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2020 2021

Avignon and the Pope's Palace

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# Trip

Avignon and the Pope's Palace

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Description

You will set out on foot for the guided tour of the old town of Avignon. With the Pope's Palace, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and a testimony to the city's past when it was known as the capital of Christianity back in the Middle-Ages, Avignon offers an impressive array of monuments. Along the Passage de l'Oratoire, you'll be able to admire the exteriors of the chapel, classified as a historic monument, where many events take place during the famous Avignon Festival. We'll move on to St Agricol street where you'll get to see the diocesan Church, the oldest in the city. We'll then stop by the Place de l'Horloge, which has always been the beating heart of Avignon. Cafés and restaurant terraces are now spread out where the Roman forum once stood. Right across, you will see the walls of the Town Hall and the theater that was built in the 19th century. We'll continue to the Place du Palais. This square is roughly 800 ft long and 160 ft wide. To the East stands the Pope's Palace which faces the baroque sculptures of the Papal mint. A large golden Virgin seems to be watching the Notre Dame des Doms cathedral while the elegant Renaissance inspiration on the outside walls of the Petit Palais are showing further back. Then, discover the Pope's Palace, the most important monument in the city. It's made of two parts: the old Palais of Pope Benedict XII (1334 - 1342), and the new Palais of his successor Pope Clement VI (1342 - 1352). Our visit will take you through the staterooms where numerous ceremonies and feasts took place, the chapels, the Pope's private apartments and the terraces which offer a wonderful panorama on Avignon and the Rhône river. Return on board on foot.

PLEASE NOTE

  • It is forbidden to take pictures inside the Pope's Palace.
  • It is necessary to climb up 500 steps inside the Pope's Palace.
  • Bags would be left in the luggage office.
  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • Times are approximate.
  • The order of the visits can change.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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Cruise along the North-South Axis from Amsterdam to Avignon (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 05/05/2020, 20/06/2020, ...
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AMSTERDAM - XANTEN - DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - WORMS - STRASBOURG - BASEL - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE - LYON - TOURNON - ARLES - AVIGNON

Let yourself be tempted by this charming cruise along  two mythical rivers, the Rhine and the Rhone. From the Netherlands via  France to Germany, you will enjoy 11 unforgettable days. Visit Amsterdam with its charming winding little canals creating an idyllic setting, and Mainz with its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Discover also Lyon and Arles, two UNESCO World Heritage cities willing to retale their history through pleasant walks or bike rides.

11 Days
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Departure 05/05/2020
Arrival 15/05/2020
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Departure 06/09/2021
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* Price based on double occupancy

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From Burgundy to the Camargue along the Saône and the Rhône Rivers (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 09/05/2020, 21/05/2020, ...
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LYON - MÂCON - VIENNE - ARLES - AVIGNON - VIVIERS - TOURNON - LYON

History and authenticity will be on the program throughout your cruise on the Rhone. You will discover cities with rich historical and cultural pasts such as Lyon with its famous 'traboules' - secret passages. Visit the Cluny Abbey, which has had an exceptional political, artistic and religious influence on Europe, then admire the castle of Tournon which stands upright on its majestic rock in the heart of the town and houses a museum labeled "Museum of France" since 1927.

8 Days
START IN 2020
Departure 07/04/2020
Arrival 14/04/2020
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Departure 15/06/2020
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Departure 03/07/2020
Arrival 10/07/2020
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Departure 05/10/2020
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Departure 06/04/2021
Arrival 13/04/2021
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 17/04/2021
Arrival 24/04/2021
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Departure 17/05/2021
Arrival 24/05/2021
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Departure 13/06/2021
Arrival 20/06/2021
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Departure 15/07/2021
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Departure 11/08/2021
Arrival 18/08/2021
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Departure 13/09/2021
Arrival 20/09/2021
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

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The gateway to Provence, the Camargue, the Rhône and the Saône (port-to-port cruise)

Next departures: 02/05/2020, 07/06/2020, ...
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MARTIGUES(1) - ARLES - AVIGNON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

From Martigues to Lyon via Arles, the Camargue, Avignon and Tain l'Hermitage, go on an unforgettable cruise. Discover Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage city, which retales 2,000 years of history through its old cobbled streets, as well as Avignon and its renowned Papal Palace.  

7 Days
Departure city
START IN 2020
Departure 09/04/2020
Arrival 15/04/2020
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Departure 21/04/2020
Arrival 27/04/2020
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Departure 07/06/2020
Arrival 13/06/2020
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Departure 08/06/2020
Arrival 14/06/2020
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Departure 20/06/2020
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Departure 20/07/2020
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Departure 31/03/2021
Arrival 06/04/2021
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Departure 07/04/2021
Arrival 13/04/2021
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 12/04/2021
Arrival 18/04/2021
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/05/2021
Arrival 05/06/2021
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Departure 23/07/2021
Arrival 29/07/2021
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Departure 04/08/2021
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Departure 10/10/2021
Arrival 16/10/2021
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

START IN 2020
Departure 09/04/2020
Arrival 15/04/2020
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Departure 21/04/2020
Arrival 27/04/2020
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Departure 02/05/2020
Arrival 08/05/2020
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Departure 07/06/2020
Arrival 13/06/2020
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 08/06/2020
Arrival 14/06/2020
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 20/06/2020
Arrival 26/06/2020
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Departure 20/07/2020
Arrival 26/07/2020
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Departure 17/10/2020
Arrival 23/10/2020
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START IN 2021
Departure 31/03/2021
Arrival 06/04/2021
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/04/2021
Arrival 13/04/2021
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 12/04/2021
Arrival 18/04/2021
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/05/2021
Arrival 05/06/2021
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Departure 23/07/2021
Arrival 29/07/2021
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Departure 04/08/2021
Arrival 10/08/2021
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Departure 16/08/2021
Arrival 22/08/2021
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Departure 10/10/2021
Arrival 16/10/2021
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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All the must-see sites on the Rhône between Lyon, Provence, and the Camargue with optional dinner at Paul Bocuse's (port-to-port cruise)

REF: LMY_INVPP ( reverse direction REF: LMY)
Next departures: 29/09/2020, 01/05/2021, ...
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LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - AVIGNON - ARLES(4) - VIVIERS - LYON

Discover the authentic Provence combining style and refinement, a cruise brimming with splendid scenery and great food as well as a once-in-a-lifetime evening at a Paul Bocuse restaurant.

7 Days
START IN 2020
Departure 21/04/2020
Arrival 27/04/2020
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Departure 27/04/2020
Arrival 03/05/2020
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Departure 09/05/2020
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Departure 03/06/2020
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Departure 09/06/2020
Arrival 15/06/2020
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Arrival 28/06/2020
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Departure 28/06/2020
Arrival 04/07/2020
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Departure 04/07/2020
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Departure 16/07/2020
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Departure 29/07/2020
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START IN 2021
Departure 13/04/2021
Arrival 19/04/2021
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Departure 19/04/2021
Arrival 25/04/2021
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 25/04/2021
Arrival 01/05/2021
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Departure 01/05/2021
Arrival 07/05/2021
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Departure 11/05/2021
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Departure 02/06/2021
Arrival 08/06/2021
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Departure 04/07/2021
Arrival 10/07/2021
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Departure 10/07/2021
Arrival 16/07/2021
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Arrival 28/07/2021
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Departure 28/07/2021
Arrival 03/08/2021
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Departure 09/08/2021
Arrival 15/08/2021
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Departure 15/08/2021
Arrival 21/08/2021
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Departure 21/08/2021
Arrival 27/08/2021
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Departure 27/08/2021
Arrival 02/09/2021
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Departure 06/09/2021
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Arrival 20/10/2021
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Departure 24/10/2021
Arrival 30/10/2021
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Departure 30/10/2021
Arrival 05/11/2021
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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All the must-see sites on the Rhône between Lyon, Provence, and the Camargue with optional dinner at Paul Bocuse's (port-to-port cruise)

REF: LMY ( reverse direction REF: LMY)
Next departures: 09/05/2020, 15/05/2020, ...
LMY_PP2

LYON - ARLES(2) - AVIGNON - VIVIERS - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - LYON

Discover the authentic Provence combining style and refinement, a cruise brimming with splendid scenery and great food as well as a once-in-a-lifetime evening at a Paul Bocuse restaurant.

7 Days
START IN 2020
Departure 21/04/2020
Arrival 27/04/2020
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Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Sold out
Departure 27/04/2020
Arrival 03/05/2020
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Departure 09/05/2020
Arrival 15/05/2020
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 15/05/2020
Arrival 21/05/2020
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Departure 03/06/2020
Arrival 09/06/2020
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Departure 09/06/2020
Arrival 15/06/2020
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Departure 22/06/2020
Arrival 28/06/2020
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Departure 28/06/2020
Arrival 04/07/2020
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Departure 04/07/2020
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Departure 13/04/2021
Arrival 19/04/2021
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Departure 19/04/2021
Arrival 25/04/2021
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Departure 25/04/2021
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Departure 01/05/2021
Arrival 07/05/2021
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Departure 11/05/2021
Arrival 17/05/2021
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Departure 02/06/2021
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Departure 08/06/2021
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Departure 04/07/2021
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Departure 28/07/2021
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Departure 09/08/2021
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