Receive $499 Air (Plus $1300 Per Couple) from Select Canadian Gateways on Select 2021 Europe River Cruises with Avalon Waterways
Price: $4,979 CAD per person
(land/cruise only, based on Category E, double occupancy, on the departure date indicated, and includes all taxes and fees and the Avalon Waterways $650 per person discount)
Savings: $1300 per couple plus $499 airfare from select Canadian gateways*
Voyage date: October 31, 2021
Photo: Paris on the Seine River
- 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom
- 2-nights in a deluxe hotel in Paris
- Daily included port excursions
- All meals included while on ship (including Captain's & farewell dinners)
- Complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner
Burgundy & Provence with 2-Nights in Paris for Wine Lovers Itinerary:
Photo: Map of Burgundy & Provence with 2-Nights in Paris for Wine Lovers (Southbound) itinerary
Day 1: Paris, France
Take free time today to fall in love with the world’s most romantic city. Get inspired by its architectural icons, exquisite cuisine, chic boutiques, and priceless artistic treasures
Day 2: Paris
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-Élysées for café au lait and croissants, see the exhibits at the Louvre, or visit Montmartre’s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur.
Consider browsing Paris’ classic shopping avenues and literary cafés for a true Parisian experience, or have your portrait sketched by a Parisian artist in the square at Place du Tertre.
Day 3: Dijon - Beaune - St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation)
Take a High-Speed Train from Paris to Dijon, to drive on to Beaune.
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.
This afternoon, travel to St. Jean de Losne to board your Suite Ship®.
Overnight cruise to Macon
Day 4: Macon
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
Enjoy leisurely cruising en route to Mâcon along the majestic Saône River.
Discovery: Join a lecture about wine hosted by your Master of Wine while sailing to Mâcon.
Discovery: Join an excursion that will take you to a Chardonnay cellar for a wine tasting.
Enjoy live entertainment while sailing for Trévoux this evening.
Overnight docking in Trevoux
Day 5: Lyon
Sail for lovely Lyon this morning.
Discovery: Enjoy an onboard cheese and wine tasting hosted by your Master of Wine while sailing to 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 the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.
Discovery: Be our guest for a WWII & French Resistance your lecture on board your ship.
Later enjoy live entertainment after dinner.
Overnight docking in Lyon
Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite
Day 6: Lyon
Discovery: Join a Culinary Walk through the city to discover why Lyon is known as the gastronomic capital of France.
Discovery: Take a guided tour to the lovely Beaujolais area and learn more about its light and pleasant wine.
Discovery: This evening, join an onboard food and wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine,
Evening cruise to Tournon
Day 7: Tournon
Discovery: 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. The tour also includes a wine and chocolate tasting at the Cité du Chocolat at Valrhona, or Active: Hike in the vineyards and take in the breathtaking views from the hills (weather permitting).
Enjo a leisurely sail to Viviers after lunch.
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.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board
Evening/overnight cruise to Avignon
Day 8: Avignon
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
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.
Discovery: Enjoy a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region.
Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment
Evening cruise to Arles
Day 9: Arles
Active: Grab a Nordic walking stick for a hike with your Adventure Host.
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, or Discovery: Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist.
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 for a glass of wine.
Evening cruise to Port St. Louis
Day 10: Port St. Louis (Disembarkation)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Flights should not leave Marseille airport before 10 am.