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Grand France With Aix-En-Provence & Nice - Southbound

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Sailing Date: Oct 20, 2018
Through: Nov 07, 2018
Book By: Oct 16 2018 8:00PM
# of Nights: 18
Ship: Avalon Tapestry II
Line:  Avalon Waterways
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4994664
from $6,942.00  (USD)
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Airfare not included
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Day Location
1 Paris, France (Embarkation)     
2 Vernon - Les Andelys     
3 Caudebec     
4 Caudebec     
5 Rouen     
6 Conflans     
7 Paris     
8 Paris (Disembarkation) - Dijon - Beaune - St. Jean De Losne (Embarkation) - Seurre     
9 Seurre - McOn     
10 Lyon     
11 Lyon     
12 Tournon/Tain L'hermitage - Viviers     
13 Avignon     
14 Arles     
15 Arles (Disembarkation) - Aix - En - Provence     
16 Aix - En - Provence     
17 Aix - En - Provence - Nice     
18 Nice     
19 Nice     
Number of Nights: 18
This splendid river cruise vacation showcases France's exciting scenery, history, and culture as you sail along its beautiful rivers.

Embark in Paris and head northwest along the Seine River up to the picturesque Normandy region. Dock at Vernon and choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet's stunning gardens at Giverny or remarkable Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys-home of Chteau Gaillard, built by England's King Richard the Lionheart in 1196. Then, on to Caudebec, where you choose between an included excursion to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or a fascinating "Taste of Normandy" tour. Visit Joan of Arc's historic Rouen; and in Conflans, choose between a guided excursion to Vincent van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine's elegant Chteau de Malmaison. Then, head back to Paris for sightseeing that shows you the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Disembark and travel to fascinating Beaune for a visit of the Hôtel-Dieu. In St. Jean de Losne, board your second cruise ship and sail on to Macon, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l'Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, and Arles, as well as France's gastronomic capital of Lyon, where you have time to explore this fascinating city.

Disembark your cruise ship and transfer to Aix en Provence for two nights and the start of your Monograms extension. Enjoy guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, walking along the 17th-century Cours Mirabeau, a lively area with fountains, elegant homes, and famous cafés, and visit the Cathedral of the Holy Savior, known for its mishmash of architectural styles. This was Cézanne's hometown, and in your free time, you may want to take a tour following in his footsteps. Perhaps take an excursion to Cassis with an included cruise, soak in Aix-en-Provence's healing thermal baths, or shop for lavender and other local specialties. Finally, we'll whisk you via high-speed train to Nice for your final two nights in France. Here, guided sightseeing with a local expert includes a walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais-Nice's most famous boulevard. In your free time, you may want to take an excursion to Monaco, to St. Tropez, or to Cannes, known for its famous film festival. In both cities, we provide the services of Local Hosts®-a "friend in the city" to answer questions, share inside information, help arrange your activities and excursions, and more. Transfers to and from your hotels and train stations, as well as hotel reservations with daily breakfasts, are included.

Included Features:

Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): welcome reception

Day 2 Vernon-Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; guided walk in Les Andelys, visit the parish church of Le Petit Andely

Day 3-4 Caudebec: excursion along the "Normandy Abbeys Route"; choice of excursions to Normandy landing beaches or "A Taste of Normandy"

Day 5 Rouen: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral

Day 6 Conflans: choice of excursions: visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Chteau de Malmaison

Day 7 Paris: "Heart of Paris" walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 8 Paris (Disembarkation)-Dijon-Beaune-St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation)-Seurre: TGV train from Paris to Dijon. Motorcoach transfer to Beaune, visit the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Seurre-Mcon: leisurely cruising; free time in Mcon; onboard cheese tasting

Day 10 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 11 Lyon: a day to explore this fascinating city at leisure

Day 12 Tournon/Tain l'Hermitage-Viviers: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 13 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 14 Arles: cruise into the Camargue region (daylight permitting); guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater

Day 15 Arles (Disembarkation)-Aix-en-Provence: travel by motorcoach to Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence & Nice: 4 nights hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast; Monograms Local Host Service & Destination Guides with city maps; guided sightseeing, inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE; high-speed TGV train (first class) from Aix-en-Provence to Nice; transfers from ship to Aix-en- Provence hotel and to/from train stations.

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Travel Date Range Nights Price From   Information  
Apr 07, 2018 - Apr 25, 2018

18

$7,207.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Apr 21, 2018 - May 09, 2018

18

$7,629.00   Airfare not included   View Details
May 05, 2018 - May 23, 2018

18

$8,197.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 02, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018

18

$8,347.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 16, 2018 - Jul 04, 2018

18

$8,433.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 30, 2018 - Jul 18, 2018

18

$8,083.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 28, 2018 - Aug 15, 2018

18

$7,780.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 29, 2018

18

$7,880.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 25, 2018 - Sep 12, 2018

18

$8,447.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 08, 2018 - Sep 26, 2018

18

$8,597.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 22, 2018 - Oct 10, 2018

18

$8,475.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 20, 2018 - Nov 07, 2018

18

$6,942.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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