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Burgundy & Provence

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Tour Pace: Leisurely
Provence
Tour Style: Boutique River Cruises
9 Days from $2,799 per person

Cruise the serene 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 the lively Les Halles food market in Lyon.

Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite all-inclusive journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you.  While in Arles, discover a Roman amphitheater still in use after millennia. Visit Avignon's majestic Palace of the Popes. Enjoy a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel while in enchanting Viviers. Spend time in Beaune, the wine capital of the region, and taste the Côtes du Rhône wines while at the Hermitage vineyards.

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  1. Board your overnight flight to Europe (not included).

  2. Arrive at Marseille International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship docked in Avignon.

    meal(s):Dinner
  3. Arles has a number of sites associated with Vincent van Gogh and some fascinating ancient Roman monuments to explore. Or visit Tarascon and its medieval church, beautiful Renaissance palace, and museum devoted to the region’s distinctive textiles. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  4. Enjoy a tour of Avignon—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—before venturing inside the grand Palace of the Popes. Or explore a different side of the city on a tour that takes you “off the beaten path.” Another alternative is a guided kayak ride that ventures beneath the Pont du Gard, built by the Romans 2,000 years ago.

    Note: The kayak ride on the Gardon River is only available for May–September departure dates.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  5. Viviers retains much of its medieval character and charm, with narrow lanes and historic structures. See the sights on foot, then climb Rue du Château to take in the view from the 12th-century St. Vincent Cathedral. Afterwards, you may enter the cathedral to enjoy a recital of music by Puccini, Bach and Handel.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  6. You'll have an opportunity to experience this famous wine district in one of two ways. Explore Tournon and its historic castle, then cross over the suspension bridge to Tain l’Hermitage to taste Côtes du Rhône wines. Or choose a guided hike through the Hermitage vineyards and a tasting of local wines.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  7. Delve into France’s capital of gastronomy with a tour of Lyon’s famous food market, or opt for a tour of the Quartier St. Jean, where you'll meet an artisan who specializes in silk weaving. For something more active, do your sightseeing by bicycle. This evening, enjoy a special "Illuminations” tour of the city.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  8. Learn about Burgundy’s celebrated wines on an excursion to the Hospices de Beaune, where monks have been making and selling wine to support their charitable work since the 15th century. You’ll also have a chance to browse the stalls of Beaune’s expansive open-air market. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

    Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Arles on the reverse direction cruise (Lyon to Avignon).

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch & Captain's Farewell Reception & Gala Dinner
  9. Disembark the ship and transfer to the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay with a visit to Paris.

    meal(s):Breakfast
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  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • Professional Cruise Management Professional Cruise Management
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • All Gratuities All Gratuities
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • Six-Star Ships Six-Star Ships

Taste

  • 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, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water

Travel

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the striking S.S. Catherine
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days

Explore

  • 1 country
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks

Experience

  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Vincent van Gogh’s Troubled Destiny”
  • Exclusive Connoisseur Collection on select summer departures
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# Solo Friendly Departures. Single Supplement waived on these dates. Call for details. 

* These departures operate in reverse.

+ Connoisseur Collection on these departures

NOTE: Flights must arrive between 5am and 5pm and depart between 6am and 6pm. Airport arrival and departure transfers are included on arrival and departure days only.

Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

Price shown is per person based on two people sharing a twin bedded Stateroom and cruise in category 5 Cabin. Single rooms are available at a supplement.  Cabin upgrades available at a supplement. Port Charges included for 2017 only. 2018 port charges are an additional $140 per person. 

Early Booking and Pay in Full Discounts vary based on Stateroom category. Must Pay in Full at time of booking to receive Early Payment Discount. 

AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift!  Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details. 

Frequent Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the price of the vacation.

Special Discounts and Promotions: At times we offer discounted departures. These discounts are valid for new bookings only and are not combinable with any other discounts other than our Frequent Traveler Discount and $100 AARP Member Discount. Other restrictions may apply, please call for details.

Cancellation Penalties: 90-60 days prior to departure: 35%; 59-30 days prior to departure: 50%; 29-1 days prior to departure: 80%; Day of departure: 100%.

Length: 443 ft / Width: 37.5 ft / Voltage: 110/220 volts / Guests: 159 / Staff: 57

Suite: 6 (305 sq ft - 410 sq ft) / Staterooms: 74 (120 sq ft - 194 sq ft) / Rivers: Saone River, Rhone River

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. Our 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.

Click HERE to view a PDF of ship facts.

Staterooms

Royal Suite

Lavishly appointed riverview royal suite (401 sq ft - 38 sq m) with an open-air balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen 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

Triple accommodation option available. The sofa converts into a comfortable bed to accommodate a third person 

Marble bathroom includes L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes 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® of England beds, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, and safe

Triple accommodation option available. The sofa converts into a comfortable bed to accommodate a third person 

Marble bathroom includes L’Occitane en Provence and Hermes 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

Category 1

Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom (194 sq ft - 18 sq m) with open-air balcony

Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, generous built-in closets, hair dryer, individual climate-control thermostat, direct-dial telephone, flatscreen TV with infotainment center, and safe

Marble bathroom includes: L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, special towel warmers, backlit magnifying mirror, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes and slippers

Features & Amenities

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, along with a menu of pillow options.

Our meticulously designed ships feature enticing public areas and luxurious amenities, including a lounge with full-service bar, well-equipped fitness center, restaurant, Serenity River Spa, and a Sun Deck where you can relax and take in the ever-changing views. 

Lounge

Leopard Lounge

Restaurant

Pool

Van Gogh Lounge

Bar du Leopard

  • U.S. citizens traveling to France must have a current passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. No visa is required for U.S. citizens entering France.

  • The currency in France is the Euro (€). While it’s a good idea to bring some euros for when you first arrive in France, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate when you arrive in your destination.  The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks in France. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Keep in mind that your shoulders and knees should be covered while visiting religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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Add An Optional Cruise Extension Package:

Paris

Included in your 3-day stay:

  • 2 nights at the Marriott Opera Ambassador (or similar)
  • Breakfast daily and all service charges, taxes, and porterage
  • Paris city tour
  • English-speaking expert
  • All transfers

From $1,099 per person (single supplement $679)
Note: This extension is for cruises that begin or end in Lyon.

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