Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous Europe river cruise holiday along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers—with highlights for wine lovers. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam, as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. Transfer to France’s Burgundy region and Beaune for a visit to Hôtel-Dieu. Board your second Suite Ship in St. Jean de Losne.
Accompanying you on your river cruise through France is a Master of Wine who presents lectures, tastings, and wine-pairings on board your ship. In Mâcon, take an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, a culinary tour in the French gastronomic capital of Lyon, with a tour of the Beaujolais area and onboard wine-pairing dinner. Enjoy a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape in Avignon. In the vineyard hills of Tournon, indulge in a wine and chocolate tasting at the Cité du Chocolat at Valrhona or a hike in the vineyards.
Disembark your ship in Port-Saint-Louis, and transfer to Aix-en-Provence to begin your Monograms holiday. Enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its mix of architectural styles. This was Cézanne’s hometown, and in your free time, consider a tour following in the artist’s footsteps. Travel via high-speed train for Nice for two more nights in France. Walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco or Cannes—known for its famous film festival. At your service is an expert Monograms Local Host who is available to assist you throughout your stay in Aix-en-Provence and Nice.