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Burgundy & Provence (2024) (Lyon to Arles)

From Lyon, France to Arles, France
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sun, Jul 28, 2024
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Departure
Jul 28, 2024
Arrival
Aug 04, 2024

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River Cruise Itinerary

Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures. Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh. Visit Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes. Experience “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers. And for those who wish for a more active exploration of the area, you can hike the vineyards of the Rhône and pedal through Lyon, a city designed with bike riders in mind. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.

  1. Day 1
    Lyon (Embark)
    Sun, Jul 28, 2024
    Arrive at Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Lyon
    Mon, Jul 29, 2024
    Ancient Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts, from Roman roots to stunning modern architecture and plenty of Renaissance flair in between. There's much to explore here, from the city's bike paths to the silk weavers' secret passageways. While you're in town, you might like to have lunch on your own at one of the many traditional bouchons that proliferate in the epicenter of French gastronomy.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Mâcon (Beaune)
    Tue, Jul 30, 2024
    The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s wine trade, Beaune is renowned for its history, beauty, and highly prized wine, as well as its medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune.
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Tain-l’Hermitage (Tournon)
    Wed, Jul 31, 2024
    If you love fine wine, you’ll love the twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage. Tournon may be a small town, but stirring events took place here: A castle was raised on the hilltop in the 10th century to protect the region, and new fortifications were added over the centuries, including two “new” towers built to defend against Protestant attacks in the 16th century. You’ll see the handsome houses constructed by wealthy merchants and garrison officers when you walk through the Rue de Doux area, and you’ll pass the 14th-century church and the oldest secondary school in France.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Viviers
    Thu, Aug 01, 2024
    An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied past that goes back more than 1,600 years—and a splendid architectural heritage to match. At one time, Viviers was divided along religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper part of the town, the laity in the lower part. Your exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make your way to the riverbank.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Avignon
    Fri, Aug 02, 2024
    The walled city of Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France, with a host of historic gems to explore—including the fortress residence of rebellious popes who broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much more today, or have the chance to visit a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Arles
    Sat, Aug 03, 2024
    Explore a sun-drenched Provençal town today with an allure all its own. Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there. Arles has existed since the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks founded it and named it Theline. It was here that the Romans built their first bridge across the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route between Italy and Spain.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Arles (Disembark)
    Sun, Aug 04, 2024
    Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to the Marseille Airport for your flight home.
    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

France

Rivers Visited

Rhone, Saone

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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
4.6
Accommodations
4.6
Itinerary
4.5
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.7
Value for Money
4.5

Ratings based off 32 reviews - currently showing 14 reviews with comments only

This was our 4th Uniworld cruise and each has been a memorable experience. Staff and menu are both important aspects of a cruise, and Uniworld excels in both areas. Decor of both public areas and cabins is unique and tasteful, adding a special flavor to the cruise experience. Our cruise director on the SS Catherine was exception in terms of knowledge and service.

The trip up the Rhone River more than met our expectations (except it rained more than we liked!). It was a marvelous trip that the eight of us (four couples) enjoyed very much,

During COVID we were unsure about all the rules of the trip. Everything turned out OK. This cruise was above our expectations for itinerary, accommodations, food, and safety. Visiting southern France felt like being among friends. They appreciated us being there and we had an amazing time. This is our 5th trip with Uniworld and most of our fellow cruisers were also repeats.

Uniworld continues to provide an exceptional level of service. The food and beverages were excellent. The included excursions were very well done with relatively small groups and very entertaining local guides. This was our 5th Uniworld cruise and we were so happy that they continue to offer the personal attention and quality that we have grown to expect. This itinerary had a nice balance of some daytime sailing and very interesting excursions.

Uniworld provides a great river cruise experience. Lovely boat, great food, good tours, and terrific staff.

Our Uniworld river cruise, Provence to Burgundy, was everything we expected and more. Their Masterpiece excursions are exceptional. We also loved not having to tip as it was included in our package.

This was our first experience using Affordable Tours. Treena, our agent, was most helpful and provided much guidance as we navigated our way through all the procedures and processes needed to travel overseas. Treena answered all our questions and was readily available and at our service. Excellent service and always very professional.

Trip of a lifetime. Highly recommend. Everything was beyond my greatest expectations.

Excellent trip. Boat was five star plus. Staff was beyond excellent. Tours and guides were excellent. Food and entertainment were excellent. Highly recommend.

If you want delicious meals, white glove service, a friendly crew, conveniences of a modern ship, cruise with Uniworld on the SS Catherine!

The trip, itinerary, accommodations, tours, staff and food were outstanding. Learned so much and guides were awesome .

Uniworld is amazing! We loved the river baroness, however, ss Catherine was more exceptional

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