7 Days The Camargue and the gateway to Provence Cruise – CHA_AIPP

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Tour Overview


DAY 1

MARTIGUES(1)

Passengers are welcome to board the ship in Martigues at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. Enjoy dinner followed by free time in this typically Mediterranean town. We'll remain in port overnight.


DAY 2

PORT SAINT LOUIS / ARLES / AVIGNON

We'll begin to cruise in the morning for Port-Saint-Louis. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Excursion to the Camargue—an immense plain where the sea, wetlands and pools are inhabited by an extraordinary variety of water fowl. Sit back and admire the rivers, marshes, ponds, pink flamencos, black bulls and the famous, indigenous Camargue horses.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Safari in the Camargue. Far from the tourist traps, discover the Petite and Grande Camargue from the back of a jeep with local guides who will share their enthusiasm for this legendary area. You'll cross the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue.
Afternoon excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Walking tour of Arles.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: You'll be taken by coach to the starting point of a hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence. You'll have a great view of the legendary village and the surrounding valley. After our tours, we'll continue to cruise to Avignon, arriving at 8:30 p.m. We'll remain in port overnight.


DAY 3

AVIGNON / VIVIERS

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: You'll leave by coach for the Pont du Gard, a true masterpiece of ancient architecture. We'll hike along the aqueduct trail, a 2-mile walk through the site with numerous viewing points. At the end of our trek, we'll visit the museum. The afternoon will be spent cruising, arriving in Viviers at 7:30 p.m. Excursion for both packages: Guided tour on foot of the city. We'll remain in port overnight.


DAY 4

VIVIERS / TAIN L’HERMITAGE

Excursion for both packages: Enjoy a panoramic view of the impressive deep valleys, dense vegetation and granite and volcanic rocks that line the Gorges de l’Ardèche. We'll return to the ship in La Voulte. In the afternoon, excursion for both packages: excursion to the Vercors Massif. We'll leave by coach towards Loriol-sur-Drôme and Die, where you will visit a wine cellar and taste the famous Clairette de Die. Return on board in Tain-l'Hermitage. We'll remain in port overnight.


DAY 5

TAIN L'HERMITAGE / VIENNE / LYON

We'll cruise towards Vienne this morning. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour on foot of Vienne once the capital of a Roman province. Numerous Roman vestiges are still visible in modern Vienne. 
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Explore Vienne on a Segway! After familiarizing yourself with your Segway, you'll set off on an original tour of this charming “Gallo-Roman” city known for its art and history.
We'll then cruise towards Lyon. Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the city. You will discover the second largest city in France, situated at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône.
DISCOVERY as a supplement: Discover all of Lyon's touristic highlights in only 2.5 hours and with little effort! Enjoy a leisurely bike ride around the lake in the Parc de la Tête d'Or and on the banks of the Rhône River. Don't miss the tasting of local products and delicacies in the heart of Vieux Lyon! We'll return on board, and depart at nightfall to admire the city lights at night. We'll arrive in Trevoux and remain in port overnight.


DAY 6

TOURNUS / CHALON-SUR-SAONE

We'll begin to cruise early in the morning towards Tournus. Excursion for both packages: Excursion to Beaune to visit the famous Hospices de Beaune, whose facade is today regarded as a superior example of Northern Renaissance civic architecture. We'll continue along the Burgundy Wine Route and through villages with names that evoke the great French wines. We'll then return on board in Chalon-sur-Saône at the end of the afternoon. Tonight is our gala evening. We'll remain in port overnight.


DAY 7

CHALON-SUR-SAONE

Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking in Chalon-sur-Saône.


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Dates & Rates

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Inclusions


Including: 

  • All meals from dinner the first day to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • Onboard entertainment
  • The classic excursions mentioned in the program - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - the gala dinner and evening - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Excluding: 

  • Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • The supplement for the discovery package
  • Personal expenses.

Formalities: 

valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

 

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. (1) Depending on mooring's availabilities, the stopover in Martigues may be replaced by Port Saint Louis du Rhône. Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation.

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05 Aug 2022

Still traveling but wanted to thank you for planning a marvelous trip.  It is truly a trip of a lifetime.

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Susan Lachtman

 

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