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France ...more France

Locations

Avignon, Tarascon, Viviers, Tournon-sur-Rhône, Lyon, Mâcon ...more Avignon, Tarascon, Viviers, Tournon-sur-Rhône, Lyon, Mâcon

Burgundy & Provence

2021
8
Days
From
$2,099
7 reviews
Operated By Uniworld River Cruises

Countries

France ...more France

Locations

Avignon, Tarascon, Viviers, Tournon-sur-Rhône, Lyon, Mâcon ...more Avignon, Tarascon, Viviers, Tournon-sur-Rhône, Lyon, Mâcon

Arrive at Marseille International 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 docked in Avignon.

Meals Dinner

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 Buffet Lunch Welcome Dinner
Featured Excursions: Arles walking tour

Arles walking tour

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, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct.

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Avignon walking tour with Palace of the Popes

Avignon walking tour with Palace of the Popes

Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct visit

Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct visit

or "Let’s Go” kayak ride on the Gardon River

"Let’s Go” kayak ride on the Gardon River

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 Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Intimate Viviers “Village Day”

Intimate Viviers “Village Day”

Connoisseur Collection Truffle hunting & village of Grignan

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 Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting

Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting

or “Let's Go” Hermitage terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting

“Let's Go” Hermitage terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting

Connoisseur Collection Wine brotherhood ceremony at Château des Seigneurs de Tournon Chocolate and wine pairing

As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a bike ride—a great way to see the sights.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Lyon Capital of Gastronomy tour

Lyon Capital of Gastronomy tour

Silk weavers walking tour

Silk weavers walking tour

or “Let's Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour

“Let's Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour

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.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Farewell Dinner
Choice of: Burgundy landscapes, Beaune and the hospices

Burgundy landscapes, Beaune and the hospices

or Mâcon walking tour

Mâcon walking tour

Connoisseur Collection Wine tasting at Burgundy Estate

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 Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you can continue your adventure with an extension to Paris.

Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

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

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.

A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Welcome Dinner
Choice of: Mâcon walking tour

Mâcon walking tour

or Burgundy landscapes, Beaune and the hospices

Burgundy landscapes, Beaune and the hospices

Connoisseur Collection Wine tasting at Burgundy Estate

As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a bike ride—a great way to see the sights.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Lyon Capital of Gastronomy tour

Lyon Capital of Gastronomy tour

Silk weavers walking tour

Silk weavers walking tour

or “Let's Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour

“Let's Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour

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 Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting

Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting

or “Let's Go” Hermitage terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting

“Let's Go” Hermitage terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting

Connoisseur Collection Wine brotherhood ceremony at Château des Seigneurs de Tournon

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 Buffet Lunch Dinner
Featured Excursions: Intimate Viviers “Village Day”

Intimate Viviers “Village Day”

Connoisseur Collection Truffle hunting & village of Grignan Valrhona chocolate and wine pairing

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, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Avignon walking tour with Palace of the Popes

Avignon walking tour with Palace of the Popes

or Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct visit

Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct visit

Featured Excursions: "Let’s Go” kayak ride on the Gardon River

"Let’s Go” kayak ride on the Gardon River

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.

A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.

Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Farewell Dinner
Featured Excursions: Arles walking tour

Arles walking tour

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 Marseille International Airport for your flight home.

Meals Continental Breakfast Breakfast Buffet

Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.

Price Includes
Dining
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
Excursions
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Let's Go” and “Village Day” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
Accommodations
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the striking S.S. Catherine
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Experiences
  • 1 country: France
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour
  • Exclusive Connoisseur Collection on select summer departures
Ship Information
Grand Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview Grand Suite (410 sq ft - 38 sq m) with an open-air balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flat-screen TV with infotainment center, safe, separate spacious living room and a bathroom with a separate rain shower and tub, and a secluded toilet and bidet area
  • Marble bathroom includes Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Additional amenities and services include: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard
Suite
  • Lavishly appointed riverview suite (305 sq ft - 28.3 sq m) with an open-air balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, safe, direct-dial telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Triple accommodation option available. The sofa converts into a comfortable bed to accommodate a third person
  • Marble bathroom includes Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
  • Uniquely decorated and additional amenities and services, including: in-suite butler service; packing and unpacking assistance; in-room breakfast; daily fruit and cookie plate, and an elegant evening snack; Nespresso coffee machine and fine teas; fully stocked mini bar; bottle of wine upon arrival; shoe shine; free laundry service; and a special dinner in Bar du Leopard
Deluxe Balcony
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with open-air balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, safe, direct-dial telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom includes: Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
French Balcony
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with a French balcony
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, safe, direct-dial telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom includes: Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
Classic
  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (162 sq ft - 15 sq m)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, safe, direct-dial telephone and flat-screen TV with infotainment center
  • Marble bathroom includes: Asprey bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers
S.S. Catherine Deck Plan
Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

August 2021
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Classic
$4,999 $2,499
French Balcony
$6,199 $3,099
Deluxe Balcony
$6,699 $3,349
Suite
  $8,899
Grand Suite
  $10,999
Cruise Itinerary: Lyon to Avignon Ship(s): S.S. Catherine Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Classic
$5,999 $2,999
French Balcony
$7,199 $3,599
Deluxe Balcony
$7,699 $3,849
Suite
  $9,899
Grand Suite
  $11,999
Cruise Itinerary: Avignon to Lyon Ship(s): S.S. Catherine Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Classic
$5,999 $2,999
French Balcony
$7,199 $3,599
Deluxe Balcony
$7,699 $3,849
Suite
  $9,899
Grand Suite
  $11,999
Cruise Itinerary: Lyon to Avignon Ship(s): S.S. Catherine Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Classic
  $4,499
French Balcony
  $5,699
Deluxe Balcony
  $6,199
Suite
  $8,399
Grand Suite
  $10,499
Cruise Itinerary: Avignon to Lyon Ship(s): S.S. Catherine Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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September 2021
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Sep 12 Sun
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Classic
  $4,499
French Balcony
  $5,699
Deluxe Balcony
  $6,199
Suite
  $8,399
Grand Suite
  $10,499
Cruise Itinerary: Lyon to Avignon Ship(s): S.S. Catherine Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Classic
$4,799 $2,399
French Balcony
$5,999 $2,999
Deluxe Balcony
$6,499 $3,249
Suite
  $8,699
Grand Suite
  $10,799
Cruise Itinerary: Avignon to Lyon Ship(s): S.S. Catherine Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Sep 26 Sun
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Classic
  $4,799
French Balcony
  $5,999
Deluxe Balcony
  $6,499
Suite
  $8,699
Grand Suite
  $10,799
Cruise Itinerary: Lyon to Avignon Ship(s): S.S. Catherine Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Classic
  $4,499
French Balcony
  $5,699
Deluxe Balcony
  $6,199
Suite
  $8,399
Grand Suite
  $10,499
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Classic
  $4,799
French Balcony
  $5,999
Deluxe Balcony
  $6,499
Suite
  $8,699
Grand Suite
  $10,799
Cruise Itinerary: Lyon to Avignon Ship(s): S.S. Catherine Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
Today's Price Based on twin share
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Classic
$4,199 $2,099
French Balcony
$5,399 $2,699
Deluxe Balcony
$5,899 $2,949
Suite
  $8,099
Grand Suite
  $10,199
Cruise Itinerary: Avignon to Lyon Ship(s): S.S. Catherine Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Oct 24 Sun
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Classic
  $4,199
French Balcony
  $5,399
Deluxe Balcony
  $5,899
Suite
  $8,099
Grand Suite
  $10,199
Cruise Itinerary: Lyon to Avignon Ship(s): S.S. Catherine Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Classic
  $3,599
French Balcony
  $4,799
Deluxe Balcony
  $5,299
Suite
  $7,499
Grand Suite
  $9,599
Cruise Itinerary: Avignon to Lyon Ship(s): S.S. Catherine Prices exclude additional port charges of $200 per person
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Classic
  $3,199
French Balcony
  $4,399
Deluxe Balcony
  $4,899
Suite
  $7,099
Grand Suite
  $9,199
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Reviews
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Vacation
Independent Reviews
Gregory Gallagher Jr
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Service
Excellent service, attentiveness by staff, accommodations, quality of foods, meeting at airport, recovery of lost baggage, but more walking than anticipated.
Vacation
Highest level of travel experience
Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Service
Alyssa was courteous, informative and extremely friendly when making our reservations. Afterward, she assisted me in every way possible to make the experience wonderful.
Vacation
The ship and staff were superb but illness prevented me from fully enjoying the experience the way I wanted.
Mary Ann Young
Monday, September 10, 2018
Service
Service and attention to details was unsurpassed! Would definitely recommend to others and we do plan to travel with GET again!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We look forward to helping you plan that next trip! Thank you so much for your comments.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Vacation
We were originally scheduled for the Castles on the Rhine and then were transferred to the Rhone River Cruise. WE probably did not see many castles, but we loved seeing the culture, the country and the people of that part of France!
Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Service
Very responsive
Vacation
Excellent
Trusted Customer
Friday, May 1, 2015
Service
Staff was very helpful with answers to questions before trip and booking process was smooth.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Welcome home! Burgundy and Provence is one of the favorite cruises for our guests and we're so pleased to see that you enjoyed it as well. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments! Dee-Grand European Travel
Monday, May 4, 2015
Vacation
Everything was very well done: stateroom and common areas of ship, local tours and guides, food, logistics, staff, etc.
Trusted Customer
Monday, September 8, 2014
Service
All taken care of with efficiency
Vacation
Absolutely wonderful experience
Trusted Customer
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Service
Very through.
Vacation
Loved this river cruise - very elegant
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