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Grand France With 2 Nights In Nice & 3 Nights In London (Northbound) on Avalon Poetry II

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This fantastic European river cruise vacation showcases France’s breathtaking views, amazing history, and legendary culture. Your adventure begins with two overnights in Nice on the French Riviera, then travel to Port-Saint-Louis to board your Avalon Suite Ship® and sail into the peaceful Camargue area to Arles. You’ll sail north up the scenic Rhône and Saône Rivers to explore Arles, 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 ship to begin your Seine River cruise 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, with your choice of an excursion to Normandy’s historic landing beaches or an interesting "Taste of Normandy" tour. Visit 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 to see 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 Nice: Welcome to France

Day 2 Nice: Guided tour

Day 3 Nice–Port St. Louis (Embarkation): Transfer to the ship; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 6 Viviers: Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 7 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 8 Lyon: Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 9 Tournus–St. Jean de Losne: Cheese tasting on board

Day 10 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Paris (Embarkation): Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; TGV train from Dijon to Paris; onboard welcome reception

Day 11 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 crêpe tasting and Pastry Demonstration

Day 12 Caudebec: Choice of excursion along the "Normandy Abbeys Route" or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 13 Caudebec: Choice of full-day excursions to Normandy landing beaches or 'A Taste of Normandy' excursion

Day 14 Rouen: Choice of guided tour, see the Astronomical Clock and visit to the cathedral or bike tour

Day 15 Conflans: Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine’s Chteau de Malmaison or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 16 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or historic sights on "Heart of Paris" walking tour or walk with your Adventure Host

Day 17 Paris (Disembarkation)–London: Transfer to London by high-speed Eurostar train (Standard class)

Day 18 London: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral (except on Sundays)

Day 19 London: Full day at leisure

Day 20 London: Your vacation ends this morning

About Avalon Poetry II
About Avalon Waterways
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Discover the world along its great rivers and legendary waterways. Avalon’s state-of-the-art Europe and Asia fleets feature our award-winning Suite Ships®, with the largest staterooms, widest views, the most modern amenities, included shore excursions, and more. Cruise through South America, India, and Egypt in relaxed luxury with Avalon. It’s the only time we approve of letting the world pass you by!
Oct 23, 2022 through
Nov 11, 2022
Oct 19, 2022 7:00 PM
19 Nights from
$7,784.00 (USD)
Per Person
Please Call, Includes discount: $750.00, Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included.
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Itinerary

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