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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 £573pp

Fly-Cruise Package
4 nights from £973pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • The famous Pont at Avignon

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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.

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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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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 10th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £792 Cruise Only from: £918 Cruise Only from: £1175 Cruise Only from: £1301
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1192 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1318 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1725 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1851
    • Jul 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £792 Cruise Only from: £918 Cruise Only from: £1175 Cruise Only from: £1301
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1192 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1318 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1725 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1851
    • Jul 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £792 Cruise Only from: £918 Cruise Only from: £918 Cruise Only from: £1044 Cruise Only from: £1175 Cruise Only from: £1301
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1192 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1318 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1318 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1444 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1725 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1851
  • August
    • Aug 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £792 Cruise Only from: £918 Cruise Only from: £918 Cruise Only from: £1044 Cruise Only from: £1175 Cruise Only from: £1301
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1192 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1318 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1318 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1444 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1725 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1851
    • Aug 18th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £792
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £792 Cruise Only from: £918 Cruise Only from: £918 Cruise Only from: £1044 Cruise Only from: £1175 Cruise Only from: £1301
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1192 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1318 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1318 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1444 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1725 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1851
  • September
    • Sep 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £855
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £855 Cruise Only from: £981 Cruise Only from: £981 Cruise Only from: £1107 Cruise Only from: £1238 Cruise Only from: £1364
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1255 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1381 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1381 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1507 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1788 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1914
    • Sep 26th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £855
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £855 Cruise Only from: £981 Cruise Only from: £981 Cruise Only from: £1107 Cruise Only from: £1238 Cruise Only from: £1364
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1255 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1381 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1381 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1507 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1788 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1914
  • October
    • Oct 21st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £737
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £737 Cruise Only from: £863 Cruise Only from: £863 Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1120 Cruise Only from: £1246
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1137 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1263 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1263 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1389 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1670 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1796
    • Oct 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £737
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £737 Cruise Only from: £863 Cruise Only from: £863 Cruise Only from: £989 Cruise Only from: £1120 Cruise Only from: £1245
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1137 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1263 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1263 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1389 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1670 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1796

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £665
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £665 Cruise Only from: £791 Cruise Only from: £791 Cruise Only from: £917 Cruise Only from: £1048 Cruise Only from: £1174
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1065 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1191 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1191 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1317 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1598 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1724
  • May
    • May 7th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £665
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £665 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £976
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1065 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1526
    • May 13th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £765
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £765 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £1017 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1274
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1417 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1698 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1824
    • May 23rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £665
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £665 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £976
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1065 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1526
    • May 26th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £765
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £765 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £1017 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1274
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1417 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1698 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1824
    • May 29th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £765
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £765 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £1017 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1274
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1417 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1698 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1824
  • June
    • Jun 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £765
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £765 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £1017 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1274
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1417 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1698 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1824
    • Jun 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £665
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £665 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £976
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1065 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1526
    • Jun 30th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £665
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £665 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £976
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1065 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1526
  • July
    • Jul 6th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £708
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £708 Cruise Only from: £834 Cruise Only from: £834 Cruise Only from: £960 Cruise Only from: £1091 Cruise Only from: £1217
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1108 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1360 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1641 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1767
    • Jul 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £708
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £708 Cruise Only from: £834 Cruise Only from: £834 Cruise Only from: £960 Cruise Only from: £1091 Cruise Only from: £1217
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1108 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1360 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1641 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1767
  • August
    • Aug 7th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £708
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £708 Cruise Only from: £834 Cruise Only from: £834 Cruise Only from: £960 Cruise Only from: £1091 Cruise Only from: £1217
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1108 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1360 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1641 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1767
    • Aug 31st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £708
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £708 Cruise Only from: £834 Cruise Only from: £834 Cruise Only from: £960 Cruise Only from: £1091 Cruise Only from: £1217
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1108 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1360 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1641 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1767
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £665
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £665 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £976
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1065 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1526
    • Sep 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £765
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £765 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £1017 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1274
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1417 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1698 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1824
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £665
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £665 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £778 Cruise Only from: £976
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1065 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1178 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1526
    • Oct 11th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £765
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £765 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £891 Cruise Only from: £1017 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1274
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1291 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1417 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1698 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1824
    • Oct 20th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £573
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £573 Cruise Only from: £686 Cruise Only from: £686 Cruise Only from: £884
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £973 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1086 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1086 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1434
    • Oct 27th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £665
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £665 Cruise Only from: £791 Cruise Only from: £791 Cruise Only from: £917 Cruise Only from: £1048 Cruise Only from: £1174
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1065 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1191 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1191 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1317 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1598 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1724
    • Oct 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Mistral From: £573
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £573 Cruise Only from: £686 Cruise Only from: £686 Cruise Only from: £799 Cruise Only from: £884 Cruise Only from: £1010
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £973 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1086 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1086 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1434 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1560
Map for Rhone Short Break