A chateau in southern France.

Cruise Burgundy and Provence

September 26, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Price starting at: $3,695

Savor Burgundy wines, lavender-scented foothills, culinary traditions, and world-renowned landmarks as you cruise the Rhône and Saône Rivers in Southern France. Unpack once and travel with ease as you enjoy an exclusively chartered first-class ship. Visit the Palais des Papes in the medieval walled city of Avignon and follow in the footsteps of gladiators in Arles. Explore Beaune, the winemaking capital of the Burgundy region, and delight in Lyon, replete with scenic parks and riverside paths. In several ports, choose from a selection of included excursions. Consider a guided bike tour along the river or a safari in Camargue, France’s rugged cowboy country. This delightful journey in Southern France includes an extensive meal plan, plus wine and beer with lunch and dinner. There is no single supplement for solo travelers. Read More >

A familiar face to many alumni, Paula Bonner, Emerita President and Chief Alumni Officer, along with her partner Ann Schaffer, will serve as your host for this wonderful cruise through Southern France. Paula retired in 2017 after 28 years of service to WAA and thirteen years with UW Athletics. In 2015, she was inducted into the UW Athletics Hall of Fame.

“I had the privilege of working with 8 different chancellors over the course of my 41 years of service to UW and the joy of being part of both the University’s and the Alumni Assocation’s growth and development. However, nothing every inspired me more than to be out and about the state, country, and abroad meeting and getting to know thousands of incredible Badger alumni. I hope you’ll join me and Ann as we enjoy the culture, history, food and wine of Southern France next September.”

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