Beauty of the Rhône – Lyon, Arles and Avignon

Discover the authentic Provence from a unique perspective as we cruise from Lyon through one of the most beautiful regions of France. Relax aboard your floating vessel and soak up the rolling scenery as spectacular destinations come to you, with fantastic visits or ports of call including Avignon, Arles, Paris, Port St. Louis and more!

9 days from £1,599pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 5 nights full board cruise
  • Drinks included with meals and at the bar
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation with continental breakfast
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Convenient local joining points

Itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to the Northern France for an overnight stay.

Travel to Lyon and board the MS Van Gogh, sailing for the rest of the afternoon south of the city. After settling into your cabin, we'll receive a welcome cocktail followed by dinner. Our ship will cruise through the night towards Avignon.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lyon

This morning will be spent cruising to Avignon. Enjoy an optional tour of Avignon by small land train. Our ship will cruise on to Arles.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Avignon

Optional Excursions

  • Avignon Small Land Train Tour

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Enjoy time at leisure in Arles this morning – most famous for its exceptionally well-preserved amphitheatre – or an optional drive to the Camargue. This afternoon we cruise on towards Port St. Louis or Martigues.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Arles

Optional Excursions

  • The Camargue

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Enjoy time at leisure in Port St Louis this morning – most famous for its exceptionally well-preserved amphitheatre – or an optional excursion to Les Baux de Provence. This afternoon will be spent cruising to Viviers.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Les Baux de-Provence

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

This morning will be spent cruising to La Voulte. Join our optional excursion exploring the Vercors Plateau. We rejoin our ship at Tain l’Hermitage or Tournon sur Rhône in time to prepare for our gala dinner and evening of entertainment. We sail through the night towards Lyon.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Tain L’Hermitage

Optional Excursions

  • Vercors

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

We arrive in Lyon, where we disembark, and head by coach to the Paris area for a two-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included visit to the cosmopolitan city of Paris. A large portion of the capital, including the River Seine, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and to make the most of your visit why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour? Our local guide will introduce you to some of the city’s most famous sights. We return to our hotel late afternoon.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included Highlights

  • Paris

Optional Excursions

  • Paris Guided Sightseeing

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

*Please note that sailing schedule and therefore excursions, may be subject to change.

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to the Paris area for a two-night stay.

Included visit to the cosmopolitan city of Paris. A large portion of the capital, including the River Seine, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and to make the most of your visit why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour? Our local guide will introduce you to some of the city’s most famous sights. We return to our hotel late afternoon.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Included Highlights

  • Paris

Optional Excursions

  • Paris Guided Sightseeing

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Travel to Lyon and board the MS Camargue, sailing for the rest of the afternoon south of the city. After settling into your cabin, we'll receive a welcome cocktail followed by dinner. Our ship will cruise through the night towards Avignon.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lyon

This morning will be spent cruising to Avignon. Enjoy an optional tour of Avignon by small land train. Our ship will cruise on to Arles.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Avignon

Optional Excursions

  • Avignon Small Land Train Tour

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Enjoy time at leisure in Arles this morning – most famous for its exceptionally well-preserved amphitheatre – or an optional drive to the Camargue. This afternoon we cruise on towards Port St. Louis or Martigues.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Arles

Optional Excursions

  • The Camargue

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

Enjoy time at leisure in Port St Louis this morning – or an optional excursion to Les Baux de Provence. This afternoon will be spent cruising to Viviers.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Les Baux de-Provence

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

This morning will be spent cruising to La Voulte. Join our optional excursion exploring some of the villages in the Vercors region. We rejoin our ship at Tain l’Hermitage or Tournon sur Rhône in time to prepare for our gala dinner and evening of entertainment. We sail through the night towards Lyon.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Tain L’Hermitage

Optional Excursions

  • Vercors

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

We arrive in Lyon, where we disembark, and head by coach to northern France and our overnight hotel.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will spend five nights cruising the Rhone on board the MS Van Gogh in 2024 and on the MS Camargue in 2025.

Hotels in Northern France and Paris will be city-style hotels.

Ms Camargue

Ms Camargue

MS Camargue has 54 cabins and carries up to 104 passengers. Newly refurbished in 2015, the vessel offers a restaurant, lounge bar with dance floor, bar, large sundeck and gift shop. MS Camargue is fully air conditioned.

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Ship Facilities

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General
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Room
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower
Accessibility
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
Hotel
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Ms Van Gogh

Ms Van Gogh

Completely renovated in 2018, this ship has been redesigned and refitted according to the new standards of the company and offers larger, bright and comfortable spaces. In terms of decoration, the colour combination of gray blue and orange creates a lot of style and elegance. In a nod to the artist whose name it takes, the ship showcases some of his famous paintings, including those from the Sunflowers series. The patterns of the fabrics as well as the dressing of the bar follow the techniques developed by Van Gogh: impressionism and pointillism. The two main common areas are located on the upper deck. At the front, the lounge / bar and at the back, the restaurant where all meals will be served during the cruise. The 20 cabins on the upper deck have French balconies and the 34 cabins on the main deck have windows. On the sun deck, an ideal place to relax and admire the landscapes, passengers can enjoy comfortable sun loungers, as well as a large shaded area.

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