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

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Your vacation in France begins with two overnights in captivating Nice on the French Riviera. Relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea before your French river cruise. Take a wondrous journey through beautiful views of France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Embark your Avalon Suite Ship® in Arles-famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and for its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes-the largest Gothic fortress in the world. Take a guided walk through Tournon, beautifully nestled among vineyards and a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital 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 and stand in front of the famous fountain seen on postcards.

Included Features:

Day 1 Nice: Welcome to France

Day 2 Nice: Guided tour

Day 3 Nice-Arles (Embarkation): Transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 6 Viviers: Guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 7 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 8 Lyon: Guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 9 Tournus–Chalon-sur-Saône: Cheese tasting on board

Day 10 Chalon-sur-Saône (Disembarkation): Your cruise 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!
Oct 27, 2024 through
Nov 05, 2024
Oct 23, 2024 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$3,128.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1250.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
Sep 29, 2024 through
Oct 08, 2024
Sep 25, 2024 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$3,948.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
Oct 13, 2024 through
Oct 22, 2024
Oct 9, 2024 7:00 PM
9 Nights from
$3,678.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $1000.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Itinerary

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