• Ports: Nice/Paris
  • Cruise Line: Tauck - Cruise Division
  • Ship: ms Emerald
  • Depart Date: 05/10/2019
  • Offer ID: 1317673
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Offer ID: 1317673

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

from $7,690
Private Car & Driver
Optional Private Excursion
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Land Tour: Nice Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
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05/10/19
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Land Tour: Monte Carlo Optional Private Excursion
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05/10/19
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05/10/19
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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.

Additional Optional Private Excursions for Monte Carlo
Land Tour: Monte Carlo Optional Private Excursion
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05/11/19
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05/11/19
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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.

Additional Optional Private Excursions for Monte Carlo
Land Tour: Monte Carlo Optional Private Excursion
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05/12/19
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Depart
05/12/19
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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.

Additional Optional Private Excursions for Monte Carlo
Land Tour: Nice Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
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05/12/19
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05/12/19
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Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
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05/12/19
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05/12/19
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Arles Destination Guide
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05/12/19
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05/12/19
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Arles Destination Guide
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05/13/19
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05/13/19
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La Camargue
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05/13/19
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05/13/19
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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 Destination Guide
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05/14/19
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05/14/19
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Uzes
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05/14/19
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05/14/19
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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 Destination Guide
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05/15/19
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05/15/19
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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
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05/15/19
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05/15/19
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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
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05/15/19
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05/15/19
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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.

Vienne Destination Guide
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05/16/19
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05/16/19
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Macon
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05/17/19
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05/17/19
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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
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05/17/19
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05/17/19
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Chalon-Sur-Saone
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05/18/19
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05/18/19
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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.

Chateau Rully
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05/18/19
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05/18/19
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Tournus
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05/19/19
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05/19/19
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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
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05/19/19
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05/19/19
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Lyon Destination Guide
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05/20/19
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05/20/19
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Lyon Destination Guide
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05/21/19
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05/21/19
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Land Tour: Cruise Ends (Debarkation)
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05/21/19
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05/21/19
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Land Tour: Paris Destination Guide
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05/21/19
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05/21/19
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Land Tour: Paris Destination Guide
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05/22/19
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05/22/19
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Land Tour: Paris Destination Guide
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05/23/19
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05/23/19
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Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Cruise Inclusions
    • Gratuities to ship staff, drivers, local guides, Tauck Directors and Tauck Cruise Director
    • All private Tauck shore excursions – $5,320 Value
    • 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
    • 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, and France’s renowned Haras National de Cluny equestrian center
    • Choice of 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 (13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 11 dinners); select meals in local restaurants; service charges, taxes, porterage, and applicable fuel surcharges

Offer ID

1317673

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