-minded travelers who share similar interests. Solo Travelers enjoy special savings on all departures – no single supplement in Category 1; and on select departures in select cabins, savings of $1000 per cabin. See details on Pricing & Availability.

Shore Excursion Choice

The choice is yours... We’re pleased to present an opportunity to customize and personalize your cruise by choosing your shore excursions on select days; choices have been carefully designed to appeal to different interests and preferences, with more active choices available on many days. 90 days prior to your departure date we'll contact you with the information you need to make your selections!

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International Air is additional. Contact Tauck for rates on international air for travel originating in Australia (subject to availability).

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Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

Protect Your Travel Investment

Deposit Protection Plan

Deposit Protection Plan – Tauck provides a “Deposit Protection Plan” at a cost of AUD $75 per person per tour or cruise. The cost is non-refundable and non-transferable and must be paid at the time of booking with your deposit. It only applies when you cancel your tour or cruise prior to final payment date. The deposit held in credit will exclude fees imposed by third parties in relation to air, rail travel, hotels, transfer or applicable cruise cabins. When booking airfares through Tauck (including when taking advantage of a special offer that includes air travel), standard airline cancellation fees will apply. In some cases, airfares will be non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, these fees will be deducted from the deposit paid, and therefore the credit being held. We will only credit the remainder of deposit to a future tour or cruise booking if you book within 24 months of cancellation of the original Tauck tour or cruise. This offer expires after the 24 months. We will only credit the remainder of the deposit to a future tour or cruise booking Balance Due and it can’t be used as a credit for the initial deposit of a future tour or cruise booking. The Tauck “Deposit Protection Plan” only covers a Tauck tour or cruise and it does not replace Travel Insurance, which we recommend at the time of booking.
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The Tauck Experience

Tauck's River Cruise Guide

Rhône River Facts

First Timer's Guide

Why Take A Tauck River Cruise

Choosing The Best European River Cruise For You

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