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Hike through the Rhône Valley and the Provençal Rhône (port-to-port cruise)

LYON - CHAVANAY - PILAT MOUNTAIN RANGE - AVIGNON - ARLES - THE ALPILLES - VIVIERS - THE ARDECHE GORGES - VIENNE - LYON

Explore the Rhone and Saone by cruising through their beautiful landscapes. Discover magical sites such as the Alpilles, a chain of limestone hills and an enchanting natural site, or the Baux de Provence, one of the oldest villages in France nestled in an extraordinary setting. Wildlife ethusiasts will love the Madeleine Cave, a Michelin-awarded site, and its surrounding area.

Trip code : LON_PP

Duration : 6 days

Destination : France

Travel Dates :2021

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
  • Walking tours with a qualified mountain guide to visit:
    • The Pilat Mountain Range
    • The Alpilles, and the Baux de Provence
    • The Ardèche Gorges nature reserve
  • Non-walkers' program:
    • Tour of Chavannay and wine-tasting* on board
    • The Baux de Provence, jewel of the Alpilles
    • The Madeleine Cave
    • The wild Camargue

DAY 1

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, meet the crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll introduce our hiking program before dinner followed by an evening of entertainment.
This morning, we'll cruise through the Rhône Valley towards Chavanay, passing Givors, Vienne and Condrieu at the foot of the Côtes Rôties vineyards. Hikers' program: Hiking in the Pilat Mountain Range. We'll discover amazing vistas from the granite ledge set high above the Rhône river and facing the Alps as we hike through this beautiful mountain range. Departing from Malleval, our loop will take us from the Saut de Lorette waterfall to the Batalon gorge and along paths that border the mountains, allowing for beautiful viewpoints on the Rhône. (Length 2 hours 45 minutes, 7 km (4.4 miles), with around 200 m (656 feet) of elevation gain) Non-hikers' program: Tour of Chavanay followed by a wine-tasting* session at a cellar. The evening is free to do as you please.
We'll spend this morning cruising. Join us for a guided tour on foot of Avignon followed by free time to discover this beautiful city at your own pace. Enjoy an evening of traditinal folk entertainment.
We'll cruise towards Arles. Hikers' program: Hike in the Alpilles and Les Baux de Provence. The Alpilles are a small chain of limestone hills, probably the most famous and the most visited in Provence, thanks to Van Gogh, Cézanne and other Impressionist painters. (Length 2 to 2½ hours, distance of 5 km (3 miles), with about 150 m (492 feet) of elevation gain). Non-hikers' program: Tour of Les Baux de Provence. In the afternoon, we'll set out by coach for our excursion through the Camargue. Tonight's our gala evening and dinner.

DAY 5

We'll reach Viviers early in the morning. Hikers' program: Hike in the Nature Reserve of the Ardèche Gorges. All those who love walking in the great outdoors will surely be enchanted by the Ardèche Gorges, with their quite unique and wondrous scenery, combined with amazing, breathtaking views. (Length 2 hours, 6 km (3.75 miles), with around 250 m (656 feet) of elevation gain) Non-hikers' program: Tour of the Madeleine Cave. This afternoon, join us for a guided tour on foot of Viviers. We'll cruise towards Vienne. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board while we reach Vienne. Join us on a guided tour on foot of the city. We'll cruise towards Lyon and enjoy lunch on board before disembarking at 3:00 p.m. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - tours and hiking tours as listed in the itinerary - services of a certified mountain guide - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

1 TRIPS OF DAY
Hike through the Alpilles Mountains and the village of Baux-de-Provence- 2021

You'll be taken by coach to the starting point of a hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence. This exceptional area is framed by limestone formations, vineyards and olive

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 82 AUD

On-board : 91 AUD

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PM
Guided tour of Viviers- 2021

You will leave the boat on foot for a guided tour of Viviers. The third largest protected sector in the Rhône Alpes regions, residence of bishops since the 5th century, Viviers, a small town wit

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 37 AUD

On-board : 40 AUD

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PM
Touring the Camargue and visiting a manade- 2021

Enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the Camargue. Sit back and admire the rivers, marshes, ponds, pink flamingoes, black bulls and the famous, indigenous Camargue horses. Discover the salt and rice field

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 109 AUD

On-board : 121 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of the Baux de Provence- 2021

Meet up with your guide and set off on a guided tour of Les Baux de Provence, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Located at the heart of the Alpilles on a rocky plateau, the village overloo

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 82 AUD

On-board : 91 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Avignon and the Pope's Palace- 2021

You will set out on foot for the guided tour of the old town of Avignon. With the Pope's Palace, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and a testimony to the city's past when it was known

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 50 AUD

On-board : 55 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Vienne- 2021

Meet up with the guides for a walking tour of Vienne, during which you will discover this Roman city rich in vestiges. The history of Vienne goes back more than 2000 years. The city is indivisible fro

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 30 AUD

On-board : 34 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
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PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 42 AUD

On-board : 47 AUD

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PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 99 AUD

On-board : 111 AUD

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