• Experience a world beyond your expectations. Choose from our award-winning vacations on virtually every continent with local favorites and off-the-beaten-path experiences only Globus can share.

  • We know why you travel. You’d rather have an extra day exploring than a fancy chocolate on your pillow. Enjoy VIP inclusions and world-class experiences at budget-friendly prices.

  • Embrace your independent spirit with the freedom to discover the world without getting lost. Enjoy independent travel confidently with guided sightseeing, loads of free time, and a knowledgeable Monograms Local Host in each destination.

  • Happiness flows on an Avalon river cruise. From Asia to South America and Europe to the Nile, you’ll cruise in relaxed luxury with river cruising’s widest views of the world’s most beautiful landscapes.

CRUISE

AT-A-GLANCE


Day 1 Marseille: Welcome to France

Day 2 Marseille-Port St. Louis (Embarkation): Guided tour; transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Arles: Guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre

Day 4 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 5 Cruising-Viviers: Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral

Day 6 Tournon/Tain l'Hermitage-Vienne: Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 7 Lyon: Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 8 Cruising-St. Jean de Losne: Day at leisure; cheese tasting on board

Day 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)-Beaune-Paris (Embarkation): Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; TGV train from Dijon to Paris; onboard welcome reception

Day 10 Vernon-Les Andelys: Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided tour, or guided hike to the castle in Les Andelys; onboard crêpe tasting

Day 11 Caudebec: Excursion along the 'Normandy Abbeys Route'

Day 12 Caudebec: Choice of full-day excursions to Normandy landing beaches or 'A Taste of Normandy' excursion

Day 13 Rouen: Choice of guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral or bike tour

Day 14 Conflans: Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine's Château de Malmaison

Day 15 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing, or historic sights on'Heart of Paris' walking tour

Day 16 Paris (Disembarkation) -London: Transfer to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)

Day 17 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 18 London: Full day at leisure

Day 19 London: Your vacation ends this morning
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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. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise.

Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.