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12 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Paris to Nice 2024
Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris & 2 Nights in Nice for Wine Lovers (Southbound)Starting from $3,957
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! 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 Light", including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A Master of Wine will accompany you on your French river cruise with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® on the Saône in Chalon-sur-Saône, and cruise to Tournus for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Visit Lyon, France's gastronomic capital, founded by the Romans in 43 BC, which sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. See the popular Place des Terreaux with its lively cafés and monuments, and stand in front of the famous fountain seen on postcards. Take a culinary walk and enjoy a tour to Beaujolais, in the famous wine region. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, is the city of Tournon a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Enjoy a guided walk with a wine-and-chocolate tasting or a walk in the vineyards. 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- and take a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape. 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|
|Oct 20, 2024||Avalon Poetry II||$4,427||Call Us!|
|Nov 3, 2024||Avalon Poetry II||$3,957||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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