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8 DAYS
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 DAYS
ACTIVE & DISCOVERY ON THE RHÔNE (Southbound)

Lyon to Port-Saint-Louis
Jun - Oct, 2021

ACTIVE & DISCOVERY ON THE RHÔNE (Southbound)

Jun - Oct, 2021 | Lyon to Port-Saint-Louis

starting from:
$6,317 NOW $3,555 CAD
w/ FREE Roundtrip AIR*, Taxes & Fees Included
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INCLUDES


  • FREE Roundtrip AIR* (select Canadian gateways)
  • With
  • FREE Pre-paid Gratuities
    (value of $22 CAD/person/day)
  • FREE Drinks
    Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks w/ Onboard Lunch & Dinner
  • FREE Shipboard Credit
    (up to US$**)
  • FREE WiFi
  • FREE Guided Tours
  • FREE Bicycles for checkout
  • ALL Government Taxes & Fees Included
  • PLUS Travel Insurance
    Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption
    NO AGE LIMIT | NO MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE | PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WAIVED
    See: Summary of Coverage / Insurance Policy/ Resolution Policy
Cruise Connections Specials (CAD)
w/ FREE Roundtrip AIR*, Taxes & Fees Included
Date
FROM / PER PERSON
Deluxe
FROM /
PER PERSON
Panorama
FROM /
PER PERSON
Savings
PER COUPLE

Jun 01, 2021
aboard Poetry II
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$6,555
$3,555
$
$7,854
$4,854
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Jul 13, 2021
aboard Poetry II
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$-
$-
$
$7,854
$4,854
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Aug 24, 2021
aboard Poetry II
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$6,555
$3,555
$
$7,854
$4,854
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Oct 05, 2021
aboard Poetry II
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$6,317
$3,617
$
$7,616
$4,916
$
UP TO
$5,400
 

*Roundtrip Air is based on economy Air from Toronto and Vancouver. Call for other gateways. Air offer and pricing may vary across gateways, saildates and itineraries.

Lyon to Port-Saint-Louis

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner


Day 1

(D)

LYON, FRANCE (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Lyon must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Discovery
Join a Guided Tour for an evening drive of Lyon, lined with incredible landscapes, from Fourvière Hill for a city bird’s eye view, to Presqu’île district, for catching the heart of Lyon and its ever-changing river bank view.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON


Day 2

(B, L, D)

LYON

A Festival of Colors, Aromas, and Taste

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

Active
Take a Guided Urban Hike through Lyon’s secret passageways (Traboules) for a glimpse into the city’s 19th-century silk trade, OR:


Discovery
Take a Guided Culinary Walk through Lyon to discover architecture and local specialties in a festival of colors, aromas and taste—exclusive for Avalon guests, OR:


Discovery
Join our Cooking Class to learn to make your own Lyonnaise specialty.

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.

EVENING CRUISE TO TAIN L’HERMITAGE/TOURNON


Day 3

(B, L, D)

TAIN L’HERMITAGE/TOURNON

Chocolatiers and Railway Engineers in the Twin City Gorge

Active
For a unique experience and panoramic views, join a Guided Excursion this morning on a rail-bike along the descent of the Gorges du Doux, OR:


Active
Join a Guided Hike in the picturesque vineyards surrounding the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage, OR:


Discovery
Have a true “chocolate experience” with a tour of the Valrhona Chocolate Factory and Museum, OR:


Classic
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Tournon—twin city to Tain-l’Hermitage and one of France’s oldest medieval cities. You’ll see its imposing 16th-century castle.


Discovery
Join a Cooking Demonstration and learn how to prepare a Lyonnaise treat while sailing to Viviers.

VIVIERS

Fascinating History, and Nighttime Ghost Stories

Discovery
For a different perspective on the town, join us on a nighttime Guided Tour of Viviers, discovering the legends, tales and ghost stories of this enchanting town.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIVIERS


Day 4

(B, L, D)

VIVIERS–LOCK BOLLÈNE

River Gorge Canoeing, Crocodiles, and Wine Caves

Active
Immerse yourself in the scenery with a Guided Kayak Trip in the Gorges de l’Ardèche on the spectacular canyons of this Rhône tributary, OR:


Active
Find inspiration from the amazing landscape of the region with a Guided Hike through the Natural Reserve of Cirque d’Estre, OR:


Active
Join a Guided Visit for a surprising underground Wine Tasting—under the direction of an expert Speleologist (cave guide) and an oenologist (wine-making expert), OR:


Classic
Visit the awe-inspiring water facility at Bollène and tour the power plant of this immense lock along the Rhône.

Cruise through the soaring walls of the Lock Bollène on your way to Avignon this afternoon.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON


Day 5

(B, L, D)

AVIGNON

Essential Oils, and Ancient Roman Aqueducts

Active
Join a leisurely Guided E-Bike Ride through Gard refion; after all, no need to pedal on the way back, OR:


Discovery
Visit an authentic Provencal farmhouse for a delightful experience to fill your senses as you see how essential oils are created, OR:


Classic
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Avignon, including a visit to the world’s largest gothic fortress—the 14th-century Palace Of the Popes. Also, explore Les Halles’ covered market.

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 kayak through the waters of Pont du Gard—the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts.

You may choose to spend free time to explore Avignon—known as the heart of Provence. Take a leisurely stroll or a bike ride through the tree-lined streets and leafy squares within Avignon’s medieval walls.

EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES


Day 6

(B, L, D)

ARLES

A Master Class, Mysterious Images, and a Matador in Provence

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

Active
Experience the legends of Val d’Enfer with a Guided Hike; an area taking its name from the unique white limestone rock formations. The excursion includes an unforgettable later be entranced by a magical Audio/Visual Experience of light, images, and music at the Carrières de Lumières, OR:


Discovery
Attend a Painting Workshop to learn the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh. You’ll create your own painting in the style of the classic master who took inspiration from the Provence light and landscape in Arles, OR:


Classic
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Arles to get to know this charming town, including a visit with a local bullfighter to learn about the secrets and traditions handed down through generations.

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.

Alternatively, enjoy free time to shop, stroll, or just relax in a lovely park along Arles’ Boulevard des Lices.

Later, enjoy on board live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ARLES


Day 7

(B, L, D)

PORT-SAINT-LOUIS

Oysters and Flamingos in the Rhône Delta

Enjoy a morning cruise to Port-Saint-Louis on the Sky Deck of your ship.

Active
Take a Guided Bike Ride through the Camargue Natural Park with an eye out for more than 400 bird species—including pink flamingos—along the trails of the Mediterranean’s Rhône delta, OR:


Discovery
Enjoy a taste of local life with a visit to an oyster farm in the Camargue Natural Park on a Guided Tour to enjoy an oyster tasting and learn how this delicacy is farmed, OR:


Classic
Join a Guided Scenic Drive through the Camargue Regional Nature Park. You’ll see its lush marshland habitat at the mouth of the Rhône—home to a wide variety of flora and fauna—in one of France’s most protected and natural reserves.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING PORT-SAINT-LOUIS


Day 8

(B)

PORT-SAINT-LOUIS (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Marseille airport before 10 am.



  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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