Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights Bordeaux For Wine Lovers – Northbound 2019
Rivers:
Bordeaux River Cruises, Danube River Cruises
Country:
France
Embark:
Disembark:
Take a wondrous journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Begin with an overnight on the captivating French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur. Explore this elegant area and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea.

On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world–and, later on join an excursion to the wine regio of Châteauneuf du Pape.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Côte d’Azur: welcome to France

Day 2 Côte d’Azur–Transfer to Arles (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception; scenic cruising in the Camargue region (daylight permitting)

Day 3 Arles: guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre

Day 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes; guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape

Day 5 Cruising–Viviers: onboard lecture; guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 6 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; onboard chocolate and wine tasting; guided walk in Vienne; onboard food & wine pairing dinner

Day 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill; guided tour to Beaujolais

Day 8 Cruising–St. Jean de Losne: Chardonnay excursion; wine & cheese tasting on board

Day 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris: choice of visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune or visit a wine cellar; TGV train from Dijon to Paris

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

Day 11 Paris-Bordeaux: take a TGV train to Bordeaux; guided sightseeing

Day 12 Bordeaux: St.Emillion area full day excursion

Day 13 Bordeaux: 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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