, (PressExposure) July 25, 2006 -- Take-A-Boo Emporium's antique expert Martin Swinton will guide antique lovers on an exclusive 10-night antiques river cruise tour: 7-nights aboard the luxurious Viking Burgundy cruising the south of France AND a 3-night deluxe extension in Paris. May 27 to June 6, 2007.
Flying into Marseilles, participants will be transported to the ship in Avignon, cruise the scenic SaÃ´ne and RhÃ´ne Rivers through the Provence and Burgundy regions on France, disembark in Chalon-sur-SaÃ´ne and be transported by motor coach via Dijon through the scenic countryside into Paris for a 3-night stay.
Visiting one port a day antique lovers can explore small villages off the beaten path. It's a great way to explore antique shops and flea markets up close and in depth and discover the south of France from an intimate perspective.
Docking in the heart of town, there'll be time to see the cities and experience the ever-changing riverside scenery as well as the local nightlife including an overnight stay in Lyon, home to many Michelin-rated restaurants.
France is a wellspring of undiscovered riches for antique lovers - brimming over with treasures and precious keepsakes from the past. Martin Swinton will be a personal guide through the south of France where participants will visit antique areas along the way, including a famed Paris antique market.
There'll be private evening workshops where participants will learn the difference between an antique and a reproduction, how to know what's fake and learn about antiques of the region. Mr. Swinton will be available to individually assist participants with purchases.
Participants will experience an unforgettable excursion to a winery in Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy. And more, there'll be lots of free time and additional excursions such as a tour of Arles, the inspiration for Vincent van Gogh.
This cruise will alleviate the greatest problems facing anyone shopping on their own for antiques in France such as: *how to find the real gems *how much to pay for them *how to get them back to the home (maybe the trickiest part)
A fully insured International Shipper will arrange to ship purchases direct from Paris or any other dealer throughout France back home.
Mr. Swinton says "Our customers have told us that they've spent countless vacations searching antique stores for hidden treasures and have come up empty." This cruise aboard the luxurious Viking Burgundy is designed with them in mind.
Space on this first-rate adventure is limited to only 30 people.