A Culinary Experience in Burgundy & Provence with 2 Nights in Paris, 2 Nights in Aix-en-Provence & 2 Nights in Nice (Southbound) - 2020

14 Day River Cruise Paris to Nice (WJL1-T2)

Vacation Overview

Experience a culinary adventure on your European river cruise with stunning views along the Saône and Rhône Rivers, special excursions, and activities to highlight regional cuisine and wine in the landscapes of Burgundy and Provence, including Lyon, Viviers, and onboard culinary treats. Watch a pastry demonstration; a chocolate, cheese, and wine tasting; and a food-and-wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine on board.

Begin with two nights before your cruise in Paris—The City of Light. See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum with guided sightseeing before traveling via high-speed train to Dijon. Visit Beaune’s Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital, home of Van der Weyden’s “The Last Judgement.” Embark your ship in St. Jean de Losne and sail to the Chardonnay wine region of Mâcon, where you’ll enjoy cheese tasting on board. You’ll visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, and see the famous Place des Terreaux with a guided culinary walk. Beautifully nestled among vineyards are the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage. Take a guided walk through the Roman ruins of Tournon. Continue to Viviers for a guided walk through this charming village. Cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. Cruise on the Rhône River to Arles and attend a painting workshop in the style of Van Gogh whose work was inspired here. Your cruise concludes in Port-Saint-Louis.

Continue your vacation after your cruise with two nights each in Aix-en-Provence and Nice. Enjoy buffet breakfast daily, guided sightseeing, your Monograms Local Host® for guidance and assistance, destination guide with city map, and transfers to or from ship, hotel, and train stations. Spend two nights each in Aix-en-Provence, birthplace of Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, and the French Riviera’s Nice to indulge in the best of French food and relaxation on the Côte d'Azur.

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