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Summary: Begin your grand journey through France with an overnight stay in the stunning Côte d’Azur. You’ll transfer to Arles to board your Avalon Suite Ship® for your scenic river cruise through France. You’ll sail to beautiful Lyon, where you will enjoy a guided...
- Avalon Waterways
- Poetry II
- Grand France with 3 Nights Venice & 3 Nights Rome – Northbound
- Tour Code
Day 1 Côte d’Azur: welcome to France
Day 2 Côte d’Azur–Transfer to Arles (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception; sail into the Camargue region (daylight permitting)
Day 3 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop
Day 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes
Day 5 Cruising–Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral
Day 6 Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne
Day 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill
Day 8 Cruising–St. Jean de Losne: day at leisure; cheese tasting on board
Day 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Paris (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; TGV train from Dijon to Paris; onboard welcome reception
Day 10 Vernon–Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided tour, or guided hike to the castle in Les Andelys
Day 11 Caudebec: choice of excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”, or walk in the Natural Park; lecture on board
Day 12 Caudebec: choice of full day excursion to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion
Day 13 Rouen: guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral
Day 14 Conflans: choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise, or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison
Day 15 Paris: choice of guided tour, or “Heart of Paris” tour with an inside view of Notre Dame Cathedral
Day 16 Paris–Venice, Italy: flight to Venice
Day 17 Venice: guided sightseeing, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs
Day 18 Venice: full day at leisure
Day 19 Venice–Rome: travel by high-speed train (first class) to Rome
Day 20 Rome: guided sightseeing, visit St Peter’s Square and Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Roman Forum
Day 21 Rome: full day at leisure
Day 22 Rome: your vacation ends this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Begin your grand journey through France with an overnight stay in the stunning Côte d’Azur. You’ll transfer to Arles to board your Avalon Suite Ship® for your scenic river cruise through France. You’ll sail to beautiful Lyon, where you will enjoy a guided city sightseeing tour. You’ll continue to Dijon for a high-speed train ride to Paris—“The City of Lights,” from where your river cruise on the Seine begins.
See the home of master artist Claude Monet, and stroll his magnificent gardens and charming residence at Giverny. Sail on the Seine to Caudebec, and take an excursion to Normandy. Here, you may select from two guided tours of Normandy’s beaches and WWII monuments, or enjoy a day to discover the beautiful agricultural region of Normandy. You’ll continue to Rouen, the village of Joan of Arc, for a guided walking tour. Next, you’ll sail to Conflans, for an excursion to Auvers-Sur-Oise— the village where Vincent Van Gogh painted, lived, and died—or to Château de Malmaison, the legendary home of Napoléon Bonaparte.
After returning to Paris, fly to Venice to enjoy your Monograms package of 3 nights each in Venice & Rome, including VIP guided sightseeing and helpful onsite support from expert Local Hosts® in both cities. Your French river cruise, Normandy Beaches tour, and tour of Venice and Rome, will be hard to match for the beauty, culture, and new sights to recall for years to follow.
- CÔTE D’AZUR, FRANCE
- CÔTE D’AZUR ARLES—ARLES (EMBARKATION)
- TOURNON/TAIN L’HERMITAGE
- ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
- ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (DISEMBARKATION)—BEAUNE—DIJON—PARIS (EMBARKATION)
- CAUDEBEC. NORMANDY EXCURSIONS
Visited Countries: Italy, France
- Ship Name
- Poetry II
- Ship Type
The Avalon Poetry II offers a delightfully intimate cruise setting. Like its sister Suite Ships®, the Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Visionary, Avalon Tapestry II, and Avalon Tranquility II, the Poetry II features two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. 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.
This is an Organised Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.
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