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Day 1 - ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE
Arrive in Paris and check in to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to start exploring this beautiful city.

Day 2 - PARIS - LYON - EMBARKATION
After checking out of your hotel, you will board the TGV high-speed train that will whisk you through the French countryside to Lyon. Nestled between the Saone and Rhone rivers, Lyon is one of France's most important cities and its gastronomic capital. Upon arrival, transfer to your luxurious ship, where you will gather with your fellow travelers at tonight's festive Welcome Dinner. (B,D)

Day 3 - LYON
Today, your panoramic tour of Lyon will take you past the Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi's Fountain, and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourviere, part of the city's historic region that is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the "Hill of Prayers," Fourviere is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame, ruins of an ancient Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below. The afternoon is free to enjoy however you wish. The ship departs for Belleville this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - BELLEVILLE - VIENNE
This morning's tour will take you through the enchanting Beaujolais wine region, also known as the Pays d'Or or "land of the golden stones," named for the richly colored limestone used to build local homes and castles. You will visit the medieval hilltop village of Oingt as well as the home of a local vintner who will invite you for a wine tasting and vineyard tour as he shares the history of the region's wine production. Return to the ship in the afternoon and continue cruising towards Vienne. Upon arrival, make the most of your free time and venture about on your own or simply unwind on board. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - VIENNE - TOURNON
Situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne's Roman past can be seen in its marvelously preserved ruins. This morning, take a walking tour and see an ancient Roman temple, the ruins of a Roman theater, and the medieval Abbey Church of St. Pierre, today an Archaeological Museum. Your ship departs at midday for Tournon. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - TOURNON - VIVIERS
Indulge in a decadent chocolate and red wine tasting today. Later, relax on board today as we cruise to Viviers. After arriving this evening, you may take a "Ghost Walk" tour through this medieval town, where colorful stories and local legends are brought to life by local residents. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - VIVIERS - AVIGNON
After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Grignan, a hilltop village surrounded by lavender fields. The village's Renaissance castle provides a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. You will also have the opportunity to visit a truffle farm and learn about truffle harvesting. Continue by motor coach to Avignon, site of the bridge made famous by the French children's song"On the Bridge of Avignon." Seven popes once resided in the magnificent Papal Palace, which you will visit during your walking tour. You will also see the wellpreserved medieval walls surrounding the historic center of town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As an alternative, take an excursion to the impressive Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of ancient engineering and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - AVIGNON - LES BAUX - ARLES
This morning, you will arrive in Arles and board a motor coach for an excursion to the village of Les Baux de Provence. The village's castle has a fascinating exhibit of medieval weapons. Later, visit an olive farm to learn about this age-old Provençal farming tradition. As an alternative, take the"Artist Experience" tour to the Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum, where Van Gogh once lived and painted such well-known works as The Irises and Starry Night. You will also visit the Carrieres de Lumieres, a stone quarry that projects Impressionist artwork on its walls, including many of Van Gogh's famous paintings. Late this afternoon, a city tour of Arles will show you the city's top sights including the Romanesque cathedral and Roman amphitheater. The ship moors overnight in Arles. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - ARLES - DISEMBARKATION - BARCELONA, SPAIN
Disembark your ship in Arles and transfer to Barcelona (B)

Day 10 - BARCELONA - PARIS
Bid farewell to Barcelona and board the TGV high-speed train to Paris for homeward fights. (B)

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Included Features
  • 1 night hotel in Paris, including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer to Lyon via high-speed TGV train
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside
  • Shore excursions in every port with personal headset included
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues
  • Unlimited red and white wines from France's great wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Motor coach from the ship in Arles to Perpignan and on to Barcelona
  • 1 night hotel in Barcelona, including daily buffet breakfast
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own
  • Services of a professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a nonsmoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All local taxes
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