Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Nice & 3 Nights In Barcelona For Wine Lovers (Southbound)

01/10/2021 through 10/16/2021
01/10/2021 through 10/31/2021
Avalon Waterways

Cruise through France on the Rhône and Saône Rivers through beautiful countryside, quaint villages, and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Your French river cruise begins on the Saône in St Jean de Losne. A Master of Wine will accompany you on your French river cruise with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.

Cruise to Mcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Take a culinary walk and enjoy free time to explore the city and sample Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region. Beautifully nestled among vineyards is Tournon, where you may enjoy a wine-and-chocolate tasting or a walk in the vineyards. Continue on the Rhône River to Avignon to see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes and take an excursion to the famed wine cellars of Chteauneuf-du-Pape. Sail to Arles-an inspiration for Van Gogh and home of a 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.

Disembark your Avalon Suite Ship® in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Nice for two more nights in France on your Monograms vacation. Walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, consider an excursion to Monaco or Cannes-known for its famous film festival. Fly from Nice to Barcelona, where you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing, including Passeig de Grcia, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, an inside visit of Sagrada Familia Basilica, and relaxing free time-all part of your Monograms vacation package in Spain. At your service is an expert Monograms Local Host® who is available to you throughout your stay in Nice and Barcelona.

Included Features:

Day 1 St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Mcon: Leisurely cruising; onboard lecture about wine; Chardonnay excursion

Day 3 Lyon: On board cheese and wine tasting; guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; onboard lecture

Day 4 Lyon: Culinary tour; guided tour to Beaujolais; on board food and wine pairing dinner

Day 5 Tournon-Viviers: Guided walk in Tournon with wine and chocolate tasting or hike in the vineyards (weather permitting); guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 6 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes; guided tour to Chteauneuf du Pape

Day 7 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop

Day 8 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)-Nice: Transfer from your ship to Nice; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town

Day 9 Nice: Day at leisure

Day 10 Nice-Barcelona, Spain: Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to Barcelona

Day 11 Barcelona: Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica

Day 12 Barcelona: Day at leisure

Day 13 Barcelona: Your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 St. Jean De Losne, France (Embarkation)
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Day 2 McOn
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Day 3 Lyon
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Day 4 Lyon
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Day 5 Tournon
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Day 6 Avignon
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Day 7 Arles
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Day 8 Port - Saint - Louis (Disembarkation) – Nice
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Day 9 Nice
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Day 10 Nice – Barcelona, Spain
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Day 11 Barcelona
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Day 12 Barcelona
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Day 13 Barcelona
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