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Avalon Waterways Burgundy & Provence with 3 Nights London – Northbound (WLJ1)

14 days Cote d'Azur to London 
Delightful discoveries abound on this European river cruise vacation to learn about France and French culture. Your adventure begins with an overnight stay on the Côte d’Azur. Then, travel to Arles in the Provence region to board your ship and sail into the peaceful Camargue area (daylight permitting). Avignon, charming Viviers, medieval Tournon, Vienne, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, St. Jean de Losne, and fascinating Beaune also await you on your French river cruise.

Take the TGV train from Dijon to Paris for a 2-night stay to explore the remarkable “City of Light,” then travel again via high-speed train to exciting London for three nights. Your Monograms London vacation package includes guided sightseeing, and a knowledgeable and friendly Monograms Local Host® to welcome you and lend a helping hand throughout your stay. You’ll take in the famous sights—Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, and more, as well as VIP access to St. Paul’s Cathedral, the site of Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s wedding. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore on your own—perhaps a visit Madame Tussauds celebrity wax figure museum, join a London pub dining experience, or enjoy an illumination cruise on the Thames. Burgundy, Provence, Paris, and London—the perfect European vacation you’ll never forget.

Ships: Poetry II
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Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $500 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/10/19, 09/02/19, 09/30/19
  • Save $2,000 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/01/19
  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/15/19
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/29/19, 05/27/19, 07/08/19, 07/22/19, 08/19/19
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/01/19, 04/15/19, 04/29/19, 05/27/19, 06/10/19, 07/08/19, 07/22/19, 08/19/19, 09/02/19, 09/30/19
  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/15/18, 08/10/18, 08/24/18
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/13/18, 09/07/18, 09/21/18, 10/05/18
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/20/18
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Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

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: guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre

Day 4 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit Palace of the Popes

Day 5 Cruising–Viviers: guided walk, visit the 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–Dijon–Paris: visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; TGV train from Dijon to Paris

Day 10 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walk, visit Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 11 Paris–London, England: transfer to London by high-speed train

Day 12 London: guided sightseeing

Day 13 London: day at leisure

Day 14 London: your vacation ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

06/29/2018 - Sounds of Jazz from Burgundy & Provence with London - Northbound
07/27/2018 - Burgundy & Provence with London For Wine Lovers - Northbound
10/19/2018 - Burgundy & Provence with London For Wine Lovers - Northbound
10/14/2019 - Burgundy & Provence with 3 Nights London for Wine Lovers – Northbound
10/28/2019 - Burgundy & Provence with 3 Nights London for Wine Lovers – Northbound

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Itinerary (2019)

 Bienvenue en France!

Take free time today to admire Côte d’Azur-with its enchanting yachts, glamorous villas, and famous events. Known also as the French Riviera, the spectacular Côte d’Azur stretches along France’s Mediterranean coast from Toulon to the border of Italy.
 The Camargue National Park

After breakfast this morning, you’ll drive to Arles to board your Suite Ship®. Before dinner sail toward the mouth of the Rhône for a taste of the tranquil vistas of Camargue National Park (daylight permitting).

 Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

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 that inspired the works of Vincent van Gogh.

Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) to immerse yourself in a truly unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer.

Take advantage of any free time remaining with a stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, to relax and watch the world go by.


 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 Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône 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-Bénézet.

Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.


 World History in a Charming French Country Village

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.


 A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

CLASSIC Take a morning Guided Walking Tour to explore Tournon—one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.

In the late morning cruise to Vienne


Roman and Middle Age History

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills.

Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Lyon.


 Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France

CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.

Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet.


 Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône

Enjoy a leisurely cruising day along the majestic Saône River. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin.

DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.

Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.


 Drive to Beaune and take a High-Speed Train from Dijon to Paris.

CLASSIC Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment and is one of France’s architectural highlights.

This afternoon, take a high-speed train from Dijon to Paris.

 Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour through the Heart of Paris to see the historic Île St. Louis, Île de la Cité, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Tour that shows the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.

Spend your free time strolling through the Champs-Élysées for café au lait and croissants, see the exhibits at the Louvre, visit Montmartre’s Basilica of the Sacré Cœur.

 Say goodbye to the Avalon portion of your vacation after breakfast. An included transfer delivers you to the train station, where you join your Monograms package. Travel to London by high-speed train. Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.

 Morning guided sightseeing includes London’s landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photos of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the river bank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Then, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays). Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London’s skyline.

 Your Local Hosts will help you make the most of your day. You could take a flight on the London Eye for fantastic views over the city, or visit Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II, for a tour of the magnificent State Apartments. In the evening, see one of the dozens of celebrated West End shows, or enjoy dinner at a traditional London pub, followed by a relaxing night-time cruise on the Thames River. There are so many possibilities to make your stay unforgettable

 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:

Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Côte d’Azur:
in single room from $242 to $541, in twin room from $152 to $295

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Prices shown include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / 1149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1199
P / Royal Deck / $1299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2199

  • Special Interest Cruises: Wine Appreciation October 14 & October 28 & November 3

Avalon Notes

  • 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 becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
05/18/2018 $5,423.00
06/01/2018 $5,423.00
06/15/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,423.00
*06/29/2018 $5,373.00
07/13/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,152.00
*07/27/2018 $5,152.00
08/10/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,202.00
08/24/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,417.00
09/07/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,575.00
09/21/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,575.00
10/05/2018 Special Offer/Promotion $5,175.00
*10/19/2018 $4,885.00
04/01/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,815.00
04/15/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,234.00
04/29/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,513.00
05/27/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,613.00
06/10/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,613.00
07/08/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,613.00
07/22/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,540.00
08/19/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,540.00
09/02/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,713.00
09/30/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,613.00
*10/14/2019 $5,513.00
*10/28/2019 $4,965.00
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