My husband and I recently celebrated our 20 year anniversary by taking the Portraits of Southern France- Viking River Cruise. Viking River Cruises has several itineraries to choose from- through Europe, Russia, Asia and Egypt, but we thought France would be the most romantic… and since we have some relatives who live in Provence 6 months of the year, it was the perfect choice!
Here’s a sneak peek at the riverboat. I have taken ocean cruises before, but this was my first river cruise. The boat is a manageable size for getting around, and it’s generally a quiet, smaller group of people who travel on these cruises. We chose to fly into France a couple of days early- we flew into Paris and then took the train down to Avignon. You can catch the train easily right at the airport. We chose 1st class on the train since we knew we’d be exhausted and wanted to be comfortable. It was a good choice. It’s about a 3 hour ride, and we were able to enjoy the beautiful countryside and snooze a bit too.