This pre-cruise land program is available to book for all confirmed group members. For a complete description and pricing contact Food & Wine Trails

Romantic, artistic, convivial — France's capital is home to haute couture, masterpieces of art and architecture, temples of fine dining, but also cozy bistros, vibrant ethnic enclaves, and bohemiam cafés. One of the most visited destinations in the world, the City of Lights glitters brighter than ever.

You are invited to meet your fellow group members in Paris for an intimate three night pre-cruise program, where you'll stay in a charming, art-design hotel on Paris' historic Left Bank. You'll enjoy a group welcome dinner, a day tour of the Champagne region, and an entire day to explore Paris on your own. From Paris, you'll take a high-speed TGV train to Lyon, where you'll begin your river cruise.

Our 3-night program includes the following highlights:

♦ 5-star luxury accommodation in the heart of Saint-Germain-de-Près
♦ Wine-paired welcome dinner with Parisian host
♦ Full day tour of two highly acclaimed Champagne houses guided by a local Champagne expert
♦ Champagne-paired lunch featuring several producers from the prestigious "Montagne de Reims"
♦ 1st class TGV transfer to the ship on embarkation day