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Escape to Provence

3 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 LYON
Boarding at 3.00pm in Lyon, Claude Bernard’s quay. Time to settle comfortably in your cabins. Afternoon spent cruising southwards down the river. Meet the crew during a welcome cocktail reception. Dinner on board, followed by an evening of entertainment. Sailing at night.
 
DAY 2 AVIGNON - ARLES
Morning spent cruising.
Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: visit the ancient citadel “palais des Papes” surrounded by ramparts and perched on a rock over the river, once a lavish court bustling with artists and scholars.
 
DISCOVERY as a supplement: hike along the pont du Gard and visit to the museum, You’ll leave by coach for the Pont du Gard, a true masterpiece of ancient architecture. We’ll hike along the aqueduct trail, a 2-mile walk through the site with numerous viewing points. At the end of our trek, we’ll visit the museum.
 
Back to the ship for dinner and a gala evening while cruising on to Arles. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 3 ARLES - PORT SAINT LOUIS - MARTIGUES(2) - Lyon
Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: disembark around 8.00am on a sightseeing tour of the Camargue (optional), a huge plain where the sea and marchlands are home to a great number of species of waterfowl.
 
DISCOVERY as a supplement: safari in the Camargue. Far from the tourist traps, discover the Petite and Grande Camargue from the back of a jeep with local guides who will share their enthusiasm for this legendary area. You’ll cross the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue.
 
Return on board and afternoon spent sailing. Disembark at 4.00pm. End of our journey.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Ship docks in the heart of Martigues 
  • Avignon and the Popes' Palace 
  • The wild Camargue
All This Included
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea. 
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine 
  • Farewell Gala dinner 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use 
  • Shore excursions with wireless audio system Port Talk 
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception 
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess 
  • Entertainment : On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show 
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance 
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Van Gogh or MS Mistral
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 
  • (1) Stop in Martigues subject to mooring port availability, if necessary the mooring port may be changed to Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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