France Sightseeing

Avignon Sightseeing
No Image St. Remy de Provence & Les Baux
The tour begins with a stop in St. Remy-de-Provence to see the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, the asylum where Van Gogh spent some of his troubled last days. Then head for the heart of the Camargue to Arles, where you will see the Roman Arena and the 12th-century Cathedral of St. Trophime, among other sights. From here, drive north along densely forested slopes to Les Baux - a gorgeous hilltop town in the French countryside. Often labeled "the most beautiful village in France," due to its rich cultural heritage and medieval history, Le Baux is a truly fascinating town.
Bordeaux Sightseeing
No Image Bordeaux Countryside with Dinner
Depart late afternoon for a scenic drive south of Bordeaux, along the Garonne River, to go for wine tasting at one of the famed wine estates in the region. Bordeaux and its neighboring countryside with a total vineyard area of over 120,000 hectares earned itself a fine reputation after centuries of wine growing. Then on to Cadillac, for a stroll in the lovely walled town, towered over by an impressive castle, to have a typical French dinner, served of course with wine Approximate tour duration is 5 hours
No Image Medoc Countryside with Dinner
This afternoon, journey to the area north of Bordeaux, known as Medoc. Some of the most famous wine estates in the world are located here such as the chateaux and appellations of Margaux, Lafite Mouton-Rothschild, St. Estephe and St. Julien. View the renowned town of Paulliac located on the Garonne estuary. Stop at one of the wineries for a tour and tasting before continuing to a charming local restaurant for dinner with wine included.
Colmar Sightseeing
No Image Colmar City Tour
Situated on the Alsatian wine route, Colmar is a picturesque city well known for its half-timbered houses and series of canals, known as \"Little Venice.\" During your guided walking tour, view the highlights of the city\s architectural heritage, mostly spared during the French Revolution and subsequent wars of the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, Colmar is known as Alsace’s most beautiful city with its dramatic steep pitched roofs, pastel stucco and distinctive French shutters accented by window boxes filled with colorful geraniums. At the end of your tour, stop by a local wine maker to sample a few of the region\s varietals
French Riviera Sightseeing
No Image Antibes & Picasso Museum Tour
Accompanied by your expert guide, take a morning walking tour from your hotel to explore the town of Antibes and discover the fortification walls, explore the quaint streets, and visit the historical area. Pass Billionaires Quay, a beautiful world-renowned harbor home to some of the world&#146 largest yachts Picasso stayed at the 16th century Chateau Grimaldi shortly after World War II and donated several works to the restored museum which we will also visit.
No Image Monte Carlo by Night
Tonight, drive to the Principality of Monaco to see the route of the Grand Prix, the luxury boats in the harbour and view the Princes Palace, atop the famed "Rock". Stop at the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino, one of the Rivieras most photographed landmarks. Monte Carlo is the epitome of wealth and glamour a prime destination for royalty and some of Hollywoods most famous actors and actresses. Enjoy the lights of the dazzling Corniche road coastline as you return to your hotel.
No Image Monte Carlo by Night
Tonight, drive to the Principality of Monaco to see the route of the Grand Prix, the luxury boats in the harbour and view the Princes Palace, atop the famed "Rock". Stop at the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino, one of the Rivieras most photographed landmarks. Monte Carlo is the epitome of wealth and glamour a prime destination for royalty and some of Hollywoods most famous actors and actresses. Enjoy the lights of the dazzling Corniche road coastline as you return to your hotel.
Les Baux Sightseeing
No Image Half Day Les Baux de Provence Excursion
Depart for the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence, one of France’s most beautiful villages. Visit the 10th century fortified Château des Baux, one of the village’s cultural treasures. Admire the ancient houses carefully restored with beautiful Renaissance façades and several magnificent homes converted to art galleries before continuing to an olive farm nestled in one of the most striking landscapes in Provence
Lyon Sightseeing
No Image Fourviere Hill & Basilica of Notre Dame
Depart for the hilltop section of Lyon known as Fourvière. This area provides a stunning panoramic view of the city below and is crowned by the imposing Basilica of Nortre-Dame de Fourviere. Join a guided tour of the Basilica that was built in dedication to the Virgin Mary and has become an iconic symbol of Lyon
Montpellier Sightseeing
No Image Full Day Camargue, Saintes Maries de la Mer & Aigues-Mortes
Travel to the heart of Camargue, one of Europes most undomesticated and well protected natural reserves. Spanning roughly 316 square miles, this wild land of exceptional beauty, briny marshes and wonderful heritage will captivate your every sense. Begin the tour with a stop at Saintes Maries de la Mer, capital of Camargue, and sight of the annual Romani pilgrimage to venerate their Saint, the Black Sara. Following is a short cruise on the Rhone River where you will admire the white Camargian horses and black bulls running free from a distance. You may even have the privilege of seeing the renowned flamingos sifting through the shallow salt lakes. After your cruise, you will visit Aigues-Mortes, a medieval city founded by Louis IX, who desired a harbor on the Mediterranean Sea. You will have free time to explore the city including Constance Tower, St Louis Square, the Statue of the King and Notre Dame des Sablons, an early gothic style church.
Nice Sightseeing
No Image Monte Carlo by Night
Tonight, drive along the dazzling Corniche road to the Principality of Monaco to visit the world-famous Monte Carlo Casino, one of the Rivieras most frequented landmarks. Monte Carlo is the epitome of wealth and glamour a prime destination for royalty and some of Hollywoods most famous actors and actresses. View the Princes Palace and the cathedral where Princess Grace is buried, as well as the route of the Grand Prix.
No Image St. Paul de Vence
This morning drive into the pine scented hills above Nice to visit the hilltop St. Paul de Vence - a walled town which still retains its medieval character and is a haven for artists &#150 a treasure trove of workshops and galleries. Wander the cobbled streets to the central fountain, and see the burial place of Marc Chagall
Paris Sightseeing
No Image Cabaret with dinner
Experience the fabulous nighttime performances for which Paris is famousa cabaret show at the elegant Paradis Latin, the most Parisian of the great cabarets. Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889, the Paradis Latin is a national landmark, and home to the new hit show (Paradis la Folie) Enjoy interactive French Cabaret at its best, featuring original scores, provocative costumes, and dance numbers unlike any youve seen. The program contains material that may not be suitable for children. Smart casual attire is recommended. Dinner with wine and champagne, as well as round trip transportation, are included
No Image Champagne Cruise 6:00 PM
Today, see Paris as it is meant to be seen, cruising the river Seine while sipping champagne. The cruise departs near the base of the Eiffel tower and passes by some of Paris most famous monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral, Hotel de Ville, the southern facade of the Grand Louvre Museum and Musee dOrsay. During the cruise, taste 3 champagnes while listening to your sommelier present the history of champagne and the Champagne region as well as commentary on the Paris monuments you cruise past.
No Image Cruise & Illuminations (CI) 7:15 PM
Tonight, see Paris city as it is meant to be seen cruising the River Seine. From the comfort of your ship, enjoy illuminated views of some of the citys historic monuments, and scenes of Paris otherwise unnoticed from street level. Afterwards, put ashore for the second leg of the tour and enjoy an illuminated drive through the city. Criss-crossing avenues past flood-lit monuments, youll see the Place Vendome, Comedie Francaise, the Louvre, Pont-Neuf, Hotel des Monnaies, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Notre Dame, Place du Chatelet, Conciergerie, Hotel de Ville, Place de la Concorde, Petit et Grand Palais, Champs-Elysees, the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Eglise de la Madeleine, and the Opera Pigalle. The tour ends at Place de LOpera. During winter months, the tour will begin with the illuminations tour and end with the Seine River cruise. Departs at 7:15 p.m. from 2 Place des Pyramides 75001 Paris. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour will return to departure point for -off
No Image Cruise & Light Dinner (CDB) 6:00 PM
Tonight, see Paris as it is meant to be seen cruising the river Seine. Enjoy scenes of the city otherwise unnoticed from street level during an early, light dinner cruise. Admire City Island and Notre Dame Cathedral, Pont Neuf, the southern facade of the Grand Louvre Museum, the Alexander III Bridge, St. Louis Island and the Eiffel Tower as you are served a light meal consisting of a "bistrot" plate, dessert and a glass of wine. Please note that formal attire is recommended: jeans and sport shoes are not accepted Departs at 6:00 p.m. from 2 Place des Pyramides 75001 Paris. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Tour will return to departure point for -off.
No Image Dinner at Eiffel Tower & Cruise (DEC) 6:15 PM
Who can visit Paris, in all its romanticism, and fail to dine at one of the citys most famous national monumentsthe Eiffel Tower? This evening, enjoy dinner at the Le 58 Tour Eiffel restaurant, located on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. While dining, enjoy scenic views of the city by night from one Paris premier eateries. After dinner, and depending upon your seasonal itinerary, youll see the citys historic monuments in full illumination on a panoramic drive or by boat along the Seine on the Bateaux Parisiens cruise. *Please note that formal attire is recommended: jeans and sport shoes are not accepted Departs 6:15 p.m. from 2 Place des Pyramides 75001 Paris. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. End at the Eiffel Tower, or -off at Opera Square
No Image Fontainebleau & Barbizon (F) 1:30 PM
Visit the Fontainebleau Palace, lavishly built and furnished in Renaissance period style. This chateau was a favorite hunting residence of the French kings since the middle ages. Then, enjoy a tour of the apartments occupied by Napoleon. Afterwards, continue to Barbizon, known as an artistic center since the 19th century. British author Robert-Louis Stevenson and French painters Jean-Francois Millet and Theodore Rousseau were among a few of the famous residents of this village
No Image French Wine Introductory Tasting 3:00 PM
Discover the basics of French wines during this introduction to wine appreciation in a beautiful historical building located near the Louvre. Learn about the different wine regions of France and how to read a French wine label. Sample a total of three different wines during the tasting presented by a French sommelier, in English. Please note that passengers must be 16 years or older to participate in this tour. Transportation is not included. Approximate tour duration is 1 hour
No Image Grand Louvre Museum (GL) 9:45 AM
This Grand Louvre walking tour begins with a stroll through the commercial area outside the Louvre, and continues inside the museum where an experienced guide will present to you various exhibitions. Of the many exhibitions found therein, this tour covers those of the medieval fortress, the modern pyramid, the Egyptian Department, and some of the museums most reputed masterpieces, including Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa. Departs at 9:45 a.m. on Mon and Sat (except on Apr 17 May 1, 8 Dec 25 Jan 1) from 4 Place des Pyramides - 75001 Paris. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Drop off at the Louvre Museum.
No Image Illuminated Paris with dinner
Discover the "City of Lights" with the Illumination tour and dinner in a typical French Bistro. Enjoy the traditional atmosphere and music while being served delicious specialties and unlimited wine in a Parisian restaurant. Then see the striking floodlit monuments as we drive the Champs Elysees and along the River Seine, viewing Concorde Square, Notre Dame, the Louvre and its glass pyramid, and of course the Eiffel Tower
No Image Les Cars Rouges Paris Hop On/Hop Off Tour
Discover the Original sightseeing tour of Paris with Les Cars Rouges in an Open Top Double Decker bus. This guided Hop On Hop Off tour is ideal for the tourist who wants to visit Paris. The City tour is commented in 9 languages and welcomes tourists from all around the world. Dont hesitate to hop off the bus and walk around. Your ticket is valid for two consecutive days, which means that you can leave the tour at any one of 9 stop off points and then hop back on one of the following buses. No more tired feet, no more rushing to fit everything in. With this sightseeing tour, you can spend the time you want to at the sights you want to see Ticket is valid for 48 hours from the time of redemption. Departs every 10-20 minutes between 9:40 am - 5:00 pm from main starting points (Trocadero, Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, Louvre, Notre-Dame, Orsay, Opera, Champs Elysees-Etolie, Grand Palais)
No Image Louvre Museum Tour
Enjoy a visit to one of the most famous landmarks in Paris, the Louvre Museum. First stop to marvel at the modern pyramid amid the classical medieval fortress. Then continue on your tour to view some of the most famous art works of all time, highlighted by the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and the museum’s most reputed masterpiece, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. At the end of the tour, you may remain at the Louvre to continue your exploration or to explore the center of Paris independently. Alternatively, your Tour Manager will accompany you to your hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours
No Image Mont St Michel (MS1) 7:15 AM
Depart Paris for Mont Saint Michel and enjoy a picturesque drive through the green landscapes of the Normandy region of France. Situated on a rocky island located in the biggest bay in Europe, Mont Saint-Michel is rightly named "The Marvel of the Western World." It is still one of the most famous pilgrimage centers since the Middle Ages and is recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. After a stop for lunch, enjoy a guided visit to the Mont Saint Michel Abbey. Finally, enjoy free time to stroll around the village before returning to Paris. Departs at 7:15am from 2 Place des Pyramides, Paris 75001. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour will return to departure point for -off
No Image Montmartre & Illuminations
This evening enjoy an exhilarating view from the top of Montmartre, the hill crowned by the white Basilica of Sacre Coeur on the north side of Paris. Admire the whole city at your feet before strolling this delightful artist colony with its village-like atmosphere, cobbled streets, cafes and street artists. Ride up the hill on a little train and later view the Pigalle district, with its renowned and colorful nightlife. Conclude with a drive around the floodlit monuments of Paris, the City of Light on an illumination tour, seeing the Louvre, Concorde Square, with a drive along the Seine River and its gracious bridges to the Eiffel Tower
No Image Montmartre & Illuminations with dinner
Tonight head to Montmartre, the former artist village on a hill crowned by the white dome of Sacre Coeur Basilica with sweeping views of the whole city. As the sun sets there is a bohemian atmosphere as the street artists and performers ply their wares. You will enjoy a French dinner with wine and see the illuminated monuments on the way back to the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours
No Image Normandy Landing Beaches (NP1) 7:00 AM
Enjoy a full day excursion to the Normandy Coast to honor the sites and brave soldiers who fought and died at the Battle of Normandy. Dedicated to the memory of the Normandy Invasion and the deployment of the allies in 1944 (D-Day), the Caen Memorial Museum or Peace Museum offers a visit with commentary as well as a film. After included lunch, depart for the landing beaches with a stop at both the Pointe du Hoc with it&#146s Rangers Memorial, and the American cemetery of Saint-Laurent at Omaha Beach. From here, continue for a stop at Arromanches. The tour concludes with a short stop at Juno beach-where the Canadians, French and British came ashore.
No Image Paradis Latin Dinner & Show -Festival 8:00 PM
Experience the fabulous nighttime performances for which Paris is famousa cabaret show at the elegant Paradis Latin, the most Parisian of the great cabarets. Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889, the Paradis Latin is a national landmark, home to the hit show Paradis d Amour. The show is a tribute to love through the ages, and is a truly sensual event. Enjoy interactive French Cabaret at its best, featuring original scores, provocative costumes, and dance numbers unlike any you ve seen. The program contains material that may be unsuitable for children. Formal evening attire is recommended. Dinner at 8:00 p.m. Show begins at 9:30 p.m. Transportation is not included.
No Image Paris Historique (PH)
Todays tour takes you into the heart of Paris Old City. Along the drive youll view such sights as the Capital complex, featuring the Hotel de Ville (City Hall), Bastille Square, and Rue Saint-Antoine. The tour continues to view the Marais District, and on to the Latin Quarter. From here, enjoy a guided tour of Notre Dame Cathedral* and a short cruise to approach and leave the Cite Island (except when the river is overrun). Before returning to Place des Pyramides, admire the geometric design of Vendome Square and the sublime charm of the Old Opera. In the event of Mass on Sunday, your guide will interpret for you the Cathedrals beautiful facade with its 3 Gothic portals however, he/she will not be permitted to speak inside the Cathedral. Departs at 9:15 a.m. from 214 rue de Rivoli, Paris 75001. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour will return to departure point for -off.
No Image Paris Seinorama (PS) 2:45 PM
This Grand Louvre walking tour begins with a stroll through the commercial area outside the Louvre, and continues inside the museum where an experienced guide will present to you various exhibitions. Of the many exhibitions found therein, this tour covers those of the medieval fortress, the modern pyramid, the Egyptian Department, and some of the museums most reputed masterpieces, including Leonardo da Vincis Mona Lisa. Departs at 9:30 a.m. from 2 Place des Pyramides 75001 Paris. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at the Louvre Museum
No Image Paris Tour Cityrama (C) 10:30 AM
Discover the beauty of Paris from the comfort of a double-decker coach. See the principal landmarks of this fashionable city, beginning with the Place des Pyramides and continuing to the Opera, Place Vendome, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysees Avenue, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Orsay Museum, The Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sorbonne, Pantheon Church and the Hotel Saint-Germain-des-Pres, in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Departs at 10:30 a.m. from 214 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Tour will return to departure point for -off.
No Image Paris Tour ParisCityVision
Discover the beauty of Paris from the comfort of a double-decker coach. See the principal landmarks of this fashionable city, beginning with the Place des Pyramids and continuing to the Opera, Place Vendome, Concorde Square, Champs-Elysées Avenue, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Invalids, Orsay Museum, The Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sorbonne, Pantheon Church and the Hotel Saint-Germain-des-Pres, in the heart of the Latin Quarter
No Image Rheims Champagne (RC) 8:00 AM
Enjoy a full day excursion to Rheims, the capital of the Champagne region. The sacred town of Rheims is known throughout the world for its sparkling wine, champagne. It was also the coronation city where most of the French kings were crowned. A morning orientation tour of the city includes a guided visit of the Gothic Cathedral of Rheims. Visit the Mumm cellars and enjoy a tasting of the famous Cordon rouge Champagne wine. After free time for lunch, enjoy the picturesque landscape of vines between Rheims and Epernay. At Epernay, visit the prestigious wine cellars of Moet & Chandon and taste their touted wine before returning to Paris.
No Image Seine Cruise & Illuminated Paris Drive with dinner
The evening starts with a unique view of Paris enjoying a leisurely cruise on the River Seine aboard a panoramic boat. Then enjoy the traditional atmosphere and music while being served delicious specialties and unlimited wine in a typical Parisian restaurant. As night falls the City of Lights begins to sparkle as we drive back to the hotel, viewing Concorde Square, the Louvre and its glass pyramid, and of course the Eiffel Tower. Pick-up details to be advised locally.
No Image Versailles Apartments
Relive the glorious period of Louis XIV, XV and XVI as you pace one of the largest and most influential formal gardens in the world. Today\s tour takes you to Versailles Palace to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture. Visit the Palace and extravagant State Apartments, including a guided visit to the Reception Halls, the Queen\s Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors. You will also have time to walk the palace grounds and formal gardens, designed by Andre le Notre, at your leisure. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours
No Image Versailles Apartments (VA) 8:45 AM
Relive the glorious period of Louis XIV, XV and XVI as you pace one of the largest and most influential formal gardens in the world. Todays tour takes you Versailles Palace to witness the grandeur of French classical architecture. Visit the Palace and extravagant State Apartments, including a guided visit to the Reception Halls, the Queens Bedroom, and the Hall of Mirrors. You will also have time to walk the palace grounds and formal gardens, designed by Andre le Notre, at your leisure. En route, you will be prepared for your tour with commentary detailing the history of this magnificent site. Departs at 8:45 a.m. from 2 Place des Pyramides - 75001 Paris. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Drop-off at 2 Place des Pyramides - 75001 Paris
No Image Versailles Orientation (VO) 9:15 AM
Relive the glorious period of Louis XIV, XV and XVI as you pace one of the largest and most influential formal gardens in the world. Todays half day go as you please tour of Versailles allows you to visit the Palace and State Apartments at your own pace. You will also have time to walk the palace grounds and formal gardens designed by Andre le Notre. En route, you will be prepared for your tour with commentary detailing the history of this magnificent site. Departs from 4 Place des Pyramides 75001 Paris. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
Pont du Gard Sightseeing
No Image Half Day Pont du Gard Excursion
Travel to Pont du Gard, the largest surviving stretch of aqueduct built by the Romans in the mid of the 1st century. This ancient Roman aqueduct bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands over 150 ft high and formerly provided the city of Nimes with its water supply. Its amazing to see the precision that the Romans were able to accomplish with simple technology to create such an alluring 3-tier of arches constructed of mainly limestone. Stop for a wine tasting before returning to the ship
Strasbourg Sightseeing
No Image Excursion to Alsace
This excursion takes you on a discovery tour through Alsace. Drive along the famous wine route, through picturesque landscapes and romantic villages. The first stop will be the beautiful village of Obernai. Stroll through the streets lined with half-timbered houses to the town center marked with a traditional belfry. Continue on to a small village where you will visit a local winery for a tasting.
No Image Strasbourg City Tour
Straddling French and German culture, the entire city center of Strasbourg has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This panoramic tour will take you past all of the major sites of the Alsace capital. Of special note is the staggering Gothic Cathedral, an exquisite example of late Gothic architecture. For over 200 years the Cathedral stood as the worlds tallest building, and it currently houses one of the finest astronomical clocks in existence.
Tours Sightseeing
No Image Troglodyte Cave Dinner
This evening we drive to one of the small villages along the Loire to enjoy a candlelight dinner of regional specialties, with wine included. We will dine in a troglodyte cave, hewn out of the local limestone and experience this cozy venue that has been in the same family for 42 years. Several of these caves are still used for storing wine, growing mushrooms and even as permanent homes
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