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2023 Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights Nice & 2 Nights Paris

2023 Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights Nice & 2 Nights Paris

Starting from Starting from: $7603 $6603 * / per person

2023 BURGUNDY & PROVENCE RIVER CRUISE
with 2 Nights Nice & 2 Nights Paris

  • 11 Nights / 14 Days
  • * Avalon Poetry II Travel from Nice, France & Return from Paris, France
  • * Escorted From Honolulu

Countries: France
Rivers: Rhone River & Saone River

Tour Date & Manager:

April 7 – 20, 2023 * Tour Manager: Anona Gabriel

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY 1 – FRIDAY, APRIL 7: HONOLULU: DEPARTURE FLIGHTS TO FRANCE

DAY 2 – SATURDAY – APRIL 8: IN TRANSIT

DAY 3 – SUNDAY – APRIL 9: NICE Welcome to France.

DAY 4 – MONDAY – APRIL 10: NICE The “Queen of the French Riviera” CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing in Nice. Discover the narrow, winding streets and baroque churches of Vieux Nice, the old city— an area which has changed little since the 1700s. (B)

DAY 5 – TUESDAY, APRIL 11: NICE–ARLES (EMBARKATION) The Avalon Poetry II is Ready for Boarding. Join a motorcoach transfer to board your Avalon Suite Ship. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ARLES (B,L,D)

DAY 6 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12: ARLES: ACTIVE Get your daily dose of exercise through nordic walking in Arles with your Adventure Host. OR: DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR: 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. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer. Take free time to stop in Le Café Van Gogh fora glass of wine, before sailing to Avignon. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON (B,L,D)

DAY 7 THURSDAY, APRIL 13: AVIGNON: CLASSIC : 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 fora 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 on board Live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON (B,L,D)

DAY 8 – FRIDAY, APRIL 14: VIVIERS: World History in a Charming French Country Village Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers. ACTIVE Walk your way up to Vivier’s hilltop Cathedral with your Adventure Host, OR: 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 (B, L, D)

DAY 9 – SATURDAY, APRIL 15: TOURNON: ACTIVE: Bike along the Rhone river with your Adventure Host, OR: 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: ACTIVE See Vienne from atop, hike up to a view point with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC: Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover t his charming little town surrounded by steep hills. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON (B,L,D)

DAY 10 – SUNDAY APRIL 16: 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 t he Rhône and Saône rivers meet. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Tournus. EVENING/ OVERNIGHT CRUISE TOTOURNUS (B,L,D)

DAY 11 – MONDAY APRIL 17: TOURNUS–CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE: Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CHALON-SURSAÔNE (B,L,D)

DAY 12 – TUESDAY, APRIL 18: CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE (DISEMBARKATION)–BEAUNE–DIJON– PARIS: CLASSIC Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment and one of France’s architectural highlights. (B)

DAY 13 – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 – PARIS: Cafés, Cathedrals and Canvases in the city of Light CLASSIC Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Île de la Cité, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter, and more, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided City Tour that shows the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs- Élysées. Spend your free time strolling through the Champs-Élys café au lait and croissants, see the exhibits at the Louvre, visit Montmartre’s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur. (B)

DAY 14 – THURSDAY – APRIL 20 – PARIS – HONOLULU: Your Visit to France ends today; DEPARTURE FLIGHTS to Honolulu (B)

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COMPLETE PACKAGES

From $7,603*
$6,603*

Package includes: Round Trip Airfare from Honolulu, 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 7 Nights River Cruise, Meals & Sightseeing as Indicated on Itinerary, transfers, taxes & fees.

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