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Escape to Provence

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Board the MS Van Gogh for a 3-day getaway to Provence, a historical and colorful region of Southeast France. Cruise along the Rhone, one of the major rivers of Europe, and inmerse yourself in the natural and cultural wonders of Lyon, Avignon, Arles and Martigues. Enjoy the amenities of your own floating hotel and the relaxed athmosphere of a European river voyage. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Lyon | Embark
Day 2 : Avignon
Day 3 : Arles | Port-saint-louis | Martigues | Disembark

Highlights

  • Stroll around the Palace of Popes, a citadel surrounded by ramparts
  • Explore the Camargue, an exceptional natural region in the south of Arles
  • Stop in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a village famous for its gypsy gatherings

Ship

MS Van Gogh

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Lyon from above Lyon by night Palace of the Popes in Avignon Fields of Lavender in Provence Martigues, France

Day 1 Lyon | Embark

Board the MS Van Gogh at 3:00 p.m. in Lyon, at the Quai Claude Bernard. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Then enjoy a delightful dinner followed by an evening of entertainment. Spend the afternoon cruising toward Avignon.

Day 2 Avignon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising to Avignon, crossing the largest portion of the Rhone River. Arrive in Avignon and set off on a guided visit of the Palace of Popes, a citadel surrounded by ramparts and perched on a rocky outcropping over the river. Then, get back on the ship for your gala evening. 

Day 3 Arles | Port-saint-louis | Martigues | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning enjoy a buffet breakfast on board followed by a sightseeing tour of the Camargue, an exceptional area where the sea, wetlands and ponds are inhabited by an extraordinary variety of bird life. Take some free time in the village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, which is famous for its gypsy gatherings. Return on board in Port-Saint-Louis and enjoy a delightful lunch. Spend the afternoon cruising to Martigues and disembark around 4:00 p.m.

MS Van Gogh

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$925
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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 our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. (1) Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Martigues could be replaced by a stopover in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône. Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.

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
-The excursions mentioned in the program
-Onboard entertainment
-Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-The 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
-The supplement for the DISCOVERY package
=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.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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