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2022

Cruise along the South-North Axis from Arles to Amsterdam (port-to-port cruise)

11 Days - ASA_PP
# Description

Cruise

ARLES - MARTIGUES(2) - AVIGNON - VIVIERS - TAIN L'HERMITAGE – LYON - BASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF – AMSTERDAM

Let yourself be tempted by this charming cruise along  two mythical rivers, the Rhone and the Rhine. From the France via Germany to Netherlands you will enjoy 11 unforgettable days. Discover Arles and Avignon, two UNESCO World Heritage cities willing to retale their history through pleasant walks or bike rides. Visit also Mainz with its cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • 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

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The combination of history, tradition and culture, a passionate encounter
  • Visit the hidden treasures in France, Germany and Holland
  • Historic sites, charming towns, the wonderful flavours of the products from the regions - so much pleasure to share during a cruise
  • Discover(1):
    • Arles and its vestiges of the Roman Empire
    • Avignon and the Papal Palace
    • Strasbourg, European capital
    • Amsterdam and its unique atmosphere
    • The open-air museum in Arnhem

Route

Day 1

ARLES

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board. In the evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Arles, a highly cultural town enriched with vestiges from the Roman Empire.

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Day 2

ARLES - PORT SAINT LOUIS - MARTIGUES(2)

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Discover the Camargue. We'll visit a "manade" (bull 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.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Martigues. Enjoy some free time exploring the city on your own before we set off once again for Avignon.

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Day 3

AVIGNON - VIVIERS, The Ardèche Gorges

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.
In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour of the Ardèche Gorges.
Our ship will cruise to Viviers.

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Day 4

VIVIERS - TAIN L'HERMITAGE, The Vercors Plateau

This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Discover the Vercors and taste the famous Clairette de Die*. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise to Lyon.

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Day 5

LYON ¿ BASEL

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Lyon and travel by coach to Basel.

Passengers are welcome to board our ship a. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board.

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Day 6

BREISACH

This morning, join us for an excursion included in both packages: A guided tour of Breisach, just one of the lovely riverside cities we’ll visit, along with a wine tasting.*

This afternoon, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum.(3) Colmar is a colorful city bursting with Alsatian charm. We’ll spend time in the romantic Little Venice neighborhood before visiting the Unterlinden Museum. The museum exhibits span 7,000 years—from prehistoric times to modern art. The most regarded masterpiece in its collection is the polyptych by artists Niclaus of Haguenau and Grünewald.

Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

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Day 7

BREISACH - STRASBOURG

We'll arrive in Strasbourg early this afternoon. Optional excursion for both packages: Boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its cathedral.
Enjoy an evening of dancing as our ship starts sailing towards Mainz

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Day 8

MAINZ - KOBLENZ

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.)
DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards.
We'll return on board and cruise up the most beautiful part of the Rhine River towards Koblenz, passing numerous castles as well as the infamous Lorelei Rock along the way. This evening, join our hostess for a tour of the city.

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Day 9

KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF

We'll depart for Cologne, reaching it later this morning. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne on foot. Our tour will allow you to wonder at the majestic cathedral, the old town as well as the famous Fragrance Museum (exterior only.) Enjoy time at leisure in the city before we head back to the ship in Düsseldorf by coach. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. 

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Day 10

DÜSSELDORF - XANTEN - NIJMEGEN - AMSTERDAM

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. Meanwhile, our ship cruises towards Nijmegen where we'll board it again after our tour. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

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Day 11

AMSTERDAM

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2022
Departure 19/05/2022
Arrival 29/05/2022
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Departure 15/06/2022
Arrival 25/06/2022
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Departure 04/10/2022
Arrival 14/10/2022
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* Price based on double occupancy

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

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 lunch on Day 5 (excluding drinks)- coach transfer from Lyon to Basel - 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(2) - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Guided tour of Breisach

Guided tour on foot of the old town of Breisach, a city along the Rhine. The romanesque St Stephansmünster cathedral overlooks this lovely German town with a European feel, characterized by its Romanesque and Gothic elements from the late 12th a...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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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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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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Gorges de l'Ardèche

Set off on a panoramic tour by coach to the Ardeche Gorges, an area which abounds with wonderful dramatic and unspoilt natural scenery. Your breath will be taken away by the views of the mountain relief, with steep valleys, dense vegetation, the ever...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 49.00 € Before departure 54.00 € On board
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Excursion into the Vercors

Departure by coach from La Voulte towards Die. Carved out in limestone, the Vercors Regional Nature Park extends over 186,000 hectares between the Isère Valley to the North and the Diois to the South. Water has shaped deep gorges in the cliffs...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 66.00 € Before departure 73.00 € On board
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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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Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum

Colmar will charm you with its authenticity and typically Alsatian architecture composed of brightly painted half-timbered facades dating from the Middle Ages. You'll discover the quintessential neighborhood of "Little Venice” and visi...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 59.00 € Before departure 66.00 € On board
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Boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its cathedral

Discover Strasbourg from the water! We’ll see all the great sites on the riverbanks, from Petite France—listed as UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988—to the European quarter where institutions such as the Council of Europe and the...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 58.00 € Before departure 64.00 € On board
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Touring Rhineland vineyards

Leaving from Mainz, you'll travel to either Nierstein or Nackenheim to discover the largest Germany wine-growing territory in the area: the Rheinhessen. We'll settle in for an open-air wagon ride, where we'll be able to take in the magnif...

Duration 3h30 Discovery
Price per pers. 71.00 € Before departure 79.00 € On board
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Touring the Camargue and visiting a manade

Enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the Camargue. Sit back and admire the rivers, marshes, ponds, pink flamingoes, black bulls and the famous, indigenous Camargue horses. Discover the salt and rice fields that make the area so well known. We'll visi...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 66.00 € Before departure 73.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum

You will set off on foot from accompanied by your guides and visit the town of Mainz. Capital of the Rhine Palatinate, Mainz was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the top architects and sculptors created...

Duration 2h30 Classic
Price per pers. 24.00 € Before departure 27.00 € On board
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''Safari'' in the Camargue

Far from the tourist traps, discover the Petite and Grande Camargue from the back of a jeep with local guides who will share their enthusiasm for this legendary area. You'll cross the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue, a nationally designa...

Duration 4h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 97.00 € Before departure 108.00 € On board
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Guided tour of Köln

Departure on foot for downtown Köln. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Köln has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial and industrial city as well as a cultural and rel...

Duration 5h00 Classic
Price per pers. 52.00 € Before departure 58.00 € On board
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Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem

Departure from Wesel by coach in the company of your hostess for the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem, which is located in a beautiful wooded park (44 ha). Some 80 authentic farms, windmills, workshops, houses, barns, a church and a school provide an...

Duration 4h30 Classic
Price per pers. 74.00 € Before departure 82.00 € On board
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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

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


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

(1) Optional excursions

(2) Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Martigues could be replaced by a stopover in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône.

(3) The museum is closed on Tuesdays. It will be replaced by a visit to the Hansi Museum instead.

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

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