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The Valleys of the Rhône and Saône: Gastronomy and Vineyards 2019

5 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 LYON
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight's dinner will be followed by an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 2 LYON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE
We'll begin to cruise early in the morning, heading along the Rhône valley, passing the vineyards of Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, Château Grillet and Saint-Joseph. We'll reach Tain-l'Hermitage where a chapel seems to be guarding the valley from the top of the hills. Join us for an excursion to a cellar for a wine-tasting session*. Enjoy an evening of dancing.
 
DAY 3 TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - LYON - COLLONGES AU MONT D'OR
We'll cruise towards Vienne, reaching it early in the morning. When we arrive, join us for a guided tour on foot of this rich and diverse city. We'll then continue cruising to Lyon and arrive early in the afternoon. Enjoy some free time on your own or take part in our guided tour of the old town and discover the "traboules”, types of passageways that are typical of the city. Afterwards, we'll return on board and stop before the "Paul Bocuse restaurant" at Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or. You'll be transfered by coach to the Abbey of Collonges for a gastronomic dinner. We'll return on board around midnight.
 
DAY 4 COLLONGES AU MONT D'OR - MACON - BELLEVILLE - LYON
Enjoy time at leisure in Mâcon this morning. We'll start sailing towards Belleville. Join us for an excursion through the Beaujolais vineyards and indulge in a wine-tasting session* at the "Hameau du Vin", a unique state-of-the-art wine museum in Europe. We'll cruise towards Lyon. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. Later this evening, we'll get to admire the beautifully illuminated buildings that line the banks of the river Saône.
 
DAY 5 LYON
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
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River Cruise Highlights
  • Dinner at the Abbey of Collonges, Paul Bocuse's temple of gastronomic excellence
  • Discover the fine Côtes Rôtie and Saint-Joseph vineyards
  • Wine-tasting* in a cellar of Tain L'Hermitage
  • Vienne, ancient Roman city
  • Lyon and its peculiar "traboules"
  • Wine-tasting* in the Beaujolais vineyards
All This Included
Gastronomy and viticulture enthusiasts, this cruise between Rhône and Saône will seduce you. From the Rhone Valley to the Beaujolais vineyards, through the vineyards of Côte Rôtie and the terroir of Condrieu, go for a discovery tour with tastings that will tantalize your palate.
 
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: cabin onboard MS Camargue
Notes
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • On Day 3, dinner will be served in the Abbey or in Paul Bocuse's restaurant according to the final number of passengers on board.
  • 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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