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Live one of the below 73 unique France cultural experiences for 2024 or 2025. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like village visits, cruises, river cruises, wine tasting, and biking and cost from $1,250 for experiences of 5 to 17 days. Tell us about your ideal France cultural trip and our France experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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French Alpine village of Les Contamines-Montjoie
$9,901
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Mount Blanc Hiking Adventure

10 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy the view of Chamonix
  • Hike the Mont Blanc
  • Admire the Bioniassay glacier
  • Explore Courmayeur Alpine resort
  • Hike the old trail valley in Trient
Starts / Ends:
Geneva / Geneva
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Challenging
Discover the enchanting surroundings and a breathtaking journey through the French and Italian Alps on this 10-day hiking trip from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc, and admire the highest mountain in Europe and the beautiful landscape of the Alps. Visit the incredible, world-famous mountain resort 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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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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$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:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
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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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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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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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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Historic town of Auxurre and Yonne River in Burgundy
$5,690
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Burgundy Cruise

7 Day Itinerary aboard L'Art de Vivre
  • Explore Auxerre and the cathedral
  • Wine tasting of Chablis
  • Tour Noyers-sur-Serein
  • Visit town of Vezelay
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Join the exciting 7-day cruising adventure aboard the L’Art de Vivre and be blown away by the delectable food, stunning structures and breathtaking views all over Burgundy.Explore Auxerre by wandering through the streets to view theluxurious Renaissance houses and the magnificent cathedral …
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Canal du Midi in France
$5,690
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Canal Du Midi Voyage - Le Somail to Marseillan

7 Day Itinerary aboard Anjodi
  • Visit the historic Pezenas
  • Explore Narbonne
  • Cruise through history at Malpas
  • Tour medieval Carcassonne
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Enjoy a spectacular 7-day cruise touring along Canal Du Midi and discover its beauty with your very own eyes. This classic cruise will start with a casual introduction of the journey and chilled champagne. Get a glimpse of history as you visit the most complete medieval fortified city, the …
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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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Vineyards of France
$7,550
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Canal Du Midi Voyage- Sallèles d’Aude to Trèbes

7 Day Itinerary aboard Enchanté
  • Tour wineries and taste fine wine
  • Tour Narbonne's palace and market
  • Visit an olive oil press
  • Visit beautiful Lagrasse
Activities:
Biking, Local Market Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Join an exciting 7-day cruise aboard Enchanté while cruising along Canal Du Midi where you can explore, discover, relax and be amazed on the spectacular views all throughout the tour. Partake in a wine tour and tasting offine Minervois wines. Visit Narbonne and visit the Archbishop's …
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