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2018
FROM $ 2,429 per person

Cruise in Provence along the Canal du Rhone-à-Sète, from Arles to Sète

7 Days - AVF_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

ARLES - GALLICIAN - AIGUES-MORTES - PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS - SETE

From Arles to Sète, join us on a cruise through breathtaking sceneries. Discover 2,500 years of history in Arles before visiting Aigues-Mortes, a medieval fortified town with a prestigious heritage in the heart of one of the most beautiful natural sites of Provence. You will also have a chance to explore the Camargue and Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the jewels of the Languedoc known as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France.

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All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • A wonderful journey through charming towns and historic sites
  • Enjoy the authenticity of local delicacies
  • Bicycles available on board
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Arles and olive oil production
    • The beauty of the Camargue
    • The fortified city of Aigues-Mortes and the salt marshes
    • A traditional Camargue experience with a manade
    • Étang De Thau and its oyster farms
    • Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France

Cruise

Day 1

ARLES

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. Tonight we'll enjoy dinner and remain in port overnight.

Day 2

ARLES - GALLICIAN

Tour of Arles(2). We'll discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. We'll finish up our tour with a tasting of some local products. Afterwards, we'll return to the ship and spend the afternoon cruising to Gallician. We'll travel on the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal.

Day 3

GALLICIAN - AIGUES-MORTES

This morning we'll have an excursion to the Camargue. Afterwards, you can enjoy some free time in the splendid city of Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Aigues-Mortes, arriving in the early evening.

Day 4

AIGUES MORTES - PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS

Join us for a tour of Aigues-Mortes(2). This old, fortified city with a rich heritage is located in the middle of the marshes and is one of the most beautiful sites in Provence. We'll board a tourist train and tour the salt marches and visit the salt museum. Afterwards, we'll return to the ship. We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Palavas-Les-Flots. Spend some free time discovering the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich identity reaches back for more than three centuries.

Day 5

PALAVAS-LES-FLOTES - SETE(1)

We'll set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon, and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Sète, arriving in the early evening.

Day 6

SETE

We'll leave on an excursion to the Étang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. We'll visit the Étang de Thau Museum, where we'll discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen. You'll be able to taste some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace. The afternoon will be dedicated to a tour of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the most beautiful villages in France. We'll return on board for our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7

SETE - Arles or Avignon

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer from Sète to Arles or Avignon. End of our services.

 

Dates & Prices

Departure city

* Price based on double occupancy

START IN 2018
Departure 06/29/2018
Arrival 07/05/2018
FROM $ 3,239 per person
Ship : MS Anne-Marie Anchors : 5
Departure 07/27/2018
Arrival 08/02/2018
FROM $ 4,562 per person
Ship : MS Anne-Marie Anchors : 5
Sold out
Departure 08/10/2018
Arrival 08/16/2018
FROM $ 2,429 per person
Ship : MS Anne-Marie Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - the transfer Sete/Arles - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - the excursions mentioned in the program - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses - all other services not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.

Shore Excursions

6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package: Arles & Olive Oil The Camargue, Aigues-Mortes & the Salins du Midi Saltworks Visit of a manade The Bassin (or Etang) de Thau Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
Classic

Guided visit of Arles and visit to an olive oil producer

Set off on foot for a guided visit of Arles. Arles is over 2000 years old with exceptionally well-preserved ancient architectural masterpieces and is a real open-air museum. This important tourist and cultural site welcomes visitors with open arms. D...

Duration 4h00

The Camargue

Set off on a panoramic guided tour of the Camargue. You can admire the rivers, marshland and lakes, the pink flamingos, bulls and the famous white Camargue horses. You can also admire the many salt marshes and rice fields, nowadays industries famous...

Duration 4h00

Visit of Aigues-Mortes and the Salins du Midi Saltworks

Set off for a guided visit of Aigues Mortes. The old walled town of Aigues-Mortes is a city with a prestigious heritage located in the middle of marshlands in one of the loveliest natural settings in Provence. You will then board a tourist train whic...

Duration 3h00

Discover a manade

Discover a manade and the life of its herders during a wagon tour and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have a delicious snack with products from the farm.   Duration: approx. 3:00 Wear comfortable, sturdy walking...

Duration 3h00

Visit the Etang de Thau

The Etang De Thau is well known for its shellfish. We'll visit the Etang de Thau Museum, where you'll learn about the shellfish farmers and fishermen. Afterwards, you'll enjoy a commented tasting of some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of...

Duration 2h15

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and the Devil's Bridge

We'll depart from Sète by coach with our guide towards the Pont du Diable (Devil's Bridge), located at the heart of the Hérault Gorges. We'll then discover Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, listed as one of the most beautiful...

Duration 4h30

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Anne-Marie

2 Decks

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) Depending on mooring availability and weather conditions, the stopover in Sète could be replaced by a stopover in Frontignan.

(2) According to where the ship is moored, coach transfer will be organized on board. A €20 additional charge will be requested at that time.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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