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Avalon Waterways Burgundy & Provence with 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London (Northbound) (WLJ1)

14 Day River Cruise Marseille to London 
Take a wondrous river cruise through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

Begin with an overnight stay in Marseille, then transfer to Port-Saint-Louis to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world. The twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage are beautifully nestled among vineyards. Take a guided walk of Tournon, a 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 seen on postcards.

No vacation in France would be complete without a stay in 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 to see the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. Take a high-speed train to London for three exciting nights with a Monograms vacation package. Your Monograms Local Host® will welcome you and be on hand with assistance throughout your vacation in London! See London’s iconic sights—Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, and more!

Ships: Poetry II
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 03/29/21, 04/12/21, 04/26/21, 07/19/21, 10/11/21, 10/25/21
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/29/20, 07/13/20, 08/10/20, 08/24/20
  • Save $750 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/18/20
  • Save $2500 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 03/29/21
  • Save $2000 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/12/21, 07/19/21, 08/02/21
  • Save $1500 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/26/21, 06/21/21, 08/30/21, 10/25/21
  • Save $1000 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/07/21, 09/13/21, 10/11/21
  • Save $750 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/10/21
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    Promotion Depatures (Land): 03/23/20, 08/24/20
  • Fly Free (plus save $500 per couple) from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises (or choose to save $2500/couple).*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 03/23/20, 08/24/20
  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises (or choose to save $2000/couple).*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/06/20, 08/10/20
  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/13/20, 09/07/20, 10/19/20
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/20/20, 06/01/20, 06/29/20, 10/05/20
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Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Marseille: welcome to France

Day 2 Marseille–Port St. Louis (Embarkation): guided tour; transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop

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

Day 5 Viviers: guided walk, visit the Old Town and the cathedral

Day 6 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 7 Lyon: guided sightseeing; picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board

Day 9 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris: visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; high-speed train from Dijon to Paris

Day 10 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing or “Heart of Paris” walking tour to see Paris’ historic sights

Day 11 Paris–London: transfer to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)

Day 12 London: guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul’s Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 13 London: full day at leisure

Day 14 London: your vacation ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

10/05/2020 - Burgundy & Provence with 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London for Wine Lovers (Northbound)
10/19/2020 - Burgundy & Provence with 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London for Wine Lovers (Northbound)
10/25/2021 - Burgundy & Provence with 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London for Wine Lovers (Northbound)

Related Avalon Tours

WLJ - Burgundy & Provence (Northbound)
WLJE - With 2 Nights in Paris
WLJQ - With 1 Night in Marseille
WLJY - With 1 Night in Marseille & 2 Nights in Paris
WLJ1 - With 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris & 3 Nights in London
WLJ2 - With 1 Night in Marseille, 2 Nights in Paris, 3 Nights in Venice & 3 Nights in Rome
WLJ3 - With 2 Nights in Paris & 3 in Nights London
WLJ4 - With 2 Nights in Paris, 3 Nights in Venice & 3 Nights in Rome
WJL - Burgundy & Provence (Southbound)

Itinerary (2021)

Day 1MARSEILLE, FRANCE
 Welcome to Marseille. Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city.
Day 2MARSEILLE–PORT ST. LOUIS (EMBARKATION)
 Spectacular Seascapes of the Mediterranean Coast

Join your expert Local Guide for an included sightseeing before joining a motorcoach transfer to board your Avalon Suite Ship®.

EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES

(B,D)
Day 3ARLES
 Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

ACTIVE Grab a Nordic walking stick for a hike with your Adventure Host.

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, OR:

DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh. You’ll create your own painting in the style of the classic master who took inspiration from the Provence light and landscape in Arles.

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, before sailing to Avignon.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

(B,L,D)
Day 4AVIGNON
 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.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

(B,L,D)
Day 5VIVIERS
 World History in a Charming French Country Village

Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers.

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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON

(B,L,D)
Day 6TOURNON
 A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

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.

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.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

(B,L,D)
Day 7LYON
 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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS

(B,L,D)
Day 8TOURNUS–ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
 Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône

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 Saône River on your way to St. Jean de Losne.

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

Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE

(B,L,D)
Day 9ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (DISEMBARKATION) BEAUNE–DIJON–PARIS
 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 one of France’s architectural highlights.

(B)
Day 10PARIS
 Cafés, Cathedrals, and Canvases—The City of Light Truly Shines

CLASSIC Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Île de la Cité, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter, and more, 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.

(B)
Day 11PARIS–LONDON
 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 Eurostar train. Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.

(B)
Day 12LONDON
 Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous 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; Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. 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.

(B)
Day 13LONDON
 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, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were married, 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.

(B)
Day 14LONDON
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Book now to guarantee Early Preview Pricing, available only until April 6, 2020.

Port charges:
$182

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

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.


Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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 / 1,149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199
P / Royal Deck / $1,299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,199

NOTE:
Special Interest Cruises: Wine Appreciation October 26

Avalon Notes

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • 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
*04/06/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $5,448.00
*04/20/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $5,689.00
*05/18/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $6,160.00
*06/01/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $6,110.00
*06/29/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $6,111.00
*07/13/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $5,992.00
*08/10/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $5,992.00
*08/24/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $6,110.00
*09/07/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $6,260.00
*10/05/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $6,160.00
*10/19/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $5,810.00
*03/29/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $5,185.00
*04/12/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $5,485.00
*04/26/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $5,749.00
*05/10/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $5,949.00
*06/07/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $6,000.00
*06/21/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $5,999.00
*07/19/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $5,998.00
*08/02/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $5,998.00
*08/30/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $6,149.00
*09/13/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $6,149.00
*10/11/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $5,947.00
*10/25/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $5,452.00
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