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Grand France River Cruise

Enjoy a blended cruise journey that conducts you across three of France’s most lively rivers. Explore stops down the Seine, Rhone and Saone rivers on one of Uniworld’s signature action-packed itineraries.

Recline in luxury, knowing we called in two of our classic floating hotels to conduct you on your journey. Enjoy modern conveniences, sophisticated decor, custom interiors and open-air balconies when you climb aboard both the S.S Catherine and S.S Joie De Vivre.

Whether you’re looking for a more active or relaxing adventure, just know that within our Featured and Masterpiece activities, there’s something for everyone when you travel with Uniworld.

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  • Cruise Line: Uniworld
  • Ship: S.S Catherine / S.S Joie De Vivre
  • Duration: 14 Nights
  • Departure: Mar-Oct
£6,499pp
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Grand France Cruise Itinerary

Make the most of a hand-crafted itinerary, featuring many excursion opportunities of both Featured and Masterpiece labels. Hike, bike, taste and tour your way through some of the most alluring tourist attractions from Arles to Paris.

Day 1

Arles (EMBARK S.S Catherine)

Arrive to Marseille Airport and transfer to your ship docked in Arles.

Day 2

Arles

Explore on our featured excursion, the ‘Arles Walking Tour’.

Day 3

Avignon

Choose between Featured Excursions ‘Avignon Walking Tour with Palace of the Popes’ and ‘Pont du Gard Roman Aqueduct Visit’. Alternatively, opt for one of our Masterpiece Collection activities; wine tastings, cooking lessons or kayaking.

Day 4

Viviers

Enjoy an immersive experience on the ‘Village Day: Ardeches’ Featured Excursion or the ‘Truffle Hunting & Village of Grignan’ opportunity from our Masterpiece Collection.

Day 5

Tain-L’Hermitage -Tournon

Spend your day on one of the following excursions: ‘Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage Twin Villages Stroll with Wine Tasting’ or ‘Let’s go: Hermitage Terrace Vineyards Hike with Wine Tasting’.

Day 6

Lyon

Today, enjoy a choice of several opportunities: ‘Lyon Panoramic Tour with Traboules Visit’, ‘Silk Weavers Walking Tour’ and ‘Let’s Go: Lyon Peninsula Bike Tour’.

Day 7

Mâcon – Beaune

Embark on our Featured Excursion ‘Burgundy Landscapes, Beaune and the Hospices’ or enjoy a wine tasting with lunch on our Masterpiece Collection activity.

Day 8

Lyon (DISEMBARK) / Transfer to Paris (EMBARK S.S Joie De Vivre)

Transfer from the S.S Catherine to the S.S Joie De Vivre via high speed TGV train.

Day 9

La Roche-Guyon / Vernon / Giverny

Choose from a selection of activities: ‘Let’s Go: Hike on Crests Trail’, ‘Château de La Roche-Guyon’, ‘Let’s Go: Bike Ride from Vernon to Giverny’ and ‘Monet’s Gardens at Giverny’.

Day 10

Rouen

Explore Normandy’s medieval capital – known as a treasure trove for the culturally curious on either the ‘Rouen Walking Tour, Dukes of Normandy’s Capital’ or the ‘Cambert Cheese Farm’ excursion. Tonight, enjoy a Private Concert at Rouen Cathedral.

Day 11

Caudebec-En-Caux

Take part in either the ‘Honfleur Walking Tour’ or the ‘Let’s Go: Golfing in Etretat’ excursion. If you’re looking to shake things up, embark on our ‘St. Wandrille Monastery’ Masterpiece Collection Activity.

Day 12

Rouen – Normandy Beaches

Spend today being guided through Normandy Beaches, touring either the Canadian, American or British/Commonwealth sites.

Day 13

Mantes-La-Jolie – Versailles

Enjoy our featured excursion, titled ‘Versailles Palace Secret Apartments’.

Day 14

Paris

Choose between the ‘Let’s Go: Seine Riverbanks Bike Ride’, ‘Paris City Tour’ or ‘Paris Walking Tour of the Latin Quarter’ activities. Alternatively, choose one of the adventures mentioned from our Masterpiece Collection.

Day 15

Paris (DISEMBARK)

Disembark from your ship and begin the journey home.

Day 1

Paris (EMBARK S.S Catherine)

Arrive to Airport and transfer to your ship.

Day 2

Paris

Choose between the ‘Let’s Go: Seine Riverbanks Bike Ride’, ‘Paris City Tour’ or ‘Paris Walking Tour of the Latin Quarter’ activities. Alternatively, choose one of the adventures mentioned from our Masterpiece Collection.

Day 3

Mantes-La-Jolie – Versailles

Enjoy our featured excursion, titled ‘Versailles Palace Secret Apartments’.

Day 4

Rouen – Normandy Beaches

Spend today being guided through Normandy Beaches, touring either the Canadian, American or British/Commonwealth sites.

Day 5

Caudebec-En-Caux

Take part in either the ‘Honfleur Walking Tour’ or the ‘Let’s Go: Golfing in Etretat’ excursion. If you’re looking to shake things up, embark on our ‘St. Wandrille Monastery’ Masterpiece Collection Activity.

Day 6

Rouen

Explore Normandy’s medieval capital – known as a treasure trove for the culturally curious on either the ‘Rouen Walking Tour, Dukes of Normandy’s Capital’ or the ‘Cambert Cheese Farm’ excursion. Tonight, enjoy a Private Concert at Rouen Cathedral.

Day 7

La Roche-Guyon / Vernon / Giverny

Choose from a selection of activities: ‘Let’s Go: Hike on Crests Trail’, ‘Château de La Roche-Guyon’, ‘Let’s Go: Bike Ride from Vernon to Giverny’ and ‘Monet’s Gardens at Giverny’.

Day 8

Lyon (DISEMBARK) / Transfer to Paris (EMBARK S.S Joie De Vivre)

Transfer from the S.S Catherine to the S.S Joie De Vivre via high speed TGV train.

Day 9

Mâcon – Beaune

Embark on our Featured Excursion ‘Burgundy Landscapes, Beaune and the Hospices’ or enjoy a wine tasting with lunch on our Masterpiece Collection activity.

Day 10

Lyon

Today, enjoy a choice of several opportunities: ‘Lyon Panoramic Tour with Traboules Visit’, ‘Silk Weavers Walking Tour’ and ‘Let’s Go: Lyon Peninsula Bike Tour’.

Day 11

Tain-L’Hermitage -Tournon

Spend your day on one of the following excursions: ‘Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage Twin Villages Stroll with Wine Tasting’ or ‘Let’s go: Hermitage Terrace Vineyards Hike with Wine Tasting’.

Day 12

Viviers

Enjoy an immersive experience on the ‘Village Day: Ardeches’ Featured Excursion or the ‘Truffle Hunting & Village of Grignan’ opportunity from our Masterpiece Collection.

Day 13

Avignon

Choose between Featured Excursions ‘Avignon Walking Tour with Palace of the Popes’ and ‘Pont du Gard Roman Aqueduct Visit’. Alternatively, opt for one of our Masterpiece Collection activities; wine tastings, cooking lessons or kayaking.

Day 14

Arles

Explore on our featured excursion, the ‘Arles Walking Tour’.

Day 15

Arles (DISEMBARK)

Disembark from your ship and begin the journey home.

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Adventure across three of France’s most scenic rivers

14 Nights
Mar Oct

Grand France

  • Arles
  • Avignon
  • Caudebec-en-Caux
  • La Roche-Guyon / Vernon / Giverny
  • Lyon
  • Lyon / Paris
  • Mâcon / Beaune
  • Mantes-La-Jolie / Versailles
  • Paris
  • Rouen
  • Rouen / Normandy Beaches
  • Tain-L’Hermitage / Tournon
  • Viviers
£6,499pp Est. Price per person

Grand France Cruise Review

“Excellent itinerary. I worried it might be a bit jarring when transferring ships halfway through the journey – but it ended up as a pleasant experience for me. Amenities and service were of the highest standard aboard both vessels, and rooms consistently of a similar, high standard.”

Joan Salvatore, Leeds

Grand France FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What’s the maximum capacity of guests aboard each vessel?

The S.S Catherine has a maximum capacity of 159 guests and the S.S Joie De Vivre 128 guests.

How many nights will be spent aboard each ship?

You will spend a total of 7 nights aboard each ship.

What’s the difference between Featured Excursions and Masterpiece Collection activities?

Featured Excursions are part of your regular itinerary and are at no extra expense to you. The Masterpiece Collection are paid opportunities.

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