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Burgundy & Provence for Wine Lovers (Southbound)

8 Days - 1 Country

Departure Dates: 2024 & 2025

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Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in well known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Avalon invites you to sail in the company of a Master of Wine (MW) who shares elite experience, unsurpassed knowledge, and personal passion for wines on board your ship. With only 450 Masters of Wine in the world, Avalon Waterways is honored to welcome a Master of Wine on board our Wine- Lovers cruises to share their rigorous training and prestigious expertise recognized globally across the wine industry. A truly exclusive experience for wine lovers!


Day 1 Chalon-sur-Saône (Embarkation):

Onboard welcome reception
Day 2  Tournus:

Guided walk in Tournus; onboard lecture about wine; Chardonnay excursion
Day 3 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 4  Lyon:

Culinary tour; guided tour to Beaujolais; onboard food and wine pairing dinner
Day 5  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 6 Avignon:

Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes; guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape
Day 7 Arles:

Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host
Day 8 Arles (Disembarkation):

Your cruise ends this morning.

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