Burgundy & Provence For Wine Lovers (Northbound)
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.Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Port Saint Louis and cruise to Arles, the lovely French town that inspired Van Gogh. Continue your river cruise on the Rhône River to Avignon and 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 onboard cheese-and-wine tasting, and visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital. Cruise to Mcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar.
Day 1 Port St. Louis (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop; onboard lecture about wineDay 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes; guided tour to Chteauneuf du PapeDay 4 Viviers: guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral; onboard food and wine pairing dinnerDay 5 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; onboard chocolate and wine tasting; guided walk in VienneDay 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; guided tour to BeaujolaisDay 7 St. Jean de Losne: Chardonnay excursion; onboard cheese and wine tastingDay 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
Port St. Louis, France (Embarkation)
Tournus – St. Jean De Losne
St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation)