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Burgundy & Provence River Cruise for Wine Lovers With 2 Nights in Paris

Embark on the ultimate wine lover's dream vacation with this incredible river cruise through the stunning regions of Burgundy and Provence. Your journey starts in Paris with two days of guided sightseeing. Then it's off to experience a week-long journey like no other as you sail down the fabled waters of the Saône and Rhône Rivers, taking in the breathtaking scenery and charming cities along the way.
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Burgundy & Provence River Cruise for Wine Lovers With 2 Nights in Paris

DEPARTURE DATE: November 17, 2024
Countries Visited: France
Departure Port:Chalon-sur-Saône, France

OVERVIEW

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. This river cruise through France begins in style with two overnights in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! Explore the “City of Light” with a guided city tour to see its famous landmarks, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. You’ll visit France’s gastro-nomic capital of Lyon—also a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture where the Rhône and Saône Rivers meet. See Lyon’s wonderful sights, including the popular Place des Terreaux with its famous fountain seen on postcards. You’ll walk through the city of Tournon, beautifully nestled between the vineyards, on a guided walk through medieval treasures of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. 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 vacation in Paris and river cruise through France.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
November 17, 2024from $6,299 CADPer Person
November 17, 2024from $6,921 CADSingle Traveler

What's Included

  • 2 Night accommodation In Paris
  • Paris guided sightseeing
  • High speed train
  • 7 night river cruise from Beaune to Arles
  • Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Onboard enrichment activities
  • Onshore excursions with Local Guides
  • Special onboard entertainment
  • FlexDiningSM options to give you the freedom to choose when and where you dine on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
  • Complimentary bottled water available daily
  • 24-hour self-serve beverage station offering complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sun Nov 17Paris, France
2Mon Nov 18Paris, France
3Tue Nov 19Chalon-sur-Saône (Embarkation)
4Wed Nov 20Tournus
5Thu Nov 21Lyon
6Fri Nov 22Lyon
7Sat Nov 23Tournon-Viviers
8Sun Nov 24Avignon
9Mon Nov 25Arles
10Tue Nov 26Arles

Day 1 – Paris

Welcome to France

Day 2 – Paris

Guided sightseeing

Day 3 – Dijon-Beaune-Chalon-sur-Saône (Embarkation)

High-speed train to Dijon; motorcoach transfer to Beaune and visit to the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 – Tournus

Guided walk in Tournus; onboard cheese tasting

Day 5 – Lyon

Choice of guided sightseeing with picture stop on Fourvière Hill or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 6 – Lyon

Culinary tour

Day 7 – Tournon-Viviers

Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 8 – Avignon

Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes

Day 9 – Arles

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

Day 10 – Arles (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends this morning

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