River cruise on offer – French Waterways 9 nights Paris to Lyon departing 05 April 2015
When it comes to France cruises, it’s hard to imagine a more enjoyable one than gliding along the Rhône through the vineyard country from which come some of the world’s most exceptional wines. Meet at the Champs Élysées for a welcome dinner at a Parisian brasserie long known as a celebrity hangout, walk through a city neighbourhood called “Le Marais,” where stylish galleries and peaceful squares line twisting streets that have witnessed the marks of history, travel to Lyon, where eating well is a time-honoured tradition. Set off on your Rhône River cruise through one of the first wine-producing regions on Earth, stopping to explore villages along its banks; here ancient roots meet contemporary charm. See a 14th-century palace designed for papal splendour, ochre cliffs, Roman ruins, a medieval abbey, a game of pétanque and a Roman aqueduct’s design that remains a lasting beauty. En route, taste aged Beaujolais, a Côtes du Rhône direct from the source, world-renowned chocolates, and superb cheeses.
Book by 31 October and pay $7,988 (river cruise, airfare and taxes) for the first person travelling and pay only $5,433 for the second person travelling which include the river cruise fare only with companion fly free airfare and taxes. Airfares are with Emirates and Lufthansa and include departure from most capital cities.