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Grand France - Southbound

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Sailing Date: Oct 21, 2017
Through: Nov 05, 2017
Book By: Oct 17 2017 8:00PM
# of Nights: 15
Ship: Avalon Tapestry II
Line:  Avalon Waterways
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  4874541
from $5,609.00  (USD)
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Day Location
1 Paris, France (Embarkation)     
2 Vernon - Les Andelys     
3 Caudebec     
4 Caudebec     
5 Rouen     
6 Conflans     
7 Paris     
8 Paris (Disembarkation) - Dijon - Beaune - St. Jean De Losne (Embarkation) - Seurre     
9 Seurre - Macon     
10 Lyon     
11 Lyon     
12 Tournon/Tain L'hermitage - Viviers     
13 Avignon     
14 Arles     
15 Arles (Disembarkation) - Côte D'azur     
16 Côte D'azur     
Number of Nights: 15
This splendid vacation showcases France's exciting scenery, history, and culture as you sail along its beautiful rivers. Embark in Paris and head northwest along the Seine River up to the picturesque Normandy region. Dock at Vernon and choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet's stunning gardens at Giverny or remarkable Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys-home of Chteau Gaillard, built by England's King Richard the Lionheart in 1196. Then, on to Caudebec, where you choose between an included excursion to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or a fascinating "Taste of Normandy." Visit Joan of Arc's historic Rouen, and in Conflans, choose between a guided excursion to Vincent van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine's elegant Chteau de Malmaison before heading back to Paris for sightseeing that includes the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Disembark and travel south to fascinating Beaune for a visit of the Hôtel-Dieu. In St. Jean de Losne board your second cruise ship and sail on to Macon, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l'Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, and Arles, as well as France's gastronomic capital of Lyon, where you have time to explore this fascinating city. Your vacation ends with an overnight on the stunning Côte d'Azur.

Included Features:

Cruise: deluxe 14-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): welcome reception

Day 2 Vernon-Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; guided walk in Les Andelys, visit the parish church of Le Petit Andely

Day 3-4 Caudebec: choice of excursion along either the "Normandy Villages Route" or the "Normandy Abbeys Route"; choice of excursions to Normandy landing beaches or "A Taste of Normandy"

Day 5 Rouen: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral

Day 6 Conflans: choice of excursions: visit Auvers-sur-Oise or Chteau de Malmaison

Day 7 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or "Heart of Paris" walk

Day 8 Paris (Disembarkation)-Dijon-Beaune-St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation)-Seurre: transfer from Paris to Beaune, visit the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Seurre-Macon: leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tasting; free time in Macon

Day 10 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 11 Lyon: a day to explore this fascinating city at leisure

Day 12 Tournon/Tain l'Hermitage-Viviers: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 13 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 14 Arles: sail into the Camargue region (daylight permitting); guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheater

Day 15 Arles (Disembarkation)-Côte d'Azur: travel by motorcoach to Côte d'Azur

Day 16 Côte d'Azur: your vacation ends this morning

Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

Learn from a local expert about D-Day, and attend an onboard "Les Guitares de Camargue" musical presentation.
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Travel Date Range Nights Price From   Information  
Jun 03, 2017 - Jun 18, 2017

15

$6,959.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jun 17, 2017 - Jul 02, 2017

15

$6,909.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 01, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017

15

$6,459.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 15, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017

15

$6,459.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Jul 29, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017

15

$6,459.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017

15

$6,459.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Aug 26, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017

15

$7,009.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 09, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

15

$7,159.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Sep 23, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017

15

$7,059.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 07, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017

15

$6,409.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Oct 21, 2017 - Nov 05, 2017

15

$5,609.00   Airfare not included   View Details
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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