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Waterways of France Cruises

From the famous Seine, whose route cuts through the centre of Paris, and the Rhône, which begins its journey 497 miles before its arrival in Lyon, to the Dordogne, whose banks are as beguiling as the river itself, and the Garnonne which cuts through the heart of the finest French winelands; the waterways of France are entirely diverse and enchanting. Serving up a wealth of experiences that include Impressionist inspiration and masterpieces, traditional fishing villages keeping time-honoured traditions alive, bountiful seafood, unusual wildlife...the list just goes on and on! So, find out for yourself exactly what a cruise through this multifaceted destination has to offer, and prepare to be more than pleasantly surprised.

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Biarritz & Bordeaux Cruise

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years, then swap the sea for two of France's most scenic rivers and cruise through one of Europe's famous wine regions. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MaySep

10 days from £2,155 pp

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French Riviera & Rhône Cruise

Discover the immaculate and enchanting charm of Nice and the French Riviera on this dazzling tour before continuing to Lyon for an exquisite 7-night cruise, uncovering the majesty of the Rhône River. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JunAug

11 days from £2,275 pp

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Provence and The Elegant Rhône (Fly & Cruise)

Discover the timeless elegance of France's beautiful Rhône on a memorable cruise which takes you to ancient monuments, enchanting cities, natural wonders and more. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JunAug

8 days from £1,645 pp

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Provence and The Elegant Rhône

Discover the timeless elegance of France's beautiful Rhône on a memorable cruise which takes you to ancient monuments, enchanting cities, natural wonders and more. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JunAug

8 days from £1,695 pp

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Beautiful Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise (Fly & Cruise)

History, good food and great wine are in abundance on this hugely inclusive cruise. Make visits to Bordeaux and the Médoc wine region, learn the history of St Emilion and uncover the buried secrets of Blaye. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MaySep

7 days from £1,495 pp

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Beautiful Bordeaux & The Dordogne Cruise (Rail & Cruise)

History, good food and great wine are in abundance on this hugely inclusive cruise. Make visits to Bordeaux and the Médoc wine region, learn the history of St Emilion and uncover the buried secrets of Blaye.

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2020MaySep

7 days from £1,595 pp

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The Loire Valley & Five-Star Seine Cruise

Explore some of the most famous châteaux that stud the Loire Valley and relax in the charming town of Blois, before joining a scenic cruise along the Seine which includes explorations of Monet's garden at Giverny and Rouen. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020AprJunSep

10 days from £1,995 pp

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France's Waterways from Paris to Champagne

Cruising down the famous Champagne route of France on the elegant Raymonde hotel barge, with excursions to the birthplace of Dom Pérignon and Meaux, this tour is a gastronomic delight. We also enjoy a grand tour of Paris during this all inclusive journey. This tour is operated by our sister comapny Great Rail Journeys.

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2020Jun

7 days from £2,095 pp

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Secrets of Provence

Sublime, sun-drenched towns and cities rich with history and glittering waterways await on this fabulous cruise holiday. This fabulous cruise brings you the very best of France's elegant Provence region. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JunJulAugSep

7 days from £2,295 pp

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The Loire Valley Waterways

Cruise serenely along the idyllic waterways of the Loire Valley and take in the historic towns and villages that have grown prosperous on the bounty of the region's world-class wine trade. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunJulSep

7 days from £2,095 pp

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The Waterways of Alsace and Lorraine

On this all inclusive cruise, explore the hidden gems of Alsace and Lorraine, discovering many sights that lie off the beaten path. With visits to the medieval towns of Saverne and Sarrebourg, we travel on board the MS Madeleine, along these scenic waterways. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MayJunSep

7 days from £2,345 pp

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The Waterways of Burgundy

Indulge in the scenery and produce of the famous Burgundy region, travelling along its picturesque waterways. Experience the Grands Crus Wine Circuit for an authentic flavour of wine-rich France. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020JulAug

7 days from £2,195 pp

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Highlights of the French Waterways

The French waterways are sublime, from the Seine in the Northern region to the Rhône in the Southern region. A diverse construction of rivers connecting France and offers the views this country in a different light from the tiny, hidden villages to vineyards and scatterings of more than 300 Chateaux along the River Loire.

Our Waterways ships

At Rail Discoveries, we know that the itinerary and destination make up only part of the excellent cruise experience we strive for. On a cruise, your accommodation becomes part of the holiday, and your ship should be as comfortable, as luxurious and as elegant as possible - coincidentally, all things our ships happen to be!

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