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2022 2023

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

11 Days - ASA_PP
# Description

Cruise

ARLES - PORT-SAINT-LOUIS - MARTIGUES(2) - ARLES - VIVIERS - LA VOULTE - The Vercors Plateau - 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 onboard
  • 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
    • Strasbourg, European capital
    • 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) - ARLES

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: Discovery 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 Arles.

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Day 3

ARLES - VIVIERS

Join us for the optional excursion for both packages: Discover the Baux-de-Provence.
This afternoon will be spent cruising to Viviers.

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Day 4

VIVIERS - LA VOULTE - The Vercors Plateau - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE

This morning will be spent cruising to La Voulte.
Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Discover the Vercors and taste the famous Clairette de Die*.
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 afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(3).
Enjoy 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 excursion proposed: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.)
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

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 2023
Departure 18/05/2023
Arrival 28/05/2023
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Departure 14/06/2023
Arrival 24/06/2023
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Departure 03/10/2023
Arrival 13/10/2023
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* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • 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 - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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''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. 55.00 € Before departure 61.00 € 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. 76.00 € Before departure 84.00 € 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 5h00 Classic
Price per pers. 66.00 € Before departure 73.00 € 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. 62.00 € Before departure 69.00 € 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. 67.00 € Before departure 74.00 € 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. 70.00 € Before departure 78.00 € 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. 29.00 € Before departure 32.00 € On board
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Guided tour of the Baux de Provence

Meet up with your guide and set off on a guided tour of Les Baux de Provence, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Located at the heart of the Alpilles on a rocky plateau, the village overlooks breath-taking landscapes over Arles, the Camarg...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 50.00 € Before departure 56.00 € 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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