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2018

Avignon and the Pope's Palace

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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.

 

Duration : approx. 3:00

  • 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.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 18/06/2018
PPH_PP

PORTO - REGUA - VEGA DE TERON - BARCA D'ALVA - Salamanca - BARCA D'ALVA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO - PORTO

Be carried away by the charm of the Mediterranean countries. From Portugal to Spain, you will visit Porto, a lively and fascinating city where you can taste its famous wine, or Guimarães, the beating heart of Portugal with a remarkable history that gives it today all its charm. We will guide you throughout this journey through the unique landscapes of the Douro but also cities with a rich heritage such as Lamego, Salamanca or Vila Real.

8 Days
Departure city

* Price based on double occupancy

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Departure 25/06/2018
Arrival 02/07/2018
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Anchors : 4
Departure 26/06/2018
Arrival 03/07/2018
Ship : MS Fernao de Magalhaes Anchors : 4
Departure 02/07/2018
Arrival 09/07/2018
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Anchors : 4
Departure 03/07/2018
Arrival 10/07/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Departure 09/07/2018
Arrival 16/07/2018
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Anchors : 4
Departure 10/07/2018
Arrival 17/07/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Departure 16/07/2018
Arrival 23/07/2018
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 17/07/2018
Arrival 24/07/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 21/07/2018
Arrival 28/07/2018
Ship : MS Miguel Torga Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 23/07/2018
Arrival 30/07/2018
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Anchors : 4
Departure 24/07/2018
Arrival 31/07/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Departure 26/07/2018
Arrival 02/08/2018
Ship : MS Fernao de Magalhaes Anchors : 4
Departure 28/07/2018
Arrival 04/08/2018
Ship : MS Miguel Torga Anchors : 5
Departure 31/07/2018
Arrival 07/08/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Departure 07/08/2018
Arrival 14/08/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Departure 09/08/2018
Arrival 16/08/2018
Ship : MS Miguel Torga Anchors : 5
Departure 13/08/2018
Arrival 20/08/2018
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Anchors : 4
Departure 14/08/2018
Arrival 21/08/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Departure 16/08/2018
Arrival 23/08/2018
Ship : MS Miguel Torga Anchors : 5
Departure 20/08/2018
Arrival 27/08/2018
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 21/08/2018
Arrival 28/08/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 28/08/2018
Arrival 04/09/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Departure 30/08/2018
Arrival 06/09/2018
Ship : MS Fernao de Magalhaes Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 03/09/2018
Arrival 10/09/2018
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 10/09/2018
Arrival 17/09/2018
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 24/09/2018
Arrival 01/10/2018
Ship : MS Infante Don Henrique Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 08/10/2018
Arrival 15/10/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 15/10/2018
Arrival 22/10/2018
Ship : MS Vasco de Gama Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 17/10/2018
Arrival 24/10/2018
Ship : MS Miguel Torga Anchors : 5
Sold out

* Price based on double occupancy

Lisbon, Porto and the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 12/09/2018
POI

LISBON - COIMBRA - PORTO - REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON (Spain) - BARCA D'ALVA - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - FOLGOSA - LEVERINHO - PORTO

Cruise from Lisbon to Leverinho via Coimbra, Porto, Vila Real and Salamanca, you will discover the magnificent cities along our cruise. You will visit Porto and its famous wine route as well as Lisbon. The Portuguese capital has managed to find the subtle balance between its past heritage and modernity and will seduce you with its beautiful panoramas.

8 Days
Departure city

* Price based on double occupancy

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Departure 02/09/2018
Arrival 09/09/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 12/09/2018
Arrival 19/09/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Departure 01/10/2018
Arrival 08/10/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Sold out

* Price based on double occupancy

Porto, the Douro valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 14/09/2018
POF

PORTO - REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON (Spain) - BARCA D'ALVA - Salamanca - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - FOLGOSA - LEVERINHO - PORTO

Immerse yourself in the festive and warm atmosphere of Portugal and Spain where you will discover a unique way of life. You will visit Porto, a subtle mixture of modernity and history famous for its wine, or Salamanca and its cathedral, Spain's "golden city". It has a rich architectural, religious and gastronomic culture.

6 Days
Departure city

* Price based on double occupancy

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Departure 04/09/2018
Arrival 09/09/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 14/09/2018
Arrival 19/09/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Departure 03/10/2018
Arrival 08/10/2018
Ship : MS Gil Eanes Anchors : 5
Sold out

* Price based on double occupancy

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