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Cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Avignon

5 Days - CAV
# Description



Let yourself be tempted by this charming cruise along a mythical river, the Rhone. Discover Lyon and Arles, two UNESCO World Heritage cities willing to retale their history through pleasant walks or bike rides.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board


  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included


  • The combination of history, tradition and culture, a passionate encounter
  • Discover(1):
    • Lyon and its peculiar "traboules"
    • Arles and its exceptional heritage
    • Avignon and the Papal Palace with its private apartments


Day 1


Coach transfer(2) from Lyon to Chalon-sur-Saône. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:30 p.m. We'll start cruising towards Lyon. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Our ship will cruise through the night.

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Day 2


Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Lyon where you'll discover its famous "traboules", types of passageways that are typical of the city.
DISCOVERY: Bike ride through the main monuments and districts of Lyon followed by a tasting of local products in the heart of the old town.
The afternoon will be spent cruising. After dinner, join us for an evening of dancing.

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Day 3


Join us this morning on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Tournon. We'll visit the imposing Castle-Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône and conclude our visit with a tasting of regional products and wines*.
This afternoon will be spent cruising to Arles. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. Our ship will cruise through the night.

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Day 4


This morning, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Arles, a highly cultural city rich with vestiges of the Roman Empire.
DISCOVERY: Hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence.
We'll cruise towards Avignon. This afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace.
DISCOVERY: Hike along the pont du Gard and visit to the museum.
Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

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Day 5


Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer(2) back to Lyon. End of our services. 

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Dates & Prices

All departure dates are currently sold-out.


  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Coach transfer(2) from/to Lyon - your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Avignon and the Pope's Palace

You will set out on foot for the guided tour of the old town of Avignon. With the Pope's Palace, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and a testimony to the city's past when it was known as the capital of Christianity back in the Middle...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 30.00 € Before departure 33.00 € On board
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Hike along the pont du Gard and visit to the museum

You'll leave by coach for the Pont du Gard, a true masterpiece of ancient architecture. Built as a three-level aqueduct, it carried water across the Gardon River. We'll hike along the aqueduct trail, a 2-mile walk through the site with numero...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 58.00 € Before departure 64.00 € On board
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Guided walking tour of Arles

Departure on foot for the guided tour of Arles. Arles with its two thousand years of history has preserved an exceptional monumental heritage, making the city a veritable open-air museum. Welcome to one of the most important tourist and cultural site...

Duration 2h00 Classic
Price per pers. 20.00 € Before departure 22.00 € On board
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Guided bike tour of Lyon

Discover all of Lyon's touristic highlights in only 2.5 hours and with little effort! Enjoy a leisurely bike ride around the lake in the Parc de la Tête d'Or and on the banks of the Rhône River. Our guide will let you in on the mo...

Duration 3h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 83.00 € Before departure 92.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Lyon

This winkling city will reveal itself to you during a guided visit by coach and on foot. Our excursion will start with a stop at the Fourvière Basilica. You'll first take in the breathtaking views from the heights of the Basilica before en...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 37.00 € Before departure 41.00 € On board
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Welcome to Tournon! Located in the heart of the Rhone Valley, at the gates of Provence, this city will enchant you with its heady perfumes. We'll begin our visit on foot passing all the main tourist attractions of the town, including the historic...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 46.00 € Before departure 51.00 € On board
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Hike through the Alpilles Mountains and the village of Baux-de-Provence

You'll be taken by coach to the starting point of a hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence. This exceptional area is framed by limestone formations, vineyards and olive orchards. You'll have a great view of the lege...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 49.00 € Before departure 54.00 € On board
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Several ships available for this cruise

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

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

(1) Optional excursions.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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