Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Paris, 3 Nights In Venice & 3 Nights In Rome For Wine Lovers (N

09/21/2019 through 10/17/2020
09/21/2019 through 11/04/2020
Avalon Waterways

Take a wondrous journey through beautiful views of France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sight-seeing 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 its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes-the largest gothic fortress in the world and, later on, join an excursion to the wine region of Chteauneuf du Pape. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle.

Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards. Take then a guided tour to Beaujolais and the following day to Chardonnay, where you will have the opportunity to taste local wines. A Master of Wine will travel with you on this cruise and will hold lectures, tast-ings and will introduce you to the concept of food and wine pairing. This river cruise vacation across France 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 showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more.

Continue with a Monograms vacation package of 3 days each in Venice and Rome. Your guided sightseeing in Venice includes St. Mark’s Square, inside visits of the Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs; in Rome visit St. Peter’s Square, and go inside the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

Your guided vacation via scenic river cruise through France, and your Monograms vacation package in Italy are the perfect mix of the world’s favorite destinations, made easy to enjoy each step of the way.

Included Features:

Day 1 Port St. Louis (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop

Day 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 4 Viviers: guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 5 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 7 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris: visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; high-speed train from Dijon to Paris

Day 9 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’ historic sights

Day 10 Paris–Venice, Italy: flight to Venice

Day 11 Venice: guided sightseeing, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs

Day 12 Venice: full day at leisure

Day 13 Venice–Rome: travel by high-speed train (first class) to Rome

Day 14 Rome: guided sightseeing, visit St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Roman Forum

Day 15 Rome: full day at leisure

Day 16 Rome: your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Port St. Louis, France (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Arles
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Day 3 Avignon
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Day 4 Viviers
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Day 5 Tournon
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Day 6 Lyon
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Day 7 Tournus-st. Jean De Losne
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Day 8 St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) Beaune-dijon-paris
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Day 9 Paris
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Day 10 Paris-venice, Italy
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Day 11 Venice
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Day 12 Venice
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Day 13 Venice-rome
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Day 14 Rome
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Day 15 Rome
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Day 16 Rome
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