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2022 Season

Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Aix-en-Provence & 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound)


cruise: WJL3
12 Day River Cruise St. Jean-de-Losne to Nice
Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. With plenty of time to explore this historical city further, be sure to sample Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region. Beautifully nestled among vineyards is the city of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Continue your river cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.

Disembark your Avalon Suite Ship® in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Aix en Provence for the start of your Monograms® vacation. With two overnights, enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, known for its mix of architectural styles.

Your Monograms vacation continues in Nice for your final two 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 Monograms 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 St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Mâcon: Leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tasting

Day 3 Lyon: Choice of guided sightseeing with picture stop on Fourvière Hill or bike with your Adventure Host; lecture on board

Day 4 Lyon: Culinary tour

Day 5 Tournon-Viviers: Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 6 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 7 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)-Aix-en-Provence: Transfer to Aix-en-Provence; guided walking tour, visit Cathedral of the Holy Saviour

Day 9 Aix-en-Provence: Day at leisure

Day 10 Aix-en-Provence-Nice: Travel to Nice; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town

Day 11 Nice: Day at leisure

Day 12 Nice: Your vacation ends this morning

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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