Your Cruising Itinerary Burgundy and Provence

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. Meals included: Dinner

Evening Cruise to Arles.

Day 2: Arles

  • Active: Grab a Nordic walking stick for a hike with your Adventure Host
  • 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.

Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) to immerse yourself in a truly unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer. Take advantage of any free time remaining with a stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, to relax and watch the world go by, before sailing to Avignon. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight Docking in Avignon

Day 3: Avignon

  • 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.

Guided Optional Excursions 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. Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight docking in Avignon.

Day 4: Viviers

World History in a Charming French Country Village. Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • 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.

Evening/Overnight Cruise to Tournon. 

Day 5: Tournon

A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

  • 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.

In the late morning cruise to Vienne.

Vienne

Roman and Middle Age History

  • Classic: Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills.

Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Lyon.

Overnight docking in Lyon. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Lyon - French food and wine—La Vie En Rose in Lyon

  • 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.

Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.

Evening/Overnight Cruise to Tournus. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Tournus - St. Jean De Losne

Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely cruising morning along the majestic Saône River on your way to St. Jean de Losne.

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

Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening. 

Evening/Overnight Docking in St.Jean De Losne. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: St. Jean De Losne - (disembarkation)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Meals included: Breakfast

Flights should not leave Lyon airport before Noon.

In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary. Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time. In the event that a high-speed train is unavailable due to operational or technical reasons, the route will be altered or operated by motorcoach.

Departure dates and prices 2021 Burgundy and Provence : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Avalon to add flights

Avalon brochure price in black from £1916

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1782

Telephone Avalon on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

 

Cruise Port St.Louis to St.Jean De Losne : tour code WLJ - cruise price without flights and transfers
Dates Royal Suite Panorama Suite Delux Stateroom
March 30
£3240
£3014
£2441
£2271
£1916
£1782
April 13
£3445
£3204
£2646
£2461
£2121
£1973
April 27
SOLD OUT £2714
£2525
£2338
£2175
May 11
£3650
£3395
£2851
£2652
£2326
£2164
June 8 £3684
£3395
£2885
£2684
£2360
£3395
June 22 £3684
£3395
£2885
£2684
£2360
£3395
July 20
£3684
£3395
£2885
£2684
£2360
£3395
August 3 SOLD OUT £2885
£2684
£2360
£3395
August 31 SOLD OUT £2988
£2779
£2463
£3395
September 14 £4212
£3918
£3362
£3127
£2463
£3395
October 12 £3650
£3395
£2851
£2652
£2326
£2164

Prices include daily excursions, full-board dining and gratuities but exclude flights. Book your flights with us and we'll also include overseas transfers and ATOL protection. All holidays subject to Avalon Waterways Holidays Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Avalon Waterways
Burgundy and Provence

8 days - best seller, book early to secure your place

2021 discount prices from only £1782

Take a wondrous journey through beautiful views of France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sight-seeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Embark your ship in Port St. Louis, France, and sail to Arles—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital 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 and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards.

Call Avalon Waterways direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 to book this wonderful 8 day Burgundy and Provence cruise. All departure dates come with a 7% discount saving when you book direct. 

Travel 55 in association with Avalon Waterways. To book a luxury cruise call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

Your Ship - Avalon Poetry II

The Avalon Poetry II offers a delightfully intimate cruise setting. Like its sister Suite Ships®, the Poetry II features two full The Avalon Poetry II offers a delightfully intimate cruise setting. Like its sister Suite Ships®, the Poetry II features two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising's only Open-Air BalconySM. With a spacious 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard. Stretch out at day's end and wake to the world at your feet with Comfort CollectionSM bed that faces the view. It truly is a view with a room! Onboard amenities include an alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro. The Avalon Poetry II truly is poetry in motion!

Avalon Poetry II

Your choice

Avalon knows there is more than one way to explore new destinations.

In addition to included Active, Discovery, and Classic excursions and activities, they offer Guided Optional Excursions designed to personalize your experience even more. And they are there with plenty of free-time suggestions to help you get the most out of every adventure.

Classic Take a Guided City Tour of Paris to see the iconic sights in the City of Light.

Book your cruise with or without flights

Cruise prices are shown without flights included in case you wish to book them separately, or aren't ready to return home when you disembark! Or we can book your flights for you from most UK airports, with overseas transfers and ATOL protection included. The choice is yours!


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