Day 1: CHALON SUR SAONE
At 6.30pm Boarding to Chalon-sur-Saone, presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. First dinner on board. The boat will leave Chalon-sur-Saone to move to Macon.
DAY 2 MACON - Beaujolais vineyards - LYON
Free time to take a walk in the old town of Mâcon. Optional excursion common for both packages: coach tour of the Beaujolais vineyards. Return on board, Cruise to discover Lyon by night, with the illuminations in the old quarters of Lyon, a unique spectacle. Overnight stopover.
DAY 3 LYON - TAIN L’HERMITAGE - Valley of the Côtes du Rhône
CLASSIC: the morning will start with an excursion through Lyon. You will discover the second largest city in France admirably situated at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Discover all of Lyon’s touristic highlights in only 2.5 hours and with little effort! Enjoy a leisurely bike ride around the lake in the Parc de la Tête d'Or and on the banks of the Rhône River. Don’t miss the tasting of local products and delicacies in the heart of Vieux Lyon!
Return on board. Departure for Tain l’Hermitage where you will arrive in the evening. Overnight stopover.
DAY 4 TAIN L’HERMITAGE - The Ardèche gorges - AVIGNON
Morning spent cruising. Optional excursion common for both packages: discover the Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of Chauvet Cave (only on compulsory pre-reservation before the departure - with your agency). Arrival at the end of the evening. The boat will head for Avignon.
DAY 5 AVIGNON - ARLES
CLASSIC: guided tour of Avignon and the “palais des Papes”, a veritable citadel perched on a rocky pinnacle, surrounded by imposing ramparts.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: 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.
Return on board and departure for Arles. Arrival during the afternoon, free time in the old town of Arles. Overnight stopover.
DAY 6 ARLES - THE CAMARGUE - MARTIGUES(1)
CLASSIC: excursion in the Camargue. We’ll visit a "manade" (horse breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works with the animals.
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 gala evening. Overnight stopover.
Day 7: MARTIGUES (1)
Disembark at Martigues. End of our services.