Burgundy & Provence With 1 Night In Marseille & 2 Nights In Paris (Northbound)

08/02/2020 through 10/09/2021
08/02/2020 through 10/22/2021
Avalon Waterways

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.

Included Features:

Day 1 Marseille: welcome to France

Day 2 Marseille–Port St. Louis (Embarkation): guided tour; transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop

Day 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 5 Viviers: guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 6 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board

Day 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris: visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; high-speed train from Dijon to Paris

Day 10 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’ historic sights

Day 11 Paris: your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Marseille, France
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Day 2 Marseille – Port St. Louis (Embarkation)
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Day 3 Arles
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Day 4 Avignon
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Day 5 Viviers
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Day 6 Tournon
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Day 7 Lyon
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Day 8 Tournus – St. Jean De Losne
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Day 9 St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) – Beaune – Dijon – Paris
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Day 10 Paris
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Day 11 Paris
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