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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Jewels of the Rhone

Discover the gastronomical capital of Lyon and World Heritage-listed town of Avignon on this excellent value premium holiday along the Rhone exploring Burgundy and Provence. Includes flights from the UK and shore excursions

Fly Cruise
7 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Burgundy vineyards
  • Lyon
  • Tournon
  • Viviers
  • Avignon
  • Palace of the Popes, Avignon
  • Arles
  • Pont du Gard, Arles
  • Flamingos, Camargue
  • White horse, Camargue

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APT Premium Cruises

Discover historic cities, quaint villages and magnificent architecture as you travel through the wine growing regions of Burgundy and Provence.

Enjoy a guided tour of the gastronomic capital of Lyon, with highlights including the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere, explore the picturesque village of Boucieu-le-Roi with the locals.

Continue to the village of Grignan, surrounded by lavender fields and dominated by the spectacular Romanseque Chateau of the Adhemar de Monteil. Discover architectural treasures including the famous Palace of the Popes and iconic Pont d'Avignon in the World Heritage-listed town of Avignon, before heading to Arles which inspired many of the Impressionist artists, and the stunning Camargue National Reserve, one of Europe's largest wetlands.

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Jewels of the Rhone Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Lyon (France)

Fly from the UK to Lyon and transfer to your ship located on the River Rhone. (D)

Day 2 - Lyon

Enjoy a full day in the city of Lyon. Uncover its ancient history on a guided tour with highlights including fascinating Roman ruins. See the magnificent Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourviere, a superb example of 19th-century religious architecture. Later, discover the Renaissance charm of Old Lyon. This afternoon, spend time at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Tournon - Boucieu-le-Roi

From Tournon, travel through the stunning countryside of the Rhone-Alpes region en route to Boucieu-le-Roi, a charming village in the Ardeche region. Like a Local - Meet the locals as they take you on a guided tour around their beautiful village. Stroll around the village market and sample some local delights at morning tea, before soaking up the atmosphere at a folk music performance. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Viviers - Grignan

Continue cruising to the medieval town of Viviers. From Viviers, drive through the countryside once again. Later, head to the charming village of Grignan. Enjoy a guided walking tour through its labyrinth of winding streets. The town is dominated by the Chateau of the Adhemar de Monteil, considered one of the last examples of Romanesque architecture. After dinner, perhaps enjoy an evening stroll through the town. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Avignon

Explore the rich history of Avignon on a guided tour. Visit the magnificent 14th-century Palace of the Popes, the world's largest Gothic palace and see the iconic Pont d'Avignon. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Arles - Les Baux-de-Provence

After breakfast, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Arles, home to an array of ancient monuments including the Constantine's Baths and the Roman Ampitheatre. Later, head to a hilltop village in Les Baux de Provence. A Taste of France - visit an olive mill and farm in Saint-Remy de Provence for a tour and tasting. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Camargue National Reserve

Discover the beautiful landscapes of the Camargue National Reserve. The areas is home to around 400 species of birds, including the greater flamingo. The reserve is one of Europe's largest wetlands. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Arles - UK

Disembark the ship and transfer to Marseille Airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary if necessary

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruising in an outside cabin
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Local wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • 3 'Insider Experiences'
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director throughout your cruise
  • Tipping and port charges

Special Features

  • Insider Experiences:
  • Enjoy a locally guided tour and morning tea in the village of Boucieu-le-Roi
  • Visit an olive mill and farm in Saint-Remy-de-Provence for a tour and tasting
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