Provencal Rhone and the Camargue

From Burgundy to Provence, cruise through the beautiful countryside of France.  Discover Lyon, Vienne, Avignon, the Camargue, Arles and Viviers Visit the Abbey at Cluny and wine tasting in Tain l’Hermitage.

Special Offer: See the Andre Rieu Concert in Lyon 7th Apr for €220 pp supplement. Includes extra night in Lyon before your cruise. (subject to availability)

DESTINATION Lyon, Avignon, Viviers
FROM Dublin
DATE March – October 2017
DURATION 5 Nights
PRICE From €1,169 pp

Come to Lyon, the traditional culinary heart of France, where many of the top chefs originated, cinema invented, and a historical textile town, that used the rivers to transport their wares.  Take a trip down the Rhone, to the Camargue and Provence, Rhone river delta.

Special Offer: See the Andre Rieu Concert in Lyon 7th Apr for €220 pp supplement. Includes extra night in Lyon before your cruise. (subject to availability)

Day to Day Itinerary:

DAY 1 LYON

Fly Dublin to Lyon. On arrival transfer to your 3* hotel for an over night with breakfast.

DAY 2 LYON

After a free morning in Lyon you will be transferred to the port for boarding at 4.00pm in Lyon, Claude Bernard’s quay. Departure of the boat at 5.00pm. We will be sailing in a southerly direction. Settling into your cabin. Presentation of the crew, welcome cocktail. Dinner followed by an evening of entertainment. Sailing at night.

DAY 3 ARLES, The Camargue

Buffet breakfast during the cruise. Morning crui-sing through the landscapes of the south of France: Valence, overlooked by Saint Apollinaire cathedral, Montélimar famous for its nougat. We will pass through the great lock inBollène which, with a variation in height of 20m, was one of the major civil engineering project of the 1950s. Lunch on board. Stop in Arles(2) around 2.00pm and departure by coach for the optional excursion to the Camargue. An immense exceptional plain where sea, wetlands and pools are inhabited by an extraordinary variety of water fowl. Free time in the village ofSaintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, famed for its gypsy gatherings. Back on board for dinner. After dinner, optional guided tour of the town. Arles has conserved its exceptional monumental heritage which is tantamount to an open air museum, as well as being a mecca for tourism and culture. Back on board, accommodation. Overnight stopover.

DAY 4 AVIGNON – VIVIERS, The Ardèche gorges

Arrival in Avignon after breakfast. Optional guided tour of the city of the Popes, a veritable citadel perched on a rocky pinnacle, surrounded by its imposing ramparts. The Palace was once home to a sumptuous court where artists and scholars rubbed shoulders with each other. Back on board. Departure of the boat at noon for Roquemaure. Lunch on board. Departure for the optional excursion by coach to visit the Ardèche gorges and todiscover the Pont d’Arc Cavern, a replica of Chauvet Cave (only on compulsory pre-reservation before the departure – with your agency). Back on board in Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts. Departure of the boat for Viviers. Dinner on board. Overnight stopover.

DAY 5 VIVIERS – TAIN L’HERMITAGE, The Vercors

Departure early in the morning to Viviers. Breakfast during the cruise. Morning cruising towards La Voulte. Arrival for lunch. In the afternoon, optional excursion in the Vercors. Departure by coach toward Die where you will get the chance to visit a wine cellar and taste the famous Clairette de Die. Then, we will follow the road of the Rousset mountain pass, from where you will enjoy a wonderful panoramic view over the Vercors Plateau. On towardVassieux en Vercors, la Chapelle en Vercors and Pont en Royans, famous for its suspension houses. Back on board in Tain l’Hermitage. Dinner andgala evening on board. Departure of the boat for Lyon.

DAY 6 LYON

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation around 9.00am in Lyon. End of our journey.

Equipments : all cabins are equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

MS VAN GOGH

 

4 anchors class – 2 DECK SHIP

 

MS Van Gogh sails on the Rhone and the Saone.

Characteristics

Built : 1999 – refurbished in 2007
Length : 110 m long
Width : 11,40 m wide
Cabins : 78 cabins
Passengers : 158 passengers
Facilities : lounge-bar with a dance floor – bar – dining room – large sundeck with deckchairs – library – gift shop. Central heating, 220V electricity, air-conditioning, radar, radiophone, wifi on board.

MS MISTRAL

4 anchors class – 2 DECK SHIP

MS Mistral sails on the Rhone and the Saone.

Characteristics

Built : 1999 – refurbished in 2007
Length : 110 m long
Width : 11,40 m wide
Cabins : 79 cabins
Passengers : 158 passengers
Facilities : lounge-bar with a dance floor – bar – dining room – large sundeck with deckchairs – gift shop. Central heating, 220V electricity, air-conditioning, radar, radiophone, wifi on board

 

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Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
30 March 2017 5* €1,289 Main Deck Book Now
03 April 2017 €1,299 Main Deck Book Now
07 April 2017 €1,169 Main Deck Book Now
15 April 2017 5* €1,289 Main Deck Book Now
12 May 2017 5* €1,399 Main Deck Book Now
28 May 2017 5* €1,399 Main Deck Book Now
09 July 2017 €1,279 Main Deck Book Now
10 August 2017 €1,389 Main Deck Book Now
25 August 2017 €1,399 Main Deck Book Now
26 August 2017 5* €1,389 Main Deck Book Now
02 September 2017 €1,289 Main Deck Book Now
13 October 2017 5* €1,289 Main Deck Book Now


Price Inclusions

  • Return flights from Dublin to Lyon
  • All transfers from Airport / hotel to the quay to board your river cruiser
  • 1 night in a 3* Lyon Hotel with breakfast
  • 4 nights on the river cruiser, based on 2 sharing a main deck cabin
  • Meals onboard on a full board basis from Dinner on the 1st day to Breakfast on the last day
  • All drinks included
  • Taxes and charges of €130
  • 1 bag prepaid per person 15kgs
  • Upper Deck supplement from €120 pp
  • Single supplement from €210

Shore excursions

  • Classic excursion package €197
  • Discovery excursion package €253
  • Andre Rieu Concert Lyon 7th Apr – €220 pp includes extra night in Lyon (subject to availability)

Booking remarks

  • Optional insurance €25 (conditions apply)
  • A non refundable, non transferable booking deposit of €200 per person is required.
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit card
  • Gratuities are not included and are payable at your discretion at the end of your cruise onboard.
  • Holidays & offers are subject to availability at time of booking
  • Prices correct at time of printing, however fuel surcharges may apply.

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