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The Camargue and The Gateway to Provence 2018 (Itinerary B)

7-day River Cruise with CroisiEurope

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1: Lyon - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE
We'll meet up in Lyon at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Brasserie Georges for our departure by coach towards Chalon-sur-Saône. 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.
 
DAY 2: MÂCON, Beaujolais vineyards - LYON
Enjoy some free time on your own in the heart of Mâcon. Afterwards, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the Beaujolais vineyards. Tonight, join us on a cruise through Lyon by night to admire the city lights.
 
DAY 3: LYON - TAIN L’HERMITAGE, Valley of the Côtes du Rhône
Join us for the excursions proposed:
 
CLASSIC: Panoramic 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. We'll finish up our tour with a tasting of local products in the heart of the old town. 
 
We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Tain-l'Hermitage, arriving in the evening.
 
DAY 4: TAIN L’HERMITAGE, The Ardèche gorges - AVIGNON
This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: discover the Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of the famous Chauvet Cave (only available through pre-reservation with your travel agency before your departure). We'll start cruising to Avignon.
 
DAY 5: AVIGNON - ARLES
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 depart for Arles. Enjoy some free time in the old section of this highly cultural city, enriched with vestiges of the Roman Empire.
 
DAY 6: ARLES, The Camargue - MARTIGUES(1)
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 continue cruising towards Martigues. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
 
Day 7: MARTIGUES(1) - Lyon
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Martigues at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer back to Lyon, stopping for lunch along the way. We'll reach Lyon early in the afternoon. End of our services.  
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • An exceptional cruise on the Saône to the mouth of the Rhône River
  • The Pont D'Arc Cavern, replica of the Chauvet Cave
  • Lyon and its peculiar "traboules"
  • Avignon and the Papal Palace with its private apartments
  • Safari in jeeps through the wild Camargue

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 Mistral or MS Van Gough
Notes
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • (1) Depending on mooring availabilities, the stopover in Martigues may be replaced by Port Saint Louis du Rhône. 
  • 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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