Arrive Paris, France
Arrive in Paris, where you are met and transferred to your elegant boutique hotel for check-in.
Paris | Surveying the City of Light
Explore the heart of medieval Paris this morning, with stops at Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie and views of Notre-Dame de Paris. After lunch at a local restaurant, the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Beaune | Medieval Marvel
Set out on a food walk in Montmartre, stopping to sample fresh-baked pastries, just-plucked produce and a variety of local delicacies. Transfer to Beaune to visit Hôtel-Dieu, a 15th-century charity hospital.
Beaune | Wine Capital of Burgundy
Travel to a family-run mustard mill for a private small-group tour and opportunity to make the piquant condiment. Join a local sommelier in his home for a tasting of vintage wines, followed by lunch. Next, travel to Lyon and board your ship with priority embarkation.
Mâcon | A Taste of Chardonnay
Arrive this morning in Mâcon. Travel to Cluny to tour the abbey. After lunch, continue to Chardonnay for a private wine tasting.
Chalon-Sur-Saône | Riverside Town
Dock in picturesque Chalon-sur-Saône and spend a morning at leisure exploring this delightful riverside town. After lunch aboard ship, visit medieval Brancion, continuing to the 17th-century Château de Cormatin.
Lyon | Historic Old Quarter
Arrive in Lyon to tour its old quarter, walking the hidden passageways of Croix-Rousse Hill and visiting a silk weavers’ workshop. Visit the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, which overlooks the city.
Avignon | Magnificent Palais des Papes
Explore Avignon, the 14th-century seat of Catholic popes. Continue to Pont du Gard for lunch in the shadow of the great aqueduct, followed by a tour. Back in Avignon, enjoy an exclusive dinner ashore.
Sénanque & Arles | Footsteps of Van Gogh
Begin your excursion in Arles, where Vincent van Gogh painted Café Terrace at Night, and stand in the exact spot where the artist set up his easel. In Saint Paul-de-Mausole, stop at a family-run Provençal farm for a home-cooked lunch. Complete the day at the Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque, famous for its fields of lavender.
Viviers | Local Pastimes
Visit Viviers on the Rhône River, meet some residents and play a traditional game of pétanque. Tonight, join the captain for a celebratory gala dinner.
After breakfast, transfer to Lyon Airport, where you board your homebound flight for departure.