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Rhone River Cruise 2021
(Adult-Exclusive)

8 days with Adventures by Disney  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 LYON
Arrive in Paris
Bienvenue à Lyon! Arrive at Lyon-Saint-Exupery Airport (LYS), where you will be greeted by an Adventures by Disney representative who will handle your luggage and transportation to the ship.
 
Check Into Your Stateroom
Meet your Adventure Guides who will help with the check-in as you familiarize yourself with your well-appointed stateroom. Look around the ship—your home for the next 7 nights.
 
Welcome Dinner On Board the Ship
Say bonjour to your fellow Adventurers as you enjoy your first scrumptious dinner onboard and kickoff your amazing adventure along the Rhône River. (Dinner)
 
DAY 2 LYON
 
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Start your day with a hearty breakfast with your fellow Adventurers before heading out for a fun-filled day.
 
Morning Activity – Choose One Option:
 
OPTION A: Old Lyon Walking Tour: Roman Amphitheater & Basilica of Fourvière, Les Traboules of the St. Jean District and Cinema and Miniature Museum
  • Explore the rich history of Lyon, a city renowned for its culture and cuisine. On this walking tour, you’ll visit the Fourvière, a UNESCO World Heritage site known as “The Hill that Prays” due its many religious convents, monasteries and chapels, including the stunning Basilica of Notre-Dame Fourvie`re.
  • You will also walk or take the coach to the Saint-Jean district, which is home to a series of secret passageways, or les traboules, that run throughout the city.
  • Step into 2 worlds at this unique museum that gives visitors a behind-the-scenes glimpse of movie magic and special effects used to create some of your favorite films. You will also enter the fascinating world of the art of miniatures, where you will see an amazing display of painstakingly re-created tableaus of an array of scenes and real-life locations.
OPTION B: Bike Tour of Parc de la Tête d’Or
  • Choose an electric or traditional bike for a spectacular morning bicycle tour through the largest urban park in France. You’ll bike around gorgeous botanical displays, a lovely lake and a zoo, where you’ll get to see the giraffes, elephants, primates and other animals that call Parc de la Tête d’Or home.
OPTION C: Food Tour in Lyon
  • Treat your taste buds to the delectable local flavors of Lyon on this foodie-friendly walking tour.
Lunch On Board the Ship
Enjoy a savory lunch prepared by the ship’s culinary staff.

Afternoon Activity -- Choose one option: 
 
OPTION A: Silk Experience at Maison des Canuts & Le Mur des Canuts
  • Learn the origins of the famed Lyon silk industry that dates back to the 16th century. Enter the workshop where you’ll discover the secrets of silk manufacturing, the preparation of the trade and the mechanics of the Jacquard machine—the heart of the Maison des Canuts. You may also get the chance to try your hand at this delicate and beautiful craft.
  • During your visit, you will also see the mind-bending Le Mur des Canuts—a stunning example of trompe-l’oeil style, where a 2-dimensional canvas is painted to appear 3-dimensional. This masterpiece, painted on the façade of a 4-story building, depicts life in La Croix-Rousse. The artwork was originally conceived in 1986 to cover up an ugly wall. It has been painted over and altered in an effort to keep up with the times—and ages of those depicted.
OPTION B: Institut Lumière – Museum Tour
  • Get ready for your close-up as you explore the Institut Lumière, a museum dedicated to Auguste and Louis Lumière and their contribution to the art of cinema and filmmaking, which includes the invention of the Cinematograph. Junior Adventurers will get to experience the art of movie making as they create their own flip book.
OPTION C: Bike Tour of Parc de la Tete d'Or
  • Choose an electric or traditional bike for a spectacular morning bicycle tour through the largest urban park in France. You’ll bike around gorgeous botanical displays, a lovely lake and a zoo, where you’ll get to see the giraffes, elephants, primates and other animals that call Parc de la Tête d’Or home.
Dinner On Board the Ship
Return to the ship for a delectable evening meal to share stories of your day of adventure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 3 TOURNON
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Begin your day of exciting activities with a good breakfast.
 
Morning Activity – Choose One Option:
 
OPTION A: Tain l’Hermitage I – Cité du Chocolat
  • Visit Cité du Chocolate, located on the site of Valrhona’s historic chocolate factory, and discover the fascinating world—and secrets—of chocolate making. Then head to the Cité shop where you can purchase the world-famous Valrhona chocolate.
OPTION B: Tain l’Hermitage II – Cave de Tain Wine Tour & Tasting
  • Visit the Cave de Tain winery where you will enjoy a tour and tasting of the vineyards that produce the regions much loved wines—a favorite of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.
Lunch On Board the Ship
Savor lunch on board the ship and refuel to be ready for the afternoon activities!
 
Steam Train & Rail Bike in the Gorges du Doux
Discover the rugged landscape of the Gorges du Doux as you ride along the historic Vivarais Railway Line that was carved into the side of the mountain in 1891. Traverse the tracks via steam train and rail bike while taking in the bridges, viaducts, tunnels and other landmarks along the scenic descent.
 
Late Afternoon Sailing
Relax and enjoy the onboard amenities of the ship as you set sail for the next port, where more adventures await!
 
Dinner On Board the Ship
Tuck into a delectable evening meal prepared by the ship’s culinary team. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
 
DAY 4 AVIGNON
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Say hello to your fellow Adventurers as you get ready for the day ahead with a tasty buffet breakfast.
 
Morning Activity – Choose One Option:
 
OPTION A: Kayaking: Collias to Pont du Gard 
  • Paddle out on the River Gard and revel in the scenic beauty that surrounds you as you make your way from Collias to the Pont du Gard. Marvel as you pass under this feat of Roman engineering that was constructed nearly 2,000 years ago as part of a massive aqueduct that supplied water to the city of Nîmes.
OPTION B: Non-Kayaking: Pont du Gard Museum 
  • Adventurers who do not want to kayak may also visit the Pont du Gard and the museum.
OPTION C: Avignon Walking Tour Featuring Palais des Papes
  • Enjoy a walk through the lovely medieval city of Avignon, including a visit to the biggest Gothic palace in the world—Palais des Papes. This architectural marvel was constructed over a period of 20 years, spanning the reign of 3 of the Avignon popes.
Lunch On Board the Ship
Enjoy a delicious lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon Activity – Choose One Option:
 
OPTION A: Wine Tasting at Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Château des Fines Roches
  • Visit Châteauneuf-du Pape, a hilltop town that was once the home of the papacy. Although it suffered neglect and ruin, the 14th-century medieval castle, which was built for Pope John XXII, still remains a remarkable landmark high atop the village.
  • Located in the heart of the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is Chateau des Fines Roches, a 19th-century castle that is now a luxury hotel and home to the gourmet restaurant La Tables des Fines Roches. Enjoy a tasting of local wines within this fairytale setting.
OPTION B: Avignon Walking Tour Featuring Palais des Papes
  • Enjoy a walk through the lovely medieval city of Avignon, including a visit to the biggest Gothic palace in the world—Palais des Papes. This architectural marvel was constructed over a period of 20 years, spanning the reign of 3 of the Avignon popes.
Dinner On Board the Ship
Return from a fun-filled day for a tasty dinner on the ship. Share stories of your experiences with your fellow Adventurers. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
 
DAY 5 AVIGNON
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Wake up to a delightful breakfast with fellow Adventurers.
 
The Luberon
Spend an adventure-filled day in the Luberon Valley, a charming location in central Provence made up of beautiful villages perched atop the hills of the region.
 
Morning Activity – Choose One Option:

OPTION A: The Luberon I: Abbaye de Senanque and Gordes
  • Enjoy the serene setting of the Abbaye de Sénanque, a Cistercian abbey near the village of Gordes, as you roam the grounds and admire the spectacular views which include fields of lavender (when in season), which the resident monks grow for their livelihood, along with tending honey bees.
  • Spend some relaxing On Your Own time in Gordes, a scenic perched village, where you will enjoy a leisurely walk-around visit. 
OPTION B: The Luberon II: Lavender Museum, Roussillon Ochre Trail and Painting Activity
  • Stimulate your senses on a visit to the Lavender Museum, a quaint, old-world museum that pays tribute to the history of the aromatic flowering plant in Provence.
  • In the scenic village of Roussillon, walk along the breathtaking natural beauty of the Ochre Trail, an area rich in the vibrant and unmistakable pigment that contrasts sharply with the surrounding green foliage.
  • Put your sense of color to canvas with a painting activity—that ends with your own masterpiece you can take as a souvenir. 
OPTION C: Universite du Vin & Suze la Rousse Castle
  • What better way to appreciate France’s world-renowned wine culture than with a visit to the Université du Vin. Located in the south of the Rhône-Alpes region, in the Château de Suze la Rousse, the University of Wine provides professional education dedicated to the knowledge of wine culture. You’ll be a true oenophile after this delightful activity.
Lunch On Board the Ship
Take a break between your morning and afternoon activities with a refreshing lunch on board.
 
Afternoon Activity – Choose One Option:

OPTION A: The Luberon I: Abbaye de Senanque and Gordes
  • Enjoy the serene setting of the Abbaye de Sénanque, a Cistercian abbey near the village of Gordes, as you roam the grounds and admire the spectacular views which include fields of lavender (when in season), which the resident monks grow for their livelihood, along with tending honey bees.
  • Spend some relaxing On Your Own time in Gordes, a scenic perched village, where you will enjoy a leisurely walk-around visit. 
OPTION B: The Luberon II: Lavender Museum, Roussillon Ochre Trail and Painting Activity
  • Stimulate your senses on a visit to the Lavender Museum, a quaint, old-world museum that pays tribute to the history of the aromatic flowering plant in Provence.
  • In the scenic village of Roussillon, walk along the breathtaking natural beauty of the Ochre Trail, an area rich in the vibrant and unmistakable pigment that contrasts sharply with the surrounding green foliage.
  • Put your sense of color to canvas with a painting activity—that ends with your own masterpiece you can take as a souvenir. 
OPTION C: Universite du Vin & Suze la Rousse Castle
  • What better way to appreciate France’s world-renowned wine culture than with a visit to the Université du Vin. Located in the south of the Rhône-Alpes region, in the Château de Suze la Rousse, the University of Wine provides professional education dedicated to the knowledge of wine culture. You’ll be a true oenophile after this delightful activity.
On Your Own in Avignon
Explore the vibrant city of Avignon, the ancient town on the bank of the Rhône River. Visit the Palais des Papes, Avignon Cathedral and many more medieval landmarks. You can also walk through the local markets and peruse the shops and cafés for a lovely afternoon.
 
Dinner On Board the Ship
Be our Guest for another excellent dinner prepared by the ship’s culinary team. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 6 AVIGNON
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Enjoy an early morning breakfast onboard with fellow Adventurers.
 
Morning Activity – Choose One Option:
 
OPTION A: Arles Walking Tour: Roman Monuments & Painting Activity
  • Discover the sights of this ancient city that was the source of inspiration for many of Vincent van Gogh’s most celebrated paintings.
  • Visit Roman structures including the Arles Amphitheatre, the Arles Obelisk and the Church of St. Trophime, among other locations.
  • Feel the inspiration flow and create a masterpiece of your own during a fun painting activity. Then, keep the painting as a souvenir of your time in Arles. 
OPTION B: Les Baux-de-Provence, Carrières de Lumière, Moulin du Calanquet Olive Mill
  • Walk the streets and passageways of what has been called one of the most beautiful villages in France on your visit to Les Baux-de Provence. Dramatically located in the white limestone Alpilles mountains, the medieval fortified village is well-known for its spectacular setting as well as its delicious wines and extensive olive orchards.
  • Marvel at the Carrières de Lumière, an extraordinary art-based multi-media show located in a former quarry where images of famous paintings are projected on large stone slabs and set to music.
  • Enjoy a visit to Moulin du Calanquet—one of Les Baux’s famed olive oil mills where award-winning olive oils and other natural olive-based products are produced.    
OPTION C: Les Pastras Farm: Truffle Hunting with Dogs & Truffle Tasting
  • Take a sneak peek at one of the world’s most secretive businesses—truffle hunting! On this visit to the Les Pastras Organic Provençal Farm, you’ll learn how truffles are cultivated and go on a hunt for France’s elusive “black gold” with a trained truffle dog.
  • Following your hunt, you’ll get to taste these culinary treasures. 
Lunch On Board the Ship and Depart for Amsterdam
Return to the ship for a delicious lunch prepared by the onboard culinary crew.
 
Afternoon Activity – Choose One Option:
 
OPTION A: Arles Walking Tour: Roman Monuments & Painting Activity
  • Discover the sights of this ancient city that was the source of inspiration for many of Vincent van Gogh’s most celebrated paintings.
  • Visit Roman structures including the Arles Amphitheatre, the Arles Obelisk, the Church of St. Trophime and the Barbegal aqueduct and mill among other locations.
  • Feel the inspiration flow and create a masterpiece of your own during a fun painting activity. Then, keep the painting as a souvenir of your time in Arles. 
OPTION B: Les Pastras Farm: Truffle Hunting with Dogs & Truffle Tasting
  • Take a sneak peek at one of the world’s most secretive businesses—truffle hunting! On this visit to the Les Pastras Organic Provençal Farm, you’ll learn how truffles are cultivated and go on a hunt for France’s elusive “black gold” with a trained truffle dog.
  • Following your hunt, you’ll get to taste these culinary treasures. 
OPTION C: Nîmes City Tour: Roman Amphitheater, Maison Carrée, City Hall, Gardens of the Fountain
  • Step back over 2,000 years in time on this tour of the city of Nîmes, an important outpost of the Roman Empire where you’ll visit some of the city’s landmark structures that include the Roman Amphitheater, an arena so well-preserved that it currently hosts concerts and other events.
  • See the Maison Carrée, a small Roman temple dedicated to the sons of Agrippa. Built in 19 BC, it is one of the best-preserved Roman temples in the world.
  • Visit City Hall and the magnificent Gardens of the Fountains, a lush display of flora and fauna within a marvel of ancient Roman architectural design and engineering. 
Dinner On Board the Ship
While docked in Arles, savor a delectable dinner on board the ship. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 7 ARLES
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Begin your day with a delicious breakfast and get ready for the adventures ahead.
 
Morning Activity—Choose One Option:
 
OPTION A: Arles Walking Tour: Roman Monuments & Painting Activity
  • Discover the sights of this ancient city that was the source of inspiration for many of Vincent van Gogh’s most celebrated paintings.
  • Visit Roman structures including the Arles Amphitheatre, the Arles Obelisk, the Church of St. Trophime and the Barbegal aqueduct and mill among other locations.
  • Feel the inspiration flow and create a masterpiece of your own during a fun painting activity. Then, keep the painting as a souvenir of your time in Arles.
OPTION B: Aix-en-Provence Market Tour and Calisson Museum & Factory Tour
  • No trip to Aix-en-Provence is complete without a visit to a provincial market. These colorful markets take over the city’s squares and offer a range of items like farm-to-table produce, sweet treats, brimming varieties of cheeses, and sprays of freshly-cut flowers.
  • After exploring Aix’s outdoor market, head to the Calisson Museum and factory where you’ll not only learn all about the most famous Provençal confection—a candied fruit mixed with crushed almonds that are coated with royal icing—but you’ll also see how they’re made and taste them.
OPTION C: Les Baux-de-Provence and Carrières de Lumière and Moulin du Calanquet Olive Mill
  • Walk the streets and passageways of what has been called one of the most beautiful villages in France on your visit to Les Baux-de Provence. Dramatically located in the white limestone Alpilles mountains, the medieval fortified village is well-known for its spectacular setting as well as its delicious wines and extensive olive orchards.
  • Marvel at the Carrières de Lumière, an extraordinary art-based multi-media show located in a former quarry where images of famous paintings are projected on large stone slabs and set to music.
  • Enjoy a visit to Moulin du Calanquet—one of Les Baux’s famed olive oil mills where award-winning olive oils and other natural olive-based products are produced.
Lunch On Board the Ship
Enjoy a relaxing lunch with your fellow Adventurers before you set off on your afternoon excursions.
 
Afternoon Activity – Choose One Option:
 
OPTION A: Arles Walking Tour: Roman Monuments & Painting Activity
  • Discover the sights of this ancient city that was the source of inspiration for many of Vincent van Gogh’s most celebrated paintings.
  • Visit Roman structures including the Arles Amphitheatre, the Arles Obelisk, the Church of St. Trophime and the Barbegal aqueduct and mill among other locations.
  • Feel the inspiration flow and create a masterpiece of your own during a fun painting activity. Then, keep the painting as a souvenir of your time in Arles.
OPTION B: Les Pastras Farm: Truffle Hunting with Dogs & Truffle Tasting
  • Take a sneak peek at one of the world’s most secretive businesses—truffle hunting! On this visit to the Les Pastras Organic Provençal Farm, you’ll learn how truffles are cultivated and go on a hunt for France’s elusive “black gold” with a trained truffle dog.
  • Following your hunt, you’ll get to taste these culinary treasures. 
OPTION C: Nîmes City Tour: Roman Colosseum, Maison Carre, City Hall, Fountain Gardens
  • Step back over 2,000 years in time on this tour of the city of Nîmes, an important outpost of the Roman Empire where you’ll visit some of the city’s landmark structures that include the Roman Amphitheater, an arena so well-preserved that it currently hosts concerts and other events.
  • See the Maison Carrée, a small Roman temple dedicated to the sons of Agrippa. Built in 19 BC, it is one of the best-preserved Roman temples in the world.
  • Visit City Hall and the magnificent Gardens of the Fountains, a lush display of flora and fauna within a marvel of ancient Roman architectural design and engineering. 
Farewell Dinner On Board the Ship
Join the Captain onboard the ship for one last scrumptious dinner. Say farewell to your fellow Adventurers and share the experiences you encountered on this magical adventure. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
 
DAY 8 ARLES
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Enjoy one last breakfast on the ship as you close your incredible adventure.
 
Transfer to Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)
Begin your journey home with a transfer to Marseille Provence Airport (MRS). (Breakfast)
River Cruise Highlights
  • Les Pastras Farm: Truffle Hunting Take part in France’s secret culinary tradition as you go on a truffle hunt with a trained truffle dog.
  • Pont du Gard Kayaking Kayak onto the River Gard and paddle from Collias to the Pont du Gard where you'll pass beneath the ancient Romant aqueduct.
  • La Cité du Chocolate Immerse yourself in the world of chocolate with a gourmet, behind-the-scenes tour of the Grand Chocolat—located on the historic site of Chocolaterie Valrhona
  • Biking in  Lyon Start your day with a lovely bike ride along the banks of the Rhone River and through the streets of Lyon.
  • Universite du Vin Channel your inner-oenophile as you are introduced to the arts of wine-tasting, wine-making and loving all things wine in a stunning château setting.
  • Steam Train & Rail Bike in Gorges du Doux Take in the panoramic views as you ride the historic 19th-century rails through the South of France's majestic Vivarais region.
  • Lavender Museum Share the passion of true lavender as you learn about the history, growing, distilling and the legend of this unique plant.
  • Silk Experience in Lyon Get a hands-on experience as you learn about the centuries-old tradition of the fine art of silk-making in Lyon.
  • Ochre Trail & Painting Activity Hike amid the vibrant, natural beauty of the ochre landscape unique to the Luberon region, then create a masterpiece of your own.
All This Included
Journey along the Rhone River on an all-inclusive adventure that takes you from the architectural landmarks of Lyon through the South of France. Visit Arles, where Van Gogh and other artists found inspiration in the colors of Provence, walk amongst the local vineyards of Tournon, and explore the Roman ruins in Nîmes—plus so much more!
  • Authentic Cultural Activities
  • Private Sightseeing
  • Sophisticated Experiences for All Ages
  • Exclusive Insider-Access Opportunities
  • English-Speaking Adventure Guides
  • Entrance Fees and Taxes Included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard AmaKristina
Notes
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