Set your schedule for three cruising adventures this year.
All that jazz in Burgundy and Provence
Starting on the Côte d’Azur and ending in Paris, Avalon Waterways’ 11-day tour includes seven nights cruising the Rhône and Saône rivers, stopping at Arles, Avignon, Lyon, Dijon and the Jazz à Vienne French music festival along the way. An onboard jazz band provides nightly entertainment.
Departs June 27, 2016
Botany and birdlife in the British Isles
Botanica Tours’ 11-day small-ship cruise – which begins in Edinburgh, Scotland, and concludes in London – will appeal to green thumbs and twitchers alike. You’ll visit remote Scottish castles and County Waterford (think crystal) in Ireland, as well as the pretty village of Portmeirion in North Wales and the Isles of Scilly off the Cornwall coast.
Departures to June 30, 2016
Port wine and pastries in Portugal
Sailing from Lisbon to Porto and along the Douro River, this 11-day Uniworld cruise features a visit to a 16th-century monastery. The itinerary includes stops at traditional pastry shops and wine estates, where guests can sample sweet local delicacies and fortified wines such as the famous Sandeman port. Guests can also experience flamenco in Salamanca.
Departures April to November 2016