Camargue, (LYL) The Magic of Provencal Rhone & Camargue ex Lyon Return
Ship: Camargue
Cruise Line: CroisiEurope
Selected Sailing Date: 02 Apr 2018


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Cruise Description

4 Night Cruise sailing from Lyon roundtrip aboard Camargue.

CroisiEurope has a fleet of 27 Prestige category boats with cabins, which ply the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Spacious and light, they offer a welcoming and refined setting. Accommodation capacity varies from 100 to 180 passengers depending on the boat's design. At the cutting edge of technology, their facilities offer comfort and safety.

Carefully maintained and partially renovated each year, the CroisiEurope fleet is largely made up of recently built vessels, less than five years old, all with Veritas certification. The leading European river tour operator, our company owes its international reputation to its seriousness, its dynamism, its sense of innovation and its recognised value for money of long standing.

On board, you will find all of the amenities and comfort which guarantee the quality and seriousness of the CroisiEurope fleet.

1st Day: LYONS Boarding at 16h in Lyons. Departure of the boat at 17h. We will be sailing in a southerly direction. Settling into your cabin. Presentation of the crew, welcome cocktail. Dinner followed by an evening of entertainment. Sailing at night.

2nd Day: AVIGNON – ARLES Buffet breakfast during the cruise. Morning cruising through the landscapes of the south of France: Valence, overlooked by Saint Apollinaire cathedral, Montélimar famous for its nougat. We will pass through the great lock in Bollène which, with a variation in height of 20 metres, was one of the major civil engineering project of the 1950s. Breakfast on board. Stop in Avignon and departure by coach for the optional excursion to the Camargue. An immense exceptional plain where sea, wetlands and pools are inhabited by an extraordinary variety of water fowl. Free time in the village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, famed for its gypsy gatherings. Boarding in Arles around 19h. Dinner on board. After dinner, optional guided tour of the town. Arles has conserved its exceptional monumental heritage which is tantamount to an open air museum, as well as being a mecca for tourism and culture. Back on board, accommodation. Overnight stopover.

3rd Day: AVIGNON – VIVIERS Breakfast on board. Departure of the boat early in the morning. Arrival in Avignon at 9h. Optional guided tour of the City of the Popes, a veritable citadel perched on a rocky pinnacle, surrounded by its imposing ramparts. The Palace was once home to a sumptuous court where artists and scholars rubbed shoulders with each other. At its feet, the Pont d’Avignon seems a little on the narrow side “to be dancing round in circles”. Back on board. Departure of the boat at noon for Viviers. Lunch on board. Afternoon sailing and time to relax on board. Listen to the song of the cicadas from the sun deck. Arrival in Viviers around 19h. Dinner on board. Followed by an optional guided tour on foot to explore this medieval town classed as a protected area and the seat of bishops since the 5th century. Overnight stopover.

4th Day: VIVIERS – TAIN L’HERMITAGE – THE CÔTES DU RHÔNE Buffet breakfast on board and departure of the cruise around 8h. Departure for the optional excursion by coach to visit the Ardèche Gorge. Heading towards Bourg Saint Andéol across the Plateau des Gras to reach Vallon Pont d’Arc. Here, the Ardèche has hewn through the cliff, to construct a grandiose natural arch. “The Pont d’Arc”, 34 metres high. From here, the itinerary follows the famous Route des Gorges where you can explore the harmonious meanderings of the river. Numerous panoramic viewpoints mark the way. We will stop at one of them. They are situated on the high corniche and offer breathtaking views over the Gorge. Back on board in Le Pouzin around 12h. Continuation to Tain l’Hermitage. Arrival around 16h. Explore the town on your own. You will have the opportunity to take part in an optional tasting* of the famous wines of the Côtes du Rhône. Back on board. Dinner and gala evening. Departure of the boat during the night for the town of Lyon.

5th Day: TAIN L’HERMITAGE – VIENNE – LYONS Breakfast on board. Disembarkation around 09h in Lyons. End of our journey.