Burgundy & Provence With 1 Night In Marseille, 2 Nights In Paris, 3 Nights In Venice & 3 Nights In R

08/07/2020 through 10/23/2021
08/07/2020 through 11/11/2021
Avalon Waterways

Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in 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.

Begin your vacation in the south of France with an overnight stay in lovely Marseilles. Enjoy sightseeing and transfer to your Avalon Suite Ship® in Port Saint Louis. Cruise to Arles, the lovely French town that inspired Van Gogh, and continue on the Rhône River to Avignon. See the 14th-century Palace of the Popes-the largest Gothic fortress in the world-and take a guided tour to Chteauneuf du Pape. Beautifully nestled among vineyards is Tournon, a medieval treasure of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Enjoy a wine-and-chocolate tasting or a walk in the vineyards. Take a culinary walk and enjoy free time to explore the city and sample Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region. Enjoy an on-board cheese-and-wine tasting, and visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital. Cruise to Mcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar.

Your fantastic vacation in France continues with high-speed train service from St. Jean de Losne to Paris. Spend two nights in the “City of Light,” including guided sightseeing and superior accommodations. Fly to Venice, Italy, to begin your Monograms® vacation with two nights, followed by high-speed train service for three nights in Rome. In Venice and Rome, enjoy included guided sightseeing, superior accommodations, a knowledgeable and helpful Local Host® to assist you, and free time to explore as you please.

Included Features:

Day 1 Marseille: welcome to France

Day 2 Marseille–Port St. Louis (Embarkation): guided tour; transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop; onboard lecture about wine

Day 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes; guided tour to Chteauneuf du Pape

Day 5 Viviers: guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral; onboard food and wine pairing dinner

Day 6 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; onboard chocolate and wine tasting; guided walk in Vienne

Day 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; guided tour to Beaujolais

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne: Chardonnay excursion; onboard cheese and wine tasting

Day 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris: visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; high-speed train from Dijon to Paris

Day 10 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’ historic sights

Day 11 Paris–Venice, Italy: flight to Venice

Day 12 Venice: guided sightseeing, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs

Day 13 Venice: full day at leisure

Day 14 Venice–Rome: travel by high-speed train (first class) to Rome

Day 15 Rome: guided sightseeing, visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Roman Forum

Day 16 Rome: full day at leisure

Day 17 Rome: your vacation ends this morning


Day 1 Marseille, France
Day 2 Marseille – Port St. Louis (Embarkation)
Day 3 Arles
Day 4 Avignon
Day 5 Viviers
Day 6 Tournon
Day 7 Lyon
Day 8 Tournus – St. Jean De Losne
Day 9 St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) – Beaune – Dijon – Paris
Day 10 Paris
Day 11 Paris – Venice, Italy
Day 12 Venice
Day 13 Venice
Day 14 Venice – Rome
Day 15 Rome
Day 16 Rome
Day 17 Rome

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