Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Nice (Northbound)
Your vacation in France begins with two overnights in captivating Nice on the French Riviera. Relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea before your French river cruise. Take a wondrous journey through beautiful views of France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Embark your Avalon Suite Ship® in Arles-famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and for 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. Take a guided walk through Tournon, beautifully nestled among vineyards and a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux and stand in front of the famous fountain seen on postcards.
Day 1 Nice: Welcome to FranceDay 2 Nice: Guided tourDay 3 Nice-Arles (Embarkation): Transfer to the ship; onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure HostDay 5 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the PopesDay 6 Viviers: Guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure HostDay 7 Tournon: Choice of guided walk in Tournon or hike with your Adventure HostDay 8 Lyon: Guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière HillDay 9 Tournus–Chalon-sur-Saône: Chardonnay excursion with tasting; Cheese tasting on boardDay 10 Chalon-sur-Saône (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
Nice – Arles (Embarkation)
Tournus – Chalon - Sur - Saône
Chalon - Sur - Saône (Disembarkation)