Avalon is offering cruises through the famous wine-growing regions of France such as Crozes Hermitage, Côtes du Rhone, Châteauneuf du Pape, Côtes du Ventoux and Côtes du Luberon.
Wine served on a complimentary basis at lunch and dinner is included in the cruise fare.
An 11-day Burgundy & Provence river cruise costs from £1,295pp and sails the Rhône and Saône rivers with the opportunity to taste the famous wines of the Northern Rhône and the Mâcon areas. Highlights include guided sightseeing in Paris and Lyon, wine tasting in Beaune, visits to the medieval cities of Tournon and Viviers, the fortified city of Avignon with its famous Papal palace and bridge and the capital of Provence – Arles.
The price includes return flights from Heathrow with British Airways (or Eurostar from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet), free door-to-door home pick-up by private car within a 100-mile radius of the chosen station or departure airport, seven-night full-board cruise, guided excursions, one night at the Fairmont Monte Carlo and two nights’ B&B at Le Meridien Montparnasse Paris.