Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Nice & 2 Nights In Paris (Northbound)

01/01/2022 through 10/20/2022
01/01/2022 through 11/03/2022
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Begin with two overnights in captivating Nice on the French Riviera, and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. Take a wondrous European river cruise through beautiful views of France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Embark your ship in Port St. Louis, France, and sail to Arles-famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of a 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes-the largest Gothic-style fortress in the world. Take a tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes-the largest Gothic-style fortress in the world. Take a guided walk through a medieval treasure of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle in the city of Tournon, beautifully nestled among vineyards.

Visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers Visit the popular Place des Terreaux and stand in front of the famous fountain seen on postcards. This French river cruise vacation would not be complete without a stay in Paris-one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! Discover its true heart on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour to see the iconic landmarks of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.

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Day 1 Nice: Welcome to France

Day 2 Nice: Guided tour

Day 3 Nice-Port St. Louis (Embarkation): Transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 6 Viviers: Guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Tournon-Vienne: Choice of guided walk in Tournon or bike with your Adventure Host; choice of guided walk in Vienne or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Lyon: Guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 9 Tournus–St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board

Day 10 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Dijon-Paris: Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; high-speed train from Dijon to Paris

Day 11 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or ‘Heart of Paris’ walking tour to see Paris’ historic sights

Day 12 Paris: Your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Nice
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Day 2 Nice
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Day 3 Nice – Port St. Louis (Embarkation)
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Day 4 Arles
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Day 5 Avignon
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Day 6 Viviers
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Day 7 Tournon
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Day 8 Lyon
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Day 9 Tournus – St. Jean De Losne
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Day 10 St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) – Beaune – Dijon – Paris
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Day 11 Paris
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Day 12 Paris
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