8 Nights | Burgundy & Provence
From Côtes du Rhône to crêpes suzette and sun-glazed fields to Van Gogh’s Arles—this is a journey of exquisite pleasure for all your senses.
Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you. You’ll cruise the serene Rhône and Saône rivers on Uniworld’s striking Super Ship, S.S. Catherine, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to the hum and thrum of lively Lyon’s Les Halles food market—along the way.
Provençe, once an independent country, has retained a unique identity shaped by the Rhône delta, the welcoming Mediterranean coast, and a hospitable climate. Discover a Roman amphitheatre still in use after millennia. Ramble through markets erected on the cobbled squares of delightful villages, and visit the magnificent Palace of the Popes before entering beautiful Burgundy. Admire the Maison des Chevaliers (“House of Knights”) in picturesque Viviers and spend a morning in Beaune, the wine capital of the region, exploring a palatial medieval hospital where world-famous wine auctions have taken place for hundreds of years.
Come, explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence,” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Travellers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes, and wine connoisseurs.
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You will visit the following 6 places:
Lyon, a city in east-central France, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Lyon, also written Lyons in English, is the third largest city in France and centre of the second largest metropolitan area in the country. It is the capital of the Rhone-Alpes region and the Rhône département. It is known as a gastronomic and historical city with a vibrant cultural scene. It is also the birthplace of cinema.
Avignon is a commune in the Vaucluse department in southeastern France. The city is well known for its Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes), where several popes and antipopes lived from the early 14th to early 15th centuries. It is situated on the left bank of the Rhône, a few kilometres above its confluence with the Durance, about 580 km (360.4 mi) south-east of Paris, 229 km (142.3 mi) south of Lyon and 85 km (52.8 mi) north-north-west of Marseille. Avignon occupies a large oval-shaped area, not fully populated and covered in great part by parks and gardens. The historic centre, which includes the Palais des Papes, the cathedral, and the Pont d'Avignon, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The medieval monuments and the annual Festival d'Avignon have helped to make the town a major centre for tourism.
Macon (officially Macon–Bibb County) is a city located in the state of Georgia, United States. Nickname "the Heart of Georgia", the city is served by three interstate highways: I-16 (connecting the city to Savannah and coastal Georgia), I-75 (connecting the city with Atlanta to the north and Florida to the south), and I-475 (a city bypass highway). The city also has several institutions of higher education, as well as numerous museums and tourism sites. The area is served by the Middle Georgia Regional Airport and the Herbert Smart Downtown Airport.