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.
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
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.
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