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2022

Oenological cruise: Discover the fabulous world of vines and wine (port-to-port cruise)

7 Days - OML_PP
# Description

Cruise

MARTIGUES – ARLES – AVIGNON – TAIN-L’HERMITAGE – MACON – LYON

Dive into the pleasures of delicious French wines while also enjoying a cruise through renowned vineyards and beautiful countryside. Stops include Cassis—where the vines overlook the magnificent waters of the Mediterranean—and Tain-l'Hermitage, one of the most prestigious winegrowing regions in the country.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included
  • 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

  • Unforgettable moments :
    • Taste some of the best wines at local vineyards : Cassis, Côtes de Provence, Côtes du Rhône, Tain l’Hermitage, and Beaujolais
  • Conference and tastings*
  • ALL EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • Following the footsteps of Van Gogh in Arles
    • Lyon and Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse

Route

Day 1

MARTIGUES

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. The rest of the evening is yours to do as you please.

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Day 2

MARTIGUES

This morning, the excursion proposed is: Cassis. Cassis is known for its full-bodied white wines with fruit and pine aromas. We’ll visit a local vineyard for a tasting.*

This afternoon, join us for a visit to the Côtes de Provence region, located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps. We’ll visit a local vineyard for a tasting.*

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Day 3

MARTIGUES - ARLES - AVIGNON

This morning, the excursion proposed is: A walking tour to the various locations Van Gogh used as reference for some of the 300 paintings and drawings he created during his stay here in 1888 and 1889.

This afternoon, join us for a visit to the charming village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. We’ll visit a local vineyard for a tasting.*

At the end of our delightful afternoon, we’ll return on board the ship in Avignon. Our ship will cruise through the night.

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Day 4

LA VOULTE -TAIN-L'HERMITAGE

This morning, we’ll set out on an excursion to Tain-l'Hermitage. We’ll visit the village and a local wine cellar for a tasting.*

We’ll begin our cruise to Lyon in the afternoon.

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Day 5

LYON - MACON

In the morning, join us for a guided tour of the city and a tasting at Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse.(2) This visit includes a panoramic tour of Lyon and a tasting of fine food at Les Halles de Lyon. Our onboard activities during our afternoon cruise include a lecture by a wine expert with a blind tasting contest. The winner will be given the title of Bacchus for the remainder of the cruise, and they will walk away with the golden prize: A food lover’s cruise on the Rhine featuring French top chef Marc Haeberlin. We’ll arrive in Mâcon during the evening.

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Day 6

MÂCON - MONTMERLE - TREVOUX - LYON

This morning’s excursion will be in the Beaujolais region and a visit to the Hameau Duboeuf.

In the afternoon, we’ll explore the golden-hued villages in the area. We’ll stop in the magnificent medieval village of Oingt and visit a local vineyard for a tasting.*

We’ll return to Lyon in the evening. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 7

LYON

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

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2022
Departure 17/10/2022
Arrival 23/10/2022
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 - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - conferences by renowned wine experts - excursions and tastings* mentioned in program - welcome cocktail - gala evening - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

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

Shore Excursions

The Côtes de Provence region

The Côtes de Provence region is best known for its crisp rosé wines and magnificent scenery. Provence was one of the very first regions to cultivate grapevines for wine production almost 2,600 years ago. Today, vineyards extend along the...

Duration 3h00 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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The Golden Hues of the Beaujolais Region

The rocky area to the south of Lyon is known for the lovely golden hues that glow differently as the sun moves across the sky. The area is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for your taste buds. Join us for a tour to discover the beauty of the reg...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Lyon and Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Join us on a guided tour of Lyon. We’ll cross through the city and go up Fourvière Hill to the white basilica, the best place to take in the view. Then we’ll head over to Vieux Lyon to have a look at its historical homes and the &q...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Tain l'Hermitage, Wine tasting

Departure on foot for the visit of a wine cellar in Tain L'Hermitage. We'll discover the vats, barrels and storehouse and learn all there is to know about wine-making. Afterwards, we'll taste* a white wine (Côte du Rhône Samor...

Duration 1h30 Classic
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Excursion to Cassis and wine tasting

We'll leave by coach for Cassis, known for its crisp, floral, and flinty wines. Cassis wine is produced in 12 vineyards, all located in the hills immediately around the little town. We'll visit one of these vineyards for a tasting.* We'll...

Duration 4h30 Classic
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Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

We’ll set off on a tour that includes areas of the beautiful Alpilles Natural Regional Park and the vines that produce the classic Baux-de-Provence wines. The red and rosé wines are produced mostly from the Grenache, Syrah, and Mourv&egr...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Following the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Arles

We’ll leave on foot for a guided tour of Arles following the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh. Arles is an ancient Roman city whose ruins are second only to Rome and include the Antique Theater, Amphitheater, Thermes of Constantine, and the Alysca...

Duration 2h00 Discovery
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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.


PLEASE NOTE : For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.
(1) Valid for one passenger on the Main Deck (only one prize per cruise program available).
(2) Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse is closed on Sunday and Monday. We will provide a tasting of local products as a substitute.
*Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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