A journey of exquisite pleasures.
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.
Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—from the medieval wonders of UNESCO-designated Avignon to Lyon’s lively river banks. Stroll the very streets of Arles made famous by Van Gogh. Visit Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes. Experience “Village Day” in enchanting Viviers, including a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel. And for those who wish for a more active exploration of the area, you can kayak on the tranquil Gardon River under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard; hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône; and pedal through the city designed with bike riders in mind while in Lyon. Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Travelers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes and wine connoisseurs.
Connoisseur Collection (select sailings)
Enjoy a culinary-focused French cruise that will take you to famous restaurants, truffle farms, quaint villages and other culinary hot spots, including a tasting of premium Valrhona French chocolate and wine.
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100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENT
At Uniworld, we are proud to be a part of The Travel Corporation’s family of brands, which is why we are thrilled to announce the 100th Anniversary Celebration Event! Join us in celebrating TTC’s 100 years of excellence in hospitality in 2020 with savings of up to 30% on select 2020 voyages.
Celebrate with the most all-inclusive amenities finely tailored to your tastes.
- Intimate, beautifully designed ships
- Outstanding service
- Delicious farm to five-star dining onboard
- Elegant riverview staterooms and suites
- All scheduled airport transfers
- Unlimited premium wine and spirits
- Onboard fitness including yoga, bicycles & Nordic walking sticks
Ship: S.S. Catherine
|Departure||Classic||French Balcony||Deluxe Balcony||Suite||Grand Suite|
|10 May 2020||$7,299||$8,599||$9,399||$13,099||$16,399|
|24 May 2020||
|07 June 2020||$7,299||$8,599||$9,399||$13,099||$16,399|
|21 June 2020||$7,599||$8,899||$9,699||$13,399||$16,699|
|05 July 2020||$7,299||$8,499||$9,399||$13,099||$16,399|
|02 August 2020||
|16 August 2020||
|30 August 2020||
|13 September 2020||$7,699||$8,999||$9,799||$13,499||$16,799|
|27 September 2020||$8,099||$9,399||$10,199||$13,899||$17,199|
|11 October 2020||$7,699||$8,999||$9,799||$13,499||$16,799|
|25 October 2020||
|28 March 2021||$5,899||$7,699||$8,399||$11,699||$14,899|
|11 April 2021||$6,799||$8,599||$9,299||$12,599||$15,799|
|25 April 2021||$7,699||$9,499||$10,199||$13,499||$16,699|
|09, 23 May 2021||$7,699||$9,499||$10,199||$13,499||$16,699|
|20 June 2021||$7,699||$9,499||$10,199||$13,499||$16,699|
|04, 18 July 2021||$7,699||$9,499||$10,199||$13,499||$16,699|
|01, 15, 29 August 2021||$8,099||$9,899||$10,599||$13,899||$17,099|
|12, 26 September 2021||$8,099||$9,899||$10,599||$13,899||$17,099|
|10 October 2021||$7,699||$9,499||$10,199||$13,499||$16,699|
|24 October 2021||$6,799||$8,599||$9,299||$12,599||$15,799|
- All fares are per guest in AU dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted.
- Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed.
- Single Supplement applies for single accommodation.
- Itineraries, hotels, and vessels may change, and substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water level fluctuations and other uncontrollable factors.
- The order of sightseeing and docking ports are subject to change according to port authority assignments.
100th Anniversary Celebration Event Save 30% on non-suite stateroom categories.Disclaimer
SUITES 100th Anniversary Celebration Event Save 10% on “Suite” stateroom categories.Disclaimer
GRAND SUITES 100th Anniversary Celebration Event Save 10% on “Grand Suite” stateroom categories.Disclaimer
2020 River Heritage Club Savings River Heritage Club members save $200 on this sailing.Disclaimer
2021 Air Offer: Fly free to Europe or upgrade to business class from $3,999pp* or save $1,000pp on your cruise. Offer is combinable with Uniworld’s 2021 Early Payment Discount offer.
2021 Early Payment Discount: SAVE 5% on all Suite category staterooms; SAVE 10% on all other stateroom categories. Book by 30 June 2020 and pay in full within three days of booking to be eligible for this offer.
For further detail on this or any other packages, please contact us on 1300 968 787
Terms & Conditions
100th Anniversary Celebration Event is valid for new, individual bookings on select 2020 itineraries and departure dates only, made between 4 January 2020 and 29 February 2020. Offer applies to full-fare bookings only. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. All fares and savings listed are in AUD. Fares featured are for cruise or cruise/tour only, per person (unless otherwise noted) based on double occupancy. Rates for single guests are available upon request. Rates and savings vary by itinerary, departure date and category of accommodations. Offer is not combinable with any other promotional offer or program, except River Heritage Club savings/benefits. All applicable discounts are applied sequentially; fixed savings amounts are deducted prior to applying any percentage-based discounts. Offer is capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Other restrictions may apply.
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- All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
- 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
- Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
- Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
- Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
- 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
- Guided “Let’s Go,” “Do as the Locals Do” and “Village Day” programs
- State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
- Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
- 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the striking S.S. Catherine
- Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® Beds of England, high thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
- Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
- 1 country: France
- 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Captivating onboard local entertainment
- Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
- Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
- Exclusive Connoisseur Collection on select summer departures
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Expired on Saturday February 29th, 2020
DAY 1: Avignon (Embark)
Arrive at Marseille International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship docked in Avignon.
DAY 2: Tarascon
Explore one of two sun-drenched Provençal towns today, each with an allure all its own. Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there; Tarascon boasts an ancient castle, as well as a local legend about a ferocious dragon. Arles has existed since the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks founded it and named it Theline. It was here that the Romans built their first bridge across the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route between Italy and Spain and facilitating the expansion of their empire. Long renowned as one of the region’s most attractive cities, it lured artist Vincent van Gogh, who painted hundreds of works here (including Sunflowers and The Yellow House) in just 15 months. A short distance from Arles is the ancient and charming town of Tarascon. Its many medieval sites include a 12th-century church and a 15th-century castle that is rich with tales of a beloved ruler. Bask in the warmth of the Provençal sunlight in either of these friendly Mediterranean towns.
Arles walking tour
A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
DAY 3: Avignon
The walled city of Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France, with a host of historic gems to explore—including the fortress residence of rebellious popes who broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much more today, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct.
Choice of Avignon walking tour with Palace of the Popes or Pont du Gard Roman Aqueduct visit or "Let’s Go” kayak ride on the Gardon River
DAY 4: Viviers
Meet some new friends today in the village of Viviers; encounters that really get at the heart and soul of the French people and their culture and traditions. No matter whom you get to know—a pottery maker, a dance teacher or a local homeowner—you’ll have an enjoyable and truly authentic experience, something you’ll remember for years to come. An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied past that goes back more than 1,600 years—and a splendid architectural heritage to match. At one time, Viviers was divided along religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper part of the town, the laity in the lower part. Your exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make your way to the riverbank.
Intimate Viviers “Village Day”
DAY 5: Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage), Lyon
If you love fine wine, you’ll love the twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage. Whether you opt for a guided walk or a more vigorous vineyard hike, you’ll also have a chance to taste the local specialty—wonderful wines made primarily from Syrah grapes.
Lyon – Musée des Confluences
Choice of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage twin villages stroll with wine tasting or “Let's Go” Hermitage Terrace vineyards hike with wine tasting
DAY 6: Lyon
As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a patisserie-fueled bike ride—a great way to see the sights. Two rivers: one tranquil, one torrential. Two hills: one for labor, where the sound of the silk weavers’ looms used to echo; the other for prayers, crowned by a spectacular basilica. Two cities, as different as night and day: one boasting colorful Old World façades, medieval mansions and hidden passageways; one with a sophisticated urbanity reminiscent of Paris. 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. Today you have your choice of ways to explore this city of contrasts: Sample its culinary riches with a visit to its peerless market hall or follow the footsteps of the silk weavers in the old quarter. For a more active option, see the city from its extensive—and lovely—bike paths.
Choice of Lyon Capital of Gastronomy tour or “Let's Go” Lyon peninsula bike tour or Silk weavers walking tour
DAY 7: Mâcon (Beaune)
The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s wine trade, Beaune, is renowned for its history, beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune. Located in the southernmost part of Burgundy, Mâcon, a Saône River port, is your gateway to Beaune.
Choice of Burgundy landscapes, Beaune and the hospices or Mâcon walking tour
A special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
DAY 8: Lyon (Disembark)
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport for your flight home. Alternatively, you can continue your adventure with an extension to sparkling Paris.