Multiple itineraries are available:
Day 1 Cote d'Azur
Travel to Nice where you will be met and transferred to the Côte d'Azur for one night at the Fairmont Monte Carlo (or similar), Monte Carlo.
Day 2 Côte d'Azur - Arles (Embarkation)
This morning, enjoy free time to explore further or join an optional excursion to Nice, the “Queen of the Riviera.” In the early afternoon, transfer by coach to Arles in the Provence region, where you’ll board your river cruise vessel. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception, then (daylight permitting) sail toward the mouth of the Rhône, with a unique opportunity to experience the tranquil vistas of Camargue National Park.
Day 3 Arles
Included today: Arles guided sightseeing. In Arles, capital of the Provence, join your local guide for a tour of the city. See the church of St. Trophime, dating from the 12th century, and visit the Roman Amphitheatre. Still used today, the amphitheatre dates to the 1st century, and was constructed to hold over 20,000 spectators. Vincent Van Gogh was inspired by the special light of the Provence and spent a very productive year in Arles.
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
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An iconic hotel nestled between Monte Carlo's famous casino and the Mediterranean. With 602 rooms and suites, the hotel also boasts three restaurants and numerous facilities that are sure to make your stay in the Principality of Monaco a memorable one. Official rating: 4 star.
Situated in the heart of Monte Carlo, ideally situated for sightseeing.
Evoke the glamour of the past at this stylish hotel that was featured in Hitchcock's 1955 film 'To Catch a Thief'. The hotel’s Belle Epoque façade overlooks the Bay of Cannes, with enviable sea views and a private beach. Official rating: 5 star
Located on the Boulevard de Croisette overlooking the Bay of Cannes.
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