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10% off Young Traveler discount based on the full land-only cost of the tour. Only applies to Globus and Cosmos; does not apply to Avalon Waterways, vacations including Oberammergau or Escapes Vacations by Globus. To receive the Young Traveler discount, the age of the traveler must qualify at start date of the vacation. Does not apply to custom groups. Discount is applicable to any accommodation. Additional restrictions may apply.
Big Savings For Small Groups
Big Savings For Small Groups
Traveling party of 5, 6, or 7 must travel from same origination point and must be advised at the time of booking. Discount on the land-only portion of core tour, not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes/fees, tips, and supplements. Does not apply to Globus Escapes, Cosmos, Monograms, vacations including Oberammergau or Avalon Waterways. Not combinable with other group allowances. Travelers already traveling at a discount, such as children, do not count toward the party total. Offer reliant on space availability, and applies to new bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Does not apply to custom groups or Escapes by Globus. Additional restrictions may apply.
Triple Room Reduction
Triple Room Reduction
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Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
Up to $500 Welcome Back Credit for Repeat Travelers
- Spend $2499 or less and receive $100 credit
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Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône, Saône, and Rhine Rivers. The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey. Begin with an overnight on the captivating Marseille, and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure. Lyon is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Disembark and travel to Beaune, visit the Hôtel Dieu charity hospital before proceeding to Basel, Switzerland, to board your Rhine River cruise vessel. Your first stop is Breisach, the gateway to Germany’s Black Forest, well known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and cuckoo clocks. In Strasbourg, France, stroll through the picturesque La Petite France district. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful view of the Rhine River. A stay in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam is the perfect way to end this sensational European river cruise. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant Grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”
Day 1: MARSEILLE, FRANCE
Welcome to Marseille. Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city.
Day 2: MARSEILLE—PORT ST. LOUIS (EMBARKATION)
Spectacular Seascapes of the Mediterranean Coast
Join your expert Local Guide for an included sightseeing before joining a motorcoach transfer to board your Avalon Suite Ship.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ARLES
Day 3: ARLES
Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city, OR:
Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) to immerse yourself in a truly unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer.
Take advantage of any free time remaining with a stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, to relax and watch the world go by, before sailing to Avignon.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON
Day 4: AVIGNON
The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence
CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.
Guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region.
Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet.
Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON
Day 5: VIVIERS
World History in a Charming French Country Village
Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers.
CLASSIC Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON
Day 6: TOURNON
A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards
CLASSIC Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.
In the late morning cruise to Vienne
Roman and Middle Age History
CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills.
Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Lyon.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON
Day 7: LYON
Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France
CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.
Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS
Day 8: TOURNUS—ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône
Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely cruising morning along the majestic Saône River on your way to St. Jean de Losne.
DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.
Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
Day 9: ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (DISEMBARKATION) BEAUNE—BASEL, SWITZERLAND (EMBARKATION)
Drive to Beaune and transfer to Basel
CLASSIC Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment and is one of France’s architectural highlights
This afternoon, travel by motorcoach to Basel to board your Rhine river cruise.
EVENING CRUISE TO BREISACH
Day 10: BREISACH, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO BLACK FOREST
History, Artistry, and the Beautiful Black Forest
DISCOVERY Join a full-day Guided Tour to the magical Black Forest to experience the Vogtsbauernohf open-air-museum, visit an authentic water mill, and see a traditional butter-making demonstration, OR:
DISCOVERY Visit to Badische Winzerkeller, the largest German wine producer in Europe. Discover Germany’s southernmost wine country in Baden—ideally situated between the hills of the Black Forest and the Rhine River. Learn about the vintners’ process in the vineyards here, and enjoy a wine tasting.
You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the charming village of Colmar in the morning, with its half-timbered medieval and early renaissance buildings.
EVENING CRUISE TO STRASBOURG
Day 11: STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Gothic Giants, Petite France, and Varietal Vintages
CLASSIC Join a City Sightseeing Tour, including Strasbourg’s s gothic, stained-glass cathedral with its celebrated ancient murals and astronomical clock, as well as the magical La Petite France District.
You may also choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the historic Maginot Line—an impressive installation of pre-WWII defensive fortifications designed to protect the eastern border of France, or visit Alsace’s wine country today.
Alternatively, take some free time in Strasbourg to visit a museum, or stroll across the city center.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LUDWIGSHAFEN
Day 12: LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY. EXCURSION TO HEIDELBERG
Castle Walls and the World’s Biggest Barrel of Wine
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Tour to Heidelberg Castle to see the ruins of the magnificent renaissance treasure towering above the city, and its famed Great Vat, the “World’s Largest Wine Barrel,” OR:
ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike up Philosophers’ Way for an inspiring view of the city below.
Alternatively, enjoy a brief cruise to Mainz this afternoon and join our included tour.
Turning the Pages of History
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Walk including a visit to the Gutenberg Museum to see the captivating history of printing.
Enjoy live entertainment on board your ship this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN MAINZ
Day 13: RÜDESHEIM—RHINE GORGE
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
DISCOVERY Based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
DISCOVERY Take a Guided Tour of the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:
ACTIVE Take a Guided Hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back down.
Relax on the Sky Deck for an afternoon cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. Sail past the legendary rock of The Lorelei—where the siren of mythology sang songs to lure ill-fated sailors.
Travel Through 2000 Years Of Monumental History
Enjoy free time in Koblenz before a relaxing evening on board with dinner and live entertainment.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KOBLENZ
Day 14: COLOGNE
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—with its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR:
DISCOVERY Choose a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM
Day 15: AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam on a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”
During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to Keukenhof gardens—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, join a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. You may also choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
Day 16: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Day 1 Marseille: welcome to France
Day 2 Marseille—Port St. Louis (Embarkation): guided tour; transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception
Day 3 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop
Day 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes
Day 5 Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral
Day 6 Tournon—Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne
Day 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill
Day 8 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board
Day 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)—Beaune–Basel (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception
Day 10 Breisach: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to Badische Winzerkeller
Day 11 Strasbourg: guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral
Day 12 Mainz: choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers’ Way, or visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
Day 13 Rüdesheim—Rhine Gorge—Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz
Day 14 Cologne: choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
Day 15 Amsterdam: canal cruise
Day 16 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.
Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Marseille:
in single room from $228 to $287, in twin room from $133 to $165
Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:
in single room from $221 to $401,in twin room from $140 to $237
All prices per person based on double occupancy. Prices shown include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.
To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $398
B / Sapphire Deck / $2,298
A / Sapphire Deck / $2,398
P / Royal Deck / $2,598
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $4,398
Special Interest Cruises: Jewish Heritage July 14; Wine Appreciation October 6 & October 20
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Our tour director (Bob) and driver (Joe)) we're truly outstanding. The itinerary was great. Highly recommend.
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This tour was absolutely wonderful and exceeded our expectations! The tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable, helpful and made the tour one to remember!
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The tour director, the local guides, the drivers were wonderful. They are very professional and courteous, and well informed! Globus has done well in selectingtheir staff!!!
Good value for money and meet your expectations.
Our first trip of this kind, it was incredible. Staff was knowledgeable and charming, rooms exceeded expectations. Wow!
Globus is a first class operater. This tour was well planned and executed. The hotels, resturants and excursions were very good.