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Grand France - Northbound

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Sailing Date: Oct 19, 2018
Through: Nov 03, 2018
Book By: Oct 15 2018 7:00PM
# of Nights: 15
Ship: Avalon Poetry II
Line:  Avalon Waterways
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4949564
from $6,109.00  (USD)
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Day Location
1 Côte D'azur, France     
2 Côte D'azur - Transfer To Arles (Embarkation)     
3 Arles     
4 Avignon     
5 Cruising - Viviers     
6 Tournon/Tain L'hermitage - Vienne     
7 Lyon     
8 Cruising - St. Jean De Losne     
9 St. Jean De Losne. (Disembarkation) - Beaune - Dijon - Paris (Embarkation)     
10 Vernon - Les Andelys     
11 Caudebec     
12 Caudebec     
13 Rouen     
14 Conflans     
15 Paris     
16 Paris (Disembarkation)     
Number of Nights: 15
This river cruise highlighting the best of France is certainly grand! Begin your adventure on the captivating French Riviera, also known as the Côte d'Azur. Explore this elegant area and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France-famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh-and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, 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. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain l'Hermitage are beautifully nestled among vineyards, and you'll go on a guided walk of Tournon-a 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. On the Seine River, you'll have the choice of seeing the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery; the delightful Les Andelys, Joan of Arc's Rouen, Vincent Van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise, or Napoleon and Josephine's Malmaison.

On this French river cruise, you'll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery, and stops in the most charming parts of France. And your adventure would not be complete without a stay in Paris-one of the world's most romantic and vibrant cities! The "City of Light" has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. Enjoy a guided walk through historic Île St. Louis with its narrow streets and Île de la Cité where medieval Paris was founded.

Included Features:

Day 1 Côte d'Azur: welcome to France

Day 2 Côte d'Azur-Transfer to Arles (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception; sail into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)

Day 3 Arles: guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheater

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

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

Day 10 Vernon-Les Andelys: choice of guided excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; guided walk in Les Andelys, visit the parish church of Le Petit Andely

Days 11-12 Caudebec: excursion along the "Normandy Abbeys Route"; choice of excursions to Normandy landing beaches or "A Taste of Normandy"

Day 13 Rouen: guided walk, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral

Day 14 Conflans-Paris: choice of guided excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise or Chteau de Malmaison

Day 15 Paris: "Heart of Paris" walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 16 Paris (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

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Travel Date Range Nights Price From   Information  
Apr 06, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018


$6,209.00   Airfare not included   View Details
May 04, 2018 - May 19, 2018


$7,159.00   Airfare not included   View Details
May 18, 2018 - Jun 02, 2018


$7,259.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 01, 2018 - Jun 16, 2018


$7,209.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 15, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018


$7,159.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 29, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018


$6,909.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 13, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018


$6,709.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 27, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018


$6,709.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 10, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018


$6,759.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 24, 2018 - Sep 08, 2018


$7,309.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018


$7,459.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 21, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018


$7,359.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 05, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018


$6,659.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 19, 2018 - Nov 03, 2018


$6,109.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

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