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Burgundy & Provence - Savings

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Departs
Sunday, 24th June 2018
Ship
Catherine
Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Pricing is From and Per Person
Cabin Type Rate
Category 4 - Riverview Stateroom

Please note, while prices and inclusions are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to changes in cruise line policies and pricing and due to currency fluctuations. Currency surcharges may apply. Please check details of price and inclusions at time of booking.

Special Validity Dates

Special is valid from 8th November 2017 to 31st December 2017.

Special Inclusions

- 7 night river cruise onboard S.S. Catherine
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- Excursions led by local experts
- All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, specialty coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
- Onboard Gratuities

BONUS:
- Save 30%

Special Conditions

Valid for sales until 31 Dec 2017, unless sold out prior. Prices are cruise only, per person, twin share in NZD. Other stateroom categories not listed may be available at a surcharge. Subject to availability at time of booking. Airfares, hotel accommodation and transfers are additional (unless otherwise specified). Valid for new bookings only. Cancellation and amendments fees may apply. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. SAVINGS offer: is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2018 itineraries and departure dates only. Savings has been discounted from fares, no further discount applies. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Savings vary by itinerary, departure date and category of accommodations. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer or programme, except River Heritage Club savings/benefits. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.

Cruise Description

7 Night cruise departing from Lyon to Avignon onboard SS Catherine.

Day 1 – Lyon (embark)
Embark the ship.

Day 2 – Macon (Beaune)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS:
Beaune, Hospices de Beaune

Beaune may not be a large town, but it brims with history, a wealth of splendid regional architecture and incredible food. You’ll recognize the Hospices de Beaune immediately by its fabulous multicolored tile roof—it’s a symbol of Burgundy. Learn about Burgundy’s celebrated wines on an excursion here, where monks have been making and selling wine to support their charitable work since the 15th century. Celebrate the evening at the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Day 3 – Lyon
FEATURED EXCURSIONS:
Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Lyon tour OR exclusive silk weavers walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Lyon peninsula bike tour, and exclusive Lyon “Illuminations” tour

Situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, and with roots stretching back over 2,000 years to the days of Julius Caesar, Lyon is a place of fascinating dualities. You have your choice of ways to explore this city of contrasts. Foodies will want to delve into France’s capital of gastronomy with a guided tour of Les Halles, Lyon’s world-famous food market, taking in a tantalizing array of elaborate food stalls, bars and restaurants. In addition to being known for its culinary heritage, Lyon is also known for its history with silk—at one time, almost a third of the city’s population were silk weavers—so for those who enjoy this dignified fabric, you’ll be delighted to discover its heritage, and you’ll even have a chance to see a Jacquard loom in use. For a more active exploration of the city, pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind. Cap the day off on an evening tour showcasing the best way to see the city’s architectural heritage, with over 100 sites illuminated.

Day 4 – Tournon, Tain l'Hermitage
FEATURED EXCURSIONS:
Choice of Tournon and Tain-I’Hermitage village stroll with wine tasting OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting

Nestled on opposite sides of the river in the heart of the Côtes du Rhône, the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage are an ideal destination for wine connoisseurs. 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. If you prefer to explore the Hermitage vineyards more actively, then take a guided hike through the steepest vineyards on the Rhône, where the world-famous wines are produced. After you’ve seen how the grapes are grown, taste the fruit that has been transformed by the vintners’ craft into legendary wine.

Day 5 – Viviers
FEATURED EXCURSIONS:
Exclusive intimate Viviers “Village Day”

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 can go inside the cathedral to hear a recital of music by Puccini, Bach and Handel. Before returning to the ship, spend time enjoying some local activities. You have a choice to learn the art of clay pot making at a demonstration, and then be treated to an aperitif of the local favorites, such as olives, rosé wine and apricot juice, or you can enjoy your aperitif at a private mansion in the village.

Day 6 – Avignon
FEATURED EXCURSIONS:
Avignon walking discovery tour with choice of Palace of the Popes OR Pont du Gard OR choice of exclusive “Off the Beaten Path” Avignon walking discovery tour, and exclusive guided “Go Active” kayak ride on the Gardon River

Avignon—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is endlessly inviting; cafés and boutiques line tree-shaded squares enlivened with street performers. Discover the city built by the Avignon papacy with your guide, including the vast Palace of the Popes, or visit the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard built by the Romans 2,000 years ago. If you prefer to see a different side of the city, join a local expert to venture “off the beaten path.” Discover the city’s picturesque hidden alleys and secret squares, strolling from enchanting Place Crillon to the Jewish quarter, and end at Place Pie, in the old city centre, home to Avignon’s famous market hall. Here you’ll want to stroll through, as there is a treasure trove of Provençal delicacies on display. Later in the day, you can also “Go Active” by paddling a kayak on the tranquil Gardon River. Note: The kayak ride on the Gardon River is only available for May through September departure dates.

Day 7 – Tarascon (Arles or Tarascon)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS:
Choice of Arles walking discovery tour OR Tarascon walking discovery tour

Vincent van Gogh found inspiration in Arles and you will, too. Under the spell of the Provençal light and the vivid colours of nature, he spent a period of impassioned work under these bright sunny skies. As you explore the capital of the Camargue region with your local expert, see Van Gogh’s Arles, as well as a fascinating wealth of Roman monuments, such as the Amphitheatre and Constantine’s baths. You can also explore the city's expansive open-air food market, where you will find plenty of local delicacies, including Burgundian and Jura cheeses, heirloom vegetables, honey, and sausages. For those who wish to discover another wonderful town along the Rhône, visit Tarascon, home to the oldest producer of French-made indiennes, Souleiado, established in 1806. In the evening, enjoy a festive Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner. Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Beaune on the onward direction cruise (Avignon to Lyon).

Day 8 – Avignon (disembark)

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
24/06/18 Lyon, France
25/06/18 Beaune, France
26/06/18 Lyon, France
27/06/18 Tournon, France
28/06/18 Viviers, France
29/06/18 Avignon, France
30/06/18 Tarascon, France
01/07/18 Avignon, France
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

Available Sailing Dates