You may only be in France once, so why not live like a king or queen or even Louis XIV? Now you can on our enhanced 2018 France Culinary Delights: Paris to Normandy River Cruise. We’ve added a new trip extension guaranteeing you’ll experience the most opulent and posh Versailles has to offer; step back into the past when you travel to Chartres and the Palace of Versailles on this new extension and enjoy unforgettable French art and architecture. You’ll marvel during tours including the Montmartre District of Paris, along with an optional excursion to the world-renowned Chateaux of the Loire Valley. At the Sofitel Chateau of Versailles, relax like royalty and enjoy village views, a state-of-the-art fitness room and sauna, bar lounges, and more.
Interested in experiencing the life of a royal on some of our other trips? Here’s what you can experience with Vantage when you stay in some of our unforgettable accommodations, including hotels that were formerly palaces:
In the Portugal you’ll enjoy a five-star hotel that was formerly a palace at the Pestana Palace in Lisbon. The restored 19th-century palace is one of the “Leading Hotels of the world” and is close to the city’s main attractions and monuments, but it also is a wonderful escape with French-inspired rooms, two luxurious pools ̶ one indoor and outdoor. Kick back in the lovely, lush garden or feast on local cuisine inside the hotel’s deluxe Valle Flor restaurant.
Extend your Spotlight in Northern India trip while staying at the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur. This romantic hotel has been featured in several movies, including one James Bond flick and “The Jewel in the Crown.” Built as a pleasure palace for Maharana Jagat Singh in 1746, today it’s a floating marble dream with marvelous views of the lake, luscious gardens, golden furnishings, and several restaurants, including one on the roof to watch the sunset, at which you can toast to the good life.
Surround yourself with golden spires and Buddhist temples when you extend your stay on the Mysteries of Angkor Wat & the Mekong River. You will be staying in the last residence of the Laos Royal Family, known as the Victoria Xienthong Palace, right in the heart of Luang, Prabang on the banks of the Mekong River. Enjoy perfect serenity at the spa with an optional treatment, grab a book from the hotel library, or enjoy a meal with sweeping views of the river at the hotel’s Kitchen restaurant, featuring local and international specialties.
On our Italian Train Adventure: Magical Lakes, Eternal Cities & the Amalfi Coast trip, you’ll be treated like a king at the Hotel Pesaro in Venice. Right in the center of the action on the main island of Venice, you’ll enjoy a home away from home with opulent furnishings and linens—the product of a major restoration of the historic Rava Giustiniai palace. Enjoy views of the canals, the hotel’s private gardens, or the neighboring Ca d’Oro palace.