'Le Phenicien' - Canal du Rhone a Sete & Rhone River
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'Le Phenicien'

Canal du Rhone a Sete & Rhone River

Starting at $3,820


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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Delightful 'Le Phénicien' floats lazily along the waterways of the Carmargue, meandering its way through the Languedoc wine region. Observe the daily lives of residents, and visit a ranch to see local cowboys tend to their horses and bulls. Visit the medieval, clifftop village of Les Baux-de-Provence and Pont du Gard, the famed ancient Roman aqueduct. Taste award-winning wines at Châteauneuf-du-Pape and explore the historic Palais des Papes in Avignon.

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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Day 1 - SUNDAY
Meet in Nîmes for transfer to ‘Le Phénicien,’ moored in Aigues-Mortes. Enjoy a welcome reception, followed by your first gourmet dinner on board.

Day 2 - MONDAY
Cruise to the Camargue this morning, heading east on the Canal du Rhône à Sète that links the Petit Rhône with the étangs (inland seas) dotting the Mediterranean coast. Moor in the quiet village of Gallician before visiting a prestigious manade (ranch), where local cowboys on white horses demonstrate how they tend their herds of bulls.

Day 3 - TUESDAY
An unforgettable cruise takes you to the Roman city of Arles, the "open-air museum" of Provence. Join your guide to explore the haunts of Vincent van Gogh, who painted a myriad of canvases here in 1888.

Day 4 - WEDNESDAY
While cruising the mighty Rhône River, ‘Le Phénicien’ passes through the 36-foot-high lock at Beaucaire en route to Aramon, where a lively game of pétanque awaits. In the afternoon, visit medieval Les Baux-de-Provence, dramatically set atop a rocky plateau of the Alpilles.

Day 5 - THURSDAY
After breakfast, cruise to historic Villeneuve-lès-Avignon for a guided excursion to the Pont du Gard. This masterpiece of Roman engineering is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an informative museum showcasing the historic significance of the magnificent tri-level aqueduct.

Day 6 - FRIDAY
Today, visit one of the best cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a guided visit and wine tasting. Then, cruise to the walled city of Avignon, to visit the Palais des Papes that served as a fortress as well as a palace. With walls that are 13 feet thick in some places and defensive towers reaching to 165 feet, the Palais des Papes remains a symbol of the time when Avignon was the fortified center of the Christian world. Gather tonight for a farewell dinner to mark your last evening on board 'Le Phénicien.'

Day 7 - SATURDAY
After breakfast, transfer to Avignon, where your journey ends.

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