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Embark on a voyage through time with our 18 meticulously curated archaeological site visits in France for 2024. These tours offer an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of French history, from the Roman ruins that whisper tales of ancient empires to medieval villages where time stands still. Over a range of days, you will cruise along France's storied rivers and explore its vibrant cities, each offering a unique window into the past. With prices beginning at $2,510 to $40,940, these journeys are not just trips but timeless adventures steeped in culture and history. Whether it's savoring Lyon's gastronomic delights or partaking in Provençal cooking classes amidst landscapes that inspired Van Gogh, every moment is designed to deepen your connection with this magnificent land. To weave your own narrative into the enduring legacy of France, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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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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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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Panorama of Rouen at sunset
$3,699
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Paris to Normandy

8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Tapestry II
  • See the Astronomical Clock
  • Visit the gothic Rouen Cathedral
  • Stroll through the heart of Paris
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 8-day French river cruise aboard the Avalon Tapestry II, 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 …
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Sprawling vineyards of 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:
Paris / Barcelona
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Cooking Classes, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
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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Explore the historic cities and towns of the Bordeaux region
$3,299
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Brilliant Bordeaux

Bordeaux Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Bon Voyage
  • Sail along three stunning rivers
  • Drive from Blaye to Bourg
  • Join a Bordeaux walking tour
Starts / Ends:
Bordeaux / Bordeaux
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, 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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Explore Paris, the legendary city of light
$2,596
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The Meandering Seine

Paris - Honfleur - 7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Botticelli
  • Discover Fontainebleau's palace
  • Enjoy your walking tour in Honfleur
  • Join a tour in Paris
  • Discover ruins of abbeys in France
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Honfleur
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Sail the Seine, the second-longest river in France, on this 7-day voyage through Northern France. Join the crew of MS Botticelli for a unique river journey from the charming French harbor of Paris, the "City of Light" to Honfleur. Dive into the beauty and history of France on its …
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Charming timber houses of Honfleur
$2,510
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The Meandering Seine

Paris to Honfleur - 7 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seine Princess
  • Discover Fontainebleau's palace
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Honfleur
  • Join a tour in Paris
  • Discover French abbey ruins
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Honfleur
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Sail the Seine, the second-longest river in France, on this 7-day voyage through Northern France. Join the crew of MS Seine Princess for a unique river journey from the charming French harbor of Paris, the "City of Light," to Honfleur. Dive into the beauty and history of France on its …
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Wander through Paris' historic Montmartre district
$2,999
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Paris & the Heart of Normandy

Paris-Rouen-Paris - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Cruises
  • Visit the Château de La Roche-Guyon
  • Walk through the city of Rouen
  • Explore Giverny and Claude Monet
  • Tour Paris with expert guides
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Paris
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Dock in the heart of Paris, admiring views of the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty’s smaller French twin from your ship. Experience history firsthand at the Normandy beaches and delight in Rouen’s Gothic architecture. Explore Giverny and Claude Monet’s charming house …
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Stop in beautiful Basel, Switzerland
$3,499
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Tour the Kaysersberg village
  • Wander through historic Strasbourg
  • Enjoy wine tasting at Boppard
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the legendary Rhine on a cruise aboard the S.S. Antoinette. Each bend of the river reveals the spires of historic churches and castles, while vines climb the beautiful hills. Marksburg Castle is one of the few castles on the Rhine that has never been …
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Explore historic Bonifacio atop the cliffs of Corsica
$7,690
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Mediterranean Island Voyage: Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, and Elba – with Smithsonian Journeys

Valletta - Nice - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Bougainville
  • Discover Mediterranean islands
  • Experience ancient ruins
  • Admire Byzantine-Arab mosaics
  • Explore medieval towns
  • Discover local cuisine
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Nice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on this 8-day Mediterranean Island Voyage with Smithsonian Journeys from Valletta to Nice on Le Bougainvillewhere you can engage in discussions with two Smithsonian Journeys Experts onboard.Explore five Mediterranean islands on one itinerary, starting from Malta and moving on to Sicily, …
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Brilliant tulips growing near Amsterdam
$10,179
Savings
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Gems of Western Europe

11 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Experience Lisbon's historic charm
  • Stroll through Tresco Abbey Gardens
  • Wander Tresco Abbey Gardens
  • Relax on a sea day with ocean views
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Lisbon
Activities:
Adventure Options, Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Spa Relaxation, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day European coastal cruise aboard SH Diana, starting in the vibrant city of Amsterdam. Explore Zeebrugge’s charming medieval architecture and Bruges’ romantic canals. Discover Honfleur’s artistic heritage and Saint-Malo’s pirate past. Delight in the …
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Explore Basel
$4,499
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Castles along the Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Victoria
  • Tour the capital of Alsatian wines
  • Enjoy a visit the Romanesque cathed
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle
  • Walk through Strasbourg
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Basel
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day voyage aboard the River Empress is an ideal holiday for castle lovers. Sail along the Rhine river and 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 …
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Enjoy stunning views of the Mediterranean
$6,799
BOGO
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Accent on Italy

Valetta Roundtrip - 10 Day Itinerary aboard World Traveller
  • Uncover Rome's hidden catacombs
  • Experience Blue Grotto in Capri
  • Explore Gozo's serene bays
  • Savor Ajaccio's culinary delights
Starts / Ends:
Valletta / Valletta
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 10-day Mediterranean cruise from the captivating Valletta, Malta. Explore the rich history and architecture of Valletta before venturing to Lipari Island, where you can marvel at volcanic landscapes and ancient citadels. Discover the beauty of Capri, Italy, with its stunning Blue Grotto …
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Romantic evening light over Basel
$3,699
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Castles along the Rhine

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard River Queen
  • Tour to the Kaysersberg village.
  • Visit the historic town Strasbourg.
  • Explore beautiful Marksburg Castle.
  • Walk through the Town of Cologne
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine in a unique with the River Queen. The spires of medieval churches and castles appear around each bend in the river and vineyards climb the verdant hillsides. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an …
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Explore quaint towns along the Rhine
$3,999
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Castles Along the Rhine

8 Day Itinerary aboard River Empress
  • Tour the capital of Alsatian wines
  • Visit a Romanesque cathedral
  • Visit the Marksburg Castle.
  • Walk through Strasbourg
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Biking, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day voyage aboard the River Empress is an ideal holiday for castle lovers. Sail along the Rhine river and 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 …
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A view of Helsinki, the largest city in Finland.
$12,630
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Musical New Year in the Gulf of Bothnia

Kemi - Helsinki - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Kemi's snow castle
  • Enjoy the Santa Claus Village
  • Discover Gammelstad's church-town
  • Visit Rauma's UNESCO old town
Starts / Ends:
Paris / Helsinki
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 9-day Musical New Year cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot, exploring the enchanting Gulf of Bothnia. Kemi, a Finnish Lapland gem, welcomes you with a snow castle, husky sledding, and reindeer encounters. Head north to Rovaniemi's Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle. Oulu's …
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Explore the ancient ruins of Rome
$5,999
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Italy & France Allure

Rome - Barcelona - 8 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Visit the Coliseum to catacombs
  • Explore town of San Remo
  • Explore French Riviera in Menton
  • Discover food market in Barcelona
Starts / Ends:
Civitavecchia / Barcelona
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 8-day Mediterranean voyage aboard World Navigator commencing from Civitavecchia, Italy. Begin by delving into Rome's rich history to picturesque Portofino, Livorno's gateway to Pisa and Florence, and San Remo, famed for its music festival and floral beauty. Explore Menton's …
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Explore beautiful Barcelona
$12,799
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Timeless Tastes & Treasure

Barcelona - Venice - 15 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Visit Barrakka Panoramic Lifts
  • Explore French Riviera and Old Nice
  • Visit the town of Côte d'Azur
  • Do truffle-hunting in Tuscany
Starts / Ends:
Barcelona / Venice
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day Timeless Tastes & Treasure Cruise from Barcelona to Venice aboard World Navigator. Along Valletta's Grand Harbor, start with the Barrakka Panoramic Lifts, for a sunset with an extended evening in port. Enjoy a late night in Monte Carlo, to explore the scenery of the …
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