Take a wondrous river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers and complete your European holiday with a bonus Monograms holiday package in beautiful Nice and Barcelona. Spend two magical nights in Paris before your cruise to explore the City of Light. Sightseeing includes famous landmarks of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum. A Master of Wine will accompany you on your French river cruise with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.
Board a high-speed train in Paris bound for Dijon. Transfer to Beaune to visit the historic Hôtel-Dieu before boarding your Avalon Suite Ship in St Jean de Losne. Cruise to Mâcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Continue to Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you’ll find the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage. Enjoy a guided walk of Tournon with a wine and chocolate tasting or take a scenic hike in the vineyards. Continue your river cruise to historical Avignon for a wine-lovers’ excursion to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. On the Rhône River sits Arles—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre.
Disembark your river cruise ship in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Nice to begin your Monograms holiday Enjoy two more nights in France, including a guided walk through the Old Town and the Promenade des Anglais, Nice’s most famous boulevard. In your free time, perhaps take 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. Explore on your own with free time during your holiday in Spain. At your service is an expert Monograms Local Host who is available to you throughout your stay in Nice and Barcelona. A French river cruise with stunning landscapes and delicious French wine, with the added spice of a holiday in Spain, is a recipe for the perfect European holiday.