Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights Aix-En-Provence & 2 Nights Nice – Southbound

10/24/2018 through 10/31/2019
10/24/2018 through 11/16/2019
Avalon Waterways
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Opportunities abound on this delightful river cruise vacation to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, then take the high-speed train to Dijon and continue by motorcoach to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your river cruise ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for lovely Seurre, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Daylight permitting, sail into the peaceful Camargue area.

Disembark your cruise ship in Arles and transfer to Aix en Provence for the start of your Monograms extension. With two overnights, enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its mishmash of architectural styles. This was Cézanne’s hometown, and in your free time, you may want to take a tour following in his footsteps.

Finally, we’ll whisk you via high-speed train to Nice for your final two nights in France. Here, you’ll walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco, St. Tropez, or Cannes-known for its famous film festival. In both cities, we provide the services of Local Hosts®-a “friend in the city” to answer questions, share inside information, and help arrange your activities and excursions.

Included Features:

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–Mcon: leisurely cruising; free time in Mcon; 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

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Day 1 Paris, France
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Day 2 Paris
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Day 3 Dijon-beaune-st. Jean De Losne (Embarkation)-seurre
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Day 4 McOn
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Day 5 Lyon
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Day 6 Lyon
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Day 7 Tournon/Tain L’hermitage
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Day 8 Avignon
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Day 9 Arles
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Day 10 Arles (Disembarkation)-aix - En - Provence
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Day 11 Aix - En - Provence
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Day 12 Aix - En - Provence - Nice
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Day 13 Nice
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Day 14 Nice
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