Burgundy & Provence With 2 Nights In Nice & 3 Nights In Barcelona (Southbound) on Avalon Poetry II
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 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 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!
Day 1 St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): Onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Mcon: Leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tasting Day 3 Lyon: Choice of guided sightseeing with; picture stop on Fourvière Hill or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard lectureDay 4 Lyon: Culinary tourDay 5 Tournon-Viviers: Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedralDay 6 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the PopesDay 7 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop or walk with your Adventure HostDay 8 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)-Nice: Transfer from your ship to Nice; guided walking tour with Promenade des Anglais and the Old TownDay 9 Nice: Day at leisureDay 10 Nice-Barcelona, Spain: Transfer to Nice airport for your flight to BarcelonaDay 11 Barcelona: Guided sightseeing, visit Sagrada Familia BasilicaDay 12 Barcelona: Day at leisureDay 13 Barcelona: Your vacation ends this morning
The Avalon Poetry II offers a delightfully intimate cruise setting. Like its sister Suite Ships, the Poetry II features two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony. With a spacious 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard. Stretch out at day's end and wake to the world at your feet with Comfort Collection bed that faces the view. It truly is a view with a room! Onboard amenities include an alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro. The Avalon Poetry II truly is poetry in motion!
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Discover the world along its great rivers and legendary waterways. Avalon’s state-of-the-art Europe and Asia fleets feature our award-winning Suite Ships®, with the largest staterooms, widest views, the most modern amenities, included shore excursions, and more. Cruise through South America, India, and Egypt in relaxed luxury with Avalon. It’s the only time we approve of letting the world pass you by!
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.