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8D7N Burgundy & Provence (WLJ)

8D7N Burgundy & Provence (WLJ)

Per Pax
From: $18060 $2783 From: €3955 €2650 From: £3395 £2275 From: RM18060 RM12100 From: CAD5382 CAD3606 From: SGD5761 SGD3860 From: AUD5996 AUD4017 From: HKD32725 HKD21925
Paris
Avalon Waterways
Happiness flows with Avalon Waterways. Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalize with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions. Cruise Critic named Avalon’s staterooms the best in the business, and yes, we’re blushing a bit. But it’s only because we’ve taken such pride in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM stateroom design, featuring beds with a view. Rest easy (literally) as you enjoy bigger views, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. With Avalon, the award-winning views are as wide open as the possibilities.
Cities to Visit: Paris – St. Jean de Losne – Macon – Lyon – Tournon – Viviers – Avignon – Arles – Port-Saint-Louis
Language: English

Tour Deal

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,000 per couple
~ 33% Off for Selected 2023 Departure. Applicable Dates: Apr 11

All Deals ARE NOT Combinable



Travel Period: from April 2, 2023 till November 3, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Avignon
~ Lyon
~ Arles
What To Expect
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! This French river cruise adventure begins in style with two overnights in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! See the landmarks of the “City of Lights”, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture.

Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, founded by the Romans in 43 BC, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux with its lively cafés and monuments, and stand in front of the famous fountain seen on postcards. 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, where you’ll go on a guided walk.

Continue your river cruise to Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—known for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. You’ll revel in the relaxing and inspiring views and culinary delights during your holiday in Paris and river cruise through France.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE ARLES, FRANCE

    Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. DOCKING IN ARLES

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: ARLES

    Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE - Get your daily dose of exercise through nordic walking in Arles with your Adventure Host. OR: DISCOVERY - Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR: CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles-the captivating city of the Provence region. You'll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrieres de Lumieres (Cathedral of Images) a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d'Enfer. Take free time to stop in Le Cafe Van Gogh for a glass of wine. , before sailing to Avignon. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: AVIGNON

    The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence CLASSIC - Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon-with its ramparts encircling the city-and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes. Guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Chateauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhone wine region. Explore Avignon on your own for the city's art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Benezet. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: VIVIERS

    World History in a Charming French Country Village Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers. ACTIVE - Walk your way up to Vivier's hilltop Cathedral with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You'll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: TOURNON

    A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. ACTIVE - Bike along the Rhone river with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon-one of France's oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhone River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. In the late morning cruise to Vienne. VIENNE: Roman and Middle Age History ACTIVE - See Vienne from atop, hike up to a viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: LYON

    Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourviere Hill with its numerous churches. You'll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafes, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux. Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon's town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhone and Saone rivers meet. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Tournus. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: TOURNUS- CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

    Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saone Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. DISCOVERY - Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Lyon airport before 8am.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 2 nights accommodation in Paris with breakfast
~ 7 nights luxurious accommodations in category booked on Avalon cruise
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities


Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Where to Visits

Information

~ Cash Savings Offer: SAVE up to US$2,000 per couple
~ 33% Off for Selected 2023 Departure. Applicable Dates: Apr 11

All Deals ARE NOT Combinable



Travel Period: from April 2, 2023 till November 3, 2024
Tour Highlight
~ Avignon
~ Lyon
~ Arles
What To Expect
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! This French river cruise adventure begins in style with two overnights in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! See the landmarks of the “City of Lights”, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture.

Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, founded by the Romans in 43 BC, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux with its lively cafés and monuments, and stand in front of the famous fountain seen on postcards. 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, where you’ll go on a guided walk.

Continue your river cruise to Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—known for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. You’ll revel in the relaxing and inspiring views and culinary delights during your holiday in Paris and river cruise through France.
  • Day 1: ARRIVE ARLES, FRANCE

    Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. DOCKING IN ARLES

    : Dinner
  • Day 2: ARLES

    Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE - Get your daily dose of exercise through nordic walking in Arles with your Adventure Host. OR: DISCOVERY - Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR: CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles-the captivating city of the Provence region. You'll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrieres de Lumieres (Cathedral of Images) a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d'Enfer. Take free time to stop in Le Cafe Van Gogh for a glass of wine. , before sailing to Avignon. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: AVIGNON

    The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence CLASSIC - Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon-with its ramparts encircling the city-and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes. Guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Chateauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhone wine region. Explore Avignon on your own for the city's art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Benezet. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4: VIVIERS

    World History in a Charming French Country Village Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers. ACTIVE - Walk your way up to Vivier's hilltop Cathedral with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You'll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5: TOURNON

    A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. ACTIVE - Bike along the Rhone river with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon-one of France's oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhone River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. In the late morning cruise to Vienne. VIENNE: Roman and Middle Age History ACTIVE - See Vienne from atop, hike up to a viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: LYON

    Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourviere Hill with its numerous churches. You'll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafes, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux. Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon's town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhone and Saone rivers meet. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Tournus. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: TOURNUS- CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

    Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saone Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. DISCOVERY - Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

    : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8: CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Lyon airport before 8am.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 2 nights accommodation in Paris with breakfast
~ 7 nights luxurious accommodations in category booked on Avalon cruise
~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
~ Onboard entertainment
~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
~ Port charges & gratuities


Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance & visa
~ Safety net protection
~ Airport transfer

Per Pax
From: $18060 $2783 From: €3955 €2650 From: £3395 £2275 From: RM18060 RM12100 From: CAD5382 CAD3606 From: SGD5761 SGD3860 From: AUD5996 AUD4017 From: HKD32725 HKD21925
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Cancellation Policy

~ 91 days or more prior to departure: deposit forfeited
~ 90 – 60 days prior to departure: 35% of total price
~ 59 – 30 days prior to departure: 50% of total price
~ 29 – 1 days prior to departure: 80% of total price
~ On scheduled departure and later: 100% of total price


Payment Terms

~ Deposit must be received within 7 days of booking.
~ Balance payment must be made 90 days prior to departure.
~ Booking made within 90 days prior to departure require full payment at the time of booking.