Tributaries of the Rhine
Cruise five contrasting rivers linking France and Germany; the Rhine, Neckar, Main, Moselle and Saar
Against a backdrop of varied and beautiful landscapes, the reasons for embarking on a tour of France are manifold. With its exquisite cuisine and coveted vineyards, sleepy villages and chic cities, and ancient houses and modern museums, France is sure to satisfy mind, body and soul.
You’ll witness the French joie de vivre whatever path you take through the country. You could choose to roam the romantic rural landscapes, explore undulating woods, orchards and pastures or absorb the culture of the capital: fashionable Paris.
Alternatively, if you’re an architecture enthusiast, you might want to appreciate the 18th-century buildings and quintessentially French squares complete with fountains and classical façades that can be found the length and breadth of France.
Good food and drink is deliciously unavoidable in France. And where better to sample some of the best dishes in the world than Lyon – the second city and the country’s undisputed gastronomic capital.
The waterways of France combine beautiful countryside with historic towns and villages. As you glide along peaceful waters, you’ll gain a fresh understanding on why Cézanne and Van Gogh were inspired by Provence, or what drew great French painters such as Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Gauguin and Renoir to the River Seine. Let the landscape of monasteries, abbeys, villages and chateaux be your muse and help you paint your own magical memories.
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Departures up to 2020!
Welcome to our Worldwide Journeys bringing you innovative itineraries delivered by travel experts.
An exceptional collection of small group, inspirational journeys and extraordinary experiences
Welcome to our new River & Coastal Cruises brochure bringing you innovative itineraries delivered by travel experts.
Within this compilation of travel arrangements we have sought to ‘amaze and surprise’ the first-time visitor and enthral the returning traveller.
An exceptional collection of Solo Groups and Classic Tours, all with No Single Supplement
Our ‘Secret’ itineraries have been specifically designed to introduce lesser-visited places that afford a more personal but equally rewarding experience
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Weather & Climate
France has an affable climate with long hot summers and cool winters, which bring snow to higher ground.
When to go
France is a popular year-round destination.
For all 2019 bookings made by 30th January 2019, deduct £150 per person.
An epic spring cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest through five countries on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, calling at Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Würzburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Melk, Vienna & Esztergom
For all 2019 bookings made by 30th January 2019, deduct £60.
27 July 2019
A river journey from Paris to the coast of Normandy through the magnificent scenery that inspired the Impressionist painters, visiting Monet’s house at Giverny, Honfleur & Rouen
For all 2019 bookings made by 30th January 2019, deduct £60 per person.
14 August 2019
Exploring the Garonne and Dordogne rivers and Gironde estuary, viewing Aquitaine’s famous vineyards, châteaux and bastide towns
For all 2019 bookings made by 30th January 2019, deduct £55.
22 April 2019
A traditional cruise on the Rhine visiting picturesque Amsterdam, historic Cologne, quaint Rüdesheim and charming Strasbourg