Take a wondrous river cruise through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sight-seeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!
Begin with two overnights in Nice on the French Riviera, then transfer to Port-Saint-Louis to board your Avalon Suite Ship®. A Master of Wine will accompany you on your river cruise in France with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way. 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—and take a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape. 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 show-case 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 then a guided tour to Beaujolais and the following day to Chardonnay, where you will have the opportunity to taste local wines. Cruise to Mâcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar.
No holiday 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 Lon-don for three exciting nights on your Monograms holiday package. Your Monograms Local Host® will welcome you and be on hand with assistance throughout your holiday to London! See London’s icon sights—Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, and more!