Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Paris (Southbound)
Take a wondrous French river cruise along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in famous French locales, as well as off-the-beaten-path gems. This river cruise through France begins in style with two overnights in Paris-one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! Explore the “City of Light” with a guided city tour to see its famous landmarks, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. You’ll visit France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon-also a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture where the Rhône and Saône Rivers meet. See Lyon’s wonderful sights, including the popular Place des Terreaux with its famous fountain seen on postcards. You’ll walk through the city of Tournon, beautifully nestled between the vineyards, on a guided walk through medieval treasures of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Continue your river cruise to Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes-the largest Gothic fortress in the world. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France-known for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. You’ll revel in the relaxing and inspiring views and culinary delights during your vacation in Paris and river cruise through France.
Day 1 Paris: Welcome to FranceDay 2 Paris: Guided sightseeingDay 3 Dijon-Beaune-St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): High-speed train to Dijon; motorcoach transfer to Beaune and visit to the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Mcon: Leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tastingDay 5 Lyon: Choice of guided sightseeing with picture stop on Fourvière Hill or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard lectureDay 6 Lyon: Culinary tourDay 7 Tournon-Viviers: Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedralDay 8 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the PopesDay 9 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop or walk with your Adventure HostDay 10 Port St. Louis (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
Dijon – Beaune – St. Jean De Losne (Embarkation)
Port St. Louis (Disembarkation)