2016: August: My Rhine & Rhone Encounter (24th August – 13th September 2016)

21 Day Rhine and Rhone River Cruise
24th August – 13th September 2016
Paris to Nice

Cost From: AU$11,395.00 per person share twin
Single Supplement Available upon request


All prices and rates subject to confirmation at time of reservation and specials available with Travelmarvel including Fly Free Deals. Please note there is limited cabin availability – current available cabins as of 1/9/2015 and their per person upgrade costs are as follows:

Cabin Type Category Upgrade Cost Availability
Window Cabin E N/A 0
Window Cabin D $395 1
French Balcony C $1,495 0
French Balcony B $1,795 2
French Balcony H $1,795 1
French Balcony G $1,895 1
French Balcony A $2,095 3

Tour Inclusions

  • Three nights immersed in Paris
  • Seven nights aboard the MS Excellence Queen
  • Seven nights aboard the MS Excellence Rhône
  • Three nights in beautiful Nice
  • The services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and Cruise Director
  • 48 fine meals – 20 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 15 dinners
  • Soft drink, beer and local wine during lunch and dinner on your cruises
  • Explore 18 different towns, villages and cities with an expert local guide
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping

Insider Experiences

  • Enjoy lunch in the iconic Eiffel Tower
  • Explore Drachenburg Castle
  • Tour picturesque Heidelberg
  • Sample delicious Back Forest cake
  • Visit an olive mill and farm in Saint-Rémy de Provence

Trip Highlights

  • Sail along the stunning Moselle River
  • Journey through the Black Forest region
  • Uncover the history of Grignan
  • Discover the glamorous Monte Carlo

Visits: Paris, Amsterdam, Bonn, Cochem, Rudesheim, Heidelberg, Speyer, Black Forest, Breisach, Basel, Lake Geneva, Lyon, Tournon, Viviers, Grignan, Avignon, Arles, Les Baux de Pravence, Camargue National Reserve, Nice and Monte Carlo



24th August 2016: Day 1. Arrive Paris: On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your Parisian hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception. Stay: Three Nights: Paris, Les Jardins du Marais

25th August 2016: Day 2. Paris: Admire some of Paris’ best-loved sights on a city tour this morning, including the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. A Taste of Paris – ascend the iconic and memorable Eiffel Tower, where a lunch of delicious French cuisine awaits. This afternoon, explore at your leisure. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch

26th August 2016: Day 3. Paris: Enjoy a full day in Paris at your leisure. Your knowledgeable Travelmarvel Tour Director is on hand to provide some fantastic sightseeing and dining suggestions if you want some direction. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

27th August 2016: Day 4. Paris, Amsterdam: Bid Paris ‘au revoir’ as you board your coach to Amsterdam. Board your ship this afternoon and later, enjoy a Captain’s Cocktail Reception.Stay: Seven Nights: MS Excellence Queen. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

28th August 2016: Day 5. Amsterdam, Utrecht: Embark on a glass-top boat ride and glide past Amsterdam’s waterside facades. Later, travel by coach via Rembrandt’s Windmill to Utrecht. Enjoy a spectacular Welcome Gala Dinner. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

29th August 2016: Day 6. Bonn, Drachenburg Castle: Pass by Cologne Cathedral on the banks of the river, then explore fascinating Bonn. Like a Local – enjoy a private tour of the majestic 19th-century Drachenburg Castle. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

30th August 2016: Day 7. Cochem: Disembark in the pretty town of Cochem in the Moselle Valley. Visit the picturesque Cochem Castle, overlooking the idyllic river below. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

31st August 2016: Day 8. Rhine Gorge, Rüdesheim: Cruise the stunning Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim, where the Winzerexpress mini-train will take you to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

1st September 2016: Day 9. Heidelberg: Like a Local – enjoy a must-see guided tour of Heidelberg’s Old Town. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

2nd September 2016: Day 10. Breisach: Take a journey through the stunning Black Forest region by coach. Admire the scenic beauty of this forested area as you travel past a number of tranquil lakes. A Taste of Germany – visit the Black Forest Museum Vogtsbauernhof and enjoy a delicious Black Forest cake demonstration and tasting. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

3rd September 2016: Day 11. Basel, Lake Geneva, Lyon: Disembark in the medieval town of Basel and travel by coach across the Swiss countryside, past the enchanting shores of Lake Geneva through to Lyon in France to board your luxurious river ship. Stay: Seven Nights: MS Excellence Rhône. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

4th September 2016: Day 12. Lyon: Uncover the rich history of Lyon on a guided tour that includes Roman ruins and early Christian sites. Absorb panoramic views of the city from the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière and then discover the Renaissance charm of Old Lyon. This afternoon, enjoy some time at leisure. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

5th September 2016: Day 13. Tournon: Explore the historic town of Tournon on a guided sightseeing tour today. See the medieval castle, perched on the edge of the river and follow a maze of narrow streets that end in the historical centre. Perhaps explore Eden Park, a botanical garden in the heart of the town. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

6th September 2016: Day 14. Viviers, Grignan: Continue cruising through Provence to Viviers, a quaint, largely abandoned medieval town. Then, traverse the picturesque Rhône-Alpes region. A Taste of France – enjoy a tour of a lavender farm and head out with the dogs in search of truffles before a tasting. Later, journey to the hillside village of Grignan, surrounded by Provençal lavender fields and enveloped by high fortifications. Perhaps step out after dinner to explore its labyrinth of idyllic, winding streets and charming squares. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

7th September 2016: Day 15. Avignon: This morning, explore the rich history of Avignon on a guided tour offering a host of grand monuments and architectural treasures. Meander along cobblestones and visit the world’s largest Gothic palace, the 14th-century Palace of the Popes, and see one of the world’s most iconic bridges, the Pont d’Avignon. This afternoon, take the opportunity to further explore this idyllic place at your leisure. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

8th September 2016: Day 16. Avignon, Arles, Les Baux de Provence: Following breakfast his morning, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Arles. Admire an impressive array of ancient monuments, including the Constantine Baths and the Roman Amphitheatre. Later, travel through the captivating landscapes that inspired many of the famous Impressionist artists to a beautiful hilltop village in the stunning Les Baux de Provence. A Taste of France – visit an olive mill and farm in Saint-Rémy de Provence for a tour and tasting. Tonight, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Dinner. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

9th September 2016: Day 17. Camargue National Reserve. Explore the luscious green landscapes of the Camargue National Reserve today. Nestled between the Mediterranean and two arms of the Rhône delta, the area is home to over 400 species of birds and one of the few European habitats for the greater flamingo. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

10th September 2016: Day 18. Disembark Arles, Nice: Say goodbye to your river ship as you disembark and travel to the beaches of the Mediterranean and the capital of the French Riviera, Nice. Here, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the Old Town. Stay: Three Nights: B4 Nice Plaza Hotel. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

11th September 2016: Day 19. Monte Carlo, Nice: Home to the Grimaldi royal family for nearly 700 years and renowned for its glamorous casino and breathtaking harbour, Monaco dazzles visitors. Explore its beautiful streets with a local guide. Pass the cathedral where Princess Grace’s tomb lies, and watch the Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

12th September 2016: Day 20. Nice: Enjoy a free day to explore Nice today. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast • Dinner

13th September 2016: Day 21. Depart Nice: After breakfast this morning, transfer to Nice airport for your onward flight. Daily Meals Included: • Breakfast

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