Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you. Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon’s lively Les Halles food market. Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh. Visit Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes. Experience “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers, including a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel. And for those who wish for a more active exploration of the area, you can kayak on the tranquil Gardon River under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard; hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône; and pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind while in Lyon. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills
Valid for sale: 26 March – 31 December 2018
Tours operates with current availability between June - November 2018
|R41,900 p.p. Cruise only|
Fares are per guest in South African Rands Based on double occupancy. Single rates on request 10% deposit of the cruise fare per person within 72 hours of booking Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure Port charges are not included in the fare price and are quoted separately .Reservations can be cancelled if final payment is not received in a timely manner. The price of the holiday will only be confirmed at time of booking. Due to changes in availability and costs any amendment after booking may increase the cost of your holiday which you will be liable for in addition to any amendment fees. Subject to availability and occupancy levels at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. E&OE
Wherever you choose to begin or end a sojourn in Europe's largest country, and however long you spend exploring, you'll simply be scratching the surface of this vast and varied land. France's geography stretches from rugged coastline to seemingly infinite beaches, from bustling cities to quaint rural villages and from a sun-drenched isles to luxury mountain ski resorts.
A civilisation dating back to 50,000 BC and spanning Roman and Frankish invasion, wars of power and religion, a wealthy and powerful monarchy ultimately crushed by revolution, the rise of Napoleon and a new battle between monarchy and republic, and two world wars, has left the country brimming with historical and cultural sites. Cave paintings, castles, cathedrals and battle scars are scattered across the land, yet much of the French countryside remains untouched, and traditional rural life still flourishes.
This is the country that inspired Monet's reinvention of colour, Toulouse Lautrec's portrayal of the dark underbelly of Paris society, and the haunting harmonies of Debussy. It has tantalised our taste buds with foie gras and frogs' legs, and captured the imagination of the world's jet-set with the resorts of St Tropez and Port Grimaud. Millions discover its wonders each year with a holiday in France, and rediscover the meaning of .