Savoring local specialties on a private ranch in La Camargue with Provençal cowboys… discovering France’s epicurean heart in a famous market in Lyon… feeling lucky in Monte-Carlo… tasting chocolate, pastries and Côtes du Rhône vintages at the source, in one of the greatest wine-growing regions on Earth… what river cruising on the Rhône is all about!
My Tauck French Waterways River Cruise began with two nights in Paris. We experienced the French flair for living from Paris bistros and culinary Lyon to Beaujolais tastings and Provençal pleasures on a 10-day trip featuring a 7-night Rhône cruise on board the ms Swiss Emerald.
This was my first visit to France as well as my first river cruise. I was very impressed with Tauck. From the moment we met our transfer at Charles De Gaulle (a Mercedes sedan), throughout the entire trip, the staff was wonderful. We had three tour directors with us throughout the trip. There was also a cruise director onboard the Swiss Emerald. Not only was the staff very knowledgeable about France, the local guides were wonderful with in depth knowledge. The staff went out of their way to find a solution to any problem and make the trip an enjoyable experience for all guests. If river cruising is on your bucket list, I’d be happy to assist you!