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Rhone Short Break

Visit charming towns and discover breathtaking scenery on this superb short itinerary from Lyon to Provence and the Camargue

Cruise Only
4 nights from £648pp

Fly-Cruise Package
4 nights from £1048pp

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.

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.

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 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

  • April
    • Apr 1st - 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
    • Apr 5th - 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
    • Apr 12th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Mistral From: £648
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £648 Cruise Only from: £761 Cruise Only from: £761 Cruise Only from: £874 Cruise Only from: £959 Cruise Only from: £1205
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1048 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1161 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1161 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1274 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1359 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1605
    • Apr 21st - 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
    • Apr 30th - 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
  • May
    • May 23rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £833
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £833 Cruise Only from: £964 Cruise Only from: £964 Cruise Only from: £1095 Cruise Only from: £1216 Cruise Only from: £1347
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1233 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1364 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1364 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1495 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1616 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1747
  • June
    • Jun 8th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £833
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £833 Cruise Only from: £964 Cruise Only from: £964 Cruise Only from: £1095 Cruise Only from: £1216 Cruise Only from: £1347
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1233 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1364 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1364 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1495 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1616 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1747
  • July
    • Jul 6th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh 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: £896 Cruise Only from: £896 Cruise Only from: £1027 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1329
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1427 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1548 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1729
    • Jul 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: £896 Cruise Only from: £896 Cruise Only from: £1027 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1279
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1427 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1548 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1679
    • Jul 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh 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: £896 Cruise Only from: £896 Cruise Only from: £1027 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1329
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1427 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1548 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1729
    • Jul 27th - 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: £896 Cruise Only from: £896 Cruise Only from: £1027 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1279
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1427 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1548 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1679
  • August
    • Aug 17th - 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: £896 Cruise Only from: £896 Cruise Only from: £1027 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1279
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1427 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1548 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1679
    • Aug 28th - 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: £896 Cruise Only from: £896 Cruise Only from: £1027 Cruise Only from: £1148 Cruise Only from: £1279
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1165 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1296 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1427 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1548 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1679
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £833
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £833 Cruise Only from: £964 Cruise Only from: £964 Cruise Only from: £1095 Cruise Only from: £1216 Cruise Only from: £1347
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1233 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1364 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1364 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1495 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1616 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1747
    • Sep 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £833
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £833 Cruise Only from: £964 Cruise Only from: £964 Cruise Only from: £1095 Cruise Only from: £1216 Cruise Only from: £1397
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1233 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1364 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1364 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1495 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1616 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1797
    • Sep 29th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue From: £833
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Suite Upper Deck Suite Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £833 Cruise Only from: £964 Cruise Only from: £964 Cruise Only from: £1095 Cruise Only from: £1216 Cruise Only from: £1347
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1233 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1364 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1364 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1495 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1616 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1747
  • October
    • Oct 15th - 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
    • 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
Map for Rhone Short Break