Cruising France's River Rhone - The Magic of the Provencal Rhone & the Camargue

9 days from £1099

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Your Holiday Itinerary

9-Day Break

July 6 2013 departure

  • Day 1 – Local departure by coach then to northern France for an overnight stay.
  • Day 2 – Head south through France to our overnight hotel in the Lyon area. B,D
  • Day 3 – Lyon. Full day in the historic city of Lyon, its Old Town is blessed with Renaissance architecture and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the alleyways, courtyards and the Traboules passageways. We board our Croisi Europe ship late afternoon for our four-night cruise and sail around 5.00pm. Meet the crew and enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner, followed by an evening of entertainment. We sail through the night. B,D
  • Day 4 –  Arles, The Camargue.  This morning enjoy breakfast whilst cruising through the landscapes of the south of France past Valence, Montelimar and through the great lock in Bollène, one of the engineering masterpieces of the 1950’s, rising to nearly 60 feet. Lunch will be served onboard, before we arrive at Arles. This afternoon, join our included sightseeing drive to the Camargue, a huge plain famous for its seas and marshlands. We also visit the village of Saintes Maries de la Mer with its mighty church and situated where the Rhone meets the Mediterranean. We return to Arles where you can join an included, guided walking tour of the city, which is virtually an open-air museum, before enjoying dinner onboard our cruise ship. We remain moored overnight at Arles. B,L,D
  • Day 5 – Avignon - Viviers, The Ardeche Gorge.  Our ship departs Arles early morning for Avignon.Explore Avignon independently or join our optional tour of the ‘City of Popes’ with entrance to Palais des Papes, former 14th century residence of the Popes. At lunchtime, we sail for Roquemaure. Later, enjoy our optional excursion by coach travelling through ,enjoying spectacular views. We rejoin the ship in Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts and cruise to Viviers. B,L,D
  • Day 6 – Viviers – Tain l’Hermitage, The Vercors.  Morning cruising towards La Voulte for lunch, then continue north to Tain l’Hermitage. This evening, we enjoy a gala dinner onboard ship as we sail overnight towards Lyon. B,L,D
  • Day 7 – Disembark in Lyon then head by coach to the Paris area for a two-night stay. This evening, enjoy our optional ‘Paris By Night’  excursion seeing the city at its illuminated best. B
  • Day 8 – Paris. Included visit to Paris. Why not join our optional, guided sightseeing tour, which takes in the famous sights? For a different view of the city, join our optional River Seine cruise. We return to our hotel late afternoon. Tonight, you can join an optional visit into the Latin Quarter where you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere and perhaps enjoy dinner. B
  • Day 9 – Return home, via Calais. B  

Included Meals: B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

August 31 2013 departure

This holiday follows the same cruise itinerary as the July 6 departure but operates in reverse order, visiting Paris at the beginning of the holiday rather than the end.

  • Day 1 – Local departure by coach then to the Paris area for a two-night stay.
  • Day 2Paris. Included visit to Paris. Why not join our optional, guided sightseeing tour, which takes in the famous sights? For a different view of the city, join our optional River Seine cruise. We return to our hotel late afternoon. Tonight, you can join an optional visit into the Latin Quarter where you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere and perhaps enjoy dinner. B
  • Day 3 – We head south through France to our overnight hotel in the Lyon area. B,D
  • Day 4Lyon. Full day in the historic city of Lyon, its Old Town is blessed with Renaissance architecture and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the alleyways, courtyards and the Traboules passageways. We board our Croisi Europe ship late afternoon for our four-night cruise and sail around 5.00pm. Meet the crew and enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner, followed by an evening of entertainment. We sail through the night. B,D
  • Day 5 –  Arles, The Camargue.  This morning enjoy breakfast whilst cruising through the landscapes of the south of France past Valence, Montelimar and through the great lock in Bollène, one of the engineering masterpieces of the 1950’s, rising to nearly 60 feet. Lunch will be served onboard, before we arrive at Arles. This afternoon, join our included sightseeing drive to the Camargue, a huge plain famous for its seas and marshlands. We also visit the village of Saintes Maries de la Mer with its mighty church and situated where the Rhone meets the Mediterranean. We return to Arles where you can join an included, guided walking tour of the city, which is virtually an open-air museum, before enjoying dinner onboard our cruise ship. We remain moored overnight at Arles. B,L,D
  • Day 6 – Avignon - Viviers, The Ardeche Gorge.  Our ship departs Arles early morning for Avignon.Explore Avignon independently or join our optional tour of the ‘City of Popes’ with entrance to Palais des Papes, former 14th century residence of the Popes. At lunchtime, we sail for Roquemaure. Later, enjoy our optional excursion by coach travelling through ,enjoying spectacular views. We rejoin the ship in Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts and cruise to Viviers. B,L,D
  • Day 7 – Viviers – Tain l’Hermitage, The Vercors.  Morning cruising towards La Voulte for lunch, then continue north to Tain l’Hermitage. This evening, we enjoy a gala dinner onboard ship as we sail overnight towards Lyon. B,L,D
  • Day 8 – We disembark in Lyon after breakfast and head by coach to northern France and our overnight hotel. B
  • Day 9 – Return home, via Calais. B

Included Meals: B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

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

DRINKS INCLUDED WITH ON BOARD MEALS*  

  • The following drinks are included with on board meals: - mineral water, house wine, beer, fruit juice, and tea or coffee.

Notes

Door-to-Door service may be chargeable depending on distance to the joining point and number of passengers, please call for more information. Some joining points carry a supplement which is clearly shown when booking.

Prices are per person, based on two sharing

Extras:

  • Optional excursions
  • Single room supplement £199
  • Travel insurance from £45.95
  • Cabin Upgrades; Twin £60pp, Single £100pp

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    Silver Service

      On this tour, you have the added luxury of traveling by Silver Service coach which includes:

    • Extra legroom for your added comfort
    • Comfortable rear lounge to relax and chat
    • FREE personal headphones with a choice of music & DVDs
    • Porterage in all hotels
    • Smaller, more personal group

    Tour Includes

    • 4 nights’ cruising with full board
    • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation with continental breakfast and 1 evening meals 
    • Free local joining points
    • Travel by Silver Service luxury coach with extra legroom  

    Included Excursions

    • Paris – the romantic French capital 
    • Lyon – historic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site 
    • Arles - beautiful Roman town
    • Avignon - City Of Popes
    • The Camargue - western Europe's largest river delta

    Optional Excursions

    • Paris Sightseeing – see the major landmarks 
    • Ardeche Gorge – fabulous scenery and the Pont d'Arc 

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