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Enjoy a Luxury River Cruise in France

8 day cruises depart May through December 2018

Highlights

  • AAA Members save $125 per person.

  • AAA Members enjoy up to $150 per person onboard spending credit or a complimentary one night pre-cruise hotel night with breakfast (capacity controlled) and transfer from airport to hotel and hotel to ship.

  • On the Paris & Normandy cruise, step into the private rooms of either the Palace of Versailles, the lavish palace built by King Louis XIV, or Château de Malmaison, home to Napoleon Bonaparte's Empress Josephine.

  • On the Burgundy & Provence cruise, visit the bouchons and specialty food shops of Lyon on an exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" walking tour.

Details

Whether you follow the Seine from Paris to Normandy or the Rhône through one of France’s most famous wine regions, Uniworld’s exquisite river cruises promise as much beauty on board the specially designed ships as you encounter on shore. Like all the vessels in the fleet, the S.S. Catherine and the S.S. Joie de Vivre are designed as floating boutique hotels, meaning that each one carries a distinctive theme and color palette, original art and sumptuous furnishings. Staterooms feature handcrafted Savoir® beds, plush and perfect for tucking into after busy days ashore.

If it’s French food and wine you crave, sail through Burgundy and Provence to attend a cooking demonstration at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, sample local syrah in the twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage and go in search of the “black diamond” at a truffle farm.

Explore the remarkable Roman ruins in Arles and discover why the sun-drenched Provençal town inspired Vincent van Gogh to paint hundreds of works in the region, or take a walking tour through the charming town of Tarascon to see its many medieval sites. See the Palace of the Popes in Avignon and paddle a kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. Explore the architectural heritage of Viviers and the steepest vineyards on the Rhône in Tournon. Sample the culinary riches of the region with a visit to the market hall in Lyon and to the open-air farmers’ market in Mâcon.

Sail through Burgundy and Provence on an 8-day luxury river cruise from Avignon to Lyon.

Or cruise from Paris through Normandy’s countryside and experience a different side of Northern France’s history with a choice to tour two majestic palaces, Versailles, once home to Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, or Château de Malmaison, once home to Napoleon’s first empress, Josephine.

Visit the home and gardens of Impressionist master Claude Monet in Giverny. Explore the cathedral square and cobblestone alleyways in the Old Town of Rouen, the medieval capital of Normandy. Take a walking tour of the fishing village and see the 15th century St. Catherine’s Church in Honfleur. In Rouen, tour the major areas of the American D-Day assault—Utah and Omaha beaches and Sainte-Mère-Église, the first village freed from the Germans. Discover how France’s rulers lived over the centuries in Versailles and see the City of Light’s most cherished landmarks on a Paris city tour.

Discover the many charms of Normandy’s countryside on an 8-day luxury river cruise from Paris.

AAA members receive $150 per person shipboard credit that could be applied to optional excursions. For example, bicycle Paris’ Left Bank on a guided tour that pedals across bridges linking Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis and offers an unrivaled view of the Eiffel Tower from the park Champ de Mars. In Normandy, play a round of golf at Étretat’s clifftop course, which is ranked as one of the best in France.

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Offered by: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection

Interested in learning more about a luxury river cruise in France? Contact a AAA Travel Counselor for more details about booking the trip and ask about exclusive AAA Member benefits.

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Heidi Kazemi, AAA Travel Counselor, Roseville, Calif.

Customization is always my top priority when planning a client's vacation. I ask about their family and where they've been before. Their preferences guide our planning so the vacation is perfectly tailored for them.

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