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Rhone Treasures

This all-inclusive, luxury cruise visits the wine-producing Beaujolais region and colourful Provence in Southern France. Includes return flights from the UK, unlimited complimentary drinks on board and signature experiences

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2095pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Lyon
  • Lyon
  • Avignon
  • Lyon, France
  • Tournon, France

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

APT

Save up to £1000pp on 2017 departures! Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Book by 31 May 2017

Save £400pp on 2018 departures! Book by 31 May 2017

Rhone Treasures River Cruise Through Provence Special Offer

The Beaujolais region of France, overlapping Burgundy in the north and the Rhone in the south, has been producing some of the most popular wines for many centuries. This luxury all-inclusive cruise along the Rhone includes visits to local winery and a truffle farm for a unique insight into the local areas.

Join your luxury ship in Lyon, where there is a full day to discover this gastronomic capital of France, before cruising to the Beaujolais region and on to Vienne. Tournon offers the chance to board the historic Ardeche Steam Train for stunning views of the Ardeche region. See the many ancient features in Avignon including the ramparts built to protect the city in the 1300s, the Palace of the Popes and the Pont du Gard. Continue on to Arles from where you can visit a Provencal olive mill.

A superb choice of guided excursions each day enable you to tailor your experience. There are also two Signature Experiences included - indulge in a feast at L'Abbaye de Collonges which is owned by Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse and enjoy a private tour of Grignan Castle with cocktails whilst being entertained by local musicians.

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Rhone Treasures Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Lyon (France)

Fly from the UK to Lyon and board your luxurious river cruise ship. Tonight there is a Welcome Reception on board. (B,D)

Day 2 - Lyon (France)

Explore Lyon's World Heritage-listed highlights on a guided tour of the city, or join a culinary tour with a trip to a local market and tastings of regional delicacies. This evening enjoy a Signature Experience - indulge in a gourmet feast at L'Abbaye de Collonges, a local restaurant owned by Michelin-star chef Paul Bocuse. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Vienne

Disembark in Belleville and travel through the Beaujolais wine region. Perhaps explore The Dombes and visit a farm before stopping in picturesque Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, or travel to a family-owned winery in Oingt for a wine tasting. Cruise to Vienne and enjoy time at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Tournon

From Tournon, perhaps see the beauty of the Ardeche Mountains from the Ardeche Steam Train or visit the stunning Eden Park Garden. Later, rejoin the ship and cruise towards Viviers. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Viviers - Grignan

Visit a truffle farm to head out with the dogs in search of truffles then enjoy a tasting. Enjoy another Signature Experience this afternoon with a private tour of Grignan Castle where you will enjoy a cocktail and sample regional produce. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Avignon

Today's guided tours include the Palace of the Popes and the Pont du Gard, a 50m high Roman aqueduct. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Avignon - Arles

Head to les Baux-de-Provence for a tour of the castle ruins followed by a visit to an olive mill and farm, or see the ancient ruins of Arles on a guided tour, before spending the afternoon at leisure. Back on board, attend the Captain's Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Arles - UK

Disembark the ship after breakfast and transfer by coach to the airport in Marseilles for your return flight. (B)

This cruise operates in reverse on selected dates

Price Includes

  • 7 nights all-inclusive cruise in an outside cabin
  • Home-to-airport transfers by private car within 75 miles of your chosen airport
  • Flights from regional UK airports with transfers between ship and airport.
  • Complimentary beverages throughout the cruise
  • Room service and champagne on arrival for selected suite categories
  • Freedom of choice touring
  • Signature experiences in select locations, enjoy exclusive or unique touring activities
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Butler service for selected suite categories
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Guided excursions in small groups with personal headsets
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • Port taxes

Special Features

  • Freedom of Choice touring in Lyon, Belleville, Tournon, Viviers, Avignon and Arles
  • Singature Experiences:
  • A gourmet feast at L'Abbeye de Collognes in Lyon, owned by Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse
  • A private tour of Grignan Castle with a cocktail and entertainment by local musicians
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2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Lyon to Arles

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
APT Aria Class
Jul 27£3095£3045

Arles to Lyon

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
APT Aria Class
Jun 08£3095£2095
Jun 22£3095£3045
Aug 17, 31£3095£2095
Sep 14, 28£3195£2195

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Lyon to Arles

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
APT Aria Class
May 17£2895£2495
Jul 12£3095£2695

Arles to Lyon

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
APT Aria Class
Apr 12, 26£2795£2395
May 24£2895£2495
Jun 07, 21; Jul 05, 19; Aug 16, 30£3095£2695
Sep 13, 27£3195£2795

Price Information

  • Cabin upgrades:
  • Cat D: from £200pp
  • Cat C: 2017 - from £250pp 2018 - from £600pp
  • Cat B/B+: 2017 - from £400/450pp 2018 - from £700/750pp
  • Cat A/A+: 2017 - from £550/1100pp 2018 - from £800/1450pp
  • Owner's: 2017 - from £1250pp 2018 - from £1600pp
  • Prices shown are based on two people sharing a Cat E cabin. Please contact us for single supplements.
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