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7 Night Lyon & Provence

Fertile vineyards, gothic fortresses and the land that has been an inspiration to artists for thousands of years!
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7 Night Lyon & Provence

River Cruise

Avignon to Lyon

April 23, 2019

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Provence in the springtime! Delightful weather, excellent cuisine, and world-famous wines. Add in Roman ruins, a Papal palace, and impressive scenery and you will have an unforgettable journey. This may be the birthplace of Joie de Vivre!

What we are Including

  • 7-night Rhone River cruise
  • $599 roundtrip airfare (selected gateways)
  • A complimentary excursion in every port
  • Culture Curriculum ® Program
  • Wi-fi, beverages with onboard meals, transfers & taxes
  • PLUS a CruisePlus Exclusive $200 US per person onboard credit
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From $3999pp
All pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD

Itinerary

Avignon to Lyon

Day 1 Avignon
Fly to Marseille. Transfer from the airport to your ship, docked in Avignon.* After boarding, take free time to explore this quaint town on the scenic Rhône River, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented. (D)* Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.
Day 2 Avignon
This morning, set out on a guided walk of Avignon, nicknamed “City of Popes” because it was home to seven popes from 1309 to 1377. Stroll through the historic center, stop at the picturesque Pont d’Avignon and walk the Place de l’Horloge. Continue to the renowned Palace of the Popes for a guided tour through this rambling maze of Gothic architecture that served as papal residence, fortress, church and palace. After the tour, enjoy an afternoon at leisure exploring Avignon. You can join the optional tour to Chteauneuf-du-Pape, visiting the vineyards and tasting the famous wine. Lunch and dinner are served on board your ship. We depart for Arles this evening. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Arles
Disembark after breakfast and take a walking tour of Arles with its diverse architectural highlights. Experience the city’s vibrant colors and striking quality of light that have inspired artists. Arles is also the site of some impressive Roman ruins, including Les Arènes, an arena that seats 20,000 and is still in use, as well as Romanesque monuments such as the Church of Saint-Trôphime, completed in the 15th century. Enjoy free time to explore Arles on your own, then transfer to your ship in Avignon. Alternatively, relax on board this morning and over lunch enjoy scenic cruising along the Rhône. Dinner is served as you depart for Viviers. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Viviers
This morning join a walking tour of Viviers’ Old Town with its medieval and Renaissance buildings. Once a 5th-century Roman settlement, today the cobblestone streets are dominated by the 12th-century St. Vincent Cathedral. This afternoon, we set sail to Tournon. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Tournon
Board the Train de l’Ardèche this morning for a locomotive ride through the deep gorges of the Ardèche plateau, cut by the Doux River. Return to your ship and enjoy lunch on board as we cruise past dramatic landscapes. Arrive in Vienne this afternoon, a beautiful town with an ancient Roman past. Visit the Temple of Augustus and Livia, the Roman amphitheater and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Maurice on a walking tour before dinner on board the ship. We remain docked in Vienne this evening. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Lyon
After breakfast, disembark in Lyon for a tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin with a drive to the top of Fourvière Hill for amazing views of the city. Continue with a guided visit to the Basilica of Notre Dame and drive through town past the magnificent St. Jean Cathedral and the Palace of Justice. Then take a walking tour through the cobblestone streets of Vieux Lyon (Old Town), with free time to shop for souvenirs or sample some of the fine French cuisine for which Lyon is world-famous. Your ship remains docked overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Lyon
After breakfast, take a scenic drive through the rolling hills of Beaujolais, where viticultural tradition runs deep. See the legendary Moulin--Vent, the windmill that gives its name to one of the most prestigious wines of the region, learn about the art of winemaking in a small museum and enjoy a tasting in one of Beaujolais’s famous cellars. Return to your ship for lunch and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Lyon
After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the Lyon airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your time in France with three exciting nights in Paris, one of the world’s most romantic cities. (B)* Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.

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Pricing is subject to change anytime without notice and may not be reflected immediately on this page. This deal was last updated on May 22, 2018 @ 3:36 pm
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