A Culinary Experience In Burgundy & Provence With 1 Night In Marseille (Southbound)

01/30/2020 through 03/28/2020
01/30/2020 through 04/08/2020
Avalon Waterways

Embark on an adventure in French cuisine with a special departure along the Saône and Rhône Rivers. This culinary French river cruise includes special excursions and activities to highlight great regional cuisine and wine. From haute cuisine to pastoral favorites, you’ll enjoy the rich landscapes of Burgundy and Provence to sample the best food and wine in Lyon and Viviers. Your culinary cruise also includes a pastry demonstration; a chocolate, cheese, and wine tasting; and a food-and-wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine on board.

Your French adventure begins in St. Jean de Losne and you’ll sail to the Chardonnay wine region of Mcon, where you’ll enjoy cheese tasting on board. You’ll visit Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture, as well as France’s gastronomic capital. Lyon offers wonderful sights, including the popular Place des Terreaux with its famous fountain seen on postcards, and world-famous cuisine to discover on a guided culinary walk. Beautifully nestled among vineyards are the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage. Take a guided walk through the Roman ruins of Tournon. Explore Viviers and Avignon, and cruise on the Rhône River to Arles. Attend a painting workshop in the style of Van Gogh whose work was inspired here. Your cruise concludes in Port-Saint-Louis.

Continue your vacation after your cruise with one night in lovely Marseilles. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy ship-to-hotel transfer.

Included Features:

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

Day 2 Mcon: leisurely cruising; onboard cheese and wine tasting

Day 3 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; onboard pastry demonstration

Day 4 Lyon: culinary tour

Day 5 Tournon-Viviers: guided walk in Tournon; onboard chocolate and wine tasting; guided walk in Viviers with tasting of local products, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 6 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes; onboard food & wine pairing dinner

Day 7 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop

Day 8 Port St. Louis (Disembarkation)- Marseille: travel by motorcoach to Marseille; guided tour

Day 9 Marseille: 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 St. Louis (Disembarkation)-marseille
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Day 9 Marseille
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