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A journey of exquisite pleasures. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you. Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon’s lively river banks. 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, including a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel. And for those who wish for a more active exploration of the area, you can kayak on the tranquil Gardon River under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard; hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône; and pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind while in Lyon. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
Lyon to Avignon
Destination: Burgundy & Provence
To & From: Geneva to Avignon
Dates: May 5 – 14, 2023
Length: 10 Days
Ship: S.S. Catherine
Fly to Geneva, Switzerland
Arrive at airport in Geneva where you will be greeted by your group’s personal driver and transferred to your hotel for a 1-night stay
Transfer from Geneva to Lyon to board the S.S. Catherine.
Uniworld Featured Excursion: Burgundy landscapes, Beaune and the hospices or Mâcon walking tour.
Onboard Evening Event: Uniworld Captain’s Welcome Reception & Dinner
Uniworld Featured Excursions, Choice of: Lyon Capital of Gastronomy or Silk weavers walking tour or “Let’s Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour
Uniworld Featured Excursions, Choice of: Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with organ concert and wine tasting or “Let’s Go” Hermitage terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting
Uniworld Featured Excursion: Intimate Viviers “Village Day”
Uniworld Featured Excursions, Choice of: “Let’s Go” kayak ride on the Gardon river or Avignon walking tour with Palace of the Popes or Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct visit
Uniworld Featured Excursion: Arles walking tour
Onboard Evening Event: Uniworld Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or join the optional post-cruise extension to Paris, France.
Prices are per person based on two people per stateroom and include shipboard accommodations, round-trip economy class airfare from SFO or LAX, 1-night pre-cruise hotel, estimated port charges of $210 (subject to change), all scheduled airport transfers, onboard meals, gratuities, unlimited beverages of select wines, beers, and spirits, unlimited soft drinks, specialty coffee beverages and tea, complimentary Uniworld shore excursions, wines served with dinners provided by host winery, onboard wine program and limited travel management services. Prices do not include premium wine and spirits, Food & Wine Trails’ optional post-cruise program and shore tours, travel insurance, or all items of a personal nature. F&WT reserves the right to correct pricing errors or omissions. Prices will not increase after deposit received, except for fuel surcharges and any taxes, charges or levies imposed by government agencies.
Voted #1 River Cruise Line
by Travel + Leisure 2021 World’s Best Awards
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Uniworld is committed to building a fleet of ships that represents the absolute best in luxury river cruising, combining quality craftsmanship with high-tech innovations and custom-designed interiors. Their second Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, continues this proud tradition of excellence with sumptuous materials and meticulous attention to detail. The vessel’s opulent interiors include a two-story lobby with a specially commissioned Murano glass chandelier and whimsical life-size glass horse.
Deluxe Balcony staterooms and Suites on the Camargue Deck have open-air balconies that, with the touch of a button, will raise the glass to create a completely enclosed conservatory.