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Active and Discovery on the Rhone
7-NIGHT River Cruise from Port-Saint-Louis to Lyon (or reverse)

Active Discovery on the Rhone
Arles to Lyon cruise
2021 & 2022 Departure Dates & Pricing

Port-Saint-Louis to Lyon - Northbound (WLY) - 8 days

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Lyon to Port-Saint-Louis - Southbound (WYL) - 8 days

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Detailed Itinerary: Port-Saint-Louis to Lyon - Northbound (WLY)

Skip to Lyon to Port-Saint-Louis itinerary

Day 1: Port-Saint-Louis, France (Embarkation)

Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Fights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PORT-SAINT-LOUIS

Day 2: Port-Saint-Louis

Oysters and Flamingos in the Rhône Delta

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Ride through the Camargue Natural Park with an eye out for more than 400 bird species—including pink flamingos—along the trails of the Mediterranean’s Rhône delta, OR:

DISCOVERY Enjoy a taste of local life with a visit to an oyster farm in the Camargue Natural Park on a Guided Tour, and enjoy an oyster tasting and learn how this delicacy is farmed, OR:

CLASSIC Visit one of France’s most popular and pristine nature reserves on this memorable visit to a traditional black bull ranch in Camargue Regional Nature Park!

Cruise to Arles to prepare for tomorrow’s exciting activities.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ARLES

Day 3: Arles

A Master Painter and a Matador in Provence

ACTIVE Experience the legends of Val d’Enfer with a Guided Hike; an area taking its name from the unique white limestone rock formations. The excursion includes an unforgettable audio/video experience of light, images, and music at the Carrières de Lumières, OR:

DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Arles to get to know this charming town, including a visit with a local bullfighter to learn about the secrets and traditions handed down through generations.

This afternoon, enjoy free time to shop, stroll, or just relax in a lovely park along Arles’ Boulevard des Lices.

Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.

EVENING CRUISE TO AVIGNON

Day 4: Avignon

Bike Pedals, Papal Palaces, and Perfumes in Provence

ACTIVE Join a leisurely Guided E-Bike Ride through Gard region, after all, no need to pedal on the way back, OR:

DISCOVERY Visit an authentic Provencal farmhouse for a delightful experience to fill your senses as you see how essential oils are created, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Avignon, including a visit to the world’s largest gothic fortress—the 14th-century Palace Of the Popes. Also, explore Les Halles’ covered market.

This afternoon, you may choose to join a Guided Optional Tour of the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a wine tasting, or you may opt for a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion on a kayak through the waters of Pont du Gard—the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts.

You may choose to spend free time to explore Avignon—known as the heart of Provence. Take a leisurely stroll or a bike ride through the tree-lined streets and leafy squares within Avignon’s medieval walls.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

Day 5: Viviers - Lock Bollène

River Gorge Kayaks, Underground Wines, and Ghost Stories

Sail through the soaring walls of the Lock Bollène on your way to Viviers.

ACTIVE Immerse yourself in the scenery with a Guided Kayak Trip in the Gorges de l’Ardèche in the spectacular canyons of this Rhône tributary, OR:

ACTIVE Find inspiration from the amazing landscape of the region with a Guided Hike through the Natural Reserve of Cirque d’Estre, OR:

DISCOVER Join a Guided Excursion for a surprising underground wine tasting—under the direction of an expert Speleologist (cave guide) and an oenologist (wine-making expert),

OR;

CLASSIC Visit the awe-inspiring water facility at Bollène and tour the power plant of this immense lock along the Rhône.

DISCOVERY For a different perspective on the town, join us on a nighttime Guided Tour of Viviers, discovering the legends, tales and ghost stories of this enchanting town.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON/TAIN L’HERMITAGE

Day 6: Tournon/ Tain L'Hermitage

Chocolatiers and Railway Engineers

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

ACTIVE For a unique experience and panoramic views, join a Guided Excursion this morning on a rail-bike along the descent of the Gorges du Doux, OR:

ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike in the picturesque vineyards surrounding the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage, OR:

DISCOVERY Have a true “chocolate experience” with a tour of the Valrhona Chocolate Factory and Museum, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Tournon—twin city to Tain-l’Hermitage and one of France’s oldest medieval cities. You’ll see its imposing 16th-century castle.

DISCOVERY Join a Cooking Demonstration and learn how to prepare a Lyonnaise treat while sailing to Lyon.

LYON

An Evening Drive through the Heart of Lyon

DISCOVERY Get an entirely different perspective of Lyon on this relaxing evening drive around the illuminated city. Experience the heart of the city in the magical Presqu’île district, admire the grand architecture of the historic buildings lining Place des Terreaux, see monumental Bartholdi Fountain, and more!

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

Day 7: Lyon

A Festival of Colors, Aromas, and Taste

ACTIVE Take a Guided Urban Hiking through Lyon’s secret passageways (Traboules) for a glimpse into the city’s 19th-century silk trade, OR:

DISCOVERY Take a Guided Culinary Walk through Lyon to discover architecture and local specialties in a festival of colors, aromas and taste—exclusive for Avalon guests, OR:

DISCOVERY Join our Cooking Class to learn to make your own Lyonnaise specialty.

This afternoon, you might take an off-the-beaten-path Guided OPTIONAL Tour through private and public terraces for panoramic views of Lyon, starting on the roof of the Basilica de Fourvière.

This evening, enjoy Lyon’s vibrant nightlife on your own after a gala farewell dinner on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

Day 8: Lyon (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Lyon to Port-Saint-Louis - Southbound (WYL)

Skip to Port-Saint-Louis to Lyon itinerary

Day 1: Lyon, France (Embarkation)

Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Lyon must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

DISCOVERY Get an entirely different perspective of Lyon on this relaxing evening drive around the illuminated city. Experience the heart of the city in the magical Presqu’île district, admire the grand architecture of the historic buildings lining Place des Terreaux, see monumental Bartholdi Fountain, and more!

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

Day 2: Lyon

A Festival of Colors, Aromas, and Taste

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

ACTIVE Take a Guided Urban Hike through Lyon’s secret passageways (Traboules) for a glimpse into the city’s 19th-century silk trade, OR:

DISCOVERY Take a Guided Culinary Walk through Lyon to discover architecture and local specialties in a festival of colors, aromas and taste—exclusive for Avalon guests, OR:

DISCOVERY Join our Cooking Class to learn to make your own Lyonnaise specialty.

This afternoon, you might take an off-the-beaten-path Guided OPTIONAL Tour through private and public terraces for panoramic views of Lyon, starting on the roof of the Basilica de Fourvière.

EVENING CRUISE TO TAIN L’HERMITAGE/TOURNON

Day 3: Tain L'Hermitage/ Tournon

Chocolatiers and Railway Engineers in the Twin City Gorge

ACTIVE For a unique experience and panoramic views, join a Guided Excursion this morning on a rail-bike along the descent of the Gorges du Doux, OR:

ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike in the picturesque vineyards surrounding the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage, OR:

DISCOVERY Have a true “chocolate experience” with a tour of the Valrhona Chocolate Factory and Museum, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Tournon—twin city to Tain-l’Hermitage and one of France’s oldest medieval cities. You’ll see its imposing 16th-century castle.

DISCOVERY Join a Cooking Demonstration and learn how to prepare a Lyonnaise treat while sailing to Viviers.

VIVIERS

Fascinating History, and Nighttime Ghost Stories

DISCOVERY For a different perspective on the town, join us on a nighttime Guided Tour of Viviers, discovering the legends, tales and ghost stories of this enchanting town.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIVIERS

Day 4: Viviers - Lock Bollène

River Gorge Kayaks, Underground Wines, and Ghost Stories

ACTIVE Immerse yourself in the scenery with a Guided Kayak Trip in the Gorges de l’Ardèche on the spectacular canyons of this Rhône tributary, OR:

ACTIVE Find inspiration from the amazing landscape of the region with a Guided Hike through the Natural Reserve of Cirque d’Estre, OR:

ACTIVE Join a Guided Visit for a surprising underground Wine Tasting—under the direction of an expert Speleologist (cave guide) and an oenologist (wine-making expert), OR:

CLASSIC Visit the awe-inspiring water facility at Bollène and tour the power plant of this immense lock along the Rhône.

Cruise through the soaring walls of the Lock Bollène on your way to Avignon this afternoon.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

Day 5: Avignon

Bike Pedals, Papal Palaces, and Perfumes in Provence

ACTIVE Join a leisurely Guided E-Bike Ride through Gard region; after all, no need to pedal on the way back, OR:

DISCOVERY Visit an authentic Provencal farmhouse for a delightful experience to fill your senses as you see how essential oils are created, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Avignon, including a visit to the world’s largest gothic fortress—the 14th-century Palace Of the Popes. Also, explore Les Halles’ covered market.

This afternoon, you may choose to join a Guided OPTIONAL Tour of the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a wine tasting,, or you may opt for a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion on a kayak through the waters of Pont du Gard—the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts.

You may choose to spend free time to explore Avignon—known as the heart of Provence. Take a leisurely stroll or a bike ride through the tree-lined streets and leafy squares within Avignon’s medieval walls.

EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES

Day 6: Arles

A Master Painter and a Matador in Provence

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

ACTIVE Experience the legends of Val d’Enfer with a Guided Hike; an area taking its name from the unique white limestone rock formations. The excursion includes an unforgettable audio/video experience of light, images, and music at the Carrières de Lumières, OR:

DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Arles to get to know this charming town, including a visit with a local bullfighter to learn about the secrets and traditions handed down through generations.

This afternoon, enjoy free time to shop, stroll, or just relax in a lovely park along Arles’ Boulevard des Lices.

Later, enjoy on board live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ARLES

Day 7: Port St. Louis

Oysters and Flamingos in the Rhône Delta

Enjoy a morning cruise to Port-Saint-Louis on the Sky Deck of your ship.

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Ride through the Camargue Natural Park with an eye out for more than 400 bird species—including pink flamingos—along the trails of the Mediterranean’s Rhône delta, OR:

DISCOVERY Enjoy a taste of local life with a visit to an oyster farm in the Camargue Natural Park on a Guided Tour to enjoy an oyster tasting and learn how this delicacy is farmed, OR:

CLASSIC Visit one of France’s most popular and pristine nature reserves on this memorable visit to a traditional black bull ranch in Camargue Regional Nature Park!

OVERNIGHT DOCKING PORT-SAINT-LOUIS

Day 8: Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Marseille airport before 10 am. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.

Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

From Port-Saint-Louis (WLY)
Cruise Embarkation Date

Category E - Lower Deck w/ window

Category D - Lower deck aft w/ window
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony

Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite -
Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Jul 6, 2021
$3,849
$4,048
$4,998
$5,048
$5,148
$6,048
Aug 17, 2021
$3,849
$4,048
$4,998
$5,048
$5,148
$6,048
Sep 28, 2021
$3,999
$4,198
$5,148
$5,198
$5,298
$6,198
Apr 26, 2022
$3,699
$3,899
$4,998
$5,048
$5,148
$6,198
May 24, 2022
$3,899
$4,098
$5,198
$5,248
$5,348
$6,398
Jul 19, 2022
$3,849
$4,048
$5,148
$5,198
$5,298
$6,348
Aug 30, 2022
$3,999
$4,198
$5,298
$5,348
$5,448
$6,498
 
From Lyon (WYL)
Cruise Embarkation Date

Category E - Lower Deck w/ window

Category D - Lower deck aft w/ window
Category B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony

Category P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony

Suite -
Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Jul 13, 2021
$3,849
$4,048
$4,998
$5,048
$5,148
$6,048
Aug 24, 2021
$3,849
$4,048
$4,998
$5,048
$5,148
$6,048
Oct 5, 2021
$3,899
$4,098
$5,048
$5,098
$5,198
$6,098
May 3, 2022
$3,799
$3,998
$5,098
$5,148
$5,248
$6,298
May 31, 2022
$3,899
$4,098
$5,198
$5,248
$5,348
$6,398
Sep 6, 2022
$3,999
$4,198
$5,298
$5,348
$5,448
$6,498
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges : Additional $196 USD per passenger.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.

Prices Include:

Daily
• 7-night Cruise in selected cabin category
• Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D)
• Captain's welcome and farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapés
• Welcome Dinner
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Farewell Dinner
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard
• Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans and experts, designed to enrich your cruise
• Daily guided sightseeing program outlined on the itinerary conducted by Certified Local Guides
• Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
• Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port Charges
• Gratuities to onboard crew
• Other personal expenses

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