Tauck's river cruise on the Rhone celebrates and explores the rich culinary traditions of
France. The new 10-day “A Taste of France” itinerary
begins with a two-night hotel stay and exploration of local food culture in Paris, followed by a seven-night river cruise through the
aboard Tauck’s MS Swiss Emerald riverboat.
Tauck has crafted the new itinerary in collaboration with Churchill
& Turen, Ltd., the luxury travel Rhone Valley
Tauck’s “A Taste of France” (from $5,390 per person, double occupancy, plus air) begins with guided culinary-themed sightseeing in
Paris and a two-night stay
at the Hilton Arc de Triomphe. In Paris, guests will enjoy a
Tauck-exclusive, hands-on introduction to French sauces with a tasting at the
new Alain Ducasse culinary school, Ecole de Cuisine. They’ll also attend a workshop and blind
tastings highlighting “The Joy of Chocolate” led by Chloe Doutre-Roussel,
author of “The Chocolate Connoisseur,” and visit the former haunts of chef
Julia Child and learn about contemporary Parisian life during a walking tour of
the Left Bank.
Other culinary-themed experiences include:
· A market visit in
chefs who will buy ingredients and prepare regional specialties for tasting,
such as tapenade, anchoiade and stuffed tomatoes Provencale. Provence
· A visit to
Lyon’s famous market, Les Halles, with tastings of local
meats and cheeses.
· A memorable Provencal evening featuring dinner, local wines and entertainment in the shadow of Pont du Gard, the incredible Roman aqueduct.
· A wine tasting in
· A demonstration of French culinary techniques at a cooking school operated by a three-star Michelin chef.
Included in Tauck’s cruise price are all sightseeing, activities and shore excursions, two nights hotel accommodations in
Paris, all gratuities,
complimentary wine with onboard meals, all taxes and port charges, airport
transfers, luggage handling, most meals, and more.
TAUCK’S MS SWISS EMERALD RIVERBOAT
Travelers on “A Taste of France” will cruise in relaxed elegance aboard Tauck’s stylish MS Swiss Sapphire riverboat. Launched in 2006, the ship was recently enhanced with new décor and other improvements. As with Tauck’s other riverboats, the MS Swiss Emerald accommodates just 118 guests to ensure a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, compared to other lines that accommodate up to 160 passengers on ships of the same approximate size.
Those interested in more information can visit their local travel professional, call Tauck at 1 800 468 2825, or go to the company’s website at www.tauck.com.