Burgundy & Provence - Paris to Côte d'Azur

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Introduction

Opportunities abound on this delightful holiday to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins with two nights and guided sightseeing in Paris, the 'City of Light'. Ride the TGV train to Dijon, then continue on by coach to fascinating Beaune for a visit to the Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your ship in quaint SaônesSt, Jean de Losne and set sail for lovely TournusSeurre, France's gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Daylight perm...

“The crew were extremely friendly and helpful and the cuisine was first class”

The crew were extremely friendly and helpful and the cuisine was first class
The cabin accommodation was excellent, the crew were extremely friendly and helpful and the cuisine was first class.
Chris Gilbert

The Avalon experience

Included Highlights

  • PARIS Guided sightseeing or 'Heart of Paris' walk
  • BEAUNE Visit to Hôtel Dieu
  • LYON Guided sightseeing
  • SEURRE Guided walk
  • VIVIERS Guided walk; visit the Old Town and the cathedral
  • AVIGNON Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes
  • ARLES Guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre
  • CAMARGUE sail into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)
  • CAPTAIN'S RECEPTION, WELCOME AND FAREWELL DINNERS

Included in the price

  • Your personal Avalon chauffeur service by executive car for you and your travelling companions to and from your UK departure point (within 100 miles of airport)

  • FlightsPrices are based on 2 people sharing a Category E Deluxe Stateroom flying from London. In addition a wide range of flights from UK regional airports are also available.

  • 7 nights deluxe accommodation in a spacious stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection® style beds, ensuite facilities and river views. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and a French Balcony in most staterooms 2 nights in Paris at the Westin Paris Vendôme, Pullman Paris Montparnasse, or Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe (or similar) 1 night on the Côte d'Azur at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, Méridien Beach Plaza Monte Carlo or Carlton Intercontinental, Cannes (or similar)

  • All meals on board including full breakfast , buffet lunch and waiter service evening meal; afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats; midnight snack, choice of premium teas and coffees & soft drinks throughout the day. Wine and beer is included with lunch and dinner. Buffet breakfast in Paris and Nice hotels.

  • Included excursions and sightseeing trips with Local Guides and a choice of optional tours; headsets provided on excursions

  • Services of an experienced Cruise Director

  • Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew

  • Special on board and on shore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans and experts designed to enrich your cruise. On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music

  • Captain's welcome and farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes; Welcome Dinner; Farewell Dinner

  • A choice of pre- or post- holiday extensions

  • All transfers, local port charges and airport taxes

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Day 1 Paris.

Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to Westin Paris Vendôme, Pullman Paris Montparnasse or Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe (or similar) for two nights.

Day 2 Paris.

Included today: Guided sightseeing or 'Heart of Paris' walk. Known as one of the world’s most passionate and lively cities, Paris is a delight for all your senses. Your included CITY SIGHTSEEING shows you magnificent must-see sights, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum with its glass pyramid as a contrast to its ancient architecture, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. In your free time, stroll down the Champs-Elysées with its lavish cafés, or perhaps visit the world-famous Louvre museum or Montmartre with its gleaming white Sacré Coeur Basilica and bevy of artists on Place du Tertre. Paris is also well known for its colourful night-life that includes some of the world’s most famous cabaret shows. All of this awaits your discovery! (B)

Day 3 Paris-Dijon-Beaune-St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation)- Seurre

TGV train from Paris to Dijon; coach transfer to Beaune, visit the Hôtel-Dieu. On board welcome reception This morning, board the TGV train to Dijon and from there, drive to Beaune, the unofficial capital of the Côte d'Or area. Beaune owes its wealth to the production, ageing, and selling of fine wines. Although life here centres around wine, Beaune offers much more. Visit the HÔTEL-DIEU charity hospital, built in 1443 and paid for by the chancellor of Burgundy after the Hundred Years' War left many of the town's population destitute. Today it houses Van der Weyden's painting of The Last Judgement and is one of France's architectural highlights. Then continue to St. Jean de Losne where you'll board your river cruise vessel. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception as your ship departs for Seurre. (B, D)

Day 4 Seurre - Macon

Included today: leisurely cruising; free time in Macon; cheese tasting. Enjoy some leisurely cruising this morning, before arriving in Macon, a city that plays an important role in the wine trade. Free time allows you to explore at your own pace. Alternatively, you may choose to participate in one of the optional excursions on offer, such as a visit to a wine cellar. Before dinner, enjoy an on-board CHEESE TASTING. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Lyon.

Included today: Guided sightseeing. Lyon is France's third-largest city and its gastronomic capital. Founded by the Romans in 43BC, the city's prosperity dates back to the 16th century and is due to commercial, industrial and banking activities. Today Lyon offers up a wealth of Roman ruins, excellent museums and Renaissance architecture. With a local guide, survey the city from Fourvière Hill and explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its maze of medieval alleyways and Place des Terreaux, a popular area with lively cafés, monuments and the famous fountain. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Lyon.

Enjoy a free day in this fascinating city to explore at leisure. Early risers might like to visit the local produce market. Perhaps wander through one of Lyon's parks, discover some of the murals or choose from a range of optional excursions. Be sure to taste the gastronomic delights and sample the wine of the region: Beaujolais, wine connoisseurs know that the grapes must be hand picked. Your Cruise Director will have plenty of suggestions for things to do. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Tournon & Tain l'Hermitage - Viviers.

Included today: Guided walks in Tournon and Viviers. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain l'Hermitage lie nestled among vineyards between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. A local guide will show you Tournon, one of France's oldest medieval cities, with its imposing 16th century castle and Roman ruins. Cruise to Viviers, arriving in the afternoon, where the included guided walk introduces you to this charming town, developed around its Romanesque Cathedral. The Old Town has an appealing mix of Christian, Roman, and medieval influences. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Avignon.

Included today: Guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes. The fortified city of Avignon is the capital of the Vaucluse region and one of the most picturesque regions of Provence. Dominated by the grandiose Palace of the Popes, the city is often referred to as the 'City of Popes' and was the centre of the Catholic Church in the 14th century. During the guided tour, you can choose to join an included visit to the Palace of the Popes or you may opt for further city sightseeing and either time at leisure or one of the optional excursions to Pont du Gard or to the wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Arles: sail into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)

Included today: Guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre. This morning wake up early to the tranquil vistas of Camargue National Park (daylight permitting), before arriving in Arles after breakfast. Located on the northern tip of the Camargue, Arles is the capital of the Provence region. Your LOCAL GUIDE will show you highlights of the city and you'll visit the ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE. Still used today, it dates to the 1st century and was constructed to hold over 20,000 spectators. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Arles ( Disembarkation ) - Côte d'Azur.

After breakfast, disembark your cruise ship and drive along the Côte d'Azur to the Fairmont Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo (or similar). Also known as the French Riviera, the Côte d'Azur stretches along France's Mediterranean coast from Toulon to the Italian border and is synonymous with prestige and beauty. (B)

Day 11 Côte d'Azur.

Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK. (B)

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DECK Indigo - Forward Saphire - Aft Saphire - Forward Royal Deck Royal Deck
SIZE 172 sq ft 172 sq ft 172 sq ft 172 sq ft 258 sq ft
WINDOW Window Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony
BEDS Two twins or a queen size bed Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony
BATHROOM En-suite bathroom with full shower En-suite bathroom with full shower En-suite bathroom with full shower En-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower and separate toilet
SEATING AREA Seating area
Ship Information
Deck plans
Staterooms
Category E
Indigo Deck
Avalon Suite
Royal Deck
Category P
Royal Deck
Category B
Sapphire Deck Aft
Category A
Sapphire Deck Forward
Deck Plan Key:
  1. Navigation Bridge
  2. Whirlpool
  3. Sky Bistro
  4. Premium lounge chairs and shade awnings
  5. Observation Lounge
  6. Panorama Lounge
  7. Bar
  8. Internet centre
  9. Reception/Guest services
  10. Atrium
  11. Lift
  12. Hair Salon
  13. Club Lounge
  14. Kitchen
  15. Dining room
  16. Fitness centre
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CATEGORY
Suite
DECK Indigo - Forward Indigo - Aft Saphire - Aft Saphire - Forward Royal Deck Royal Deck
SIZE 172 sq ft 172 sq ft 200 sq ft 200 sq ft 200 sq ft 300 sq ft
WINDOW Window Window Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony Panoramic window with open air French balcony
BEDS Two twins or a queen size bed Two twins or a queen size bed Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony Two twins or a queen size bed facing open air French balcony
BATHROOM En-suite bathroom with full shower En-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower Larger en-suite bathroom with full shower and separate toilet
SEATING AREA Seating area Seating area Seating area Larger seating area
Ship Information
Deck plans
Staterooms
Category D
Indigo Deck Aft
Category E
Indigo Deck Forward
Royal Suite
Royal Deck
Category P
Royal Deck
Category B
Sapphire Deck Aft
Category A
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Deck Plan Key:
  1. Sky Lounge
  2. Navigation Bridge
  3. Sky Bistro
  4. Whirlpool
  5. Premium lounge chairs and shade awnings
  6. Deck Game area
  7. Observation Lounge
  8. Panorama Bistro
  9. Panorama Lounge
  10. Bar
  11. Internet centre
  12. Reception/Guest sevices
  13. Lift
  14. Atrium
  15. Hair Salon
  16. Club Lounge
  17. Kitchen
  18. Dining room
  19. Fitness centre

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