Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound) 2022 - 12 Day River Cruise Paris to Nice
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Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound) 2022

12 Day River Cruise Paris to Nice

Starting at $4,057


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Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! This French river cruise adventure begins in style with two overnights in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! See the landmarks of the “City of Lights”, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. 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 seen on postcards. With plenty of time to explore this historical city further, be sure to sample Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, is 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 through France to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic-style fortress in the world. Enjoy your last two nights in captivating Nice on the French Riviera. Relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea—a perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime European river cruise!



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; motorcoach 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 Amphitheater, or painting workshop
Day 10 Port St. Louis (Disembarkation)-Nice: Travel by motorcoach to Nice
Day 11 Nice: Guided tour
Day 12 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
Grab a Nordic walking stick for a walk with your Adventure Host

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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
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
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
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
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
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 8
Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing in Nice. Discover the narrow, winding streets and baroque churches of Vieux Nice, the old city—an area which has changed little since the 1700s

Day 9
Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship

Day 10
Be our guest for a WWII & French Resistance your lecture on board your ship

Day 11
Join a Culinary Walk through the city to discover why Lyon is known as the gastronomic capital of France

Day 12
Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist

Day 13
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 14
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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Spectacular Seascapes of the Mediterranean Coast After breakfast this morning, you’ll drive to Nice on the spectacular French Riviera, which stretches along France’s Mediterranean coast from Toulon to the border of Italy

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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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AVIGNON

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PORT ST. LOUIS (DISEMBARKATION)–NICE

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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 55 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 56 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 57 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 58 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 59 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 60 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 61 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 62 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 63 ARLES
Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights ACTIVE Grab a Nordic walking stick for a walk 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 64 PORT ST. LOUIS (DISEMBARKATION)–NICE
Spectacular Seascapes of the Mediterranean Coast After breakfast this morning, you’ll drive to Nice on the spectacular French Riviera, which stretches along France’s Mediterranean coast from Toulon to the border of Italy
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Day 65 NICE
The “Queen of the French Riviera” CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing in Nice. Discover the narrow, winding streets and baroque churches of Vieux Nice, the old city—an area which has changed little since the 1700s
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Day 66 NICE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris
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