Grand France With 1 Night In Marseille (Southbound) 202017 DAYS FROM ONLY $6338
guided walk through the historic Île St. Louis. Lyon, is the third-largest city and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. The city of Tournon is 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 river cruise vacation, spend time in the captivating Marseille. 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 Andelys; crêpes tasting on boardDay 3 Caudebec: choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”, or walk in the Natural ParkDay 4 Caudebec: choice of full day excursions 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): high-speed train from Paris to Dijon; motor coach transfer to Beaune, visit the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome receptionDay 9 Mâcon: leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tastingDay 10 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; lecture on boardDay 11 Lyon: culinary tourDay 12 Tournon–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: choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshopDay 15 Port St. Louis (Disembarkation)–Marseille: transfer to Marseille; guided tourDay 16 Marseille: 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.
- 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.