Cruise through France on the Rhône and Saône Rivers through beautiful countryside, quaint villages, and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Your French river cruise begins on the Saône in St Jean de Losne. A Master of Wine will accompany you on your French river cruise with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.
Cruise to Mâcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Visit Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital and a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Take a culinary walk and enjoy free time to explore the city and sample Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region. Beautifully nestled among vineyards is Tournon, where you may enjoy a wine-and-chocolate tasting or a walk in the vineyards. Continue on the Rhône River to Avignon to see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes and take an excursion to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Sail to Arles—an inspiration for Van Gogh and home of a 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.
Disembark your Avalon Suite Ship in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Nice for two more nights in France on your Monograms holiday. Walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, consider an excursion to Monaco or Cannes—known for its famous film festival. Fly from Nice to Barcelona, where you’ll enjoy guided sightseeing, including Passeig de Gràcia, La Pedrera, Casa Batlló, an inside visit of Sagrada Familia Basilica, and relaxing free time—all part of your Monograms holiday package in Spain. At your service is an expert Monograms Local Host who is available to you throughout your stay in Nice and Barcelona.