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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 £600pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • The famous Pont at Avignon

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Save 10% on 2021 departures! Book by 31 Oct 2020. Prices shown include discounts

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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £704
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £704 Blue Water Price from: £830 Blue Water Price from: £830 Blue Water Price from: £956 Blue Water Price from: £1087 Blue Water Price from: £1213
  • May
    • May 7th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £704
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £704 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £1015
    • May 13th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £810
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £810 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £1062 Blue Water Price from: £1193 Blue Water Price from: £1319
    • May 23rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £704
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £704 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £1015
    • May 26th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £810
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £810 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £1062 Blue Water Price from: £1193 Blue Water Price from: £1319
    • May 29th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £810
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £810 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £1062 Blue Water Price from: £1193 Blue Water Price from: £1319
  • June
    • Jun 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £810
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £810 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £1062 Blue Water Price from: £1193 Blue Water Price from: £1319
    • Jun 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £704
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £704 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £1015
    • Jun 30th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £704
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £704 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £1015
  • July
    • Jul 6th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £750
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £750 Blue Water Price from: £876 Blue Water Price from: £876 Blue Water Price from: £1002 Blue Water Price from: £1133 Blue Water Price from: £1259
    • Jul 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £750
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £750 Blue Water Price from: £876 Blue Water Price from: £876 Blue Water Price from: £1002 Blue Water Price from: £1133 Blue Water Price from: £1259
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £750
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £750 Blue Water Price from: £876 Blue Water Price from: £876 Blue Water Price from: £1002 Blue Water Price from: £1133 Blue Water Price from: £1259
    • Aug 31st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £750
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £750 Blue Water Price from: £876 Blue Water Price from: £876 Blue Water Price from: £1002 Blue Water Price from: £1133 Blue Water Price from: £1259
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £704
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £704 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £1015
    • Sep 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £810
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £810 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £1062 Blue Water Price from: £1193 Blue Water Price from: £1319
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £704
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £704 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £817 Blue Water Price from: £1015
    • Oct 11th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £810
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £810 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £936 Blue Water Price from: £1062 Blue Water Price from: £1193 Blue Water Price from: £1319
    • Oct 20th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £600
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £600 Blue Water Price from: £713 Blue Water Price from: £713 Blue Water Price from: £911
    • Oct 27th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £704
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £704 Blue Water Price from: £830 Blue Water Price from: £830 Blue Water Price from: £956 Blue Water Price from: £1087 Blue Water Price from: £1213
    • Oct 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Mistral From: £600
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £600 Blue Water Price from: £713 Blue Water Price from: £713 Blue Water Price from: £826 Blue Water Price from: £911 Blue Water Price from: £1037
Map for Rhone Short Break