2021 Season

A Culinary Experience in Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris, 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona (Southbound)


cruise: WJL2-T1 15 Day River Cruise Paris to Barcelona
Take a wondrous river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers and continue your European vacation with a bonus Monograms® vacation package in beautiful Nice and Barcelona. Before sailing, you’ll spend two nights in Paris—The City of Light. See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and more.

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. First, cruise to Mâcon, then to Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you’ll find the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage. Enjoy a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins. Continue your river cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. On the Rhône River sits Arles—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre. Disembark your river cruise ship in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Nice to enjoy your Monograms® vacation package with 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.

Fly from Nice to Barcelona, where you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing, including Passeig de Gràcia, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, an inside visit of Sagrada Familia Basilica, and relaxing free time—all part of your Monograms vacation package in Spain. At your service is an expert Monograms Local Host® who is available to you throughout your stay in Nice and Barcelona. Fantastic French landscapes, landmarks, and cuisine, combined with the colorful city of Barcelona, create the perfect European getaway.

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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 RomanAmphitheatre, or painting workshop

Day 10 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)-Nice: Transfer from your ship to Nice; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town

Day 11 Nice: Day at leisure

Day 12 Nice-Barcelona, Spain: Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to Barcelona

Day 13 Barcelona: Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica

Day 14 Barcelona: Day at leisure

Day 15 Barcelona: 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.

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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.
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