Burgundy & Provence Culinary Delights.from $3,295.00pp
March 2022 or March 2023 | Culinary Focused River Cruise
Take a wondrous journey through beautiful views of France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages, and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Indulge in the legendary cuisine of France on this culinary focused cruise through Burgundy and Provence. With a Master of Wine on board and special culinary highlights throughout your cruise, you’ll sample regional French specialties with onboard wine tastings with cheese-and-chocolate and wine-and-food pairings. Enjoy a pastry demonstration by a French chef, and attend a cooking class.
Embark your ship in Port St. Louis, France, and sail to Arles—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world. 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 and a fascinating 16th-century castle. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards.
- Shore Excursions
DAY 1: PORT ST. LOUIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES (D)
DAY 2: ARLES
Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your
Adventure Host. ACTIVE - Get your daily dose of exercise through Nordic walking in Arles with your
Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van
Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR: CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided
Walking Tour of Arles-the captivating city of the Provence region. You'll visit the Roman
Amphitheater in this visually stunning city. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrieres de
Lumieres (Cathedral of Images) a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val
d'Enfer. Take free time to stop in Le Cafe Van Gogh for a glass of wine, before sailing to Avignon.
DISCOVERY - Enjoy an onboard Wine Tasting hosted by your Master of Wine. OVERNIGHT DOCKING
IN AVIGNON (B,L,D)
DAY 3: AVIGNON
The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence 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. Explore
Avignon on your own for the city's art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of
the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Benezet. Later, enjoy
onboard live entertainment. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON (B,L,D)
DAY 4: VIVIERS
World History in a Charming French Country Village Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers.
DISCOVERY - Enjoy an onboard Chocolate and Wine Tasting hosted by your Master of Wine. ACTIVE
- Walk your way up to Vivier's hilltop Cathedral with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY - Explore
the charms of Viviers on this extraordinary guided walk through the Old Town with an included
tasting of the local culinary delights. In the afternoon, you may want to join one of the Optional
Excursion on offer. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON (B,L,D)
DAY 5: TOURNON
A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards Join your Adventure Host for today's special
activities. ACTIVE - Bike along the Rhone river with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a
morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon-one of France's oldest medieval cities. See its 16thcentury castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhone River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.
In the late morning, cruise to Vienne. DISCOVERY - Enjoy a pastry demonstration hosted by a French
chef on board your ship. VIENNE: Roman and Middle Age History ACTIVE - See Vienne from atop,
hike up to a viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walking Tour of
Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN
DAY 6: LYON
La Vie En Rose in Lyon DISCOVERY - 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. Furthermore,
discover what makes Lyon's cuisine so famous around the world. Spend free time riding a bike
through Lyon's town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhone and Saone rivers
meet. DISCOVERY - This evening, join an onboard food and wine pairing dinner hosted by your
Master of Wine. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Tournus. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO
DAY 7: TOURNUS- ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saone Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay
wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely cruising morning along the
majestic Saone River on your way to St. Jean de Losne. DISCOVERY - Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese
and Wine Tasting hosted by your Master of Wine. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (B,L,D)
DAY 8: ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Lyon airport before Noon. (B)
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