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From the Saône to the Rhône

8 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Boarding at 6:00 p.m. in Lyon, at the Quai Claude Bernard. Crew presentation and welcome drink. Dinner and evening of entertainment in the lounge bar. Overnight.
Full board on board. Guided visit of Lyon, France's second-largest city wonderfully situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Cruise to Mâcon. Afternoon spent cruising. Evening of dancing. In the evening, arriving in Mâcon. Overnight.
Full board on board. Excursion to visit the abbey at Cluny. This Benedictine abbey's influence spanned across Europe in the Middle Ages. Cruise to Vienne. Evening of entertainment. At the end of the evening, arriving in Vienne. Overnight.
Full board on board. Guided visit of Vienne, Roman city.  Afternoon spent cruising to Arles. Evening of entertainment provided by the crew. Cruise through the night.
DAY 5: ARLES - The Camargue
Full board on board. Arriving in Arles and guided visit of the city. With its Roman treasures and artistic legacy, Arles has a glorious heritage. Discovery of the Provençal olive oil production. Afternoon, excursion through the Camargue, an exceptional area where the sea, wetlands and ponds are inhabited by an extraordinary variety of bird life. Free time in the village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. Evening of Provençal folk entertainment on board. Overnight.
Full board on board. Cruise to Avignon. Guided tour of the City of Popes and its Palace, a citadel surrounded by ramparts and perched on a rocky outcropping over the river. Cruise to Viviers. Afternoon spent cruising. In the evening, arriving in Viviers. Guided visit of Viviers where you'll discover the smallest cathedral in France. Overnight.
Full board on board. Morning spent cruising. Arriving in Tournon early in the afternoon. Guided visit in the city. Panoramic tour in the city, stop at the château-museum where we'll see the permanent collection that traces the history of navigation on the Rhône River. Tasting of regional products and wines. Return on board by foot (at our own pace). Gala evening. Our boat will cruise during the night towards Lyon.
Buffet breakfast. Arriving in the city around 9:00 a.m. then disembark. End of our services.
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River Cruise Highlights
  • You'll discover the many faces of this region and enjoy a Provençal folk evening on board
All This Included
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea. 
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine 
  • Farewell Gala dinner 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use 
  • Shore excursions with wireless audio system Port Talk 
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception 
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess 
  • Entertainment : On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show 
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance 
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Camargue or MS Mistral
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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