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12 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Paris to Nice 2024
Burgundy & Provence with 2 nights in Paris and 2 nights in Nice for Photography EnthusiastsStarting from $4,907
River Cruise DescriptionTake 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! cruise in the company of world-class photographer Brenda Tharp, who shares onboard presentations. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in a photography contest at the end of your cruise to vote for favourite shots taken on your cruise. 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 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!
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|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Aug 11, 2024||Avalon Poetry II||$4,907||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 PARIS, FRANCEBienvenue 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 2 PARIS
Day 3 DIJON—BEAUNE—CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE (EMBARKATION)Take a High-Speed Train from Paris to Dijon, to drive on to Beaune.
Day 4 TOURNUS
Day 5 LYON
Day 6 LYON
Day 7 TOURNON
Day 8 AVIGNON
Day 9 ARLES
Day 10 ARLES (DISEMBARKATION)—NICE
Day 11 NICEThe “Queen of the French Riviera”
Day 12 NICEYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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