DAY 1 LYON
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, meet the crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll introduce our hiking program before dinner followed by an evening of entertainment.
DAY 2 LYON - CHAVANAY
This morning, we'll cruise through the Rhône Valley towards Chavanay, passing Givors, Vienne and Condrieu at the foot of the Côtes Rôties vineyards.
Hikers' program: Hiking in the Pilat Mountain Range. We'll discover amazing vistas from the granite ledge set high above the Rhône river and facing the Alps as we hike through this beautiful mountain range. Departing from Malleval, our loop will take us from the Saut de Lorette waterfall to the Batalon gorge and along paths that border the mountains, allowing for beautiful viewpoints on the Rhône. (Length 2 hours 45 minutes, 7 km (4.4 miles), with around 200 m (656 feet) of elevation gain)
Non-hikers' program: Tour of Chavanay followed by a wine-tasting* session on board.
The evening is free to do as you please.
DAY 3 CHAVANAY - AVIGNON
We'll spend this morning cruising. Join us for a guided tour on foot of Avignon followed by free time to discover this beautiful city at your own pace. Enjoy an evening of traditinal folk entertainment.
DAY 4 AVIGNON - ARLES - VIVIERS
We'll cruise towards Arles.
Hikers' program: Hike in the Alpilles and Les Baux de Provence. The Alpilles are a small chain of limestone hills, probably the most famous and the most visited in Provence, thanks to Van Gogh, Cézanne and other Impressionist painters. (Length 2 to 2¿ hours, distance of 5 km (3 miles), with about 150 m (492 feet) of elevation gain).
Non-hikers' program: Tour of Les Baux de Provence.
In the afternoon, we'll set out by coach for our excursion through the Camargue. Tonight's our gala evening and dinner.
DAY 5 VIVIERS
We'll reach in Viviers early in the morning.
Hikers' program: Hike in the Nature Reserve of the Ardèche Gorges. All those who love walking in the great outdoors will surely be enchanted by the Ardèche Gorges, with their quite unique and wondrous scenery, combined with amazing, breathtaking views. (Length 2 hours, 6 km (3.75 miles), with around 250 m (656 feet) of elevation gain)
Non-hikers' program: Tour of the Madeleine Cave.
This afternoon, join us for a guided tour on foot of Viviers. We'll cruise towards Vienne. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
DAY 6 VIENNE - LYON
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board while we reach Vienne. Join us on a guided tour on foot of the city. We'll cruise towards Lyon and enjoy lunch on board before disembarking at 3:00 p.m. End of our services.
Walking tours with a qualified mountain guide to visit:
The Pilat Mountain Range
The Alpilles, and the Baux de Provence
The Ardèche Gorges nature reserve
Guided tour of Chavannay and wine-tasting* on board
The Baux de Provence, jewel of the Alpilles
The Madeleine Cave
The wild Camargue
Explore the Rhone and Saone by cruising through their beautiful landscapes. Discover magical sites such as the Alpilles, a chain of limestone hills and an enchanting natural site, or the Baux de Provence, one of the oldest villages in France nestled in an extraordinary setting. Wildlife ethusiasts will love the Madeleine Cave, a Michelin-awarded site, and its surrounding area.
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
Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
All port fees included
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