Burgundy, the River Rhône & Provence River Cruise - MS Lord Byron

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Flavours of France

From the lush slopes of the scenic winelands to the sun-baked hills of Provence and the wild beauty of the Ardèche Gorges to the medieval splendour of Avignon, enjoy a fascinating cruise to one of the most picturesque corners of France. We start in France’s gastronomic capital and explore the beautiful Saone and Rhône rivers, the preferred route of traders and invaders alike since the dawn of recorded history. Everywhere there are reminders of the Romans and the greatest empire of the ancient world.

Medieval discoveries

You will be staggered by the engineering genius of the staggering amphitheatre at Arles and the huge aqueduct at the Pont du Gard. Avignon was the seat of the Papacy during medieval times, heralding a century of greatness crowned by the absorbing Papal Palace and its stunning renaissance art collection. Van Gogh created arguably his greatest works in Provence and all this is set in some of France’s most stunning natural beauty – all waiting to be discovered on this wonderful cruise.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit to Beaune, centre of the Burgundy wine region and wine tasting
  • Cruise the spectacular Rhone valley
  • Guided tour of Lyon, second city of France and its gastronomic capital
  • Visit to charming Vienne
  • Tour of the astonishing Ardeche Gorges
  • Guided tour of Arles, with its extraordinary Roman remains and home of Vincent Van Gogh
  • Visit to the Pont du Gard
  • Tour of superbly preserved, medieval Avignon and the stunning Pope's Palace
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day
  • Services of a cruise director and tour manager
  • Standard class reserved seat on Eurostar from London St. Pancras with return rail connections on selected dates from more than 50 regional stations or return flights from selected airports (at a supplement)
  • Selected departures from April to October 2019

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