Escorted Southern France River Cruise – Apr 20202019-06-13T16:10:55-04:00

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Escorted S France River Cruise-Avignon

Escorted Southern France River Cruise, Apr 2020 | Avalon Waterways

We have special pricing on this 10-night river cruise & land stay with agency owner, Ann-Marie Gaudet, escorting.

Take a wondrous journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

Begin with an overnight on the captivating 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. 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. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards.

This river cruise vacation across France would not be complete without a stay in Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! The City of Lights has Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with its elegant glass pyramid contrasting its ancient architecture. A city tour will show you all the must-see sights and you’ll have free time to bask in the lavish cafés and enjoy the city at your own pace. Take time to leisurely take in the graceful lifestyle in Burgundy and Provence, enjoy the specialties of the region and the warmth of its residents while sailing through France’s exquisite shores.

CALL TODAY to reserve your river cruise vacation.

(800) 535-9424

Reserve your cabin on this escorted river cruise and

Enjoy $600 savings PER PERSON on your cruise fare

plus complimentary pre-paid gratuities!


Limited Time Offer · May Be Withdrawn At Any Time · Call or Contact Us Today


Enjoy Free Prepaid Gratuities

Non-refundable deposit of $250 per person required at time of booking.
Prices listed include port fees & taxes, and reflect all savings.*

Stateroom Category Our Cruise-Only Fare Per Person, Dbl. Occupancy
Cat P  $6831 
Cat A   $6681
Cat D   $5581
Cat E  $5332

  *See also terms & conditions.

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 Amphitheatre
Day 4 Avignon:
Guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes
Day 5 Cruising–Viviers:
Guided walk, visit the 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–Dijon–Paris:
Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; TGV train from Dijon to Paris
Day 10 Paris:
Choice of guided sightseeing, or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral
Day 11 Paris:
Your vacation ends this morning



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Terms & Conditions:* All prices quoted are cruise only, per person, in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and change without notice, and reflects all savings.   Your stateroom is not reserved until the deposit is paid.  Other restrictions may apply. Contact your cruise professional at Cruise Holidays of Metro East for more details.

Cruise Holidays of Metro East reserves the right to correct any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies and to change any and all fares, fees, promotions and surcharges at any time without notice.