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Grand France (Northbound)

Summary:

This river cruise vacation showcases France’s charm, breathtaking views, and rich history. Your adventure begins on the Rhône River with a visit to Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh—and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. On a g...

Duration
15 Days
Cities
10
Next Departure
06-Aug-2024
Starting at
USD 7,298.00
USD 6,098.00
Price per day
USD 407.00

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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Poetry II
Tour
Grand France (Northbound)

Summary

This river cruise vacation showcases France’s charm, breathtaking views, and rich history. Your adventure begins on the Rhône River with a visit to Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh—and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. The Seine River offers a choice of excursion opportunities, such as a visit to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery; a visit to delightful Les Andelys, Joan of Arc’s Rouen, and the choice between a visit to Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Malmaison. On this French river cruise, you’ll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without a visit to Paris—one of the world’s most romantic and vibrant cities! Discover its true heart on a guided walk through the sites of Paris’ rich history, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. Walk in the footsteps of the great master artists, enjoy the delectable cuisine of France, and stand where heroes fought for freedom on the beaches of Normandy. This and so much more is waiting for you on your French cruise on the Seine!*

*During the Olympics and Paralympic games some venues and areas might be closed or not accessible to groups, therefore the program might be subject to change

Map: Grand France (Northbound) (Avalon)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1.
Arles, France (Embarkation)
Day 2.
Arles
Day 3.
Avignon
Day 4.
Viviers
Day 5.
Tain L'hermitage
Day 6.
Lyon
Day 7.
Tournus–Chalon-Sur-Saône
Day 8.
Chalon-Sur-Saône (Disembarkation) Beaune–Dijon–Par...
Day 9.
Vernon
Day 10.
Caudebec
Day 11.
Caudebec. Excursions To Normandy
Day 12.
Rouen
Day 13.
Conflans
Day 14.
Paris
Day 15.
Paris (Disembarkation)

Ports of call (10): Arles, Avignon, Bayeux, Chalon-Sur-Saone, Dijon, Honfleur, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Rouen

Ship Information

Ship Name
Poetry II
Ship Type
River Cruise Ship

Travel Package

 

Coming from

 

Going to

Cruise...

Arles

Arrow Going To

Paris

River CruisesThis is an Organised River 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 and activities can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

Tour Variations

Grand France with 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in London (Northbound)

Grand France with 2 Nights in Nice & 3 Nights in London (Northbound) (20 Days)

This fantastic European river cruise vacation showcases France’s breathtaking views, amazing history, and legendary culture. Your adventure begins with two overnights in Nice on the French Riviera, then travel to Arles to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. Yo...

Next Departure: 04-Aug-2024
Starting at: USD 9,326.00

Grand France with 3 Nights in London (Northbound)

Grand France with 3 Nights in London (Northbound) (18 Days)

This French river cruise vacation highlights France’s charm, breathtaking views, and rich history. Your incredible European river cruise through France begins on the Rhône River with a visit to Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh—...

Next Departure: 06-Aug-2024
Starting at: USD 8,667.00

Grand France with 2 Nights in Nice (Northbound)

Grand France with 2 Nights in Nice (Northbound) (17 Days)

This incredible European river on the Rhône, Saône, and Seine Rivers highlights the best of France. Begin your adventure in captivating Nice on the French Riviera before cruising. On the Rhône River from Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of...

Next Departure: 04-Aug-2024
Starting at: USD 7,957.00

Grand France (Southbound)

Grand France (Southbound) (15 Days)

On this France river cruise vacation, enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful views, and stops in the most charming and historical parts of France. Sail along the Seine River to the picturesque Normandy region. In Vernon, choose between two exciting guided visits—C...

Next Departure: 15-Oct-2024
Starting at: USD 7,298.00

Grand France with 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound)

Grand France with 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound) (17 Days)

Set sail on your Seine River cruise and sail to Vernon with your choice of a visit to Claude Monet’s Giverny or Bizy Castle, nicknamed “Normandy’s Versailles. In Caudebec, take an excursion to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, ...

Next Departure: 15-Oct-2024
Starting at: USD 7,957.00

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