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Cruise in Provence along the Canal du Rhone, from Sète to Arles

7 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1: Arles - SETE(1)
Transfer by coach from Arles to Sète. Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. After you’ve settled comfortably in your cabin, we’ll present our crew to you before having dinner. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 2: SETE(1)
Full board on board. We'll leave on an excursion of the Etang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. We'll visit the Etang de Thau Museum, where you'll discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen, and you'll be able to taste some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace. The afternoon will be dedicated to a tour of Sète's historical downtown area. We'll continue towards Mont Saint-Clair and discover its exceptional panoramic view, as well as its famous cross and the Notre-Dame-De-La-Salette chapel. After our visits, we’ll return to our ship. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 3: SETE – PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS
Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Palavas-Les-Flots. We'll cross the Etang De Thau, before joining the Rhône à Sète Canal. We’ll arrive by late morning. This afternoon, set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders. We’ll travel by wagon and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. Tonight, take advantage of some free time and discover the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich identity reaches back for more than three centuries. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 4: PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS - AIGUES-MORTES(2)
Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising on the Rhône à Sète Canal to Aigues-Mortes, arriving at the end of the morning. This afternoon, join us for a tour of Aigues-Mortes. This old, fortified city with a rich heritage is located in the middle of the marshes and is one of the most beautiful sites in Provence. We'll board a tourist train and tour the salt marches and visit the salt museum. After our visits, we’ll return to our ship. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 5: AIGUES-MORTES - GALLICIAN
Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Gallician. We'll set out on an excursion this afternoon to the Camargue. Then you can enjoy some free time in the splendid city of Saint-Marie-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church. After our visit, we’ll return to the ship by coach. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 6: GALLICIAN - ARLES
Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Arles and travel on both the Rhône à Sète and Rhône canals. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Arles. You discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. We'll finish up our tour by tasting some local products. After our visits, we’ll return to our ship. Tonight is our festive gala evening. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 7:  ARLES
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking around 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
River Cruise Highlights
  • The most modern barge fleet in Europe
  • Fabrics by Missoni Design
  • Etang De Thau and its oyster farms
  • The magnificent island of Sète
  • A traditional Camargue experience with a manade
  • The fortified city of Aigues-Mortes and the salt marshes
  • The beauty of the Camargue, Arles and olive oil production
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
  • Port Talk
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Anne-Marie
Notes
  • The program may be subject to modification depending on availability at ports of call or passing through the locks. Contact us for the detailed program showing the cruise in the opposite direction.
  • (1) The stop in Sète may be replaced by a stop in Frontignan depending on weather conditions and the availability of suitable mooring points.
  • (2) According to where the ship is moored, coach will be organized on board. A €20 additional charge will be requested at that time. 
  • 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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