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. Before sailing, you’ll spend two nights in Paris-The City of Lights. See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and more. Continue to Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, are 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 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 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 Grcia, 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!
Day 1 Paris: Welcome to FranceDay 2 Paris: Guided sightseeingDay 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 receptionDay 4 Mcon: Leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tastingDay 5 Lyon: Choice of guided sightseeing with picture stop on Fourvière Hill or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture Day 6 Lyon: Culinary tourDay 7 Tournon-Viviers: Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedralDay 8 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the PopesDay 9 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop or walk with your Adventure HostDay 10 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)-Nice: Transfer from your ship to Nice; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old TownDay 11 Nice: Day at leisureDay 12 Nice-Barcelona, Spain: Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to BarcelonaDay 13 Barcelona: Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia BasilicaDay 14 Barcelona: Day at leisureDay 15 Barcelona: Your vacation ends this morning