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Provençal New Year's Eve in the Rhône Valley

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Board on MS Rhone Princess and join this unique 5-day cruise as you welcome New Year in Lyon! Take this opportunity to discover Arles and see the fascinating heritages like the Arènes, the Ancient Roman Theatre, and Place St Trophime. Join the guided excursion to the city of Avignon, capital of the Vaucluse and Côtes du Rhône, the city of the Popes, art, and museums. Get ready to be charmed away by this surprising cruise!

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Lyon | Embark
Day 2 : Arles
Day 3 : Arles | Avignon
Day 4 : Vienne | Lyon
Day 5 : Lyon | Disembark


  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in the Rhône Valley
  • Enjoy New Year's Eve dinner with wine and a glass of champagne
  • Explore Arles and see the Arènes, the Ancient Roman Theatre, Place St Trophime
  • Set out on foot for the guided tour of the old town of Avignon


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  • Small Ship

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Cruise the Rhone river in charming Lyon Visit colorful Lyon Arles overview Stop in Avignon on your cruise of the Rhône river. The Palais des Papes dominates the Avignon skyline

Day 1 Lyon | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 3:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight's dinner will be followed by an evening of entertainment.

Day 2 Arles

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend this morning sailing. Join ​a guided visit of Arles, listed as a City of Art and History.

Day 3 Arles | Avignon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise towards Avignon. Join an excursion to visit the city and the Papal Palace. The city's old town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Avignon is a wonder of architectural treasures. The palace itself is a testimony to Avignon's prestigious past as the seat of the Catholic Church in the Middle-Ages. Return on board for lunch and continue the cruise towards Vienne. Tonight is your gala evening and dinner.

Day 4 Vienne | Lyon

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Vienne early this morning. Join a tour of the city. You will then return on board for lunch and continue to cruise to Lyon. Join a visit to the city. Enjoy the special New Year's Eve dinner, be followed by a great evening of celebration and dancing.

Day 5 Lyon | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy brunch on board before disembarking at 10:00 a.m.

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43 twin cabins equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.


For the safety of the passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 

This offer includes :
  • All meals from dinner on the first evening to brunch on the final day
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower and bathroom
  • Assistance from the onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Excursions mentioned in the program
  • New Year's Eve dinner with wine
  • A glass of champagne
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees.
This offer does not include :
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional additional night on board.

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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