A Culinary Experience In Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Paris, 2 Nights In Aix-En-Provence & 2

05/30/2020 through 04/02/2021
05/30/2020 through 04/18/2021
Avalon Waterways

Indulge in the legendary cuisine of France on this culinary focused cruise through Burgundy and Provence. With a master of wine on board and special culinary highlights throughout your cruise, you’ll sample regional French specialties with on-board wine tastings with cheese and chocolate and wine-and-food pairings. Enjoy a pastry demonstration by a French chef, and attend a cooking class. Your adventure begins with two overnights and guided sightseeing in Paris, then take the high-speed train to Dijon and continue by motorcoach to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu. Next, board your river cruise ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for lovely Seurre, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles. Sail into the peaceful Camargue area to Port-Saint-Louis.

Disembark your cruise ship in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Aix-en-Provence for the start of your Monograms extension. With two overnights, enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its mishmash of architectural styles. Here, in Cézanne’s hometown, spend free time with a tour to walk in the artist’s footsteps.

Travel via high-speed train to Nice for two more nights in France. Here, you’ll walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco or Cannes-known for its famous film festival. In both cities, we provide the services of Local Hosts®-a “friend in the city” to answer questions, share inside information, and help arrange your activities and excursions.

Included Features:

Day 1 Paris: welcome to France

Day 2 Paris: guided sightseeing

Day 3 Dijon–Beaune–St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): high-speed train to Dijon; motorcoach transfer to Beauneand visit to the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Mcon: leisurely cruising; onboard cheese and wine tasting

Day 5 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; onboard pastry demonstration

Day 6 Lyon: culinary tour

Day 7 Tournon–Viviers: guided walk in Tournon; onboard chocolate and wine tasting, guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 8 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes; onboard food and wine pairing dinner

Day 9 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop

Day 15 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)–Aix-en-Provence: transfer to Aix-en-Provence; guided walking tour, visit Cathedral of the Holy Saviour

Day 16 Aix-en-Provence: day at leisure

Day 17 Aix-en-Provence–Nice: travel to Nice by high-speed train (First class); guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town

Day 18 Nice: day at leisure

Day 19 Nice: your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Paris, France
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Day 2 Paris
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Day 3 Paris – Dijon – Beaune – St. Jean De Losne (Embarkation)
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Day 4 McOn
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Day 5 Lyon
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Day 6 Lyon
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Day 7 Tournon
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Day 8 Avignon
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Day 9 Arles
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Day 10 Port - Saint - Louis (Disembarkation) – Aix - En - Provence
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Day 11 Aix - En - Provence
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Day 12 Aix - En - Provence - Nice
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Day 13 Nice
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Day 14 Nice
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