b'Day 1 -London to France by Eurostar luxurious ship, the Amadeus Provence. We haveDay 9 - Explore AvignonWe meet at our London St Pancras departuretime to settle into our cabins before we enjoyIn Avignon today, we head out on a guided office before boarding the Eurostar to Paris.a welcome cocktail. Later, we sit down to atour of this city famous for being the seat of From here, we continue by rail to Nice andsplendid 5-course meal before setting sail forthe Pope for a brief period in the 14th century. check into our hotel close to the beautifulBeaune. Overnight ship. (B, D) Afterwards we enter the Popes Palace, Riviera seafront. Overnight Nice. (D) Day 6 - Beaune and Wine Tasting admiring its spectacular interiors and theDay 2 - Explore Nice We arrive in Beaune this morning and embarkrange of holy and religious artifacts collected here. After dinner tonight, our ship sets sail for Our French Riviera experience begins with aon a sightseeing tour, discovering the sights asArles. Overnight ship. (B, L, D)guided tour of Nice, Frances glittering jewel onwe wander the enchanting streets. We enjoy a the southern coast of the country. Highlightstasting of some delectable wines which makeDay 10 - The Camargue & Arlesinclude the famously affluent mansions ofthis town, and the Burgundy region, so famous.We begin the day with a guided tour of Arles, Mont Boron, the historical Old Town, and theBack onboard we enjoy a leisurely afternoonan inspiration for many of Vincent Van Goghs checkered floor of the Place dOpera. If youcruising back to Lyon. Overnight ship. (B, L, D) most famous paintings. This afternoon, you would rather spend your time independentlyDay 7 - Exploring Lyon have the choice of two excursions. Your first however, perhaps head to the beach and soakArriving in Lyon this morning, we disembarkoption is a visit to the beautiful Camargue in the views and sun. Overnight Nice. (B) for a guided tour. One of Frances iconic cities,Delta, where the Rhne opens out into the Day 3 - Nice at Leisure Lyon sits on the meeting point of the RhneMediterranean. Your second option takes you to the iconic arches of the Pont du Gard, Today is yours for relaxation and explorationand the Sane rivers. Our tour takes us alonga UNESCO World Heritage site and an ancient on your own in Nice. Overnight Nice. (B) the streets and over the bridges to exploreRoman aqueduct of astonishing size. This some of the fantastic highlights and theevening we set sail for Chteauneuf-du-Rhne. Day 4 - Monaco extensive history here. After returning to theOvernight ship. (B, L, D)Today we pay a visit to the glamorous city-stateship for lunch, we enjoy an afternoon at leisure of Monaco, popular as a retreat for the richas we cruise to Tournon-sur-Rhne. OvernightDay 11 - The Ardche Gorgeand famous. Taking a coach, we begin our dayship. (B, L, D) Today we pay a visit to the stunning Ardche in the luxurious district of Monte Carlo. FromDay 8 - Train de lArdche Gorge, widely regarded as the Grand Canyon here we embark on a guided tour, seeing theof Europe. Our tour takes us to some of the fantastic flowers of the Jardin Exotique, theEarly this morning, we travel by coach tomost impressive sights here, including the grand windows of the Place de dOpera, andTournon-sur-Rhnes railroad station toPont dArc. Afterwards, we rejoin the ship at Le the beautiful Old Town. On our return to Nice,board the Train de lArdche for a memorablePouzin, beginning our return sailing to Lyon. we pay a visit to the elegant Villa Ephrussi dejourney through the stunning environs of theWe enjoy a captains gala dinner this evening. Rothschild. Overnight Nice. (B, D) spectacular Gorges du Doux region. Later, ourOvernight ship. (B, L, D)ship continues its course to Avignon. Overnight Day 5 - Embarkation ship. (B, L, D)Day 12 - Return to LondonAfter a free morning, we board our train toAfter breakfast this morning, we travel byLyon, bidding farewell to the south of France.rail to Paris and upon arrival, we board the Arriving into this colorful old town, board yourEurostar service back to London. (B)For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 133'