Burgundy & Provence With 1 Night In Marseille & 2 Nights In Paris (Northbound)
Begin with an overnight stay in captivating Marseille, and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. Take a wondrous European river cruise through beautiful views of France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Embark your ship in Port St. Louis, France, and sail to Arles-famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of a 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes-the largest Gothic fortress in the world. Take a tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes-the largest Gothic fortress in the world. Take a guided walk through a medieval treasure of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle in the city of Tournon, beautifully nestled among vineyards. Visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux and stand in front of the famous fountain seen on postcards. This French river cruise vacation would not be complete without a stay in Paris-one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! Discover its true heart on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour to see the iconic landmarks of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.
Day 1 Marseille: welcome to FranceDay 2 Marseille–Port St. Louis (Embarkation): guided tour; transfer to the ship; onboard welcome receptionDay 3 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshopDay 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the PopesDay 5 Viviers: guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedralDay 6 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in VienneDay 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière HillDay 8 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on boardDay 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris: visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; high-speed train from Dijon to ParisDay 10 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’ historic sightsDay 11 Paris: your vacation ends this morning
Marseille – Port St. Louis (Embarkation)
Tournus – St. Jean De Losne
St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) – Beaune – Dijon – Paris