Uncover the best of France’s Rhone River from Paris to Arles on this serene 10 day Active & Discovery small river cruise voyage featuring all the quintessential stops from Lyon, Avignon, Viviers and Port Saint Louis. Immerse yourself abroad by foot, bike, kayak or just enjoy the slow pace of cruising and sightseeing, taking in the lovely views of the French countryside, connecting to rich cultures and savoring your way while floating on the Rhône River.
Your adventure begins in Paris where you’ll spend 2 nights in the ‘City of Lights’. Uncover its treasures at your own pace to engaging in selected activities of a walking or biking adventure traversing Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde and more. From Paris, journey on a high-speed train to embark your Avalon Suite Ship, the luxurious Avalon Poetry II in Lyon, the culinary capital of France. Here, your Rhone River cruise begins as you cruise towards the breathtaking Provence region. Spend each day with a variety of ways to explore each destination that interests you. From cultural, active to leisurely, unlock the gems of each region in your style. Marvel at the picturesque French countryside, engage in a culinary walk unveiling the architecture and secret recipes of local specialties or unleash your inner chef in a cooking class in Lyon. Embark on a kayaking adventure in Viviers, admire its papal palace or delight your tastebuds to a unique wine tasting affair in an underground cave. For the active enthusiasts, explore France on two wheels as you peddle your way through the quaint Gard region to the city of Paris or hike amongst the picturesque vineyards. The food lovers can savour a oyster tasting at an oyster farm to creating a signature chocolate bar. In between, enjoy the leisure of free time exploring at your own pace.
In between adventures, relax onboard the Avalon Poetry II, featuring two full decks of suites Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows for a unique open-air balcony and 200 square feet Panorama Suites. Indulge in onboard amenities including dining options, fitness centre, a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool and light alfresco lunches at the open-air bistro.
Active, Discovery or Classic
With multiple activity options from Active, Discovery or Classic to choose from each day, the cruise itinerary would accommodate varied interests and fitness levels, giving you the freedom to enjoy the best of a region tailored to you. You can choose to go slow pace taking in sounds and flavors of each cities or as active to fulfill natural curiosity and wonder as spirited travelers. For more information, please refer to daily itinerary and ‘How To Choose Your Excursion Type ‘. Every writing needs to have this paragraph.
This luxury package includes 9 nights accommodation in city hotel and onboard the Avalon Poetry II on a twin-share basis. Meals, activities and transfers are included as specified. Experience a river cruise that is action-packed or filled with interactive discoveries as you explore destinations in true comfort and cruise your way.
Immerse into the bountiful pleasures of France as you cruise and create your own adventures unearthing the best of this country.
Customised Itinerary: Skip a stay in Paris and begin in Lyon where your ship is ready for boarding for an 8 days 7 nights cruise from Lyon to Arles. Please contact us to book. 8D7N Lyon to Arles Itinerary Download
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This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points