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Avalon Waterways Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona (Southbound) (WJL4)

13 Day River Cruise St. Jean-de-Losne to Barcelona 
Take a wondrous river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers, and complete your European vacation with a bonus Monograms® vacation package in beautiful Nice and Barcelona.

Embark your Avalon Suite Ship in St. Jean de Losne and sail to Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, are find the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage. Enjoy a guided walk of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins. Continue your French river cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. On the Rhône River sits Arles—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre.

Disembark your river cruise 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 city of Barcelona, create a spectacular your scenic river cruise through France and vacation package in Spain. The perfect recipe for a European vacation getaway!

Ships: Poetry II
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/07/21, 09/21/21
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Mâcon: Leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tasting

Day 3 Lyon: Guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill; onboard lecture

Day 4 Lyon: Culinary tour

Day 5 Tournon-Viviers: Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 6 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the Popes

Day 7 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop

Day 8 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)-Nice: Transfer from your ship to Nice; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town

Day 9 Nice: Day at leisure

Day 10 Nice-Barcelona, Spain: Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to Barcelona

Day 11 Barcelona: Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia Basilica

Day 12 Barcelona: Day at leisure

Day 13 Barcelona: Your vacation ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

10/19/2021 - Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona for Wine Lovers (Southbound)
10/18/2022 - Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona for Wine Lovers (Southbound)
11/01/2022 - Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona for Wine Lovers (Southbound)
10/17/2023 - Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona for Wine Lovers (Southbound)
10/31/2023 - Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona for Wine Lovers (Southbound)

Related Avalon Tours

WJL - Burgundy & Provence (Southbound)
WJLE - With 1 Night in Marseille
WJLQ - With 2 Nights in Paris
WJLY - With 2 Nights in Paris & 1 Night in Marseille
WJL1 - With 2 Nights in Paris, 2 Nights in Aix-en-Provence & 2 Nights in Nice
WJL2 - With 2 Nights in Paris, 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona
WJL3 - With 2 Nights in Aix-en-Provence & 2 Nights in Nice
WJL4 - With 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in Barcelona
WLJ - Burgundy & Provence (Northbound)

Itinerary (2022)

Day 1ST. JEAN DE LOSNE, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Flights into Lyon must arrive by Noon.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MÂCON

(D)
Day 2MÂCON
 Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

Enjoy leisurely cruising en route to Mâcon along the majestic Saône River. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar or to the Castle of Cormatin.

DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN TRÉVOUX

(B,L,D)
Day 3LYON
 La Vie En Rose in Lyon. Sail for lovely Lyon this morning.

CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.

Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.

DISCOVERY Be our guest for a WWII & French Resistance your lecture on board your ship.

Later enjoy live entertainment after dinner.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

(B,L,D)
Day 4LYON
 Adventures in Food and Wine

DISCOVERY Join a Culinary Walk through the city to discover why Lyon is known as the gastronomic capital of France.

The rest of your day is free to explore, relax, or shop in France’s third largest city. Take a bike from the ship and explore local produce markets and parks, or take a leisurely tour of the city’s more than 100 murals.

EVENING CRUISE TO TOURNON

(B,L,D)
Day 5TOURNON
 A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

CLASSIC Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.

Enjoy a leisurely sail to Viviers after lunch.

VIVIERS

World History in a Charming French Country Village

CLASSIC Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences.

Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AVIGNON

(B,L,D)
Day 6AVIGNON
 The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the fortress city of Avignon—with its ramparts encircling the city—and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.

Guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region.

Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet.

Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.

EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES

(B,L,D)
Day 7ARLES
 Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

ACTIVE Grab a Nordic walking stick for a walk with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city, OR:

DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist.

Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer.

Take free time to stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine.

EVENING CRUISE TO PORT ST. LOUIS

(B,L,D)
Day 8PORT-SAINT-LOUIS (DISEMBARKATION)–NICE
 Spectacular Seascapes of the French Riviera

After disembarkation, an included transfer takes you to Nice, where you will join your Monograms vacation. Guided sightseeing features the Promende des Anglais, originally built in the second half of the 18th century and the most famous boulevard in Nice, and a walk through the charming Old Town.

(B)
Day 9NICE
 Your Local Host has recommendations for your full day at leisure on the beautiful Côte d’Azur.

(B)
Day 10NICE–BARCELONA, SPAIN
 Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to Barcelona.

(B)
Day 11BARCELONA
 Your morning guided sightseeing includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gràcia to see the captivating façades of Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Casa Batllò, and an inside visit of the extraordinary Sagrada Familia Basilica.

(B)
Day 12BARCELONA
 Your Local Host has many recommendations for your day at leisure.

(B)
Day 13BARCELONA
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Gateway city for arrivals is Lyon.

Port charges:
$196

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Avalon Notes

  • 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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Avalon Tour Dates

Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
09/21/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $6,049.00
*10/19/2021 $5,599.00
04/05/2022 $5,578.00
04/19/2022 $5,797.00
05/17/2022 $6,060.00
06/14/2022 $6,010.00
06/28/2022 $6,115.00
08/09/2022 $6,034.00
08/23/2022 $6,184.00
09/20/2022 $6,160.00
10/04/2022 $6,060.00
*10/18/2022 $5,860.00
*11/01/2022 $5,454.00
04/04/2023 $5,347.00
04/18/2023 $5,548.00
05/02/2023 $5,729.00
05/30/2023 $5,829.00
06/13/2023 $5,779.00
07/11/2023 $5,803.00
07/25/2023 $5,803.00
08/22/2023 $5,953.00
09/05/2023 $6,026.00
10/03/2023 $5,829.00
*10/17/2023 $5,629.00
*10/31/2023 $5,223.00
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