Avalon Waterways' Burgundy & Provence River Cruise


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Cruise Details

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways Cruises

Cruise Type: River

Length of Stay: 11 Days

Departure From: Côte d’Azur

Departure date: 04/15/2019

Return date: 04/25/2019

Take a wondrous journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

Itirenary

Day 1 : CÔTE D’AZUR , FRANCE

CÔTE D’AZUR , FRANCE

Bienvenue en France!Take free time today to admire Côte d’Azur-with its enchanting yachts, glamorous villas, and famous events. Known also as the French Riviera, the spectacular Côte d’Azur stretches along France’s Mediterranean coast from Toulon to the border of Italy.

Day 2 : CÔTE D’AZUR ARLES— (EMBARKATION)

CÔTE D’AZUR ARLES— (EMBARKATION)

The Camargue National ParkAfter breakfast this morning, you’ll drive to Arles to board your Suite Ship®. Before dinner sail toward the mouth of the Rhône for a taste of the tranquil vistas of Camargue National Park (daylight permitting).

Day 3 : ARLES

ARLES

Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) to immerse yourself in a truly unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer.

Take advantage of any free time remaining with a stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, to relax and watch the world go by.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

Day 4 : AVIGNON

AVIGNON

The City of Popes in Picturesque

Guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region.

Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet.

Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNONProvence

Day 5 : VIVIERS

VIVIERS

World History in a Charming French Country Village

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON

Day 6 : TOURNON/TAIN L’HERMITAGE

A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

In the late morning cruise to Vienne

VIENNE

Roman and Middle Age History

Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Lyon.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

Day 7 : LYON

Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France

Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ST. JEAN DE LOSNE

Day 8 : ST. JEAN DE LOSNE

ST. JEAN DE LOSNE

Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône

Enjoy a leisurely cruising day along the majestic Saône River. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin.

Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE

Day 9 : ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (DISEMBARKATION)— BEAUNE— DIJON— PARIS

ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (DISEMBARKATION)— BEAUNE— DIJON— PARIS

Drive to Beaune and take a High-Speed Train from Dijon to Paris.

This afternoon, take a high-speed train from Dijon to Paris.

Day 10 : PARIS

PARIS

Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines

Spend your free time strolling through the Champs-Élysées for café au lait and croissants, see the exhibits at the Louvre, visit Montmartre’s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur.

Day 11 : PARIS

PARIS

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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