2021 Season

A Culinary Experience in Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris & 1 Night in Marseille (Southbound)


cruise: WJLY-T1 11 Day River Cruise Paris to Marseille
Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Your river cruise through France begins with two overnights in Paris—The City of Light. You’ll see the iconic landmarks, including has 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. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital where the Rhône and Saône Rivers meet. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux with its lively cafés and monuments, and stand in front of the famous fountain seen on postcards. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this historical city further and to sample the region’s famed Beaujolais wine. Explore the city of Tournon, nestled among the vineyards, with a guided walk to see of its Roman ruins and 16th-century castle. Continue your French river cruise to historical Avignon to see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world.

A Master of Wine will travel with you on your cruise to host wine tastings and food-and–wine-pairing tips. Celebrate your vacation in France with an overnight stay in captivating Marseille. Relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea—a perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime European river cruise!
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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; motorcoach transfer to Beaune and visit to the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Mâcon: 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, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 8 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes; onboard food and wine pairing dinner

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

Day 10 Port St. Louis (Disembarkation)-Marseille: Travel by motorcoach to Marseille; guided tour

Day 11 Marseille: Your vacation ends this morning
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Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.