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2018 2019

The gateway to Provence, the Camargue, the Rhône and the Saône (port-to-port cruise)

7 Days - CHA_PP
# Description

Cruise

MARTIGUES(1) - ARLES - AVIGNON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

From Martigues to Lyon via Arles, the Camargue, Avignon and Tain l'Hermitage, go on an unforgettable cruise. Visit The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave which contains some of the best-preserved figurative cave paintings in the world, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. In the coolness and the humidity it offers, you can be fully immersed through sound and olfactory worlds. Discover Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage city, which retales 2,000 years of history through its old cobbled streets.  

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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

  • An exceptional cruise on the Saône to the mouth of the Rhône River
  • Optional excursions:
    • Safari in jeeps through the wild Camargue
    • Avignon and the Papal Palace with its private apartments
    • Lyon and its peculiar "traboules"

Cruise

Day 1

MARTIGUES(1)

Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Martigues at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

Day 2

PORT SAINT LOUIS - ARLES - AVIGNON

We'll cruise towards Port-Saint-Louis. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Discover the Camargue. We'll visit a "manade" (horse 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.
This afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Arles, a highly cultural town enriched with vestiges from the Roman Empire.
DISCOVERY: Hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence.
We'll cruise to Avignon.

Day 3

AVIGNON - VIVIERS

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.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Viviers. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour on foot of the city.

Day 4

VIVIERS - TAIN L'HERMITAGE

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour of the Ardèche Gorges. We'll return to the ship in La Voulte. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Discover the Vercors and taste the famous Clairette de Die*. We'll return on board in Tain-l'Hermitage.

Day 5

TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - LYON

We'll cruise towards Vienne this morning. Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Vienne, a city rich with Roman vestiges.
DISCOVERY: Explore Vienne on a Segway for an original tour of this charming "Gallo-Roman” city.
We'll then cruise towards Lyon. 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.
We'll return on board, and depart at nightfall to admire the city lights in Lyon.

Day 6

TOURNUS - CHALON-SUR-SAONE

We'll begin to cruise early in the morning towards Tournus. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit the famous Hospices de Beaune, whose facade is today regarded as a superior example of Northern Renaissance civic architecture. We'll continue along the Burgundy Wine Route and through villages with names that evoke the great French wines. We'll then return on board in Chalon-sur-Saône at the end of the afternoon. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7

CHALON-SUR-SAONE

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

Dates & Prices

Departure city
START IN 2018
Departure 23/08/2018
Arrival 29/08/2018
Ship : MS Van Gogh Anchors : 5
Departure 04/10/2018
Arrival 10/10/2018
Ship : MS Mistral Anchors : 4
Departure 07/10/2018
Arrival 13/10/2018
Ship : MS Van Gogh Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

START IN 2018
Departure 23/08/2018
Arrival 29/08/2018
Ship : MS Van Gogh Anchors : 5
Departure 04/10/2018
Arrival 10/10/2018
Ship : MS Mistral Anchors : 4
Departure 07/10/2018
Arrival 13/10/2018
Ship : MS Van Gogh Anchors : 5

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

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

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 - 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

9 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   The Camargue Arles Avignon and the Papal Palace Viviers Gorges de l'Ardèche The Vercors Vienne Lyon The Bourguignon vineyard and the Hospices de Beaune  
Price per person 326.00 € Before departure 380.00 € On board
Classic

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

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

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-Ages, A...

Duration 3h00

Guided tour of Viviers

You will leave the boat on foot for a guided tour of Viviers. The third largest protected sector in the Rhône Alpes regions, residence of bishops since the Vth century, Viviers, a small town with a population of 3,500 is like an open-air museum, wher...

Duration 2h00

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

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

Guided tour of Vienne

Meet up with the guides for a walking tour of Vienne, during which you will discover this Roman city rich in vestiges. The history of Vienne goes back more than 2000 years. The city is indivisible from the Rhône river and the surrounding hills. The A...

Duration 2h00

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 entering it....

Duration 3h00

Excursion to the Burgundy Vineyards and the Hospices de Beaune

Departure by coach from Tournus in the company of our guide to discover the Burgundy vineyards. Our tour will take us along the "côte de Beaune” and through many wine-growing villages such as Pommard - whose wines were already belove...

Duration 4h00
11 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   "Safari" in the Camargue Hike through the Alpilles mountain and the village of Baux-de-Provence Hike along the pont du Gard and visit to the museum Viviers Gorges de l'Ardèche The Vercors...
Price per person 506.00 € Before departure 591.00 € On board
Discovery

Guided tour of Vienne

Meet up with the guides for a walking tour of Vienne, during which you will discover this Roman city rich in vestiges. The history of Vienne goes back more than 2000 years. The city is indivisible from the Rhône river and the surrounding hills. The A...

Duration 2h00

''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

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

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

Guided tour of Viviers

You will leave the boat on foot for a guided tour of Viviers. The third largest protected sector in the Rhône Alpes regions, residence of bishops since the Vth century, Viviers, a small town with a population of 3,500 is like an open-air museum, wher...

Duration 2h00

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

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

Visiting Vienne on a segway

Explore Vienne on a Segway! After familiarizing yourself with your Segway, you'll set off on an original tour of this charming "Gallo-Roman” city known for its art and history. The sites you'll see from your Segway include the Roman amphitheat...

Duration 2h00

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

Excursion to the Burgundy Vineyards and the Hospices de Beaune

Departure by coach from Tournus in the company of our guide to discover the Burgundy vineyards. Our tour will take us along the "côte de Beaune” and through many wine-growing villages such as Pommard - whose wines were already belove...

Duration 4h00

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-Ages, A...

Duration 3h00

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
Price per person 62.00 € Before departure 69.00 € On board

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
Price per person 20.00 € Before departure 22.00 € On board

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-Ages, A...

Duration 3h00
Price per person 26.00 € Before departure 29.00 € On board

Guided tour of Viviers

You will leave the boat on foot for a guided tour of Viviers. The third largest protected sector in the Rhône Alpes regions, residence of bishops since the Vth century, Viviers, a small town with a population of 3,500 is like an open-air museum, wher...

Duration 2h00
Price per person 22.00 € Before departure 24.00 € On board

Guided tour of Vienne

Meet up with the guides for a walking tour of Vienne, during which you will discover this Roman city rich in vestiges. The history of Vienne goes back more than 2000 years. The city is indivisible from the Rhône river and the surrounding hills. The A...

Duration 2h00
Price per person 18.00 € Before departure 20.00 € On board

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
Price per person 54.00 € Before departure 60.00 € On board

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 entering it....

Duration 3h00
Price per person 36.00 € Before departure 40.00 € On board

Excursion to the Burgundy Vineyards and the Hospices de Beaune

Departure by coach from Tournus in the company of our guide to discover the Burgundy vineyards. Our tour will take us along the "côte de Beaune” and through many wine-growing villages such as Pommard - whose wines were already belove...

Duration 4h00
Price per person 56.00 € Before departure 62.00 € On board

Visiting Vienne on a segway

Explore Vienne on a Segway! After familiarizing yourself with your Segway, you'll set off on an original tour of this charming "Gallo-Roman” city known for its art and history. The sites you'll see from your Segway include the Roman amphitheat...

Duration 2h00
Price per person 78.00 € Before departure 87.00 € On board

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
Price per person 48.00 € Before departure 53.00 € On board

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
Price per person 49.00 € Before departure 54.00 € On board

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
Price per person 58.00 € Before departure 64.00 € On board

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
Price per person 78.00 € Before departure 87.00 € On board

''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
Price per person 90.00 € Before departure 100.00 € On board

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Mistral

2 Decks

MS Van Gogh

2 Decks

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

(1) Depending on mooring availabilities, the stopover in Martigues may be replaced by Port Saint Louis du Rhône.

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

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