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Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Paris (Northbound) on Avalon Poetry II

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Take a wondrous French river cruise along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in famous French locales, as well as off-the-beaten-path gems too! Begin your Avalon YourWay river cruise through France in Arles and discover the setting that inspired Vincent Van Gogh. See its 1st-century Roman amphitheater still used today, and attend a painting workshop in the style of Van Gogh.

Cruise to Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world. Continue to Viviers for a guided walk through its charming village. Nestled among vineyards and Roman ruins are the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage. Take a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure of Roman ruins and 16th-century castle.

You’ll visit Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture, as well as France’s gastronomic capital. Lyon offers wonderful sights, including the popular Place des Terreaux with its famous fountain seen on postcards. You’ll sail to the Chardonnay wine region of Mcon, enjoying cheese tasting on board. In Dijon, tour Beaune’s Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital—built in 1443 and home of Van der Weyden’s “The Last Judgement.”

Continue your French vacation your way with two overnights in Paris—the “City of Light.” Discover the true heart of Paris on a guided walk through the sites of the city’s rich history, or take a tour to see the iconic landmarks of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. A classic French river cruise vacation—made even better your way.


Included Features:

Day 1 Arles (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 4 Viviers: Guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Tournon-Vienne: Choice of guided walk in Tournon or bike with your Adventure Host; choice of guided walk in Vienne or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Lyon: Guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 7 Tournus–Chalon-sur-Saône: Cheese tasting on board

Day 8 Chalon-sur-Saône (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Dijon-Paris: Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; high-speed train from Dijon to Paris

Day 9 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or "Heart of Paris" walking tour to see Paris' historic sights

Day 10 Paris: Your vacation ends this morning

About Avalon Poetry II
About Avalon Waterways
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Discover the world along its great rivers and legendary waterways. Avalon’s state-of-the-art Europe and Asia fleets feature our award-winning Suite Ships®, with the largest staterooms, widest views, the most modern amenities, included shore excursions, and more. Cruise through South America, India, and Egypt in relaxed luxury with Avalon. It’s the only time we approve of letting the world pass you by!
Mar 28, 2023 through
Apr 06, 2023
Mar 24, 2023 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$3,898.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7313544
Apr 11, 2023 through
Apr 20, 2023
Apr 7, 2023 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$3,998.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7313519
Apr 25, 2023 through
May 04, 2023
Apr 21, 2023 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$4,198.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7313520
More Departure Dates
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Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Arles, France (Embarkation)
2 Arles
3 Avignon
4 Viviers
5 Tournon
6 Lyon
7 Tournus – Chalon - Sur - Saône
8 Chalon - Sur - Saône (Disembarkation) – Beaune – Dijon – Paris
9 Paris
10 Paris
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.