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2019 2020

All the must-see sites on the Rhône between Lyon, Provence, and the Camargue (port-to-port cruise)

7 Days - LMY_INVAIP
# Description

Cruise

LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - AVIGNON - ARLES(2) - VIVIERS - LYON

Discover the authentic Provence combining style and refinement, a cruise brimming with splendid scenery and great food as well as a once-in-a-lifetime evening at a Paul Bocuse restaurant.

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 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

  • The Luberon Region and its hilltop villages
  • The scenery and traditions of the Camargue
  • Colorful Provence
  • Optional dinner at Paul Bocuse’s Abbaye de Collonges Restaurant(2-3)
  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Lyon and a tasting of fine food at Paul Bocuse’s Les Halles de Lyon(1)
    • The Cité du Chocolat in Tain l’Hermitage
    • Avignon and the imposing Papal Palace
    • The village of Gordes and the Sénanque Abbey(5)
    • The Camargue and its customs
    • The Gorges de l’Ardèche, the most beautiful canyon in Europe

Route

Day 1

LYON

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After you’ve comfortably settled into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment on board.

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Day 2

LYON - COLLONGES-AU-MONT-D'OR

In the morning, join us for a guided tour of the city and a tasting at Paul Bocuses Les Halles de Lyon(1). We’ll cross through the city and go up Fourvière Hill to the white basilica, before heading over to Vieux Lyon. Don’t miss the tasting of fine food at Paul Bocuse’s Les Halles de Lyon. We’ll enjoy a snack of local sausage and cheese, topped off with a lovely glass of wine*.

We’ll then join the Saône River and head towards our next port of call, Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or.

Join us for an optional extraordinary French gastronomic experience at Paul Bocuses Abbaye de Collonges (reservation mandatory before departure).(2-3) This will be a singular experience in an exceptional setting where you’ll be able to relish in out-of-this-world courses prepared by some of the most renowned chefs. At the end of our delicious evening, we’ll return on board the ship and start sailing.

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Day 3

TAIN L'HERMITAGE - AVIGNON

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. Lastly, we’ll indulge in a tasting of course!

We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Avignon, reaching it in the evening. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

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Day 4

AVIGNON - ARLES(4)

This morning, join us for a guided tour of the Papal Palace, an imposing fortress and luxurious palace that symbolizes the power of the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages.

Or

Join us for an excursion to Gordes, awarded the label of “One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France", and a tour of the Sénanque Abbey(5), known for its lovely lavender fields and all the products the monks produce, including lavender honey.

We’ll start sailing towards Arles. Enjoy some free time before returning on board for an evening of entertainment.

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Day 5

ARLES(4) - VIVIERS

This morning, join us for an excursion to the Camargue and a visit to a manade, where bulls are raised and horses are trained, to learn about the various traditions in the area.

We’ll spend the afternoon cruising through the gorgeous French countryside, passing by Valence and Montélimar.

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Day 6

VIVIERS - LA VOULTE

This morning, join us for a guided tour of Viviers, an open-air museum where the pages of history are written in stone.

Set out on a visit to the Gorges de lArdèche with us this afternoon. This panoramic tour will bring you to the heart of the treasures found in the area.

We’ll return on board the ship in La Voulte and start sailing towards Lyon. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 7

LYON

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2019
Departure 09/18/2019
Arrival 09/24/2019
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
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Departure 09/30/2019
Arrival 10/06/2019
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Sold out
Departure 10/06/2019
Arrival 10/12/2019
FROM $ 1,730 PP
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 10/19/2019
Arrival 10/25/2019
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Sold out
Departure 10/25/2019
Arrival 10/31/2019
FROM $ 1,730 PP
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Cruise in the opposite way

Be careful, the itinerary and/or excursions may differ in the opposite direction

REF. LMY_AIPP SEE THE FILE

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

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 - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - accommodations in double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - excursions mentioned in the program - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional dinner at Paul Bocuse’s Abbaye de Collonges (reservation mandatory before departure) - transfers to/from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Lyon and tasting at the Halles Paul Bocuse Tain L'Hermitage and the Cité du Chocolat Gordes and Sénanque Abbey The Camargue Viviers The Gorges de l'Ardèche
Classic

Gordes and the Sénanque Abbey

We’ll leave by coach for a visit to Gordes. Located in the heart of the Provençal countryside, Gordes has been awarded the label of “One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France.” Its cobblestone streets and dry-stone wall ho...

Duration 4h00 Classic

La cité du chocolat in tain l'Hermitage

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. During the tour of our virtual factory, you'll be invited to take p...

Duration 2h00 Discovery

Touring the Camargue and visiting a manade

Enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the Camargue. Sit back and admire the rivers, marshes, ponds, pink flamingoes, black bulls and the famous, indigenous Camargue horses. Discover the salt and rice fields that make the area so well known. We'll visi...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Guided tour of Viviers

You will leave the boat on foot for a guided tour of Viviers. The third largest protected sector in the Rhône Alpes regions, residence of bishops since the Vth century, Viviers, a small town with a population of 3,500 is like an open-air museum...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Lyon and Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Join us on a guided tour of Lyon. We’ll cross through the city and go up Fourvière Hill to the white basilica, the best place to take in the view. Then we’ll head over to Vieux Lyon to have a look at its historical homes and the &q...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Gorges de l'Ardèche

Set off on a panoramic tour by coach to the Ardeche Gorges, an area which abounds with wonderful dramatic and unspoilt natural scenery. Your breath will be taken away by the views of the mountain relief, with steep valleys, dense vegetation, the ever...

Duration 4h00 Classic
6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Lyon and tasting at the Halles Paul Bocuse Tain L'Hermitage and the Cité du Chocolat Avignon and the Papal Palace The Camargue Viviers The Gorges de l'Ardèche
Classic

Avignon and the Pope's Palace

You will set out on foot for the guided tour of the old town of Avignon. With the Pope's Palace, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and a testimony to the city's past when it was known as the capital of Christianity back in the Middle-Ages, A...

Duration 3h00 Classic

Touring the Camargue and visiting a manade

Enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the Camargue. Sit back and admire the rivers, marshes, ponds, pink flamingoes, black bulls and the famous, indigenous Camargue horses. Discover the salt and rice fields that make the area so well known. We'll visi...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Guided tour of Viviers

You will leave the boat on foot for a guided tour of Viviers. The third largest protected sector in the Rhône Alpes regions, residence of bishops since the Vth century, Viviers, a small town with a population of 3,500 is like an open-air museum...

Duration 2h00 Classic

Lyon and Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Join us on a guided tour of Lyon. We’ll cross through the city and go up Fourvière Hill to the white basilica, the best place to take in the view. Then we’ll head over to Vieux Lyon to have a look at its historical homes and the &q...

Duration 4h00 Classic

La cité du chocolat in tain l'Hermitage

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. During the tour of our virtual factory, you'll be invited to take p...

Duration 2h00 Discovery

Gorges de l'Ardèche

Set off on a panoramic tour by coach to the Ardeche Gorges, an area which abounds with wonderful dramatic and unspoilt natural scenery. Your breath will be taken away by the views of the mountain relief, with steep valleys, dense vegetation, the ever...

Duration 4h00 Classic

Gastronomic dinner at Paul Bocuse’s Abbaye de Collonges

We’ll leave on foot for Paul Bocuse’s Abbaye de Collonges for a veritable French feast. Paul Bocuse was a three-star gourmet chef who was known for his innovative approach to cuisine and his love for fresh, high-quality ingredients. This...

Duration 3h30 Classic

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse are closed on Sundays and Mondays. In this instance, arrangements will be made so as to maintain the tasting of local products.

(2) Optional excursion.

(3) Dinner at the Abbaye de Collonges or in a Paul Bocuse restaurant depending of the number of participants.

(4) The stopover in Arles can be replaced by a stopover in Avignon depending on passage through the locks.

(5) If the Abbey is closed, we'll visit the Lavender Museum instead.

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

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