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Martigues, France

The Camargue and the Wild Rhone River

Example 4 Day Cruise aboard MS Van Gogh
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From Martigues to Lyon, France's third-largest city, experience the unique culture, food, and traditions of southeast France. This 4-day cruise aboard the MS Van Gogh offers a unique combination of village life, urban exploration and intriguing history. Sail along the Rhone River and make daily stops to visit Avignon and the City of Popes, expolore the Ardèche Gorges, and an excursion to the Vercors.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Martigues | Embark
Day 2 : Avignon | Ardèche Gorges
Day 3 : Viviers | Tain L'hermitage (the Vercors)
Day 4 : Vienne | Lyon | Disembark

Highlights

  • Tour the City of Popes and its palace, a citadel perched over the river
  • Discover the Pont d'Arc Cavern, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Set off on an excursion to the Vercors and enjoy a wine tasting

Ship

MS Van Gogh

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Martigues, France Salt Pond in Camargue, Southern Provence, France Viviers Cathedral Famous view of Lyon, France Explore small villages and towns as you sail

Day 1 Martigues | Embark

Board the MS Van Gogh in Martigues at 5:00 p.m. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board and cruise to Avignon.

Day 2 Avignon | Ardèche Gorges

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning join a guided visit of Avignon, the City of Popes and its palace, a citadel surrounded by ramparts and perched on a rocky outcropping over the river. Cruise to Roquemaure and depart for an excursion by coach to visit the Ardèche gorges and to discover the Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of Chauvet Cave. Get back on board in Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts and depart for Viviers.

Day 3 Viviers | Tain L'hermitage (the Vercors)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising to La Voulte. In the afternoon, set off on an excursion to the Vercors and enjoy a wine tasting of the famous Clairette de Die. Return on board at Tain l'Hermitage for your gala evening on board. 

Day 4 Vienne | Lyon | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a buffet breakfast on board and cruise to Vienne for a guided tour of this Roman city. Cruise to Lyon and taste one last lunch before you disembark at 2:00 p.m. at the Quai Claude Bernard. 

MS Van Gogh

Per person starting at
$1,004
Cabin aboard the MS Mistral
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Main Deck
51 cabins (37 twins, 8 double cabins, 4 triple cabins, 2 single cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 118 sq. ft.
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Upper Deck
27 cabins (23 twins, 4 double cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 118 sq. ft.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

For the safety of passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1)Departure from Martigues is subject to mooring port availability, if necessary departure may be from Port Saint Louis du Rhône. 

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the first day to lunch on the final day
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees  

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list
- Champagne at the bar
- Drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses  

Formalities:
Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

Included

  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
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