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Grand France with 3 Nights in Venice & 3 Nights in Rome (Northbound) 2021

Grand France with 3 Nights in Venice & 3 Nights in Rome (Northbound) 2021

Operator: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Tapestry II
Starts: Port St. Louis, France on Tue, Aug 31, 2021
Ends: Rome, Italy on Mon, Sep 20, 2021

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Begin your river cruise through France in Port-Saint-Louis, and board your Avalon Suite Ship® for your scenic river cruise. You’ll sail to beautiful Arles, Lyon, and Avignon where you will enjoy guided city sightseeing tours. Continue to Dijon for a high-speed train ride to Paris—“The City of Light,” from where your river cruise on the Seine begins. See the home of master artist Claude Monet, and stroll his magnificent gardens and charming residence at Giverny. Cruise on the Seine to Caudebec, and take an excursion to Normandy. Here, you may select from two guided tours—Normandy’s historic beaches and WWII monuments, or enjoy a “Taste of Normandy” tour to discover its beautiful agricultural region. You’ll continue to Rouen, for a guided walking tour. Next, you’ll sail to Conflans, for an excursion to Auvers-Sur-Oise— the village where Vincent Van Gogh painted, lived, and died—or to Château de Malmaison, the legendary home of Napoléon Bonaparte. After returning to Paris, fly to Venice to begin your Monograms® vacation with of three nights each in Venice and Rome, including guided sightseeing and helpful onsite support from expert Local Hosts® in both cities. Your French river cruise, Normandy Beaches tour, and Italian vacation package in Venice and Rome, will be hard to match for the beauty, culture, and new sights to recall for years to follow.

  1. Day 1
    PORT ST. LOUIS, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)
    Tue, Aug 31, 2021
    Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

    Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm.

    Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES

    (D)
  2. Day 2
    ARLES
    Wed, Sep 01, 2021
    Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    ACTIVE Grab a Nordic walking stick for a hike with your Adventure Host.

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour of Arles—the captivating city of the Provence region. You’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city, OR:

    DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist.

    Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières (Cathedral of Images)a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d’Enfer.

    Take free time to stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine, before sailing to Avignon.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

    (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    AVIGNON
    Thu, Sep 02, 2021
    The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence

    CLASSIC 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 onboard live entertainment.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

    (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    VIVIERS
    Fri, Sep 03, 2021
    World History in a Charming French Country Village

    Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers.

    CLASSIC 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/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON

    (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    TOURNON
    Sat, Sep 04, 2021
    A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    CLASSIC 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

    VIENNE

    Roman and Middle Age History

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

    (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    LYON
    Sun, Sep 05, 2021
    La Vie En Rose in Lyon

    CLASSIC 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.

    Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Tournus.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS

    (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    TOURNUS–ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
    Mon, Sep 06, 2021
    Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône

    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.

    DISCOVERY Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.

    Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE

    (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (DISEMBAKATION) BEAUNE–DIJON–PARIS (EMBARKATION)
    Tue, Sep 07, 2021
    Drive to Beaune and take a High-Speed Train from Dijon to Paris.

    CLASSIC Visit the Hôtel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden’s painting of the Last Judgment and is one of France’s architectural highlights.

    This afternoon, take a high-speed train from Dijon to Paris to board your Suite Ship®.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON

    (B,D)
  9. Day 9
    VERNON
    Wed, Sep 08, 2021
    Monet’s Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet. Walk the grounds and see Monet’s charming residence, and the flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle—called “Normandy’s Versailles” for its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.

    DISCOVERY While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crêpes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.

    This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys.

    LES ANDELYS

    Serenity on the Seine

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Les Andelys—one of France’s most picturesque spots on the Seine, OR:

    ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Château Gaillard—historic home of King Richard the Lionheart.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC

    (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    CAUDEBEC
    Thu, Sep 09, 2021
    Ancient Abbeys Along the Seine

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route—where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine.

    This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC

    (B,L,D)
  11. Day 11
    CAUDEBEC. EXCURSIONS TO NORMANDY
    Fri, Sep 10, 2021
    Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Normandy’s WWII landing beaches, visit significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a full-day Guided Tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach Center, and the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, OR:

    CLASSIC Join “A Taste of Normandy” Guided Tour for an in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados at a local distillery.


    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

    EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN

    (B,L,D)
  12. Day 12
    ROUEN
    Sat, Sep 11, 2021
    The Cathedral of Our Lady and a Heroine for France

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Rouen—home of the martyred Joan of Arc—and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, OR:

    ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover and explore the most famous monuments and the lesser-known hidden gems of Rouen on two wheels.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS

    (B,L,D)
  13. Day 13
    CONFLANS
    Sun, Sep 12, 2021
    The Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided tour of the opulent Château de Malmaison—home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.


    Perhaps, join a Guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French kings.

    EVENING CRUISE TO PARIS

    (B,L,D)
  14. Day 14
    PARIS
    Mon, Sep 13, 2021
    Cafés, Cathedrals,andCanvases in the city of Light

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    CLASSIC Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Île de la Cité, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter, and more, OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Tour, that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, and the famous Champs-Élysées.


    Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS

    (B,L,D)
  15. Day 15
    PARIS–VENICE, ITALY
    Tue, Sep 14, 2021
    Say goodbye to the Avalon portion of your vacation after breakfast and fly to Venice. Your Local Host will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.

    (B)
  16. Day 16
    VENICE
    Wed, Sep 15, 2021
    Your guided sightseeing in Venice includes St. Mark’s Square, inside visits of the Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs.

    (B)
  17. Day 17
    VENICE
    Thu, Sep 16, 2021
    Your Local Host has many suggestions for your day at leisure.

    (B)
  18. Day 18
    VENICE–ROME
    Fri, Sep 17, 2021
    Travel by high-speed train (First Class) to Rome

    (B)
  19. Day 19
    ROME
    Sat, Sep 18, 2021
    With your included guided sightseeing visit St. Peter’s Square, and go inside the Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Roman Forum.

    (B)
  20. Day 20
    ROME
    Sun, Sep 19, 2021
    A full day at leisure in Rome. Your Local Host will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.

    (B)
  21. Day 21
    ROME
    Mon, Sep 20, 2021
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

Countries Visited

France, Italy

Rivers Visited

Rhone, Saone, Seine

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Inclusions

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Sightseeing & Activities:

Day 1 Port St. Louis (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Arles: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop

Day 3 Avignon: guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes

Day 4 Viviers: guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral

Day 5 Tournon–Vienne: guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Vienne

Day 6 Lyon: guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill

Day 7 St. Jean de Losne: cheese tasting on board

Day 8 St. Jean de Losne (Disembarkation)–Beaune–Dijon–Paris (Embarkation): visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; TGV train from Dijon to Paris; onboard welcome reception

Day 9 Vernon–Les Andelys: choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle; choice of guided walk, or guided hike in Les Andelys; on board crêpes tasting

Day 10 Caudebec: excursion along the “Normandy Abbeys Route”

Day 11 Caudebec: full-day excursions to Normandy landing beaches, or “A Taste of Normandy” excursion

Day 12 Rouen: choice of guided walk, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral or bike tour

Day 13 Conflans–Paris: choice of guided excursions to Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s Château de Malmaison

Day 14 Paris: choice of guided sightseeing, or historic sights on “Heart of Paris” walking tour

Day 15 Paris–Venice, Italy: flight to Venice

Day 16 Venice: guided sightseeing, visit St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doges’ Palace and the Bridge of Sighs

Day 17 Venice: full day at leisure

Day 18 Venice–Rome: travel by high-speed train (First Class) to Rome

Day 19 Rome: guided sightseeing, visit St Peter’s Square and Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, Roman Forum

Day 20 Rome: full day at leisure

Day 21 Rome: your vacation ends this morning



Accommodation Information

Dates and Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Avalon Waterways, not included in the pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $300. Required intra-vacation air segments: Paris/Venice. Air prices were effective on April 6, 2020, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Port charges:
$392

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included for Avalon portion only.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Prices shown include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Avalon Waterways

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

WELCOME ABOARD

New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:

  • Social distancing throughout embarkation
  • Mandatory health screening, including touch-free temperature-check, for all guests and crew
  • Luggage disinfection prior to onboarding (with crew wearing gloves and masks)

FRESH AIR, INSIDE AND OUT:

In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE:

New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:

  • Reducing ship capacity as required for more space on board per guest
  • Introducing more dining venues for more dining space per person
  • Crew wearing masks for the duration of the cruise during any guest interaction
  • Providing masks for guests to wear during any event where social proximity could become an issue, including disembarkation for excursions and safety drills
  • Adjusting ratio of guides and coaches for excursions, as required

NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS:

  • Electrostatic disinfecting systems
  • UV disinfecting systems

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS:

Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:

  • More hand-sanitizing stations throughout the ship
  • Required use of hand-sanitizing stations when leaving the ship, returning to the ship and entering dining venues as well as entering each public/common space
  • Self-serve stations, including buffets, drinks, specialty coffees and snacks have been replaced with crew service
  • All buffets (breakfast and lunch) replaced by a full range of á la carte menu choices
  • Hourly (or more frequent) disinfection of all public areas

COMMITMENT TO THE CLEANEST SHIPS:

Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:

  • Deep disinfection of each stateroom between cruises, including:
    • Use of disinfectants and cleaning materials that meet the highest standards
    • Soft goods in each stateroom (mattress, sofa, window coverings, chairs, etc.) disinfected between cruises
  • Disinfection of all dining areas between meals
  • Disinfection of all shared items like umbrellas, bicycles and other Adventure Center items
  • Disinfection of all goods prior to loading on the ship
  • Ongoing crew training in protective equipment use and hygiene

FOCUS ON CREW HEALTH:

Ensuring a healthy crew, including:

  • Medical certificate required prior to start of contract
  • Daily temperature checks
  • Social distancing in crew living quarters
  • Regular health screenings

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Ship Information

Tapestry II


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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.6
Itinerary
4.6
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

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Ratings based off 64 reviews - currently showing 20 reviews with comments only

Our river cruise was excellent especially visiting Omaha Beach which was the highlight of the whole experience. We enjoy meeting people from all over the world. The food was superb and our room was very comfortable.

Love Avalon river cruises. This was our third and we love it!!

All good. Stop at a gift shop in Normandy would be nice.

Avalon tours run smoothly. The ships, food, excursions, etc. are all first class.

Great trip, great service, couldn't visit Rouen because of a chemical fire, which we really missed. Had to stay on the boat at another small town because of this issue. Would have rather sailed more. This trip was pricey but we enjoyed it. Trip was suppose to include WiFi on the coaches but we did not have access to WiFi at all.

The entire trip was incredible with the exception of one excursion. We not only took this trip for our 50th Anniversary but the experience of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day was of equal importance as my wife and I both had relatives involved in the campaign. The excursion for that purpose was a tremendous disappointment. The entire day was dedicated for that excursion, so we anticipated we would stop for lunch. During the morning leg of the tour we made a stop for more than an hour at the British landing area to basically go to a museum and as the tour guide suggested, to shop for souvenirs. Lunch wound up being another long drawn out affair as we had a three course meal with coffee which encompassed more than another hour. In my opinion a box lunch with a beverage would have been totally appropriate and saved a lot of time. As we started our afternoon travel, the tour guide started complaining that we were behind schedule and would have to make up time somewhere. When we finally arrived at Omaha Beach, which should have been the focal point of the day, we were told we had to be back on the bus in 15 minutes. Mostly everyone on the bus were irritated at this announcement. As we entered Omaha Beach we passed what looked to be large museum with lots of artifacts in front. We drove right past it on the way in and again on the way out. This entire day tour was entirely mismanaged and poorly timed out. We did not go on this particular excursion to go shopping or for a 3 course meal as our priority. Our priority was to spend the majority of our time experiencing the D-Day Anniversary, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery. Very sad to not get what we expected.

We had a wonderful time on this trip. I am an experienced traveler although this was my first River Cruise. Rest assured it won't be my last. Ed has traveled in this country, but this was his first overseas adventure. He can't wait to go back. My only criticism is I would have preferred the extra days at the end of the trip instead of the beginning. After being awake all night(I don't sleep on planes), we were in no shape to tour museums, and they are closed on Mondays. If our two days were at the end of the trip, we would not have been tired on arriving from the ship and in better shape to tour that day. Other than that, we couldn't have been happier. The crew, the accommodations, the food, and the tours were all excellent. We are planning on making our next trip on Avalon.

I did not like that the back of the boat had a private party sign posted at least twice and may more so I could not access the coffe station and pastries. This is why I gave Avalon a agree instead of a strongly agree. Maybe I would try another cruise line.

Absolutely wonderful cruise!!! Accommodations were lovely and service by all crew was beyond what one might ever expect. The food was incredible and the waiters were so much fun. The excursions were very good! This historian who was on the cruise was extremely knowledgeable and the evening lectures very good!

A very well tenet mean and courteous staff that is willing to see to tour every need.

Vivian was wonderful - top notch for her service. She answered emails on weekends and days off. Could not have asked for more.

Avalon Tapestry II is a beautiful ship w generous rooms and balcony windows. Staff is courteous and very helpful.

We were treated like royalty! Everything was wonderful from start to finish. Lots of time to just relax and enjoy the view as we floated by.

Transportation from Paris airport to boat was delayed by at least an hour and no one could tell us why Little disappointed with food on the ship

While the crew, ship and itinerary met and sometimes exceeded my expectations, booking another trip with Avalon would depend on price and itinerary offered.

Avalon rocks!! After the flooding in Paris made it impossible to proceed with the published itinerary, we were give the choice to leave & receive a full refund or embark on a modified itinerary at a large discount. We chose to remain and are very glad we did. The staff went out of their way to ensure we still had a wonderful time and did it in a very organized & efficient manner. We will definitely travel with them again.

This was our 3rd Avalon cruise and hopefully will not be our last. Great company!

Avalon's Tapestry II is a new ship that reflects improvementrs over their earlier ships. These improvements are quite positive, from the increase in size of the rooms to the increase in size of the Bathrooms, all very difficult to accomplish on a River Ship that is limited in it's overrall size due to the Locks it must negoptiate on the Rivers. The Staff was warm, friendly and helpful and the food was very good..

Everything went exactly as planned and we really enjoyed the experience. The tour director and all of the guides were exceedingly helpful and the towns and sites that we visited were just excellent. We will definitely recommend this trip and Affordable Tours. Thank you

We had a wonderful time and we look forward to our next trip overseas. Thank you for assisting us on our Danube River Cruise, we cannot wait until our next trip!


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