Active Discovery on The Rhône – Northbound (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Arles, France to Lyon, France
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DAY 1
Arles, France

Bienvenue en France! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm. (Dinner)

DAY 2
Port-saint-louis-du-rhône, France

Oysters and Flamingos in the Rhône Delta. Start your day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host while cruising to Port-Saint-Louis. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
Arles, France

A Master Class, Mysterious Images, and a Matador in Provence. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the natural salt marsh at Salin d'Aigues-Mortes to discover the magic of the pink waters of the Camargue. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
Avignon, France

Essential Oils and Ancient Roman Aqueducts. This afternoon, you may choose to join a Guided Optional Tour of the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a wine tasting, as well as the chance to make your own wine blend, or you may opt for a Guided Optional Excursion on a canoe through the waters of Pont du Gard—the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Bollène, France
Viviers, France

River Gorge Canoes, Underground Wines, and Nighttime Ghost Stories. Start your day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host before cruising through the soaring walls of the Bollène Lock on your way to Viviers. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
Tournon, France
Lyon, France

Chocolatiers and Railway Engineers in the Twin City Gorge. Lyon: An Evening Drive through the Heart of Lyon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
Lyon, France

A Festival of Colors, Aromas, and Taste. 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, or you may opt for a Guided Optional Mountain Bike Excursion through the Beaujolais wine country. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Lyon, France

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Active Discovery on The Rhône – Northbound map

What's Included

Included

  • Services of a professional Cruise Director | Onboard lectures | Complimentary Wi-Fi access | Activities & Nightly piano music | Sightseeing with Local Guides | Headsets for all guided shore excursions | Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner | Quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions with every dinner | One sitting with open seating arrangements | Sparkling wine with breakfast | Robes & slippers in every room

Not Included

  • Airfare | Gratuities | Any items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically noted as included

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

Insider Tip

Step aboard Europe's youngest fleet and you'll find yourself surrounded by the most expansive views, innovative technologies and inspired designs.

Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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