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8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Port-Saint-Louis to St. Jean de Losne 2020

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Burgundy & Provence (Northbound) River Cruise (WLJ)

Starting from $3,399
Ship(s): Avalon Poetry II

River Cruise Description

Welcome to romantic France, where you’ll enjoy a fabulous Europe river cruise along the Rhône and Saône Rivers. During your 8 day Avalon river cruise from Port Saint Louis to St. Jean de Losne 2020 vacation, you will marvel at the sensational riverscapes as you cruise peacefully through beautiful France. Get ready to experience some wonderful guided sightseeing, as a friendly expert will make his country come alive to you. You learn about some well-known French treasures and a few hidden gems as well.

You’ll embark your luxurious Avalon cruise ship in bustling Port St. Louis, France, and set sail to charming Arles, which is famous for inspiring the amazing paintings of world-renowned artist, Van Gogh. It’s also home to a 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which still hosts fascinating plays and concerts today. You’ll also enjoy a captivating guided tour of the historic village of Avignon, introducing you to the stunning 14th-century Palace of the Popes – known to be the largest gothic fortress in the world. You’ll visit the charming city of Tournon, wonderfully tucked away among the lush green vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. You’ll love your stop in Lyon, France’s culinary capital, which is situated where the Rhône and Saône Rivers converge. Lyon is considered a great example of impressive medieval and Renaissance architecture. Don’t miss a visit to the popular Place des Terreaux and stand in front of the world-famous fountain you’ve probably seen on postcards. This 8 day Avalon river cruise from Port Saint Louis to St. Jean de Losne 2020 will leave you with memories to cherish for years to come.

River Cruise Promos

FREE AIR + $500 Off per couple

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.

Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $250pp land promo. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFYFY

FLY FREE AIR from Select US cities

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.
 Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFX

$750 Off per Stateroom

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $375 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between July 3, 2019 - March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0735
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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Avalon Choice

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:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

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Day 1 PORT ST. LOUIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

(Dinner)

Day 2 Arles

Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights
Classic
Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city, OR:
Discovery
Attend a Painting Workshop to learn the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh. You’ll create your own painting in the style of the classic master who took inspiration from the Provence light and landscape in Arles.

You might want to participate in a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images). Enjoy a truly unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer. Relax during your free time in Le Café Van Gogh with a glass of wine before sailing to Avignon.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Avignon

The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence
Classic
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.

You may opt to join a Guided Optional Excursion, which include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region. In your free time, you may want to explore Avignon for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums – a great area for taking photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet. You’ll be treated to live entertainment on the ship this evening.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Viviers

World History in a Charming French Country Village
Classic
Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Tournon

A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards
Classic
Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.
Vienne
Roman and Middle Age History
Classic
Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Lyon

Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France
Classic
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.

Grab one of  Avalon’s complimentary bikes and take a ride through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 TOURNUS—ST. JEAN DE LOSNE

Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône

You might like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Or relax while cruising this morning along the majestic Saône River to St. Jean de Losne.

Discovery
Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (DISEMBARKATION)

While your cruise ends with breakfast this morning, please make note of the wonderful experiences you’ve enjoyed on your Avalon River Cruise. Hopefully you have numerous personal photos and lasting memories of your journey to take home with you.

(Breakfast)

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