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 (excluding Champagne, premium brand spirits and wines).
  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach

9 days from £1,569 pp

Departure Dates

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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    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.
    2019
    • Paris Guided Sightseeing Tour
    £29.00
    • River Seine Cruise
    £15.00
    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) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service 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 curies takes us on a remarkable journey of 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 breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside. Then in the early evening we return to Arles where you can enjoy an Optional guided sightseeing tour of 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.
    2019
    • Les Baux-De-Provence
    £14.00
    • Arles Guided Sightseeing Tour
    £19.00
    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) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service 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 guided tour of the City of Popes, a citadel surrounding 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 Ardeche 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
    Avignon
    Avignon

    Included Highlights

    • Avignon
    • Ardèche Gorges

    Enjoy breakfast and lunch as we cruise to La Voulte arriving early afternoon. Join our optional excursion to Vercours 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.
    2019
    • Pont en Royans and Romans-sur-Isère
    £14.00
    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) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service 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.

    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (9 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person).

    Cruising France's River Rhône – The Magic of the Provençal Rhône, the Camargue & the Ardeche 9 days from £1,569pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    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, T.V., 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 throughout the voyage (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 onboard ship:

    • All meals

    • Tea or coffee after each meal

    • All drinks onboard (excluding Champagne, premium brand spirits and wines)

    • Entertainment

    • Welcome cocktail

    • Gala dinner

    Ms Camargue

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups 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 £39.50 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, 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.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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