European river cruise

Uniworld - Burgundy & Provence

8 Day Burgundy & Provence

Burgundy & Provence

Days: 8

From: Lyon to Avignon

Countries Visited: France

Code: unibpa_r

Our Price (from): $5,628 pp

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Itinerary


1. Lyon (Embark)
Arrive at the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

2. Macon (Beaune)
Featured Excursions: Beaune, Hospices de Beaune .
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. Celebrate the evening at the Captain's Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

3. 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.

4. Tournon, Tain l'Hermitage
Featured Excursions: Choice of 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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. You can also explore the city's expansive open-air food market, where you will find plenty of local delicacies, including Burgundian and Jura cheeses, heirloom vegetables, honey, and sausages. 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 Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Beaune on the onward direction cruise (Avignon to Lyon).

8. Avignon (Disembark), transfer to Marseille Airport
Disembark the ship and transfer to Marseille International Airport for your flight home.

Dates & Prices


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

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

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

02 Sep 2018
09 Sep 2018
S.S. Catherine
$6,699
$6,404

16 Sep 2018
23 Sep 2018
S.S. Catherine
$7,399
$7,083

30 Sep 2018
07 Oct 2018
S.S. Catherine
$7,399
$7,083

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

28 Oct 2018
04 Nov 2018
S.S. Catherine
$5,899
$5,628

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

28 Apr 2019
05 May 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

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

26 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,899
$6,599

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27 Oct 2019
03 Nov 2019
S.S. Catherine
$6,099
$5,823