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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 £640pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • The famous Pont at Avignon

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Book by 31 December 2021 and save 5% on 2022 departures!

Flight-inclusive package from just £1040pp!

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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

  • October
    • Oct 27th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £742
      Main Deck
      Cruise Only from: £742
    • Oct 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Mistral From: £640
      Main Deck Upper Deck
      Cruise Only from: £640 Cruise Only from: £747

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Mistral From: £684
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £684 Cruise Only from: £708 Cruise Only from: £821 Cruise Only from: £860
    • Apr 10th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £793
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £793 Cruise Only from: £820 Cruise Only from: £865 Cruise Only from: £950 Cruise Only from: £996
    • Apr 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £793
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £793 Cruise Only from: £820 Cruise Only from: £865 Cruise Only from: £950 Cruise Only from: £996
  • May
    • May 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £915
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £915 Cruise Only from: £947 Cruise Only from: £997 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1128
    • May 20th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £915
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £915 Cruise Only from: £947 Cruise Only from: £997 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1128
  • June
    • Jun 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £947
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £947 Cruise Only from: £997
    • Jun 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £915
      Main Deck Cat C Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £915 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1128
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £843
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B
      Cruise Only from: £843 Cruise Only from: £874
    • Jul 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £726
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £726 Cruise Only from: £753 Cruise Only from: £793 Cruise Only from: £866 Cruise Only from: £906
  • August
    • Aug 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £843
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £843 Cruise Only from: £874 Cruise Only from: £919 Cruise Only from: £1005 Cruise Only from: £1050
    • Aug 26th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £726
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £726 Cruise Only from: £753 Cruise Only from: £793 Cruise Only from: £866 Cruise Only from: £906
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £915
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B
      Cruise Only from: £915 Cruise Only from: £947 Cruise Only from: £1077
    • Sep 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £947
      Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £947 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1128
    • Sep 19th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £947
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £947 Cruise Only from: £997 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1128
    • Sep 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Rhone Princess From: £798
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £798 Cruise Only from: £825 Cruise Only from: £871 Cruise Only from: £938 Cruise Only from: £984
    • Sep 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £947
      Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £947 Cruise Only from: £997 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1128
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Camargue II From: £915
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £915 Cruise Only from: £947 Cruise Only from: £997 Cruise Only from: £1077 Cruise Only from: £1128
    • Oct 19th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £793
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £793 Cruise Only from: £820 Cruise Only from: £950 Cruise Only from: £996
    • Oct 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Van Gogh From: £793
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £793 Cruise Only from: £820 Cruise Only from: £865 Cruise Only from: £950 Cruise Only from: £996
    • Oct 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Mistral From: £684
      Main Deck Cat C Main Deck Cat B Main Deck Cat A Upper Deck Cat B Upper Deck Cat A
      Cruise Only from: £684 Cruise Only from: £708 Cruise Only from: £748 Cruise Only from: £821 Cruise Only from: £860

Price Information

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