2021 Season

A Culinary Experience in Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris, 2 Nights in Aix-en-Provence & 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound)


cruise: WJL1-T1 14 Day River Cruise Paris to Nice
Indulge in the legendary cuisine of France on this culinary focused cruise through Burgundy and Provence. With a master of wine on board and special culinary highlights throughout your cruise, you’ll sample regional French specialties with on-board wine tastings with cheese and chocolate and wine-and-food pairings. Enjoy a pastry demonstration by a French chef, and attend a cooking class. Your adventure begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, then take the high-speed train to Dijon and continue by motorcoach to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your river cruise ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for lovely Seurre, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Sail into the peaceful Camargue area to Port-Saint-Louis.

Disembark your cruise ship in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Aix-en-Provence for the start of your Monograms extension. With two overnights, enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its mishmash of architectural styles. Here, in Cézanne’s hometown, spend free time with a tour to walk in the artist’s footsteps.

Travel to Nice for two more nights in France. Here, you’ll walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco or Cannes—known for its famous film festival. In both cities, we provide the services of Local Hosts®—a “friend in the city” to answer questions, share inside information, and help arrange your activities and excursions.
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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 Beauneand 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 15 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)-Aix-en-Provence: Transfer to Aix-en-Provence; guided walking tour, visit Cathedral of the Holy Saviour

Day 16 Aix-en-Provence: Day at leisure

Day 17 Aix-en-Provence-Nice: Travel to Nice; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town

Day 18 Nice: Day at leisure

Day 19 Nice: Your vacation ends this morning
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cities and locations


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.

notes


  • 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.
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