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Burgundy & Provence for Photography Enthusiasts - Europe River Cruises 2024


Enthusiasts and Hobbies - Photography

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Sailing through the picture-perfect landscapes of Europe's great rivers with award-winning photographer Brenda Tharp. Whether you're an accomplished photographer or aspiring shutterbug, you'll find the captivating landscapes and local characters to capture the perfect shot with expert instruction and fellow photography lovers on the Rhône and Saône Rivers in 2024!

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8/13/24 Chalon-sur-Saône to Arles 8 days
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8/6/24 - Grand France river cruise from Paris to Arles - 15 days

Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Cruise in the company of world-class photographer Brenda Tharp, who shares onboard presentations. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in a photography contest at the end of your cruise to vote for favourite shots taken on your cruise. Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, founded by the Romans in 43 BC, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux with its lively cafés and monuments and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this historical city further and be sure to sample Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you’ll find the city of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle, where you’ll go on a guided walk. Continue your river cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.

For over 30 years, Brenda Tharp has traveled in search of images that express the beauty of our planet and the cultures and wildlife that inhabit it. Her photographs have appeared in national magazines and books, for clients including Chronicle Books, Michelin Travel Publications, National Geographic Society, the National Park Service and several inflight magazines. Brenda is the author of Expressive Nature Photography and co-author of Extraordinary Everyday Photography. She is a popular workshop instructor and acclaimed keynote speaker.

Throughout these Europe river cruises for photography enthusiasts, Brenda will share her expertise and photography tips with you to help you make photographs that have impact. She’ll be on hand in the field and when on board to answer questions, and she’ll give a presentation on how to make great pictures with any camera.

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7 to 15+


Burgundy and Provence, France, Rhine & Rhône Rivers

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Avalon Waterways

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