The gateway to Provence, the Camargue, the Rhone valley and the Saone

6-Night Cruise from Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saône
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Martigues to Chalon-sur-Saône (CHA) - 7 days

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Ship - Van Gogh, Mistral

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Detailed Itinerary:

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 for both 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

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 OR the Dynamic Package. Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

2018 and 2019 Departure Dates

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Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE TRAVELER rate.
From Martigues
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
Apr 7, 2018
Mistral
$2,262
$2,490
$2,490
$2,970
$3,198
$3,198
Apr 19, 2018
Mistral
$2,262
$2,490
$2,490
$2,970
$3,198
$3,198
Apr 21, 2018
Van Gogh
$2,591
$2,877
$2,877
$3,299
$3,585
$3,585
Jun 10, 2018
Van Gogh
$2,834
$3,120
$3,120
$3,542
$3,828
$3,828
Aug 23, 2018
Van Gogh
$2,691
$2,977
$2,977
$3,399
$3,685
$3,685
Oct 4, 2018
Mistral
$2,520
$2,747
$2,747
$3,228
$3,455
$3,455
Oct 7, 2018
Van Gogh
$2,834
$3,120
$3,120
$3,542
$3,828
$3,828
Apr 4, 2019
Van Gogh
$2,199
$2,428
$2,428
$2,913
$3,142
$3,142
Apr 16, 2019
Van Gogh
$2,199
$2,428
$2,428
$2,913
$3,142
$3,142
Apr 18, 2019
Mistral
$2,199
$2,428
$2,428
$2,913
$3,142
$3,142
May 30, 2019
Van Gogh
$2,457
$2,686
$2,686
$3,171
$3,400
$3,400
Jun 11, 2019
Van Gogh
$2,457
$2,686
$2,686
$3,171
$3,400
$3,400
Jun 23, 2019
Van Gogh
$2,457
$2,686
$2,686
$3,171
$3,400
$3,400
Aug 4, 2019
Van Gogh
$2,314
$2,543
$2,543
$3,028
$3,257
$3,257
Aug 16, 2019
Van Gogh
$2,314
$2,543
$2,543
$3,028
$3,257
$3,257
Aug 28, 2019
Van Gogh
$2,314
$2,543
$2,543
$3,028
$3,257
$3,257
Sep 28, 2019
Van Gogh
$2,457
$2,686
$2,686
$3,171
$3,400
$3,400
Oct 9, 2019
Mistral
$2,457
$2,686
$2,686
$3,171
$3,400
$3,400
Oct 21, 2019
Mistral
$2,199
$2,428
$2,428
$2,913
$3,142
$3,142
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, one coffee) • Drinks consumed at the bar (excluding champagne & drinks from the wine list) • Welcome cocktail • Entertaiment onboard • The Gala Evening • The assistance of our hostess on board • The excursions included in the package selected • Port charges

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Champagne at the bar and drinks on the wine list • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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