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The Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard MS Van Gogh
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Travel along the beautiful Rhone on this unique roundtrip cruise from/to Lyon, France's gastronomical capital. Join the crew of MS Van Gogh and discover the fantastic landscapes of Southeast France. In this 5-day cruise, voyage join an excursion to the Camargue, visit the village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, take part on a guided tour of Arles, explore the City of Popes, and much more!

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Cruise through the Bollène lock, one of the deepest locks in Europe
  • Arrive in Arles and visit the Camargue, an exceptional natural area
  • Sail to the ancient Avignon for a guided tour of the City of Popes
  • Visit a wine cellar for a wine tasting of the famous Clairette de Die

Ship

MS Van Gogh

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Famous view of Lyon, France Cruise through the banks of the Rhone River Place de la Republique, Arles Salt Pond in Camargue, Southern Provence, France Viviers Cathedral

Day 1 Lyon | Embark

Board MS Van Gogh 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.

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

Day 2 Arles, The Camargue

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning's excursions are:

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.

After dinner, join a guided tour of Arles.

Day 3 Avignon | Viviers, The Ardèche Gorges

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning's excursions are:

Classic: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace.

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

This afternoon, join a tour of the stunning Ardèche Gorges. Afterwards, 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.

MS Van Gogh

Per person starting at
$1,669
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. 

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
-Onboard entertainment; assistance from the onboard 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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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!
Meyer Smolen

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