Day 1 PARIS, FRANCE
Bienvenue en France!Take free time today to fall in love with the world’s most romantic city. Get inspired by its architectural icons, exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques, and priceless artistic treasures.
Day 2 PARIS
Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly ShinesCLASSIC Join a Guided City Tour that shows the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.
Day 3 DIJON—BEAUNE—ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (EMBARKATION)—SEURRE
Take a High-Speed Train from Paris to Dijon, to drive on to Beaune.CLASSIC Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment and is one of France’s architectural highlights
Day 4 MÂCON
Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône
Day 5 LYON
Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of FranceSail for lovely Lyon this morning. CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux
Day 6 LYON
French Food and Wine—La Vie En Rose in Lyon Enjoy a free day in Lyon, or choose a Guided Optional Culinary Walk through the city to discover why it is known as the gastronomic capital of France! Your day is free to explore, relax, or shop in France’s third largest city. Take a bike from the ship and explore local produce markets and parks, or take a leisurely tour of the city’s more than 100 murals. EVENING CRUISE TO TOURNON
Day 7 TOURNON/TAIN L’HERMITAGE
A Rendezvous with Castle Views and VineyardsCLASSIC Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.
Day 8 AVIGNON
The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.
Day 9 ARLES
Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city that inspired the works of Vincent van Gogh.
Day 10 ARLES (DISEMBARKATION)—CÔTE D’AZUR
Spectacular Seascapes of the French RivieraAfter breakfast this morning, you’ll drive to the Côte d’Azur for your last night in France. Known also as the French Riviera, the spectacular Côte d’Azur stretches along France’s Mediterranean coast from Toulon to the border of Italy. (B)
Day 11 CÔTE D’AZUR- BARCELONA, SPAIN
After breakfast at your Avalon hotel, an included transfer takes you to Nice airport for your flight to Barcelona, where you will join your Monograms vacation. (B)
Day 12 BARCELONA
Starting from Plaza Catalunya, morning guided sightseeing includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gràcia to see the captivating façade of La Pedrera and to visit Gaudi’s Casa Batllò. Passing through the central Eixample district, reach the extraordinary but still unfinished Sagrada Familia Basilica. Your included entrance fees contribute to its completion.(B)
Day 13 BARCELONA
Your Local Host has many recommendations for your day at leisure, including an excursion to Montserrat, a trip to the Aquarium, a guided tour of the Picasso Museum, or a visit to whimsical Tibidabo Amusement Park. (B)
Day 14 BARCELONA
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.(B)