European river cruise

Uniworld - Burgundy & Provence

8 Day Burgundy & Provence

Burgundy & Provence

Days: 8

From: Avignon to Lyon

Countries Visited: France

Code: unibpa

Our Price (from): $4,755 pp

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Itinerary


1. Avignon
Arrive at Marseille International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship docked in .

2. Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)
Featured Excursions: Choice of Arles walking discovery tour OR Tarascon walking discovery tour.
Vincent van Gogh found inspiration in Arles and you will, too. Under the spell of the Provençal light and the vivid colours of nature, he spent a period of impassioned work under these bright sunny skies. As you explore the capital of the Camargue region with your local expert, see Van Gogh's Arles, as well as a fascinating wealth of Roman monuments, such as the Amphitheatre and Constantine's baths. For those who wish to discover another wonderful town along the Rhône, visit Tarascon, home to the oldest producer of French-made indiennes, Souleiado, established in 1806. In the evening, enjoy a festive Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

3. Avignon
Featured Excursions: walking discovery tour with choice of Palace of the Popes OR Pont du Gard OR choice of exclusive 'Off the Beaten Path' walking discovery tour, and exclusive guided 'Go Active' kayak ride on the Gardon River.
- a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is endlessly inviting; cafés and boutiques line tree-shaded squares enlivened with street performers. Discover the city built by the papacy with your guide, including the vast Palace of the Popes, or visit the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard built by the Romans 2, 000 years ago. If you prefer to see a different side of the city, join a local expert to venture 'off the beaten path. ' Discover the city's picturesque hidden alleys and secret squares, strolling from enchanting Place Crillon to the Jewish quarter, and end at Place Pie, in the old city center, home to 's famous market hall. Here you'll want to stroll through, as there is a treasure trove of Provençal delicacies on display. Later in the day, you can also 'Go Active' by paddling a kayak on the tranquil Gardon River. Note: The kayak ride on the Gardon River is only available for May through September departure dates.

4. Viviers
Featured Excursions: Exclusive intimate 'Village Day'.
retains much of its medieval character and charm, with narrow lanes and historic structures. See the sights on foot, then climb Rue du Château to take in the view from the 12th-century St. Vincent Cathedral. Afterwards, you can go inside the cathedral to hear a recital of music by Puccini, Bach and Handel. Before returning to the ship, spend time enjoying some local activities. You have a choice to learn the art of clay pot making at a demonstration, and then be treated to an aperitif of the local favorites, such as olives, rosé wine and apricot juice, or you can enjoy your aperitif at a private mansion in the village.

5. Tournon (Tain l'Hermitage)
Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive Tournon and Tain-I'Hermitage village stroll with wine tasting OR exclusive guided 'Go Active' Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting.
Nestled on opposite sides of the river in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l'Hermitage are an ideal destination for wine connoisseurs. Experience this famous wine district in one of two ways. Explore Tournon and its historic castle, then cross over the suspension bridge to Tain-l'Hermitage to taste Côtes du Rhône wines. If you prefer to explore the Hermitage vineyards more actively, then take a guided hike through the steepest vineyards on the Rhône, where the world-famous wines are produced. After you've seen how the grapes are grown, taste the fruit that has been transformed by the vintners' craft into legendary wine.

6. Lyon
Featured Excursions: Choice of exclusive 'Do as the Locals Do' tour OR exclusive silk weavers walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided 'Go Active' peninsula bike tour, and exclusive 'Illuminations' tour.
Situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, and with roots stretching back over 2, 000 years to the days of Julius Caesar, is a place of fascinating dualities. You have your choice of ways to explore this city of contrasts. Foodies will want to delve into France's capital of gastronomy with a guided tour of Les Halles, 's world-famous food market, taking in a tantalizing array of elaborate food stalls, bars and restaurants. In addition to being known for its culinary heritage, is also known for its history with silk - at one time, almost a third of the city's population were silk weavers - so for those who enjoy this dignified fabric, you'll be delighted to discover its heritage, and you'll even have a chance to see a Jacquard loom in use. For a more active exploration of the city, pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind. Cap the day off on an evening tour showcasing the best way to see the city's architectural heritage, with over 100 sites illuminated.

7. Macon (Beaune)
Featured Excursions: Beaune, Hospices de Beaune and open-air food market visit.
Beaune may not be a large town, but it brims with history, a wealth of splendid regional architecture and incredible food. You'll recognize the Hospices de Beaune immediately by its fabulous multicolored tile roof - it's a symbol of Burgundy. Learn about Burgundy's celebrated wines on an excursion here, where monks have been making and selling wine to support their charitable work since the 15th century. Afterwards, check out the farmers' market, which spills from street to street in the Old Town. Cheeses, fruits, vegetables, local sausages, breads - all are on colorful display here. Celebrate the evening at the Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Arles on the reverse direction cruise (Lyon to Avignon).

8. Depart Lyon
Disembark the ship and transfer to the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay with a visit to Paris.

Dates & Prices


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29 Jul 2018
05 Aug 2018
S.S. Catherine
$6,199
$5,919

12 Aug 2018
19 Aug 2018
S.S. Catherine
$6,199
$5,919

26 Aug 2018
02 Sep 2018
S.S. Catherine
$6,199
$5,919

09 Sep 2018
16 Sep 2018
S.S. Catherine
$6,799
$6,501

23 Sep 2018
30 Sep 2018
S.S. Catherine
$6,799
$6,501

07 Oct 2018
14 Oct 2018
S.S. Catherine
$6,999
$6,695

21 Oct 2018
28 Oct 2018
S.S. Catherine
$6,699
$6,404

04 Nov 2018
11 Nov 2018
S.S. Catherine
$4,999
$4,755

24 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
S.S. Catherine
$5,099
$4,853

21 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,099
$5,823

05 May 2019
12 May 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

19 May 2019
26 May 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

02 Jun 2019
09 Jun 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

16 Jun 2019
23 Jun 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

30 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

14 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

28 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

11 Aug 2019
18 Aug 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

25 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

08 Sep 2019
15 Sep 2019
S.S. Catherine
$7,299
$6,987

22 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
S.S. Catherine
$7,299
$6,987

06 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
S.S. Catherine
$7,299
$6,987

20 Oct 2019
27 Oct 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

03 Nov 2019
10 Nov 2019
S.S. Catherine
$5,099
$4,853