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guided walk through the historic Île St. Louis. Lyon, is the third-largest city and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage are beautifully nestled among vineyards. Go on a guided walk of Tournon, offering plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. Situated on the Rhône River, Arles is famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater.As a perfect finale to your Seine river cruise vacation, spend time in the captivating Côte d’Azur. Explore this elegant area and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea.
Tour HighlightsDay 1 Paris (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Vernon–Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les AndelysDay 3 Caudebec: choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”, or hike in the Natural Park; lecture on board Day 4 Caudebec: choice of full day excursion to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursionDay 5 Rouen: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedralDay 6 Conflans: choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de MalmaisonDay 7 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame CathedralDay 8 Paris (Disembarkation)–Dijon–Beaune–St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation)–Seurre: TGV train from Paris to Dijon. Motorcoach transfer to Beaune, visit the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome receptionDay 9 Seurre–Mâcon: leisurely cruising; free time in Mâcon; onboard cheese tastingDay 10 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière HillDay 11 Lyon: a day to explore this fascinating city at leisureDay 12 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage–Viviers: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedralDay 13 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the PopesDay 14 Arles: guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre; cruise into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)Day 15 Arles (Disembarkation)–Côte d’Azur: travel by motorcoach to Côte d’AzurDay 16 Côte d’Azur: 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.