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Salt Pond in Camargue, Southern Provence, France

The Camargue and the Wild Rhone River

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Explore the unspolied Camargue region, a natural area with roaming black bulls, white horses and pink flamingos. Board the MS Mistral for a 4-day voyage sailing along the Rhone, one of the major rivers of Europe, and discover incredible Southeast France from the comfort of your own floating hotel. Visit Avignon and the City of Popes, stop at the Ardèche Gorges, and set off on an excursion to the Vercors.
Martigues, FranceViviers CathedralFamous view of Lyon, FranceMedieval Saint-Bénezet bridge/Pont d'Avignon and Rhone River in Avignon, FranceSalt Pond in Camargue, Southern Provence, France
  • Join a guided visit of Avignon, the City of Popes and its palace
  • Cruise to Roquemaure and depart for a coach visit of the Ardèche gorges
  • Cruise to Vercors and enjoy a wine tasting of the famous Clairette de Die
Activity Level: Relaxed

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Day 1: Martigues | Embark

Board the MS Mistral in Martigues at 5:00 p.m. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board and cruise to Avignon.

Day 2: Avignon (city Of The Popes) | Viviers (the Vivarais)

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join us a guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace.  In the afternoon, join a tour of the Ardèche Gorges.  Then return on board and cruise towards Viviers.

Day 3: Viviers | Tain L'hermitage (the Vercors)

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  • 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 enjoy a wine tasting of the famous Clairette de Die. Return on board at Tain l'Hermitage for your gala evening on board. 

Day 4: Tain-l'hermitage | Vienne | Lyon | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Excursion options proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Vienne, the Roman city.
DISCOVERY (with a supplement): Explore Vienne on a Segway! After familiarizing yourself with your Segway, you'll set off on an original tour of this charming “Gallo-Roman” city known for its art and history.

Enjoy lunch before disembarking at 2:00 PM.


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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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27 cabins (23 twins, 4 double) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
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  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Drinks at all meals (1 soft drink or 1 beer or 1 mineral water + 1 tea or coffee per person for each meal
  • Tips paid in full to the local staff of the country of destination
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
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  • Additional excursions during free time
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  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
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  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Tips for the Boat and Lodge staff



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