Burgundy & Provence with 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris, 3 Nights in Venice & 3 Nights in Rome (Northbound) 2021 - 17 Day River Cruise Marseille to Rome
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Burgundy & Provence with 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris, 3 Nights in Venice & 3 Nights in Rome (Northbound) 2021

17 Day River Cruise Marseille to Rome

Starting at $6,400


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Take a wondrous river cruise through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

Begin with an overnight stay in Marseille, then travel to Port-Saint-Louis to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphi-theatre. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes.

Cruise to the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, beautifully nestled among vineyards. Take a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure. Visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. This river cruise vacation in France would not be complete without a stay in Paris—the romantic “City of Light!” Discover its true heart on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour to see the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. Continue your European vacation with a Monograms® vacation package with 3 days each in Venice and Rome. Guided sightseeing in Venice includes St. Mark’s Square, inside visits of the Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; while in Rome, visit St. Peter’s Square, and go inside the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, and Roman Forum. Your vacation in Italy includes the expertise and assistance of your Monograms Local Host® throughout your stay.

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Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Marseille: welcome to France
Day 2 Marseille–Port St. Louis (Embarkation): guided tour; transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception
Day 3 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop
Day 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes
Day 5 Viviers: guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral
Day 6 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne
Day 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill
Day 8 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board
Day 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris: visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; high-speed train from Dijon to Paris
Day 10 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’ historic sights
Day 11 Paris–Venice, Italy: flight to Venice
Day 12 Venice: guided sightseeing, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs
Day 13 Venice: full day at leisure
Day 14 Venice–Rome: travel by high-speed train (First class) to Rome
Day 15 Rome: guided sightseeing, visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Roman Forum
Day 16 Rome: full day at leisure
Day 17 Rome: 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 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:

Day 3
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 4
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 5
CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills

Day 6
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 7
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 8
CLASSIC Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Île de la Cité, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter, and more, OR: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 9
DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist

Day 10
DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship

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Welcome to Marseille. Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city

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Spend your free time strolling through the Champs-Élysées for café au lait and croissants, see the exhibits at the Louvre and visit Montmartre’s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur

Day 21
Say goodbye to the Avalon portion of your vacation after breakfast and fly to Venice. Your Local Host will be on hand to help you make the most of your time

Day 22
Your guided sightseeing in Venice includes St. Mark’s Square, inside visits of the Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs

Day 23
Your Local Host has many suggestions for your day at leisure

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Travel by high-speed train (First class) to Rome

Day 25
With your included guided sightseeing visit St. Peter’s Square, and go inside the Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Roman Forum

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A full day at leisure in Rome. Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time

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Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE

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Day 68 MARSEILLE, FRANCE
Welcome to Marseille. Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city

Day 69 MARSEILLE—PORT ST. LOUIS (EMBARKATION)
Spectacular Seascapes of the Mediterranean Coast Join your expert Local Guide for an included sightseeing before joining a motorcoach transfer to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES
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Day 70 ARLES
Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. 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, before sailing to Avignon. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON
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Day 71 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. 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. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON
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Day 72 VIVIERS
World History in a Charming French Country Village Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers. 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON
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Day 73 TOURNON
A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. 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. In the late morning, cruise to Vienne. VIENNE Roman and Middle Age History CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON
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Day 74 LYON
La Vie En Rose in Lyon 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. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Tournus. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS
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Day 75 TOURNUS–ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely cruising morning along the majestic Saône River on your way to St. Jean de Losne. DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
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Day 76 ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (DISEMBARKATION)–BEAUNE–DIJON–PARIS
Drive to Beaune and take a High-Speed Train from Dijon to Paris. 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
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Day 77 PARIS
Cafés, Cathedrals and Canvases in the city of Light CLASSIC Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Île de la Cité, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter, and more, OR: 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 and visit Montmartre’s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur
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Day 78 PARIS–VENICE, ITALY
Say goodbye to the Avalon portion of your vacation after breakfast and fly to Venice. Your Local Host will be on hand to help you make the most of your time
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Day 79 VENICE
Your guided sightseeing in Venice includes St. Mark’s Square, inside visits of the Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs
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Day 80 VENICE
Your Local Host has many suggestions for your day at leisure
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Day 81 VENICE–ROME
Travel by high-speed train (First class) to Rome
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Day 82 ROME
With your included guided sightseeing visit St. Peter’s Square, and go inside the Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Roman Forum
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Day 83 ROME
A full day at leisure in Rome. Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time
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Day 84 ROME
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Intercontinental Marseille Hotel Dieu
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Intercontinental Marseille Hotel Dieu Marseille France

Adjacent to Marseille's historic Panier district, this sophisticated 194-room hotel is set in a magnificent historic building dating from the 18th century. Local pastis aperitif can be enjoyed on the terrace while taking in superb views of the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, Mediterranean dishes can be enjoyed in the Michelin-starred restaurant and leisure facilities include a fitness room, indoor swimming pool and a chic SPA by Clarins. Free Wi-Fi internet access is also available throughout the hotel.
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