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The Camargue and The Gateway to Provence

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 : CHALON-SUR-SAONE
Boarding at 6:30 p.m., welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Dinner on board. Cruising in the evening towards Mâcon.
 
DAY 2 : MACON - Beaujolais vineyards - LYON
Full board on board. You will have a chance to stroll in the old town of Mâcon. Around 11:00 a.m., cruise to Montmerle. Coach tour of the Beaujolais vineyards, followed by a visit to the "Hameau du Vin" (wine village, a wine museum that is unique in Europe). Cruise to Lyon. Lyon by night, with the illuminated buildings in the old quarters seen from the water. Overnight.
 
DAY 3 : LYON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - Côtes du Rhône Valley
Full board on board. Excursion in Lyon, the second largest city in France, admirably situated at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône. Cruise to Tain l'Hermitage where you'll arrive in the evening. Overnight.
 
DAY 4 : TAIN L'HERMITAGE - The Ardèche Gorges - AVIGNON
Full board on board. Departure of the boat early in the morning, passing close to Valence, Montélimar and Viviers. After lunch, excursion to the Ardèche gorges. The itinerary follows the famous “route des gorges” where you can explore the harmonious meanderings of the river. Here, the Ardèche has eroded the cliff-face to create a grandiose natural arch. Discover the Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of Chauvet Cave. Arrival at the end of the evening. Dinner on board. The boat will head for Avignon.
 
DAY 5 : AVIGNON - ARLES
Full board on board. Guided tour of the Palace of the Popes, a citadel surrounded by ramparts and perched on a rocky outcropping over the river. Cruise to Arles. Arriving in the afternoon, free time to explore the old town of Arles. Overnight.
 
DAY 6 : ARLES - THE CAMARGUE - MARTIGUES (1)
Full board on board. Excursion in the Camargue. Area where the sea, wetlands and ponds are inhabited by an extraordinary variety of bird life. Visit of the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, which is famous for its gypsy gatherings. Return on board in Port-Saint-Louis. Continuation of the cruise through the Fos Canal which runs alongside the Mediterranean, heading for Martigues. Gala evening. Overnight.
 
DAY 7 : MARTIGUES (1)
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark at Martigues.End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Ship docks in the heart of Martigues Lyon
  • Rhone cruise by night
  • Beaujolais vineyards
  • The unspoiled the Ardèche gorges
  • Avignon, the city of the Popes
  • 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) Depending on mooring's availabilities, the stopover in Martigues may be replaced by Port Saint Louis du Rhône. (2) This cruise is also available in the other direction.
  • 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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