Luxury River Cruise
Go against the current and away from the ordinary onboard Avalon Waterways. Redefining cruising, Avalon delivers unparalleled experiences and boundless exploration and puts you in the captain’s seat to navigate your own journey. Enjoy the grandest views through the industry’s only open-air balcony windows to better see the world cruise by.
Take a wondrous journey 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!


Day 1  -- Paris, France:

Bienvenue en France! Take free time today to fall in love with the world's most romantic city.

Day 2  -- Paris

CLASSIC - Join a Guided City Tour that shows the iconic sites of Paris. Spend your free time strolling through the Champs-Elysees for cafe au lait and croissants, see the exhibits at the Louvre, or visit Montmartre's Basilica of the Sacre Coeur. Consider browsing Paris' classic shopping avenues and literary cafes 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 (Embarktion)

Take a High-Speed Train from Paris to Dijon, to drive on to Beaune. Visit the Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune. This afternoon, travel to St. Jean de Losne to board your Suite Ship. Overnight cruise to Macon

Day 4  -- Macon

Enjoy leisurely cruising en route to Macon along the majestic Saone River. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar or to the Castle of Cormatin. DISCOVERY - Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship. Overnight docking in Trevoux.

Day 5  -- Lyon

Sail to Lyon this morning. ACTIVE - Discover Lyon's architectural district by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour with picture stop on Fourvière Hill. 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

Day 6  -- Lyon

DISCOVERY - Join a Culinary Walk through the city to discover why Lyon is known as the gastronomic capital of France. The rest of your day is free to explore on own. Evening cruise to Tournon

Day 7   -- Tournon - Viviers

CLASSIC - Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon. Enjoy a leisurely sail to Viviers after lunch. CLASSIC - Join Guided Walking Tour of Viviers on a late afternoon, visit the Old Town and the cathedral. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. Evening/Overnight cruise to Avignon

Day 8  -- Aignon

CLASSIC - Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Avignon, visit to Palace of the Popes. Guided Optional Excursions include a visit to Pont du Gard, or a trip to Chateauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhone wine region. Explore Avignon on your own. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. Evening cruise to Arles

Day 9   -- Arles

ACTIVE - Get your daily dose of exercise through Nordic walking in Arles with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Attend a Painting Workshop. You'll create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR: CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles. You'll visit the Roman Amphitheate. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrieres de Lumieres (Cathedral of Images). Evening cruise to Port St. Louis

Day 10  -- Depart Port St. Louis (Desembarktion)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Marseille airport before 10 am. ** You may extend in Paris with tour organized by Avalon

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