A Culinary Experience in Burgundy & Provence (Southbound) 2020
8 Day River Cruise St. Jean-de-Losne to Port-Saint-Louis
Starting at $2,949
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, founded by the Romans in 43 BC, 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 with its lively cafés and monuments and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this historical city further and be sure to sample Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region.Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you’ll find the city of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle, where you’ll go on a guided walk. Continue your river cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. You cruise through Burgundy and Provence comes to an end in Port-Saint-Louis.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation):||onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Mâcon:||leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tasting|
|Day 3 Lyon:||guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; lecture on board|
|Day 4 Lyon:||culinary tour|
|Day 5 Tournon—Viviers:||guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral|
|Day 6 Avignon:||guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes|
|Day 7 Arles:||choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop|
|Day 8 Port St. Louis (Disembarkation):||your cruise 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.
- 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.