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Belle Epoch: London to Monte-Carlo

River Cruising along the Seine, Saône and Rhône

2015 Prices From : $13,190 for 23 Days - Tauck Cruising

New for 2015! Embark on one of the world's great river cruise experiences that brings you an in-depth look at France, north to south. Begin in London... cruise through the beautiful countryside of France along the River Seine... explore the magic of Paris... take a high-speed train to Lyon... enjoy river cruising once again along the Rhône and Saône rivers... and complete your journey in Monte-Carlo. 23 days, 3 countries, 2 capital cities, and 3 of the most popular rivers in Europe... Begin in London, with a stay at one of the world's finest hotels, The Savoy... attend a presentation by Sir Winston Churchill's granddaughter, Celia Sandys... wind through fishing ports and medieval towns, tasting Normandy cuisine, visiting the World War II beaches of Normandy, finding the deep essence of calvados, pausing in ancient abbeys and the picturesque haunts of Impressionist painters, dining at a chateau in Rouen, exploring cobblestone lanes, walking in Monet’s garden at Giverny, visiting Van Gogh’s muse in Aubers-sur-Oise, and finally, Paris... well, riverboating seems like the only way to get there. Private tasting tours, from wine to cheese to chocolate... a private evening at a château... Along the Saône and Rhône, explore countryside that meanders past vineyards... discover river towns with Roman roots and lingering traces of medieval magic in their streets... experience the cowboy traditions and cuisine of La Camargue... explore a palace fit for a pope and an abbey that was once one of the most powerful in Europe... behold the landscapes of van Gogh's Provence... and spend two nights in Monte-Carlo. You'll find something new, something wonderful every day. 

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  1. Itinerary
  2. Pricing & Availability
  3. Accommodations
  4. Before You Go
  5. Deck Plans
  6. Packing Tips

  1. Day 1

    Arrive London

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    Day 2

    A day in London... well spent

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    Day 3

    Under the Channel to France, and embark ms Swiss Sapphire

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    Day 4

    Spend the day in Étretat and Honfleur

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    Day 5

    World War II history at the beaches of Normandy

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    Day 6

    A day of choices – a walking tour of Rouen or a visit to the village of Breuil-en-Auge and a calvados tasting

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    Day 7

    The Fortress of "Coeur-de-Lion" and a visit to a ciderhouse

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    Day 8

    Explore Giverny, where it's all about Claude Monet, and spend an afternoon in Vernon

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    Day 9

    Auvers-sur-Oise and Vincent van Gogh

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    Day 10

    C'est Paris... and a choice of museum visit

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    Day 11

    In Paris – a military museum and a visit to the Marais District

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    Day 12

    A high-speed TGV train to Lyon... and your cruise along the Rhône begins!

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    Day 13

    Food and wine in Chalon-sur-Saône and Mercurey

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    Day 14

    A day well spent in the south of Burgundy

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    Day 15

    A historic abbey, the equestrian life and a wine tasting

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    Day 16

    Spend the day in Lyon, culinary capital of France

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    Day 17

    Roman Vienne and cruising the Rhône

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    Day 18

    Vibrant Viviers and the pleasures of cruising

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    Day 19

    Avignon and the Palais des Papes, then on to Châteauneuf-du-Pape and a wine tasting

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    Day 20

    Arles and a trip to a working farm in the Camargue

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    Day 21

    Disembark in Arles – on to Nice and Monte-Carlo

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    Day 22

    A day in the magic of Monte-Carlo and a roof-top farewell dinner

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    Day 23

    Homeward bound

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