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The Camargue and The Gateway to Provence (Itinerary B)
7 days with CroisiEurope  |  See Prices

  • 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

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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.
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.  
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Mistral or MS Van Gough
  • 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
  • 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.