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Burgundy & Provence with Avalon
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Cruise through the picturesque landscapes of France, where captivating views and hidden gems await along the Rhône and Saône Rivers. Your adventure begins with two relaxing overnights in the enchanting city of Nice on the French Riviera, where you can bask in the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea. Then, step aboard your luxurious Avalon Suite Ship in Arles, a city renowned for inspiring the works of Van Gogh and boasting a magnificent 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. Immerse yourself in history as you explore Avignon, home to the grand 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world.
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Your Example Itinerary
Fly from the UK to Nice.
Begin your journey in the vibrant city of Nice, France. Welcome to the beautiful French Riviera, where you'll be greeted with warm hospitality and immerse yourself in the charming atmosphere.
Embark on a guided tour of Nice, uncovering the city's highlights, from its picturesque Old Town to its vibrant Promenade des Anglais. Experience the allure of this Mediterranean gem and soak in its unique ambiance.
Nice - Arles (Embarkation)
Transfer to the ship and embark on an exciting river cruise adventure. Settle into your luxurious accommodation and enjoy an onboard welcome reception as you begin your journey through the heart of Burgundy and Provence.
Explore the captivating city of Arles, renowned for its rich Roman heritage. Choose between a guided sightseeing tour, where you'll visit the impressive Roman Amphitheatre, or participate in a painting workshop to unleash your creativity. Alternatively, join your Adventure Host for a leisurely walk, uncovering the hidden gems of Arles.
Discover the historic city of Avignon, home to the magnificent Palace of the Popes. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour and delve into the city's fascinating history and architectural marvels.
Immerse yourself in the charm of Viviers, a picturesque town nestled along the Rhône River. Take a guided walk through the enchanting Old Town, admiring its well-preserved architecture and visit the stunning cathedral. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely walk with your Adventure Host, taking in the scenic beauty of the surroundings.
Explore the charming town of Tournon, situated on the banks of the Rhône River. Choose between a guided walk through the town or join your Adventure Host for an invigorating hike, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.
Delight in the vibrant city of Lyon, renowned for its gastronomy and cultural heritage. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour, including a picture stop on Fourvière Hill, where you can capture panoramic views of the city and its iconic landmarks.
Tournus - Chalon-sur-Saône
Embark on a delightful excursion to the renowned Chardonnay wine region, where you'll indulge in a tasting of exquisite wines. Back on board, savor a cheese tasting experience, immersing yourself in the flavors of the region.
Conclude your cruise in the charming town of Chalon-sur-Saône. Bid farewell to the ship and take with you cherished memories of the beautiful Burgundy and Provence regions. Your cruise ends this morning, but the memories and experiences will stay with you forever.
Experience the magic of Lyon in one enchanting night, as you stroll through the charming streets of Vieux Lyon, indulge in delectable gastronomy, and marvel at the illuminated beauty of the city's iconic landmarks.
4* Mercure Lyon Centre Beaux Arts
Depart Lyon and return to the Uk.
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