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The architectures of Lyon

From the Saône to the Rhône

Lyon Roundtrip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Van Gogh
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Experience the luxury of cruising as you travel the beautiful scenic routes of France. Discover the many faces of this stunning region. Visiting some of the most charming French towns and villages and enjoy the traditional production of Provençal culinary delights. Visit Arles, a unique place that still maintains an outstanding architectural heritage, making it a genuine open-air museum. Or stroll across Viviers, the third largest protected sector in the Rhône Alpes region.  
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Highlights
  • Discover the Fourvière Basilica and the beautiful old town of Lyon
  • Enjoy a traditional Provençal folk evening on board
  • Experience a guided tour of the City of Popes and its Palace
  • Visit Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, famed for its gypsy gatherings
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Lyon | Embark

Board your ship in the evening. After comfortably settling into your cabin, be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight is followed by an evening of entertainment.

Day 2: Lyon | Mâcon

Join one of the proposed excursions:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Lyon where you can discover its famous "traboules", types of passageways that are typical of the city. 

**DISCOVERY: Bike through the main monuments and districts of Lyon followed by a tasting of local products in the heart of the old town. 

Return on board and spend the afternoon cruising to Mâcon. Enjoy dinner and an evening of dancing.

Day 3: Mâcon | Vienne

Today proposed excursions include:

CLASSIC: Visit the Abbey ruins in Cluny. 

**DISCOVERY: Guided tour on foot of Mâcon, capital of the Beaujolais, followed by a tasting of local products. 

Return on board and spend the afternoon cruising to Vienne. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. Reach Vienne later this evening.

Day 4: Vienne | Arles

Arrive in Vienne and join one of the proposed excursions:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Vienne. 

**DISCOVERY: Explore Vienne on a Segway for an original tour of this charming “Gallo-Roman” city known for its art and history. 

Return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Day 5: Arles, The Camargue

Start this morning with a visit to Arles and local olive oil producers. In the afternoon, join one of the proposed excursions:

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 for dinner and an evening of traditional Provençal entertainment.

Day 6: Arles | Avignon | Viviers

Today explore Avignon with one of the proposed excursions:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace.

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

Return on board and spend the afternoon cruising towards Viviers, enjoy a guided tour of the city. 

Day 7: Viviers | Tournon | Lyon

Spend the morning cruising towards Tournon. Join one of the proposed excursions:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Tournon. Visit the imposing Castle-Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône followed by a tasting of local wines and regional delicacies.

**DISCOVERY: Leave on foot for the Cité du Chocolat in Tain l’Hermitage. Come and explore, smell and taste chocolate in all of its forms at the Valrhona discovery center.

Then return on board. Tonight’s your gala dinner and evening. 

Day 8: Lyon | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking.

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34 cabins (31 double cabins, 3 single cabins) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe. Cabin size: 118 sq. ft.
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Upper Deck- Cat A
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
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • All port fees
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance

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