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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 £612pp

Fly-Cruise Package
4 nights from £1062pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • The famous Pont at Avignon

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Save 15% on 2022 departures! Book by 30 Jun 2021

45% Discount for the Second Passenger! Applies to 29 May 29; 14 June; 16 July and 7, 31 August 2021 departures. Prices shown do not include discounts - please contact us for the latest prices

Book with Peace of Mind! More than 30 days before departure: Postpone your booking to another 2021 or 2022 date. Within 30 days of departure: postpone your reservation to a later date if you are affected by Covid 19 (on presentation of a positive test). If the cruise is cancelled by CroisiEurope, you will be able to change your date, request a voucher or request a refund. Applies to new bookings for 2021, booked between 1 March and 31 May 2021.

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.

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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

  • June
    • Jun 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £899
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £899 Cruise Only from: £1025
    • Jun 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £899
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £899 Cruise Only from: £1025
    • Jun 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £782
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £782 Cruise Only from: £782
    • Jun 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £899
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £899 Cruise Only from: £1025
  • July
    • Jul 6th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £833
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £833 Cruise Only from: £959
    • Jul 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £833
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £833 Cruise Only from: £959
  • August
    • Aug 31st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £833
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £833 Cruise Only from: £959
  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £782
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £782 Cruise Only from: £895
    • Sep 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £899
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £899 Cruise Only from: £1025
    • Sep 18th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £782
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £782 Cruise Only from: £895
    • Sep 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £899
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £899 Cruise Only from: £1025
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £782
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £782 Cruise Only from: £895
    • Oct 11th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £899
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £899 Cruise Only from: £1025
    • Oct 20th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £674
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £674 Cruise Only from: £787
    • Oct 27th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £782
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £782 Cruise Only from: £908
    • Oct 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Mistral From: £674
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £674 Cruise Only from: £787

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Mistral From: £612
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £612 Cruise Only from: £634 Cruise Only from: £669 Cruise Only from: £735 Cruise Only from: £770
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1062 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1084 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1119 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1185 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1220
    • Apr 10th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £709
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £709 Cruise Only from: £734 Cruise Only from: £774 Cruise Only from: £850 Cruise Only from: £891
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1159 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1184 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1224 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1300 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1341
    • Apr 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £709
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £709 Cruise Only from: £734 Cruise Only from: £852 Cruise Only from: £891
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1159 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1184 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1302 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1341
    • Apr 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £612
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £612 Cruise Only from: £634 Cruise Only from: £669 Cruise Only from: £735 Cruise Only from: £770
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1062 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1084 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1119 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1185 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1220
  • May
    • May 7th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £714
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £714 Cruise Only from: £738 Cruise Only from: £779 Cruise Only from: £839 Cruise Only from: £880
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1164 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1188 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1229 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1289 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1330
    • May 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £819
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £965 Cruise Only from: £1010
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1269 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1297 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1415 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1460
    • May 20th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £819
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £892 Cruise Only from: £963 Cruise Only from: £1009
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1269 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1297 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1342 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1413 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1459
  • June
    • Jun 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £819
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £892 Cruise Only from: £963 Cruise Only from: £1009
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1269 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1297 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1342 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1413 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1459
    • Jun 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £819
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £965 Cruise Only from: £1010
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1269 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1297 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1415 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1460
    • Jun 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £819
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £892 Cruise Only from: £963 Cruise Only from: £1009
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1269 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1297 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1342 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1413 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1459
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £754
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £754 Cruise Only from: £783 Cruise Only from: £900 Cruise Only from: £940
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1204 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1233 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1350 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1390
    • Jul 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £650
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £650 Cruise Only from: £674 Cruise Only from: £709 Cruise Only from: £775 Cruise Only from: £810
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1100 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1124 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1159 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1225 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1260
  • August
    • Aug 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £754
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £754 Cruise Only from: £782 Cruise Only from: £822 Cruise Only from: £899 Cruise Only from: £940
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1204 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1232 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1272 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1349 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1390
    • Aug 26th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £650
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £650 Cruise Only from: £674 Cruise Only from: £709 Cruise Only from: £775 Cruise Only from: £810
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1100 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1124 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1159 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1225 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1260
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £819
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £965 Cruise Only from: £1010
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1269 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1297 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1415 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1460
    • Sep 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £819
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £892 Cruise Only from: £963 Cruise Only from: £1009
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1269 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1297 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1342 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1413 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1459
    • Sep 19th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £819
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £965 Cruise Only from: £1010
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1269 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1297 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1415 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1460
    • Sep 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £714
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £714 Cruise Only from: £738 Cruise Only from: £779 Cruise Only from: £839 Cruise Only from: £880
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1164 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1188 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1229 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1289 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1330
    • Sep 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £819
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £965 Cruise Only from: £1010
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1269 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1297 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1415 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1460
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £819
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £819 Cruise Only from: £847 Cruise Only from: £892 Cruise Only from: £963 Cruise Only from: £1009
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1269 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1297 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1342 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1413 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1459
    • Oct 19th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £709
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £709 Cruise Only from: £734 Cruise Only from: £850 Cruise Only from: £891
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1159 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1184 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1300 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1341
    • Oct 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £709
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £709 Cruise Only from: £734 Cruise Only from: £850 Cruise Only from: £891
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1159 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1184 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1300 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1341
    • Oct 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Mistral From: £612
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £612 Cruise Only from: £634 Cruise Only from: £669 Cruise Only from: £735 Cruise Only from: £770
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1062 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1084 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1119 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1185 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1220

Price Information

  • Single Supplement Standard Ship - 2021: £311 ; 2022: £332
  • Single Supplement Premium Ship - 2021: £383 ; 2022: £404
Map for Rhone Short Break