Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Paris, 2 Nights In Aix-En-Provence & 2 Nights In Nice (Southbou

05/23/2019 through 10/08/2020
05/23/2019 through 10/24/2020
Avalon Waterways

Experience a culinary adventure on your European river cruise with stunning views along the Saône and Rhône Rivers, special excursions, and activities to highlight regional cuisine and wine in the landscapes of Burgundy and Provence, including Lyon, Viviers, and onboard culinary treats. Watch a pastry demonstration; a chocolate, cheese, and wine tasting; and a food-and-wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine on board.

Begin with two nights before your cruise in Paris-The City of Light. See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with guided sightseeing before traveling via high-speed train to Dijon. Visit Beaune’s Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital, home of Van der Weyden’s “The Last Judgement.” Embark your ship in St. Jean de Losne and sail to the Chardonnay wine region of Mcon, where you’ll enjoy cheese tasting on board. You’ll visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, and see the famous Place des Terreaux with a guided culinary walk. Beautifully nestled among vineyards are the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage. Take a guided walk through the Roman ruins of Tournon. Continue to Viviers for a guided walk through this charming village. Cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes-the largest gothic fortress in the world. Cruise on the Rhône River to Arles and attend a painting workshop in the style of Van Gogh whose work was inspired here. Your cruise concludes in Port-Saint-Louis.

Continue your vacation after your cruise with two nights each in Aix-en-Provence and Nice. Enjoy buffet breakfast daily, guided sightseeing, your Monograms Local Host® for guidance and assistance, destination guide with city map, and transfers to or from ship, hotel, and train stations. Spend two nights each in Aix-en-Provence, birthplace of Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, and the French Riviera’s Nice to indulge in the best of French food and relaxation on the Côte d’Azur.

Included Features:

Day 1 Paris: welcome to France

Day 2 Paris: guided sightseeing

Day 3 Dijon-Beaune-St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): high-speed train to Dijon; motor coach transfer to Beaune, visit the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Mcon: leisurely cruising; onboard cheese and wine tasting

Day 5 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; onboard pastry demonstration

Day 6 Lyon: culinary tour

Day 7 Tournon-Viviers: guided walk in Tournon; onboard chocolate and wine tasting; guided walk in Viviers with tasting of local products, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 8 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes; onboard food & wine pairing dinner

Day 9 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop

Day 10 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)-Aix-en-Provence: transfer to Aix-en-Provence; guided walking tour, visit Cathedral of the Holy Saviour

Day 11 Aix-en-Provence: day at leisure

Day 12 Aix-en-Provence-Nice: travel to Nice by high-speed TGV train (first class); guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town

Day 13 Nice: day at leisure

Day 14 Nice: your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Paris, France
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Day 2 Paris
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Day 3 Dijon-beaune-st. Jean De Losne (Embarkation)
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Day 4 McOn
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Day 5 Lyon
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Day 6 Lyon
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Day 7 Tournon
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Day 8 Avignon
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Day 9 Arles
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Day 10 Port - Saint - Louis (Disembarkation)-aix - En - Provence
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Day 11 Aix - En - Provence
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Day 12 Aix - En - Provence-nice
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Day 13 Nice
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Day 14 Nice
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