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2022 2023

Cruise along the South-North Axis from Arles to Amsterdam

11 Days - ASA_AIPP
# Description

Cruise

ARLES - MARTIGUES(1) - AVIGNON - VIVIERS - TAIN L'HERMITAGE – LYON - BASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF – AMSTERDAM

Let yourself be tempted by this charming cruise along  two mythical rivers, the Rhone and the Rhine. From the France via Germany to Netherlands you will enjoy 11 unforgettable days. Discover Arles and Avignon, two UNESCO World Heritage cities willing to retale their history through pleasant walks or bike rides. Visit also Mainz with its cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Croisi +
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 onboard
  • 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

  • The combination of history, tradition and culture, a passionate encounter
  • Visit the hidden treasures in France, Germany and Holland
  • Historic sites, charming towns, the wonderful flavours of the products from the regions - so much pleasure to share during a cruise
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED :
    • Arles and its vestiges of the Roman Empire
    • Avignon and the Papal Palace
    • Strasbourg, European capital
    • Amsterdam and its unique atmosphere
    • The open-air museum in Arnhem

Route

Day 1

ARLES

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board. In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Arles, a highly cultural town enriched with vestiges from the Roman Empire.

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Day 2

ARLES - PORT SAINT LOUIS - MARTIGUES(1)

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Discover the Camargue. We'll visit a "manade" (bull breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works with the animals.
DISCOVERY: Safari in jeeps through the Camargue for an original immersion in the wilderness.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Martigues. Enjoy some free time exploring the city on your own before we set off once again for Avignon.

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Day 3

AVIGNON - VIVIERS, The Ardèche Gorges

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.
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the Ardèche Gorges.
Our ship will cruise to Viviers.

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Day 4

VIVIERS - TAIN L'HERMITAGE, The Vercors Plateau

This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Discover the Vercors and taste the famous Clairette de Die*. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise to Lyon.

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Day 5

LYON - BASEL

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Lyon and travel by coach to Basel.

Passengers are welcome to board our ship a. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board.

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Day 6

BREISACH

This morning, join us for an excursion in both packages: A guided tour of Breisach, just one of the lovely riverside cities we’ll visit, along with a wine tasting.*

This afternoon, join us for an excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(2).  Colmar is a colorful city bursting with Alsatian charm. We’ll spend time in the romantic Little Venice neighborhood before visiting the Unterlinden Museum. The museum exhibits span 7,000 years—from prehistoric times to modern art. The most regarded masterpiece in its collection is the polyptych by artists Niclaus of Haguenau and Grünewald.

Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

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Day 7

BREISACH - STRASBOURG

We'll arrive in Strasbourg early this afternoon. Excursion for both packages: Boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its cathedral.
Enjoy an evening of dancing as our ship starts sailing towards Mainz

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Day 8

MAINZ - KOBLENZ

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.)
DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards.
We'll return on board and cruise up the most beautiful part of the Rhine River towards Koblenz, passing numerous castles as well as the infamous Lorelei Rock along the way. This evening, join our hostess for a tour of the city.

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Day 9

KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF

We'll depart for Cologne, reaching it later this morning. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne on foot. Our tour will allow you to wonder at the majestic cathedral, the old town as well as the famous Fragrance Museum (exterior only.) Enjoy time at leisure in the city before we head back to the ship in Düsseldorf by coach. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. 

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Day 10

DÜSSELDORF - XANTEN - NIJMEGEN - AMSTERDAM

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. Meanwhile, our ship cruises towards Nijmegen where we'll board it again after our tour. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

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Day 11

AMSTERDAM

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

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2022
Departure 06/15/2022
Arrival 06/25/2022
FROM $ 4,337 PP
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Departure 10/04/2022
Arrival 10/14/2022
FROM $ 4,251 PP
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* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
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 - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner lunch on Day 5 (excluding drinks)- coach transfer from Lyon to Basel - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points(2) - personal expenses.

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

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


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, the stopover in Martigues could be replaced by a stopover in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône.

(2) The museum is closed on Tuesdays. It will be replaced by a visit to the Hansi Museum instead.

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

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