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Escape to Provence

Example 3 Day Cruise aboard MS Van Gogh
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Go on a mesmerizing cruise for a Provençal escapade. Along the Rhone, you will discover natural landscapes of unparalleled beauty. Visit the radiant city of Avignon which will enchant you with its historical richness and its 'joie de vivre'. Capital of the Vaucluse and Côtes du Rhône, an ancient Papal city full of art and museums, let yourself be charmed by this city, full of surprises. Discover the Pont du Gard, great human masterpiece and a wonder of antiquity. You will be dazzled by this magical wild site and also by the Camargue, a land of tradition and passion, devoted to the protection of nature.

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
This morning will be spent cruising. Join the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace.
DISCOVERY: Hike along the Pont du Gard and visit to the museum.
Tonight is your gala evening and dinner. Depart towards Arles.

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

  • 1 Breakfast
Join the excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Discover the Camargue. 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.
Return on board and spend the afternoon cruising, disembarking at 4:00 p.m. Coach transfer back to Lyon. 

MS Van Gogh

Per person starting at
$884
Main Deck-Van Gogh
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Main Deck
34 cabins (31 double cabins, 3 single cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 118 sq. ft.
Upper Deck-Van Gogh
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Upper Deck
20 cabins (19 double cabins, 1 cabin for people with reduced mobility) 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
-Onb oard entertainment
-Assistance from our on board multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-The gala dinner and evening
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-All port fees
-Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

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.
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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