Grand France with 2 Nights in Aix
en-Provence & 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound) 2021 - 19 Day River Cruise Paris to Nice
Starting at $9,632
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Your grand French river cruise embarks in Paris and sails along the Seine River to the picturesque Normandy region. Your Avalon Suite Ship® stops in Vernon, with your choice of a guided visit to Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or the remarkable Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys—home of Château Gaillard—then, on to Caudebec. Here, choose between an included excursion to the legendary Normandy landing beaches or an excursion for a fascinating “Taste of Normandy” tour. Visit Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen and, in Conflans, select a guided excursion to Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Château de Malmaison. Return to Paris and 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. Disembark and travel to fascinating Beaune for a visit of the Hôtel-Dieu. In St. Jean de Losne, board your second Avalon Suite Ship and sail to Mâcon, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, and Arles, as well as France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon.Disembark your cruise ship and transfer to Aix-en-Provence for your 2-night Monograms® vacation. Enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, walking along the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its blend of architectural styles. Travel to Nice for your two more nights in France. Here, guided sightseeing with a local expert includes a walk through the Old Town and the Prome-nade des Anglais—Nice’s most famous boulevard. Your Monograms Local Host® is on hand in each city with guidance and assistance when you need it!
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Paris (Embarkation):||Onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Vernon-Les Andelys:||Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les Andelys; on board crêpe tasting|
|Day 3 Caudebec:||Excursion along the 'Normandy Abbeys Route'|
|Day 4 Caudebec:||Choice of full-day excursions to Normandy landing beaches or 'A Taste of Normandy' excursion|
|Day 5 Rouen:||Choice of guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral or bike tour|
|Day 6 Conflans:||Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine's Château de Malmaison|
|Day 7 Paris:||Choice of guided sightseeing or historic sights on 'Heart of Paris' walking tour|
|Day 8 Paris (Disembarkation)-Dijon-Beaune-St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation):||High-speed train from Paris to Dijon; motor coach transfer to Beaune and visit to the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception|
|Day 9 Mâcon:||Leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tasting|
|Day 10 Lyon:||Guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; on board lecture|
|Day 11 Lyon:||Culinary tour|
|Day 12 Tournon-Viviers:||Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral|
|Day 13 Avignon:||Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes|
|Day 14 Arles:||Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop|
|Day 15 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)-Aix-en-Provence:||Transfer to Aix-en-Provence; guided walking tour, visit Cathedral of the Holy Saviour|
|Day 16 Aix-en-Provence:||Day at leisure|
|Day 17 Aix-en-Provence-Nice:||Travel to Nice; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town|
|Day 18 Nice:||Day at leisure|
|Day 19 Nice:||Your vacation 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.
|Paris||Aix en Provence||Nice|
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