Grand France for Wine Lovers (Southbound)

Visit: France

Crystal River Cruises

On this France river cruise vacation, enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful views, and stops in the most charming and historical parts of France. Sail along the Seine River to the picturesque Normandy region.

Transfer to Beaune and board your second Avalon Suite Ship® in Chalon-sur-Saône . A Master of Wine will accompany you on this portion of your cruise with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.

Cruise to Tournus for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Lyon, sitting at the confluence of the Saône and Rhône Rivers, is France’s third-largest city and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Take a culinary walk and enjoy a tour to Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards. Enjoy a guided walk with a wine-and-chocolate tasting or a walk in the vineyards. In 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. Situated on the Rhône River, Arles is famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheater, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.

Prices From

  • CAD Per Person
  • Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
  • Ship: Tapestry II & Poetry II
  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Sail Date: Nov 12, 2024
  • From / To: Paris to Arles
  • Length: 15 days


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