b'Day 1 - To France5-course meal before setting sail for Beaune. range of holy and religious artifacts collected We meet at our London St Pancras Overnight ship. (B, D) here. You are then free until early evening to departure office before boarding the Day 5 - Beaune and Wine Tastingexplore. After dinner tonight, our ship sets Eurostar to Paris. From here, we continueWe arrive into Beaune this morning. We sail for Arles. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)by rail to Nice and check into our hotel close to the beautiful Riviera seafront. Overnightembark on a sightseeing tour, discoveringDay 9 - The Camargue & Arles Nice. (D) the sights as we wander the enchantingWe begin the day with a guided tour ofstreets. We enjoy a tasting of some Arles, an inspiration for many of VincentDay 2 - Exploring Nicedelectable wines which make this town, Van Goghs most famous paintings. In the Our French Riviera experience begins with and the Burgundy region, so famous. afternoon, you have the choice of twoa guided tour of Nice, Frances glitteringBack onboard later, we enjoy a leisurely excursions. Your first option is a visit to the jewel on the southern coast of the country.afternoon cruising back to Lyon. Overnightbeautiful Camargue Delta, where the Rhne Highlights include the famously affluentship. (B, L, D) opens out into the Mediterranean. Yourmansions of Mont Boron, the historical OldDay 6 - Exploring Lyonsecond option takes you to the iconicTown, and the checkered floor of the PlaceArriving in Lyon this morning, we disembarkarches of the Pont du Gard, anotherdOpera. If you would rather spend your timefor a guided tour. One of Frances iconicUNESCO World Heritage site and an ancient independently however, perhaps head to thecities, Lyon sits on the meeting point of theRoman aqueduct of astonishing size. Later, beach and soak in the views and sun. Rhne and the Sane rivers. Our tour takeswe return to the ship which sets sail forOvernight Nice. (B) us along the streets and over the bridges toChteauneuf-du-Rhne. Overnight ship.Day 3 - Monacoexplore some of the fantastic highlights and(B, L, D)Today we pay a visit to the glamorous the extensive history here. After returning toDay 10 - The Ardche Gorge & home city-state of Monaco, popular as a retreat the ship for lunch, we enjoy an afternoon atToday we pay a visit to the stunning Ardche for the rich and famous. Taking a coach, weleisure as we cruise to Tournon-sur-Rhne. Gorge, widely regarded as the Grand Canyon begin our day in the luxurious district of Overnight ship. (B, L, D) of Europe. Our tour takes us to some of the Monte Carlo. From here we embark on aDay 7 - Train de lArdchemost impressive sights here, including the guided tour, seeing the fantastic flowers ofEarly this morning, we travel by coach toPont dArc. Afterwards, we rejoin the ship at the Jardin Exotique, the grand windows ofTournon-sur-Rhnes railroad station toLe Pouzin, beginning our return sailing to the Place de dOpera, and the beautiful Oldboard the Train de lArdche, offering aLyon. We sit down to the captains galaTown. On our return to Nice, we pay a visit memorable journey through the stunningdinner this evening. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)to the elegant Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild. Overnight Nice. (B, D) environs of the spectacular Gorges du DouxDay 11 - Return to London region. Later, our ship continues its course toAfter breakfast this morning, we travel byDay 4 - EmbarkationAvignon. Overnight ship. (B, L, D) rail to Paris and upon arrival, we board the After a free morning, we board our train toDay 8 - Exploring AvignonEurostar service back to London.Lyon, bidding farewell to the south of France.In Avignon today, we head out on a guided(B)Arriving into this colorful old town, boardtour of this city famous for being seat of the your luxurious ship, the excellent MS Pope for a brief period in the 14th century.Amadeus Provence. We have time to settleAfterwards we enter the Popes Palace, into our cabins before we enjoy a welcomeadmiring its spectacular interiors and the cocktail. Later, we sit down to a splendid For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 65'