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Sail back through time as you cruise down the legendary meandering Seine river discovering castles and France's famous vineyards. Explore the famous wine region of Bordeaux and historical Normandy on a cruise exploring chateaux, abundant vineyards, and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River and its surrounding estuaries. Cruise the Mediterranean in style with Adventure Life as you explore famed French destinations such as Nice, St. Tropez and Cannes. Choose from one of our hand-picked best small ships that cruise France. Contact one of our French cruise specialists for a free quote and custom itinerary cruising France.  
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Heidelberg
$5,799
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Rhine & Moselle Delights

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Cruise tranquil Lake Lucerne
  • Explore Strasbourg on foot
  • Visit Trier, Germany’s oldest city
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Find inspiration along the castle-laden Rhine and its breathtaking tributary, the Moselle, on this unique 15-day cruise from Basel, located exactly between the corners of three countries—Germany, France and Switzerland. Cruise to Strasbourg, the “Crossroads of Europe,” and finally …
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Enjoy a carriage ride at the Christmas Market
$4,759
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amamora
  • Visit the Cologne Cathedral
  • Ride a bike along the Rhine
  • Take a gondola ride
  • Tour a Christmas Market
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market, Hiking, Land & Sea, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year. Cologne’s Christmas Market with its impressive Gothic cathedral backdrop; the "Capital of Noël," Strasbourg, with its magnificent great Christmas tree; and Heidelberg’s Christmas …
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$4,599
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Zürich
  • Walk along Lucerne's famous streets
  • Visit the iconic Heidelberg Castle
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your Rhine River adventure with two magical nights in Zurich and two nights in Lucerne. Explore the unique landscapes Switzerland has to offer, then take a 7-night cruise from Basel to the historic city of Amsterdam. Enjoy a walking tour of Breisach, Germany. Visit Speyer, one of …
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Ehrenfels Castle on Rhine River near Rudesheim
$5,059
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The Enchanting Rhine

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadante
  • Walk to the historic Begijnhof
  • Admire the legendary Lorelei Rock
  • Hike up the Philosopher's Path
  • Visit the lovely \\\\\\\"La Petite
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey through the charming waterways of the romantic Rhine River, aboard the friendly and comfortable MS Amadante. Enjoy your river cruise expedition with a tour ofAmsterdam’s legendary canals, and thehouse where Anne Frank once lived in hiding. Visit Cologne and its majestic Gothic …
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A beautiful marina, Cannes at night
$1,960
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Historic Monaco Grand Prix Trials

Cannes to Cannes - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Admire Monaco's emblematic spots
  • Enjoy Portoferraio's vineyards
  • Visit 1 of Europe's top 10 beaches
  • Observe prehistoric engraved stones
Starts/ Ends in:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
There is no better way to sail the Mediterranean than onboard a great sailing vessel ship, the Royal Clipper, with tickets to the historicF1Monaco Grand Prixto complete your holiday. Visit Palombaggia, the most famous beach in Corsica. Explore Alguero's bustling historic center, a unique spot …
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Part of the beautiful French Riviera, Monaco sits high on a cliff.
$1,960
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Rome to Cannes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Explore Napoleon's birthplace
  • Sail into Bonifacio's harbor
  • Visit Monaco, full of allure
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
Starts/ Ends in:
Rome / Cannes
Activities:
Local Market, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your 8-day journey from Rome to Cannes, in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome. Sail to Bonifacio, Corsica, a bustling port town in a protected harbor with excellent seafood restaurants and a modern marina. Leave the cliffs of Corsica behind and make your way to one of Sardinia's …
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Salt Pond in Camargue, Southern Provence, France
$2,625
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The Gateway to Provence, the Camargue, the Rhône and the Saône

Martigues-Lyon via Arles - 7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Van Gogh
  • Admire indigenous Camargue horses
  • Join an excursion through Lyon
  • Enjoy the cruise on Saône to Rhone
  • See Avignon and the Papal Palace
Starts/ Ends in:
Lyon / Lyon
Activities:
River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Martigues to Lyon via Arles, the Camargue, Avignon and Tain l'Hermitage, go on an unforgettable cruise. Visit The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave which contains some of the best-preserved figurative cave paintings in the world, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. In the …
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View from the harbour of Basel, Switzerland
$1,700
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An Exceptional Cruise: Three Different Countries

Strasbourg Roundtrip - 5 Day Itinerary aboard MS Monet
  • Visit the Automobile Museum
  • See Lake Constance and Rhine Falls
  • Discover and explore Mainau
Starts/ Ends in:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join MS Monet on its 5-day river cruise in the heart of Switzerland and experience unforgettable moments. You will travel to the island of Mainau, an island of extreme natural beauty. You will also go to the Rhine Falls, Europe's largest waterfall and hop aboard the Glacier Express, which will …
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The city of Bonifacio is built on stunning seaside cliffs along the riviera
$3,985
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French & Italian Rivieras with Corsica

8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Azzurra
  • Visit Bonifacio and Calvi, Corsica
  • Explore Porto Ercole's architecture
  • Relax on the shores of Portoferraio
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Nice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Emerald Azzura to start your 8-day adventure in Rome's port of Civitavecchia before cruising north to Port Ercole which is perched on the coast of Tuscany, and on to the towns of Bonifacio and Calvi on the northern tip of Corsica. Including stops along the Italian and French rivieras …
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Visit the famed vineyards of France
$5,440
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Gastronomy, Vineyards & Grands Crus

Lisbon to Saint Malo - 10 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • View wine and gastronomy
  • Explore Tower of Belem
  • Visit the Balenciaga Museum
  • Spend time at Bordeaux
Starts/ Ends in:
Lisbon / Saint Malo
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board on L’Austral for a 10-day cruise to the land of rich flavors and discover all the know-how and excellence of Alain Ducasse’s teams during prestigious gala dinners. From the port of Leixões, visit Porto the capital of the northern region of Portugal, a “city of …
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Explore the legendary city of Paris
$6,598
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Grand France

Southbound - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Poetry II
  • Explore the heart of Paris
  • Join the guided tour of Vernon
  • Discover the architectures
  • Visit the Palace of the Popes
  • Marvel at the Roman Amphitheater
Starts/ Ends in:
Paris / Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône
Activities:
Biking, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Avalon Poetry II and begin cruising in Paris, sailing along theSeine River to the picturesque Normandy region.Go on an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches thenvisit the gothic Rouen Cathedral in Rouen. While sailing alongSaône and Rhône Rivers, exploreFrance’s …
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Explore Roman ruins in Southern France
$6,848
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Grand France

Northbound - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Poetry II
  • Marvel at the Roman Amphitheater
  • Explore the Palace of the Popes
  • Discover the architectures
  • Join the guided tour of Vernon
  • Discover the heart of Paris
Starts/ Ends in:
Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône / Paris
Activities:
Biking, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your journey on the Rhone River visiting Arles then to thehistorical Avignon wherethe 14th-century Palace of the Popes sits.The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and join a tour on thismedieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins.The Seine River offers a choice of …
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Famous view of Lyon, France
$6,495
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South of France

11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Sapphire
  • Tour St. Rémy & St. Paul de Mausole
  • Enjoy a Palais des Papes' concert
  • Explore Château de Cormatin
Starts/ Ends in:
Lyon / Lyon
Activities:
Cooking Class, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 11-day cruise through Lyon. Visit the estate of Château Meursault and taste some of its acclaimed wines, join a guided walk of Tain l’Hermitage or enjoy a hike to Heritage Hill. Take a tour of the city of Avignon to explore the Popes’ Palace and the famed St. Benezet Bridge. You …
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The Palais des Papes dominates the Avignon skyline
$2,999
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Burgundy & Provence

8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Catherine
  • Enjoy a visit to ruins in Tarascon
  • Tour the Rue de Doux old city
  • Learn about silk weaving at Lyon
  • Visit the Palace of the Popes
Starts/ Ends in:
Avignon / Lyon
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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 river banks. Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh. …
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Explore the legendary city of Paris
$3,299
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Paris & Normandy

8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Joie de Vivre
  • Visit the Château de La Roche-Guyon
  • Walk through the city of Rouen
  • Experience Honfleur by foot
  • Tour Paris with expert guides
Starts/ Ends in:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Normandy has been the setting for many battles over the centuries, including the D-Day invasion of WWII, and the Normandy Beaches. You will have a rare chance to visit several of its historic sites, including Omaha Beach. Experience a different side of Northern France’s history with a tour of …
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Explore the historic cities and towns of the Bordeaux region
$2,899
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Brilliant Bordeaux

Bordeaux-Bordeaux - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Sail along three stunning rivers
  • Drive from Blaye to Bourg
  • Bordeaux heritage walking tour
Starts/ Ends in:
Bordeaux / Bordeaux
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Land & Sea, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a scenic drive from Blaye to Bourg along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie and marvel at the sights of Blaye Fortress and Lansac Windmill along the way. Slow things down in Libourne and on your return to Bordeaux with multiple wine tastings, village tours, a farmers’ market visit and …
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Famous view of Lyon, France
$5,669
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Colors of Provence

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amakristina
  • Enjoy Lyon's culinary delights
  • Visit the Beaujolais wine region
  • Join a Provencal cooking lesson
  • Admire Antoni Gaudi’s works
Starts/ Ends in:
Paris / Barcelona
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Cooking Class, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise through France’s legendary wine growing regions, home to such famous vintages as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône. Enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at ancient Roman ruins, stroll through medieval villages, and shop for Provencal crafts. Visit the UNESCO World …
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Relax by the sea in sunny Nice
$5,845
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Nice to Barcelona

8 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud Spirit
  • Admire the natural beauty of Nice
  • Explore Cassis
  • Discover charming Collioure
  • Visit Barcelona, Spain
Starts/ Ends in:
Nice / Barcelona
Activities:
Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail from France to Spain during this exciting 8-day voyage aboard the Sea Cloud Spirit. Visit beautiful Nice, taste some delicate white wines in Cassis, discover the best places and stunning architectures at Sete, Collioure, and reach the Spanish city of Barcelona. On this voyage, relax and …
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