Remarkable experiences and stunning scenery await you on a rail journey through France. Discover the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Carcassonne and Marseille, then embark on cruises of the Rhône and Seine rivers.
In and around Paris
Arrive in the romantic city of Paris and be transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers as you enjoy a Welcome Reception.
Start pointHotel, Paris, France
In and around Tours
Embark on a sightseeing tour of the ‘City of Light’ as you board a special Citroën 2CV vintage car to gain a unique perspective of this glamorous city. Afterwards, transfer to the train station for your included high-speed train to Tours. You will then be transferred to the stunning Château de Beauvois, whose Renaissance Tower dates back to the 15th century. This evening, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner.
Travel to Chenonceau and here, stop by Château de Chenonceau, a delightful and intriguing castle built during the 16th century, where you will embark on a tour. Later, pay a visit to Château de Villandry, where you will explore its exquisite gardens, including the unique Sun Garden. Afterwards, sample some of fine wines during a tasting. Enjoy the evening at leisure to explore independently.
Enjoy the morning at leisure to perhaps take in the wonderful surrounds of your stunning château. Afterwards, board your first-class train to Bordeaux. Upon arrival, take in the sights of the city on a walking tour that includes neo-classical neighbourhoods surrounding the Place des Quinconces. See the 18th-century Grand-Théâtre, as well as the reflecting pond in front of Place de la Bourse plus the narrow lanes of the Saint Pierre district.
In and around Arcachon
This morning, board a train for the seaside town of Arcachon, renowned for its oyster harvesting. Here, you will enjoy a delicious tasting of fresh oysters. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Cap Ferret, a beautiful headland situated on the Côte d’Argent which takes the form of a spit.
Today, you will be able to choose the sightseeing activity that best suits your interests. Later, board your first-class train to Toulouse, where you will enjoy a delicious dinner.
After breakfast, you will embark on a driving tour of the Airbus Factory. During your panoramic tour of the 700-hectare site, you will see the SAS Headquarters, training centre where the pilots are trained and the assembly sites for the A320-A350 flight lines. Later, board your first-class train to the medieval town of Carcassonne.
Enjoy a walking tour of the fortified hilltop village, which is famed for its medieval fortress, the Cité de Carcassonne. Traces of humankind dating back to 6th century BC were found on the promontory where the Cité lies today. Afterwards, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to further explore this wondrous medieval village on your own.
This morning, embark on another fantastic first-class train journey to the picturesque village of Aix-en-Provence. En route, disembark your train in the busy port city of Marseille, a fascinating city situated on the Provençal coastline. Continue by train to your accommodation in Aix-en-Provence.
This evening, say goodbye newfound friends during a Farewell Dinner.
In and around Arles
Transfer to Arles, where you will board your river ship.
Following your chosen experience in Arles, join a guided tour. You also have the option to explore at leisure.
In and around Avignon
Get to know Avignon on your chosen activity today.
Select from three included experiences in Viviers today.
In and around Vienne
From Tournon, set out on your chosen activity. Later, your ship will make its way to Vienne.
In and around Belleville
Today, there are a number of activities from which to choose, all showcasing the beauty of the Beaujolais region.
Explore Lyon with a wonderful selection of activities for you to choose from.
Board a train to Paris, then on arrival, see the iconic Eiffel Tower and the imposing Arc de Triomphe. Later, board your ship.
The beauty of Paris unfolds before you on your chosen activity.
In and around Vernon, Giverny
Arrive in Giverny where you may select from two experiences.
Dock in Le Havre, where you will disembark your ship to discover Honfleur, Normandy’s most charming port town.
In and around Caudebec-en-Caux
Arrive in the charming old fishing village of Caudebec-en-Caux and set out on your preferred activity.
After returning from the day’s activity, enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner.
Tailor your discovery today with a choice of excursions.
After breakfast, farewell your crew and disembark your ship, and then be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.