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

Provence and the Camargue

This exciting cruise along the Rhone and Saone rivers visits Port-Saint-Louis, gateway to the stunning Camargue region, before exploring the fascinating cities of Arles, Avignon and Lyon

Cruise Only
6 nights from £802pp

Fly-Cruise Package
6 nights from £1202pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Camargue
  • Avignon
  • Viviers
  • Vienne
  • Tournus

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Save 15% on 2021 departures! Book by 31 Aug 2020. Prices shown include discounts

Provence and the Camargue Special Offer

Take the opportunity to explore the breathtaking Camargue region, and enjoy visits to Arles and Avignon, home to incredible architectural treasures, on this superb cruise along the Rhone and Saone rivers.

This holiday begins with the chance to discover the wild Camargue on an optional thrilling safari tour or an optional visit to a manade to learn about how a manadier works. You'll then continue to the city of Arles, home to an impressive ampitheatre, and Avignon, overlooked by the magnificent Palais des Papes.

Discover the breathtaking Ardeche Gorges on an optional tour (forward departures only) and explore the gastronomic city of Lyon with its famous "traboules" or passageways. During your time here, you'll enjoy a cruise at nightfall past the city's illuminated buildings. Before arriving in Chalon-sur-Saone, take the opportunity to visit the renowned Hospices de Beaune, a superb example of Northern Renaissance architecture (forward departures only) .

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CHA_PP - Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saone Itinerary

Day 1 - Martigues (France)

Embark your ship in Martigues and settle into your cabin. Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail.

Day 2 - Port Saint Louis - Arles - Avignon

Arrive in Port-Saint-Louis and choose from two optional excursions. Discover the Camargue on a visit to a "manade" (bull breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works. Alternatively, enjoy a safari through the Camargue. This afternoon, there are two further optional excursions. Join the guided tour of Arles or opt for the hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence. Later, rejoin the ship and cruise to Avignon.

Day 3 - Avignon - Viviers

Today, join the optional guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace. This afternoon, cruise to Viviers where this is an optional walking tour.

Day 4 - Viviers - Tain L'Hermitage

Discover the breathtaking Ardeche Gorges on an optional tour, before rejoining the ship in La Voulte. This afternoon, there is an optional excursion showcasing the Vercors with a tasting of the famous Clairette de Die. Return on board in Tain L'Hermitage.

Day 5 - Tain L'Hermitage - Vienne - Lyon

This morning, cruise towards Vienne where there is a choice of two optional shore excursions - a guided tour of Vienne and an exploration of Vienne by segway. Rejoin the ship and cruise towards Lyon. On arrival, join the optional guided tour and discover the famous "traboules" or passageways, or opt for the bicycle ride which takes in the main sights. Return to the ship and set sail at nightfall, admiring the city lights.

Day 6 - Tournus - Chalon-sur-Saone

Early morning cruising towards Tournus. There is an optional tour to the famous Hospices de Beaune, a superb example of Northern Renaissance architecture. Continue along the Burgundy Wine Route before returning to the ship in Chalon-sur-Saone. Gala dinner this evening.

Day 7 - Chalon-sur-Saone

After breakfast, disembark the ship.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

ANT_PP - Chalon-sur-Saone to Martigues Itinerary

Day 1 - Chalon-sur-Saone (France)

Embark your ship in Chalon-sur-Saone and settle into your cabin. Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail.

Day 2 - Macon - Lyon

Spend time at leisure in Macon, then join the optional tour of the Beaujolais vineyards. This evening, enjoy a nighttime cruise through Lyon, admiring the city's lights.

Day 3 - Lyon - Tain L'Hermitage

Enjoy an optional tour of Lyon's famous "traboules" or passageways, or opt for the bicycle tour which takes in the key sights, and is followed by a tasting of local products. Spend the afternoon cruising towards Tain L'Hermitage, arriving in the evening.

Day 4 - Tain L'Hermitage - Avignon

Spend the morning cruising, before mooring for an optional excursion to the Grotte Chauvet 2 - Ardeche, a replica of the famous Chauvet Cave (must be pre-booked prior to departure). Later, begin cruising to Avignon.

Day 5 - Avignon - Arles

Today's optional excursion is a guided tour of Avignon which includes the Papal Palace. Return to the ship and set sail for Arles where there is time at leisure.

Day 6 - Arles - Martigues

Enjoy a visit to a "manade" (bull breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works during an optional excursion, or perhaps join the safari tour. Rejoin the ship and cruise towards Martigues. Gala dinner this evening.

Day 7 - Martigues

After breakfast, disembark the ship.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 6-night full board accommodation
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers

Price Does Not Include

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

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 26th - Chalon-sur-Saone to Martigues - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1220
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1220 Cruise Only from: £1400 Cruise Only from: £1400 Cruise Only from: £1580 Cruise Only from: £1670 Cruise Only from: £1783
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1620 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1800 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1800 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1980 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2220 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2333
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Chalon-sur-Saone to Martigues - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1220
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1220 Cruise Only from: £1400 Cruise Only from: £1400 Cruise Only from: £1580 Cruise Only from: £1670 Cruise Only from: £1783
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1620 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1800 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1800 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1980 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2220 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2333
    • Aug 19th - Chalon-sur-Saone to Martigues - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1220
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1220 Cruise Only from: £1400 Cruise Only from: £1400 Cruise Only from: £1580 Cruise Only from: £1670 Cruise Only from: £1783
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1620 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1800 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1800 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1980 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2220 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2333
    • Aug 25th - Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saone - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1220
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1220 Cruise Only from: £1400 Cruise Only from: £1400 Cruise Only from: £1580 Cruise Only from: £1670 Cruise Only from: £1783
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1620 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1800 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1800 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1980 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2220 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2333
    • Aug 31st - Chalon-sur-Saone to Martigues - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1220
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1220 Cruise Only from: £1400 Cruise Only from: £1400 Cruise Only from: £1580 Cruise Only from: £1670 Cruise Only from: £1783
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1620 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1800 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1800 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1980 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2220 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2333
  • October
    • Oct 17th - Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saone - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1125
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1125 Cruise Only from: £1305 Cruise Only from: £1305 Cruise Only from: £1485 Cruise Only from: £1575 Cruise Only from: £1688
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1525 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1705 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1705 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1885 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2125 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2238
    • Oct 17th - Chalon-sur-Saone to Martigues - Sailing on: Mistral From: £1071
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1071 Cruise Only from: £1229 Cruise Only from: £1229 Cruise Only from: £1387 Cruise Only from: £1521 Cruise Only from: £1634
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1471 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1629 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1629 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1787 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2071 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2184

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 31st - Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saone - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1010
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1010 Cruise Only from: £1190 Cruise Only from: £1190 Cruise Only from: £1370 Cruise Only from: £1573 Cruise Only from: £1753
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1410 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1590 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1590 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1770 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2123 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2303
  • April
    • Apr 6th - Chalon-sur-Saone to Martigues - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1010
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1010 Cruise Only from: £1190 Cruise Only from: £1190 Cruise Only from: £1370 Cruise Only from: £1573 Cruise Only from: £1753
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1410 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1590 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1590 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1770 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2123 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2303
    • Apr 7th - Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saone - Sailing on: Mistral From: £802
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £802 Cruise Only from: £960 Cruise Only from: £960 Cruise Only from: £1118 Cruise Only from: £1252 Cruise Only from: £1410
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1202 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1360 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1360 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1518 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1802 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1960
  • May
    • May 30th - Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saone - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1198
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1198 Cruise Only from: £1378 Cruise Only from: £1378 Cruise Only from: £1558 Cruise Only from: £1761 Cruise Only from: £1941
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1598 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1778 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1778 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1958 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2311 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2491
  • June
    • Jun 5th - Chalon-sur-Saone to Martigues - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1198
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1198 Cruise Only from: £1378 Cruise Only from: £1378 Cruise Only from: £1558 Cruise Only from: £1761 Cruise Only from: £1941
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1598 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1778 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1778 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1958 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2311 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2491
  • July
    • Jul 29th - Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saone - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1124
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1124 Cruise Only from: £1304 Cruise Only from: £1304 Cruise Only from: £1484 Cruise Only from: £1687 Cruise Only from: £1867
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1524 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1704 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1704 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1884 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2237 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2417
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saone - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1124
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1124 Cruise Only from: £1304 Cruise Only from: £1304 Cruise Only from: £1484 Cruise Only from: £1687 Cruise Only from: £1867
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1524 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1704 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1704 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1884 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2237 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2417
    • Aug 16th - Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saone - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1124
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1124 Cruise Only from: £1304 Cruise Only from: £1304 Cruise Only from: £1484 Cruise Only from: £1687 Cruise Only from: £1867
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1524 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1704 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1704 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1884 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2237 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2417
    • Aug 22nd - Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saone - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £1124
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1124 Cruise Only from: £1304 Cruise Only from: £1304 Cruise Only from: £1484 Cruise Only from: £1687 Cruise Only from: £1867
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1524 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1704 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1704 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1884 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2237 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2417
  • September
    • Sep 22nd - Chalon-sur-Saone to Martigues - Sailing on: Mistral From: £953
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £953 Cruise Only from: £1111 Cruise Only from: £1111 Cruise Only from: £1269 Cruise Only from: £1403 Cruise Only from: £1561
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1353 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1511 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1511 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1669 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2111
  • October
    • Oct 10th - Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saone - Sailing on: Mistral From: £953
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £953 Cruise Only from: £1111 Cruise Only from: £1111 Cruise Only from: £1269 Cruise Only from: £1403 Cruise Only from: £1561
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1353 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1511 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1511 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1669 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2111
Map for Provence and the Camargue