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Beauty of the Rhone – Lyon, Arles and Avignon

9 days - from only £1,529pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Beauty of the Rhone – 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!

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

9 Day Itinerary

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

  • Day 1:

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

  • Day 2: Lyon

    Travel to Lyon and board the MS Rhone Princess, 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.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3: Avignon to Arles

    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

    Avignon

    Avignon

    Included Highlights

    • Avignon

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Avignon Tour by Small Land Train
    £14.00 £15.00

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Arles to Port St. Louis

    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

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Camargue
    TBC TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5: Port St. Louis, the Ardèche Gorges and Viviers

    Full morning at leisure to explore Port St. Louis, or join us for an optional excursion to Les Baux de Provence. There is also a chance to visit the Ardèche Gorges, cutting for 30km through the Auvergne-Rhone countryside.

    Late afternoon sailing to Viviers.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Ardèche Gorge

    Ardeche Gorge
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    Included Highlights

    • Port St. Louis

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Ardèche Gorge
    TBC TBC
    • Les Baux de Provence
    £15.00 £16.00

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 6: Viviers to Lyon

    We have the morning to relax as the ship sails to Viviers through the beautiful countryside. You'll have some free time to explore the historic sights of France's smallest city.

    This evening we enjoy a gala dinner and sail overnight to Lyon.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Viviers

    Viviers

    Included Highlights

    • Viviers
  • Day 7: Lyon

    Arrival in Lyon. After breakfast we disembark and head north to Paris, staying for two nights.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 8: Paris

    A full day to enjoy the French capital. You could spend time at one of the many icons of the city such as the Eiffel Tour, or perhaps explore the lovely food markets of the Latin Quarter.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Paris

    Paris

    Included Highlights

    • Paris

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Paris Sightseeing
    TBC TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 9:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

9 Day Itinerary

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

  • Day 1:

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

  • Day 2: Paris

    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

    Paris

    Paris

    Included Highlights

    • Paris

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Paris Guided Sightseeing
    TBC TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 3: Lyon

    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

    Lyon

    Lyon

    Included Highlights

    • Lyon
  • Day 4: Avignon to Arles

    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

    Avignon

    Avignon

    Included Highlights

    • Avignon

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Avignon Small Land Train Tour
    TBC TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5: Arles to Port St. Louis or Martigues

    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

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • The Camargue
    TBC TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 6: Arles to Viviers

    Enjoy time at leisure in Arles 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

    Included Highlights

    • Arles

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Les Baux de-Provence
    TBC TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 7: Viviers to La Voulte

    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

    Vercors

    Vercors

    Included Highlights

    • Tain L’Hermitage

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023 2024
    • Vercors
    TBC TBC

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

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 8:

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

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Hotels

Spend five nights cruising the Rhone on board the MS Rhône Princess or MS Van Gogh

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

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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