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2022

Hiking Cruise: Discover everything the Rhône and Saône regions have to offer (port-to-port cruise)

7 Days - LMM_RANPP
# Description

Cruise

LYON - MACON - LYON - TAIN-L’HERMITAGE - AVIGNON - ARLES - MARTIGUES - Marseille - MARTIGUES

Cruise the beautiful French countryside along the Rhône and Saône Rivers Trek astounding locations such as the Alpilles Regional Nature Park and Les Baux-de-Provence, incontestably one of the prettiest villages in France. Explore the area surrounding the magical and mysterious Madeleine Cave.

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 

  • Hiking Highlights
  • Treks with a certified mountain guide:
    • The Roche de Solutré
    • Urban hike through Lyon
    • The Gorges de l’Ardèche
    • The Alpilles Mountains and Les Baux-de-Provence
    • Calanques National Park
  • All excursions included for non-hikers:
    • Mâcon and its historic downtown
    • The Beaujolais vineyards
    • Lyon and its strategic street doorways
    • The hanging houses in the Vercors Massif
    • Tour of a local olive oil production workshop
    • A safari in the wild Camargue
    • The Mediterranean port of 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. Our ship will begin 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

In the morning,

NON-HIKERS: A guided tour of Mâcon.

HIKERS: Trek to the Roche de Solutré. The Roche de Solutré is a rare geological feature that has become a symbol of southern Burgundy.

This afternoon,

FOR ALL: Beaujolais vineyards.

After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. We’ll cruise to Lyon, arriving in the evening.

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Day 3

LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE

In the morning,

NON-HIKERS: Optional tour of Lyon and a visit through its strategic city shortcuts.

HIKERS: Urban hike through Lyon. Discover the off-the-beaten-path secrets in “Only Lyon.”

We’ll cruise to Tain-l’Hermitage in the afternoon, arriving in the evening.

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Day 4

TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - LE POUZIN - AVIGNON

In the morning,

NON-HIKERS: Tour the Vercors and enjoy a tasting of the local sparkling wine, Clairette de Die. HIKERS: The Gorges de l’Ardèche. Set out on a hike through the Gorges de l’Ardèche. This is an approximate 2-hour hike for 3.7 miles (6 km) with an 820-foot elevation gain (250 m)).

After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Avignon, arriving during the evening.

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Day 5

AVIGNON - ARLES - MARTIGUES

In the morning,

FOR ALL: Tour of Avignon.

In the afternoon,

NON-HIKERS: Visit Arles and a local olive oil production workshop.

HIKERS: The Alpilles Mountains and Les Baux-de-Provence. Join us for a hike through the most famous hills in Provence. This is an approximate 2- to 2.5-hour tour for 3.1 miles (5 km) with a 492-foot elevation gain (150 m).

Our ship will cruise to Martigues in the evening.

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Day 6

MARTIGUES - The Camargue - Marseille

In the morning,

FOR ALL: Tour the legendary Camargue. We’ll visit a manade to enjoy a horse show.

This afternoon,

NON-HIKERS: Guided tour of Marseille.

HIKERS: Hike in Calanques National Park. The Calanques are bright white, rocky inlets along the French Mediterranean coast between Marseille and Cassis. 

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 10/04/2022
Arrival 16/04/2022
FROM £ 1,373 PP
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD

* Price based on double occupancy

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  • 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 - onboard drinks included (except from our special lists) - accommodations in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom - hikes (with a certified mountain guide) and excursions listed in program - gala dinner - assistance from our onboard, multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - all port fees - emergency/repatriation insurance.

Drinks from our special wine list or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses - any service or activity not specifically mentioned in the program - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points.

Shore Excursions

MARSEILLE

We’ll leave by coach for an optional visit to Marseille, a city that seems to be a study in cultural and architectural contrasts.  Beautiful, significant vestiges that have accumulated over the past 26 centuries mark each neighborhood and...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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MACON

Although it is still in the Burgundy region, with its unique roof tiles and brightly colored facades, Mâcon feels like it should border the Mediterranean Sea. The city has a wide range of striking monuments and beautiful, old mansions lining t...

Duration 2h00 Discovery
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Excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards and visit of the Hameau Duboeuf

Departure by coach in the company of our guide from Montmerle-sur-Saöne or Belleville to discover the Beaujolais vineyards extending on 22,500 hectares. We will pass through charming little wine-growing villages before reaching Romanèche-...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Excursion into the Vercors

Departure by coach from La Voulte towards Die. Carved out in limestone, the Vercors Regional Nature Park extends over 186,000 hectares between the Isère Valley to the North and the Diois to the South. Water has shaped deep gorges in the cliffs...

Duration 5h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Arles and visit of an olive oil production site

Depart by foot for the guided tour of Arles. For two thousand years Arles has maintained an outstanding architectural heritage making it a genuine open-air museum. Welcome to this tourist and cultural mecca. During this tour you will see the Roman Am...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Lyon

This winkling city will reveal itself to you during a guided visit by coach and on foot. Our excursion will start with a stop at the Fourvière Basilica. You'll first take in the breathtaking views from the heights of the Basilica before en...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Avignon and the Pope's Palace

You will set out on foot for the guided tour of the old town of Avignon. With the Pope's Palace, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and a testimony to the city's past when it was known as the capital of Christianity back in the Middle...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Touring the Camargue and visiting a manade

Enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the Camargue. Sit back and admire the rivers, marshes, ponds, pink flamingoes, black bulls and the famous, indigenous Camargue horses. Discover the salt and rice fields that make the area so well known. We'll visi...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Urban hike through Lyon

Discover the off-the-beaten-path secrets in “Only Lyon.” PLEASE NOTE Please wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. Hike: Approx. 3 hours. The order of the visits can change. Times are approximate.

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Touring the Camargue and visiting a manade

Enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the Camargue. Sit back and admire the rivers, marshes, ponds, pink flamingoes, black bulls and the famous, indigenous Camargue horses. Discover the salt and rice fields that make the area so well known. We'll visi...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Hiking through the Gorges de l’Ardèche

Set out on a hike through the Gorges de l’Ardèche. Hikers love this area in particular for the grandiose and unique scenery in the canyon. PLEASE NOTE Please wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. Hike: Approx. 3 hours. The order...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards and visit of the Hameau Duboeuf

Departure by coach in the company of our guide from Montmerle-sur-Saöne or Belleville to discover the Beaujolais vineyards extending on 22,500 hectares. We will pass through charming little wine-growing villages before reaching Romanèche-...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Avignon and the Pope's Palace

You will set out on foot for the guided tour of the old town of Avignon. With the Pope's Palace, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and a testimony to the city's past when it was known as the capital of Christianity back in the Middle...

Duration 3h00 Classic
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Hike in Alvao Nature Park

The Roche de Solutré is a rare geological feature that has become a symbol of southern Burgundy. We’ll hike through the surrounding vineyards, with each stop giving us one extraordinary view after another. If the weather is clear, you&rs...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Hike in Calanques National Park

The Calanques are bright white, rocky inlets along the French Mediterranean coast between Marseille and Cassis. The area is full of wondrous beauty, gorgeous landscapes, and fascinating heritage. The most-visited inlets include Morgiou, Sugiton, and...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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Hiking through the Alpilles Mountains and Les Baux-de-Provence

The Alpilles are a small range of low, limestone mountains.  Join us for a hike through the most famous hills in Provence. PLEASE NOTE Please wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes. Hike: Approx. 3 hours. The order of the visits can change...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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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 the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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