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Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Paris & 2 Nights In Nice (Southbound) on Avalon Poetry II

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Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! This French river cruise adventure begins in style with two overnights in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! See the landmarks of the “City of Lights”, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, founded by the Romans in 43 BC, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux with its lively cafés and monuments, and stand in front of the famous fountain seen on postcards. With plenty of time to explore this historical city further, be sure to sample Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, is the city of Tournon a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle, where you’ll go on a guided walk. Continue your river cruise through France to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world. Enjoy your last two nights in captivating Nice on the French Riviera. Relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea—a perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime European river cruise!

Included Features:

Day 1 Paris: Welcome to France

Day 2 Paris: Guided sightseeing

Day 3 Dijon-Beaune-Chalon-sur-Saône (Embarkation): High-speed train to Dijon; motorcoach transfer to Beaune and visit to the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Tournus: Guided walk in Tournus; onboard cheese tasting

Day 5 Lyon: Choice of guided sightseeing with picture stop on Fourvière Hill or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 6 Lyon: Culinary tour

Day 7 Tournon-Viviers: Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 8 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes

Day 9 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 10 Arles (Disembarkation)-Nice: Travel by motorcoach to Nice

Day 11 Nice: Guided tour

Day 12 Nice: Your vacation ends this morning

About Avalon Poetry II
About Avalon Waterways
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Discover the world along its great rivers and legendary waterways. Avalon’s state-of-the-art Europe and Asia fleets feature our award-winning Suite Ships®, with the largest staterooms, widest views, the most modern amenities, included shore excursions, and more. Cruise through South America, India, and Egypt in relaxed luxury with Avalon. It’s the only time we approve of letting the world pass you by!
Apr 30, 2023 through
May 11, 2023
Apr 26, 2023 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$4,827.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7313213
Apr 16, 2023 through
Apr 27, 2023
Apr 12, 2023 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$4,807.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $500.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7313295
May 28, 2023 through
Jun 08, 2023
May 24, 2023 7:00 PM
11 Nights from
$4,927.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7313238
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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.