Burgundy & Provence 13 OCT- 20 OCT 2020

Avalon Burgundy & Provence


YOUR WINE ADVENTURE WITH SUSIE WHIPPLE

$750 pp Special Group Discount

Discover the most picturesque regions of France with French Wine Scholar, Member of Guild of Sommeliers, and Boisset Wine Ambassador Susie Whipple

Cruise Fares per person based on double occupancy

Above pricing does not reflect the $750/person additional discount which applies for bookings deposited before 31 JUL 2019.

Exclusive Group Benefits

 Your personal wine concierge throughout the cruise

 Private bubbles night on board

 Reserved group dining at each dinner

 Pre-paid gratuities ($125/person) covered

 Wine lovers 3day French getaway

o This is an optional tour prior to the cruise, led by Susie where you’ll discover Dijon region and take part in special wine tastings and culinary adventures. Must be able to depart the US on 10 OCT 2020

Space is limited!

Most River Cruises sell out 18-12 months prior to departure. A $250/person deposit is needed to secure your cabin. Partial payments can be paid towards the balance every month. The final balance due only by 1 JUL 2020. Contact us today! Ask for Csilla Dali.

 

 

Itinerary
Day 1 ST. JEAN DE LOSNE, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Day 2 MACON
Enjoy leisurely cruising en route to Macon along the majestic Saone 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. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing for Trevoux this evening.
Day 3 LYON
Sail for lovely Lyon this morning.
CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourviere Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafes, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.
DISCOVERY Be our guest for aWWII & French Resistance Lecture on board.
Day 4 LYON
DISCOVERY Join a CulinaryWalk 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.
Day 5 TOURNON
CLASSIC Take a morning GuidedWalking Tour to explore Tournon-one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhone River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. Enjoy a leisurely sail to Viviers after lunch.
VIVIERS
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.
Day 6 AVIGNON
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 Chateauneuf du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhone wine region.
Day 7 ARLES
ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a MorningWalk.
CLASSIC Enjoy a GuidedWalking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city DISCOVERY Attend a PaintingWorkshop to learn the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh. You’ll create your own painting in the style of the classic master who took inspiration from the Provence light and landscape in Arles.
Day 8 PORT ST. LOUIS (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

 

 

Inclusions
 Fascinating river cruise in the stateroom of your choice
 Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack) in the elegant Panorama Restaurant
 Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, draft beer and soft drinks as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner on board
 Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
 Complimentary WIFI onboard
 Special onboard entertainment including
 Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
 Daily tours and activities in each port city

Not Included
 Port charges $182/person
 Airport transfers
 Airfare
 Pre or post stays
 Travel Insurance

Book and Save
Airfare can usually be booked 330 days or less in advance. Global Voyages Inc. has special negotiated rates with several airlines, most with better rates and terms than online.
We offer different insurance policies to match your needs.
We can help with pre- and post- stays and we can customize any itinerary for you prior to after the cruise.

Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. D, E) – 172 sq. ft.

Panorama Suite (Cat. A, B, P) – 200 sq. ft.

Panorama Suite (Cat. A, B, P) - 200 sq. ft.

Royal Suite – 300 sq. ft.

You accommodation includes
 Comfort Collection Beds with your choice of mattress firmness
 Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
 Bathrobes and Slippers
 Premium L’Occitane bath products & hairdryer
 Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
 Wide selection of free movie channels and English- Speaking TV
 Individual climate control and in-room safe
 Full-size closet and mirror
 Additional under-bed storage
 Complementary bottled water daily