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Discover France’s rich cultural heritage, mouth-watering cuisine, and stunning scenery on one of these 159 top-rated France cruises in 2024. 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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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$5,059
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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 Cruises, 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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Naples at Sunset, Italy
$18,230
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Corsica & Sardinia

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Discover Cagliari
  • Visit Nuraghe Losa
  • Enjoy the medieval city of Alghero
  • Admire Bonifacio's unique views
Starts / Ends:
Naples / Naples
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 11-night voyage is dedicated to the exploration of two fiercely independent islands–Sardinia and Corsica. These islands share many historic elements through millennia of empires and civilizations, but still, maintain their identities and independent attitudes from their governing nations …
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Warm lights glow through the blue hour in Lyon
$3,699
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Colors of Provence - Cruise Only

Lyon - Arles - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amakristina
  • Tour the highlights of Lyon, France
  • Stop at the home of a local vintner
  • Learn about olive farming tradition
  • Take the Artist Experience tour
Starts / Ends:
Lyon / Arles
Activities:
Biking, Cooking Classes, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise through France's famed wine regions, including Beaujolais and the Côte du Rhône. Your 8-day European river cruise adventure begins in Lyon, France. Visit local wineries for wine tastings, marvel at old Roman ruins, meander through medieval villages, and shop for Provencal …
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Bordeaux
$3,699
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Taste of Bordeaux - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadolce
  • Explore Bordeaux, a UNESCO Site
  • Taste distinguished French wine
  • Tour the Château Latour wine estate
  • Visit Libourne's colorful market
Starts / Ends:
Bordeaux / Bordeaux
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Indulge yourself with all the beauty and charm of the Bordeaux region on this exclusive 8-day cruise aboard the glamorous MS Amadolce. Begin this delightful cruise inBordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine in Southwestern France and one of the world’s undisputed wine capitals. Discover stately …
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Nymphea Chateau dAmboise
$5,790
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European Canal Cruises

7 Day Itinerary aboard Nymphea
  • Visit Chateaus
  • Experience locally-produced wine
  • Visit Leonardo Da Vinci's home
Activities:
Barge Cruising, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Nymphea isthe ideal vessel for navigating the beautiful sandy beaches of the River Cher in the Loire Valley. Very few other vessels are able to cruise this magical waterway. You will even get to cruise through the arches of probably the most-photographed château in the Loire Valley, …
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Explore the legendary city of Paris
$10,390
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Highlights of Normandy & The Seine

Paris Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Gem
  • Be amazed with the town of Conflans
  • Explore the Rouen Cathedral
  • Visit Normandy Cemetery
  • Enjoy Giverny and Monet’s garden
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Let the luxurious Scenic Gem journey through the highlights of northwestern France. Explore magnificent châteaux and quaint seaside towns, see the sights that have inspired world-renowned artists for centuries and experience the emotion of visiting heartwarming memorials to those fallen in …
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Visit beautiful Mont Saint Michel in France's Normandy region
$3,899
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Paris & Normandy

Paris Roundtrip - 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:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, 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 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 the …
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$3,788
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Get Away From It All: An Emotional Journey from Saone-et-Loire to the Cote d'Or

Dijon - Dijon - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Danièle
  • Discover Santenay
  • Enjoy Chalon-sur-Saône wines
  • Explore Petit-Ouges
  • Visit Burgundy vineyards
Starts / Ends:
Dijon / Dijon
Activities:
Biking, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
From Saint-Léger-sur-Dheune to Dijon, join us for a unique journey along the Burgundy canal to discover cities with distinctive charm. Visit Saint-Jean-de-Losne and its Musée de la Batellerie, recounting the history of navigation, and taste regional products and wines in Santenay. …
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Explore Paris, the legendary city of light
$14,990
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Normandy & Gems of the Seine

11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Gem
  • Marvel at the iconic Eiffel Tower
  • Visit the Rouen Cathedral
  • Explore Honfleur
  • Tour Monet's gardens in Giverny
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Step aboard the luxurious Scenic Gem and set off on a journey to explore the highlights of the Seine River. Explore magnificent châteaux, visit quaint seaside towns, andtour the historic Normandy beaches.Wander the famed streets of Paris and take in the sights that have inspired …
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Vineyards in France
$6,450
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Southern Burgundy Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard L’Impressionniste
  • Visit Clos de Vougeot
  • Private wine tastings & Tours
  • Tour Dijon and its markets
  • Explore Château de Bussy-Rabutin
  • Visit to Beaune
  • Lunch at Château de Beaune
  • Visit Châteauneuf-en-Auxois
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Towpath for walking and cycling
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a 7-day cruise onL’Impressionniste as she takes you to the different captivating places in Burgundy. Relax onboard while leisurely cruising through the beautiful French countryside where you will see grazing white Charolais cattle and quaint villages. Explore old Dijon and browse …
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Explore colorful Nice
$4,745
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Corsican Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard MV La Belle des Océans
  • Discover Corsica
  • Cruise the coast of Gulf of Porto
  • Visit Calanques de Piana
  • Explore the Balagne Region
Starts / Ends:
Nice / Nice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enticed by its allure as a veritable paradise on earth, discover the wonders of Corsica's coastline and mountains. Discover the sea's kaleidoscope of blue and the high peaks' fresh alpine air during an eight-day voyage. Take a trip to the island's most popular spots, such as …
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Athos crossing beutiful landscapes
$5,690
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Classic Cruise - Canal du Midi

7 Day Itinerary aboard Athos
  • Tour the medieval city Carcassonne
  • Wine tasting at a local château
  • Visit Pezenas
  • Pass through the Fonserannes locks
  • Visit Narbonne
  • Cross the Orb canal bridge
  • Walking and cycling
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Join an exciting 7-day cruise on board the Athos ship. Enjoy the different places along the way while cruising the Canal Du Midi. Explore the history of the walls in Carcassonne and browse artisans shops in Pezenas filled with painters, hat makers and costume designers. You might choose to bird …
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Rosa quaint towns
$5,490
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European Classic Cruise - Gascony, France

7 Day Itinerary aboard Rosa
  • Cruise Pont Canal du Cacor
  • Visit to Château de Goudourville
  • Tour the castle of Nerac
  • Taste the wines of the region
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the beauty of Gascony as Rosa takes you on a 7-day cruise to see the countryside of Southern France. Take some time to stroll the historic old town of Montauban on your first day of the tour. Pass through the marvelous water bridge of Pont Canal du Cacor and be fascinated with its …
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Incredible Vineyards of Bordeaux
$5,490
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European Classic Cruise - Bordeaux

7 Day Itinerary aboard Rosa
  • Tour Saint Emilion
  • Visit Château de Duras
  • Visit the Bastide village
  • Taste the local wines of Bordeaux
  • Cruise across the Agen aqueduct
Starts / Ends:
Boé / Castet-en-Dorthe
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the hub of the famed wine-growing region of France aboard the luxury barge Rosa for a 7-day intimate cruise. Sail across one of the longest masonry aqueducts in France, which spans the River Garonne. Explore the historic architecture of the region, including a visit to the medieval town of …
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Stop in Avignon on your cruise of the Rhône river.
$3,599
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Burgundy & Provence

Arles - Lyon - 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
Starts / Ends:
Arles / Lyon
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an unforgettable cruise aboard the S.S. Catherine for 8 days, journey through Burgundy & Provence. Immerse yourself in the region's rich culture as you savor its renowned wine and cuisine. Wander through the historic streets of Arles, made famous by Van Gogh himself. Marvel at the …
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Montbuoy
$8,550
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European Classic Cruise - Upper Loire & Western Burgundy

7 Day Itinerary aboard Renaissance
  • Visit Château de la Bussière
  • Cruise the aqueduct at River Loire
  • Visit Gien
  • Enjoy wine tasting
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the luxury hotel barge Renaissance and embark on a 7-day cruise through the rivers and canals of France. Cruise over Gustav Eiffel's famous aqueduct spanning the Loire River. Take some time to explore the beautiful village and canals of Montargis either on foot or bicycle. Take a …
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Pastries at Les Halles Market in Dijon, France
$8,550
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Southern Burgundy Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard Finesse
  • Tour of the historic city of Dijon
  • Visit Château de Germolles
  • Tour Château de Chamirey
  • Eat lunch at a Michelin restaurant
  • Tour of ancient Autun
  • Walk and bike to explore
  • Walk and bike to explore
Starts / Ends:
St-Julien-sur-Dheune / Saint Jean de Losne
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Treat yourself with a 7-day trip on the Finesse while cruising around Southern Burgundy. Relax while on the upper deck and take in the stunning scenery. Experience the history of Dijon and themagnificence of Notre-Dame. Visit14th-century Château de Germolles, the preserved residenceof the …
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Strasbourg Canal
$6,950
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European Classic Cruise - Alsace & Lorraine

7 Day Itinerary aboard Panache
  • Tour Strasbourg
  • Explore Route des Vins d'Alsace
  • Visit the Meteor Brewery
  • Tour Sarrebourg
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the land of storybook castles and picturesque villages of Alsace-Lorraine aboard the luxury hotel barge Panache on a wonderful 7-day trip to the eastern part of France. Tour the vineyards of Route des Vins d’Alsace for a private wine tasting and learn more about the region's art …
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