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

Burgundy and Provence

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 £1672pp

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

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Burgundy and Provence Special Offer

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: £1750
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1750 Blue Water Price from: £1899 Blue Water Price from: £2600 Blue Water Price from: £2750 Blue Water Price from: £4449
    • Mar 31st - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £1672
      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: £1672 Blue Water Price from: £1747 Blue Water Price from: £2098 Blue Water Price from: £2122 Blue Water Price from: £2172 Blue Water Price from: £4567
  • April
    • Apr 7th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £2488
      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: £2488 Blue Water Price from: £2637 Blue Water Price from: £3338 Blue Water Price from: £3386 Blue Water Price from: £3486 Blue Water Price from: £4936
    • Apr 14th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3051
      Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3051 Blue Water Price from: £3150 Blue Water Price from: £4850
    • Apr 21st - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £2796
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2796 Blue Water Price from: £2945 Blue Water Price from: £3795 Blue Water Price from: £4795
    • Apr 28th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £2958
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £2958 Blue Water Price from: £3107
  • May
    • May 19th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3140
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3140 Blue Water Price from: £3289 Blue Water Price from: £3990 Blue Water Price from: £4040
    • May 26th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3189
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £3189
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3039
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £3039 Blue Water Price from: £3188
    • Jun 9th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3131
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3131 Blue Water Price from: £3280 Blue Water Price from: £4031
    • Jun 30th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3146
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3146 Blue Water Price from: £3295 Blue Water Price from: £3996 Blue Water Price from: £4146
  • July
    • Jul 14th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3053
      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: £3053 Blue Water Price from: £3202 Blue Water Price from: £3903 Blue Water Price from: £3953 Blue Water Price from: £4053 Blue Water Price from: £5053
    • Jul 21st - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3022
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3022 Blue Water Price from: £3171 Blue Water Price from: £3872 Blue Water Price from: £3922 Blue Water Price from: £4022
  • August
    • Aug 11th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £2603
      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: £2603 Blue Water Price from: £2752 Blue Water Price from: £3453 Blue Water Price from: £3503 Blue Water Price from: £3603 Blue Water Price from: £5053
    • Aug 18th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3041
      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: £3041 Blue Water Price from: £3190 Blue Water Price from: £3891 Blue Water Price from: £3978 Blue Water Price from: £4041 Blue Water Price from: £5041
    • Aug 25th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £2353
      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: £2353 Blue Water Price from: £2502 Blue Water Price from: £3203 Blue Water Price from: £3253 Blue Water Price from: £3353 Blue Water Price from: £5053
  • September
    • Sep 1st - 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: £4000 Blue Water Price from: £4050 Blue Water Price from: £4150 Blue Water Price from: £5150
    • Sep 8th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3280
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3280 Blue Water Price from: £3980 Blue Water Price from: £4130
    • Sep 15th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3479
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £3479
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3073
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3073 Blue Water Price from: £3222 Blue Water Price from: £3973 Blue Water Price from: £4072
    • Oct 13th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £3736
      Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3736 Blue Water Price from: £3835
    • Oct 20th - Port St. Louis to St. Jean de Losne - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £2834
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2834 Blue Water Price from: £3534 Blue Water Price from: £3584 Blue Water Price from: £3684 Blue Water Price from: £4884
    • Oct 27th - St. Jean de Losne to Port St. Louis - Sailing on: Avalon Poetry II From: £2460
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2460 Blue Water Price from: £3210 Blue Water Price from: £3309

Price Information

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