Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona (Southbound) 2021 - 13 Day River Cruise St. Jean-de-Losne to Barcelona
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Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona (Southbound) 2021

13 Day River Cruise St. Jean-de-Losne to Barcelona

Starting at $4,855


Destinations & Sightseeing
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Take a wondrous river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers, and complete your European vacation with a bonus Monograms® vacation package in beautiful Nice and Barcelona.

Embark your Avalon Suite Ship in St. Jean de Losne and sail to Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, are find the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage. Enjoy a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins. Continue your French river cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. On the Rhône River sits Arles—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre.

Disembark your river cruise ship in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Nice to begin your Monograms vacation 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.

Fly from Nice to Barcelona, where you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing, including Passeig de Gràcia, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, an inside visit of Sagrada Familia Basilica, and relaxing free time—all part of your Monograms vacation package in Spain. At your service is an expert Monograms Local Host® who is available to you throughout your stay in Nice and Barcelona.

A mixture of French landscapes, cuisine, and iconic sights, combined with the spice and flavor of colorful city of Barcelona, create a spectacular your scenic river cruise through France and vacation package in Spain. The perfect recipe for a European vacation getaway!



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; onboard lecture
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 to the Palace of the Popes
Day 7 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop
Day 8 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)–Nice: transfer from your ship to Nice; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town
Day 9 Nice: day at leisure
Day 10 Nice–Barcelona, Spain: transfer to Nice airport for your flight to Barcelona
Day 11 Barcelona: guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica
Day 12 Barcelona: day at leisure
Day 13 Barcelona: 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 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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship

Day 7
DISCOVERY Be our guest for a WWII & French Resistance your lecture on board your ship

Day 8
DISCOVERY Join a Culinary Walk through the city to discover why Lyon is known as the gastronomic capital of France

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

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Spectacular Seascapes of the French Riviera After disembarkation, an included transfer takes you to Nice, where you will join your Monograms vacation. Guided sightseeing features the Promende 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 18
Your Local Host has recommendations for your full day at leisure on the beautiful Côte d’Azur

Day 19
Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to Barcelona

Day 20
Your morning guided sightseeing includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gràcia to see the captivating façades of Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Casa Batllò, and an inside visit of the extraordinary Sagrada Familia Basilica

Day 21
Your Local Host has many recommendations for your day at leisure

Day 22
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

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ST. JEAN DE LOSNE, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)

Day 24
MÂCON

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LYON

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LYON

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VIVIERS

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AVIGNON

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ARLES

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PORT-SAINT-LOUIS (DISEMBARKATION)–NICE

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NICE

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NICE–BARCELONA, SPAIN

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BARCELONA

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OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MÂCON

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRÉVOUX

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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 56 ST. JEAN DE LOSNE, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding Flights into Lyon must arrive by Noon. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MÂCON
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Day 57 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 58 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 59 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 60 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 61 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 62 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 63 PORT-SAINT-LOUIS (DISEMBARKATION)–NICE
Spectacular Seascapes of the French Riviera After disembarkation, an included transfer takes you to Nice, where you will join your Monograms vacation. Guided sightseeing features the Promende 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 64 NICE
Your Local Host has recommendations for your full day at leisure on the beautiful Côte d’Azur
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Day 65 NICE–BARCELONA, SPAIN
Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to Barcelona
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Day 66 BARCELONA
Your morning guided sightseeing includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gràcia to see the captivating façades of Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Casa Batllò, and an inside visit of the extraordinary Sagrada Familia Basilica
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Day 67 BARCELONA
Your Local Host has many recommendations for your day at leisure
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Day 68 BARCELONA
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Aston La Scala
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12, Avenue Felix-Faure Nice France

This 7-story hotel features 150 guestrooms and a rooftop terrace with seasonal swimming pool and amazing views over Nice. The chic L'Horloge Restaurant serves tasty local specialties prepared by Chef Julien Perrier; while the 7th-floor 7 Blue Bar is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas.
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