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

Rhone Short Break

A 4-night cruise from Lyon on the River Rhone visiting the lovely towns of southern France including Avignon, Viviers an d Tain L'Herrmitage

Cruise Only
4 nights from £700pp

Fly-Cruise Package
4 nights from £1100pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • The famous Pont at Avignon

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Save 5% on 2020 departures! Discount applies to cruise cost. Prices shown include discount. Book by 30 Nov 2019

Rhone Short Break Special Offer

Embark and disembark in Lyon for a magical cruise on the Rhone. Sail through the beautiful countryside of Southern France, calling at Avignon, famous for its Palace of the Popes and its ‘pont’, Viviers, episcopal 5th century city, Tain l’Hermitage and its Cotes du Rhone wine, and the Roman city of Vienne.There are optional excursions in Camargue and to the Ardeche Gorges, allowing you to fully experience the exceptional beauty of this renowned region of France.

E175 Operated by CroisiEurope

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LYL - River Rhone Itinerary

Day 1 - Lyon (France)

Embark at 4pm in Lyon. This evening enjoy a welcome cocktail, followed by dinner and an evening on board as we cruise overnight.

Day 2 - Arles

Today we cruise alongside the beautiful landscapes of the South of France and then arrive in Arles (could be replaced dependent on lock schedule) from where there is an optional coach tour of the Camargue, a sprawling marshland inhabited by extraordinary wildlife, especially flamingoes. Alternatively, take an optional safari ride in jeeps through the Camargue for an immersion in the wilderness. There is an additional optional excursion - a guided tour of Arles.

Day 3 - Avignon - Viviers

Arrive in Avignon after breakfast. Enjoy an optional guided tour of the Cite des Papes, the ancient citadel palace of the Popes in Avignon. At the base of the palace you can admire the Saint-Bézenet bridge, better known as the “Pont d’Avignon”. Alternatively, take an optional hike along the Pont du Gard and visit the museum. This afternoon there is an optional tour of the Ardeche Gorges.

Day 4 - Tain L'Hermitage

Breakfast on board as the ship cruises early this morning. In the afternoon there is an optional excursion to Vercors. Travel by coach towards Die and pay a visit to a wine cellar to taste the famous Clairette de Die. Continue towards Vassieux-en-Vercors, the Vault in Vercors and the Pont-en-Royans. Rejoin the ship in Tain l'Hermitage. Dinner and gala evening before the ship sails back to Lyon.

Day 5 - Lyon

Enjoy breakfast while cruising before arriving in Lyon in the morning at around 9am. Disembark.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary

Price Includes

  • 4-night accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Cruise itinerary as described
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • 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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £734
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £734 Cruise Only from: £865 Cruise Only from: £865 Cruise Only from: £996 Cruise Only from: £1117 Cruise Only from: £1248
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1134 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1265 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1265 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1396 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1517 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1648

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 3rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £700
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £700 Cruise Only from: £826 Cruise Only from: £826 Cruise Only from: £952 Cruise Only from: £1083 Cruise Only from: £1209
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1100 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1226 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1226 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1352 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1483 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1609
    • Apr 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £700
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £700 Cruise Only from: £826 Cruise Only from: £826 Cruise Only from: £952 Cruise Only from: £1083 Cruise Only from: £1209
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1100 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1226 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1226 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1352 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1483 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1609
    • Apr 30th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £700
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £700 Cruise Only from: £826 Cruise Only from: £826 Cruise Only from: £952 Cruise Only from: £1083 Cruise Only from: £1209
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1100 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1226 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1226 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1352 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1483 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1609
  • June
    • Jun 1st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £812
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £812 Cruise Only from: £938 Cruise Only from: £938 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1195 Cruise Only from: £1321
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1212 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1338 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1338 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1464 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1595 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1721
    • Jun 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £812
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £812 Cruise Only from: £938 Cruise Only from: £938 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1195 Cruise Only from: £1321
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1212 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1338 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1338 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1464 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1595 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1721
  • July
    • Jul 10th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £752
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £752 Cruise Only from: £878 Cruise Only from: £878 Cruise Only from: £1004 Cruise Only from: £1135 Cruise Only from: £1261
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1152 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1278 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1278 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1404 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1535 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1661
    • Jul 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £752
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £752 Cruise Only from: £878 Cruise Only from: £878 Cruise Only from: £1004 Cruise Only from: £1135 Cruise Only from: £1261
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1152 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1278 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1278 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1404 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1535 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1661
    • Jul 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £752
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £752 Cruise Only from: £878 Cruise Only from: £878 Cruise Only from: £1004 Cruise Only from: £1135 Cruise Only from: £1261
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1152 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1278 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1278 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1404 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1535 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1661
  • August
    • Aug 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £752
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £752 Cruise Only from: £878 Cruise Only from: £878 Cruise Only from: £1004 Cruise Only from: £1135 Cruise Only from: £1261
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1152 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1278 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1278 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1404 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1535 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1661
    • Aug 18th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £752
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £752 Cruise Only from: £878 Cruise Only from: £878 Cruise Only from: £1004 Cruise Only from: £1135 Cruise Only from: £1261
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1152 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1278 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1278 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1404 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1535 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1661
  • September
    • Sep 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £812
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £812 Cruise Only from: £938 Cruise Only from: £938 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1195 Cruise Only from: £1321
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1212 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1338 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1338 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1464 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1595 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1721
    • Sep 26th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £812
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £812 Cruise Only from: £938 Cruise Only from: £938 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1195 Cruise Only from: £1321
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1212 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1338 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1338 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1464 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1595 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1721
  • October
    • Oct 21st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £700
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £700 Cruise Only from: £826 Cruise Only from: £826 Cruise Only from: £952 Cruise Only from: £1083 Cruise Only from: £1209
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1100 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1226 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1226 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1352 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1483 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1609
    • Oct 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £700
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £700 Cruise Only from: £826 Cruise Only from: £826 Cruise Only from: £952 Cruise Only from: £1083 Cruise Only from: £1209
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1100 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1226 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1226 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1352 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1483 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1609
Map for Rhone Short Break