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Boutique Burgundy & Provence

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Lyon to Avignon 8 Days

Uniworld SS Catherine
Uniworld SS Catherine

Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite all-inclusive journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you. Cruise the serene 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 the lively Les Halles food market in Lyon.

While in Arles, discover a Roman amphitheatre still in use after millennia. Visit Avignon's majestic Palace of the Popes. Enjoy a recital of music composed by Bach and Handel while in enchanting Viviers. Spend time in Beaune, the wine capital of the region, and taste the Côtes du Rhône wines while at the Hermitage vineyards.

Explore unforgettable “Burgundy & Provence” where tradition is as deeply rooted as the historic grapevines on the hills.

What's Included

  • 7-night, all inclusive, boutique river cruise
  • Unlimited drinks onboard including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and bottled water*
  • All gratuities onboard and ashore
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary
  • Epicurean Adventurer Program
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Onboard entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Flights or Rail available on request

*Unlimited drinks excludes premium wines and spirits

Connoisseur Collection Connoisseur Collection (Selected Sailings)

A foodie’s pilgrimage and culinary mecca, Lyon is considered France’s culinary capital and home to Chef Paul Bocuse, considered an ambassador of modern French Cuisine. Experience some of the Bocuse magic at the l'Institut Paul Bocuse. Go in search of the “black diamond” at La Rabassière truffle farm where you’ll walk through the truffière with the owners and their trusted dog learning how they cultivate the “black diamond.” Celebrate the tradition of winemaking at an induction ceremony by Saint Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage Winemakers Brotherhoods.

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Uniworld Cruise Companion

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Day 1: Lyon

Map of the Rhône & Saône Rivers
Map of the Rhône & Saône Rivers

Arrive at the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Macon (Beaune Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included Excursion: Beaune and the Hospices de Beaune (lunch not provided)

Learn about Burgundy’s celebrated wines on an excursion to the Hospices de Beaune, where monks have been making and selling wine to support their charitable work since the 15th century. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome and Gala Dinner.
Included Meals B (L) D

Day 3: Lyon

Included Excursion: Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Lyon gourmet tour OR exclusive silk weavers walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Lyon peninsula bicycle tour, and exclusive Lyon “Illuminations” tour

Delve into France’s capital of gastronomy with a guided tour of Les Halles, Lyon’s world-famous food market, taking in a tantalizing array of elaborate food stalls, bars and restaurants. As an alternative, you can choose a walking discovery tour of the city’s old Quartier St. Jean, where you'll meet an artisan who will demonstrate the refined art of silk weaving. For something more active, you can opt to do your sightseeing by bicycle. This evening, enjoy a extra special "Illuminations” tour of the city.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Tournon, Tain l'Hermitage

Included Excursions: Choice of exclusive Tournon and Tain I’Hermitage village stroll with wine tasting OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting

You'll have an opportunity to experience this famous wine district in one of two ways today. Explore Tournon and its historic castle, then cross over the suspension bridge to Tain l’Hermitage to taste Côtes du Rhône wines. Or, you can choose a guided hike through the verdant Hermitage vineyards, followed by a tasting of distinctive local wines.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Viviers

Included Excursion: Exclusive “Village Day” “Intimate Viviers through Music” tour

Founded in the fifth century, Viviers retains much of its medieval character and charm, with narrow lanes and historic structures, such as the Maison des Chevaliers (House of Knights). See the sights on foot, then climb Rue du Château to take in the view from the 12th-century St. Vincent Cathedral. Afterwards, you can go inside the cathedral to hear a recital of music by Puccini, Bach and Handel.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Avignon

Included Excursion: Choice of Avignon walking discovery tour with Palace of the Popes visit OR exclusive “Off the Beaten Path” Avignon walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” kayak ride on the Gardon River

Enjoy a guided walking discovery tour of picturesque Avignon—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—before venturing inside the grand Palace of the Popes. Or, you can choose to explore a different side of the city on a guided tour that takes you “off the beaten path.” Yet another alternative is to “Go Active” with a guided kayak ride on the tranquil Gardon River. You'll glide under the Pont du Gard, a UNESCO-designated site that was built by the Romans 2,000 years ago.

Note: The kayak ride on the Gardon River is only available for May–September departure dates.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Tarascon (Arles Luxury Motorcoach Transfer or Tarascon)

Included Excursion:Choice of Arles walking discovery tour and open-air food market visit OR Tarascon walking discovery tour

On today’s walking discovery tour of Arles, you’ll see a number of sites associated with Vincent van Gogh, as well as some fascinating ancient Roman monuments. You can also explore the city's expansive open-air food market, where you’ll find plenty of local delicacies, including Burgundian and Jura cheeses, heirloom vegetables, honey, and sausages. Or, you can choose to explore the historic heart of Tarascon, with its medieval church, beautiful Renaissance palace and Souleiado Museum devoted to the region’s distinctive textiles. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Beaune on the alternate direction cruise (Avignon to Lyon).
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Avignon, Marseille

Disembark the ship and transfer to Marseille International Airport for your flight home.
Included Meals B

Alternate Itinerary


Day 1: Avignon

Map of the Rhône & Saône Rivers
Map of the Rhône & Saône Rivers

Arrive at Marseille International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship docked in Avignon.
Included Meals D

Day 2 Tarascon (Arles Luxury Motorcoach Transfer or Tarascon)

Included Excursion: Choice of Arles walking discovery tour OR Tarascon walking discovery tour

Arles has a number of sites associated with Vincent van Gogh and some fascinating ancient Roman monuments to explore. Or visit Tarascon and its medieval church, beautiful Renaissance palace, and museum devoted to the region’s distinctive textiles. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3 Avignon

Included Excursion: Choice of Avignon walking discovery tour with Palace of the Popes visit OR exclusive “Off the Beaten Path” Avignon walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” kayak ride on the Gardon River

Enjoy a tour of Avignon—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—before venturing inside the grand Palace of the Popes. Or explore a different side of the city on a tour that takes you “off the beaten path.” Another alternative is a guided kayak ride that ventures beneath the Pont du Gard, built by the Romans 2,000 years ago.

Note: The kayak ride on the Gardon River is only available for May–September departure dates.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4 Viviers

Included Excursion: Exclusive “Village Day” “Intimate Viviers through Music” tour

Viviers retains much of its medieval character and charm, with narrow lanes and historic structures. See the sights on foot, then climb Rue du Château to take in the view from the 12th-century St. Vincent Cathedral. Afterwards, you may enter the cathedral to enjoy a recital of music by Puccini, Bach and Handel.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5 Tournon, Tain l'Hermitage

Included Excursions: Choice of exclusive Tournon and Tain I’Hermitage village stroll with wine tasting OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Hermitage vineyards hike with wine tasting

You'll have an opportunity to experience this famous wine district in one of two ways. Explore Tournon and its historic castle, then cross over the suspension bridge to Tain l’Hermitage to taste Côtes du Rhône wines. Or choose a guided hike through the Hermitage vineyards and a tasting of local wines.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6 Lyon

Included Excursion: Choice of exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Lyon gourmet tour OR exclusive silk weavers walking discovery tour OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Lyon peninsula bicycle tour, and exclusive Lyon “Illuminations” tour

Delve into France’s capital of gastronomy with a tour of Lyon’s famous food market, or opt for a tour of the Quartier St. Jean, where you'll meet an artisan who specializes in silk weaving. For something more active, do your sightseeing by bicycle. This evening, enjoy a special "Illuminations” tour of the city.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7 Macon (Beaune Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

Included Excursion: Beaune, Hospices de Beaune, and open-air food market visit (lunch not provided)

Learn about Burgundy’s celebrated wines on an excursion to the Hospices de Beaune, where monks have been making and selling wine to support their charitable work since the 15th century. You’ll also have a chance to browse the stalls of Beaune’s expansive open-air market. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

Note: The open-air food market visit will take place in Arles on the reverse direction cruise (Lyon to Avignon).
Included Meals B (L) D

Day 8 Lyon, London

Disembark the ship and transfer to the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Lyon or take a visit to Paris.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

Uniworld SS Catherine


Overview

The S.S. Catherine offers three full decks with elegantly appointed public areas designed with one goal in mind: delighting guests. Similar to the S.S. Antoinette, the S.S. Catherine will have the whimsical Leopard Lounge with its unique leopard print furnishings, elephant-head bar rails and many other safari-themed touches. There will be a beautiful mosaic-tiled pool and spa area. The main restaurant will feature an al fresco outdoor dining terrace further enriching the dining experience as guests sail through the inspiring countryside. There will also be a bistro restaurant where guests can experience dining in a cozy atmosphere.

The signature touches for which Uniworld has become known-inspiring original hand-selected art, classic furnishings, old world antiques, marble, and clever use of mirrors can be found in the various public areas along with different hues of green, brown, beige, and gold adorning the walls and floors throughout.

Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds draped in 100% Egyptian cotton linens and a menu of pillow choices. Suites and category 1 staterooms on the Camargue Deck will have full balconies with category 2 & 3 staterooms on the Camargue and Avignon Decks having French balconies.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 74 lavishly decorated outside staterooms most with French Balconies or full Outside Balconies
  • 7 individually decorated suites with Full Balconies
  • Full balconies can be enclosed in glass at the touch of a button to create a warm conservatory
  • Sun deck with panoramic views
  • Van Gogh Lounge with full-service bar and dance floor
  • Bar du Leopard
  • Elegant Cézanne Restaurant with al fresco dining option
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Fitness center & Serenity River Spa
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary 24-hour specialty coffee and tea bar
  • 24-hour reception service
  • Elevator
  • Boutique*
  • Guest laundry & ironing room

* Payable locally.


Uniworld SS Catherine - deck plan
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World Class Staterooms

After one night in your magnificent riverview stateroom, you'll understand why sailing with Uniworld is truly the best way to see the world. Rated Top Cabins by Zagat Survey®, your elegantly appointed boutique stateroom comes standard with Uniworld - as does the ever-changing breathtaking river scenery.

Each stateroom has been decorated by the award-winning design team of Red Carnation Hotels with all the comforts necessary for a restful retreat. Every evening, you'll look forward to curling up in your handcrafted Savoir® of England bed which is draped in sumptuous high-thread count 100% Egyptian combed cotton sheets, along with an array of pillow options. As you sip your morning coffee, admire the sun rising from your picture window or balcony. And look forward to getting ready for your day in a luxurious marble bathroom stocked with L'Occitane products, plush towels, and soft robes.

All Staterooms Feature

  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England beds
  • 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets
  • Marble bathrooms with L'Occitane en Provence bath and body products
  • Individual climate control
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Infotainment center with flat-screen TV and complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Generous built-in closets
  • Plush Christy towels
  • Backlit magnifying mirror
  • Cosy waffle bathrobes & slippers
  • Towel warmers

Royal Suite (Camargue Deck)

Uniworld SS Catherine - Royal Suite Uniworld SS Antoinette - Royal Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Individually decorated suite size: 410 sq. ft.
  • In-room Butler service with packing and unpacking assitance
  • Spacious living room with sofas, table and chair
  • Full outside balcony
  • large Marble bathroom with bath, shower & secluded WC area
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • DVD & iPod® docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast
  • Refrigerator
  • Free laundry service & shoe shine

Suites (Camargue Deck)

Uniworld SS Catherine - Suite Uniworld SS Catherine - Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Individually decorated suite size: 305 sq. ft.
  • In-room Butler service with packing and unpacking assitance
  • Seating area with table and chairs
  • Full outside balcony
  • Daily fruit & cookie plate, and an evening amuse-bouche
  • DVD & iPod® docking station
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Morning coffee, tea & continental breakfast
  • Refrigerator
  • Free laundry service & shoe shine

Category 1 Staterooms (Camargue Deck)

Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 1 Stateroom Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 1 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 194 sq. ft.
  • Full outside balcony

Category 2 & 3 Staterooms (Camargue & Avignon Decks)

Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 2 & 3 Stateroom Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 2 & 3 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 194 sq. ft.
  • French balcony with floor to ceiling glass

Note: Cat 2 staterooms on the Camargue deck have a slightly different arrangement


Category 4 & 5 Staterooms (Saint Remy Deck)

Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 4 & 5 Stateroom Uniworld SS Catherine - Category 4 & 5 Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 162 sq. ft.
  • High level window

World Class Dining

Uniworld goes above and beyond with everything they do, including providing you with a truly remarkable dining experience. That's why Uniworld is the only river cruise company to be honored by Zagat Survey® as Top Dining.

An award-winning dining experience with Uniworld includes:

  • A certified Global Master Chef leading a professional culinary team in the preparation of gourmet cuisine that offers a delicious fusion of style, unique culinary creations, and tastes inspired by the regions of your itinerary
  • Menu selections that change every day and are designed for each region you visit and tailored to the season
  • All meals flawlessly prepared daily using only the freshest ingredients, which are often brought onboard from local farmers' markets
  • A distinctive, international menu of wines developed by Red Carnation Hotels' acclaimed sommelier from their Relais & Ch&acric;teaux hotel
  • Award-winning Signature Dishes from Mrs. Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of Red Carnation Hotels, Uniworld's sister company and partner
  • Relaxed open seating, so you can dine where and with whomever you wish
  • The refined and intuitive service of a professionally trained, caring staff standing ready to fulfill your wishes in an atmosphere of casual sophistication and elegance
Gourmet Dining onboard a Uniworld Ship

Sumptuous buffets at breakfast and lunch offer an extensive array of hot and cold selections. Breakfast features crispy Belgian waffles topped with whipped cream and warm maple syrup, a dozen or more homemade breads and jams, an omelet station, and hand-cut seasonal fresh fruit. Lunch offers a delectable feast with salads, soups, carved-to-order roasts, and more.

Evenings provide exquisite ambience with relaxed open seating. Each dish is flawlessly prepared using the finest ingredients-local meats and seafood along with tasty side dishes. Always included with lunch & dinner onboard are European fine wines and a selection of beer and soft drinks served by an attentive, caring staff. Of course, every meal concludes with a wide range of freshly prepared, decadent desserts that look every bit as delicious as they taste.

Uniworld also provides a variety of dining experiences including: al fresco under the stars and light-lunch dining-both on the sun deck; Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners; early-riser breakfast; and afternoon tea. Plus, Uniworld gives you the choice of dining on lighter cuisine with our Traveling Lite menu.

On our boutique ships, meals are truly a feast for all the senses. From the delicious bouquet of a glass of perfectly aged pinot noir, to the inviting sight of candlelit tables draped in fine linen, to the pleasant sounds of friends engaged in intimate conversation, to the delicious flavor of each savoury dish, Uniworld's dining experiences have been designed to delight you.


Cultural Highlights

Through integrated onboard and onshore programs, Uniworld provides a 360º encounter with each exciting port of call.

  • Signature lectures
  • Intriguing onboard entertainment
  • Captivating shore excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local experts using state-ofthe-art Quietvox audio systems immerse you in the history, tradition, and culture of each stop on your itinerary.
  • With Uniworld's included Choice Is Yours, Go Active, and Gentle Walking, programs, you can customize your travel experience even more.

Complimentary Bicycles & Nordic Walking Sticks

If you would like to get around the ports a little more easily, or even adventure a little further afield bicycles and nordic walking sticks are available on board.


Uniworld Staff &Service

The Uniworld Standard

At Uniworld, we treat our guests as one might treat one's best friends and family, which means no request too large, no detail too small.

Since Uniworld is a proud part of The Travel Corporation, a family-run business, treating our guests-and our team of staff members-as an extension of our family comes naturally.

Providing truly personalized, gracious, and consistently exceptional hospitality to our guests starts from within the organization. This means hiring the very best team of professionals in the industry and providing them with ongoing training.

In addition, we constantly challenge ourselves, so we have put in place fastidious Quality Assurance programs with onboard ship inspections and third-party mystery shoppers to elevate our service to the highest possible level. Only then can we provide our guests with the award-winning hospitality for which we have been recognized by esteemed consumer publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure.

We do all of this because we truly care about creating harmony both onboard and onshore in order to bring joy to our guests and ensure that everyone has the most memorable experience possible. This is our commitment to our guests and our staff.

OFFER: Free Home transfers, return flights and complimentary cabin upgrades available on selected dates
DepartShipCat 5Cat 4Cat 3Cat 2Cat 1SuiteRoyal
Suite
Mar 19SS Catherine£2329£2679£3379£3629£4109£5379£7029
Mar 26SS Catherine£2489£2839£3539£3789£4269£5539£7189OFFER
Apr 2SS Catherine£2569£2919£3619£3869£4349£5619£7269OFFER
Apr 9SS Catherine£2719£3069£3769£4019£4499£5769£7419OFFER
Apr 16SS Catherine£2959£3039£4009£4259£5739£6009£7659OFFER
Apr 23SS Catherine£3279£3629£4329£4579£5059£6329£7979OFFER
Apr 30SS Catherine£3509£3859£4559£4809£5289£6559£8209
May 7SS Catherine£3589£3939£4639£4889£5639£6639£8289
May 14SS Catherine£3589£3939£4639£4889£5639£6639£8289
May 21SS Catherine£3589£3939£4639£4889£5639£6639£8289
May 28SS Catherine£3589£3939£4639£4889£5639£6639£8289
Jun 4 Connoisseur CollectionSS Catherine£3669£4019£4719£4969£5449£6719£8369
Jun 11SS Catherine£3589£3939£4639£4889£5369£6639£8289
Jun 18SS Catherine£3589£3939£4639£4889£5369£6639£8289OFFER
Jun 25 Connoisseur CollectionSS Catherine£3589£3939£4639£4889£5369£6639£8289
Jul 2SS Catherine£3439£3789£4489£4739£5219£6489£8139
Jul 9 Connoisseur CollectionSS Catherine£3509£3859£4559£4809£5289£6559£8209OFFER
Jul 16 Connoisseur CollectionSS Catherine£3509£3859£4559£4809£5289£6559£8209
Jul 23 Connoisseur CollectionSS Catherine£3509£3859£4559£4809£5289£6559£8209OFFER
Jul 30SS Catherine£3439£3789£4489£4739£5219£6489£8139OFFER
Aug 6SS Catherine£3439£3789£4489£4739£5219£6489£8139OFFER
Aug 13SS Catherine£3439£3789£4489£4739£5219£6489£8139OFFER
Aug 20SS Catherine£3509£3859£4559£4809£5289£6559£8209OFFER
Aug 27SS Catherine£3669£4019£4719£4969£5449£6719£8369OFFER
Sep 3SS Catherine£3749£4099£4799£5049£5529£6799£8449OFFER
Sep 10SS Catherine£3749£4099£4799£5049£5529£6799£8449OFFER
Sep 17SS Catherine£3749£4099£4799£5049£5529£6799£8449OFFER
Sep 24SS Catherine£3589£3939£4639£4889£5369£6639£8289OFFER
Oct 1SS Catherine£3589£3939£4639£4889£5369£6639£8289
Oct 8SS Catherine£3589£3939£4639£4889£5369£6639£8289OFFER
Oct 15SS Catherine£3359£3709£4409£4659£5139£6409£8059OFFER
Oct 22SS Catherine£3199£3549£4249£4499£4979£6249£7899OFFER
Oct 29SS Catherine£2879£3229£3929£4179£4659£5929£7579OFFER
Nov 5SS Catherine£2719£3069£3769£4019£4499£5769£7419OFFER

Dates in blue denote cruises aboard the SS Catherine boarding in Lyon.

Connoisseur Collection Connoisseur Collection Sailings

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