The Camargue and the Gateway to Provence

6-Night Cruise from Chalon-sur-Saône to Martigues

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Chalon-sur-Saône to Martigues (ANT) - 7 days

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Ship - Van Gogh , Mistral

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Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1 : CHALON-SUR-SAONE (EMBARKATION DAY)

Boarding at 6:30 p.m., welcome cocktail and presentation of the crew. Dinner on board. Cruising in the evening towards Mâcon.

DAY 2 : MACON - Beaujolais vineyards - LYON

Free time to take a walk in the old town of Mâcon. Excursion common for both classic a disovery excursions packages: coach tour of the Beaujolais vineyards. Return on board, Cruise to discover Lyon by night, with the illuminations in the old quarters of Lyon, a unique spectacle. Overnight stopover.

DAY 3 : LYON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - Côtes du Rhône Valley

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: the morning will start with an excursion through Lyon. You will discover the second largest city in France admirably situated at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône.
DISCOVERY (additional fee): 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!
Return on board. Departure for Tain l’Hermitage where you will arrive in the evening. Overnight stopover.

DAY 4 : TAIN L'HERMITAGE - The Ardèche Gorges - AVIGNON

Morning spent cruising. Excursion common for both classic and discovery excursions packages: discover the Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of Chauvet Cave (only on compulsory pre-reservation before the departure - with your agency). Arrival at the end of the evening. The boat will head for Avignon.

DAY 5 : AVIGNON - ARLES

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: guided tour of Avignon and the “palais des Papes”, a veritable citadel perched on a rocky pinnacle, surrounded by imposing ramparts.
DISCOVERY (additional fee): 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.
Return on board and departure for Arles. Arrival during the afternoon, free time in the old town of Arles. Overnight stopover.

DAY 6 : ARLES - THE CAMARGUE - MARTIGUES *

Excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: excursion in the Camargue. An immense exceptional plain where sea, wetlands and pools are inhabited by an extraordinary variety of water fowl.
DISCOVERY (additional fee): 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.
Return on board and gala evening. Overnight stopover.

*NOTE: Depending on mooring's availabilities, the stopover in Martigues may be replaced by Port Saint Louis du Rhône.

DAY 7 : MARTIGUES * (Disembarkation Day)

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark at Martigues*. End of our services.

*NOTE: Depending on mooring's availabilities, the stopover in Martigues may be replaced by Port Saint Louis du Rhône.

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of 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 .
  • Until further notice, it is only possible to select one of the 2 excursions packages on offer. You will thus only be able to book the Classic Package (included in the cruise price), OR the Dynamic Package (requires an additional fee) . Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

2017 Departure Dates

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Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE PASSENGER rate.
From Chalon-sur-Saône
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Suite w/ picture window - 1 double bed
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger Rate
Lower Deck Suite w/ picture window - 1 double bed Single Passenger Rate
May 16, 2017
Van Gogh
$1,958
$2,156
$2,183
$2,364
$2,562
$2,589
Jun 18, 2017
Mistral
$1,958
$2,156
$2,183
$2,364
$2,562
$2,589
Aug 17, 2017
Van Gogh
$1,805
$2,006
$2,032
$2,211
$2,412
$2,438
Oct 12, 2017
Mistral
$1,705
$1,908
$1,933
$2,111
$2,314
$2,339
Oct 17, 2017
Van Gogh
$1,705
$1,908
$1,933
$2,111
$2,314
$2,339
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Accommodation in a double air-conditioned cabin with shower and WC • Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to the breakfast of  the last day • Drinks included with onboard meals (wine, water, beer, fruit juices, coffee) • Drinks consumed at the bar (excluding champagne & drinks from the wine list) • Welcome cocktail • Entertaiment onboard • The Gala Evening • The Classic Excursions Package • The assistance of our hostess on board • Port charges

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Champagne at the bar and drinks from the wine list • Drinks taken during excursions or transfers • The Discovery Excursions Package • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Prsonal expenses

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