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

Jewels of Burgundy and Provence

A 7-night river cruise from Lyon on the Rhone and Saone Rivers visiting Macon, Vienne, Avignon, Arles, Viviers and Tain L'Hermitage

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1076pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1476pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Lavender Fields
  • The famous bridge at Avignon
  • Roman amphitheatre, Arles

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Jewels of Burgundy and Provence Special Offer

Cruise through Burgundy and Provence in the heart of wine country, calling at some of the region's best-loved towns on this fascinating cruise from Lyon.

This cruise begins in the grand city of Lyon where there is a tour before heading for Macon in the Burgundy wine region. Vienne was a major wine port in Roman times and a bishop's seat in the 5th century, an interesting call before arriving in Avignon to visit the magnificent Pope's Palace, a formidable Gothic fortress.

From Arles, take the opportunity to drive through the marshland of the Camargue and visit the seaside town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer which is a pilgrimage site for the gypsies of Europe. There is also time to discover Arles itself, a place which inspired several of Van Gogh's paintings and has a large and well-preserved Roman amphitheatre.

Also on this itinerary is a visit to the medieval walled city of Viviers and Tain L'Hermitage where you can taste some of the famous Cote du Rhones wines.

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LSR: Jewels of Burgundy and Provence Itinerary

Day 1 - Lyon (France)

Board your ship around 6pm in Lyon. After settling into your cabin, meet the crew over a welcome cocktail before dinner on board, followed by entertainment. We moor for the night.

Day 2 - Lyon - Macon

After breakfast on board there is an optional excursion to Lyon to explore its sights or bike ride through the main districts of Lyon. Return on board for lunch and cruise towards Macon through the beautiful Burgundy countryside.

Day 3 - Macon - Vienne

The optional excursions today are the Benedictine Abbey at Cluny which in the Middle Ages was the largest in western Christendom, or a guided tour on foot of Macon, capital of the Beaujolais. Back on board for lunch and our cruise to Vienne. There is dinner and an evening of entertainment as we cruise, arriving in Vienne in the late evening where we moor for the night.

Day 4 - Vienne - Arles

On today's optional visit to Vienne we can see the relics left behind by the Romans and the cathedral of St Maurice or the more adventurous can explore Vienne on Segway. Back on board for lunch as we sail to Arles along the Rhone. Dinner on board with entertainment provided by the crew. Sailing through the night.

Day 5 - Arles

We arrive early this morning in Arles, where there is an optional visit to a local olive producer. This afternoon, choose from two optional tours: discover Camargue and learn about how a manadier works with animals or take a safari in jeeps through the Camargue.

Day 6 - Arles - Avignon - Viviers

After breakfast, perhaps take the optional guided tour of Avignon, the City of Popes, a citadel surrounded by ramparts overlooking the river. Return to the ship for lunch and cruise towards Viviers. Join us for an optional visit of Viviers.

Day 7 - Viviers - Tournon - Lyon

Enjoy breakfast and lunch on board as you cruise. Arrive in Tournon and take the optional excursion in the city. Visit the imposing Castle-Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône followed by a tasting of local wines and regional delicacies. Cruise towards Lyon during the night.

Day 8 - Lyon

A very early start as we cruise towards Lyon, having breakfast before arriving in the city around 9am. Disembark in Lyon.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary if necessary

Price Includes

  • Full board accommodation in an en suite air-conditioned cabin
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Entertainment on board
  • On-board hostess
  • Welcome cocktail and gala evening
  • Port Taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and overseas transfers - we can arrange these to suit your requirements
  • Optional Excursions (must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £1363
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1363 Cruise Only from: £1566 Cruise Only from: £1566 Cruise Only from: £1769 Cruise Only from: £1984 Cruise Only from: £2187
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1763 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1966 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1966 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2169 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2534 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2737
    • Jul 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £1161
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1161 Cruise Only from: £1341 Cruise Only from: £1341 Cruise Only from: £1670
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1561 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1741 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1741 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2220
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £1363
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1363 Cruise Only from: £1566 Cruise Only from: £1566 Cruise Only from: £1769 Cruise Only from: £1984 Cruise Only from: £2187
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1763 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1966 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1966 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2169 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2534 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2737
    • Aug 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £1161
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1161 Cruise Only from: £1341 Cruise Only from: £1341 Cruise Only from: £1670
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1561 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1741 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1741 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2220
  • September
    • Sep 19th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £1466
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1466 Cruise Only from: £1669 Cruise Only from: £1669 Cruise Only from: £1872 Cruise Only from: £2087 Cruise Only from: £2290
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1866 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2272 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2637 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2840
    • Sep 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £1264
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1264 Cruise Only from: £1444 Cruise Only from: £1444 Cruise Only from: £1773
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1664 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1844 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1844 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2323
  • October
    • Oct 5th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £1466
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1466 Cruise Only from: £1669 Cruise Only from: £1669 Cruise Only from: £1872 Cruise Only from: £2087 Cruise Only from: £2290
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1866 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2069 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2272 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2637 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2840
    • Oct 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £1076
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1076 Cruise Only from: £1256 Cruise Only from: £1256 Cruise Only from: £1585
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1476 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1656 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1656 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2135

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 6th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £1131
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1131 Cruise Only from: £1334 Cruise Only from: £1334 Cruise Only from: £1537 Cruise Only from: £1752 Cruise Only from: £1955
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1531 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1734 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1734 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1937 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2302 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2505
    • Apr 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £1131
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1131 Cruise Only from: £1334 Cruise Only from: £1334 Cruise Only from: £1537 Cruise Only from: £1752 Cruise Only from: £1955
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1531 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1734 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1734 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1937 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2302 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2505
  • May
    • May 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £1314
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1314 Cruise Only from: £1517 Cruise Only from: £1517 Cruise Only from: £1720 Cruise Only from: £1935 Cruise Only from: £2138
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1714 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1917 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1917 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2120 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2485 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2688
  • June
    • Jun 13th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £1314
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1314 Cruise Only from: £1517 Cruise Only from: £1517 Cruise Only from: £1720 Cruise Only from: £1935 Cruise Only from: £2138
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1714 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1917 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1917 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2120 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2485 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2688
  • July
    • Jul 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £1216
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1216 Cruise Only from: £1419 Cruise Only from: £1419 Cruise Only from: £1622 Cruise Only from: £1837 Cruise Only from: £2040
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1616 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1819 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1819 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2022 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2387 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2590
  • August
    • Aug 11th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £1216
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1216 Cruise Only from: £1419 Cruise Only from: £1419 Cruise Only from: £1622 Cruise Only from: £1837 Cruise Only from: £2040
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1616 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1819 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1819 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2022 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2387 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2590
  • September
    • Sep 13th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £1314
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1314 Cruise Only from: £1517 Cruise Only from: £1517 Cruise Only from: £1720 Cruise Only from: £1935 Cruise Only from: £2138
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1714 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1917 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1917 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2120 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2485 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2688
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