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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Burgundy and Provence 2020

Take a superb journey through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sight-seeing of well-known French treasures and hidden gems

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2749pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Avignon
  • Arles
  • Lyon
  • Vienne
  • Viviers

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Take a wondrous journey through beautiful views of France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sight-seeing of well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too!

Embark your ship in Port St. Louis, France, and sail to Arles - famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman amphitheatre, which hosts plays and concerts to this day. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes, the largest gothic fortress in the world. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and you’ll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle.

Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Visit the popular Place des Terreaux and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards.

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Port St Louis - St Jean de Losne

Day 1 - UK - Port St. Louis (France)

Fly from the UK to Marseille and transfer to Port St Louis to embark ship. Evening cruise to Arles. (D)

Day 2 - Arles

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Arles, the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman amphitheatre in this visually stunning city, or attend a painting workshop to learn the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh. You’ll create your own painting in the style of the classic master who took inspiration from the Provence light and landscape in Arles. Consider a guided optional excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) to immerse yourself in a truly unique experience of art, sound and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer. Take advantage of any free time remaining with a stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, to relax and watch the world go by, before sailing to Avignon. Dock overnight in Avignon. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Avignon

Take a guided sightseeing tour of the fortress city of Avignon with its ramparts encircling the city and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes. Guided optional excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region. Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet. Later, enjoy on-board live entertainment. Dock overnight in Avignon. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Viviers

Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers. Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon guided walking tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman and medieval influences. Evening and overnight cruise to Tournon. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Tournon - Vienne

Take a morning guided walking tour to explore Tournon, one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. In the late morning cruise to Vienne. Join a guided walking tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Lyon. Dock overnight in Lyon. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Lyon

Join a guided sightseeing tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux. Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet. Evening and overnight cruise to Tournus. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Tournus - St. Jean de Losne

Consider a guided optional excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar or to the Castle of Cormatin. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely cruising morning along the majestic Saône River on your way to St. Jean de Losne. Later, enjoy a delicious cheese tasting on board your ship. Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening. Dock overnight in St Jean de Losne. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - St. Jean de Losne - UK

Disembark ship and transfer to Lyon airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

St Jean de Losne - Port St Louis

Day 1 - UK - St. Jean de Losne (France)

Fly from the UK to Lyon and transfer to St Jean de Losne to embark ship. Overnight cruise to Macon. (D)

Day 2 - Mâcon

Enjoy leisurely cruising en-route to Mâcon along the majestic Saône River. Consider a guided optional excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar or to the Castle of Cormatin. Later, enjoy a delicious cheese tasting on board your ship. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing for Trévoux this evening. Dock overnight in Trevoux. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Lyon

Sail for lovely Lyon this morning. Join a guided sightseeing tour to survey Lyon from Fourvière Hill with its numerous churches. You’ll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafés, monuments and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux. Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon’s town squares, over bridges and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet. Be our guest for a WWII and French Resistance lecture on board your ship. Later enjoy live entertainment after dinner. Dock overnight in Lyon. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Lyon

Join a culinary walk through the city to discover why Lyon is known as the gastronomic capital of France. The rest of your day is free to explore, relax or shop in France’s third largest city. Take a bike from the ship and explore local produce markets and parks, or take a leisurely tour of the city’s more than 100 murals. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. Evening cruise to Tournon. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Tournon - Viviers

Take a morning guided walking tour to explore Tournon - one of France’s oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle and Roman ruins between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. Enjoy a leisurely sail to Viviers after lunch. Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon guided walking tour of this charming village. You’ll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman and medieval influences. Evening and overnight cruise to Avignon. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Avignon

Take a guided sightseeing tour of the fortress city of Avignon with its ramparts encircling the city and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes. Guided optional excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône wine region. Explore Avignon on your own for the city’s art and culture, theatre and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet. Later, enjoy on-board live entertainment. Evening cruise to Arles. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Arles

Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a morning walk. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Arles, the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman amphitheatre in this visually stunning city, or attend a Painting Workshop to learn the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh. You’ll create your own painting in the style of the classic master who took inspiration from the Provence light and landscape in Arles. Consider a guided optional excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images) to immerse yourself in a truly unique experience of art, sound and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer. Take advantage of any free time remaining with a stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, to relax and watch the world go by. Evening cruise to Port St Louis. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Port St. Louis - UK

Disembark ship and transfer to Marseille airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Private VIP home pick-up service within 100 miles
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 24th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £2749
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2749 Blue Water Price from: £2898 Blue Water Price from: £3599 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4447
    • Mar 31st - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £2868
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2868 Blue Water Price from: £3017 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £3805 Blue Water Price from: £3867 Blue Water Price from: £4567
  • April
    • Apr 7th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3052
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3201 Blue Water Price from: £3901 Blue Water Price from: £3950 Blue Water Price from: £4050 Blue Water Price from: £4750
    • Apr 14th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3300
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3300 Blue Water Price from: £4001 Blue Water Price from: £4051 Blue Water Price from: £4150 Blue Water Price from: £4850
    • Apr 21st - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3094
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3094 Blue Water Price from: £3243 Blue Water Price from: £3945 Blue Water Price from: £4793
    • Apr 28th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3332
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3332 Blue Water Price from: £4182
  • May
    • May 19th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3364
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3364 Blue Water Price from: £3513 Blue Water Price from: £4213 Blue Water Price from: £4263 Blue Water Price from: £4362
    • May 26th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £4246
      Cat A Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4246
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3337
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3337 Blue Water Price from: £3486 Blue Water Price from: £4187 Blue Water Price from: £4332 Blue Water Price from: £5037
    • Jun 9th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £4079
      Cat A Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £4079
    • Jun 30th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3493
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3493 Blue Water Price from: £3642 Blue Water Price from: £4343 Blue Water Price from: £4393 Blue Water Price from: £4493
  • July
    • Jul 14th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3363
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3363 Blue Water Price from: £3512 Blue Water Price from: £4363 Blue Water Price from: £5063
    • Jul 21st - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3350
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3350 Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £4200 Blue Water Price from: £4250 Blue Water Price from: £4350
  • August
    • Aug 11th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3390
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3390 Blue Water Price from: £3539 Blue Water Price from: £4239 Blue Water Price from: £4289 Blue Water Price from: £4389 Blue Water Price from: £5089
    • Aug 18th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3350
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3350 Blue Water Price from: £3499 Blue Water Price from: £4200 Blue Water Price from: £4287 Blue Water Price from: £4350 Blue Water Price from: £5050
    • Aug 25th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3351
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3351 Blue Water Price from: £3500 Blue Water Price from: £4201 Blue Water Price from: £4251 Blue Water Price from: £4351 Blue Water Price from: £5051
  • September
    • Sep 1st - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3598
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3598 Blue Water Price from: £4298 Blue Water Price from: £4348 Blue Water Price from: £4448 Blue Water Price from: £5148
    • Sep 8th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3591
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3591 Blue Water Price from: £4291 Blue Water Price from: £4441
    • Sep 15th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3580
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £3580
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3373
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3373 Blue Water Price from: £3522 Blue Water Price from: £4273 Blue Water Price from: £4372
    • Oct 13th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3392
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3392 Blue Water Price from: £3505 Blue Water Price from: £4292 Blue Water Price from: £4391
    • Oct 20th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3128
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3128 Blue Water Price from: £3277 Blue Water Price from: £3978 Blue Water Price from: £4028 Blue Water Price from: £4128 Blue Water Price from: £4828
    • Oct 27th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3266
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3266 Blue Water Price from: £4017 Blue Water Price from: £4115 Blue Water Price from: £4815

Price Information

  • Please note: Pricing is based on a fluid system so subject to daily change.
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