Grand France With 3 Nights In London (Northbound) on Avalon Poetry II

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This French river cruise vacation highlights France’s charm, breathtaking views, and rich history. Your incredible European river cruise through France begins on the Rhône River with a visit to Arles, France-famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh-and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre. Then, sail north up the scenic Rhône and Saône Rivers. Along the way, explore Avignon, delightful Viviers, medieval Tournon, charming Vienne, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as St. Jean de Losne, and fascinating Beaune.

Take a high-speed train to Paris, and embark your second Avalon Suite Ship® to begin your cruise on the Seine River into the picturesque Normandy region. In Vernon, choose between a guided visit of Claude Monet’s stunning gardens at Giverny or magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys, home of dramatic Chteau Gaillard, then on to Caudebec for your choice between an excursion to Normandy’s historic landing beaches or an interesting "Taste of Normandy" tour. Next up is Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen and, in Conflans, choose between excursions to Vincent van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Chteau de Malmaison. Return to Paris for guided sightseeing and take in the most famous sights of this magnificent city. Then, transfer to London for three exciting nights.

Your Monograms® vacation in London includes guided sightseeing of the must-see sights-Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Piccadilly Circus, and more, including VIP access to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Enjoy ample free time with suggestions and assistance from your Monograms Local Host® to experience your vacation your way!


Included Features:

Day 1 Port St. Louis (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 4 Viviers: Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Tournon–Vienne: Choice of guided walk in Tournon or bike with your Adventure Host; choice of guided walk in Vienne or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Lyon: Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 7 Tournus–St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris (Embarkation): Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; TGV train from Dijon to Paris; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Vernon–Les Andelys: Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle or walk with your Adventure Host; choice of guided walk or guided hike in Les Andelys; onboard crêpes tasting and Pastry Demonstration

Day 10 Caudebec: Choice of excursion along the "Normandy Abbeys Route" or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 11 Caudebec: Choice of full-day excursions to Normandy landing beaches or 'A Taste of Normandy' excursion

Day 12 Rouen: Choice of guided walk, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral or bike tour

Day 13 Conflans–Paris: Choice of guided excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Chteau de Malmaison or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 14 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or historic sights on "Heart of Paris" walking tour or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 15 Paris (Disembarkation)–London: Transfer to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard Class)

Day 16 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 17 London: Full day at leisure

Day 18 London: Your vacation ends this morning

About Avalon Poetry II
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If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry's only Open–Air Balcony®, and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored-your way.

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Oct 25, 2022 through
Nov 11, 2022
Oct 21, 2022 7:00 PM
17 Nights from
$7,625.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes discount: $250.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
7002959
Sep 13, 2022 through
Sep 30, 2022
Sep 9, 2022 7:00 PM
17 Nights from
$9,263.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
6718459
Sep 27, 2022 through
Oct 14, 2022
Sep 23, 2022 7:00 PM
17 Nights from
$9,064.00 (USD)
Per Person
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
6718540
More Departure Dates
WLP3-2022

Itinerary

Day Destination
1 Port St. Louis, France (Embarkation)
2 Arles
3 Avignon
4 Viviers
5 Tournon
6 Lyon
7 Tournus – St. Jean De Losne
8 St. Jean De Losne (Disembarkation) – Beaune – Dijon – Paris (Embarkation)
9 Vernon
10 Caudebec
11 Caudebec. Excursions To Normandy
12 Rouen
13 Conflans
14 Paris
15 Paris (Disembarkation) – London
16 London
17 London
18 London
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.