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2019 2020

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

7 Days - ANT_PP
# Description

Cruise

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

From Lyon to Martigues via Tain l'Hermitage, Avignon, Arles and the Camargue, go on an unforgettable cruise. Discover Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage city, which retales 2,000 years of history through its old cobbled streets. 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.

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

  • An exceptional cruise on the Saône to the mouth of the Rhône River
  • Discover(2):
    • The Pont D'Arc Cavern, replica of the Chauvet Cave
    • Lyon and its peculiar "traboules"
    • Avignon and the Papal Palace with its private apartments
    • Safari in jeeps through the wild Camargue

Cruise

Day 1

CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

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Day 2

MÂCON, Beaujolais vineyards - LYON

Enjoy some free time on your own in the heart of Mâcon. Afterwards, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour of the Beaujolais vineyards. Tonight, join us on a cruise through Lyon by night to admire the city lights.

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Day 3

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

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Panoramic 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 finish up our tour with a tasting of local products in the heart of the old town.
We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Tain-l'Hermitage, arriving in the evening.

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Day 4

TAIN L'HERMITAGE, The Ardèche gorges - AVIGNON

This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: discover the Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of the famous Chauvet Cave (only available through pre-reservation with your travel agency before your departure). We'll start cruising to Avignon.

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Day 5

AVIGNON - ARLES

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace.
We'll depart for Arles. Enjoy some free time in the old section of this highly cultural city, enriched with vestiges of the Roman Empire.

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Day 6

ARLES, The Camargue - MARTIGUES(1)

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.
We'll continue cruising towards Martigues. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

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Day 7

MARTIGUES(1)

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

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Dates & Prices

Departure city
START IN 2019
Departure 22/08/2019
Arrival 28/08/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 04/10/2019
Arrival 10/10/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 15/10/2019
Arrival 21/10/2019
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 29/10/2019
Arrival 04/11/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

START IN 2019
Departure 22/08/2019
Arrival 28/08/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 04/10/2019
Arrival 10/10/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 15/10/2019
Arrival 21/10/2019
Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 29/10/2019
Arrival 04/11/2019
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%

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

Shore Excursions

5 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Beaujolais Vineyard Lyon The Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of the Chauvet Cave Avignon and the Papal Palace The Camargue
Price per pers. 241.00 € Before departure 282.00 € On board
Classic

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

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 Classic

The Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of the Chauvet Cave

We'll leave by coach for a guided tour of the Pont d'Arc Cavern. Opened to the public in 2015, it is the largest decorated cave replica in the world. The nearby enormous Chauvet Cave houses the original collections reproduced painstakingly he...

Duration 3h00 Classic

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 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 Classic
6 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Beaujolais Vineyard Lyon by bike(1) The Pont d'Arc cavern, a replica of the Chauvet Cave Avignon and the Papal Palace "Safari" in the Camargue (1) Attention: children are under the responsibility of the...
Price per pers. 313.00 € Before departure 366.00 € On board
Discovery

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 Classic

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

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 Classic

The Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of the Chauvet Cave

We'll leave by coach for a guided tour of the Pont d'Arc Cavern. Opened to the public in 2015, it is the largest decorated cave replica in the world. The nearby enormous Chauvet Cave houses the original collections reproduced painstakingly he...

Duration 3h00 Classic

''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 Classic

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 Classic

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. 59.00 € Before departure 66.00 € 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 Classic
Price per pers. 37.00 € Before departure 41.00 € 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 Classic
Price per pers. 29.00 € Before departure 32.00 € On board

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. 65.00 € Before departure 72.00 € 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 Discovery
Price per pers. 95.00 € Before departure 106.00 € On board

The Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of the Chauvet Cave

We'll leave by coach for a guided tour of the Pont d'Arc Cavern. Opened to the public in 2015, it is the largest decorated cave replica in the world. The nearby enormous Chauvet Cave houses the original collections reproduced painstakingly he...

Duration 3h00 Classic
Price per pers. 64.00 € Before departure 71.00 € 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 Discovery
Price per pers. 82.00 € Before departure 91.00 € On board

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Additional information

The cruise is available in the reverse itinerary. See ref. CHA_PP

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.

(2) Optional excursions.

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

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