Sceptre Tours offers a special France package featuring river cruising

For those wanting to experience France in a  luxurious yet affordable manner, Sceptre Tours is offering a Burgundy & Provence/Paris to Nice river cruise and land package that is an elegant and leisurely way to experience the country from about $300 per day including most meals and sightseeing.

Travelers will see France at its scenic best on this charming getaway. Guided sightseeing acquaints participants with vibrant Paris and jet-set Nice, the “Queen of the Riviera.” And then it’s time to board a deluxe 7-night cruise along the Saône and Rhône Rivers via Avalon Waterways’ Avalon Scenery ship which takes them into the heart of this beautiful country.

Participants enjoy an outside stateroom with hotel style beds as they cruise on the world’s youngest river cruising fleet with sleek, contemporary ship design and state-of-the-art technology. Their cruise includes orientation walks in Mâcon and Tournon; a Burgundy wine tasting in medieval Beaune; and sightseeing with local luides in Avignon, Arles, and Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital.

The Burgundy & Provence/Paris to Nice river cruise and land package includes:

Two nights accommodations in Paris at Le Meridien Montparnesse including a buffet breakfast

One night accommodation in Nice at the Boscolo Plaza including a buffet breakfast

Seven nights deluxe river cruise on Avalon Scenery in an outside stateroom

All transfers

23 Meals (10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)

Complimentary champagne with breakfast

Unlimited wine and beer with dinners while on board the ship

Evening Entertainment

Shore excursions per itinerary

Services of a cruise director throughout

Guaranteed Departures

While travelers are on board the river cruise, they will enjoy superb dining with all meals on board, including a welcome reception, welcome dinner, Captain’s dinner, one sitting with open seating arrangements; and quality wines from France’s most famous wine regions with every dinner on board. Note: October 31 departure is an exclusive Wine Cruise which includes special lectures and tastings at no additional cost. The December 5 departure include special Christmastime features. Travelers will sightsee via a private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning while on shore excursions.

This package is priced from $3,019 per person double depending upon specific date of travel. Airfare is not included. Port charges of $98 are additional.

To visit the Sceptre Tours website, please visit or call 800-221-0924.

About Cynthia Boal Janssens

Cynthia Boal Janssens is the editor and chief blogger for She is a former national president of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). She has sailed on over 40 cruises all over the world.

One Response to Sceptre Tours offers a special France package featuring river cruising

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