Cruise along the North-South Axis from Amsterdam to Avignon

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AMSTERDAM - WESEL - DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - WORMS - STRASBOURG - BASEL - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE - LYON - TOURNON - ARLES - AVIGNON

DAY 1: AMSTERDAM

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour Amsterdam on board a canal boat. 

DAY 2: AMSTERDAM

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Amsterdam and the diamond district.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam to explore and learn about all the must-see and out-of-the-way sites in the city.
This afternoon, join us on the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Haarlem.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Haarlem all the way to the sand dunes along the flower route.
We'll return on board in Amsterdam. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 3: AMSTERDAM - WESEL - DÜSSELDORF

This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. Enjoy some brief time on your own before we return on board in Düsseldorf. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 4: DUSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ

This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne (coach transfer towards Königswinter). The afternoon will be spent cruising to Cologne, reaching it early this evening. After dinner, we'll go for a stroll towards the "Deutsches Eck".

DAY 5: KOBLENZ - MAINZ - WORMS

This morning will be spent cruising towards Mainz. Join us on the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays - return-trip by coach to Worms).
DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards leaving from Mainz.
Our ship will cruise to Strasbourg through the night.

DAY 6: STRASBOURG - BASEL

This morning, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Strasbourg to discover the most beautiful sites of the European capital. The afternoon will be spent sailing to Basel. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 7: BASEL - Coach transfer to Besançon - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

We'll disembark in Basel and travel by coach to Besançon, a charming city renowned for its architecture and history. After lunch, we will go for a walking tour to discover its many historical landmarks. We'll then continue on to Chalon-Sur-Saône and board our ship at 5:30 p.m. We'll start cruising towards Lyon. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 8: LYON - TOURNON

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Lyon where you'll discover its famous "traboules", types of passageways that are typical of the city.
DISCOVERY: Bike ride through the main monuments and districts of Lyon followed by a tasting of local products in the heart of the old town.
The afternoon will be spent cruising. After dinner, join us for an evening of dancing.

DAY 9: TOURNON - ARLES

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Tournon. We'll visit the imposing Castle-Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône and conclude our visit with a tasting of regional products and wines.
DISCOVERY: We'll leave on foot for the Cité du Chocolat in Tain-l'Hermitage. Come and explore, smell and taste chocolate in all of its forms at the Valrhona discovery center.
This afternoon will be spent cruising to Arles. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 10: ARLES - AVIGNON

This morning, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Arles, a highly cultural city rich with vestiges of the Roman Empire.
DISCOVERY: Hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence.
We'll cruise towards Avignon. This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace.
DISCOVERY: Hike along the pont du Gard and visit to the museum.
Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 11: AVIGNON

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services. 

 

Please note: For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
 
Transport

Port-to-port cruise, without transfers.

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