Grand France (Southbound) on Avalon Tapestry II
Day 1 Paris (Embarkation): Onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Vernon–Les Andelys: Choice of excursions to Giverny or Bizy Castle or walk with your Adventure Host; choice of guided walk or guided hike in Les Andelys; onboard crêpe tasting and Pastry DemonstrationDay 3 Caudebec: Choice of excursion along the "Normandy Abbeys Route" or bike with your Adventure HostDay 4 Caudebec: Choice of full-day excursions to Normandy landing beaches or 'A Taste of Normandy' excursionDay 5 Rouen: Choice of guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit the cathedral or bike tourDay 6 Conflans: Choice of excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise or excursion to Napoleon and Josephine's Chteau de Malmaison or bike with your Adventure HostDay 7 Paris: Choice of guided sightseeing or historic sights of the 'Heart of Paris' walking tour or walk with your Adventure HostDay 8 Paris (Disembarkation)–Dijon–Beaune–St. Jean de Losne (Embarkation): High-speed train from Paris to Dijon; motorcoach transfer to Beaune and visit to the Hôtel-Dieu; onboard welcome receptionDay 9 Mcon: Leisurely cruising; onboard cheese tastingDay 10 Lyon: Choice of guided sightseeing with picture stop on Fourvière Hill or bike with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture Day 11 Lyon: Culinary tourDay 12 Tournon–Viviers: Guided walk in Tournon; guided walk in Viviers, visit the Old Town and the cathedralDay 13 Avignon: Guided sightseeing, visit to the Palace of the PopesDay 14 Arles: Choice of guided sightseeing in Arles, visit the Roman Amphitheatre, or painting workshop or walk with your Adventure HostDay 15 Port St. Louis (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river with two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living space into river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning in your window-facing Comfort Collection bed to enchanting scenery. Onboard amenities and services include complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare. The Avalon Tapestry II weaves a wonderful river cruise experience from ship to shore.