With Public Radio Jazz host, Jose Rizo

July 8–19, 2018

Switzerland & The South of France

Calling all jazz fans—as well as lovers of food, wine, art and history—for the Montreux Jazz Festival! Join public radio jazz host Jose Rizo and fellow public radio listeners for a delicious and entertaining jazz adventure. Beginning in Lausanne, Switzerland you’ll stay on the shores of Lake Geneva where you’ll attend the world famous Montreux Jazz Festival. The fun continues as you travel to France and on to nearby Vienne, for the Vienne Jazz Festival. Once in Lyon you’ll board the luxury small ship MS Amadeus Provence and sail south through the famous Rhone Valley. In addition to strolling through open markets and wandering in impossibly picturesque villages, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Picasso and Cézanne. Play some “boules” with the locals, take a walk through Roman ruins and rub elbows with international jazz musicians and fans alike. A perfect blend of jazz, history, food and wine — space is limited. Join Jose Rizo for the ultimate jazz adventure! (Black berets optional)

Expedition Highlights

With public radio jazz host Jose Rizo
Guided by Earthbound Co-founder, Matthew Brumley
3 pre-cruise nights in Lausanne, Switzerland in a centrally-located 4 star hotel
Tickets to the Montreux Jazz Festival
Special wine tastings with the producers in the Rhone Valley
Excursions to the sites frequented by Van Gogh, Picasso and Cézanne
Outings to colorful local markets
Historic Ardèche
steam train ride in the Doux Gorges
7 nights on board the newly built first class MS Amadeus Provence
In-depth city walking tours of Lyon, Avignon and Arles with local experts
Entrances to and tours of all museums and sights listed in itinerary

*Tickets for the included concerts will be purchased with input from your public radio jazz host and based on availability. Guests are welcome to purchase additional tickets independently for non-included festival events, but no exchanges or refunds will be offered for the group tickets.

Trip Facts

11 Days/10 Night
Depart USA on July 8, 2018
Return to USA on July 19, 2018
From $4,599 per person
All cabins with outside view 

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