The Saône, the Rhône, the Camargue and the gateway to Provence

The Saône, the Rhône, the Camargue and the gateway to Provence

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From Lyon to Martigues via Tain lHermitage, Avignon, Arles and the Camargue, go on an unforgettable cruise. Discover Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage city, which retales 2,000 years of history through its old cobbled streets. Visit the Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche which contains some of the best-preserved figurative cave paintings in the world, as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. In the coolness and the humidity it offers, you can be fully immersed through sound and olfactory worlds.

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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Lyon - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE
We'll meet up in Lyon at 2:45 p.m. in front of the Brasserie Georges for our departure by coach towards Chalon-sur-Saône. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

MÂCON, Beaujolais vineyards - LYON
Enjoy some free time on your own in the heart of Mâcon. Afterwards, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the Beaujolais vineyards. Tonight, join us on a cruise through Lyon by night to admire the city lights.

LYON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE, Valley of the Côtes du Rhône
Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Panoramic 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. We'll finish up our tour with a tasting of local products in the heart of the old town. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Tain-l'Hermitage, arriving in the evening.

TAIN L'HERMITAGE, The Ardèche gorges - AVIGNON
This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: discover the Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardèche, a replica of the famous Chauvet Cave (only available through pre-reservation with your travel agency before your departure). We'll start cruising to Avignon.

AVIGNON - ARLES
Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace. We'll depart for Arles. Enjoy some free time in the old section of this highly cultural city, enriched with vestiges of the Roman Empire.

ARLES, The Camargue - MARTIGUES(1)
Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Discover the Camargue. We'll 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. We'll continue cruising towards Martigues. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

MARTIGUES(1) - Lyon
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Martigues at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer back to Lyon, stopping for lunch along the way. We'll reach Lyon early in the afternoon. End of our services.  

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