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Flavors of Provence by Luxury River Ship

October 02 - 10, 2024
Length: 9 days
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Awaken your senses as you explore the French countryside, sailing the picturesque Rhône and Saône Rivers. Discover a bounty of flavors, stand in awe before towering castles, feel the texture of vines that produce the wines of Burgundy and Provence, and taste your way through France’s gastronomic capital, Lyon. History, art, architecture, and natural beauty stimulate the mind and satisfy the soul on this journey.

Operated by Orbridge

Tour Highlights

  • Survey the region’s history with tours of the Hôtel Dieu, Caves Patriarche, Fourvière Hill, and more.
  • Tour the village of Fleurie with an exclusive wine experience at family-owned Château de Chasselas on 12 hectares of vines located in the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions.
  • Visit a goat farm in the Mâconnais countryside to learn about the creatures, cheese production, and sustainability.
  • On a walking tour of historic Lyon, navigate through traboules, or secret passageways, and gain an understanding of their purpose.
  • Tour the Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse indoor market, and taste why Lyon is said to be the “world’s gastronomic capital.”
  • Learn the deep roots of Christianity’s influence in Avignon on a guided tour of the Palace of the Popes.
  • Join an intimate, hands-on cooking class with a professional French baker to produce traditional baguettes in a boulangerie.
  • See the passion, technique, and respect for olive oil production at an olive oil mill in Les Baux, sampling products from this effort.
  • Elevate your wine knowledge and appreciation with unique tasting experiences and education by winemakers and sommeliers.
  • Participate in the search and retrieval of truffles, and savor the chance to indulge in these exquisite delicacies.
  • If you are interested in more information about this trip, please click on the “Reserve Now” button to be taken to the Orbridge website.

* Cal lecturer’s participation cannot be guaranteed and is contingent upon a minimum number of paying travelers.

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