Uniworld ~ Ultimate France

Ultimate France riverboat cruise is an incredible 22-Days tour of France that is an experience of a life-time. In three weeks you will sail aboard the most luxurious riverboats that Uniworld has to offer. The River Baroness, River Royale, and the S.S. Catherine. Once you arrive in France, you will embark the first part of your cruise in Paris. You will spend the next week cruising on the Seine River and visiting all of the sites along the way. Visit Monet's home in Giverny and take in the sites of the Normany Beaches. Also take a walking tour that follows the Footsteps of Vincent van Gogh.

 
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ULTIMATE FRANCE WILL SHOW YOU ALL OF THE BEST REGIONS OF FRANCE
21-NIGHT RIVERBOAT CRUISE FROM PAIS TO LYON


France Cruises Viviers France Begin this spellbinding journey in the capital city of Paris, where you'll set sail on the Seine and glide through the beautiful Norman countryside. No visit to this region would be complete without a stop at Giverny, home to Monet and the immortalized water lilies of his garden. Nor would it be complete without a compelling trip to the beaches of Normandy and the D–Day Museum at Arromanches. Visit the picturesque port town of Honfleur, made famous by the Impressionists, and Auvers–Sur–Oise, where Van Gogh spent the last months of his life, before returning to Paris for more of the city's spectacular offerings.

In Bordeaux, meet your next luxury ship and begin a magnificent cruise that incorporates three distinctive rivers, the Garonne, the Gironde, and the Dordogne. This may be home to the world's most celebrated wine–growing region but it's also home to famed Perigord truffles, Arcachon oysters and ambrosial canneles. It's also home to world–renowned chef Philippe Etchebest, who has designed a special epicurean dinner menu exclusively for Uniworld guests. Experience all this region has to offer—quaint village farmers' markets, scenic drives, a mysterious underground church—and enjoy exclusive wine chateau tours.

Your final leg of your journey takes you to Burgundy and Provence. Board the luxurious S.S. Catherine and follow the Rhone and Saone rivers through the beautiful Provencal landscape beloved by artists like Cezanne and Gauguin. Come to know another of the region's most celebrated painters, Van Gogh, on a walking tour of Arles, the town he called home during the most productive years of his life. Visit the Palace of the Popes in Avignon; enjoy local wine tastings – especially a wine and chocolate pairing at a chateau in Tournon; stroll the charming Medieval lanes of Viviers; and explore the famed farmers' market in Lyon (this is the capital of French gastronomy), and tour the city illuminated at night.

From glimmering Paris to the windswept Atlantic coast, and from the Pyrenees to Provence – Ultimate France is the ultimate celebration of French joie de vivre.

Who will enjoy this cruise: Art history enthusiasts, oenophiles, gastronomes, and lovers of the many fine things in life. Those who wish to simply sail and stroll through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.

Ultimate France is a combination of three itineraries:
     • Paris & Normandy
     • Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux
     • Burgundy & Provence

Your Cruise Package INCLUDES:
  • 21-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the striking New S.S. Catherine,
    River Baroness, and River Royale
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 21 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 21 dinners
  • 3 Captain's Welcome and 3 Farewell Receptions
  • 3 Welcome Galas and 3 Farewell Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks,
    specialty coffee and tea, and bottled water
  • 36 excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Go Active," "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day", and "Gentle Walking" programs
  • 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks throughout your cruise
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Signature Lecture: "Vincent van Gogh's Troubled Destiny"
    a total of 3 Signature Lectures
  • Exclusive Epicurean Adventurer Program™

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At A Glance

  •  Up to 159 passengers, Luxury & Signature

  • From USD$10,199 per person

  • Region: Paris, Bordeaux, Provence

  • Access: Paris TGV Station/Airport

  • Start City: Paris

  • End City: Lyon

  • Cruise Highlights: 36 excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, fully hosted by English-speaking local expert. Visit 6 UNESCO World Heritage Site. Full-day Normandy Beaches and a Choice of D-Day Museum at Arromanches Walking tour of Rouen. Visit Honfleur, a charming French harbor town. Visit Monet's home in his beloved village of Giverny. Scenic drive along the Route de la Corniche Fleurie with Blaye Fortress. Bergerac city tour. Wine tasting in St. Emilion and evening tour of Bordeaux. Visit chateaux and vineyards of Sauternes with exclusive artisanal lunch and wine tasting in Cadillac. Visit to the Palace of the Popes. Viviers village day with organ concert. Tournon walking tour with wine tasting. Bike ride along the Rhone River banks.

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