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+44 1756 706500

Burgundy and Provence

See the rich history, fine cuisine and picturesque lavender fields as you journey through the heart of Burgundy and Provence visiting the famous Hospices de Beaune and the fortified city of Avignon. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2189pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Lyon
  • Hospices de Beaune, Burgundy
  • Palace of the Popes, Avignon

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Burgundy and Provence Special Offer

Discover superb cuisine, fine wine and rich history on this cruise from Chalon sur Saone through the heart of Burgundy and Provence.

Explore the famous Hospices de Beaune, an architectural jewel, marvel at the Basilique Notre Dame de Fouviere and the Opera House in Lyon and visit the twin cities of Touron and Tain L'Hermitage nestled among famous vineyards.

See the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral in the village of Viviers, discover the spectacular Palais des Papes in the fortified city of Avignon and visit the impressive Roman Amphitheatre and St Trophime Cathedral in Arles.

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Burgundy and Provence Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Lyon (France)

Fly from the UK to Lyon and transfer to the ship to embark SS Catherine. (D)

Day 2 - Beaune

Enjoy a tour of the famous Hospices de Beaune, a architectural jewel that has become the symbol of Burgundy. Founded in the 15th century, the Hospices were given some vineyards so they could make wine to auction off to support charities. This custom continues today. There is also a Macon walking discovery tour. Captains welcome dinner this evening. In 2020, on Conoisseur Collection dates, there is a wine tasting at a Burgundy Estate. (B,D)

Day 3 - Lyon

Today stroll through Lyon’s world-famous food market or explore the city’s old Quartier St. Jean, as you follow in the steps of the great silk weavers. Discover impressive medieval and Renaissance architecture, including the Cour des Loges and La Tour Rose, before meeting a modern-day silk weaver. Alternately, if you’re feeling active, take advantage of the city’s extensive network of bike paths on a guided cycle tour. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Tournon - Tain L'Hermitage - Viviers

The twin cities of Touron and Tain L'Hermitage nestled among famous vineyards. They provide the perfect setting for those who are true connoisseurs of wine and chocolate. Sample some of the excellent Cote du Rhone wines on a village stroll with wine tasting or join the guided hike through the world-famous vineyards followed by a wine tasting. In 2020, on Conoisseur Collection dates, there is a Chateau des Seigneurs de Tournon: Induction to the wine brotherhoods excursion. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Viviers

Viviers retains much of its historic charm and was once an important regional capital, with stone houses dating to the Middle Ages, still lining the tiny lanes. You’ll walk through its charming Old Town, seeing a mix of medieval and Renaissance structures, before climbing Rue du Château to reach St. Vincent Cathedral. After enjoying the stunning views, you’ll be welcomed into the 12th century cathedral for a lovely recital of music composed by Puccini, Bach, and Handel. Then enjoy a demonstration of clay pot making followed by an aperitif of local delicacies. Guests on Connoisseur Collection dates will enjoy a truffle hunting experience. In 2020, there is also a Valrhona Chocolate and Wine pairing excursion on those dates. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Avignon

Visit the fortified city of Avignon, often referred to as the "City of Popes", where you can see the magnificent Palais des Papes. Enjoy a walking tour with highlights including the Clocktower Square and the Pope's Palace Square. The alternative tour is a visit to the Pont du Gard Aqueduct. In 2019, perhaps choose from two optional excursions - cooking lesson at a hotel or regional wine tasting at Chateauneuf-du-Pape. In 2020, there is the opportunity to go kayaking on the Gardon River on selected departures. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)

Enjoy a walking tour of Arles with highlights including the Ampitheatre and the Baths of Constantine. Alternatively, explore the heart of Tarascon with its Provencal architecture (2019 only). Captain's Farewell Dinner this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Avignon - Marseille - UK

Disembark SS Catherine and transfer to Marseilles Airport for return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK or Eurostar and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water, plus many premium wines and spirits
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • All gratuities onboard and onshore
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Epicurean Adventurer Programme
  • State-of-the-art 'Quietvox' portable audio headset systems for all excursions and complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi on board
  • All airport taxes, security charges and UK Air passenger Duty, port charges, airline imposed fuel surcharge
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 22nd - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £2189
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      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £6399 Brochure Price from: £8199
      Blue Water Price from: £2189 Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £2959 Blue Water Price from: £5709 Blue Water Price from: £8149
    • Mar 29th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £2189
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3899 Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £6399 Brochure Price from: £8199
      Blue Water Price from: £2189 Blue Water Price from: £2679 Blue Water Price from: £2959 Blue Water Price from: £5709 Blue Water Price from: £8149
  • April
    • Apr 5th - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £2539
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £6899 Brochure Price from: £8699
      Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £3029 Blue Water Price from: £3309 Blue Water Price from: £6159 Blue Water Price from: £6909
    • Apr 12th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3049
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3099 Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £6299 Brochure Price from: £8099
      Blue Water Price from: £3049 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4149 Blue Water Price from: £6249 Blue Water Price from: £8049
    • Apr 19th - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3249
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £8299
      Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £4349 Blue Water Price from: £6449 Blue Water Price from: £8249
    • Apr 26th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3649
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3699 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £6899 Brochure Price from: £8699
      Blue Water Price from: £3649 Blue Water Price from: £4349 Blue Water Price from: £4749 Blue Water Price from: £6849 Blue Water Price from: £8649
  • May
    • May 3rd - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3949
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4699 Brochure Price from: £5099 Brochure Price from: £7199 Brochure Price from: £8999
      Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £4649 Blue Water Price from: £5049 Blue Water Price from: £7149 Blue Water Price from: £8949
    • May 10th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3749
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6999 Brochure Price from: £8799
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4449 Blue Water Price from: £4849 Blue Water Price from: £6949 Blue Water Price from: £8749
    • May 17th - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3749
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6999 Brochure Price from: £8799
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4449 Blue Water Price from: £4849 Blue Water Price from: £6949 Blue Water Price from: £8749
    • May 24th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3749
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6999 Brochure Price from: £8799
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4449 Blue Water Price from: £4849 Blue Water Price from: £6949 Blue Water Price from: £8749
    • May 31st - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3749
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6999 Brochure Price from: £8799
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4449 Blue Water Price from: £4849 Blue Water Price from: £6949 Blue Water Price from: £8749
  • June
    • Jun 7th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3749
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6999 Brochure Price from: £8799
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4449 Blue Water Price from: £4849 Blue Water Price from: £6949 Blue Water Price from: £8749
    • Jun 14th - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3749
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6999 Brochure Price from: £8799
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4449 Blue Water Price from: £4849 Blue Water Price from: £6949 Blue Water Price from: £8749
    • Jun 21st - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3949
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4699 Brochure Price from: £5099 Brochure Price from: £7199 Brochure Price from: £8999
      Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £4649 Blue Water Price from: £5049 Blue Water Price from: £7149 Blue Water Price from: £8949
    • Jun 28th - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £2889
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4199 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £5299 Brochure Price from: £7399 Brochure Price from: £9199
      Blue Water Price from: £2889 Blue Water Price from: £3379 Blue Water Price from: £3659 Blue Water Price from: £7349 Blue Water Price from: £9149
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £2959
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £4999 Brochure Price from: £5399 Brochure Price from: £7499 Brochure Price from: £9299
      Blue Water Price from: £2959 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £3729 Blue Water Price from: £7449 Blue Water Price from: £9249
    • Jul 12th - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £2959
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4299 Brochure Price from: £4999 Brochure Price from: £5399 Brochure Price from: £7499 Brochure Price from: £9299
      Blue Water Price from: £2959 Blue Water Price from: £3449 Blue Water Price from: £3729 Blue Water Price from: £6699 Blue Water Price from: £7389
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £2819
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £7299 Brochure Price from: £9099
      Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3309 Blue Water Price from: £3589 Blue Water Price from: £7249 Blue Water Price from: £9049
    • Aug 9th - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £2819
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £7299 Brochure Price from: £9099
      Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3309 Blue Water Price from: £3589 Blue Water Price from: £7249 Blue Water Price from: £9049
    • Aug 16th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £2819
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £7299 Brochure Price from: £9099
      Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3309 Blue Water Price from: £3589 Blue Water Price from: £7249 Blue Water Price from: £9049
    • Aug 23rd - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £2819
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £7299 Brochure Price from: £9099
      Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3309 Blue Water Price from: £3589 Blue Water Price from: £7249 Blue Water Price from: £9049
    • Aug 30th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £4049
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £7299 Brochure Price from: £9099
      Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £4749 Blue Water Price from: £5149 Blue Water Price from: £7249 Blue Water Price from: £9049
  • September
    • Sep 6th - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £4049
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £7299 Brochure Price from: £9099
      Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £4749 Blue Water Price from: £5149 Blue Water Price from: £7249 Blue Water Price from: £9049
    • Sep 13th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £4049
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £7299 Brochure Price from: £9099
      Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £4749 Blue Water Price from: £5149 Blue Water Price from: £7249 Blue Water Price from: £9049
    • Sep 20th - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £4049
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £7299 Brochure Price from: £9099
      Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £4749 Blue Water Price from: £5149 Blue Water Price from: £7249 Blue Water Price from: £9049
    • Sep 27th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £4049
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £7299 Brochure Price from: £9099
      Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £4749 Blue Water Price from: £5149 Blue Water Price from: £7249 Blue Water Price from: £9049
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £4049
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4099 Brochure Price from: £4799 Brochure Price from: £5199 Brochure Price from: £7299 Brochure Price from: £9099
      Blue Water Price from: £4049 Blue Water Price from: £4749 Blue Water Price from: £5149 Blue Water Price from: £7249 Blue Water Price from: £9049
    • Oct 11th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3749
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6999 Brochure Price from: £8799
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4449 Blue Water Price from: £4849 Blue Water Price from: £6949 Blue Water Price from: £8749
    • Oct 18th - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3749
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3799 Brochure Price from: £4499 Brochure Price from: £4899 Brochure Price from: £6999 Brochure Price from: £8799
      Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4449 Blue Water Price from: £4849 Blue Water Price from: £6949 Blue Water Price from: £8749
    • Oct 25th - Avignon to Lyon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £3249
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £3299 Brochure Price from: £3999 Brochure Price from: £4399 Brochure Price from: £6499 Brochure Price from: £8299
      Blue Water Price from: £3249 Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £4349 Blue Water Price from: £6449 Blue Water Price from: £8249
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Lyon to Avignon - Sailing on: SS Catherine From: £2449
      Classic French Balcony Deluxe Balcony Suite Grand Suite
      Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £3199 Brochure Price from: £3599 Brochure Price from: £5699 Brochure Price from: £7499
      Blue Water Price from: £2449 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3549 Blue Water Price from: £5649 Blue Water Price from: £7449

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply in peak season.
Map for Burgundy and Provence