Luxury and authenticity go hand in hand on our handcrafted Luxury Burgundy River Cruise, with extensions into Paris and Provence. Follow in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette and Vincent Van Gogh for two weeks of exquisite wine tastings and historical tours.

Suggested journey at a glance: 14 days/13 nights including seven nights on a luxury river cruise traveling from Burgundy to Provence and pre- and post-cruise extensions in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, and Antibes

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This suggestion is just one of many ways to see France on your own customized Burgundy river cruise. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible with Ker & Downey.


Arrive into Paris and witness the city come to life on a privately chauffeured tour, introducing you to its most iconic sights. The highlight of your stay is a full-day excursion to Versailles Palace including an exploration of the famous Trianons and the hamlet of Marie Antoinette, as well as a leisurely bike ride around the gardens.

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Burgundy River Cruise

Embark on your eight-day luxury Burgundy river cruise on the lively banks of Lyon. This luxury river cruise journey will allow you to follow in the footsteps of the greats. Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin all found their inspiration within the river’s many medieval wonders in southern France.

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You will stroll through the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh and experience a “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers, including a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel.Activity-chasers can kayak on the Gardon River under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard, hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône, and pedal through the bike-friendly lanes of Lyon. History buffs, gastronomes, and wine lovers will find beauty within the Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes,  the historic grapevines on the hills of Provence, and the incomparable cuisine served on board their ship.

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Head to a traditional sheepfold where you will taste handcrafted goat cheese. Next, you will journey on to one of the most beautiful vineyards in the Alpilles for a picnic lunch. Your food odyssey continues at an oil mill and a regional pastries tasting. Eye candy abounds in Gordes, named one of the most beautiful villages in France and set amidst a backdrop of lavender fields.

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Set sail in Saint Tropez to discover bays, coves, and picturesque fishing villages. Pop a bottle of champagne on board and enjoy the joie de vivre. A private driver will take you to the medieval villages surrounding Nice and Monaco for rare wine tastings and magical views over the coast.

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Custom Trips to Western Europe

Go on on a luxury Burgundy river cruise with us and experience some of France’s dreamiest locations. Contact a Ker & Downey designer to handcraft your own journey to France. Read more about the seasonality and pricing on the Ker & Downey Difference in Western Europe. Every journey you’ll read about on our website is completely customizable. We have hundreds of itineraries designed by Ker & Downey experts, ready to be tailored just for you – get in touch to start your trip.