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
A Master of Wine will accompany you on your French river cruise with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.
Embark your Avalon Suite Ship in St. Jean de Losne and cruise to Mâcon for an excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar. Visit Lyon, a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. Take a culinary walk and enjoy a tour to Beaujolais, the famous wine region. Visit the twin cities of Tournon and Tain l’Hermitage, beautifully nestled among vineyards. Enjoy a guided walk of Tournon with a wine-and-chocolate tasting or a walk in the vineyards. Continue your French river cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest Gothic fortress in the world – and take a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape. On the Rhône River sits Arles—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and site of its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre.
Disembark your river cruise ship in Port-Saint-Louis and transfer to Nice to begin your Monograms vacation for your last two nights in France. Here, you’ll 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, 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 assist you throughout your stay in Nice and Barcelona.
A mixture of French landscapes, cuisine, and iconic sights, combined with the spice and flavour of colourful city of Barcelona, create a spectacular your scenic river cruise through France and holiday package in Spain. The perfect recipe for a European holiday getaway!