Avalon Waterways
Avalon Poetry II

Opportunities abound on this delightful river cruise vacation to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins with an overnight on Côte d’Azur. Then, travel to Arles in the Provence region to board your ship and sail into the peaceful Camargue area (daylight permitting). Avignon, charming Viviers, medieval Tournon, Vienne, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, St. Jean de Losne, and fascinating Beaune await you. Take the TGV train from Dijon to Paris for two overnights, guided sightseeing, and free time to explore the remarkable “City of Lights” on your own, then explore the vibran city of London for three exciting nights.

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Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights Aix-En-Provence & 2 Nights Nice – Southbound 2019
River: Danube River Cruises
Country: France
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Paris: welcome to France

Day 2 Paris: guided sightseeing

Day 3 Paris–Dijon–Beaune–St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation)–Seurre: TGV train from Paris to Dijon. Motorcoach transfer to Beaune, visit the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Seurre–Mâcon: leisurely cruising; free time in Mâcon; onboard cheese tasting

Day 5 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 6 Lyon: a free day to explore this fascinating city at leisure

Day 7 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage–Vivers: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 8 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 9 Arles: cruise into the Camargue region (daylight permitting); guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater

Day 10 Arles (Disembarkation)–Aix-en-Provence: transfer to Aix-en-Provence; guided walking tour, visit Cathedral of the Holy Saviour

Day11 Aix-en-Provence: day at leisure

Day 12 Aix-en-Provence–Nice: travel to Nice by high speed TGV train (first class); guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the old town

Day 13 Nice: day at leisure

Day 14 Nice: your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes 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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