Many of you may think that being a travel editor is a dream job (it is pretty cool), but it actually is a lot of hard work (poor me!). However, the most difficult part of my job would have to be seeing travel deals like this pop-up week in, week out while I sit here at my desk writing about them.
River cruising is the new black and there’s no better place to do it than the waterways of France. Just imagine cruising along the Rhône through French provinces, such as Lyon, Avignon and Arles …
You’ll witness the most beautiful French countryside; tickle your tastebuds in the capital of French gastronomy, Lyon; savour Beaujolais wines in one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions and see well-preserved Roman antiquities at the Roman Provence at the Pont du Gard and Les Arenes amphitheatre.
Tap into your inner Van Gogh in a painting class in Arles – the town that inspired many of his most famous works. Hunt for truffles, see how Chèvre cheese is made while sampling the region’s local wines, or visit a lavender farm.
Words may not do justice in describing how cool this trip would be, but this video can:
Little wonder artists such as Van Gogh, Cézanne and Chagall were so inspired by this region – it certainly inspires me to go there!
Sail along the rivers of France on the eight-day Lyon and Province river cruise and save up to $1400 per couple. Book by 30 November and you’ll score return flights to Europe from $995 per person.
To find out more, visit www.vikingrivercruises.com.au
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