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2022

French Art and History Along the Rhône River (port-to-port cruise)

7 Days - PEI_PP
# Description

Cruise

LYON - MACON - LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - AVIGNON - ARLES - MARTIGUES

7-day/6-night cruise

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • All excursions included:
    • Mâcon, birthplace of Alphonse de Lamartine
    • Medieval Pérouges and the Royal Monastery of Brou
    • Lyon and Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse
    • The Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval in Hauterives
    • Multimedia experience at the Quarry of Lights in Les Baux-de-Provence
    • Following the footsteps of Van Gogh in Arles
    • Aix-en-Provence and the wonders of Paul Cézanne
    • Marcel Pagnol’s Marseille

Route

Day 1

LYON

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We’ll enjoy dinner on board as our ship begins to cruise to Mâcon. Don’t miss Lyon lit up at night as we depart!

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Day 2

MACON - BELLEVILLE - TREVOUX - LYON

This morning, join us for a guided tour of Mâcon as seen through the eyes of French author and poet Alphonse de Lamartine. With its colored facades, Mâcon feels like it should be part of Provence. Join us this afternoon for a guided tour of medieval Pérouges and the Royal Monastery of Brou. Pérouges has been categorized as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Our ship will cruise to Lyon.

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Day 3

LYON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE

In the morning, join us for a guided tour of the city and a tasting at Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse.(1) We’ll cruise to Tain-l’Hermitage in the afternoon and arrive in the evening.

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Day 4

TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - LE POUZIN - AVIGNON

We’ll head out on an excursion this morning to the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, a monument built by a local postman from 1879 to 1912. No other building like it exists in the world. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Avignon and arrive during the evening.

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Day 5

AVIGNON - ARLES - MARTIGUES

Join us this morning for a visit to Les Baux-de-Provence and the Quarry of Lights. We’ll return on board in Arles. This afternoon, join us for a guided tour of Arles following the footsteps of Van Gogh. Our ship will cruise to Martigues in the evening.

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Day 6

MARTIGUES - Aix-en-Provence - Marseille

This morning, we’ll leave for an excursion to the city Paul Cézanne adored, Aix-en-Provence. In the afternoon, we’ll set off to retrace the works of a more modern French artist—Marcel Pagnol—in Marseille. Tonight is our festive gala evening.

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Day 7

MARTIGUES

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2022
Departure 19/04/2022
Arrival 25/04/2022
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/06/2022
Arrival 14/06/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 21/07/2022
Arrival 27/07/2022
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 09/08/2022
Arrival 15/08/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 07/09/2022
Arrival 13/09/2022
Sold out
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Sold out
Departure 02/10/2022
Arrival 08/10/2022
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - visits mentioned in the program - all onboard beverages (not including the special lists) - accommodations in a double-occupancy, climate-controlled cabin with shower in private bathroom - onboard activities - welcome cocktail - gala evening - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - emergency/repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers to/from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Following the Footsteps of Alphonse de Lamartine in Mâcon

Alphonse de Lamartine was born in Mâcon in 1790. He was an author, poet, and statesman who had a profound impact on France during the 19th century. We’ll set out to trace his footsteps by following the bronze “Plume Trail” tha...

Duration 2h30 Discovery
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Lyon and Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse

Join us on a guided tour of Lyon. We’ll cross through the city and go up Fourvière Hill to the white basilica, the best place to take in the view. Then we’ll head over to Vieux Lyon to have a look at its historical homes and the &q...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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The Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval

We’ll head out on an excursion to the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, a monument built by a postman from 1879 to 1912. No other building like it exists in the world, which is why it attracts the curiosity of visitors from all over. Cheva...

Duration 3h30 Discovery
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Following the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Arles

We’ll leave on foot for a guided tour of Arles following the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh. Arles is an ancient Roman city whose ruins are second only to Rome and include the Antique Theater, Amphitheater, Thermes of Constantine, and the Alysca...

Duration 2h00 Discovery
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Les Baux-de-Provence and the Quarries of Light

We'll travel by coach to one of the most beautiful villages in France, Les Baux-de-Provence, located on a plateau in the heart of the Alpilles mountain range.  The village overlooks the exceptional scenery leading to Arles, the Camargue, and...

Duration 4h30 Discovery
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A Guided Tour of the Royal Monastery of Brou and the Medieval City of Pérouges

We’ll leave Belleville by coach for the Royal Monastery of Brou. Discover why this Flamboyant Gothic-style church was voted the French public’s favorite monument in 2014. After the death of her beloved husband, Philibert the Handsome, Mar...

Duration 5h00 Discovery
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Aix-en-Provence and the Wonders of Paul Cézanne

We’ll leave by coach for Aix-en-Provence. At the foot of Mount Sainte-Victoire and surrounded by impeccably preserved countryside dotted with Provençal fortified towns, lies Aix-en-Provence. Mount Sainte-Victoire itself is a symbol of th...

Duration 5h00 Discovery
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Marcel Pagnol’s Marseille

We will leave by coach for Marseille. Founded by the Greeks in 600 BC, Marseille is the oldest city in France. The Romans left quite an influence, too, as Marseille developed into a melting pot of cultures drawn to trade in what is now known as the O...

Duration 5h00 Discovery
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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


For safety reasons, the company and/or the captain of the ship are the only authorities who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse is closed on Sunday and Monday. We will provide a tasting of local products as a substitute.

*Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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