About the tour: Cruising France's River Rhône – The Magic of the Provençal Rhône, the Camargue & the Ardeche

Take a leisurely cruise along the River Rhône and explore beautiful Provençal and Rhône towns and spectacular natural wonders.

Tour Includes


  • 5 nights cruising with full board and drinks during meals (excluding Champagne, premium brand spirits and wines)
  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Please note: All cruise schedules, ports of call and onshore excursions may be subject to change.

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Paris area for a two-night stay.

    Included visit to the cosmopolitan city of Paris. A large portion of the capital, including the River Seine, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and to make the most of your visit why not join our optional guided sightseeing tour?

    Our local guide will introduce you to the city’s most famous sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, and Place de la Concorde. We return to our hotel late afternoon.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Paris
    Paris

    Included Highlights

    • Paris

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Paris Guided Sightseeing Tour
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Head south through France to Lyon, where we board our cruise ship, the MS Camargue for a five-night cruise. We sail through the night.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Lyon
    Lyon

    Included Highlights

    • Lyon

    Our cruise takes us on a remarkable journey on this mighty river. We arrive in Arles in the afternoon and you can have free time in the town or join an optional excursion to Les Baux-de-Provence, one of the prettiest villages in France, set on a rocky outcrop with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

    Then in the early evening we return to Arles where you can enjoy free time to explore this old Roman town, before returning to the ship. Tonight the ship is due to berth overnight in Arles.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Les Baux-De-Provence
    Les Baux-De-Provence

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Les Baux-De-Provence
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    Join our included morning sightseeing drive to the Camargue, a huge plain of seas and marshlands, inhabited by an extraordinary variety of bird life. We will visit the village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, famous for its interesting fortified church, before we rejoin our ship in Port-Saint-Louis.

    Enjoy lunch as we spend the afternoon cruising to Martigues (subject to berthing availability), arriving late in the afternoon, free time to explore. Enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment as we cruise through the night to Avignon. Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Martigues could be replaced by Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Martigues
    Martigues

    Included Highlights

    • Sightseeing Drive to the Camargue
    • Martigues

    This morning, enjoy some free time in Avignon. Join our optional small land train tour of the City of Popes, a citadel surrounded by ramparts and perched on a rocky outcrop over the river. The former Papal palace is a major feat of Gothic architecture that dates from the 14th century.

    This afternoon join our included excursion to the Ardèche Gorges. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as we follow the famous ‘Route des Gorges’. We return to our ship for dinner, followed by entertainment. We cruise to Viviers and moor overnight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Ardèche Gorge
    Ardèche Gorge

    Included Highlights

    • Avignon
    • Ardèche Gorge

    Enjoy breakfast and lunch as we cruise to La Voulte arriving early afternoon. Join our optional excursion to Vercors Plateau including visiting Pont en Royans, famous for its suspended houses, and Romans-sur-Isère with its 12th century church and international shoe museum housed in a former convent.

    We rejoin our ship at Tain l’Hermitage or Tournon sur Rhône in time to prepare for our gala dinner and evening of entertainment. We sail through the night towards Lyon.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Pont En Royans
    Pont en Royans

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    • Vercors Plateau
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).

    We continue cruising to Lyon, where we disembark, and head by coach to northern France and our overnight hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

     Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin 
     Upper Deck Cabin£179

     No single rooms/cabins available.

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will cruise for five nights on board CroisiEurope's 3-star ship, the MS Camargue. The vessel is air-conditioned and has two decks - main and upper - plus a sun deck. Facilities include a bar, restaurant and lounge. All cabins have en suite facilities and a safe.

    Cabins Spread across two decks – main and upper – cabins feature a hairdryer, TV, radio and safe, and all have en suite facilities.

    Lounge/Bar Relax in the MS Camargue’s cosy lounge.

    Restaurant Your day will always begin with an impressive buffet breakfast, and lunch and dinner will be tasty 3-course meals. All meals are included on board, plus complimentary beer and wine at lunch and dinner, as well as an open bar during meals (Champagne or premium brand spirits and wine are not included).

    Overnight stays in Paris and northern France will be in city-style hotels

    EXTRA VALUE! For added value, the following are included on board ship:

    • All meals

    • Tea or coffee after each meal

    • All drinks during meals on board (excluding Champagne, premium brand spirits and wines)

    • Entertainment

    • Welcome cocktail

    • Gala dinner

    Find your nearest joining point

    We have hundreds of coach joining points throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note joining points are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £41.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, select option 1, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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