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The Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue

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Discover the wild and unspoiled nature of the Camargue and experience the unique charm of the Provence region, on this 5-day cruise through Southeast France. Begin your adventure in Lyon, cruise along the landscapes of the Rhone, one of the major rivers of Europe. Stop for daily land excursions in Arles, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Avignon, Roquemaure, the Ardèche gorges, Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts, Viviers, the Vercors and Tain L'hermitage.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Lyon | Embark
Day 2 : Arles, The Camargue
Day 3 : Avignon | Viviers
Day 4 : Tain L'hermitage (the Vercors)
Day 5 : Lyon | Disembark


  • Join an excursion to the Camargue, an exceptional wildlife area
  • Visit Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a festive and compact seaside resort town
  • Take part on a guided tour of Arles, a mecca for tourism and culture
  • Explore the City of Popes, a citadel over the river surrounded by ramparts


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Trip Snapshots

Famous view of Lyon, France Place de la Republique, Arles Salt Pond in Camargue, Southern Provence, France Viviers Cathedral Palace of the Popes in Avignon

Day 1 Lyon | Embark

Board the MS Mistral at 4:00 p.m. in Lyon, at the Quai Claude Bernard. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a delightful dinner followed by an evening of entertainment.

Day 2 Arles, The Camargue

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

After dinner, enjoy a guided tour of Arles.

Day 3 Avignon | Viviers

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace.

DISCOVERY: Hike along the Pont du Gard and visit the museum.

This afternoon, tour across the Ardèche Gorges. Afterward, return on board and cruise towards Viviers.

Day 4 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 visit a wine cellar for a wine tasting of the famous Clairette de Die. Return on board at Tain l'Hermitage and enjoy your gala evening while you cruise to Lyon.

Day 5 Lyon | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before you arrive in Lyon around 9:00 a.m. and disembark.

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52 cabins (38 twins, 7 double bed, 4 triple cabins, 2 single cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck
27 cabins (23 twins, 4 double) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


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) The stop in Arles could be replaced by a stop in Avignon, depending on the lock schedule. 

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the first day to breakfast on day 5
- 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
- On board entertainment; assistance from an on board multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- 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

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 was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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