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12 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Nice to Paris 2024
A Culinary Experience in Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Nice & 2 Nights in Paris (Northbound)Starting from $4,077
River Cruise DescriptionBegin with two overnights in captivating Nice on the French Riviera, and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. Take a wondrous European river cruise through beautiful views of France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! A Master of Wine will accompany you on your river cruise in France with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way. Embark your ship in Arles-famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of a 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes-the largest Gothic fortress in the world-and take a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape. Take a guided walk through a medieval treasure of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle in the city of Tournon, beautifully nestled among vineyards. Visit Lyon, France's gastronomic capital and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux and stand in front of the famous fountain seen on postcards. Take then a guided tour to Beaujolais and the following day to Chardonnay, where you will have the opportunity to taste local wines. This French river cruise vacation 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 landmarks of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.
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|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Mar 31, 2024||Avalon Poetry II||$4,177||Call Us!|
|Oct 27, 2024||Avalon Poetry II||$4,077||Call Us!|
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
- Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.
River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 NICEWelcome to France. Enjoy free time to discover the beauty of the spectacular French Riviera, which stretches along France’s Mediterranean coast from Toulon to the border of Italy.
Day 2 NICEThe “Queen of the French Riviera”
Day 3 NICE–ARLES (EMBARKATION)Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Join a motorcoach transfer to board your Avalon Suite Ship.
Day 4 ARLES
Day 5 AVIGNON
Day 6 VIVIERS
Day 7 TOURNON
Day 8 LYON
Day 9 TOURNUS–CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE
Day 10 CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE (DISEMBARKATION)–BEAUNE–DIJON–PARISDrive to Beaune and take a High-Speed Train from Dijon to Paris.
Day 11 PARIS
Day 12 PARISYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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