Burgundy and Provence with 2 nights in Paris, 2 nights in Aix-en-Provence & 2 nights in Nice 2021 - 14 Day River Cruise Paris to Nice
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Burgundy and Provence with 2 nights in Paris, 2 nights in Aix

en-Provence & 2 nights in Nice 2021 - 14 Day River Cruise Paris to Nice

Starting at $4,934


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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Opportunities abound on this French river cruise vacation to experience the best of France. Your adventure begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, before boarding a high-speed train to Dijon. You’ll transfer to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your Avalon Suite Ship® in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for lovely Seurre, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon. Also visit medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles, then sail into the peaceful Camargue area to Port-Saint-Louis.

Disembark your cruise ship in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Aix en Provence for the start of your Monograms® vacation. With two overnights, enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, known for its mix of architectural styles. Spend free time or take a tour following in the footsteps of Cézanne’s in the artist’s hometown.

Continue your Monograms vacation 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 or Cannes—known for its famous film festival. In both cities, we provide the services of Monograms Local Hosts®—a “friend in the city” to answer questions, share inside information, and help arrange your activities and excursions.



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Paris: welcome to France
Day 2 Paris: guided sightseeing
Day 3 Dijon–Beaune–St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): high-speed train to Dijon; motor coach transfer to Beaune and visit to the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Mâcon: leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tasting
Day 5 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; onboard lecture
Day 6 Lyon: culinary tour
Day 7 Tournon–Viviers: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral
Day 8 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes
Day 9 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop
Day 10 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)–Aix-en-Provence: transfer to Aix-en-Provence; guided walking tour, visit Cathedral of the Holy Saviour
Day 11 Aix-en-Provence: day at leisure
Day 12 Aix-en-Provence–Nice: travel to Nice by high-speed 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
Notes:
  • 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.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

ITINERARY

Day 1
ACTIVE Grab a Nordic walking stick for a hike with your Adventure Host

Day 2
CLASSIC 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
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 one of France’s architectural highlights

Day 4
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 5
CLASSIC Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences

Day 6
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 7
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, OR:

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DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship

Day 9
DISCOVERY Be our guest for a WWII & French Resistance your lecture on board your ship

Day 10
DISCOVERY Join a Culinary Walk through the city to discover why Lyon is known as the gastronomic capital of France

Day 11
DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist

Day 12
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 13
Spend your free time strolling through the Champs-Élysées for café au lait and croissants, see the exhibits at the Louvre, or visit Montmartre’s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur. Consider browsing Paris’ classic shopping avenues and literary cafés for a true Parisian experience, or have your portrait sketched by a Parisian artist in the square at Place du Tertre

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Leave your Avalon vacation upon disembarkation in Port-Saint-Louis, and take the included transfer to Aix-en-Provence to join your Monograms package. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, known for its interesting combination of architectural styles and The Burning Bush triptych art masterpiece by Nicolas Froment

Day 22
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Cézanne’s hometown. Your Local Host will help you get the most out of your stay

Day 23
Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Nice. Your guided sightseeing features the Promenade des Anglais, originally built in the second half of the 18th century and the most famous boulevard in Nice, and a walk through the charming Old Town

Day 24
Your Local Host has recommendations for your full day at leisure on the beautiful Côte d’Azur

Day 25
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

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PARIS, FRANCE

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DIJON–BEAUNE–ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (EMBARKATION)

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MÂCON

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LYON

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VIVIERS

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AVIGNON

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PORT-SAINT-LOUIS (DISEMBARKATION)–AIX-EN-PROVENCE

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

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EVENING CRUISE TO TOURNON

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AVIGNON

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EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES

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EVENING CRUISE TO PORT ST. LOUIS

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Day 60 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 61 PARIS
Cafés, Cathedrals and Canvases in the city of Light CLASSIC 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. Spend your free time strolling through the Champs-Élysées for café au lait and croissants, see the exhibits at the Louvre, or visit Montmartre’s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur. Consider browsing Paris’ classic shopping avenues and literary cafés for a true Parisian experience, or have your portrait sketched by a Parisian artist in the square at Place du Tertre
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Day 62 DIJON–BEAUNE–ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (EMBARKATION)
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 one of France’s architectural highlights. This afternoon, travel to St. Jean de Losne to board your Suite Ship®. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MÂCON
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Day 63 MÂCON
Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. Enjoy leisurely cruising en route to Mâcon along the majestic Saône River. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar or to the Castle of Cormatin. DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRÉVOUX
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Day 64 LYON
La Vie En Rose in Lyon Sail 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. Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet. DISCOVERY Be our guest for a WWII & French Resistance your lecture on board your ship. Later enjoy live entertainment after dinner. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON
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Day 65 LYON
Adventures in Food and Wine DISCOVERY Join a Culinary Walk through the city to discover why Lyon is known as the gastronomic capital of France. The rest of 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
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Day 66 TOURNON
A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards CLASSIC 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. Enjoy a leisurely sail to Viviers after lunch. VIVIERS World History in a Charming French Country Village CLASSIC Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AVIGNON
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Day 67 AVIGNON
The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. 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. Guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region. Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES
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Day 68 ARLES
Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights ACTIVE Grab a Nordic walking stick for a hike with your Adventure Host. 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, OR: DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer. Take free time to stop in Le Café van Gogh for a glass of wine. EVENING CRUISE TO PORT ST. LOUIS
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Day 69 PORT-SAINT-LOUIS (DISEMBARKATION)–AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Leave your Avalon vacation upon disembarkation in Port-Saint-Louis, and take the included transfer to Aix-en-Provence to join your Monograms package. Your guided walking tour includes a visit to the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, known for its interesting combination of architectural styles and The Burning Bush triptych art masterpiece by Nicolas Froment
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Day 70 AIX-EN-PROVENCE
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Cézanne’s hometown. Your Local Host will help you get the most out of your stay
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Day 71 AIX-EN-PROVENCE–NICE
Travel by high-speed train (first class) to Nice. Your guided sightseeing features the Promenade des Anglais, originally built in the second half of the 18th century and the most famous boulevard in Nice, and a walk through the charming Old Town
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Day 72 NICE
Your Local Host has recommendations for your full day at leisure on the beautiful Côte d’Azur
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Day 73 NICE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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