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France Cruises Debuts Free Pre, Post-Land Tours in 8 Most Popular Cities When Booking Cruise

February 5, 2012

France Cruises specializes in canal and river cruises in France. France Cruises' fleet of over 40 luxury riverboats and hotel barges in France, like the Caprice here cruising on a canal in Burgundy © 2012 Karen Rubin/

France Cruises is offering complimentary pre- and post-cruise Land Tours in the most popular French cities when customers purchase a cruise and two-night stay in a hotel of their choice. Available for any departure day, the full-day tours showcase the region’s most extraordinary highlights passengers would generally miss out on during their cruise.

“Our carefully-crafted itineraries offer travelers a blend of authentic and diverse experiences ashore, and all of them present guests with an opportunity for enrichment and adventure,” said Jean-Francois Dabrowski, president of France Cruises.

Guests can take advantage of France Cruises’ Hotel & Tour offer and choose from 29 exciting excursions in eight admired cities, such as walking through 11th-century medieval castles in Carcassonne, taking a wine-making lesson in Bordeaux and climbing up – and dining at – the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Further enhancing the France Cruises experience, the land tours may extend beyond the travelers cruising area. Guests can opt to journey along the scenic Canal du Midi in Southern France on a hotel barge cruise, and conclude their adventure in sunny Nice in the French Riviera.

Additionally, guests have the option to choose their hotel, or select from the cruise company’s sample list of recommendations, which ranges from traditional boutique hotels to deluxe chateaux and historic country inns. Moreover, the special offer can be combined with most of France Cruises promotions and exclusive offers. Promotion is valid for new bookings only, and is subject to availability. A two-night minimum stay in the hotel is required for full-day excursions; however, a one-night stay may allow for a half-day excursion if available.

Visit France Cruises’ Hotel & Tour promotion for more details.

France Cruises, Inc. specializes in canal and river cruises in France. France Cruises’ fleet of over 40 luxury hotel barges and riverboats float along the narrow canals of France, providing an intimately unique way to discover the splendid and historic countryside. Along with superb opportunities for relaxation, the carefree elegance of each expedition combines the opportunity to enjoy France in a whole new way with gourmet dining, fine wines and unique sightseeing excursions to ancient villages, castles, cafes, markets and so much more. For more information visit

France Cruises offers a concierge service, which assists in acquiring car rentals, train tickets, hotel stays and more together with its new land tours and hotel packages division:

See also:

Barging through Burgundy: A visit to Chagny Market and slideshow

Barging through Burgundy, Day 2: Chateau de Rully and slideshow

Barging through Burgundy, Day 3: Hotel-Dieu, Beaune and slideshow

Barging Through Burgundy, Day 4: Clos de Vougeot, ‘mother church’ of wine and slideshow

Barging through Burgundy, Day 5-6: Walking tour of Dijon’s Old City and slideshow

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