December 22: LYON
Boarding fom 6.00 p.m. in Lyon (quai Claude Bernard). Welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Dinner on board followed by a Lyon-by-Night cruise, sailing past the beautifully illuminated old quarters of Lyon.
December 23: LYON - VIVIERS
Full board on board. Morning spent cruising toward Viviers. In the afternoon, guided walking tour of the city (a medieval town classed as a conservation area) and its cathedral which dominates the entrance to the “gorge” in the Rhone where you can admire the Gobelin tapestries. Tasting of local products. Gala evening. Overnight.
December 24: VIVIERS - AVIGNON
Morning spent cruising toward Avignon. Full board on board. Passage through the Bollène lock which, with a variation in height of 20 meters (65 ft.), was one of the major civil engineering works of the 1950s. In the afternoon, guided tour of the “City of Popes”. The Papal palace is one of the finest representations of the Gothic architecture of the fourteenth century. It is the largest Gothic palace in the world, the only papal palace built outside Rome but also the fastest site for the time. Christmas evening. Midnight mass in one of the city’s churches (book and pay for transfer on board (1)). Overnight.
December 25: AVIGNON
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark around 10:00 a.m. End of our services.
Optional additional night on board. This offer includes all onboard meals and accommodation.