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Live one of the below 80 unique cultural experiences in France for 2022 or 2023. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Strasbourg, Paris, Calvi, Cannes, and Bonifacio have particularly rich cultures and can be visited on trips that include activities like village visits, wine tasting, biking, barge cruising, and local market visits and cost from $1,250 for experiences of 5 to 17 days. Tell us about your ideal cultural trip to France and our France experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Naples at Sunset, Italy
$16,950
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Corsica & Sardinia

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud
  • Discover Cagliari
  • Visit Nuraghe Losa
  • Enjoy the medieval city of Alghero
  • Admire Bonifacio's unique views
Starts/ Ends in:
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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The sunny coast of Sardinia
$1,850
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Ligurian Sea

Cannes Roundtrip - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Tour a vineyard in Portoferraio
  • Visit Monaco, full of allure
  • Discover medieval Alghero
  • View Corsica's landscapes
Starts/ Ends in:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the luxury tall ship Star Clipper on this special cruise which showcases the history, culture, and art of the western Mediterranean. Start in Cannes with its powdery golden sand and shallow crystal-clear blue water which deepens gradually. Admire the ancient citadel town of Bonifacio,perched …
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The clifftop town of Bonifacio, Corsica
$1,850
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Cannes to Rome

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Explore Napoleon's birthplace
  • Sail into Bonifacio's harbor
  • Visit Monaco, full of allure
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
Starts/ Ends in:
Cannes / Civitavecchia
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your 8-day journey from Cannes to Rome. From Cannes, sail to Monaco where you can experience true luxury.Spend time exploring the cliffs ofBonifacio and the beaches in East Corsica. Enjoy the mountainous landscape and tour Napoleon's birthplace of Ajaccio. Set sail for Portoferraio in …
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Relax by the sea near colorful Nice
$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
  • Explore France's Côte d'Azur
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Nice
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits
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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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 beautiful Mediterranean island of Corsica
$870
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Rome to Cannes

4 Day Itinerary aboard Royal Clipper
  • Sail into Bonifacio's harbor
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
  • Marvel at the town of Bonifacio
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Cannes
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on your 4-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 Bonifacio and visit Calvi. Finally disembark in Cannes, the …
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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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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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St Tropez, France
$1,850
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Rome to Cannes

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Tour a vineyard in Portoferraio
  • Explore Napoleon's birthplace
  • Discover Stintino's beaches
  • Observe the regatta at St. Tropez
Starts/ Ends in:
Civitavecchia / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the luxury tall ship Star Clipper on this special cruise which showcases the history, culture, and art of the western Mediterranean. Start in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome, then sail to Portoferraio. Admire the ancient citadel town of Bonifacio,perched high atop a seemingly impenetrable …
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Sunrise on the cliffs
$1,850
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Corsica & French Riviera

8 Day Itinerary aboard Star Clipper
  • Get a taste of local music & arts
  • Visit the charming Portofino
  • Discover Corsica's landscapes
  • Explore world-famous St. Tropez
Starts/ Ends in:
Cannes / Cannes
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Small Ship Sailing, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the most beautiful coastal towns, beaches, creeks, and celebrity villas of the French Riviera on this 8-day round-trip sailing cruise from Cannes. Enjoy a tour ofPortofino, a fishing village on the Italian Riveria coastline.Visit the coasts of L'ile Rousse and Calvi in Corsica. Enjoy …
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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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$3,435
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Get Away From It All: 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 in:
Dijon / Dijon
Activities:
Barge Cruising, Biking, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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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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Famous view of Lyon, France
$5,495
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Spectacular South of France

11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Sapphire
  • Tour St. Rémy & St. Paul de Mausole
  • Enjoy a concert at Palais des Papes
  • Explore Château de Cormatin
  • Explore Lyon
Starts/ Ends in:
Lyon / Lyon
Activities:
Cooking Classes, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
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. …
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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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Explore colorful Nice
$4,303
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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 in:
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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