Be transported back in time on a river cruise through France

Stand on the same Normandy shores upon which the Allied troops landed in 1944. Roam the rooms and gardens of Claude Monet’s home. Or imagine yourself watching a grand gladiator combat as you wander Arles amphitheatre. Our cruises lead you to a world of historic sites just waiting to be discovered.

With expert guided tours at every port of call, carefully selected excursions that give you a real sense of your surroundings, and a regional à la carte menu to enhance your experience. Come aboard one of our luxury floating hotels and discover medieval Europe from a unique point of view.


Cruises perfect for history lovers

Paris to Normandy

History Highlights
  • Join a poignant full day excursion to the Normandy landing beaches, visit Juno Beach, Pegasus Museum, and the British and Canadian Cemeteries
  • Explore Joan of Arc's historic Rouen and stand in the very place that she was famously burned at the stake, right in the centre of the town
  • Visit Napoleon and Josephine's Château de Malmaison. Purchased by Josephine in 1799, whilst Napoleon was fighting in Egypt

Burgundy & Provence

History Highlights
  • Discover the twin medieval towns of Tournon and Tain l'Hermitage. In Tournon you'll see its imposing castle dating back to the 16th century
  • Often referred to as the ‘City of the Popes’, Avignon is dominated by the grandiose Palace of the Popes
  • Join a guided tour of Lyon with its weaLth of roman ruins, Renaissance architecture and maze of medieval alleyways

Paris to Prague Explorer

History Highlights
  • Explore the key historical sights of Paris on a guided city tour. Visit the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and the Lourve, which houses works such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
  • Visit Trier, the oldest town in Gemany, some claim it is even older than Rome. Join a history focused 'Roman Trier' tour
  • Discover medieval Bamberg on a guided walking tour through its historic centre, including the 13th century Romanesque cathedral