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Sailing with the magnificent MS Camargue ship

MS Camargue - Saone and The Rhone River Cruise

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Sailing with the magnificent MS Camargue ship
Enjoy a scenic cruise through France’s beautiful regions and uncover the rich cultural pasts of the historic cities along the Saone and Rhone rivers.
Cultural
Independent tours
River

Highlights

Stay in a chic cabin and experience a relaxing journey on board a 5-star  cruise ship

Plenty of opportunities to explore  historical landmarks and attractions

Taste regional specialties and local wines

Discover the natural region of Camargue, home to  flamingos , white horses and  Provencal  cowboys

Explore the regions of Burgundy, Camargue and Provence as you cruise along the Rhone and Saone rivers for 8 days. Take part exciting excursions to see the highlights of Lyon, Macon, Vienne and Arles. Walk through ancient courtyards and traboules, discover Camargue's rich flora and fauna, and visit the Papal Palace in Avignon. Continue with a tour of Viviers and Tournon and be sure to taste local wines and delicacies. Before your cruise ends in Lyon, enjoy a delightful gala dinner.

 

2020 Guaranteed Departures

07 & 23 April

09 May

03 July

19 September

05 October

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Included

7-night accommodation
All meals onboard
Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages
All port fees
Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
Captain's welcome cocktail reception
Onboard professional entertainment and crew team show
Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
Shore excursions with wireless audio system
Free Wi-Fi
Port talk
Farewell gala dinner

Excluded

  • All drinks on the wine list, as well as all drinks taken while on excursions or transfers, including champagne ordered at the bar.
  • Optional excursions

Itinerary

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Day 1
Lyon

You are welcome to board the ship in Lyon at 6:00 pm. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you'll be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. 

Dinner
Day 2
Lyon - Macon

Join one of the optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Lyon where you'll discover its famous "traboules", types of passageways that are typical of the city.

DISCOVERY: Bike ride through the main monuments and districts of Lyon followed by a tasting of local products in the heart of the old town.

Return on board and spend the afternoon cruising to Mâcon. Enjoy dinner and an evening of dancing. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Macon - Vienne

Join one of the optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Visit the Abbey ruins in Cluny.

DISCOVERY: Guided tour on foot of Mâcon, capital of the Beaujolais, followed by a tasting of local products.

Return on board and spend the afternoon cruising to Vienne. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. You’ll reach Vienne later this evening. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Vienne - Arles

Join one of the optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Vienne.

DISCOVERY: Explore Vienne on a Segway for an original tour of this charming "Gallo-Roman” city known for its art and history.

Return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy dinner and an evening of entertainment. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Arles, The Camargue

Visit of Arles and a local olive oil producer. Join one of the optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Discover the Camargue. Visit a "manade" (bull breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works with the animals.

DISCOVERY: Safari in jeeps through the Camargue for an original immersion in the wilderness.

Return on board for dinner and an evening of traditional Provençal entertainment. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Arles - Avignon - Viviers

Join an optional guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace. Return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Join an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Viviers.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Viviers - Tournon - Lyon

This morning will be spent cruising. Join an optional guided tour of Tournon. Visit the imposing Castle-Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône followed by a tasting of local wines and regional delicacies. Tonight's your gala dinner. Your ship will cruise towards Lyon during the night. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Lyon

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 am. End of cruise. 

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
French
Currency
EUR
7 nights
from AUD2,150
per person, twin share
Lyon
07 April - 05 October 2020
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