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8 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Arles 2024
Burgundy & Provence for Wine Lovers (Southbound)Starting from $2,349
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! Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. 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. 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 you've seen on postcards. Take a culinary walk and enjoy a tour of Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you'll find 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 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. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France-famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.
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|Departure Date||Ship||Priced From|
|Oct 22, 2024||Avalon Poetry II||$2,799||Call Us!|
|Nov 5, 2024||Avalon Poetry II||$2,349||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 CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
Day 2 TOURNUS
Day 3 LYON
Day 4 LYON
Day 5 TOURNON
Day 6 AVIGNON
Day 7 ARLES
Day 8 ARLES (DISEMBARKATION)Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.Flights should not leave Marseille airport before 10 am.
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