This fabulous European river cruise along the Rhine, Saône, and Rhône Rivers combines the best of Holland, France, Germany, and Spain. Begin in Holland’s vibrant capital of Amsterdam, with a canal cruise through the 700-year-old city. Visit Cologne, Germany, a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral, and sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Strasbourg, France, located on the French-German border, perfectly blends the cultures of both countries, and Breisach, Germany, is the gateway to the unrivaled natural beauty of the Black Forest.
Taste Burgundy wines on board your ship, take an excursion to the Chardonnay wine country, and sail to Lyon, the culinary capital of France. Visit the picture-postcard Place des Terreaux fountain, choose to visit the Beaujolais region for a tasting of its famous wines. Also, visit the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, and take a guided walk of Tournon, with its Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle, followed by wine and chocolate tasting. Cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. Sample wine in the Châteauneuf du Pape wine region, and cruise on the Rhône River to visit Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh.
A Master of Wine will join you for the second part of your European river Cruise for wine lectures, tastings, and food and wine pairing. Relax in the captivating Côte d’Azur, then fly from Nice to Barcelona, where sightseeing includes Passeig de Gràcia, La Pedrera. You’ll go inside Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and Sagrada Familia Basilica, with relaxing free time to spare—all part of your Monograms vacation package in Spain.
At your service is an expert Monograms Local Host® who is available to you throughout your stay in Barcelona. Your European river cruise through France and Barcelona holiday package in Spain create the perfect European getaway.