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Cruising the Rhone & the Saone
to provence & camargue

7 day cruise from 999 Euros
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Cruise on the Rhone & the saone

gateway to Provence & Camargue


We have 3 different ships cruising the mighty river Rhone on a regular basis. The cruise starts from Lyon, a beutiful city well worth a visit, and takes you all the way to the Mediterranee. The perfect cruise to see Provence and the Camargue. You'll be cruising every day.Welook forward to welcoming you on board.





on board MS camargue


on board MS mistral


on board van gogh


Unique, hi-tech, paddle river ship.
Year built: 2014
Number of cabins: 48 cabins
Capacity: 96 passengers

Unique, hi-tech, paddle river ship.
Year built: 2014
Number of cabins: 48 cabins
Capacity: 96 passengers

Built: 2002 - refurbished in 2010
Length: 110 m
Width: 11,40 m
Cabins: 67
Passengers: 138


Onboard amenities:
Lounge/bar with panoramic windows and dance floor, patio, restaurant wich sit down all passengers at once, vast sun deck with recliner seats, gift shop. Air-conditioning throughout the entire ship and in each cabin. Free Wi-Fi on board.


Itinerary

Martigues - ARLES - AVIGNON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - Vienne - Chalon-sur-saone

DAY 1: MARTIGUES

Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Martigues at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

DAY 2: PORT SAINT LOUIS - ARLES - AVIGNON

We'll cruise towards Port-Saint-Louis. Join us for the optional 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. This afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Arles, a highly cultural town enriched with vestiges from the Roman Empire. DISCOVERY: Hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence. We'll cruise to Avignon.


DAY 3: AVIGNON - VIVIERS

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace. The afternoon will be spent cruising to Viviers. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour on foot of the city.


DAY 4: VIVIERS - TAIN L'HERMITAGE

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour of the Ardèche Gorges. We'll return to the ship in La Voulte. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Discover the Vercors and taste the famous Clairette de Die*. We'll return on board in Tain-l'Hermitage.


DAY 5: TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - LYON

We'll cruise towards Vienne this morning. Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Vienne, a city rich with Roman vestiges. DISCOVERY: Explore Vienne on a Segway for an original tour of this charming "Gallo-Roman” city. We'll then cruise towards Lyon. Join us for the optional 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. We'll return on board, and depart at nightfall to admire the city lights in Lyon.


DAY 6: TOURNUS - CHALON-SUR-SAONE

We'll begin to cruise early in the morning towards Tournus. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit the famous Hospices de Beaune, whose facade is today regarded as a superior example of Northern Renaissance civic architecture. We'll continue along the Burgundy Wine Route and through villages with names that evoke the great French wines. We'll then return on board in Chalon-sur-Saône at the end of the afternoon. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.



DAY 7: CHALON-SUR-SAONE

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Martigues could be replaced by a stopover in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône.



7 day cruise from 999 Euros

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Excursions

Classic package
(9 shore excursions: 346 Euros)

Touring the Camargue and visiting a manade.
Guided walking tour of Arles.
Avignon and the Pope's Palace
Guided tour of Viviers.
Gorges de l'Ardèche.
Excursion into the Vercors.
Guided tour of Vienne.
Guided tour of Lyon.
Excursion to the Burgundy Vineyards and the Hospices de Beaune.



Discovery package
(10 shore excursions: 512 Euros)

Hike along the pont du Gard and visit to the museum
''Safari'' in the Camargue.
Hike through the Alpilles Mountains and the village of Baux-de-Provence
Guided tour of Viviers.
Gorges de l'Ardèche.
Excursion into the Vercors
Visiting Vienne on a segway.
Guided bike tour of Lyon.
Excursion to the Burgundy Vineyards and the Hospices de Beaune.
Avignon and the Pope's Palace



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Price includes:

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship - drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.



These rates do not include:

Drinks from our wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.



To avoid currency exchange fees
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• US citizens will be charged in US dollars using credit card.