Burgundy & Provence With 1 Night In Marseille & 2 Nights In Paris (Northbound) 202012 DAYS FROM ONLY $3838
o historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. Continue to Viviers for a guided walk through this charming village, and then to Avignon to see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you’ll find the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, where you’ll go on a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and fascinating 16th-century castle. You’ll visit Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture, as well as France’s gastronomic capital. Lyon offers wonderful sights, including the popular Place des Terreaux with its famous fountain seen on postcards, and world-famous cuisine to discover on a guided culinary walk. You’ll sail to the Chardonnay wine region of Macon, enjoying cheese tasting on board. In Dijon, you’ll tour one of France’s architectural treasures and home of Van der Weyden’s “The Last Judgement,” gracing Beaune’s Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital—built in 1443. This France river cruise adventure continues in style with two overnights in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! Arrive in The City of Light via high-speed train from Dijon to see Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A classic French river cruise vacation!
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Marseille: welcome to FranceDay 2 Marseille–Port St. Louis (Embarkation): guided tour; transfer to the ship; onboard welcome receptionDay 3 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshopDay 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the PopesDay 5 Viviers: guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedralDay 6 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in VienneDay 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière HillDay 8 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on boardDay 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris: visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; high-speed train from Dijon to ParisDay 10 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame CathedralDay 11 Paris: 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.