Wine Appreciation

Burgundy & Provence

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Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne

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! A Master of Wine will accompany you on your river cruise in France with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.

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 Amphitheatre, 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—and take a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape. 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. Take a guided tour to Beaujolais and the following day to Chardonnay, for the opportunity to taste local wines, and cruise to Mâcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Your French river cruise concludes in St. Jean de Losne.


Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Cruise
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Shore Excursions

Itinerary

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 - Join a lecture about wine 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.
DISCOVERY -  Enjoy a trip to the famed wine cellars of Chateauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhone wine region. 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. ACTIVE -
Walk your way up to Vivier's hilltop Cathedral with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Explore the
pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon Guided Walking Tour of this charming village.
You'll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and
medieval influences DISCOVERY - This evening, join an onboard food and wine pairing dinner
hosted by your Master of Wine. 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 an onboard chocolate and wine tasting
hosted by your Master of Wine while sailing to Vienne. 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 LYON (B,L,D)

DAY 6: LYON
La Vie En Rose in Lyon CLASSIC - 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. DISCOVERY - Take a
guided tour to the lovely Beaujolais area and learn more about its light and pleasant wine.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS (B,L,D)

DAY 7: TOURNUS- ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saone DISCOVERY - Join an excursion that will take you to
Chardonnay cellar for a wine tasting. This afternoon enjoy a leisurely cruising 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 while sailing to St Jean de Losne. 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 8am. (B)


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