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Rhine Getaway Amsterdam To Basel

Viking River Cruises $2299 8 Details

Experience the highlights of the legendary Rhine in just 8 days. In Germany, sail past castles commanding the riverbanks, and tour both Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dom, and witness the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. Explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks, and encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France.

Cities Of Light Paris To Prague

Viking River Cruises $2999 12 Details

This 12-day journey includes two nights each in two of Europe’s most glorious cities, Paris and Prague, plus a scenic river cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers. Drink in the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides and sample fine German appellations in the villages of this famous wine-producing region. Discover the romance of Paris and its many historic landmarks. And fall in love with the graceful architecture of Prague, home to countless spires and a vibrant cultural scene.

Paris & The Heart Of Normandy Paris To Paris

Viking River Cruises $1999 8 Details

Combine the magic of Paris with the beauty of France’s Norman countryside and voilà! Experience history firsthand at the Normandy beaches, site of the famous Allied invasion on D-Day in 1944. Delight in the Gothic architecture of Rouen, and see where Joan of Arc was tried and executed. Lose yourself in the exquisite gardens of Giverny, whose rich palette inspired Impressionist Claude Monet for many years. Walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon and share the splendor of Paris, the world’s most romantic city, with your companion. This fascinating 8-day journey has something for everyone.

Rhine Getaway Basel To Amsterdam

Viking River Cruises $2299 8 Details

Experience the highlights of the legendary Rhine in just 8 days. In Germany, sail past castles commanding the riverbanks, and tour both Marksburg Castle and the ruins of Heidelberg Castle. Admire Cologne, the jewel of the Rhine, with its awe-inspiring Dom, and witness the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. Explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks, and encounter multicultural Strasbourg in France.

Cities Of Light Prague To Paris

Viking River Cruises $2999 12 Details

This 12-day journey includes two nights each in two of Europe’s most glorious cities, Paris and Prague, plus a scenic river cruise along the Moselle, Rhine and Main Rivers. Drink in the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides and sample fine German appellations in the villages of this famous wine-producing region. Discover the romance of Paris and its many historic landmarks. And fall in love with the graceful architecture of Prague, home to countless spires and a vibrant cultural scene.

Lyon & Provence Avignon To Lyon

Viking River Cruises $1999 8 Details

Sail the scenic Saône and Rhône Rivers past some of the most beautiful vistas of France’s countryside. During your 8-day journey, explore the famed region of Beaujolais and the colorful fields of Provence. Visit Gallo-Roman ruins in Vienne. Stroll the cobbled streets of Arles that inspired Vincent van Gogh. And visit Avignon, the “City of Popes.” Learn about the region’s time-honored wine-making traditions, sample Beaujolais varietals and try world-famous regional cuisine in Lyon.

The Romantic Rhine: Basel To Amsterdam - Northbound

Tauck $4690 8 Details


Discover the heritage and beauty of the River Rhine on our 7-night Basel - Amsterdam river cruise aboard one of Tauck's intimate riverboats. "From one enchanting aspect to another in ceaseless procession... Never an unlovely one..." - words written by Mark Twain, who settled his family in Heidelberg in 1878, of the River Rhine... where mountains rise abruptly from the water's edge, ancient castles perch aloft, keeping watch over comings and goings, gentle valleys and ancient winelands lure, spas give respite, cathedrals speak to powerful times, plains and woods catch the eye, and a river travels - connecting centuries of history, cities of the arts and crossroads of thought. Visit the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, exploring regional delights in the historic cities, towns and countryside linked by the Rhine. Set your own pace with choices along the way: castle visits, bicycling, mountain heights, a spa resort and more.

Cosmopolitan Europe 2018 - 17 Days From London To Paris

Cosmos $2349 17 Details

Europe—it’s a continent full of different cultures, architecture, art, scenery, and histories—and on this European tour, you’ll get to experience and see what many of the European countries have to offer. You’ll start in London, then sail across the Channel by ferry to reach France from the UK. Then spend two nights in Vienna, the Venice area, Rome, the Lucerne area, and Paris, and one overnight in Brussels, Würzburg, Prague, and Florence.

On your sightseeing tours, learn about the fascinating histories as you see attractions such as Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD; Lucerne’s Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Prague’s Jewish Quarter, which houses some of the best-preserved and most important Jewish sights in Europe; and Vienna’s Hofburg, the palatial complex for the Habsburgs. You’ll also see examples of the local art and architecture, such as the glorious cathedral in Florence and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this European tour. Cherish time in spectacular Lake Lugano in Switzerland, where you can enjoy a stroll on the scenic promenade. Enjoy a beautiful Rhine cruise passing by castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of an enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. Take in the breathtaking alpine scenery as you travel across Austria to beautiful Lake Wörth, an alpine lake formed by glaciers, and as you travel to Lucerne, surrounded by its picturesque lake nestled amid the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps. Sit back and relax as you travel through the Tuscan countryside, with its rolling hills, olive grows, vineyards, and small towns.

Scenery, historic monuments, distinct art and architecture, and much more—it’s all available on this Cosmopolitan Europe tour planned for value-minded travelers.

Lyon & Provence Lyon To Avignon

Viking River Cruises $1999 8 Details

Sail the scenic Saône and Rhône Rivers past some of the most beautiful vistas of France’s countryside. During your 8-day journey, explore the famed region of Beaujolais and the colorful fields of Provence. Visit Gallo-Roman ruins in Vienne. Stroll the cobbled streets of Arles that inspired Vincent van Gogh. And visit Avignon, the “City of Popes.” Learn about the region’s time-honored wine-making traditions, sample Beaujolais varietals and try world-famous regional cuisine in Lyon.

European Masterpiece 2018 - 29 Days From London To Amsterdam

Cosmos $4359 29 Details

This comprehensive European tour takes in the best of Western, Central, and Southern Europe—their vibrant cities, historic sights, stunning scenery, and architectural masterpieces. Start in London with leisure time and end in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise. Along the way, visit many of Europe’s main cities (Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and Vienna), enjoy a ferry crossing to Greece to visit Olympia and Athens, as well as some other smaller treasures, including, Florence, Innsbruck, Arles, Bordeaux, Venice, Salzburg and Lucerne.

Your historical journey will cover ancient Greece with the visit of the Parthenon as part of your city tour of Athens, then continues with the visit of Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC;; Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD; Carcassonne, perhaps Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortified town; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications and now Europe’s oldest-preserved wooden bridge; Pisa’s Leaning Tower completed during the same period; Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, built for Emperor Maximilian in the 15th century;; its contemporary architectural wonder, Florence’s Duomo; Venice’s baroque extravaganza, and more.

Those who love spectacular scenery will also be delighted on this Europe tour. In France, travel along the Loire River past the castles of Amboise and Chaumont; marvel at the vineyards in Bordeaux; and enjoy the bright colors in Provence. Sit back and relax on an included Rhine cruise, admiring its scenic countryside, historic castles, and charming villages. Overnight in the French Riviera, set between the mountains and the deep-blue Mediterranean Sea, and drive along the picturesque French and Italian Rivieras. Marvel at the Bay of Naples and, in Sorrento, explore the cobblestone streets, delight in the amazing views, and watch the sunset dip into the sea. But that’s not all…wait until you see the alpine scenery in Switzerland and Austria with their towering peaks and the rugged coast of sunny Greece.

This European tour is a comprehensive masterpiece for value-minded vacationers! Just be sure to bring your camera to capture all of the memories!

The Best Of Europe 2018 - 18 Days From London To Paris

Cosmos $2609 18 Details

A European tour… should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun. On this Best of Europe tour, you’ll experience all of this and more.

On guided sightseeing tours, you’ll visit the must-see sights—including those that will delight history fans—such as Amsterdam’s canals, Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications and now Europe’s oldest-preserved wooden bridge; Rome’s Colosseum and Roman Forum, dating back to the Roman Empire; Florence’s renaissance old city center with a replica of the “David” by Michelangelo, Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD; Paris’s most famous landmarks and much more.

On this comprehensive European tour, you’ll also enjoy spectacular scenery. You’ll drive through the picturesque Rhineland with its scenic countryside, historic castles, and charming villages, and you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Italian and French Rivieras. Sit back and relax as you drive past the Burgundy vineyards in France and through gorgeous alpine scenery from Switzerland to Italy. Marvel at the beauty in Tuscany with its rural villages, rolling hills, vineyards, rows of cypress trees, and olive groves. You’ll stand in awe as you witness the blue sea and amazing views on the Sorrento coast and on the legendary island of Capri, and you’ll love the green hills and valleys as you travel through Umbria to visit Assisi.

All of this and more await you on this dream European vacation designed for value-minded travelers!

La France 2019 - 15 Days From Paris To Paris

Globus $3392 15 Details

You’ve seen photos of Notre Dame Cathedral—now’s your time to not only see it, but to visit it. You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit one of them. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to participate in a wine tasting in Bordeaux country. You’ve heard of the high-speed TGV train—now’s your chance to ride on it. All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris and has overnights also in Caen, St. Malo, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Nîmes, the French Riviera, Lyon, and Dijon.

A French vacation would not be complete without a visit to a castle and on this tour, you’ll visit the 16th-century castle of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, a fairytale castle with a moat and towers. You’ll also visit the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on a rocky isle that has been a pilgrimage site for centuries. Another famous place of pilgrimage is Lourdes. Here, visit the grotto where the Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858 and in the evening, join the Rosary and candlelight procession—a memorable and special experience offered by Globus. Another out-of-the-ordinary experience on this French tour is a lecture about perfume-making from an expert at one of France’s most famous perfume factories. In Brittany, you will visit the Neolithic dolmen La Roche-aux-Fées, which dates back to 3500-3000 BC. In Lyon, you’ll take a private river cruise with a Local Guide who will explain the sights.

All of this—plus visits to the medieval, walled town of Carcassonne and the elegant city of Aix-en-Provence—are included on this marvelous tour through France. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!

Wonders Of Europe 2018 - 15 Days From London To Paris

Cosmos $2189 15 Details

From London to Paris via Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, discover the many wonders on this memorable European tour. History buffs will delight in seeing many of Europe’s historic sights. In Rome, visit the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC, and the iconic Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD. In Lucerne, see the Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications and now the oldest-preserved wooden bridge in Europe. In Trier, Germany’s oldest city, a walking tour highlights the Roman remains, pleasant market squares, and Germany’s oldest Christian church. Situated on the border of France and Germany, Strasbourg is a city that has retained its historic charm and is Europe at its most quintessential. On your walking tour here, see the gothic cathedral with its spires, stained-glass windows, and fascinating astronomical clock, and wander around the magical La Petite France district, home to half-timbered houses, quaint shops, and a waterfront promenade.

If you’re more interested in art and architecture, you’ll enjoy the treasures offered on this Europe tour. Visit Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A highlight of Florence is Piazza Signoria, adorned with ornate and famous statues. Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower and the delicate floating city of Venice are other architectural wonders. Of course, no traveler to Europe should miss the distinct Parisian style, and you’ll have time to explore Paris’ famous sites.

Enjoy time in the French Riviera, visit a famous perfume factory in Èze, and the Provence region, known for its Mediterranean climate, vineyards, and gorgeous scenery. Stop in Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne and known for its fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés.

From the historic sights and architectural treasures to the beautiful scenery, this enriching, value-minded European tour offers something for everyone.

From Rome To London 2018 - 12 Days From Rome To London

Cosmos $2049 12 Details

From Rome to London, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, see some of Europe’s most iconic sights and witness beautiful scenery.

In Rome, Florence, and Paris, see the must-see sights on your guided sightseeing. In Rome, see St. Peter’s Square, the famous square designed by Brunelleschi and the centerpiece of Vatican City. Also enjoy visits to the iconic Colosseum, where deadly gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC. In Florence, your walking tour features the city’s renaissance center, including Piazza Signoria, home to many ornate and famous sculptures. In Paris, your city tour includes views of the iconic Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, and Eiffel Tower. You’ll reach the romantic city of Venice by private motorboat with views of the famous sights, such as St. Mark’s Square, one of Europe’s most renowned squares. Other historic sights you’ll see on this Europe tour are Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, the balcony built for Emperor Maximilian in the early 15th century; Pisa’s Leaning Tower; and Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.

Throughout this European tour, take in some beautiful landscapes. Enjoy the rolling hills, olive groves, and rural villages in Tuscany. Admire the alpine scenery in Switzerland, including green pastures rustic chalets and deep blue lakes; Cortina, a well-known Italian ski resort nestled amid the majestic Dolomites, the mountains that turn pink at sunset. In France, drive past some of Burgundy’s most famous vineyards located on gently rolling hills.

From Rome to London, this is the perfect way for value-minded travelers to see some of Europe’s most iconic sights!

The Grand European 2018 - 23 Days From London To Paris

Cosmos $3289 23 Details

This extensive European tour stretches through Central Europe from London to Rome, then along the Mediterranean coast to Spain and France. You’ll travel to some of Europe's most famous cities—London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Venice, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris—and see some of its most famous landmarks. You'll also stay in some of the smaller—but equally fantastic—cities, including Nice, Carcassonne, and Poitiers in France; the Rhineland in Germany; and Bilbao in Spain.

This European tour is filled with historic sights. Italy is a country rich in natural and artistic treasures—so much so that Italy has the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, some of which you’ll visit on this European tour: Assisi’s Basilica of St Francis and the historic city centers of Rome, Florence, Verona; Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli, and Venice with its lagoon. See the ancient battlements in the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne. Admire the royal castle in Amboise and Burgos’ beautiful gothic cathedral, begun in the 13th century. In Barcelona, on your city tour, see Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces—Casa Mila, Casa Batlló, and the Sagrada Familia—which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This tour through Europe also features stunning scenery. On your travels from Germany into Switzerland, admire awe-inspiring alpine scenery. Spend time on the gorgeous French Riviera and enjoy a scenic journey along France’s Loire, with its rivers, and many castles. Drive through the scenic Rhineland and witness its picturesque countryside, historic castles, and charming villages. Marvel at the rolling hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages as you travel through Tuscany and Umbria. Plus, enjoy some of France’s loveliest scenery—right out of a Van Gogh painting—in the Provence region.

This is the perfect vacation for value-minded travelers who want to see it all!

Grand Tour Of France 2018 - 14 Days From Paris To Paris

Cosmos $1979 14 Details

You’ve seen photos of the Eiffel Tower—now’s your time to see it in person. You’ve studied and read about D-Day’s Normandy Beaches—now’s your chance to visit them. You’ve heard about France’s famous wines—now’s your chance to see the wine-growing region in Bordeaux. All of this and much more are included on this France tour that starts and ends in Paris.

History buffs are sure to be delighted by the many historic towns and attractions on this tour. Immerse yourself in ancient Roman history when we stop at Pont Du Gard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 1st century; visit the amphitheater in Arles, the city with the most Roman remains outside of Rome, Then, moving on to the Middle Ages, visit Rocamadour, a town perched high on a cliff; walk by the ancient battlements in the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne; and visit Beaune’s Hôtel-Dieu charity hospital, built in 1443 after the Hundred Years' War left many of the town's population destitute.. On the “route Napoleon”, follow in the footsteps of Napoleon, when he returned from Elba. Coming to recent history, see Normandy’s landing beaches, where Operation Neptune was launched on June 6 1944.

Art history fans will enjoy a visit to Aix-en-Provence, the birthplace of painter Cézanne, and a stroll around the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés.

In Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, visit a perfume workshop. You'll also travel through some of France's most beautiful areas. Spend time in the Châteaux Country, home to spectacular castles since the 11th century. Discover the Dordogne, one of France’s most picturesque regions, with its charming villages and attractive castles. Of course, no France tour is complete without visiting the French Riviera, and you’ll plenty of time to explore this beautiful area on the Mediterranean Sea.

This value-minded tour through France is truly a vacation of a lifetime!

Mediterranean Flavors 2018 - 14 Days From Madrid To Rome

Cosmos $1949 14 Details

From Spain to France to Italy, this affordable tour along the Mediterranean Coast, features vibrant cities, historic sites, and stunning scenery. You’ll stay in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Marseille, the Venice area, and Rome. You'll also overnight in the French Riviera and the Cinque Terre area.

The highlights of this budget travel adventure across the Mediterranean region include an excursion to the famous Cinque Terre area, a name given to five medieval fishing villages on the sea. The area is noted for its natural beauty with terraces built into the mountainside on cliffs that drop down into the sea and for its breathtaking views.

You'll also spend time on the French Riviera, where you'll have the chance to visit a perfume workshop in Èze and time to explore on your own. Plus, enjoy stunning scenery as you drive along the most fascinating landscapes and visit cameo villages such as Cuenca, Collioure, Cassis and iconic cities like Verona or Barcelona!

Your Local Guides will reveal the must-see sights on your sightseeing tours of Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, and Rome. You’ll see Rome’s iconic landmarks, such as the Vatican, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum.

You’ll be introduced to Venice with a boat ride to world-famous St. Mark's Square. In Marseille, France's oldest city, visit the Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde, which sits at the highest point in Marseille with stunning views of the city. In Assisi, visit the St. Francis Basilica, burial place of the saint and home to beautiful frescos by Giotto.

Designed by a team of experienced Tour Directors, this Mediterranean tour to Spain, France, and Italy has been perfectly planned for value-minded travelers wanting a wonderful, yet affordable, Mediterranean vacation.

Burgundy & Provence - Cruise Only Northbound 2018 - 8 Days From Arles To St. Jean-De-Losne

Avalon Waterways $2899 8 Details

Take a wondrous river cruise journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in known French treasures and also discover some hidden gems along the way!

On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage are beautifully nestled among vineyards, and you’ll go on a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux for lively cafés and monuments and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards. As you cruise up the Saône River to St. Jean de Losne, be sure to have your camera ready to capture the beautiful scenery and quaint villages passing by—a perfect ending to this delightful river cruise vacation!

The Romantic Rhine: Amsterdam To Basel - Southbound

Tauck $4690 8 Details


Discover the heritage and beauty of the River Rhine, on our 7-night river cruises from Amsterdam to Basel aboard one of Tauck's intimate riverboats. "From one enchanting aspect to another in ceaseless procession... Never an unlovely one..." - words written by Mark Twain, who settled his family in Heidelberg in 1878, of the River Rhine... where mountains rise abruptly from the water's edge, ancient castles perch aloft, keeping watch over comings and goings, gentle valleys and ancient winelands lure, spas give respite, cathedrals speak to powerful times, plains and woods catch the eye, and a river travels - connecting centuries of history, cities of the arts and crossroads of thought. Visit the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, exploring regional delights in the historic cities, towns and countryside linked by the Rhine. Set your own pace with choices along the way: castle visits, bicycling, mountain heights, a spa resort and more.

Captivating Rhine (Amsterdam To Basel)

AMA Waterways $2699 8 Details

Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors — Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer—and to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.

Normandy, Brittany, Paris & The Loire Valley

Tauck $6390 13 Details


Your journey through Normandy tours Brittany and the lovely Loire Valley, capped off with three nights in Paris. Visit the Normandy beaches of D-Day. Magnificent châteaux built by kings and nobles and abbeys steeped in history open their doors to Tauck guests on insider tours both informative and inspired. Your accommodations are unique, including two nights at Château de Rochecotte - called "home" in the 1700s by Prince Tallyrand and the Duchess of Dino. At Château de Champchevrier, owned by the same family since the 1720s, Le Baron personally welcomes Tauck guests during a private reception and dinner that includes a hunting hounds demonstration in full regalia. Formal gardens inspire awe during your visit to Château de Villandry, and the Apocalypse and Bayeux tapestries mesmerize at Château d'Angers and Château Josselin near the Brittany Coast. Visit Normandy's poignant D-Day beaches, magnificent Mont-St-Michel, Monet's beloved Giverny and Chartres Cathedral. In Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral entices with Gothic wonders; explore Musée d'Orsay along with Paris' landmark sites, and bid Paris adieu with a private farewell dinner cruise on the Seine.

France's Finest Avignon To Paris

Viking River Cruises $3999 15 Details

Join two popular itineraries to create a 15-day river cruise that offers the ultimate journey through France. Drink in the colors, cuisine and wines of France’s glorious southern regions of Burgundy and Provence as you visit places like Avignon, Arles and Lyon. Explore the legendary French capital, Paris, and travel along the Seine through the Norman countryside to the historic Normandy beaches. Vive la France!

Traditional Grand European 2019 - 22 Days From London To Paris

Globus $4481 22 Details

A European tour…it should include the most popular and exciting cities, the must-see sights, tasty meals, picturesque scenery, and a mix of culture, history, and just plain fun. On this Traditional Grand European tour, you’ll experience all of this and much more. You’ll stay overnight in London, Amsterdam, the Rhineland, Lucerne, Munich, Vienna, Venice, the Chianti Hills, Rome, Florence, the French Riviera, Lyon, and Paris. On guided sightseeing tours, you’ll visit the must-see sights—including those that will delight history fans—such as London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, dating to the 17th century; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, originally built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications; Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a symbol of Vienna dating to the 12th century; in Rome, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, and much more.

On this comprehensive tour of Europe, you’ll also enjoy spectacular scenery. You’ll take a Rhine cruise with its scenic countryside, historical castles, and charming villages, and you’ll enjoy breathtaking drives along the Italian and French Riviera’s. You’ll sit back and relax as you drive through the most attractive parts of Austria to Italy, as well as past the Burgundy vineyards and Fontainebleau Forest in France. You’ll enjoy a leisurely Seine cruise in Paris with fantastic views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower, and you’ll get a different perspective of Amsterdam as you cruise on its canals. You’ll ride the high-speed Eurostar train from London to Brussels.

Globus includes special experiences you won’t find anywhere else. For example, you’ll enjoy a wine tasting and dinner in Rüdesheim, capital of Riesling wine country, a special dinner in the Chianti Hills, and a farewell dinner in Montmartre, Paris’ renowned art district. All of this and much more await you on this magnificent European vacation!

Treasures Of The Mediterranean - Northbound

Tauck $8290 11 Details


Iconic places in the sun...
Whitewashed villages clinging to cliffs high above the sea... medieval villas along the Amalfi Coast with views so breathtaking, they've inspired the work of writers, artists and composers for generations... rumbling volcanoes putting on a fiery nighttime show as you sail past... tiny islands dotted with weathered traces of temples and theatres that today only hint at the power of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations that built them... and hidden coves that appear so pristine that you'll swear you're among the first group of travelers ever to lay eyes or set foot on them. This is the Mediterranean as you've always dreamed it should be, explored aboard a sailing ship small enough to reach those treasures that larger vessels overlook...

European Masterpiece With London 2018 - 30 Days From London To London

Cosmos $4644 30 Details

This comprehensive European tour takes in the best of Western, Central, and Southern Europe—their vibrant cities, historic sights, stunning scenery, and architectural masterpieces. Start in London with leisure time and end in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise. Along the way, visit many of Europe’s main cities (Paris, Rome, Barcelona, and Vienna), enjoy a ferry crossing to Greece to visit Olympia and Athens, as well as some other smaller treasures, including, Florence, Innsbruck, Arles, Bordeaux, Venice, Salzburg and Lucerne.

Your historical journey will cover ancient Greece with the visit of the Parthenon as part of your city tour of Athens, then continues with the visit of Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC;; Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD; Carcassonne, perhaps Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortified town; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, built in the 14th century as part of the city’s fortifications and now Europe’s oldest-preserved wooden bridge; Pisa’s Leaning Tower completed during the same period; Innsbruck’s Golden Roof, built for Emperor Maximilian in the 15th century;; its contemporary architectural wonder, Florence’s Duomo; Venice’s baroque extravaganza, and more.

Those who love spectacular scenery will also be delighted on this Europe tour. In France, travel along the Loire River past the castles of Amboise and Chaumont; marvel at the vineyards in Bordeaux; and enjoy the bright colors in Provence. Sit back and relax on an included Rhine cruise, admiring its scenic countryside, historic castles, and charming villages. Overnight in the French Riviera, set between the mountains and the deep-blue Mediterranean Sea, and drive along the picturesque French and Italian Rivieras. Marvel at the Bay of Naples and, in Sorrento, explore the cobblestone streets, delight in the amazing views, and watch the sunset dip into the sea. But that’s not all…wait until you see the alpine scenery in Switzerland and Austria with their towering peaks and the rugged coast of sunny Greece.

This European tour is a comprehensive masterpiece for value-minded vacationers! Just be sure to bring your camera to capture all of the memories!

Europe In Depth 2018 - 31 Days From London To Paris

Globus $6229 31 Details

On this in-depth, guided European tour, you'll travel to some of Europe's most famous cities—London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris—and see some of its most famous landmarks. You'll also stay in some of the smaller—but equally fantastic—cities and areas, including Heidelberg, Germany; Salzburg, Austria; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Assisi, Sorrento, and Montecatini in Italy; and the French Riviera, Biarritz, and Bordeaux in France.

Globus has included unique features like a special dinner in Salzburg to try out local specialties, a taste of Limoncello in Positano, as well as a visit by mini-train to the spectacular Postojna Caves in Slovenia.

Among the many highlights of your guided tour of Europe is a drive along the Amalfi Coast, one of Italy's most beautiful coastlines. Spend time in Pompeii, where you’ll see what life was like during the Roman Empire before Mount Vesuvius destroyed and preserved the town in 79 AD. Be delighted as you take a jetfoil from Sorrento to the Isle of Capri, a pretty town where you can explore the little shops and local cafés. Relax and enjoy your stay on the French Riviera. Be the first of your friends to enjoy guided sightseeing of Zagreb, Croatia's capital, where you will see its must-see attractions, including a visit to the cathedral, the tallest building in Croatia.

You'll visit some of Europe's most famous museums, including the Prado in Madrid, with one of the world’s finest art collections; the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; and the Vatican Museums in Rome. You'll also experience spectacular scenery: a Rhine cruise along the most scenic part of the Rhine River; the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall; spectacular drives along the Italian and French Rivieras; and much more.

On this in-depth European tour, Globus has also included special meals at local restaurants and opportunities to really get to know the destinations. Plus, with VIP access to the attractions, you'll spend more time enjoying them than waiting in line. Add an exciting high-speed Eurostar train ride from London to Brussels, and… it’s a dream European escorted tour and vacation!

Cosmopolitan Europe With London 2018 - 18 Days From London To London

Cosmos $2599 18 Details

Europe—it’s a continent full of different cultures, architecture, art, scenery, and histories—and on this European tour, you’ll get to experience and see what many of the European countries have to offer. You’ll start in London, then sail across the Channel by ferry to reach France from the UK. Then spend two nights in Vienna, the Venice area, Rome, the Lucerne area, and Paris, and one overnight in Brussels, Würzburg, Prague, and Florence.

On your sightseeing tours, learn about the fascinating histories as you see attractions such as Rome’s Colosseum, completed in the 1st century AD; Lucerne’s Lion Monument, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Prague’s Jewish Quarter, which houses some of the best-preserved and most important Jewish sights in Europe; and Vienna’s Hofburg, the palatial complex for the Habsburgs. You’ll also see examples of the local art and architecture, such as the glorious cathedral in Florence and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this European tour. Cherish time in spectacular Lake Lugano in Switzerland, where you can enjoy a stroll on the scenic promenade. Enjoy a beautiful Rhine cruise passing by castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and the legendary rock of the Lorelei, where echoes of an enchanted siren song lured unwitting sailors to their doom. Take in the breathtaking alpine scenery as you travel across Austria to beautiful Lake Wörth, an alpine lake formed by glaciers, and as you travel to Lucerne, surrounded by its picturesque lake nestled amid the towering majesty of the Swiss Alps. Sit back and relax as you travel through the Tuscan countryside, with its rolling hills, olive grows, vineyards, and small towns.

Scenery, historic monuments, distinct art and architecture, and much more—it’s all available on this Cosmopolitan Europe tour planned for value-minded travelers.

Paris & Normandy

AMA Waterways $3099 8 Details

Paris always sizzles while Normandy beckons with its stunning coastline, incredible food and artistic beauty. Monet’s Gardens in Giverny; Rouen’s Cathedral of Notre Dame; and the charming harbor town of Honfleur, will inspire you the same way as they inspired the great Impressionists. You’ll then get to see some of these very places and landmarks that the Impressionist Masters captured on canvas at the Musée d’Orsay. For an inspiration of a different kind, travel the “Routes des Abbayes,” visiting some of the most magnificent monasteries, and to the unforgettable beaches of Normandy where Allied forces landed during WWII’s D-Day invasion. Relive the grandeur of royalty at Château Malmaison, the former home of Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte, and at Chateau de Bizy, once referred to as “the Versailles of Normandy.” Blend a passion for the good life with culture, art, architecture and timeless landscapes, and you have Northern France.

European Highlights 2019 - 9 Days From London To Rome

Globus $2366 9 Details

From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. You'll spend one night in London, Lucerne, Bergamo, and Venice, and two nights each in Paris and Rome. You'll enjoy sightseeing with local experts who will bring the cities and their sights alive, including a Seine cruise in Paris for great views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral; the Lion Monument in Lucerne, commemorating the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; and the Sistine Chapel in Rome, home to Michelangelo’s famous ceiling paintings. Among many other fun experiences included, you'll ride a funicular in Bergamo, and walk through the narrow streets of Bergamo Alta, participate in a pasta party in Venice, and take a private water-taxi ride through the Grand Canal from Venice's St. Mark's Square.

It is not just the cities you will see on this European tour; you will also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. Admire views of castles and vineyards on the way to the Swiss Alps; enjoy a drive past the beautiful Fontainebleau Forest in France; take an exciting drive along the St. Gotthard highway, which leads straight through the Swiss Alps and the Swiss-Italian Lake District; and cross the Apennine Mountains between Venice and Florence.

Like all Globus tours of Europe, you will have VIP access to the must-see attractions. This means that rather than spending your time in long lines, you will spend your time gazing at Michelangelo’s masterpieces such as his ceiling paintings and The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel and his Pietà in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. And to top it off: you’ll visit the Colosseum.

Although the tour is fast-paced, you’ll experience the cities and all its highlights. It's a dream vacation!

France's Finest Paris To Avignon

Viking River Cruises $4299 15 Details

Join two popular itineraries to create a 15-day river cruise that offers the ultimate journey through France. Drink in the colors, cuisine and wines of France’s glorious southern regions of Burgundy and Provence as you visit places like Avignon, Arles and Lyon. Explore the legendary French capital, Paris, and travel along the Seine through the Norman countryside to the historic Normandy beaches. Vive la France!

The Best Of Italy & France 2019 - 11 Days From Rome To Paris

Globus $3059 11 Details

Italy and France—two of the most beautiful countries in the world—are waiting for you on this Best of Italy & France tour. You'll spend two nights each in Rome, Venice Island, the French Riviera, and Paris, as well as a night in Florence and Genoa. You’ll enjoy the must-see attractions in each city on your guided sightseeing tours, including Rome’s Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum, built in the 1st century AD and famous for its gladiator fights; St. Mark's Square and Basilica in Venice; the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, home to Michelangelo's celebrated David; and a Seine cruise in Paris. You'll stop in Ferrara, where you'll walk through the medieval Este Castle to the marble cathedral, built in the 1100s, and in St. Paul de Vence, a picturesque hilltop town where you can explore the art galleries and quaint streets.

On this Globus Italy and France tour, you will also have special experiences that bring you inside the destinations. We've included special dinners in Rome and Paris, so you can try out local specialties, and we've included a stop in Èze, where you will visit a local perfume factory to learn about perfume making. A true highlight is the excursion to Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a boat ride (weather permitting) with a Local Guide. Also enjoy an exciting high-speed train ride on the famous TGV train (first class) from Nice to Paris.

From the vibrant cities to the peaceful, blue Mediterranean Sea, this vacation to Italy and France is sure to delight all of your senses!

Romantic Rhine - Northbound 2018 - 8 Days From Zürich To Amsterdam

Avalon Waterways $2249 8 Details

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which begins in Switzerland and stops in France, Germany, and Holland!

Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, located at the foot of the Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border. Here you’ll find the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where you’ll be amazed by the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and the fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, and stop in Mainz for a guided walk and a visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Next up is the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and a visit to the unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum to see the impressive collection of historical self-playing instruments. You’ll pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge—the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Last stop in Germany is Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral.

As an exclamation point to this wonderful Rhine river cruise, you’ll spend time in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. There is much to do with the world-famous museums and abundance of restaurants amongst the classic architecture and charming canals. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Seven Countries, Venice & Paris With Extended Stay In London 2018 - 11 Days From London To London

Cosmos $1749 11 Details

If you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have a lot of time, this European tour is the vacation for you! Visit England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France with overnights in London, Brussels, the Frankfurt area, the Innsbruck area, the Venice area, the Lucerne area, Dijon, and Paris.

One of the tour highlights is a drive along Germany’s Romantic Road, a trade route during the Middle Ages and now known for its charming villages, cobblestone streets, walled cities, half-timbered houses, and scenic countryside, with astop in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Enjoy an included scenic cruise along the Rhine River, famous for its castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. Take a boat ride in Venice along the Giudecca Canal to St. Mark’s Square, allowing you to admire the palazzos and maze of streets. While in Venice, enjoy watching glassblowers create their works as they have done for centuries.

Another highlight of this Europe tour is your stay in the Lucerne area, one of Switzerland’s finest cities, situated on the shores of breathtaking Lake Lucerne and nestled within the snowcapped Swiss Alps. Here, visit the Old Town, with its famous Chapel Bridge. Stop in romantic Verona, the Italian city made famous by Romeo and Juliet; enjoy an orientation drive in Brussels; and see the most famous sights in Paris—including the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower— on the guided sightseeing tour.

In a short period of time, this affordable European tour offers it all—historic sights, big cities, quaint towns, and scenic beauty. It’s a marvelous vacation!

A Week In... Paris And Provence

Tauck $4590 8 Details


Tauck's enticing weeklong tour of southern France takes you from the turquoise shades of the Côte d'Azur to the pastel palette of Provence to glittering, romantic Paris. Visit trendy Cannes and Nice; explore historic Avignon, Arles, and Aix-en-Provence, and see firsthand what inspired van Gogh in St-Rémy and Cézanne at Mont Ste-Victoire. Enjoy a tour and folkloric dinner at Moulin Castelas, an award-winning olive oil producer in Maussane les Alpilles; a guided adventure walk on the Pont du Gard; a locally guided visit inside Palais des Papes; and a high-speed rail journey to Paris for a three-night stay highlighted by a guided tour of the Louvre and dinner at a popular restaurant. There's no better way to experience France's many charms in one week!

8 Day Affordable Italy

Gate1 $1279 8 Details

* Flights New York-Venice, Rome-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 6 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Venice
* 2 nights Florence
* 2 nights Rome
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 8 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 
Special Features
* In Venice, visit the pink marble Doges Palace, a fine example of Venetian architecture
* Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* See Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stand before Michelangelos David in Florence
* Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s incomparable Sistine Chapel ♦
♦ Monday departures do not include the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel but instead will visit the Forum & Colosseum.
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Colors Of Provence (Arles To Lyon)

AMA Waterways $3099 8 Details

From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Starting from Lyon, France’s culinary capital, savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône. Enjoy hunting for truffles, refining your Provençal cooking skills, and learning how to pair chocolate with wine. Trace the steps of famous artists in Arles and Avignon and be inspired!

European Tapestry With London 2019 - 16 Days From Amsterdam To London

Globus $3706 16 Details

A tapestry takes distinct colors and threads, and weaves them together into a beautiful design. That’s exactly what this European tour—European Tapestry—does. It weaves together the distinct cities, cultures, landscapes, and food of eight countries to make a beautiful vacation to Europe. You’ll start with sightseeing and a canal cruise in Amsterdam and end with guided sightseeing and leisure time in London. In between, you’ll see some of Europe’s must-see attractions, such as the Lion Monument in Lucerne; St. Mark’s Square in Venice; the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums in Rome; Signoria Square in Florence, the center of the city's political life since the 14th century; the amazing Leaning Tower in Pisa; a cruise on the River Seine with spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower in Paris; and a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

But that’s not all. You’ll have a beer at a local café in Heidelberg; take a romantic Rhine cruise past castle-crested cliffs and terraced vineyards; learn about woodcarving from a local woodcarver in Germany’s Black Forest; enjoy a special dinner to try out local specialties in Venice; , and a highlight of this European tour is an overnight stay in Monte Carlo. Also included are an overnight stay in Lyon, France’s second-largest city, and a thrilling train ride on the high-speed Eurostar train from Paris to London.

Globus has worked hard behind the scenes to ensure your time and fun is maximized. That’s why we’ve included VIP access in this tour of Europe. That means that rather than waiting in long lines at places such as the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s, or the Colosseum in Rome, you’ll be inside the attractions and enjoying this amazing vacation. It’s just one more way this European tour is sure to delight!

Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux 2018 (Round Trip From Bordeaux)

Uniworld $3799 8 Details

From its noble châteaux to its breathtaking estuary, Bordeaux is an oenophile’s paradise and every traveler’s dream. Sail three stunning rivers—the Garonne, the Dordogne and the Gironde—on one amazing journey.

Savor the unique heritage of southwest France, from delightful Pauillac, the gateway to the storied Médoc wine route, to elegant Bordeaux, the “Pearl of the Aquitaine,” as the region is also known. Explore Saint-Émilion’s astonishing 12th-century Monolithic Church, and enjoy the beautiful Médoc vineyards on a bicycle.

Throughout your journey, you’ll be treated to a grand display of culinary magic. Taste regional delights and delve deeply into the region’s exalted wines. Taste lovely Médoc vintages; visit the cellars of Premier Grand Cru in Saint-Émilion, where you’ll savor the world’s most highly rated wines; and embark upon a study of Sauternes, meeting the winemakers and enjoying a wine-pairing lunch at Château de Cazeneuve. Discover the douceur de vivre (sweet life) for which this region is known.

Who will enjoy this cruise? Nature lovers and those interested in epicurean pursuits, winemaking (and tasting!) and culture.

The Grand European With London 2018 - 24 Days From London To London

Cosmos $3519 24 Details

This extensive European tour stretches through Central Europe from London to Rome, then along the Mediterranean coast to Spain and France. You’ll travel to some of Europe's most famous cities—London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Venice, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris—and see some of its most famous landmarks. You'll also stay in some of the smaller—but equally fantastic—cities, including Nice, Carcassonne, and Poitiers in France; the Rhineland in Germany; and Bilbao in Spain.

This European tour is filled with historic sights. Italy is a country rich in natural and artistic treasures—so much so that Italy has the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, some of which you’ll visit on this European tour: Assisi’s Basilica of St Francis and the historic city centers of Rome, Florence, Verona; Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli, and Venice with its lagoon. See the ancient battlements in the beautifully preserved, medieval town of Carcassonne. Admire the royal castle in Amboise and Burgos’ beautiful gothic cathedral, begun in the 13th century. In Barcelona, on your city tour, see Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces—Casa Mila, Casa Batlló, and the Sagrada Familia—which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This tour through Europe also features stunning scenery. On your travels from Germany into Switzerland, admire awe-inspiring alpine scenery. Spend time on the gorgeous French Riviera and enjoy a scenic journey along France’s Loire, with its rivers, and many castles. Drive through the scenic Rhineland and witness its picturesque countryside, historic castles, and charming villages. Marvel at the rolling hills, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages as you travel through Tuscany and Umbria. Plus, enjoy some of France’s loveliest scenery—right out of a Van Gogh painting—in the Provence region.

This is the perfect vacation for value-minded travelers who want to see it all!

Glimpse Of Europe Summer 2018

CostSaver $1350 8 Details

Enjoy the mesmerising landscapes, rich heritage and flavours of Europe, travelling from London to Amsterdam, through the lush green Belgian and Dutch countryside to the beautiful Rhine Valley, shores of Lake Lucerne and Paris, the City of Light.

Paris, Burgundy & A South Of France Cruise

A&K $8795 11 Details

Stay in boutique hotels in Paris and Beaune, sample fresh-baked pastries on a food walk through Montmartre, and ply the Saône and Rhône rivers during a seven-night cruise through the south of France, disembarking for Connections-exclusive shore excursions, including a day trip to Sénanque and Arles.

Paris & Normandy 2018 (Round Trip From Paris)

Uniworld $4999 8 Details

Cruise from Paris through Normandy’s countryside, uncovering its many charms: Richard the Lionheart’s Chateau Gaillard, the medieval capital of Rouen, Monet’s beloved home in Giverny and the famed Normandy beaches.

Normandy has been the setting for many battles over the centuries, including the D-Day invasion of WWII, and the Normandy Beaches mean different things to different people, so you’ll have a rare choice to visit several of its historic sites, such as Utah and Omaha beaches, Juno Beach or the famous 11th-century tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings.

Experience a different side of Northern France’s history with a choice to tour two majestic palaces, Versailles, once home to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, or Château de Malmaison, once home to Napoleon’s first empress, Josephine.

See the best of Paris in one of three ways via the “Heart of Paris” cruise and city tour, an exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” tour or an exclusive guided “Let's Go” bike tour. There are plenty of opportunities to take part in more active experiences, such as golfing at Rouen’s Mont-Saint-Aignan and at Sainte-Mère-Église in Étretat, perched on the cliff high above the sea, making playing golf here a memorable experience and visual feast.

Who will enjoy this cruise? History buffs will be fascinated by D-Day sites and Rouen where Joan of Arc was martyred.

Savoring France: Paris, Lyon & Provence

Tauck $5590 10 Details


Our Savoring France: Paris, Lyon & Provence departures feature 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!

Top Of Switzerland 2019 - 6 Days From Zurich To Zurich

Globus $1826 6 Details

Enjoy six days amid spectacular Alpine beauty on your guided tour of Switzerland. You’ll meet your Tour Director and traveling companions in the vibrant city of Zurich before continuing to the picturesque Emmental Valley. Visit a local cheese farm and enjoy a light lunch before setting off for Interlaken – nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and surrounded by the magnificence of the Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau peaks.

You’ll venture to Europe’s highest railway station serving the 13,642-foot summit of the Jungfrau mountain. This Alpine wonderland offers a wealth of activities and experiences for this full day’s trip.

Traveling on to Lucerne, you’ll pass through charming mountains to visit picturesque Brienz with its Woodcarving Museum. Then, on to special highlight - Ballenberg’s open-air museum with its centuries-old Swiss buildings.

Your two-night stay in Lucerne includes a walking tour of the many inspirational and historic sites in the city including a visit to the Lion Monument – built in recognition of the Swiss Guards’ sacrifice in protection of the Royal House of France during the French Revolution centuries before.

A sumptuous farewell dinner will conclude your Swiss adventure. With many stories of the stunning natural scenery and the warm and welcoming culture here, you’ll remember your trip to the Top of Switzerland as the height of your travels so far.

Castles On The Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure - Northbound

Tauck $4990 8 Details


"Top River Cruise Line" for families - two-time winner - voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! Create cherished family memories on our unforgettable 7-night Basel to Amsterdam riverboat cruise along the Rhine River between aboard ms Grace or ms Inspire, visiting Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands. Family travel experiences include a bicycle ride through forests and vineyards along the Rhine riverside; a taste of fondue, Swiss folklore and more in lakeside Lucerne; a ride aboard the world's steepest cogwheel train to the top of Mt. Pilatus in the Swiss Alps; exploring the fascinating ruins of hilltop Heidelberg Castle in the medieval university town of Heidelberg; learning about the Lorelei and other Rhine River legends while keeping an eye out for fairy-tale castles; discovering the art treasures and historic canals of Amsterdam; an exclusive gala dinner for Tauck guests only at Burg Satzvey, a medieval moated castle in Germany; becoming "French for a Day" aboard the riverboat with French language lessons, songs, a cooking demonstration and a chocolate tasting; an onboard "Carnival night" and much more!

Burgundy & Provence - Southbound 2019 - 11 Days Paris To Cote D'azur

Avalon Waterways $3279 11 Details

Take a wondrous river cruise through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

This France river cruise adventure begins in style with two overnights in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! The City of Light has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A guided city tour will show you all the must-see sights.

You’ll visit Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture, as well as France’s gastronomic capital! Situated at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, Lyon offers wonderful sights, including the popular Place des Terreaux with its famous fountain seen on postcards.

Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you’ll find the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, where you’ll go on a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Continue your river cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.

You’ll conclude your historical and delightful French river cruise with an overnight stay on the picturesque Côte d’Azur. Explore this captivating area and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. You’ll revel in the relaxing and inspiring sights and culinary delights during your French river cruise and Mediterranean vacation!

Burgundy & Provence - Northbound 2019 - 11 Days Cote D'azur To Paris

Avalon Waterways $3329 11 Details

Take a wondrous journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

Begin with an overnight on the captivating Côte d’Azur. Explore this elegant area and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world.

The twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage are beautifully nestled among vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards.

This river cruise vacation across France would not be complete without a stay in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! The City of Lights has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A city tour will show you all the must-see sights and you’ll have free time to bask in the lavish cafés and enjoy the city at your own pace. Take time to leisurely take in the graceful lifestyle in Burgundy and Provence, enjoy the specialties of the region and the warmth of its residents while sailing through France’s exquisite shores.

Medieval Treasures (Basel To Nuremberg)

AMA Waterways $2799 8 Details

Starting from Basel, experience the romantic Rhine and peaceful Main rivers. Ancient castles, grand palaces and medieval towns are yours to enjoy. Revel in the architectural gems on display—the Würzburg Residenz and Mannheim Baroque Palace. Visit the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg and the metropolitan capital of Germany, Frankfurt. Discover the many medieval treasures on this unforgettable journey.

Burgundy & Provence - Cruise Only Southbound 2018 - 8 Days From St. Jean-De-Losne To Arles

Avalon Waterways $3599 8 Details

Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating parts of France. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, founded by the Romans in 43 BC, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux with its lively cafés and monuments and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this historical city further and be sure to sample Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you’ll find the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, where you’ll go on a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Continue your river cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.

'belmond Amaryllis'- Burgundy Canal, Saone River & Canal Du Centre

A&K $57310 7 Details

'Belmond Amaryllis' carries guests on two routes in Burgundy, one cruising the Burgundy Canal exclusively and one including the River Saône and Canal du Centre. Whichever you choose, this lovely barge carries you past lush scenery to charming villages and historic sites. In the Côte d'Or, visit Château du Clos de Vougeot, headquarters of the prestigious Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin. In Dijon, stroll the market on a walking tour that includes the Ducal Palace and famous mustard shop. This barge operates a special "Semaine des Grands Crus" departure each year which is open to individual bookings and offers the opportunity to sample the very finest Burgundian wine.

Vienna On The Danube To Basel On The Rhine 2018 - 13 Days From Vienna To Basel

Avalon Waterways $4199 13 Details

This Europe river cruise vacation will touch four countries on three rivers and the Main Danube Canal, with a chance to immerse yourself in the cultures, and explore the most famous sites at each stop. The magic of this river cruise can also be experienced right from your ship as you enjoy a glass of wine and watch the beauty of the European countryside and charming villages pass by.

Vienna, the “City of Music,” appropriately named for inspiring the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss, is the capital of Austria and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. A local expert will show you the must-see sights. In your free time, stroll along the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse with its many shops and enjoy a piece of Apfelstrudel in a classic Viennese café. Stop for a guided walk in the charming town of Dürnstein, then cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley. First stop in Germany is Passau, where the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz meet. Delight in the town’s winding narrow streets and the magnificent baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. A Local Guide will show you historical Nuremberg, which suffered much damage during WWII, but has been mostly restored to its former glory. Regensburg, Germany, dates back to the Holy Roman Empire, and this inspirational city offers countless historical buildings and architectural wonders, including the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall). Along the Main River, stop in the charming town of Kitzingen, Bavaria’s biggest wine producer. Strasbourg sits on the border of France and Germany and perfectly blends the cultures of both countries. Visit the historic quarter known as La Petite France. Stroll down the lovely waterfront promenade and see the half-timbered houses reflected in the water, then stop inside the quaint shops for souvenirs and try a local delicacy in one of the inviting bistros.

Your picturesque river cruise vacation ends in Basel, Switzerland.

Burgundy & Provence 2018 (Avignon To Lyon)

Uniworld $2499 8 Details

Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you.

Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon’s lively Les Halles food market. Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh. Visit Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes. Experience “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers, including a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel. And for those who wish for a more active exploration of the area, you can kayak on the tranquil Gardon River under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard; hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône; and pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind while in Lyon. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.

Who will enjoy this cruise? Travelers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes and wine connoisseurs.

14 Day Romantic Italy With Amalfi

Gate1 $3249 14 Details

* Flights New York-Milan, Naples-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 12 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Como or Baveno
* 2 nights Venice or Venice Lido
* 2 nights Florence
* 3 nights Rome
* 3 nights Sorrento Coast
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 19 meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 
Special Features
* Discover the Lake Region with a scenic cruise
* Walking tour of Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Visit the pink marble Doges Palace in Venice
* Visit a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* See Pisas Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stand before Michelangelos David in Florence
* Visit the 13th century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelos incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
* Travel past the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius to Pompeii, the city frozen in time
* Experience one of the world’s most spectacular drives along the Amalfi coast
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Castles Along The Rhine 2018 (Basel To Amsterdam)

Uniworld $4999 8 Details

Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides.

Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale towns of Riquewihr, Kaysersberg and Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.

Who will enjoy this cruise? Romantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find medieval castles, splendid cathedrals and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters and composers alike.

Spectacular South Of France

Scenic Cruises $9590 14 Details

Soak up the spectacular South of France on a 14 day river cruise from Paris to Nice. Explore the food capital, Lyon and enjoy the entertainment in Tarascon.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Paris, Normandy And The Loire 2018 - 8 Days From Paris To Paris

Cosmos $1149 8 Details

This France tour is the perfect way for value-minded travelers to see the highlights of Paris plus the Loire Valley and Normandy. Beautiful scenery combined with famous landmarks and fascinating history sum up this tour.

You’ll visit some of northern France’s interesting and charming towns, including Rouen, best known for its connection to Joan of Arc, who lived, was imprisoned, and burned at the stake in the town’s marketplace in 1431. Here, visit the splendid gothic cathedral, which was once the world’s tallest building and the subject of a series of Claude Monet’s paintings, just like the water garden in Giverny, depicted in some of his most famous canvases. Stop in Honfleur, a romantic port city; Rennes, with its traditional, colorful timber-framed houses; Blois, a picturesque town with its renaissance castle located in the town center; and Chartres, famous for pilgrimages to its 13th-century gothic cathedral. In Bayeux, visit the Bayeux Tapestry, listed by UNESCO and depicting the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Admire the cathedral, ramparts, and ancient walls in St. Malo, a fortified seaside resort.

World War II history comes to life as you visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and the landing beaches. Other highlights of this France tour include picturesque Mont St. Michel, situated on a rocky isle with its world-famous abbey that has been a pilgrimage spot for centuries. Spend a day at leisure in the Châteaux Country with the opportunity to take an optional excursion to visit the Château of Chenonceau, a 16th-century, fairytale castle with a moat, drawbridge, and towers.

From the historic sights to the picturesque scenery, this is a dream vacation!

From St. Paul's To St. Peter's 2018 - 12 Days From London To Rome

Cosmos $1949 12 Details

From London to Rome, travel to Western Europe’s most famous cities on this European tour. Along the way, visit celebrated cities as well as picturesque towns and witness beautiful scenery.

In Paris, Florence, and Rome, enjoy sightseeing with a Local Guide, a knowledgeable expert who intimately knows the cities. See the must-see sights, including the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Champs Elysées in Paris; the historic center in Florence; and Rome’s Colosseum—where the deadly gladiatorial fights were held during the Roman Empire—and the Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC. Also visit St. Peter’s Square, an architectural and religious landmark. . Your orientation in Venice includes a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square, one of the most famous squares in the world. In Lucerne, see the Lion Monument, a stone sculpture erected to honor the Swiss Guards killed during the French Revolution, and Chapel Bridge, Europe’s oldest covered bridge dating back to 1333.

You’ll experience an engineering marvel, the Cross-Channel Tunnel, as you take the Eurostar train from London to Paris. Another marvel is Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower, which you’ll see on this Europe tour. But that’s not all…you’ll also witness amazing scenery throughout this Europe tour. Enjoy views of Burgundy, the French most famous wine-growing area, prosperous farms, and half-timbered villages as you travel between Paris and picture-perfect Lucerne. Nestled amid the Alps and surrounded by its stunning lake, Lucerne is one of Switzerland’s finest towns. Also enjoy a stroll along the promenade of picturesque Lake Lugano as well as views of the rolling hills in Tuscany.

If you desire to see some of Europe’s most picturesque scenery and famous cities, this value-minded Europe tour is the perfect vacation!

Colors Of Provence (Lyon To Arles)

AMA Waterways $3099 8 Details

From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Starting from Lyon, France’s culinary capital, savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône. Enjoy hunting for truffles, refining your Provençal cooking skills, and learning how to pair chocolate with wine. Trace the steps of famous artists in Arles and Avignon and be inspired!

11 Day Affordable Italy With Sorrento

Gate1 $1849 11 Details

* Flights New York-Venice, Naples-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 9 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Venice
* 2 nights Florence
* 3 nights Rome
* 2 nights Sorrento
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 12 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* In Venice, visit the pink marble Doges Palace, a fine example of Venetian architecture
* Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* See Pisas Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stand before Michelangelos David in Florence
* Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
* Visit to the excavations at Pompeii, a city frozen in time
* Enjoy stunning Sorrento with its magnificent seaside setting
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

10 Day Affordable Italy With Pompeii

Gate1 $1699 10 Details

* Flights New York-Venice, Rome-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 8 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Venice
* 2 nights Florence
* 4 nights Rome
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 10 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* In Venice, visit the pink marble Doge's Palace, a fine example of Venetian architecture
* Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* See Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
* Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo’s incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
* Visit to the excavations at Pompeii, a city frozen in time
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Castles On The Rhine: Family Riverboat Adventure - Southbound

Tauck $4990 8 Details


"Top River Cruise Line" for families - two-time winner - voted by the readers of Travel + Leisure! Create cherished family memories on our unforgettable 7-night Amsterdam-to-Basel family riverboat cruise along the Rhine River aboard ms Grace or ms Inspire, visiting The Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland. Family travel experiences include a bicycle ride through forests and vineyards along the Rhine riverside; a taste of fondue, Swiss folklore and more in lakeside Lucerne; a ride aboard the world's steepest cogwheel train to the top of Mt. Pilatus in the Swiss Alps; exploring the fascinating ruins of hilltop Heidelberg Castle in the medieval university town of Heidelberg; learning about the Lorelei and other Rhine River legends while keeping an eye out for fairy-tale castles; discovering the art treasures and historic canals of Amsterdam; an exclusive gala dinner for Tauck guests only at Burg Satzvey, a medieval moated castle; becoming "French for a Day" aboard the riverboat with French language lessons, songs, a cooking demonstration and a chocolate tasting; an onboard "Carnival night" and much more!

Trekking Mont Blanc

G Adventures $1849 10 Details

Experience the rarified air of Europe as you trek the Alps from France to Italy and Switzerland along the Tour du Mont Blanc. This challenging hiking circuit will reward you with mesmerizing views of glaciers, steep valleys, and, of course, Mont Blanc itself. Travel across high passes and through Alpine meadows, recharging at night with delicious mountain cuisine in simple refuges. Challenge yourself to conquer one of the world's premiere hiking routes, uncovering the alpine heart of Europe on this incredible active adventure.

Remarkable Rhine 2018 (Basel To Amsterdam)

Uniworld $4999 9 Details

Our newest itinerary on the Rhine River is a tantalizing mix of art, action and authentic encounters, showcasing The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland at their postcard-perfect best and deeply delving into local culture and traditions to reveal the rich complexity that lies within.

Over the course of this nine-day journey, you’ll have special access to the art collections of revered museums in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Cologne and Basel. At the Amsterdam Hermitage, for one, you’ll see a treasure trove of Dutch artwork in the most exclusive manner imaginable—a private “Morning with the Masters” tour of the Portrait Gallery, an extremely rare opportunity to have these centuries-old masterpieces entirely to yourself. With your art historian guide, you’ll also see part of the museum’s blockbuster exhibition of Dutch Masters collected by Catherine the Great, an extraordinary show available only through May 2018.

For something completely different, choose from an array of active adventures onshore—this itinerary features more “Go Active” excursions than any other, including expertly guided bike rides through Frankfurt’s Old Town and Strasbourg’s picturesque Petit France district. Equally immersive are our seven “Do as the Locals Do” excursions, each offering an in-depth look at daily life from an unforgettably authentic perspective. Along the way, indulge in Central Europe’s delicious cuisine—Dutch cheese and fries, Alsatian choux-croute, Swiss-style sausages, Kölsch beer, unique wine vinegar aperitifs and Germany’s famous white wines.

Oh, and did we mention the scenery? Standing on the top deck of your ship, watching the ever-changing landscape turn increasingly dramatic, you’ll understand why people have been raving about the Rhine River Valley for centuries—and there’s definitely no cause to stop.

Ultimate France 2018 (Bordeaux To Avignon)

Uniworld $10499 22 Details

This triumvirate of France brings you the very best of each region—Paris and the Normandy coast in the north, vineyard-rich Bordeaux in the southwest and the sun-drenched Mediterranean delights of Burgundy and Provence. You’ll tour glamorous capital cities in leisure and style, explore ancient villages still unspoiled by modern life and walk in the footsteps of famous artists such as Monet and Van Gogh. With Uniworld’s extraordinary exclusive excursions, you’ll visit the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, taste incomparable wines in Bordeaux, stroll the charming medieval lanes of Viviers and peruse the famed farmers’ market in Lyon before seeing the city spectacularly illuminated at night. All the while, savor the renowned wines and cooking traditions that have made French cuisine the most revered in the world.

Who will enjoy this cruise? Those who want to experience all that France has to offer, from decadent food and wine to breathtaking scenery and world-famous art and architecture.

Ultimate France is a combination of Paris & Normandy, Bordeaux Vineyards & Châteaux, and Burgundy & Provence.

Grand France - Cruise Only Southbound 2019 - 15 Days Paris To Arles

Avalon Waterways $6148 15 Details

On this France river cruise vacation, enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery, and stops in the most charming and historical parts of France.

Sail along the Seine River to the picturesque Normandy region. In Vernon, choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” Go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, best known as the home of Joan of Arc, go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral—once the tallest building in the world. Before you depart the beautiful Seine River, spend time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic cities! The “City of Light” has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. Delight in a guided walk through the historic Île St. Louis and marvel at the view as you ascend the Eiffel Tower.

Lyon, sitting at the confluence of the Saône and Rhône Rivers, is France’s third-largest city and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage are beautifully nestled among vineyards. You’ll go on a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. In historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. Situated on the Rhône River, Arles is famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.

Secret Treasures Of France & Spain 2018 - 13 Days From Paris To Madrid

Cosmos $1849 13 Details

Discover hidden gems of two colorful countries—France and Spain—on this exciting vacation stretching from Paris to Madrid. Among the less known tour highlights is Carnac, known for its megaliths—standing stones—dating back to 4500 to 2000 BC. With a local expert, learn about the mystery of these stones. You’ll also visit many UNESCO World Heritage Sites sure to please history fans. Visit Bordeaux, where a walking tour with a local expert features the important highlights of these 362 historic monuments. See Mont St. Michel, an 8th-century abbey that sits on a rocky isle. Spain’s Ávila was founded in the 11th century to protect Spanish territories from the Moors. Here, your guided walking tour features the town’s medieval walls. See Burgos’ limestone cathedral, dating back to the 13th century. In Segovia, visit the well-preserved Roman aqueduct, built around 50 AD, and the gothic cathedral, dating to the 16th century. The “grande dune du Pilat”, the great dune of Pilat, along with the Landes landscapes will make unforgettable scenic highlights of this France and Spain tour.

You’ll also spend time in some attractive coastal towns. In France, visit St. Malo, the renowned coastal resort with is ramparts, cobbled streets, and old stone buildings; Brest, nestled on one of Europe’s most beautiful harbors; La Rochelle, with its historic port dominated by three medieval towers; and Rochefort, built to defend the French navy in the 17th century and today known as one of France’s most beautiful villages. In Spain, overnight in Biarritz, an ancient fishing village turned trendy seaside resort, and Santander, a coastal city renowned in the 19th century as a tourist destination for Spanish elite.

From the UNESCO World Heritage Sites to the picturesque coastal towns, this France and Spain tour is perfect for value-minded travelers!

Rhine Enchantment, Milan To Amsterdam

Tauck $5690 11 Details


Our new-for-2018 journey along the River Rhine explores five countries and features a seven-night cruise from Switzerland to the Netherlands aboard ms Grace or ms Inspire plus three nights in the historic Italian fashion capital of Milan plus a visit to glamorous Lake Como. Highlights include: Milan - three nights at Hotel Principe di Savoia, a historic landmark in the heart of the city. Lake Como - a private boat ride on Lake Como with views of the beautiful villas beside the lake, a visit to romantic Isola Comacina for lunch at a famed trattoria, and a visit to Bellagio. Basel or Zurich - your choice of Swiss city walking tours in either Old Town Basel, a cultural mecca, or fashionable lakeside Zurich within sight of the snowcapped Alps. Riquewihr - a walking tour of this tiny Alsatian wine village where French and German cultures blend to create a distinctive atmosphere, featured on the list of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France." Heidelberg - a guided visit to legendary Heidelberg Castle, perched high above Old Town, where the views are as enthralling as the feeling of 600 years of history all around you. Rüdesheim - experience Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett, a museum of mechanical musical instruments in a centuries-old castle. Linz am Rhein - stroll through this picturesque town lined with colorful half-timbered houses. Dusseldorf - spend an afternoon exploring this riverside center of art and fashion. Amsterdam - a day in the city includes lunch aboard a private canal boat cruise. Tauck Exclusive experiences include a special evening at Schloss Johannisberg, a vineyard estate in the Rheingau wine region. Join the list and be the first to receive complete details and dates!

Castles Along The Rhine 2018 (Amsterdam To Basel)

Uniworld $4999 8 Details

Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty river carries ships and cargo through a landscape shaped by time and history. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river, and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides.

Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Discover Alsace, whose dual French and German heritage has given it fabulous food and a winemaking tradition that goes back to the Romans. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale towns of Riquewihr, Kaysersberg and Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown. Beethoven and Byron loved the romantic landscapes of the Rhine River, and the beauty that inspired them is still yours to experience.

Who will enjoy this cruise? Romantics who love the picturesque and the historic will find medieval castles, splendid cathedrals and scenes that have inspired great poets, painters and composers alike.

A Portrait Of Majestic France 2018 (Paris To Bordeaux)

Uniworld $6999 15 Details

This picture-perfect journey blends your passion for the good life—art, culture and gastronomy—with a broad sweep of lovely French landscapes. Experience the romance of Paris and then sail the Seine to Normandy, discovering the gems of the region. Marvel at magnificent Rouen Cathedral, and tour the former smugglers’ harbor in Honfleur and follow in the footsteps of Monet at his beloved Giverny.

Travel to beautiful Bordeaux and delight in the countryside of southwest France. Explore Roman Saint-Émilion, with its astonishing Monolithic Church, and ancient Blaye, with its famous citadel. Journey through a land of noble wines, tasting the flavors of the regions as you go.

Enjoy the best France has to offer with Uniworld’s plethora of exclusive excursions (including an exclusive wine tasting of famous Médoc and Sauternes wines and an extraordinary evening tour of Bordeaux) as you cruise four rivers, visit bustling cities and charming towns and sample myriad culinary delights.

Who will enjoy this cruise? Gourmets, oenophiles and lovers of life’s finer things will savor this quintessential French voyage.
A Portrait of Majestic France is a combination of Paris & Normandy and Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux.

Rhine & Rhône Revealed - Northbound 2019 - 16 Days Côte D’Azur To Amsterdam

Avalon Waterways $6238 16 Details

Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône, Saône, and Rhine Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey.

Begin with an overnight on the captivating Côte d’Azur, and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage are beautifully nestled among vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure. Lyon is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Disembark and travel to Beaune, visit the Hôtel Dieu charity hospital before proceeding to Basel, Switzerland, to board your Rhine River cruise vessel.

Your first stop is Breisach, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, well known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. In Strasbourg, France, stroll through the picturesque La Petite France district. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River.

A stay in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam is the perfect way to end this sensational European river cruise. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Idyllic Rhône

Scenic Cruises $5395 8 Details

From Tarascon to Chalon -sur-Saône, experience the delights of France over 8 wonderful days. Shop with a chef in Avignon and enjoy a cycling tour in Lyon.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

European Capitals 2018 - 14 Days From Paris To Vienna

Cosmos $1879 14 Details

As the name implies, this European tour features some of Europe’s capital cities. You’ll spend two nights in Paris, capital of France; Brussels, capital of Belgium; the Amsterdam area, capital of the Netherlands; Berlin, capital of Germany; Prague, capital of the Czech Republic; and Vienna, capital of Austria. You’ll also spend one night in Bremerhaven, Germany, an important Hanseatic port city.

In each of the capitals, you’ll see the sights with a Local Guide, a knowledgeable local who will share with you history, culture, and ins and outs of the city. Sightseeing highlights include seeing the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysées, and Eiffel Tower in Paris; the Grand’Place—the central square surrounded by baroque guild houses and the gothic Town Hall—in Brussels; Prague’s Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and Charles Bridge, dating to 1357 and one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe; and Vienna’s State Opera House and Hofburg, the palatial complex at the heart of Vienna. In Amsterdam, you’ll also see the city on a canal cruise—the best way to see Amsterdam!

In addition to the capitals, this European tour also features stops in some of Europe’s smaller—but fascinating—cities. In Antwerp, see the world’s largest diamond district and the 14th-century Cathedral of Our Lady, which dominates the city center with its 400-foot-tall spire and artwork by Rubens. In Dresden, the German city that suffered tremendous damage during the air bombings in February 1945, your guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Zwinger Palace Glockenspiel, where 40 bells sound every quarter of an hour. In the Czech Republic, enjoy walking through the medieval old town in Tábor, founded in 1420 as a city where everyone is equal.

For value-minded travelers, this is the perfect vacation to see some of Europe’s fascinating capitals!

French Escape 2018 - 7 Days From Paris To Nice

Globus $1099 7 Details

On this Escape, you can experience the best of France with the locals and not the tourist crowds—and during the low season so you won’t pay high-season prices. From its vibrant cities and charming, smaller towns…to the beautiful countryside and sumptuous cuisine, France has it all! On this French Escape, you’ll get a sample of everything France has to offer with overnights in Paris, Dijon, Avignon, and Nice. Highlights of this French tour include guided sightseeing of Paris with a Seine cruise to enjoy spectacular views of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.

A visit to the remarkable Palace and Gardens of Versailles is sure to delight. The principal residence of the French kings from the time of Louis XIV to Louis XVI, it is nothing short of spectacular. Other tour highlights are a stop at Pont du Gard to admire the largest remaining Roman aqueduct in France; walking tours in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice; and a special welcome dinner in Paris, as well as a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Èze to try some local specialties. These are just some of the many highlights included on this wonderful escorted tour of France. Don’t miss this marvelous vacation offered at a price that screams, “Let’s go!”

Europe's Highlights With London 2018 - 15 Days From Amsterdam To London

Cosmos $2199 15 Details

From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. Start in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise and end in Paris with a guided tour and time on your own. In between, you’ll travel to Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland.

In Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, and Paris, local experts will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris; Piazza Signoria in Florence, renowned for its ornate and famous statues; and St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the heart of the Vatican. Other fun experiences include a visit to Rome’s Colosseum, where gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC; a boat ride to Venice’s St. Mark’s Square; a visit to Assisi’s Basilica, burial site of St. Francis and home to frescoes by Giotto; and a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps.

It is not just the cities you’ll see on this European tour; you’ll also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. A scenic drive along the Rhine River features quaint towns, castles from the Middle Ages, and villages lining the countryside. Take an exciting drive through the Gotthard Tunnel, which leads straight through the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Enjoy the beautiful Tuscany countryside, with its rolling hills, and a drive through France’s famous vineyards. Overnight in romantic Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes; spend time in Lucerne, nestled between the Alps and the fjord-like lake; and stop in Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains.

Europe’s highlights—including historic monuments, must-see attractions, and scenery—are all available on this splendid, value-minded Europe tour!

South Of France

Scenic Cruises $9090 13 Details

Feast on exquisite French cuisine and marvel at the beautiful landscapes on a 13 day cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon on board a Scenic Space-Ship.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

14 Day Tulip Time River Cruise With Amsterdam & Paris

Gate1 $3749 14 Details

* Flights New York-Paris, Amsterdam-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 12 nights accommodations
* 2 nights Amsterdam
* 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress [/cruises/ships/monarch-empress/], or First Class Monarch Countess [/cruises/ships/monarch-countess/] or Monarch Governess [/cruises/ships/monarch-governess/]
* 3 nights Paris
* River port charges of $190 per person
* Cruise & hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 25 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
* Shore excursions per itinerary
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
Special Features
* In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals
* Visit Nijmegen, the oldest town in the Netherlands with its magnificent historic buildings
* Dock in the historic Flanders port of Ghent, a showcase of Flemish wealth
* Excursion to the Delta Works storm barrier, considered a technical miracle
* Visit the windmill park in Kinderdijk built in the 1700s and still in use today
* Explore the magnificent flower displays at Keukenhof Gardens
* Tour Brussels' re-created 15th century town square with decorated guild houses
* Discover Paris, the "City of Lights", with its endless treasures
River Cruise Features & Amenities
* Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
* Wine and beer with dinners
* Locally inspired recipes
* Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
* Late night snack
* Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access
* Self-serve coffee and tea station
* Lounge serving premium spirits
* Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
* Fitness center
* Non-smoking ship interior
* Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
* Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English
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Know Before You Book - High & Low Water
European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Marian Shrines Of Europe - Faith-Based Travel 2019 - 11 Days From Lisbon To Barcelona

Globus $2222 11 Details

There’s no better way to experience Europe’s most treasured Catholic shrines than on this inspirational Journey through Spain, Portugal and France. Whether it’s standing in the very place where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the three shepherd children over 100 years ago in Fatima, immersing yourself in the Healing Baths in Lourdes, or reflecting in Gaudi’s magnificent Sagrada Familia, this vacation will inspire and leave you with memories of a lifetime.

Paris To Normandy 2018 - 8 Days From Paris To Paris

Avalon Waterways $3049 8 Details

This fabulous river cruise combines time in France’s unparalleled capital of Paris with beautiful scenery along the Seine River and the picturesque and historical region of Normandy.

Embark on your adventure in Paris and sail to Vernon, where you’ll choose between two exciting guided visits—Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle, known as “Normandy’s Versailles.” You may choose to go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery. In Rouen, best known as the home of Joan of Arc, you’ll go on a guided walk through the medieval quarter and visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral—once the tallest building in the world. From Conflans, go on an excursion to the quaint and inspiring town of Auvers-Sur-Oise—associated with several famous artists, including Vincent Van Gogh—or visit Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison.

On this French river cruise, you’ll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery along the Seine River, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without some time in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! The “City of Light” has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A guided walk through the historic Île St. Louis with its narrow streets, and Île de la Cité where medieval Paris was founded, will be a delight.

Spectacular South Of France With Paris & Barcelona

Scenic Cruises $11340 19 Details

Discover Paris and cruise the South of France from Chalon-sur-Saône to Tarascon before falling in love with beautiful Barcelona on this 19 day adventure.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

12 Day Enchanting Italy With Amalfi

Gate1 $2449 12 Details

* Flights New York-Venice, Naples-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 10 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Venice or Venice Lido
* 2 nights Florence
* 3 nights Rome
* 3 nights Sorrento Coast
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 16 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* Visit the pink marble Doges Palace in Venice
* Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* See Pisas Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stand before Michelangelos David in Florence
* Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelos incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
* Travel past the Bay of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius to Pompeii, the city frozen in time
* Stay in Sorrento with its panoramic views of the azure-blue Gulf of Naples
* Experience one of the world’s most spectacular drives along the Amalfi coast
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Europe's Highlights 2018 - 14 Days From Amsterdam To Paris

Cosmos $1949 14 Details

From its exciting cities to its spectacular scenery, Europe has it all, and on this European tour, you'll see its highlights. Start in Amsterdam with sightseeing and a canal cruise and end in Paris with a guided tour and time on your own. In between, you’ll travel to Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland.

In Amsterdam, Rome, Florence, and Paris, local experts will bring the cities and their sights alive, including the Eiffel Tower in Paris; Piazza Signoria in Florence, renowned for its ornate and famous statues; and St. Peter’s Square in Rome, the heart of the Vatican. Other fun experiences include a visit to Rome’s Colosseum, where gladiator fights took place during the Roman Empire, and Roman Forum, dating back to the 7th century BC; a boat ride to Venice’s St. Mark’s Square; a visit to Assisi’s Basilica, burial site of St. Francis and home to frescoes by Giotto; and a visit to Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig II’s fairytale castle nestled in the beautiful Bavarian Alps.

It is not just the cities you’ll see on this European tour; you’ll also see some of Europe's beautiful scenery. A scenic drive along the Rhine River features quaint towns, castles from the Middle Ages, and villages lining the countryside. Take an exciting drive through the Gotthard Tunnel, which leads straight through the gorgeous Swiss Alps. Enjoy the beautiful Tuscany countryside, with its rolling hills, and a drive through France’s famous vineyards. Overnight in romantic Lake Como, regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful lakes; spend time in Lucerne, nestled between the Alps and the fjord-like lake; and stop in Interlaken, nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and surrounded by three mighty mountains.

Europe’s highlights—including historic monuments, must-see attractions, and scenery—are all available on this splendid, value-minded Europe tour!

Grand France 2018 (Paris To Avignon)

Uniworld $6599 15 Details

For Francophiles in love with the culture, history, cuisine and romance of France, this grand voyage is a dream come true. Soak up the joie de vivre that makes France one of the most adored countries in the world.

Experience France from north to south, sailing three rivers and embarking upon in-depth shore excursions. Walk through Monet’s beloved Giverny, seeing the enchanting grounds that he made famous; kayak under the arches of the 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard outside of Avignon; enjoy a recital of baroque favorites in a 12th-century cathedral in charming Viviers; visit Lyon’s famous Les Halles food market; and have a chance to golf at two historic French golf courses.

From the beaches

of Normandy and the verve and romance of Paris to the sun-drenched vistas of Burgundy and Provence, this itinerary in France is truly sans pareil!

Who will enjoy this cruise? Those who desire a taste of everything—art, architecture, history, culture, fine wine and tantalizing cuisine—all in one grand adventure.

Grand France is a combination of Paris & Normandy and Burgundy & Provence.

The Rhine & Moselle - Northbound 2018 - 13 Days From Zürich To Amsterdam

Avalon Waterways $4749 13 Details

Embark on this exciting river cruise in Basel, Switzerland, and explore everything the Moselle and Rhine Rivers have to offer as you stop at interesting and unique cities in France and Germany—and end in lively Amsterdam, Holland.

At the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain on the French-German border sits Breisach—known to be the gateway to Germany’s famous Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where a local expert will show you the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Also, stroll through the lovely La Petite France district with its quaint shops, delightful bistros, and peaceful waterfront promenade. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, then head for the charming Rhine Valley wine town of Rüdesheim. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River, and see ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Visit Koblenz, strategically located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, before coming to the charming wine village of Bernkastel with its half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages still standing! Here, you’ll go on a guided walk through the delightful marketplace and see the renaissance-era Town Hall and taste some of the famed Moselle wines! Enjoy guided sightseeing in picturesque Luxembourg City with its 10th-century fortifications and complex layout. Visit medieval Eltz Castle, then sail back into the Rhine and explore the magnificent city of Cologne, Germany, which straddles both sides of the Rhine River.

Your river cruise vacation ends in marvelous Amsterdam where there is much to see! Discover the treasures of this popular, historic city on a canal cruise which takes you through the elegant grachten lined with stately homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”

Gems Of The Seine & Beautiful Bordeaux

Scenic Cruises $14015 21 Details

Experience the best of France as you cruise along the Seine & through Bordeaux. Visit the wineries and vineyards on a 21 day journey from Paris to Bordeaux.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Spectacular South Of France With Monte Carlo

Scenic Cruises $8745 17 Details

Cruise the spectacular Rhône & Saône rivers on this 17 day luxury river cruise from Paris to Nice. Enjoy a wine tasting in Tournon Castle & explore Beaune.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Gems Of The Seine & South Of France

Scenic Cruises $17030 23 Details

Discover the best that France has to offer on a 23 day journey from Paris to Nice. Cruise the Seine and Rhone rivers past the vineyards, castles & villages.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

15 Day Sicily & Italy

Gate1 $3799 15 Details

* Flights New York-Palermo, Venice-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* Intra-flight Catania-Rome
* 13 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Palermo
* 1 night Agrigento
* 3 nights Giardini Naxos
* 3 nights Rome
* 2 nights Florence
* 2 nights Venice
* Italian city hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 22 meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* Visit the stunning Norman Cathedral in Monreale with its glittering 12th century Byzantine mosaics
* Tour the old city of Palermo with its incredible mix of architectural styles
* Discover Agrigento's Valley of the Temples, the best preserved outside of Greece
* Ascend the lava-crusted slopes of Mt. Etna - the most active volcano in the world!
* Visit the Greek Theatre in Taormina, one of the largest in Sicily
* Historic tour of Ancient Rome including the Roman Forum and the Colosseum
* Tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel
* Visit the 13th-century Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi
* Stand before Michelangelo's David in Florence
* See Pisa's Piazza dei Miracoli with its famous Leaning Tower
* Stop at a typical farm in the Tuscan countryside for wine tasting and local specialties
* Walking tour of St. Mark's Square in Venice, with its extraordinary treasures and architectural wonders
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

14 Day France & Spain: History, Culture & Wine

Gate1 $3699 14 Details

* Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
* Flights New York-Madrid, Barcelona-New York
* Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 12 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Madrid
* 2 nights Bilbao
* 2 nights St. Emilion
* 2 nights Sarlat
* 1 night Carcassonne
* 3 nights Barcelona
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 21 meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners (including welcome & farewell dinners)
* Wine, coffee and tea served with all meals
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
* Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
* Active itinerary with unique cultural features
 
Tour Highlights
* Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.
* Visit the renowned Prado Museum - stand before masterpieces by Goya and El Greco
* Tour a traditional Spanish winery and cellar in the Rioja region and enjoy a wine tasting
* In the Basque city of Bilbao, visit the inspirational and glittering Guggenheim Museum
* Visit the stunning seaside resort of San Sebastian, called the "Pearl" of northern Spain
* Stay at a Chateau in the countryside near the UNESCO World Heritage village of St. Emilion
* Specially arranged wine tasting at a local vineyard of fabulous Bordeaux wines
* Travel to the exquisite pilgrimage site at Rocamadour, set precariously into limestone cliffs
* Visit the impressive fortified walled city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
* In the Catalonian city of Figueres, visit the Dali Theatre-Museum, designed by the artist
* Visit Gaudis masterpiece, the unfinished fanciful La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Bordeaux Sojourn

Scenic Cruises $6340 12 Details

France and Spain come alive on this 12 day journey through many iconic locations. From Paris to Madrid, delight in the wonders these regions have to offer.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

All About Europe 2018 - 31 Days From London To Amsterdam

Cosmos $4149 31 Details

What do you want from your European tour—historic treasures, amazing architecture, scenic beauty, and exciting cities? Whatever it is, this European vacation offers it to you! You’ve heard about gladiator contests in ancient Rome—now’s your chance to visit the Colosseum where the contests took place. You’ve seen photos of the Leaning Tower in Pisa—now’s your chance to take a photo of yourself pushing back at it. You’ve heard of the French Riviera—now’s your chance to drive along both the French and Italian Rivieras. You’ve watched the Olympics—now’s your chance to visit the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Greece. You’ve heard how gorgeous the Swiss Alps are—now’s your time to see them in person. You’ve heard how the former communist countries in Eastern Europe have transformed into wonderful vacation destinations—now’s your time to visit Budapest, Bratislava, Sofia, and Belgrade to see for yourself.

All of this and much more are included on this European tour that starts in London, ends in Amsterdam, and travels through France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. Spend time in the French Riviera and France’s beautiful wine region. Experience lively Barcelona and visit some of the world’s oldest sights, including Athens’ Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; the towers, cobblestones, and turrets in Carcassonne, perhaps Europe’s best-preserved medieval fortified town; Lucerne’s Chapel Bridge, built in 1333 as part of the city’s fortifications and now Europe’s oldest-preserved wooden bridge; Niš in Serbia, one of the oldest cities in the Balkans; and much more.

But that’s not all…you’ll also witness gorgeous scenery throughout this Europe tour—from the rolling hills in Tuscany to the majestic Swiss Alps, Greece’s Peloponnese coast and the Danube valley. It’s a dream vacation for value-minded travelers!

Rhine & Rhone River Cruises

Emerald Waterways $7960 15 Details

On your 15 day cruise from Nice to Amsterdam, uncover the stunning sights of France, Switzerland, Germany & the Netherlands. Visit Lyon, Basel & Cologne.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Loire Valley Cycling

G Adventures $1499 8 Details

Each summer, the Tour de France races across the country, giving a select group of very talented cyclists a chance to see the country from a blurry perspective. On this cycling tour of the Loire Valley, knowing the difference between a front derailleur and a rear dropout isn't necessary. Hop on a bike and experience ornate châteaux, rustic markets, vineyards, and rural Gallic charm. Think of this as the perfect combination of slow food, fine wines, and remote country tracks — ideal for seeing the inspiring scenery.

Normandy, Brittany & Châteaux Country With London 2019 - 12 Days From Paris To London

Globus $3030 12 Details

This France tour is the perfect way to see the highlights of Paris plus Brittany, the Loire Valley, and the World War II landing beaches in Normandy in a short amount of time—with overnights in Paris, elegant Deauville, Caen, Mont St. Michel, and the Loire Valley.

World War II history comes to life as you focus on some of the locations involved in D-Day, June 6, 1944. You’ll visit the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach and Juno Beach Center and Park. Go even further back in history when you visit the famous 8th-century Abbey of Mont St. Michel perched on a rocky isle; the 13th-century gothic cathedral in Chartres; and the jewel of the French Renaissance, Château Chambord in the Loire Valley, and a huge castle with towers on all corners. Also visit the 16th-century château of Catherine de Medici, Chenonceau, and a fairy-tale castle with a moat, drawbridge, and towers.

To give you a sense of the culture, Globus has also included some out-of-the-ordinary treats. Enjoy a special visit to Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, created by the master himself; and a wine tasting at a wine cellar in Civray de Touraine.

At the end of your tour, transfer to London by high-speed Eurostar train. Enjoy three nights and guided sightseeing of all the famous landmarks. All services in London, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

From the scenic beauty and historical sights to the charming experiences, this France tour—plus London—is a dream vacation!

12 Day Tulip Time River Cruise With Paris

Gate1 $2999 12 Details

* Flights New York-Paris, Amsterdam-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 10 nights accommodations
* 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress [https://www.gate1travel.com/cruises/ships/monarch-empress/], First Class Monarch Countess [https://www.gate1travel.com/cruises/ships/monarch-countess/] or First Class Monarch Governess [https://www.gate1travel.com/cruises/ships/monarch-governess/]
* 3 nights Paris
* River port charges of $190 per person
* Cruise & hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
* Shore excursions per itinerary
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 
Special Features
* In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals
* Visit Nijmegen, the oldest town in the Netherlands with its magnificent historic buildings
* Dock in the historic Flanders port of Ghent, a showcase of Flemish wealth
* Excursion to the Delta Works storm barrier, considered a technical miracle
* Visit the windmill park in Kinderdijk built in the 1700s and still in use today
* Explore the magnificent flower displays at Keukenhof Gardens
* Discover Paris, the "City of Lights", with its endless treasures
* Tour Brussels re-created 15th century town square with decorated guild houses
 
River Cruise Features & Amenities
* Captains Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
* Wine and beer with dinners
* Locally inspired recipes
* Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
* Late night snack
* Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access in public areas
* Self-serve coffee and tea station
* Lounge serving premium spirits
* Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
* Fitness center
* Non-smoking ship interior
* Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
* Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides
-------------------------
Know Before You Book - High & Low Water
European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. Its a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ships itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Spectacular South Of France With Barcelona

Scenic Cruises $9695 17 Details

From Paris to Barcelona, explore the quaint French countryside and beautiful Barcelona on a luxurious 17 day cruise and tour. Visit Lyon, Tournon & Viviers
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

Villages & Vineyards Of France

Travcoa $12140 10 Details

Destinations:  Paris | Vezelay | Beaune | Lyon | Avignon | Alpilles Villages | Luberon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape | Aix en Provence | Nice | Eze | Monaco
Hotels:  Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, Hotel Le Cep, La Mirande, Hotel La Perouse
From the intimate, sweeping beauty of Paris through the vineyards of Burgundy, this journey is designed to expand your palate and inspire your lifestyle. Explore countryside villages with cobblestone streets and quaint markets, and learn the art of wine-making at its finest in the iconic vineyard regions of Burgundy and Provence. Soak in the glamor of the French Riviera and discover the charms of the small country of Monaco. Your journey will finish in tranquil Nice, allowing you to reflect on the natural beauty and intrigue found along the way.
Journey Pace: Active

Historical Highlights Of France

Travcoa $10990 9 Details

Destinations:  Paris | Giverny | Honfleur | Bayeux | Normandy | Saint-Michel | Saint-Malo | Blois | Loire Valley | Chambord
Hotels: Grand Hotel du Palais Royal, Hotel Villa Lara, Le Nouveau Monde, Domaine des Hauts de Loire
Immerse yourself in French culture, beginning in Paris where you ascend the Eiffel Tower, stroll the streets of Montmartre, and marvel at the collection of masterpieces in the Louvre. Explore the village of Giverny, where Claude Monet lived and painted. In Normandy, delve into the history of the D-Day invasion. Discover the beauty of the island commune and abbey of Mont Saint-Michel. Spend two full days exploring the glorious Loire Valley—staying at a regal hunting lodge while visiting castles, chateaux and wine estates—before ending your journey back in Paris.
Journey Pace: Active

Christmastime From Prague To Basel - Cruise Only 2019 - 10 Days Nuremberg To Basel

Avalon Waterways $3148 10 Details

Celebrate this magical time of year with a delightful Christmastime river cruise through the heart of Germany, on the Main Danube Canal, and the Main and Rhine Rivers.

Board your ship in Nuremberg, Germany, host to one of the oldest Christmas markets in the country. Get into the holiday spirit as you stroll through the brightly illuminated and decorated Old Town. 200 stalls sell traditional German Christmas wares and seasonal delicacies. In delightful Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find nativity scenes built by local citizens throughout the town. Learn about holiday traditions as you cruise to Würzburg, and here walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residenz—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. Then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Learn how to bake a traditional cookie before arriving at one of the charming small towns with half-timbered houses that are dotted along the Main River. In Rüdesheim on the Rhine River, see Europe’s largest nativity scene with life-size figures. Visit Heidelberg Castle, which towers magnificently over the city, and watch the skaters on the ice rink below. At this time of year, the historic charm of Strasbourg, France, is mixed with festive aromas, sights, and sounds—creating a truly magical atmosphere! Visit the gothic cathedral with its ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock.

Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Breisach, Germany—gateway to the famous Black Forest. An area of unrivaled natural beauty, and the home of Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. There is no better setting at this time of year, when smoke curls from the chimneys of the traditional Black Forest houses. Your delightful holiday cruise ends in Basel, Switzerland.

Top Of Switzerland With Oberammergau 2020 - 9 Days From Zurich To Munich

Globus $4399 9 Details

On this Top of Switzerland tour, witness some of Switzerland's most amazing scenery and learn about traditional and current Swiss culture with overnights in Zurich, Interlaken, and Lucerne. Plus, you'll travel to Germany and overnight in Munich and the charming Bavarian town of Oberammergau.

A tour highlight is your rack railway trip to the "Top of Europe," a high alpine wonderland of ice and snow. Here, at the amazing Jungfraujoch, Europe's highest railway station at 11,332 feet, you can stand on the observation platform to view the glaciers and witness a panoramic view overlooking France, Germany, and Italy. It's an unforgettable experience!

Participate in a walking tour in Lucerne, walks through the Old Town in Innsbruck and Zurich, and an orientation in Munich. In Oberammergau, enjoy first-class seats to the Passion Play, performed every 10 years by Oberammergau residents as a thank you for saving the town from the Black Death. With beautiful alpine scenery as the backdrop, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Globus has also included special treats to help you learn about Swiss culture. Visit the Ballenberg Open-air Museum to see traditional rural buildings from all regions of Switzerland and to learn how Switzerland’s rural populations have lived, worked, and kept their customs alive. Woodcarving is part of the Swiss culture and in Brienz, visit the Woodcarving Museum to see traditional and artistically significant woodcarvings. Also visit a little cheese village in the Emmental Valley to learn about traditional and modern cheese production techniques, sample the locally produced cheese, and enjoy a light lunch.

From the gorgeous scenery to the unique cultural experiences, this Switzerland tour with Oberammergau is a dream vacation!

This vacation, which includes tickets for the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, requires an additional deposit of $350 per person in June 2019.

'belmond Hirondelle' - Canal Du Centre, Saone River & Canal Du Rhone Au Rhin

A&K $4755 7 Details

Live graciously on 'Belmond Hirondelle' as you voyage through Burgundy along the Canal du Centre, Saône River and Rhône-Rhine Canal. Disembark to enjoy a drive along the famous Route des Grands Crus and stop at the celebrated Clos de Vougeot vineyard and château, where Cistercian monks began making wine in the 12th century. Enjoy a walking tour of Dijon's market and famous mustard shop. Privately tour the magnificent Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune. Return to your cozy barge each evening for a gourmet dinner and perhaps a nightcap under the stars. Itineraries can be arranged for chartering parties with special interests, such as food, wine or walking.

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