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Cruise in Provence along the Canal du Rhone-à-Sète, from Arles to Sète 2018

7-day River Cruise with CroisiEurope

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: ARLES
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. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner and remain in port overnight.
 
DAY 2: ARLES - GALLICIAN
Tour of Arles(2). We'll discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. We'll finish up our tour with a tasting of some local products. Afterwards, we’ll return to the ship and spend the afternoon cruising to Gallician. We'll travel on the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal.
 
DAY 3: GALLICIAN - AIGUES-MORTES
This morning we’ll have an excursion to the Camargue. Afterwards, you can enjoy some free time in the splendid city of Saint-Marie-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Aigues-Mortes, arriving in the early evening.
 
DAY 4: AIGUES MORTES - PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS
Join us for a tour of Aigues-Mortes(2). This old, fortified city with a rich heritage is located in the middle of the marshes and is one of the most beautiful sites in Provence. We'll board a tourist train and tour the salt marches and visit the salt museum. Afterwards, we’ll return to the ship. We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Palavas-Les-Flots. Spend some free time discovering the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich identity reaches back for more than three centuries.
 
DAY 5: PALAVAS-LES-FLOTES - SETE(1)
We'll set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon, and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Sète, arriving in the early evening.
 
DAY 6: SETE
We'll leave on an excursion to the Étang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. We'll visit the Étang de Thau Museum, where we'll discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen. You'll be able to taste some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace. The afternoon will be dedicated to a tour of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the most beautiful villages in France. We'll return on board for our gala dinner and evening.
 
DAY 7: SETE - Arles or Avignon
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer from Sète to Arles or Avignon. End of our services.
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River Cruise Highlights
  • A wonderful journey through charming towns and historic sites
  • Enjoy the authenticity of local delicacies 
  • Bicycles available on board
  • Arles and olive oil production
  • The beauty of the Camargue
  • The fortified city of Aigues-Mortes and the salt marshes
  • A traditional Camargue experience with a manade
  • Étang De Thau and its oyster farms
  • Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France

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 
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Anne-Marie
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 availability and weather conditions, the stopover in Sète could be replaced by a stopover in Frontignan.
  • (2) According to where the ship is moored, coach transfer will be organized on board. A €20 additional charge will be requested at that time. 
  • 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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