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

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 £2195pp

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

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

APT Luxury Cruises

Save up to £3100 per couple PLUS save 30% on cabin upgrades! Savings on cabin upgrade supplements apply to 30 Aug and 27 Sep departures only. Subject to availability. Book by 30 Apr 2018

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. (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. There is also the option to take a guided bike ride. 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. There is also the option to enjoy an on-board chocolate making demonstration. 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. You may choose instead to play a round of golf or enjoy a French language lesson on board. (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 before spending the afternoon at leisure. There is the option to hike through the Camargue National Reserve or tour a 'savon de Marseille' soap factory. 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
  • Signature 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

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£3645£2695
Jul 12£3595£2645

Arles to Lyon

Departure Date Brochure Price Blue Water Price
APT Aria Class
Apr 12£3445£2395
Apr 26£3595£2545
May 24£3645£2695
Jun 07, 21£3645£2725
Jul 05, 19£3595£2645
Aug 16£3595£2495
Aug 30£3745£2195
Sep 13£3745£2845
Sep 27£3795£2395

Price Information

  • Prices shown are based on two people sharing a Cat E cabin. Please contact us for single supplements.
  • Cabin upgrades:
  • Cat D: £200pp
  • Cat C: £600pp
  • Cat B/B+: £700/750pp
  • Cat A/A+: £800/1450pp
  • Owner's: £1600pp
  • Cabin upgrade supplements for 30 Aug and 27 Sep departures:
  • Cat D : £140pp
  • Cat C: £420pp
  • Cat B/B+: £490pp/525pp
  • Cat A/A+: £560pp/1015pp
  • Owner's: £1120pp
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