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Christmas traditions and santons of Provence

AVIGNON - AIGUES MORTES - ARLES - TARASCON - AVIGNON

Experience Christmas in Provence on a cruise. From Aigues-Mortes to Avignon, be enchanted by the magic of the provincial Christmas markets. Warm up your heart as you visit a traditional candle factory and revel in the Christmas spirit!

Trip code : NAF

Duration : 6 days

Destination : Avignon - AIGUES MORTES - ARLES - TARASCON - AVIGNON

Travel Dates :2020

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Aigues Mortes, medieval city
    • Le Paradou and its legendary santons
    • Avignon and its lights enchantment
Transfer by coach from Avignon to Aigues Mortes. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Enjoy a "Christmas traditions”-themed evening.
We'll spend the morning cruising to Aigues-Mortes, which we'll visit by coach in the afternoon. In the Middle Ages, the city began as a settlement of reed huts, with its inhabitants making their living from fishing, hunting and salt production from the small marshes along the shore. Much later, it became a fortified city because of its strategic location and is now one of the most beautiful historical sites in Provence. We'll finish our tour with a tasting of the traditional sweet fougasse: a delicious light, flat brioche with a subtle orange blossom flavor. Enjoy some free time to explore the town before heading back to the ship. Afternoon spent cruising towards Arles, reaching it in the evening. Enjoy a Christmas-themed evening on board.
This morning, we'll head to Le Paradou to visit a museum displaying more than 400 different santons (hand-painted nativity figurines traditional to the Provence region). La Petite Provence du Paradou is reputed to be one of the largest nativities in the world. We'll then return to Arles and visit the santon exhibition and tradeshow, displaying almost 300 years of this local tradition—from the very first models to the latest creations. After our visit, we'll return to the ship and cruise towards Tarascon. In the afternoon, we'll visit a candle factory(1) and discover the unique scents and colors of this traditional craftsmanship. Enjoy a "Christmas Carols”-themed evening.
We'll spend this morning cruising towards Avignon. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace. Avignon was one of the most important cities in Europe during the Middle Ages, and the official residence of nine popes in the 14th and 15th centuries. After our tour, we'll return to the ship. Tonight is our festive gala dinner and evening.

DAY 5

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.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 - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - the excursions mentioned in the program - transfer by coach Avignon/Aigues-Mortes on D1 - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

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Included in tour package Aigues-Mortes Arles and its Santons Tarascon and a candle factory Avignon and its Christmas Markets

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