DAY 1: AVIGNON
Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Avignon at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew. Our ship will start sailing to Avignon.
DAY 2: AVIGNON (CITY OF THE POPES) - VIVIERS (THE VIVARAIS)
CLASSIC: Visit the Papal Palace, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Hike along the Pont du Gard and visit to the museum. You'll leave by coach for the Pont du Gard, a true masterpiece of ancient architecture. We'll hike along the aqueduct trail, a 2-mile walk through the site with numerous viewing points. At the end of our trek, we'll visit the museum.
In the afternoon, join us for an excursion common for both packages: tour of the Gorges de l’Ardèche by coach. We’ll then return on board in Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts. The ship will leave for Viviers. We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 3: VIVIERS - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE
The morning will be spent cruising. Excursion common for both packages: excursion to Vercors Regional Natural Park. We'll leave by coach towards Die, where you will visit a wine cellar and taste the famous Clairette de Die. Return on board in Tain-l'Hermitage. Tonight is our festival gala evening. We'll remain in port overnight.
DAY 4: TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - LYON
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Vienne, the Roman city.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Explore Vienne on a Segway! After familiarizing yourself with your Segway, you'll set off on an original tour of this charming “Gallo-Roman” city known for its art and history.
Enjoy lunch before disembarking at 2:00 p.m. End of our services.
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.