2022 Season

Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris, 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona for Wine Lovers (Southbound)


cruise: WJL2-T1
15 Day River Cruise Paris to Barcelona
Take a wondrous river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers, complete with a Monograms European vacation package in Nice and Barcelona. Before sailing, you’ll spend two nights in Paris—The “City of Light.” See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and more. A Master of Wine will accompany you on your French river cruise with included highlights for wine enthusiasts, featuring presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in quaint St. Jean de Losne and cruise to Mâcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar.

Continue to Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Take a culinary walk and enjoy a tour the famous wine region of Beaujolais. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, are the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage. Enjoy a guided walk of Tournon with a wine-and-chocolate tasting or a walk in the vineyards. Continue your river cruise to historical Avignon for a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape. On the Rhône River sits Arles—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre.

Disembark your Avalon Suite Ship® in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Nice to begin your Monograms® vacation for your final two nights in France. Here, you’ll walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take an excursion to Monaco or Cannes—known for its famous film festival.

Fly from Nice to Barcelona, where you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing, including Passeig de Gràcia, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, an inside visit of Sagrada Familia Basilica, and relaxing free time—all part of your Monograms vacation package in Spain. At your service is an expert Monograms Local Host® who is available to you throughout your stay in Nice and Barcelona.

A mixture of French landscapes, cuisine, and iconic sights, combined with the spice and flavor of colorful Barcelona, create a spectacular European river cruise through France and vacation package in Spain. The perfect recipe for a European vacation getaway!

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Day 1 Paris: Welcome to France

Day 2 Paris: Guided sightseeing

Day 3 Dijon-Beaune-St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): High-speed train to Dijon; motor coach transfer to Beaune and visit to the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Mâcon: Leisurely cruising; onboard lecture about wine; Chardonnay excursion

Day 5 Lyon: Onboard cheese and wine tasting; choice of guided sightseeing with picture stop on Fourvière Hill or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 6 Lyon: Culinary tour; guided tour to Beaujolais; onboard food and wine pairing dinner

Day 7 Tournon-Viviers: Guided walk in Tournon with wine and chocolate tasting or hike in the vineyards (weather permitting); guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 8 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes; guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape

Day 9 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 10 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)-Nice: Transfer from your ship to Nice; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town

Day 11 Nice: Day at leisure

Day 12 Nice-Barcelona, Spain: Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to Barcelona

Day 13 Barcelona: Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica

Day 14 Barcelona: Day at leisure

Day 15 Barcelona: Your vacation ends this morning
Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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