A Culinary Experience In Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Paris (Southbound)

11/16/2019 through 03/26/2020
11/16/2019 through 04/07/2020
Avalon Waterways

Experience a culinary adventure on your European river cruise with stunning views along the Saône and Rhône Rivers to highlight regional cuisine and wine in the landscapes of Burgundy and Provence. Enjoy a pastry demonstration; a chocolate, cheese, and wine tasting; and a food-and-wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine on board.

Begin with two nights before your cruise in Paris-The City of Light. See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with guided sightseeing before traveling via high-speed train to Dijon. Visit Beaune’s Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital, home of Van der Weyden’s “The Last Judgement.” Embark your ship in St. Jean de Losne and sail to the Chardonnay wine region of Mcon, where you’ll enjoy cheese tasting on board. You’ll visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, and see the famous Place des Terreaux with a guided culinary walk.

Beautifully nestled among vineyards are the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage. Take a guided walk through the Roman ruins of Tournon. Explore Viviers and Avignon, and cruise on the Rhône River to Arles. Attend a painting workshop in the style of Van Gogh whose work was inspired here. Your cruise concludes in Port-Saint-Louis.

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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; motor coach transfer to Beaune, visit 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 with tasting of local products, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

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

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

Day 10 Port St. Louis (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Paris, France
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Day 2 Paris
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Day 3 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 St. Louis (Disembarkation)
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