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A village overlooks the rocky mountains of Europe

Scenery of the Rhône Valley

Lyon Roundtrip - Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Camargue
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Fall in love with France on this exclusive 6-day cruise along the Rhône River, an important and signifcant waterway. One of the major rivers of Europe, the Rhône begins in Switzerland, passes through Lake Geneva, and runs through southeastern France befory emptying into the Mediterranean. Water has shaped deep gorges in the cliffs, creating majestic cirques, caves and chasms that are among the most famous in Europe. Wooded plateaus and valleys shaped by agriculture are home to remarkable fauna and flora. Among the offerings on this cruise, you can stroll across La Voulte, a veritable natural citadel of limestone, and the Vercors Regional Nature Park extending over 186,000 hectares. Discover the unique Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of the famous Chauvet Cave.
Gothic cathedral entranceSprawling vineyards of FranceA romantic bicycle ride through Europe's historical streetsPeaceful canal running through a European townA village overlooks the rocky mountains of Europe
Highlights
  • Visit charming Avignon and the City of Popes
  • Discover the exceptional area of Camargue with its diverse bird life
  • Enjoy Les Baux-de-Provence, one of France's most beautiful villages
  • Explore the beautiful Ardèche Gorges and unique Pont d'Arc Cavern
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Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Lyon, France | Embark

Arrive in France and board the ship in Lyon at 3:00 p.m. at the Quai Claude Bernard. Spend the afternoon cruising. After you’ve comfortably settled in your cabin, be introduced to the crew during a welcome cocktail party and enjoy dinner on board followed by an evening of entertainment. 

Day 2: Avignon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The morning will be spent cruising. Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Set off on our guided tour of the Papal Palace, set high on a rocky outcrop surrounded by the city walls. 
DISCOVERY: You'll leave by coach for the Pont du Gard, a true masterpiece of ancient architecture. We'll hike along the aqueduct trail, a 2-mile walk through the site with numerous viewing points. At the end of our trek, we'll visit the museum.
We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment. Dinner and begin to cruise to Arles. We’ll remain in port overnight.

Day 3: Port-Saint-Louis | Martigues

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Join us for an excursion to the Camargue—an immense exceptional plain where the sea, wetlands and pools are inhabited by an extraordinary variety of waterfowl.
DISCOVERY: Safari in the Camargue. Far from the tourist traps, discover the Petite and Grande Camargue from the back of a jeep with local guides who will share their enthusiasm for this legendary area. You'll cross the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Martigues. Enjoy some free time exploring the city before we set off once again for Avignon.

Day 4: Avignon | Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts | Viviers

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: This morning, join us on an excursion to Les-Baux-de-Provence, undoubtedly one of the prettiest villages in France.
DISCOVERY: You'll be taken by coach to the starting point of a hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence. You'll have a great view of the legendary village and the surrounding valley.
In the afternoon, optional excursion for both packages: A trip by coach through the Gorges de l’Ardèche.
Afterwards, we'll return on board and leave for Viviers. We'll remain in port overnight.

Day 5: Tain L'hermitage (the Vercors)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning arrive at La Voulte and enjoy an incredible excursion to the Vercors where you can visit a traditional wine cellar followed by a wine tasting at the famous Clairette de Die. At night enjoy a glamorous gala evening on board. 

Day 6: Lyon, France | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Finally arrive back in Lyon and enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking around 9:00 a.m. 

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MS Camargue

MS Camargue
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13 double cabins -equipped with generous closets, hairdryer, climate control, private bathroom with shower and bath products, flat-screen TV and radio, telephone.
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14 double cabins 2 single cabins -equipped with generous closets, hairdryer, climate control, private bathroom with shower and bath products, flat-screen TV and radio, telephone.
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15 double cabins 1 single cabin -equipped with generous closets, hairdryer, climate control, private bathroom with shower and bath products, flat-screen TV and radio, telephone. 137521
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1 double cabin 1 PRM cabin 1 single cabin 1 suite -equipped with generous closets, hairdryer, climate control, private bathroom with shower and bath products, flat-screen TV and radio, telephone.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin
Included
  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • All port fees
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance

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