Reference: Jump on Board
IN 2023, GO FOR THE RUGBY and "JUMP ON BOARD"
with your host Christian Blondeau, joined by his wife, Lisa
PROVENCE TO BURGUNDY
17th - 24 September - 8-DAY FULLY INCLUSIVE CRUISE
7 nights - All meals with Beverage
Open Bar - all excursions and activities - Fully escorted
Cruising on the UNIWORLD S.S. CATHERINE
Dear Rugby fans and Lovers of France,
The World Cup hosted by France in 2023 provides an exceptional opportunity for France At Leisure to showcase its beauty with a bespoke river cruise.
For the ultimate travel experience, France At Leisure has selected award-winning operator, Uniworld River Cruises, to present an eight-day Rugby World Cruise from Avignon to Lyon on one of Europe’s most luxurious vessels, S.S. Catherine.
I selected awarded UNIWORLD Boutique Cruises for its trusted, reliable services, pure luxury, and, more importantly, its unique style of vessels reflecting FRANCE AT LEISURE's boutique travel speciality in France.
Jump on board with me on this unique hosted 8-day fully-inclusive cruise in the country of my origins.
My background and expertise in France, UNIWORLD's unique ship designs and luxury style will be an unbeatable added value to this unique French travel experience, all in a World Rugby atmosphere.
Your personal escort for this unique River Cruise
Founder - Director of France at Leisure
The 2023 World Cup is a once in a lifetime opportunity for rugby fans to explore France and experience the unique atmosphere and "joie de vivre".
Set sail on a historical and breathtaking journey to experience the magic of southern France: from panoramic landscapes to exquisite fine wines and exclusive cultural treasures and landmarks. Become inspired and follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin.
It’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in a French cultural getaway while enjoying the world’s best rugby.
FOR MORE DETAILS
THE SHIP - S.S. CATHERINE
YOUR HOSTS - Christian and Lisa Blondeau
INCLUSIONS - Cost and Inclusions
ITINERARY - Avignon to Lyon
EXTRAORDINARY LUXURY IS WHAT YOU DESERVE
FRANCE AT LEISURE, Australia’s France Travel Experts, in partnership with UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISES, offers a unique 8-day river cruise around the Rugby World Cup™ host in France in 2023.
Guests on this France 2023 Uniworld river cruise will be joined by French travel specialist and your host, Christian Blondeau.
This 8 day Cruise from Avignon to Lyon will set sail Rhône and Saône rivers on 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. You will be 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.
THE OVERVIEW of PROVENCE AND BURGUNDY
8 DAYS FROM AVIGNON TO LYON
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
Travellers wishing to walk through the lands that inspired Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin. History buffs, gastronomes and wine connoisseurs.
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. Explore the world of gourmet French cuisine with our Connoisseur Collection Program, which includes an assortment of culinary-inspired excursions and events, featuring visits to vineyards, orchards, restaurants, museums, culinary hot spots and more.
FOR MORE DETAILS - CONTACT YOUR HOSTS
Christian and Lisa Blondeau
To learn more about this unique River Cruise, call FRANCE AT LEISURE on 1300 302 623 or email Christian BLONDEAU at Christian@franceatleisure.com.