Opportunities abound on this delightful vacation to learn about France and the French. Your adventure begins in Arles in the Provence region where you board your ship and sail into the peaceful Camargue area during dinner (daylight permitting), before returning to Arles. Avignon, charming Viviers, medieval Tournon, Vienne, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as quaint St. Jean de Losne await you. You’re sure to return home with lots of memories and photos to share.
Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Côte d’Azur–Transfer to Arles (Embarkation): welcome to France! onboard welcome reception; sail into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)Day 2 Arles: guided sightseeing, visit the Roman AmphitheaterDay 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the PopesDay 4 Cruising–Viviers: guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedralDay 5 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in VienneDay 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière HillDay 7 Cruising-St. Jean de Losne: day at leisure; cheese tastingDay 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
NOTES:Departure June 27 is offered as an exclusive Jazz Cruise, including special music features at no additional cost. On our Jazz Cruise, attend the annual Jazz Festival in Vienne, France, and enjoy lively entertainment as local jazz musicians come on board your ship at several ports.In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.Arrival and departure transfers are not included and are not offered for purchase with this cruise-only itinerary.