Grand France - Wine Appreciation

Arles to Paris

with Avalon Waterways

This river cruise holiday showcases France’s charm, breathtaking views, and rich history, with a Master of Wine accompanying you, with presentations, tastings, and wine pairings along the way.

France 24 October 2023 From $8615 pp share twin

About Avalon Waterways 
Beyond the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored – your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe,  Avalon Choice℠ selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities.

When you prefer to explore on your own, Avalon Waterways provide their recommendations, information and gear you need from the new Adventure Centre and AvalonGO Mobile App.  When back on board, the flexibility doesnt end, with Flex Dining – where onboard dining dispenses with strict seating times and limited restaurant options. Choose the onboard dining venue that suits your mood – from a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Grill to an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled dining room.

Last but not least, one we love about Avalon Waterways is the cabin design – if you are booking a balcony cabin, the beds face to the water – why look at a wall with all that scenery floating by.

Day 1: Arles (Embarkation)
Day 2: Arles
Day 3:  Avignon
Day 4:  Viviers
Day 5:  Tournon
Day 6: Lyon
Day 7: Tournus – St. Jean De Losne
Day 8: Chalon-Sur-Saone – Paris (embark new ship)
Day 9: Vernon
Day 10: Cauderbec
Day 11: Excursions to Normandy
Day 12: Rouen
Day 13: Conflans
Day 14: Paris
Day 15: Paris (Disembarkation)

* 14 night river cruise Arles to Paris with Avalon Waterways in a Deluxe Stateroom, Category E
* All meals onboard your cruise
* Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner daily
* Complimentary WiFi throughout the Ship
* Cruise Director, Local Guides and Excursion Driver Gratuities included
* Onboard local entertainment
* Professional Cruise Director & Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions
* Special Master of Wine lectures, wine pairings with dinners, tastings and tours ashore

Your Bonus
* Included Shore Excursions with your choice of Classic, Active or Discovery experiences
* Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore

Where will my cabin be?
Deluxe Staterooms on the lower decks of the ship, providing bay windows that give you a view right at water level. Ask us today about upgrading to Avalons stunning Panorama Suites that offer a wall to wall panoramic window, that opens to transform the living space into a large open air balcony.

Travel dates
24 October 2023

Book by
Until sold out

From $8615 pp share twin, Deluxe Stateroom, Category E
Subject to availability at time of booking

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes your cruise fare based on a share twin/double basis in NZ$, based on a Deluxe Stateroom, Category E, and known Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities included. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions, please discuss with your Ocean Escapes consultant. Please discuss full Terms and Conditions of this offer with Ocean Escapes. Deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation.  Prices correct as at 29 April 2022 and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Other conditions may apply.