Day 2 Nice: Guided tour
Day 3 Nice-Arles (Embarkation): Transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Arles: Guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host
Day 5 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes
Day 6 Viviers: Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral, or walk with your Adventure Host
Day 7 Tournon: Choice of guided walk in Tournon or hike with your Adventure Host
Day 8 Lyon: Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill
Day 9 Tournus–Chalon-sur-Saône: Chardonnay excursion with tasting; Cheese tasting on board
Day 10 Chalon-sur-Saône (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Paris (Embarkation): Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; TGV train from Dijon to Paris; onboard welcome reception
Day 11 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing, or historic sights on “Heart of Paris” walking tour or walk with your Adventure Host or WWII theme tour with visit of the museum of Les Invalides
Day 12 Conflans: Choice of excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise, or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard history lecture; onboard Commemoration Ceremony of the D-Day 80th Anniversary
Day 13 Les Andelys-Rouen: Choice of guided walk or guided hike in Les Andelys and guided sightseeing see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral in Rouen or full day excursion to Vimy and Beaumont-Hamel
Day 14 Caudebec: Choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route” or visit the V-1 launch bomb site or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard D-Day lecture
Day 15 Caudebec: Choice of full-day excursions to Normandy landing beaches or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion
Day 16 Vernon: Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard crêpe tasting and Pastry Demonstration
Day 17 Paris (Disembarkation): 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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