2021 Season

Burgundy & Provence with 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris, 3 Nights in Venice & 3 Nights in Rome (Northbound)


cruise: WLJ2 17 Day River Cruise Marseille to Rome
Take a wondrous river cruise through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

Begin with an overnight stay in Marseille, then travel to Port-Saint-Louis to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphi-theatre. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes.

Cruise to the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, beautifully nestled among vineyards. Take a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure. Visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. This river cruise vacation in France would not be complete without a stay in Paris—the romantic “City of Light!” Discover its true heart on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour to see the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. Continue your European vacation with a Monograms® vacation package with 3 days each in Venice and Rome. Guided sightseeing in Venice includes St. Mark’s Square, inside visits of the Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; while in Rome, visit St. Peter’s Square, and go inside the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, and Roman Forum. Your vacation in Italy includes the expertise and assistance of your Monograms Local Host® throughout your stay.
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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-Venice, Italy: Flight to Venice

Day 12 Venice: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Mark's Square and Basilica, Doges' Palace and the Bridge of Sighs

Day 13 Venice: Full day at leisure

Day 14 Venice-Rome: Travel by high-speed train (First class) to Rome

Day 15 Rome: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Peter's Square and Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Roman Forum

Day 16 Rome: Full day at leisure

Day 17 Rome: 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.

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.
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.