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

Burgundy & Provence

2022
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France ...more France
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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

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

“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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

Silverware
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.

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

Burgundy landscapes, Beaune and the hospices

or Mâcon walking tour

Mâcon walking tour

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.

Silverware
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.

Silverware
Meals Breakfast Buffet Lunch Dinner
Choice of: Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with organ concert and wine tasting

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

“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.

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

Intimate Viviers “Village Day”

Connoisseur Collection Truffle hunting & village of Grignan 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.

Silverware
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.

Silverware
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.

Silverware
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
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • 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; and free laundry service
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; and free laundry service
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.

Trusted Customer
Friday, December 2, 2022
Service
The travel specialists with whom I spoke were efficient and knowledgeable. They answered any questions I had and handled my flight details rapidly. Our Travel Director, Jorge Coelho, was excellent. His sense of humor, his vast store of historical facts, and his ability to manage any situation were all wonderful.
Vacation
The trip my daughter and I took to Portugal was great. We were given excellent expert guides , who exhibited a a great fondness for their native country, as well as a vast knowledge of the history of Portugal. Our travel director, Jorge Coelho, was excellent. His sense of humor, his vast knowledge of history, and his ability to manage any situation were admirable.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Service
good job!!
Vacation
great taste of the UK and Ireland. I would return for more concentrated tours. Guide was informative and congenial. Driver excellent. Group was too big -- 47. Too many add-ons, however.
Anthony Giannone
Monday, November 28, 2022
Service
Eve was really great! Very professional and socially gifted.Ive also made new friends and the places we went were fantastic. The only drawback was we were kind of of rushing around a bit. I would definitely use your services for future travel.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Spanish Wonder trip! It sounds like a very memorable vacation. Thank you for writing a review. We appreciate your feedback. We look forward to helping you plan and book your next vacation as soon as you are ready to travel again! Take care!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Wonderful, Eve was a great host.The places we'ce visited were spectacular, and the shows/dinners were wonderful.
Gregory Szymanski
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Service
We were dropped off at the wrong hotel from the airport. The hotel in Dublin was not located where we could take advantage of shopping and dining in the city. This was especially bad since we stayed there 2 nights. I think every stop should include a free excursion or tour. Hardly any time to enjoy Belfast and the Titanic exhibits. I think an excursion in London itself should have been offered
Vacation
Too much time on the road, too little time at certain stops. Stopping at Bath but not including a tour of the Roman baths seemed chintzy
Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Service
When booking, there were some errors and inconsistencies/disorganization in regard to information on file and on receipts, but employees quickly straightened it out.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring Spain! We are glad we were able to help you plan and book this memorable vacation. Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We appreciate your comments.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
The sites and experiences were not only the perfect taste of the country, but they felt unique, comprehensive and special. The tour guide and driver from Trafalgar were fantastic. Professional, knowledgeable and pleasant... they made the experience unforgettable.
G. Gruber
Friday, November 25, 2022
Service
Had a flight change but wasn’t an issue. Did have to hoof it a bit to get through the passport check! Otherwise smooth travels. Thank you for honoring the initial cost since the trip had to be rescheduled!
Response from Grand European Travel:
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your Scandinavian experience. Seeing the Northern Lights is nothing short of spectacular! Thank you so much for writing a review. Your comments are very much appreciated.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Good balance of free time and “managed” time. Our driver Tomas did a fantastic time keeping us safe. Our guide Gwen took care of our needs and this in spite is f Mother Nature. We had snowy days, clearer days and saw the northern lights our last day above the Arctic Circle. Because there wasn’t enough snow to do some of the optionals…we did not lack with the friendly folks in Finland and Norway. Each place had something special to it. So glad I made this trip.
Sandra Yoakum
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Service
Randy Fay made the whole trip including the air travel very easy to book.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so excited to hear you enjoyed your European Whirl tour! Randy is an awesome travel specialist, so we love hearing that you enjoyed working with him. We appreciate your feedback. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Happy Travels!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Outstanding tour director and coach driver made the fast paced trip possible and enjoyable.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Service
Designed an excellent tour with iconic sites and an informative tour guide who gave us personal attention. Historic background was excellent
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to London and Paris. So many sites to see and enjoy! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback. Take care!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
Well organized, very informed tour guide. Sits selected we’re iconic and representive of the countries and culture
Thomas Marshall
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Service
The guides and tour directors were excellent. The tour covered everything we wanted to see in Egypt.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like you really enjoyed seeing the Best of Egypt. We are so happy to hear that! Thank you for letting us help you plan and book this amazing trip. We truly appreciate your business and your feedback.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Vacation
The customer service person worked with me to get the most out of our trip.
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