Burgundy and Provence will capture your heart and delight your senses.
Please note: 

All prices below are per person sharing, are based on the entry level cabin category (Category 3), and are subject to a Category 3 cabin being available.  Please contact us for prices for higher cabin categories and Suites.

Cruise Start Date 

Cruise Only

Sunday, July 29, 2012*


Sunday, August 05, 2012


Sunday, August 12, 2012*


Sunday, August 19, 2012


Sunday, August 26, 2012*


Sunday, September 02, 2012


Sunday, September 09, 2012*


Sunday, September 16, 2012


Sunday, September 23, 2012*


Sunday, September 30, 2012


Sunday, October 07, 2012*


Sunday, October 14, 2012


Sunday, October 21, 2012*


Sunday, October 28, 2012


Sunday, November 04, 2012*


Itinerary:  Arles to Chalon sur Saône

Day 1:  Marseille
Arrive at Marseille International Airport where you will be transferred to your ship docked in Arles. (D)

Day 2:  Arles
Featured Excursion: Arles walking tour
Vincent van Gogh found inspiration in the charming town of Arles and you will, too. Inspired by the unique Provençal light, he spent a period of intense and impassioned work under these bright sunny skies. In fact, he produced more than 300 paintings and drawings in 15 months, including Starry Night. During your walking tour, discover Van Gogh’s Arles as well as a fascinating wealth of Romanesque monuments, such as the Roman Amphitheater and Constantine’s Roman baths. (BB, L, Captain’s Welcome Gala)

Day 3:  Avignon
Featured Excursion: Avignon walking tour and Palace of the Popes
Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is full of history, culture, art, and life, and you will capture all of that on your walking tour of the “City of the Popes.” Your tour starts at the fortification walls and continues to Clocktower Square. In truly Provençal style, under the shadows of the sycamores, the colorful café terraces face the magnificent architecture of City Hall, the Opera Theatre, and the classic mansions. Next, it’s on to Popes’ Palace Square for an inside view of the maze of galleries, chambers, and chapels that make up the grand Palace of the Popes. During the afternoon, you will have leisure time to enjoy this magical city. (BB, L, D)

Day 4:  Viviers
Featured Excursion: Viviers walking tour and organ concert
Lovely Viviers, developed around its Romanesque cathedral, has retained much of its historic charm. Your tour of Viviers starts in Old Town with an introduction to the city. You will take the Rue Chévrerie to Porte Riquot, then climb Rue du Château to reach St. Vincent Cathedral, where you will enjoy an organ concert. Finally, you will walk through the Medieval streets of this delightful town on your way back to the ship. (BB, L, D)

Day 5:  Tournon, Tain l'Hermitage
Featured Excursion: Wine tasting and Tournon walking tour
Nestled among famous vineyards, the twin cities of Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage provide the perfect setting for those who are true connoisseurs of wine. Celebrate the region by indulging in some Côtes du Rhône mid-valley wines. Then cross the Marc Seguin suspension bridge and visit Tournon and its historic castle. (BB, L, D)

Day 6:  Lyon
Featured Excursion: Lyon city tour or exclusive Lyon heritage walk
Lyon, France’s second-largest city after Paris, is the country’s lively and creative capital of gastronomy. Your tour starts with a drive to the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon’s hallmark church, for a dramatic view of the town, which was built at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. From the motorcoach, you will view Terreaux Square, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, and the Opera House. During the afternoon, you will have leisure time to further explore this city on your own. (BB, L, Captain’s Farewell Dinner)

Day 7:  Chalon sur Saône (Beaune)
Featured Excursion: Beaune, Hospices de Beaune, and open-air food market visit
Located in the heart of Burgundy, Chalon sur Saône is an important center for France’s wine trade. From here, you will journey to nearby Beaune to visit the famous Hospices de Beaune, a charitable hospital founded by the Chancellor of Beaune in 1443. Marvel at the multicolored roofs of this architectural jewel, which has become one of the symbols of Burgundy. The Hospice monks were given some vineyards in the 15th century so they could make wine to auction in order to help support charities, and to this day, the tradition continues. (BB, L, D)
Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Arles on reverse direction cruise (Chalon sur Saône to Arles).

Day 8:  Depart Chalon sur Saône
Disembark the ship in Chalon sur Saône and transfer to the Lyon airport for your return flight home, or extend your stay in Paris, the “City of Light.” (CB or BB)

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