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2022 2023

Lyon to the Tip of Provence on the Rhône and Saône Rivers (port-to-port cruise)

7 Days - LMM_PP
# Description

Cruise

LYON - MACON - The Beaujolais vineyards - LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - The Vercors - AVIGNON - ARLES - The Camargue - MARTIGUES(1)

Set off on an unforgettable cruise from Lyon to Martigues, with ports of call in Mâcon, Tain-l'Hermitage, Avignon, Arles, and the Camargue.

Discover the 2,000-year history of Lyon as you stroll through its cobblestone streets. Ten percent of the city has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Vercors Massif and its steep limestone cliffs and vineyards perched above the valleys.

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 

An exceptional cruise on the Saône to the mouth of the Rhône River

  • Mâcon and its historic downtown
  • The Beaujolais vineyards
  • Lyon and its strategic street doorways
  • The hanging houses in the Vercors Massif
  • Arles
  • A safari in the wild Camargue

Route

Day 1

LYON

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 as our ship cruises to Mâcon. Don’t miss Lyon lit up at night as we depart!

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Day 2

MÂCON - The Beaujolais vineyards - LYON

This morning, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Mâcon. With its colored facades, Mâcon feels like it should be part of Provence. Learn more about this Burgundy city on a tour highlighting its major sites.
This afternoon, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: The Beaujolais vineyards. The Beaujolais wine region is tucked in between Lyon and Burgundy. Wines range from the young Beaujolais Nouveau to high-quality crus. Red wines are made mostly from Gamay grapes that create a vibrant, fruity taste.  Light and fresh white wines come predominantly from Chardonnay varieties.
After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship to cruise to Lyon in the evening.

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Day 3

LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE, Valley of the Côtes du Rhône

Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC package: Join us for a panoramic tour of Lyon and learn about the discrete and strategic doorways leading to shortcuts, known as traboules, that go from street to street.
DISCOVERY package: Food tour of Lyon.
We’ll cruise to Tain-l’Hermitage in the afternoon and arrive in the evening.

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Day 4

TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - The Vercors - AVIGNON

This morning, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Discover the Vercors Massif and enjoy a tasting of local sparkling wine (Clairette de Die).*
The Vercors Massif contains impressive sites and breathtaking views. We’ll discover many of these on a trip through its natural park. Peaks, trails, rushing streams, steep cliffs, and rolling mountain pastures await. The Vercors Massif was also a strategic location for the French Resistance during World War II. We’ll visit the quaint town of Die—known for its delicious sparkling wine—and enjoy a tasting.
After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Avignon, arriving during the evening.

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Day 5

AVIGNON - ARLES

Optional excursion for both packages: Join us this morning for a guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace. Avignon has had quite a past. The city’s historic center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Included in this area is the Papal Palace, one of the largest and most important Gothic buildings in Europe and the city’s most famous attraction.
Our ship will cruise to Arles.
The afternoon will be dedicated to an optional guided tour of Arles.

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Day 6

ARLES - The Camargue - MARTIGUES(1)

This morning, join us for an optional excursion:
CLASSIC package:
Tour the Camargue. We’ll visit a manade to enjoy a horse show.
DISCOVERY package: Safari in the Camargue in a four-wheel-drive vehicle. Set out on an exciting jaunt into the heart of the wild Camargue.
Sit back and admire the rivers, marshes, ponds, pink flamencos, black bulls, and the famous, indigenous Camargue horses. Whether on the edge of the sea or inland, each spot is an immersion in the wonders nature has to offer in France.
Our ship will cruise to Martigues.
Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 7

MARTIGUES(1)

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2023
Departure 28/03/2023
Arrival 03/04/2023
On request
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 03/04/2023
Arrival 09/04/2023
On request
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 09/04/2023
Arrival 15/04/2023
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 13/04/2023
Arrival 19/04/2023
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 14/04/2023
Arrival 20/04/2023
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 20/04/2023
Arrival 26/04/2023
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 30/04/2023
Arrival 06/05/2023
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 19/05/2023
Arrival 25/05/2023
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 19/05/2023
Arrival 25/05/2023
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 25/05/2023
Arrival 31/05/2023
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 31/05/2023
Arrival 06/06/2023
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/07/2023
Arrival 14/07/2023
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 14/07/2023
Arrival 20/07/2023
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 06/08/2023
Arrival 12/08/2023
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/08/2023
Arrival 05/09/2023
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 23/09/2023
Arrival 29/09/2023
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 29/09/2023
Arrival 05/10/2023
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 07/10/2023
Arrival 13/10/2023
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 10/10/2023
Arrival 16/10/2023
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 22/10/2023
Arrival 28/10/2023
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM

* 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 - 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) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

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
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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
See more

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
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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
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MACON

Although it is still in the Burgundy region, with its unique roof tiles and brightly colored facades, Mâcon feels like it should border the Mediterranean Sea. The city has a wide range of striking monuments and beautiful, old mansions lining t...

Duration 2h00 Discovery
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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
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Excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards and visit of the Hameau Duboeuf

Departure by coach in the company of our guide from Montmerle-sur-Saöne or Belleville to discover the Beaujolais vineyards extending on 22,500 hectares. We will pass through charming little wine-growing villages before reaching Romanèche-...

Duration 4h00 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
See more

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
See more

''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
See more

Food tour of Lyon

Join us for a guided tour on foot within the heart of Lyon, known as the Presqu’île. What makes this tour unique are the stops at several eateries to have a bite of the local cuisine. The sweet pink praline and savory cold cuts are the st...

Duration 3h00 Classic
See more

MACON

Although it is still in the Burgundy region, with its unique roof tiles and brightly colored facades, Mâcon feels like it should border the Mediterranean Sea. The city has a wide range of striking monuments and beautiful, old mansions lining t...

Duration 2h00 Discovery
See more

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
See more

Excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards and visit of the Hameau Duboeuf

Departure by coach in the company of our guide from Montmerle-sur-Saöne or Belleville to discover the Beaujolais vineyards extending on 22,500 hectares. We will pass through charming little wine-growing villages before reaching Romanèche-...

Duration 4h00 Classic
See more

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
See more

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. 31.00 € Before departure 34.00 € On board
See more

''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
See more

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
See more

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. 43.00 € Before departure 48.00 € On board
See more

Food tour of Lyon

Join us for a guided tour on foot within the heart of Lyon, known as the Presqu’île. What makes this tour unique are the stops at several eateries to have a bite of the local cuisine. The sweet pink praline and savory cold cuts are the st...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 71.00 € Before departure 79.00 € On board
See more

MACON

Although it is still in the Burgundy region, with its unique roof tiles and brightly colored facades, Mâcon feels like it should border the Mediterranean Sea. The city has a wide range of striking monuments and beautiful, old mansions lining t...

Duration 2h00 Discovery
Price per pers. 22.00 € Before departure 24.00 € On board
See more

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
See more

Excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards and visit of the Hameau Duboeuf

Departure by coach in the company of our guide from Montmerle-sur-Saöne or Belleville to discover the Beaujolais vineyards extending on 22,500 hectares. We will pass through charming little wine-growing villages before reaching Romanèche-...

Duration 4h00 Classic
Price per pers. 72.00 € Before departure 80.00 € On board
See more

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) 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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