Your Cruise Itinerary - Burgundy & Provence

Day 1: Paris

Travel to Paris where you will be met and transferred to Westin Paris Vendôme, Pullman Paris Montparnasse or Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe (or similar) for two nights

Day 2: Paris

Your included city sightseeing shows sites such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the unique Louvre Museum, the commemorative Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower. In your free time, stroll down the Champs-Elysées or perhaps visit the Louvre museum. (B)

Day 3: Paris - Dijon – Beaune - St Jean De Losne (Embark) - Seurre

Board the TGV train to Dijon and drive to Beaune. Visit the Hotel Dieu charity hospital, built in 1443 and paid for by the chancellor of Burgundy after the Hundred Years’ War. At St Jean de Losne board your river cruise ship. Meet your crew at a welcome reception. (B,D)

Day 4: Seurre - Macon

Enjoy some leisurely cruising before arriving in Maçon, a city that plays an important role in the wine trade. Free time allows you to explore at your own pace or you may choose to participate in one of the optional excursions on offer, such as a visit to a wine cellar. Before dinner, enjoy an on board cheese tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Lyon

Lyon is France’s third-largest city and its gastronomic capital. Founded by the Romans in 43BC, the city’s prosperity dates back to the 16th century due to its commercial, industrial and banking activities. Today Lyon offers up a wealth of Roman ruins, excellent museums and Renaissance architecture. With a local guide, survey the city from Fourvière Hill and explore the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its maze of medieval alleyways and Place des Terreaux, a popular area with lively cafés, monuments and the famous fountain. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Lyon

Enjoy a free day in this fascinating city to explore at leisure. Visit the local produce market, stroll through one of Lyon’s parks, or choose from a range of optional excursions. Be sure to taste the gastronomic delights and sample the wine of the region. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Tournon & Tain L’Hermitage - Viviers

Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage lie nestled among vineyards between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. A local guide will show you Tournon, with its imposing 16th century castle and Roman ruins. Cruise to Viviers, where the guided walk introduces you to this charming town, developed around its Romanesque Cathedral. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Avignon

The fortified city of Avignon is dominated by the grandiose Palace of the Popes, the city is often referred to as the ‘City of Popes’ and was the centre of the Catholic Church in the 14th century. Later join an optional excursion to Pont du Gard or to the wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Arles -Sail Into The Camargue Region (Daylight Permitting)

Set on the northern tip of the Camargue, Arles is the capital of the Provence region. Your local guide will show you city highlights including the Roman Amphitheatre which is still used today. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Arles - Côte D’Azur (Disembark)

Disembark your cruise ship and drive along the Côte d’Azur to the Fairmont Monte Carlo (or similar). The Côte d’Azur on France’s Mediterranean coast is synonymous with prestige and beauty. (B)

Day 11: Arles - Côte D'Azur

Transfer to the airport or station for your journey to the UK. (B)

Departure Dates and Prices 2018 - 7% Discount on all Departure Dates

  • Avalon Cruises brochure prices from £2639pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £2455
  • Tel Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our code TR55A

Avalon Waterways access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The from price shown here are a guide based on two people sharing a Cat E Stateroom, travelling on 2 August 2018. Please call to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and point.

Eleven days - two nights in Paris, seven nights on board and one night on the Côte d’Azur from £2455

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April 6, 20

June 29

September 7

May 4, 18

July 13, 27

September 21
June 1, 15 August 10, 24 October 5, 19
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A Sapphire £829
P Royal £899
Suite Royal £2039
Prices are per person, based on two sharing an E category Stateroom.

Your ships


Launched in 2014, Avalon Poetry II is a sleek and contemporary Suite Ship, designed to revolutionise river cruising and deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service. Intimate yet innovative, Avalon Poetry II offers two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open up to 7 feet across to create unique Open-Air Balconies. Designed with comfort in mind, Avalon Poetry II provides impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and sleek, minimalist décor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design, measuring a spacious 200 square feet and featuring an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up each morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.

Avalon Poetry II's innovative design includes

  • A completely new class of ship with a modern approach to technology and design for the ultimate river cruise experience
  • Revolutionary engineering
  • State-of-the-art navigational technologies
  • Elegant and contemporary décor including meticulous woodwork, hand-finished surfaces, and elegant polished metal and glass throughout
  • Impressively spacious public areas
  • Two full decks of suite accommodation sized at a generous 200 sq ft
  • Plush, comfortable furnishings and fabrics renowned for their quality, beauty and functionality
  • Designer lighting
  • Enhanced soundproofing
  • Panoramic windows in all public areas
  • Non-smoking interior


A modern and well-equipped river cruise ship, Avalon Affinity, launched in 2009, embodies a feeling of space and light and provides a level of comfort unsurpassed by other river cruise holidays. On board, there are 65 generously sized staterooms and 4 Junior Suites, each equipped to hotel room standards. All suites and most staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows with a French Balcony, so you can marvel at the beautiful passing scenery from the comfort of your stateroom. On the Sky Deck, as well as plenty of space to stroll, take photographs or simply sit and watch the world go by, there is also a whirpool bath so you can take a soothing dip, relax and admire the views as you cruise. Guests have the use of a lift to access the staterooms.

Avalon Affinity's innovative design includes

  • Revolutionary engineering
  • State-of-the-art navigational technologies
  • Elegant and contemporary décor including meticulous woodwork, hand-finished surfaces, and elegant polished metal and glass throughout
  • Staterooms generously sized at a minimum of 172 sq ft - the largest on Europe's rivers
  • Impressively spacious public areas
  • Plush, comfortable furnishings and fabrics renowned for their quality, beauty and functionality
  • Designer lighting
  • Enhanced soundproofing
  • Panoramic windows in all public areas
  • Non-smoking interior

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Avalon Waterways Burgundy & Provence

11 Days - 7% Discount

Prices from only 2790

Your holiday starts in Paris with a two night stay including a guided city walk to take in the capital's iconic sights. Board the TGV train to for a visit to the Hôtel-Dieu charity hospital, built in 1443. Today it houses Van der Weyden’s painting of The Last Judgement and is a fine example of French 15th-century architecture. Board your ship in St Jean de Losne and set sail, cruising to lovely Seurre and France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon. Visit medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, and Arles for a visit to the city’s Roman amphitheatre. Your cruise holiday ends with an overnight stay on the glamorous French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur.

This 11 day cruising holiday Burgundy and Provence cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with Avalon Waterways call on 0800 668 1843 and quote our discount code TR55A.

Book now any Avalon Waterways luxury river cruise holiday and recieve a 7% discount. Call them direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote our code TR55A.

Indulge your passions

Wine Appreciation Cruises

27 July and 25 October departures (Paris to Côte d'Azur)

Treat your taste buds as a distinguished wine authority teaches you what to look for in a good wine. On board tasting themes may include wine and cheese, wine and chocolate, and a special wine pairing dinner. Put your newly developed sommelier skills to the test when you visit wine villages, wineries and famed wine cellars en route.

Jazz Music Cruise

29 June departure includes a visit to the annual Jazz Festival in Vienne

During our Jazz Cruise, enjoy on board entertainment from local bands playing everything from light jazz to Gypsy jazz. You’ll have free time to attend the annual Jazz Festival in the Roman Amphitheatre in Vienne, France.

A feast of flavours

Essential to your Avalon cruise is our dedication to your dining experience. We understand the importance of enjoying meals just the way you like them. With Avalon, you decide what and where to eat on board.

Try an al fresco lunch at the Sky Bistro or a light dinner in the Panorama Bistro. With à la carte waiter service in an elegant dining room with panoramic windows, you’re always assured of stunning views and superb service, with complimentary wine and beer at lunch and dinner.

With eggs cooked the way you like hem and daily fresh bread, breakfast is a tempting international selection of hot dishes and continental options. Tuck into hearty soups, hot dishes, salads, cold cuts and desserts at a lunch buffet. Look out for the Avalon Fresh dishes appearing throughout our menus, created exclusively for us by rising star chefs the Wrenkh brothers.

From your gourmet five-course welcome dinner to the healthy snacks available between meals and late-night treats, we make mealtimes an important part of your cruise.

We also cater for a range of dietary requirements. And if you’d like to explore a port destination by yourself, there’s no need to miss out on our quality cuisine, as we’ll prepare you a delicious packed lunch.

Flexible travel options

Executive home pick-up service

We aim to make your travel arrangements as smooth as possible with our included private home pick-up service. With a driver to load and unload your luggage, a private, air-conditioned car will take you to and from your international departure
point. This service is available within 100 miles of your home at no extra cost.

Fly from your local airport

We are delighted to work with some of the world’s favourite airlines with flights from a range of regional airports to make your journey even easier. Go online to see individual flight details at

No-fly holidays

We know that fl ying isn’t for everyone. That’s why we have a wide range of cruises that give you the option of travelling by rail. Depart from London’s St Pancras International station, or Ebbsfl eet if available, and you could be in Paris in just over
two hours.

Tailor your travel

On an Avalon river cruise, you have the freedom to tailor your holiday as you wish.
• Pre- and post-holiday hotel stays
Why not extend your holiday with extra hotel nights before and/or at the end of your holiday? We work with renowned names in the hotel business, such as Hilton and InterContinental.
• Too many hotel nights?
Some of our holidays include hotel stays. If that doesn’t suit you, we can just book the cruise portion for you.
• Make your own way
Our brochure prices include flights, but you don’t have to take our package. We give you the option to book the holiday without the flights.
• Under your own arrangements
If you’d like to explore at your own pace after your holiday with us, we’ll happily extend your flights for you.

Note: Eurostar travel from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet is available on the following river cruises: Paris to Normandy, Burgundy & Provence, Tulips of Northern Holland, Tulip Time, Grand France, Paris, Moselle & The Rhine.

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