Day 1: MARTIGUES* (Embarkation Day)
We'll meet up in Lyon at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Brasserie Georges for our departure by coach towards Martigues (**Depending on mooring's availabilities, the stopover in Martigues may be replaced by Port Saint Louis du Rhône). Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Martigues at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.
DAY 2: PORT SAINT LOUIS - ARLES - AVIGNON
We'll cruise towards Port-Saint-Louis. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Discover the Camargue. We’ll visit a "manade" (horse breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works with the animals.
DISCOVERY: Safari in jeeps through the Camargue for an original immersion in the wilderness.
This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Arles, a highly cultural town enriched with vestiges from the Roman Empire.
DISCOVERY: Hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence.
We'll cruise to Avignon.
DAY 3: AVIGNON - VIVIERS
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace.
DISCOVERY: Hike along the Pont du Gard and visit to the museum.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Viviers. Join us on an excursion common for both Classic and Discovery excursions packages: Guided tour on foot of the city.
DAY 4: VIVIERS - TAIN L’HERMITAGE
Join us on an excursion common for both Classic and Discovery excursions packages: Tour of the Ardèche Gorges. We'll return to the ship in La Voulte.
In the afternoon, join us on an excursion common for both Classical and Discovery excursions packages: Discover the Vercors and taste the famous Clairette de Die.
We'll return on board in Tain-l'Hermitage.
DAY 5: TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - LYON
We'll cruise towards Vienne this morning. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Vienne, a city rich with Roman vestiges.
DISCOVERY: Explore Vienne on a Segway for an original tour of this charming “Gallo-Roman” city.
We'll then cruise towards Lyon. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Lyon where you'll discover its famous "traboules", types of passageways that are typical of the city.
DISCOVERY: Bike ride through the main monuments and districts of Lyon.
We'll return on board, and depart at nightfall to admire the city lights in Lyon.
DAY 6: TOURNUS - CHALON-SUR-SAONE
We'll begin to cruise early in the morning towards Tournus. Join us on an excursion common for both Classical and Discovery excursions packages: Visit the famous Hospices de Beaune, whose facade is today regarded as a superior example of Northern Renaissance civic architecture. We'll continue along the Burgundy Wine Route and through villages with names that evoke the great French wines. We'll then return on board in Chalon-sur-Saône at the end of the afternoon. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
DAY 7: CHALON-SUR-SAONE (Disembarkation Day)
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.End of our services
- 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 OR the Discovery Package. Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.