Burgundy & Provence – Cruise Only Northbound
Opportunities abound on this delightful vacation to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins when you embark your ship in Arles in the Provence region. Sail into the peaceful Camargue area before returning northward up the scenic Rhône and Saône Rivers. Then, explore Avignon, charming Viviers, medieval Tournon, Vienne, France’s gastronomical capital of Lyon, as well as Mâcon, Tournus, and Chalon-sur-Saône.
Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Arles (Embarkation)–Camargue Region: onboard welcome reception; sail into the Camargue regionDay 2 Arles: guided sightseeing, visit the Roman AmphitheaterDay 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the PopesDay 4 Cruising–Viviers: guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedralDay 5 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; onboard chocolate tasting; guided walk in VienneDay 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; onboard lectureDay 7 Mâcon–Tournus–Chalon-sur-Saône: day at leisure; cheese tastingDay 8 Chalon-sur-Saône (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
NOTES:In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.Departure June 30 is offered as an exclusive Jazz Cruise, including special music features at no additional cost. On our Jazz Cruise, attend the annual Jazz Festival in Vienne, France.Arrival and departure transfers are not included and are not offered for purchase with this cruise-only itinerary.