Jazz River Cruises
Let the music move you on Avalon’s special jazz departures. You will be joined on board by a jazz expert, who will provide nightly entertainment and conduct an enriching lecture about jazz. Additional on board performances feature local jazz bands in Arles and Chalon. You will also have free time in Vienne, France, during its world-renowned Jazz Festival; and will enjoy an included evening at Le Petit Journal Montparnasse jazz club in Paris.
Jazz Special Interest River Cruises
Burgundy & Provence River Cruises
11 days from Côte d'Azur to Paris
Opportunities abound on this grand vacation to learn about France and to taste its sumptuous wines and cuisine. Your adventure begins with an overnight on the French Riviera, also known as the Cote d'Azur. Then travel to Arles in the Provence region to board your ship. Upon leaving this town, sail through the peaceful Camargue area before returning north to Avignon, charming Viviers, medieval Tournon, Vienne, France's gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as Mâcon, Tournus, Chalon-sur-Saône, and fascinating Beaune. Your vacation ends in Paris with two overnights, guided sightseeing, and free time to explore the remarkable "City of Light" on your own! You're sure to return home from this vacation with lots of memories and photos to share.
Grand France River Cruises
16 days from Côte d'Azur to Paris
This fantastic cruise vacation showcases France's breathtaking scenery, amazing history, and exciting variety. Your adventure begins in the stunning Côte d'Azur on the French Riviera, then travel to Port St. Louis to board your ship and sail north up the scenic Rhône and Saône Rivers. Along the way, explore Arles, Avignon, delightful Viviers, medieval Tournon, charming Vienne, France's gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as Mâcon, Tournus, Chalon-sur-Saône, and fascinating Beaune. In Paris, embark your second cruise ship and spend two overnights in Paris with sightseeing of some of the famous sites. Then begin your journey along the Seine River into the picturesque Normandy region. Choose between a guided excursion to Vincent van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine's elegant Château de Malmaison. Next up: your choice of a guided visit of Claude Monet's stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. On to Joan of Arc's historic Rouen, where you choose between an included excursion to Normandy's historic landing beaches or an interesting "Taste of Normandy." Continue to Les Andelys, home of dramatic Château Gaillard, with free time to explore on your own. Return to Paris for the conclusion of your magnifique cruise vacation.