Avalon Waterways
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Begin your French vacation your way before your cruise with a night in lovely Marseilles. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide for sightseeing, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. Enjoy the wondrous view on your river cruise through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! You’ll begin your delightful French river cruise in Port-Saint-Louis and embark on the Rhone River for Arles. See its 1st-century Roman amphitheater still used today. Attend a paining workshop in the style of Van Gogh whose work was inspired by the setting here.

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Burgundy & Provence With 1 Night In Marseille, 2 Nights In Paris, 3 Nights In Venice & 3 Nights In Rome (Northbound) 2020
River: Danube River Cruises
Countries: France, Italy
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Marseille: welcome to France

Day 2 Marseille–Port St. Louis (Embarkation): guided tour; transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop

Day 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 5 Viviers: guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 6 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board

Day 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris: visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; high-speed train from Dijon to Paris

Day 10 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 11 Paris–Venice, Italy: flight to Venice

Day 12 Venice: guided sightseeing, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs

Day 13 Venice: full day at leisure

Day 14 Venice–Rome: travel by high-speed train (first class) to Rome

Day 15 Rome: guided sightseeing, visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Roman Forum

Day 16 Rome: full day at leisure

Day 17 Rome: 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.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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