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13-night French Escapade: Paris to the Riviera Northbound Cruise/Land Package

Cruise Line:
Tauck - Cruise Division
Ship:
ms Emerald
Destination:
Nice/Paris
Departure Date:
6/15/2021
Length:
13
Offer ID:
1356721


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Nice
Suggested Private Excursion
6/15/2021
6/15/2021

Nice is undoubtedly the place for the opening up of art and culture. The Côte d'Azur has inspired, from time immemorial, the greatest painters, writers and musicians. It has compelled recognition of its avant-garde across the Atlantic, its museums are holding prestigious collections in edifices of renowned architecture. Nice is full of an extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage. The gentle way of life sustains the imaginary world of artists and stimulates their creativeness. A cultural and aesthetic atmosphere prevails here; the cultural life is intense. It is punctuated by temporary exhibitions in the museums and the municipal galleries, by the programming of the theatres of which the most important is the Theatre of Nice - National Dramatic Centre - directed by Jacques Weber. The Opera House of Nice's Theatre proposes events of great quality.

Suggested Private Excursions

Nice - Shore Excursion - Discovery of Saint-Paul de Vence, Haut de Cagnes & Gourdon - 8 hours

Nice Shore Excursion - Discovery of Nice, Eze & Monaco - 8 hours

Nice Shore Excursion - Discovery of Grasse, Cannes & Antibes - 8 hours

Nice - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Nice & Cannes - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Nice, Villefranche & St Jean Cap Ferrat - Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Nice: Picturesque Towns of Cote d’Azure – 8 hours

Land Tour: Cannes
Suggested Private Excursion
6/15/2021
6/15/2021

One visit to this sun-kissed stretch of the French Riviera is enough to explain why stars of the silver screen chose Cannes to host the world's most important film festival. The palm-fringed coastal boulevard hugs the curve of the beach, and is lined with luxury hotels and casinos. With Aérospatiale and Sophia-Antipolis, the leading European technical park, the future is being built here and experienced daily. Thanks to the International Film Festival, which each year attracts stars from all round the world, Cannes is the best known French town after Paris. Prestige and international expertise function together to meet business and leisure travel requirements which represent the major economic activity in Cannes. In the heart of this site of great natural beauty stands the 'Palais des Festivals' Congress Centre, equipped with all ultra-modern facilities, which has enabled Cannes to become one of the world's most important conference towns in the world.

Suggested Private Excursions

Cannes - Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Land Tour: Cannes
Suggested Private Excursion
6/16/2021
6/16/2021

One visit to this sun-kissed stretch of the French Riviera is enough to explain why stars of the silver screen chose Cannes to host the world's most important film festival. The palm-fringed coastal boulevard hugs the curve of the beach, and is lined with luxury hotels and casinos. With Aérospatiale and Sophia-Antipolis, the leading European technical park, the future is being built here and experienced daily. Thanks to the International Film Festival, which each year attracts stars from all round the world, Cannes is the best known French town after Paris. Prestige and international expertise function together to meet business and leisure travel requirements which represent the major economic activity in Cannes. In the heart of this site of great natural beauty stands the 'Palais des Festivals' Congress Centre, equipped with all ultra-modern facilities, which has enabled Cannes to become one of the world's most important conference towns in the world.

Suggested Private Excursions

Cannes - Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Land Tour: Nice
Suggested Private Excursion
6/16/2021
6/16/2021

Nice is undoubtedly the place for the opening up of art and culture. The Côte d'Azur has inspired, from time immemorial, the greatest painters, writers and musicians. It has compelled recognition of its avant-garde across the Atlantic, its museums are holding prestigious collections in edifices of renowned architecture. Nice is full of an extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage. The gentle way of life sustains the imaginary world of artists and stimulates their creativeness. A cultural and aesthetic atmosphere prevails here; the cultural life is intense. It is punctuated by temporary exhibitions in the museums and the municipal galleries, by the programming of the theatres of which the most important is the Theatre of Nice - National Dramatic Centre - directed by Jacques Weber. The Opera House of Nice's Theatre proposes events of great quality.

Suggested Private Excursions

Nice - Shore Excursion - Discovery of Saint-Paul de Vence, Haut de Cagnes & Gourdon - 8 hours

Nice Shore Excursion - Discovery of Nice, Eze & Monaco - 8 hours

Nice Shore Excursion - Discovery of Grasse, Cannes & Antibes - 8 hours

Nice - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Nice & Cannes - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Nice, Villefranche & St Jean Cap Ferrat - Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Nice: Picturesque Towns of Cote d’Azure – 8 hours

Land Tour: Monte Carlo
Suggested Private Excursion
6/16/2021
6/16/2021

Monaco is famous as Côte d’Azur’s playground. With spacious beaches, elegant hotels and lively nightlife, this tiny domain is a jet set favorite and home to some of the world's most expensive real estate. In addition to luxury hotels and beautiful beaches, Monaco is noted for mild climate and magnificent scenery. Monaco and Monte Carlo rank high on every visitor’s must-see list. Monaco-Ville is the old city and seat of Monaco’s government. The 19th-century Romanesque cathedral Prince's Palace contains impressive works of art and the tomb of Princess Grace, while the Parliament building and Oceanographic Museum, under the auspices of the Jacques Cousteau Society, offer additional sights. Monte Carlo spells sophistication, elegance, and glamour. Every year the rich and famous gather here to bask in the sun, gamble at the world’s most opulent casino and attend spectacular parties. The most splendid hotels, several fine theaters, museums and excellent restaurants cater to the elite. Nothing typifies more the elegant lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur than glamorous Monte Carlo.

Suggested Private Excursions

Monaco & Eze - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Monaco & Nice - Full Day Tour - 8 hours

Monaco: Glamorous Cote d’Azure – 8 hours

Land Tour: Cannes
Suggested Private Excursion
6/17/2021
6/17/2021

One visit to this sun-kissed stretch of the French Riviera is enough to explain why stars of the silver screen chose Cannes to host the world's most important film festival. The palm-fringed coastal boulevard hugs the curve of the beach, and is lined with luxury hotels and casinos. With Aérospatiale and Sophia-Antipolis, the leading European technical park, the future is being built here and experienced daily. Thanks to the International Film Festival, which each year attracts stars from all round the world, Cannes is the best known French town after Paris. Prestige and international expertise function together to meet business and leisure travel requirements which represent the major economic activity in Cannes. In the heart of this site of great natural beauty stands the 'Palais des Festivals' Congress Centre, equipped with all ultra-modern facilities, which has enabled Cannes to become one of the world's most important conference towns in the world.

Suggested Private Excursions

Cannes - Half Day Tour - 4 hours

Land Tour: Aix-en-Provence
6/17/2021
6/17/2021

Known for 'one thousand fountains' and intimately-shaded squares, Aix-en-Provence was an is an inspiration to artists and poets alike. Visit Atelier de Cezanne, Paul Cézanne's studio that has been preserved in its original form.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
6/17/2021
6/17/2021

No information currently available.

Arles
6/17/2021
6/17/2021

Arles is a small town with a rich architectural past and exciting contemporary culture. An important Roman and Medieval center, Arles has also served as home and motif to some great modern artists, including Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, and Pablo Picasso. The city's many monuments play an important part in its cultural life. Its famous Arena, built to hold 24,000 spectators, is one of the most ancient in the Roman world and is used today for celebrating traditional, popular festivals. In the picturesque stone setting of ancient Roman Theater, covered with greenery, important shows take place. The city's old hospital, where van Gogh stayed in the late 1880's, is today a cultural center housing an international translation center, a media library, and exhibition rooms. Thanks to the National School of Photography and its international summer photography festival, Arles is known throughout Europe as capital of photography. Mediterranean Arles has many street-side cafes and restaurants, as well as markets with everything from antiques to Provence herbs and spices.

Arles
6/18/2021
6/18/2021

Arles is a small town with a rich architectural past and exciting contemporary culture. An important Roman and Medieval center, Arles has also served as home and motif to some great modern artists, including Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, and Pablo Picasso. The city's many monuments play an important part in its cultural life. Its famous Arena, built to hold 24,000 spectators, is one of the most ancient in the Roman world and is used today for celebrating traditional, popular festivals. In the picturesque stone setting of ancient Roman Theater, covered with greenery, important shows take place. The city's old hospital, where van Gogh stayed in the late 1880's, is today a cultural center housing an international translation center, a media library, and exhibition rooms. Thanks to the National School of Photography and its international summer photography festival, Arles is known throughout Europe as capital of photography. Mediterranean Arles has many street-side cafes and restaurants, as well as markets with everything from antiques to Provence herbs and spices.

La Camargue
6/18/2021
6/18/2021

The Camargue delta is for the most part a secluded plain of rough pasture, grazed by bulls and white horses, and vast wetlands inhabited by a rich variety of waterfowl, the most famous of which are flamingos. Most intriguing are the "cowboys" and wild west feel of the place, which is much to the appeal of visitors wanting a unique experience. Visitors can ride the native white horses or go bird watching.

Avignon
6/19/2021
6/19/2021

Visitors to Avignon won't want to leave, and the town is too interesting to leave. Avignon is ancient, full of history, life, youth, art, music and activity. Just to "see" the town itself, a visitor could wander the narrow streets inside the fortified walls for days without tiring of them.

Uzes
6/19/2021
6/19/2021

The beautiful town of Uzes is an ancient Duchy much of which was built in the 15th and 16th century and earlier. With its teeming sidewalk cafes, restaurants and shops, it hosts a Saturday Provencal market that must be amongst the most colorful and picturesque in Europe.

Avignon
6/20/2021
6/20/2021

Visitors to Avignon won't want to leave, and the town is too interesting to leave. Avignon is ancient, full of history, life, youth, art, music and activity. Just to "see" the town itself, a visitor could wander the narrow streets inside the fortified walls for days without tiring of them.

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
6/20/2021
6/20/2021

In this village in the heart of Provence, you’ll find all the charm of a typically Provencal way of life. You’ll soon be strolling along the boulevards under the shade of century-old plane trees. Wander around the narrow little streets, discovering squares where fountains play, and the attractive boutiques and art galleries that make the town’s historic centre so lively. Sit outside at one of the many cafes and restaurants, enjoying their welcome while you refresh yourself with a drink or try the country cooking based on local products. You’ll find a warm, friendly welcome in this charming little town, especially on market days and at the many celebrations and festivals throughout the year.

Chateauneuf-du-Pape
6/20/2021
6/20/2021

The village takes its name from the summer palace of Avignon popes, but neither the scant ruins of the fourteenth-century château nor medieval streets around place du Portail - the hub of the village - give Châteauneuf its special appeal. Rather it's the wines produced by the local vineyards, warmed at night by the large pebbles that cover the ground and soak up the sun's heat during the day, that are its real attraction. The rich ruby red is one of France's most renowned, but the white, too, is exquisite. The appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape does not come cheap, nor is there a center where you can taste a good selection from the scores of domaines . The casual Cave Père-Anselme has a Musée des Outils de Vigneron, plus free tastings of its wines. Otherwise, the tourist office or the Fédération des Syndicats de Producteurs can provide a complete list of producers, or visit an Association de Vignerons, such as Prestige et Tradition, who bottle the wine of ten producers.

Tain L'Hermitage
6/21/2021
6/21/2021



On the bank of the Rhone River lies Tain L’Hermitage, a commune famous for its Côtes du Rhone wine and gourmet chocolates.   Pay a visit to one of the 45 wine-producing caves on the commune to sample the many varieties of wine produced in the area.  After travelers have satisfied their epicurean interests, they may want to take a walk across the La Passerelle Seguin Bridge to visit a medieval town complete with a castle. 



 

Macon
6/22/2021
6/22/2021

A stroll along the quays of this sunny city reveals the natural beauty of the Saône river. See the Benedictine monastery of Cluny for a glimpse of the abbey’s former glory, view part of the Roman transept, the octagonal tower, the Chapelle de Bourbon and the monastery with its cloisters. Wine connoisseurs may journey to Mâconnais for a wine tasting at a local winery. Also see the rocks of Solutre, with the famous altar of Solutreen.

Cluny
6/22/2021
6/22/2021

No information currently available.

Chalon-Sur-Saone
6/23/2021
6/23/2021

This lovely town in the heart of Burgundy is a start for excursions to Dijon. Historic sights in Dijon include the crypt of St. Benigne, the Notre-Dame quarter and the Palais des Ducs which today houses the City Hall and the Fine Arts Museum.

Beaune
6/23/2021
6/23/2021

During its 2000 year existance Beaune was for a short period the capital of the Dukes of Burgundy, then a busy commercial center for the cloth and wine industries. The town took on a defensive character through the continous fortification of its ramparts and castle whose functions were to protect its interests and inhabitants. In the 18th century Beaune became the center of commerce for Burgundy's fine wines. Today, the visitor finds a charming blend of medieval half timbered houses, the gentle curves of romanesque architecture, rooftops ornamented by weathervanes, fascinating townhouses and the multicolored tiles and lead "lacework " of the Hôtel Dieu within the city walls. Bastions and towers offer a peaceful protection to the region's most prestigous products, and the moat has been transformed into public or private gardens sheltering century old plant collections.

Tournus
6/24/2021
6/24/2021

The beauty of Burgundy with romantic castles, churches and royal palaces comes to life in this lovely city. See the cloister of St. Philibert and the medieval city of Beaune. Visit the famous Hôtel-Dieu, which houses Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment. Taste wine at a château in the vineyards.

Cormatin
6/24/2021
6/24/2021

No information currently available.

Lyon
6/25/2021
6/25/2021

Lyon, the natural crossroads between northern Europe and the Mediterranean coast, is located in the heart of the Rhone-Alpes region. 2,000 years of history have left their mark on the city landscape. Lyon's rich heritage, passed down through the ages, tells the story of a great city. Lyon's rich historical heritage and its creative initiatives of all kinds find their expression in a multitude of establishments and prestigious events. The arts are represented in Lyon; from fine arts to performing arts, everyone will find their hearts' content. Every year finds sport increasing in popularity in Lyon. Lyon offers impressive facilities: some fifty sports fields and forty gymnasiums provide 550 clubs and associations with optimal training amenities. The City also knows how to make sport spectacular; every year it hosts events -like the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix and the Lyon Marathon - that draw top athletes. Though the mention of the word "Lyon" may conjure up images of fine dining, this is only the tip of the iceberg in a city proud of its diversity and quality image.

Lyon
6/26/2021
6/26/2021

Lyon, the natural crossroads between northern Europe and the Mediterranean coast, is located in the heart of the Rhone-Alpes region. 2,000 years of history have left their mark on the city landscape. Lyon's rich heritage, passed down through the ages, tells the story of a great city. Lyon's rich historical heritage and its creative initiatives of all kinds find their expression in a multitude of establishments and prestigious events. The arts are represented in Lyon; from fine arts to performing arts, everyone will find their hearts' content. Every year finds sport increasing in popularity in Lyon. Lyon offers impressive facilities: some fifty sports fields and forty gymnasiums provide 550 clubs and associations with optimal training amenities. The City also knows how to make sport spectacular; every year it hosts events -like the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix and the Lyon Marathon - that draw top athletes. Though the mention of the word "Lyon" may conjure up images of fine dining, this is only the tip of the iceberg in a city proud of its diversity and quality image.

Land Tour: Paris
6/26/2021
6/26/2021

Paris, world capital of art and culture, gathers some of the most famous museums and monuments in the world. Like all the world's great capitals, Paris lives at a fast pace, by day, by night and especially at rush hours. Bear in mind that museums and monuments are often less crowded during the week. Sights that should not be missed include: The Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. Visit any of the many others according to your tastes and interests: the Musee Picasso, Musee Rodin, Musee Carnavalet, Musee Marmottan and the Arab Institute are just a few. Essential Paris monuments are the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe or the Grande Arche de la Defense.

Land Tour: Paris
6/27/2021
6/27/2021

Paris, world capital of art and culture, gathers some of the most famous museums and monuments in the world. Like all the world's great capitals, Paris lives at a fast pace, by day, by night and especially at rush hours. Bear in mind that museums and monuments are often less crowded during the week. Sights that should not be missed include: The Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. Visit any of the many others according to your tastes and interests: the Musee Picasso, Musee Rodin, Musee Carnavalet, Musee Marmottan and the Arab Institute are just a few. Essential Paris monuments are the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe or the Grande Arche de la Defense.

Land Tour: Paris
6/28/2021
6/28/2021

Paris, world capital of art and culture, gathers some of the most famous museums and monuments in the world. Like all the world's great capitals, Paris lives at a fast pace, by day, by night and especially at rush hours. Bear in mind that museums and monuments are often less crowded during the week. Sights that should not be missed include: The Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay. Visit any of the many others according to your tastes and interests: the Musee Picasso, Musee Rodin, Musee Carnavalet, Musee Marmottan and the Arab Institute are just a few. Essential Paris monuments are the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe or the Grande Arche de la Defense.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
6/15/2021
Number of Nights
13
Cruise Inclusions:
EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private gala evening at the recently restored Chateau of the medieval Duchy d'Uzès
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE - La Camargue excursion to meet the family of a working farm for a Provençal lunch & a cowboy demonstration with prized black bulls
TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES
  • All gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director
  • All private Tauck shore excursions – $3,850 Value
  • Farewell dinner in Paris at the famous Fouquet’s brasserie on the Champs-Élysées
  • Exploration of the Rhône and Saône wine country with vineyard visits and wine tastings
  • Tasting tour of local food shops in Chalon-sur-Saône
  • Visits to historic Cluny Abbey, Avignon’s Palais des Papes
  • Choice of art museum visits in Paris
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages aboard ship now include regional wine, beer and premium spirits in addition to specialty coffee, water and soft drinks
  • Airport and train station transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 32 meals; select meals in local restaurants; service charges, taxes, porterage, and applicable fuel surcharges
Available Addons:
Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Pre or post cruise hotel stay
Remarks:
Gratuities to Tauck Cruise Director, Tauck Directors, local guides, drivers & ship staff included. Cruise price per person, based on double occupancy, includes cruise fare, most meals, port charges, shore excursions, and applicable fu

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1356721

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