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From the Saône to the Rhône 2018

8-day River Cruise with CroisiEurope

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: LYON
Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Lyon at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be followed by an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 2: LYON - MÂCON
Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Lyon where you'll discover its famous "traboules", types of passageways that are typical of the city. 
 
DISCOVERY: Bike ride through the main monuments and districts of Lyon followed by a tasting of local products in the heart of the old town.
 
We’ll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising to Mâcon. Enjoy dinner and an evening of dancing.
 
DAY 3: MÂCON - VIENNE
Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Visit the Abbey ruins in Cluny. 
 
DISCOVERY: Guided tour on foot of Mâcon, capital of the Beaujolais, followed by a tasting of local products. 
 
We’ll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising to Vienne. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. We'll reach Vienne later this evening.
 
DAY 4: VIENNE - ARLES
Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Vienne. 
 
DISCOVERY: Explore Vienne on a Segway for an original tour of this charming “Gallo-Roman” city known for its art and history. 
 
We’ll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 5: ARLES, The Camargue
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Arles and a local olive oil producer's. 
 
In the afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Discover the Camargue. We’ll visit a "manade" (horse 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.
 
We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of traditional Provençal entertainment.
 
DAY 6: ARLES - AVIGNON - VIVIERS
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. 
 
We’ll return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Viviers.
 
DAY 7: VIVIERS - TOURNON - LYON
This morning will be spent cruising. Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Tournon. We'll visit the imposing Castle-Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône followed by a tasting of local wines and regional delicacies.
 
DISCOVERY: 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.
 
We’ll then return on board. Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise towards Lyon during the night.
 
DAY 8: LYON
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Extensive discovery of the region and its terroir
  • This cruise exists with a biking-adapted program, ref LSR_BIKAIP
  • Tastings of local specialties in Mâcon and Tournon
  • The highly spiritual Cluny Abbey
  • Visit to a local olive oil producer's in Arles
  • Lyon and its peculiar "traboules"
  • Safari in jeeps through the wild Camargue
  • Avignon and the Papal Palace with its private apartments

All This Included
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at onboard bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Camargue
Notes
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* 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.


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