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Lyon and Provence, France

with Sue Spargo

8 Day Viking River Cruise

April 5-12, 2020

Lyon to Avignon, France

Join Sue Spargo on our 8 day Quilter's Journey river cruise through the canals in the South of France. This fabulous cruise promises to be an inspirational journey you will not soon forget as together with Sue, we will discover the beauty of the Provencal region.

Our journey with Sue through this part of the world will allow you to enjoy the same scenery that inspired artists like Chégall and Cezanne as well as tap into your creative side as we experience Arles through Van Gogh’s eyes while participating in a painting class.  Additionally, we will discover the Roman province of Les Arenes, the Pont du Gard and explore Avignon’s Palace of the Popes.  We will enjoy the French capital of gastronomy, Lyon, as we savor Beaujolais wines, hunt for truffles and see how chèvre cheese is made.   This is one river cruise you will not want to miss.

Sue is preparing an exclusive project just for those who join her on this adventure.  Please note, there are no formal classrooms onboard our ship, however Sue will be available to assist you with your project during some of the scenic cruising  hours.  Our Quilters Journey with Sue will provide ample opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of those who share your passion for her artistry while enjoying the beauty, history and culture in this part of the world.

Cruise Itinerary:

1 Lyon, France

France's third largest city, Lyon straddles the Rhône and Saône Rivers.

2 Lyon, France

There’s nothing like losing yourself among the cobblestone streets and riverside promenade of Old Lyon.

3 Lyon, France

After Paris, Lyon is France’s most significant cultural and culinary center.  

4 Vienne, France

Set in a mountainous province, Vienne is a beautiful village with an ancient Roman past.

5 Tournon, France

Tournon lies secluded between the Rhône River and granite slopes of the Hermitage.

6  Avignon, France Sheltered by medieval walls, Avignon’s maze of narrow streets is filled with churches, museums and palaces tracing the history of this ancient, vibrant city. Overnight.
7 Arles, France

The site of impressive Roman ruins, Arles inspires artists with its vibrant colors and striking quality of light.

8 Avignon, France Avignon’s grandest edifice is the Palace of the Popes, the papal seat for 70 years in the 14th century.

Your all-inclusive 8 Day River Cruise pricing begins at  $2599 per person  and includes:

  • Beautiful river-view accommodations on the Viking Buri

  • 8-day cruise with 5 ports

  • Daily shore tours and excursions

  • Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner

  • All onboard meals featuring both regional specialties and American classics

  • Beer, wine and soft drinks are included with onboard lunch & dinner (additional charge at other times)

  • Al fresco happy hours

  • 24/7 specialty coffees, teas & bottled water

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Special surprises and giveaways

  • Government fees and port surcharges

Exclusive to the cruise project with Sue, including the kit is $295 additional


Not included in the cost of your cruise:

  • Airfare

  • Passport or Visa Fees

  • Gratuities

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Items billed to your cruise cabin

  • Optional shore tours

  • Book On-Line Here

Extend your cruise with 3 pre cruise nights in Paris, click here for information on this Viking provided extension.


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All inclusive pricing begins at $2599

All meals - drinks - taxes - fees -  shore tours - all included

Project and workshop fee with Sue is $295 additional


Read about our ship, Viking deck plans and categories



 CATEGORY Cost per person,
double occupancy
Cost per person, single occupancy
F - Standard Outside Window Limit  $2,599 $5,198
E - Standard Outside Window
Limited Availability
$2,699 $5,389

D - French Balcony

$2,999 $5,998

C - French Balcony

Limited Availability

$3,199 $6,398

B - Verandah

Limited Availability

$3,399 $6,798

A- Verandah

Limited Availability

$3,499  $6,998
AA Suite   
Limited Availability
$3,999 $7,998
Explorer Suite
Limited Availability
$5299 $10,598
Paris Pre Cruise $899 $1798

Exclusive to the cruise project with Sue, including the kit is $295

 Above prices include a savings discount for those who pay by cash.  The regular cruise price without the cash discount is approximately 4% more.


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Fare(s) in USD, per person, based on double occupancy, cruise only, subject to availability, are capacity controlled, may be limited by residency. See the applicable Viking Cruise Lines brochure or visit www.vikingcruises.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings. Other restrictions may apply.  Visa fees, passport fees, gratuities, insurance and shore tours are not included in the above pricing. Viking Cruise Lines or Deb Roberts' Tours are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions. Travel protection is optional and is not applicable until the final payment has been made. Flexibility during cruise port time is allowed so each passenger may enjoy the area at their leisure.  As port time is often quite limited, unless specified on this website, escorted trips to quilt shops or other group activities while on shore are not planned so that one has control of their time in each port. Availability is not guaranteed until a deposit is received and a booking is confirmed.  The prices above reflect a discount for those who wish to pay by cash. The regular price for this cruise is approximately 3% more than the discounted price shown above.  We offer this discount for those who wish to pay by check or money order, otherwise, when paying by any other means, such as a third party like PayPal, the discount no longer applies.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, there may be times when tours, teachers, itinerary, inclusions, projects, special offers and schedules may need to change or be canceled without notice.  This does not negate our cancellation policy. In order to participate in related activities, all cruises and tours offered through World of Quilts Travel must be booked through Deb Roberts Tours.  We cannot make exceptions, thank you for your understanding.  Deb Roberts' Tours is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

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