CRUISE: FROM THE SAÔNE TO THE RHÔNE (8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS)

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Description From $ 1804.88

LSR – with croisieurope CRUISE: FROM THE SAÔNE TO THE RHÔNE – 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

Departure from Lyon

 

Sailing from Lyon roundtrip aboard one of our 2 deck ships. Ships sailing this itinerary include Camargue, Mistral or other similar vessels.

 

DAY 1: LYON

Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Lyon at 18:00. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. On-board entertainment will continue in the lounge.

 

DAY 2: LYON - MACON

Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Join us for a guided tour of Lyon. You will discover the second largest city in France, situated at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône.
DISCOVERY: 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. Don't miss the tasting of local products and delicacies in the heart of Vieux Lyon!
We will return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy dinner and an evening of dancing and on-board entertainment. We will reach Mâcon in the evening

 

DAY 3: MACON - VIENNE

Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Set off by coach for our excursion to visit the abbey ruins in Cluny.
DISCOVERY: Your guide will lead you through the streets of Macon on foot to discover the rich heritage of this fascinating city. During your tour, you will be able to taste many of the local products. You will have some free time to explore on your own before heading back to the ship.
We will return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of on-board entertainment.

 

DAY 4: VIENNE - ARLES

Optional excursions suggested:

CLASSIC: Visit of Vienne. Once the capital of a Roman province, Roman vestiges are still visible in modern Vienne.
DISCOVERY: Explore Vienne on a Segway (a two-wheeled electric vehicle used as a convenient way to travel around towns and cities)! After getting used with your Segway, you will set off on an original tour of this charming “Gallo-Roman” city known for its art and history.
We will be back on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment as we cruise through the night.

 

DAY 5: ARLES - The Camargue

Optional excursion for both packages: Visit of Arles. You discover this cultural centre and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence.
Optional afternoon excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Join us for an excursion to the Camargue—an immense exceptional plain where the sea, wetlands and pools are inhabited by an extraordinary variety of water fowl.
DISCOVERY: 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 will cross the Camargue Natural Park.
We will return on board for dinner and an evening of traditional Provençal entertainment.

 

DAY 6: ARLES - AVIGNON - VIVIERS

Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the “Palais des Papes”, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe.
DISCOVERY: You will leave by coach for the Pont l'Evêque, a true masterpiece of ancient architecture. We will hike along the aqueduct trail, a 2-km walk through the site with numerous viewing points. At the end of our trek, we will visit the museum.
We will return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. After dinner, we set off on an optional visit of Viviers.

 

DAY 7: VIVIERS - TOURNON - LYON

The morning will be spent cruising. Once we arrive in Tournon, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: A guided tour of the city. We will visit the imposing Castle-Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône, one of the finest castles in the Ardèche region. We will then return on board.

Gala evening. Our boat will cruise towards Lyon during the night.

 

DAY 8: LYON

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation around 9.00.

 

Note: For navigational reasons and passenger safety, the company and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary if necessary.

 

Price per passenger in double-occupancy cabin

 

2017 Departures

Main Deck Main Deck Suite

Upper Deck

9 April $2074.38 $2350.04

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16 April

$1804.88 ----- -----
17 June $2363.90 -----

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3 July

$2176.02 ----- -----
20 August $2176.02 -----

$2411.64

7 October

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$2310.00

 

Included

- Meals (breakfasts, lunches, dinners) from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day

- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee

- Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom

- On-board entertainment

- On-board host/hostess assistance

- Welcome cocktail

- Gala dinner

- Port taxes

- Free WIFI

 

Excluded

- Optional excursions

- Champagne and wines on the wine list

- Drinks served during excursions or transfers

- Personal expenses

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