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2019 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

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Next departure: 01/10/2018
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TULCEA - SULINA - CRISAN - OLTENITA - BUCHAREST(1) - RUSE - BELGRADE - NOVI SAD - OSIJEK - BUDAPEST - VIENNA - MELK - PASSAU - FRANKFURT - MAINZ - STRASBOURG

Travel through central Europe from Tulcea to Strasbourg for a unique cruise along the Danube, the Main and the Rhine. This unique offer allows you to combine two cruises in one and discover the pearls of the Danube from Romania to Austria via Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. You will also have the opportunity to visit exceptional cities and sites in Germany such as Regensburg, Mainz or Frankfurt. We guarantee an unforgettable journey!

21 Days
START IN 2018
Departure 01/10/2018
Arrival 21/10/2018
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4

* Price based on double occupancy

From the Black Sea to the Blue Danube (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 04/10/2018
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TULCEA - The Danube Delta - GIURGIU - RUSE - The Iron Gates - BELGRADE - NOVI SAD - BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA - VIENNA - MELK - LINZ

From the Danube Delta to the iron gates, admire the majestic blue river, crossing 8 countries and stopping in 4 capitals. You will discover tremendous landscapes of striking beauty where nature is queen. From Vienna to Belgrade via Bratislava and Budapest, discover unique architecture, history, and culture all along the beautiful Danube.

12 Days
START IN 2018
Departure 20/08/2018
Arrival 31/08/2018
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 06/09/2018
Arrival 17/09/2018
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 04/10/2018
Arrival 15/10/2018
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
START IN 2019
Departure 06/05/2019
Arrival 17/05/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Departure 28/05/2019
Arrival 08/06/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Departure 07/06/2019
Arrival 18/06/2019
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 15/07/2019
Arrival 26/07/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 06/08/2019
Arrival 17/08/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Departure 28/08/2019
Arrival 08/09/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Departure 19/09/2019
Arrival 30/09/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Departure 11/10/2019
Arrival 22/10/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

From the Blue Danube to the Black Sea (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 23/09/2018
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LINZ - MELK - VIENNA - BRATISLAVA - BUDAPEST - BEZDAN - NOVI SAD - BELGRADE - The Iron Gates - RUSE - GIURGIU - OLTENITA - TULCEA

From the Iron Gates to the Danube Delta, admire the majestic blue river, crossing 8 countries and stopping in 4 capitals. You will discover tremendous landscapes of striking beauty where nature is queen. From Belgrade to Vienna via Bratislava and Budapest, discover unique architecture, history and culture all along the beautiful Danube.

12 Days
START IN 2018
Departure 20/09/2018
Arrival 01/10/2018
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 23/09/2018
Arrival 04/10/2018
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
START IN 2019
Departure 25/04/2019
Arrival 06/05/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Departure 17/05/2019
Arrival 28/05/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 26/07/2019
Arrival 06/08/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 17/08/2019
Arrival 28/08/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Departure 08/09/2019
Arrival 19/09/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Departure 30/09/2019
Arrival 11/10/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

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Next departure: 30/05/2019
BUE_PP

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9 Days
START IN 2018
Departure 29/08/2018
Arrival 06/09/2018
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Sold out
START IN 2019
Departure 30/05/2019
Arrival 07/06/2019
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Departure 07/07/2019
Arrival 15/07/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Departure 28/07/2019
Arrival 05/08/2019
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 20/08/2019
Arrival 28/08/2019
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4

* Price based on double occupancy

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Next departure: 01/10/2018
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From Romania to Hungary via Serbia, you'll be surprised and delighted by this cruise that will take you to the heart of Eastern Europe. You will discover cities with remarkable landscapes and elegant architecture such as Novi Sad, the capital of the province of Vojvodina regarded as the "Serbian Athens", whose cultural and artistic backgrounds will surprise you. Do not miss out on Ruse, one of the largest ports in Bulgaria and a true melting pot of Bulgarian and Romanian cultures. 

9 Days
START IN 2018
Departure 21/08/2018
Arrival 29/08/2018
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 01/10/2018
Arrival 09/10/2018
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
START IN 2019
Departure 22/05/2019
Arrival 30/05/2019
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Sold out
Departure 19/06/2019
Arrival 27/06/2019
Ship : MS Vivaldi Anchors : 5
Departure 05/08/2019
Arrival 13/08/2019
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4
Departure 28/08/2019
Arrival 05/09/2019
Ship : MS L'Europe Anchors : 4

* Price based on double occupancy

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