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There's no better way to experience France's stunning scenery and historic towns than on a relaxing river cruise. Our cruises sail along the country's most beautiful rivers, giving you plenty of time to explore the sights and attractions of the best destinations like Strasbourg, Paris, Rouen, Avignon, and Vernon. Our knowledgeable guides will provide in-depth insight into French culture and history for you to experience France at its best. Popular activities include wine tasting, village visits, biking, urban exploration, and local market visits. Adventure Life's France cruise specialists can help you plan the perfect trip. Contact us to get started planning your trip now.
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$4,679
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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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Sprawling vineyards of France
$6,069
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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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Discover the history and art of Barcelona
$5,909
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Essence of Burgundy & Provence

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amacello
  • Visit Chillon Castle
  • Cooking class in Valence
  • Explore Tournus
  • Enjoy the “City of Gaudi” Barcelona
Starts/ Ends in:
Chalon Sur Saone / Barcelona
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this 14-day itinerary enlivens all your senses. Spend three nights in Geneva before going to Lyon, France’s culinary capital. Savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du …
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View from the harbour of Basel, Switzerland
$2,172
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The Moselle River, the Rhine Valley, and enchanting Alsace and Switzerland

Cochem to Strasbourg - 6 Day Itinerary aboard MS Monet
  • Tour Koblenz's famous fortress
  • Cruise up the stunning Rhine River
  • Visit Strasbourg
  • Explore Basel
Starts/ Ends in:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise the magical Moselle River and enjoy the gentle waters of the romantic Rhine Valley on this exceptional cruise from Cochem to Basel. Let yourself be whisked away by the meandering waters and discover the steep cliffs, majestic castles and impressive vineyards in an area teeming with history. …
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Strasbourg at dusk
$2,172
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Enchanting Alsace, Switzerland, the Rhine Valley, and the Moselle River

Strasbourg to Cochem - 6 Day Itinerary aboard MS Monet
  • Discover Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle
  • Explore Alsace's Wine Route
  • Visit the romantic Heidelberg
  • Tour the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Starts/ Ends in:
Strasbourg / Cochem
Activities:
Hiking, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cruise the magic Moselle River and enjoy the gentle waters of the Romantic Rhine Valley on this exceptional cruise from Cochem to Basel. Let yourself be whisked away by the meandering waters and discover the steep cliffs, majestic castles, and impressive vineyards in an area teeming with history. …
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Explore the legendary city of Paris
$4,995
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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 in:
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
$3,499
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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 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 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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Nymphea Chateau dAmboise
$5,050
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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 Cruise, Village Visit, 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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Warm lights glow through the blue hour in Lyon
$1,999
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Colors of Provence - Cruise Only

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 in:
Lyon / Avignon
Activities:
Biking, Cooking Class, Hiking, River Cruise, 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 Arles, France, the city where Vincent Van Gogh spent most of his life. Visit local wineries for wine tastings, marvel at old Roman ruins, …
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The views of Paris from Notre Dame Cathedral
$3,299
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Paris & Normandy - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalyra
  • Visit the Château de Bizy
  • Enjoy cider and wine tastings
  • Tour the historic Honfleur
  • See the beaches of Normandy
  • Explore the museums of Paris
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your European tour in magical Paris, the “City of Light,” where you embark upon your luxurious river cruise ship, MS Amalyra! Visit Honfleur, a charming French harbor town immortalized by generations of artists. Stroll through Rouen, the historic capital of Normandy, then take an …
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Arles overview
$3,395
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Sensations of Lyon and Provence

Lyon - Marseille - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Liberté
  • Visit the Arles Amphitheatre
  • Discover Palais des Papes
  • Walk along the streets of Viviers
  • Ride a bike and tour around Lyon
Starts/ Ends in:
Lyon / Marseille
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Feel the glory of the Roman Empire inArles when visiting theUNESCO World Heritage-listed Roman and Romanesque monuments of Arles and Arles Amphitheatre. Discover thetime that Vincent van Gogh spent in the city and get his inspiration for some of his famous arts like,the “Starry Night Over the …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$835
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Christmas on the Romantic Rhine

4 Day Itinerary aboard MS Leonard De Vinci
  • Christmas Markets in Strasbourg
  • Tour museums in Rüdesheim
  • Discover the history of Mainz
Starts/ Ends in:
Strasbourg / Strasbourg
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the MS Leonard De Vinci to join the 4-day cruise along the romantic Rhine Valley this Christmas and discover the famous Christmas market of Strasbourg, one of the biggest in Europe. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the end-of-year celebrations! You can also attend the famous …
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Eiffel Tower and the Seine River
$6,795
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Normandy & Gems of the Seine with Highlights of Paris

13 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 in:
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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Jardins de Luxembourg, Paris
$6,219
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Impressions of the Seine & Paris

14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadante
  • Explore onet’s gardens in Giverny
  • Discover Château d’Ambleville
  • Visit Château de Harcourt Arboretum
  • Enjoy Normandy’s beaches
Starts/ Ends in:
Paris' Seine River / Paris
Activities:
River Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be treated to some of France’s most idyllic towns, including Lyons-la-Forêt, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France; the seaside resort town of Honfleur, a favorite among the Impressionists; and Le Bec-Hellouin, a village with an exceptionally profound religious past …
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Warm lights glow through the blue hour in Lyon
$5,066
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Idyllic Rhône

Lyon-Tarascon - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Sapphire
  • Visit the beautiful city of Lyon
  • Explore the region of Beaujolais
  • Uncover the history of Vienne
  • Explore the ancient town of Viviers
Starts/ Ends in:
Lyon / Avignon
Activities:
Biking, Cooking Classes, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the beautiful region of Provence, France, world-renowned for its distinctive cuisine and artistic culture. Cruise from Lyon to Avignon along the Rhône and Sâone rivers aboard the luxurious Scenic Sapphire and enjoy an exclusive Scenic culinaire experience. Relax with a wine …
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Bordeaux
$3,299
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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 in:
Bordeaux / Bordeaux
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruise, 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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Pristine towns line the canals of France
$3,582
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Charming Provence: a barge cruise in Southern France

Arles to Sète - 7 Day Itinerary aboard Anne-Marie
  • Visit the city of Aigues-Mortes
  • Join an excursion to the Camargue
  • Explore the Étang De Thau museum
  • Enjoy Mont Saint-Clair's view
Activities:
Barge Cruising, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In this 7-day cruise, aboard the Anne-Marie, navigate along the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal. Begin your journey with a tour of Arles, its cultural centers and Roman ruins. Then travel inland to find about olive oil production in Provence. Continue cruising and …
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Village
$3,516
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Meandering Along the Burgundy, Saône and Centre Canal

7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Déborah
  • Enjoy tasting local wines
  • Tour of Chalon-sur-Saône
  • Hike to Cirque du Bout du Monde
  • Walk across the charming Santenay
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take a magnificent journey through the Saône-et-Loire and La Côte d'Or regions of France on this 7-day French canal cruise. Sail by the banks of the Saône River and discover the attractions of the Canal du Centre, 'the canal of the two seas.' Linking the Saône …
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