Taste The French Wine in This Exclusive River Cruise France Vacation
One of the most beautiful countries with a voracious appetite for Wine, France showcases a range of those for its tourists. Starting from the beautiful capital city of Paris, you would get to taste wine across the country’s coastline. This 8-Days customized France vacation would include taking you to almost 13 destinations while giving you a chance to taste exquisite wines made in the locality. You will get to sip the extensive line up of wines made both locally and internationally aboard the ship that will take you places on the extended shoreline of France. You can also choose to have a choice of excursion planned especially for you such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes as well as some special interest tours. Apart from your choices and comforts, you can also take private tours and enjoy much of the weather and wine season of the country. Check out the highlights of the tour here –
Tour at a Glance
Arrive in the capital city of Paris to embark on a journey to tour the entire country of France in 8 days.
Get aboard the wine cruise and get along to different destinations while tasting the specialties of the locality.
Visit 13 destinations including the famous beach town of Normandy where American troops had landed to free France.
Check out the history as well as the culture of those places in the specialized tours of the region while coming back on the board every night.
Get your plans fixed for standard tours, bike tours, hikes as well as some special interest tours.
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
This specialized 8-days France Vacation will include a visit to all the major port towns of France aboard a cruise which will have enough accommodation for everyone. You will get to visit 13 destinations starting from Paris, the capital city, where you will embark on the ship. Check out a detailed explanation of the trip here –
Day 1: Arrival in Paris and Embarkation on the Cruise
On the first day of the trip, you will be arriving in the beautiful city of Paris. You will be meeting your tour operator and guide at the airport who would take you to the pre-booked hotel. Depending upon the time of the arrival, you can take a quick visit to the city of Light and take a peek at the most important destination of Eiffel Tower. Your embarkation on the cruise would take place in the evening and hence you can take a stroll or buy some stuff in the market till that time. your evening would be capped with a welcome aboard wine toast where all the tourist would make a toast to French superiority in winemaking.
Day 2: Visiting Les Andelys
On the second day of the French Vacation, you would be visiting the famous city of Les Andelys. Get to reveal the historical backdrop of Château Gaillard, the previous fortress of Richard the Lionheart, situated on the chalk cliff high over the Seine. Or then again, if you lean toward an increasingly dynamic experience, you can climb there from the banks of the Seine, appreciating the picturesque perspectives en route. For the individuals who wish to explore the area on two wheels, join a guided bicycle visit through the beguiling town of Les Andelys. After your experiences, appreciate a locally available wine sampling and set sail along the wandering Seine, getting a charge out of the wonderful perspectives on the Seine Valley's emotional white cliffs and hundreds of years old half-timbered houses.
Day 3: Visiting Le Havre
On the third day, you will wake to the sights of the beautiful city of Le Havre which is stunning in its ways. There are a few unique selections of outings, both during the morning and evening, contingent upon your interests. You can pick between an entire day journey to the ocean side town of Honfleur, famous for its beautiful harbor, and for being an uplifting site for Impressionist painters; or you can appreciate a half-day trip here that incorporates a Market visit in the available time. You additionally can part your day among Honfleur and the scrumptious Pays d'Auge area of Normandy, where apple juice, Calvados and Pommeau outrank French wine. This trip incorporates a beautiful seaside pass through Beaumont-en-Auge and Pont l'Eveque with a Calvados tasting. During the evening, you can join a city voyage through the UNESCO listed heritage site of Le Havre. Then again, you have the decision to go along Normandy's historical Alabaster Coast to the Fécamp Monastery. It is there that nineteenth-century wine trader Alexandre Le Grand rediscovered the formula for an exceptional solution to restorative homegrown alcohol known as la Bénédictine. Initially created by a Venetian priest, this secretive solution's perplexing flavor profile is certain to enchant the individuals who attempt it, which you will during your tasting. Should you wish to get increasingly dynamic, you can go on a bicycle voyage through La Havre.
Day 4: Visiting Caudebec-en-Caux and Normandy Beaches
On the fourth day of the France vacation, it is time for some beach time. Normandy is very close to every American and it pays back its tourists with its beautiful yet gloomy historical vibe. Today, you will be exploring its long lost positive side. Experience the Normandy district with one of three visits. For those wishing to go to the American area of the notable Normandy Beaches, you will visit the burial ground at Colleville-Sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, the big guns battery at Longues-Sur-Mer and the town of Arromanches, where the remaining parts of the drifting harbor utilized during the WWII arrivals can be seen. On the off chance that you like, you can visit the Gold and Juno shorelines in the British and Canadian areas, where you will visit Ranville Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge, the Canadian burial ground at Beny-sur-Mer, the WWII exhibition hall in Courseulle lastly Arromanches. If you wish to encounter an alternate sort of motivation, the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route will take you to the glorious noteworthy convents of the area. Or on the other hand voyage back in time with the intuitive shows and vessels at the Seine Museum.
Day 5: Visiting Rouen
The fifth day of the trip would be dedicated to the beautiful city of Rouen. Go through the morning getting a charge out of medieval Rouen with a decision of three journeys. Join a mobile visit past the forcing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted various occasions by Monet, and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, just as the Medieval Quarter and Great Clock. For the individuals who wish to be progressively dynamic, you can join a biking or hiking party around the city. Later in the day, you can explore the Jewish region of Rouen; or go on the "Flavors of Normandy" visit, where you'll be blessed to receive the delectable kinds of the locale, including chocolate, macaron, Norman cheddar, and juice.
Day 6: Visiting Vernon
The day has arrived when you would be close to the beautiful town of Vernon which has some awesome scenic destinations. While appreciating picturesque cruising in the first part of the day, thoroughly enjoy a locally available wine sampling. Toward the evening, you will be taken to the eighteenth century Château de Bizy, propelled by the plushness of Versailles. Appreciate an accompanied voyage through the salons and test some flavorful Norman cheeses and apple juice at unique tasting stations all through the bequest. If you incline toward an increasingly dynamic experience, go on a guided bicycle visit, taking in wonderful French farmland.
Day 7: Back to the Capital city
Today, your tour operator would take you to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris. Though you have taken a peek into the capital city, you will be visiting it entirely today. Visit Paris' well known Wine Museum, the Musee du Vin, situated in the core of the city, not a long way from the Eiffel Tower. The Wine Museum is housed in what used to be unrefined limestone quarries that were mined between the thirteenth and the eighteenth hundreds of years to supply the stones used to manufacture Paris. The three vaulted basements, which today houses the Wine Museum café, were utilized in the sixteenth and seventeenth hundreds of years by the Friars of Passy Monastery for putting away their wine. The exhibition hall's lasting accumulation contains more than 2,200 things and has been under the responsibility for Echansons Council of (Le Conseil des Échansons de France) since 1984. The accumulation pays tribute to ages of winemakers, basement experts, oenologists and coopers who have persistently consummated their specialty to deliver the most renowned vintages. You may likewise appreciate an elating bicycle ride around Paris to take in every one of the sights. The ideal method to top off your day is with a Champagne tasting locally available.
Day 8: Departure
Depending upon your schedule, your departure would be processed by your tour operator.