Sail past quaint hilltop cities and lively towns, lush vineyards, fields of flowers, and sun-drenched vistas made famous by the likes of Van Gogh and Cezanne. Add in full-bodied wines, gourmet dishes, art and history for the journey of a lifetime.
Rates from R 22 650.00 per person
that is R 2835.00 per day - including meals, transport, sightseeing and 5* Cruise Treatment!
Day 1 - Transfer to Arles (embark)
Day 2 - Arles, Avignon
Day 3 - Avignon
Day 4 - Viviers, Tournon
Day 5 - Tournon, Tain l’Hermitage, Lyon
Day 6 - Lyon
Day 7 - Châlon-sur-Saône (Beaune)
Day 8 - Chalon-sur-Saône (disembark), transfer to Lyon airport
Cruise Ships operating this itinerary: River Royale
Arles:Visit this friendly Mediterranean town, see the Roman Amphitheater and museum Espace Van Gogh.
Avignon:A walking tour including the Clocktower Square, Pope’s Palace Square with a visit into the Papal Palace.
Viviers:Visit Old Town, viewing medieval streets of this charming town.
Tournon/Tain L’Hermitage:See the twin cities nestled among the famous vineyards. Visit Tournons famous castle
Lyon:Founded by Julius Caesar about 2000 years ago, see the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière church and view the Beaujolais mountains.
Important Note:Complimentary transfers will vary on certain tours especially if a Land portion is included on the tour. Please contact Trafalgar or your Travel Agent at time of booking to confirm the Complimentary transfer status on your selected tour.
Arrival Transfers:Flights must arrive between 0700 and 1400 on the day the cruise departs, or on the day any included land program begins in order to receive airport to ship transfers. These transfers are group transfers and passengers may experience a waiting period of up to 2 hours or more between transfers.
Passengers will need to make their way to the meet and greet area where they will be met by a representative holding a TRAFALGAR UNIWORLD sign. Passengers arriving outside the official dates of arrival shown in the brochure will need to make their own arrangements or purchase a private transfer.
Departure Transfers:Flights must depart between 0700 and 1700 on the day that the cruise or the included land package ends in order to receive the ship to airport transfer. Passengers departing later than this must make their own arrangements or purchase private transfers.
New for 2009! Epicurean Adventurer Program:
Private wine tastings, culinary demonstrations, and a special wine and food pairing dinner make your trip extra special.
Route to Beaune or Arles with shopping at an open-air food market.
Tournon/Tain l’Hermitage wine tasting and onboard chocolate sampling.
Chocolate crêpe-making demonstration and tasting.
Wine and food pairing dinner.
First Class Travel Highlights:
7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the breathtaking River Royale
6 shore excursions with all-English speaking guides
An experienced Cruise Manager and an attentive all English-speaking crew
All transfers on arrival and departure days
Complimentary use of bicycles
State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Dinners
All meals on board ship: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Complimentary fine wine during dinner, bottled water in your stateroom, and 24-hour specialty coffee
Classical European cuisine with a twist of contemporary elegance