Active & Discovery On The Rhône With 2 Nights In Paris (Southbound) 2020
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France
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Treat yourself to a French prelude to your Active & Discovery cruise on the Rhône River with two nights in the “City of Light”—Paris. Spend your first day in the romantic city with an unhurried stroll along the Champs-Élysées, or linger over wine and crepes in a Montparnasse literary café—once frequented by Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Picasso. The following day, select included excursions such as a guided sightseeing tour of the must-see sites, or a guided biking tour through Paris’ highlights, including the Eiffel Tower and Place de la Concorde—with a peaceful rest along the Seine River.
From Paris, ride the high-speed train to begin in Lyon, the culinary capital of France! With Avalon hoice included excursions, you’ll find a variety of ways to explore each port you visit.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Paris: welcome to France!

Day 2 Paris: choice of city sightseeing, or bike tour in Paris

Day 3 Paris–Lyon (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Lyon: choice of culinary tour, or guided urban hike, or cooking class

Day 5 Tain l’hermitage/Tournon–Viviers: choice of rail-bike tour along the Gorges du Doux, or guided hike in the vineyards, or guided tour of Tournon, or tour of the Valrhona factory and museum; Lyonnaise specialties cooking demonstration; evening guided tour in Viviers

Day 6 Viviers–Avignon: in Avignon choice of guided canoe trip down the Gorges de l’Ardèche, or guided hike in the Natural Reserve of Cirque d’Estre, or visit lock Bollène and its power plant, or guided speleological excursion with wine tasting in the caves

Day 7 Avignon: choice of guided tour, or guided e-bike tour with wine tasting

Day 8 Arles: choice of guided tour in Arles, meet a bullfighter, or guided hike through the Hell Valley with a visit to Carrières de Lumière, or painting workshop

Day 9 Port-Saint-Louis: choice of excursion to a local oyster farm with tasting, or either guided hike or bike tour through the Camargue Regional Natural Park

Day 10 Arles (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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