Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris, 3 Nights in Venice & 3 Nights in Rome (Northbound) 2021 - 16 Day River Cruise Port-Saint-Louis to Rome
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Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris, 3 Nights in Venice & 3 Nights in Rome (Northbound) 2021

16 Day River Cruise Port-Saint-Louis to Rome

Starting at $6,111


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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!

Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Port-Saint-Louis. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage are beautifully nestled among vineyards. Take a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. No vacation in France would not be complete without a stay in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! 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 with your Monograms® vacation package with 3 days each in Venice and Rome. Your 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. Throughout your vacation in Italy, your Monograms Local Host® will be on hand with assistance and guidance when you need it!



Destination & Sightseeing

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

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

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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 20
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 21
Your guided sightseeing in Venice includes St. Mark’s Square, inside visits of the Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs

Day 22
Your Local Host has many suggestions for your day at leisure

Day 23
Travel by high-speed train (First class) to Rome

Day 24
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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Day 66 PORT ST. LOUIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES
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Day 67 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 68 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 69 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 70 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 71 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 72 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 73 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 74 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 75 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 76 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 77 VENICE
Your Local Host has many suggestions for your day at leisure
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Day 78 VENICE–ROME
Travel by high-speed train (First class) to Rome
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Day 79 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 80 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 81 ROME
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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