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Burgundy, the River Rhône & Provence River Cruise

8 days from only €1,649pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Visit to Beaune, centre of the Burgundy wine region and wine tasting
  • Cruise the spectacular Rhone valley
  • Guided tour of Lyon, second city of France and its gastronomic capital
  • Visit to charming Vienne
  • Tour of the astonishing Ardeche Gorges
  • Guided tour of Arles, with its extraordinary Roman remains and home of Vincent Van Gogh
  • Visit to the Pont du Gard
  • Tour of superbly preserved, medieval Avignon and the stunning Pope's Palace
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day
  • Services of a cruise director and tour manager
  • Return flights from Dublin

Selected departures up to October 2018 and April to October 2019

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At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
7 visits & tours
Full board
Expert cruise director
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

From the lush slopes of the scenic winelands to the sun-baked hills of Provence and the wild beauty of the Ardèche Gorges to the medieval splendour of Avignon, enjoy a fascinating cruise to one of the most picturesque corners of France. We start in France’s gastronomic capital and explore the beautiful Saone and Rhône rivers, the preferred route of traders and invaders alike since the dawn of recorded history. Everywhere there are reminders of the Romans and the greatest empire of the ancient world. You will be staggered by the engineering genius of the staggering amphitheatre at Arles and the huge aqueduct at the Pont du Gard. Avignon was the seat of the Papacy during medieval times, heralding a century of greatness crowned by the absorbing Papal Palace and its stunning renaissance art collection. Van Gogh created arguably his greatest works in Provence and all this is set in some of France’s most stunning natural beauty – all waiting to be discovered on this wonderful cruise.

Your Itinerary

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Your Choice of Drinks


 

7 night drinks package available from €129 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers superb value and includes a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

Susie and Peter Recommend…

'One of the most serenely beautiful regions in the world, Burgundy is also responsible for some of the finest and most expensive wines on the planet. Chardonnay (white) and Pinot Noir (red) rule supreme here and are responsible for a heady roll call of famous names, such as Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, Gevrey-Chambertin and Vosne-Romanée.  If you are interested in the best of the best, look for the words Grand Cru on the label. As you sail south, the Rhône Valley is renowned for its eclectic range of savoury reds and sumptuous whites, while a day in Provence wouldn’t be complete without a glass of chilled, cherry-scented rosé.'

Susie Barrie & Peter Richards

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitabilty of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependant on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Marseille Airport Lyon 4 hrs including comfort stop
Montpellier Airport 4 hrs including comfort stop
Lyon Airport 30 mins
Lyon Station 20 mins
Marseille Airport Avignon 1 hr 30 mins
Montpellier Airport 1 hr 30 mins
Lyon Airport 3 hrs 30 mins including comfort stop
Avignon Station 20 mins

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: €250 per person
  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hr 50 mins to 2 hrs
  • Eurostar & TGV Journey Time: Approx. 6 hrs (outbound), 6 hrs 30 mins (inbound)
  • Language: French
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Country: France