Flo Knowles Travel



7-night river cruise from Arles to Lyon plus 3-night post-cruise land package in Paris, France

Immerse yourself in the beauty of French culture; all why experiencing a luxury river cruise. Sail through the South of France along the Rhône River to Lyon. Explore the cultural history of Marseille and delight in live performances on board and on shore. Take a journey thru Paris, where many Black artists, writers, and entertainers made their mark. Enjoy a variety of experiences exclusive to this special itinerary, such as guided tours showcasing jazz, food, and wine, all while shining a light on Black heritage.

What's Included
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What's Included

What's Included in Your River Cruise and Land Package:

  • 7-night river cruise in an elegantly appointed riverview stateroom
  • All fine dining in multiple venues on board, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Daily Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour
  • A variety of included excursions each day, such as guided hikes, bike rides and tasting tours
  • Complimentary high-quality Wi-Fi
  • Transfer from the ship to your hotel in Paris via TGV high-speed train
  • A 3-night stay at the Renaissance Arc de Triomphe hotel in Paris* with daily breakfast
  • Specially curated Josephine Baker excursion and “Black History of Paris” city tour
  • The services of one of our wonderful Cruise Managers throughout your river cruise and land journey
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Black History of Paris Tour

Discover centuries worth of Black history as you venture to several sites in and around Paris during this exclusive full-day tour. You will see the iconic Arc de Triomphe and the Monument to the Abolition of Slavery as your guide shares the history of the Code noir, a decree passed by King Louis XIV in 1685 defining the conditions of slavery. From there, you will drive past Montmartre, learning about the cabarets and famous jazz musicians who made their mark here before walking through the African district, renowned for its African food and street vendors, and visiting Little Africa, a gallery space and cultural initiative in La Goutte d’or district. Your full-day tour also includes a panoramic tour of the left bank of Paris, the Latin Quarter and Pantheon Square, where renowned US-born Black entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker was inducted in November 2021.


Additional experiences exclusive to this sailing are being curated and will be announced soon

 DAY 2Arles
Marseille Full-Day Black Heritage Tour
Evening cruise to illuminated Pont d'Avignon
 DAY 3AvignonMorning walking tour and Papal Palace
OR Tastes of Avignon
Pont Du Gard
OR Avignon bike tour
Evening jazz performance
 DAY 4Viviers
Le Pouzin
Grignan excursion and Truffle Farm
 DAY 5Tournon


Exclusive private steam train ride
OR Red Wine and Chocolate
OR Hermitage hike and wine tasting
Evening jazz performance
 DAY 6Vienne

Roman ruins walking tour
OR Mount Pipet hike
OR ViaRhôna bike tour
Lyon city tour
OR Les Halles market tour
OR Lyon bike tour
 DAY 7VillefrancheBeaujolais excursion
Day 8Lyon
Check into your hotel
Day 9
ParisExclusive Josephine Baker excursion
Day 10Paris"Black History of Paris" tour
 DAY 11ParisReturn flight home

*Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD, based on double occupancy, in a Category E stateroom. Introductory rate of $4,499 per person is applicable to new reservations made by September 30, 2022. The rate will increase to $4,899 per person on October 1, 2022. Paris hotel may change based on availability. Solo travelers in a double occupancy must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any eligible discounts. Upgrades, port charges, airfares, optional land programs, visas and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions may apply. For complete details, general information and terms & conditions, please contact Flo Knowles Travel. 

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