CRUISE: THE CAMARGUE AND THE GATEWAY TO PROVENCE (7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS)

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ANT – with croisieurope CRUISE: THE CAMARGUE AND THE GATEWAY TO PROVENCE – 7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS

Departure from Chalon-sur-Saône

 

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

 

DAY 1: LYON- CHALON-SUR-SAONE

Meet at 16.30 in Lyon Perrache. Transfer by coach to Chalon-sur-Saone. Boarding around 18.30, presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. First dinner on-board. The boat will leave Chalon-sur-Saone to move to Macon.

 

DAY 2: MACON - Beaujolais vineyards - LYON

Free time to take a walk in the old town of Mâcon. Optional excursion: coach tour of the Beaujolais vineyards. Return on board. Cruise to discover Lyon by night, with the illuminations in the old quarters of Lyon, a unique spectacle. Overnight stopover

 

DAY 3: LYON - TAIN L’HERMITAGE - Valley of the Côtes du Rhône

Optional excursions suggested:

CLASSIC: the morning will start with an excursion through Lyon. You will discover the second largest city in France admirably 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!
Return on board. Departure for Tain l’Hermitage where you will arrive in the evening.

 

DAY 4: TAIN L’HERMITAGE - The Ardèche gorges - AVIGNON

Morning spent cruising. Optional excursion: discover the Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of Chauvet Cave (only on compulsory pre-reservation before the departure) Arrival at the end of the evening. The boat will head for Avignon.

 

DAY 5: AVIGNON - ARLES

Optional excursions suggested:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the “Palais des Papes”, a veritable citadel perched on a rocky pinnacle, surrounded by imposing rampart

DISCOVERY: You will leave by coach for the Pont du Gard, a true masterpiece of ancient architecture. We will hike along the aqueduct trail, a 3 km walk through the site with numerous viewing points. At the end of our trek, we will visit the museum.
Return on board and departure for Arles. Arrival during the afternoon, free time in the old town of Arles.

 

DAY 6: ARLES - THE CAMARGUE – MARTIGUES (1)

Optional excursions suggested:

CLASSIC: Excursion in the Camargue. An immense exceptional plain where 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.
Return on board and gala evening.

 

Day 7: MARTIGUES - LYON

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation around 9.00. Return by bus to Lyon. Free time for lunch along the way. Arrival in Lyon earlier this afternoon.

 

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

(1) Depending on the availability of mooring points, the stop at Martigues may be replaced by a stop at Port Saint Louis du Rhône.

 

Price per passenger in double-occupancy cabin

 

2017 Departures

Main Deck Upper Deck
18 June -----

$2155.20

17 August

$1763.20 $1987.20

 

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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