Idyllic Rhône

You’ll have time to explore the cities of Avignon and Tarascon at leisure. Perhaps take a trip to Avignon Cathedral and Alpilles Natural Regional Park.

8 Days
Chalon-sur-Saone to Avignon / Tarascon
From (GBP)
£ 3,395
£ 2,895
Dates & Pricing

2020 Chalon-sur-Saone > Avignon / Tarascon

Tour Map
Tour Code:
FCCL
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Chalon-sur-Saone
Return City:
Avignon / Tarascon

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Lyon

    Fly to Lyon from one of up to 16 UK airports. If you'd prefer not to fly, why not take advantage of our No-fly option at no extra cost? Travel Standard Premier Class from St. Pancras International to Paris, and onwards to Lyon. This evening, raise your glass to the marvellous cruise ahead of you at your welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Lyon

    Set on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is renowned as the gastronomic heart of France.

    Freechoice

    Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, then continue to Notre Dame Basilica, which offers fabulous views across the city or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges.

    This afternoon set sail for Mâcon. Watch the scenery float by from the sun deck or Panorama Lounge, relax in the Wellness centre or perhaps take a lesson in French cookery in Scenic Culinaire.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Mâcon

    Freechoice

    Travel to the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, and enjoy a tasting of the region’s wines. Or, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, visit Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and 17th century architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Vienne

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour in Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. Or, for the more active, take in the picturesque landscapes of this region on a bicycle.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Viviers > Avignon

    Freechoice

    This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers, nestled between hill and river, and visit its imposing cathedral or visit the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.

    Scenic Culinaire will be hosting a lesson in French cuisine this afternoon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Avignon

    Freechoice

    Shop with a Chef at the market then cook up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s Palais des Papes. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhône vineyard.

    This afternoon enjoy free time to explore on your own.

    Enrich

    After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Palais des Papes, you’ll be invited for an exclusive concert inside this elegant 14th century palace.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Tarascon

    Freechoice

    Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm, or follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh during an excursion to Saint-Rémy and Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. Alternatively, visit Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city.

    This afternoon is at your leisure. Perhaps explore the medieval charm of Tarascon on board an e-bike or stay on board for a Provençal Soap Making workshop.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Tarascon > Uk

    After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Marseille airport for you return journey home. Travel to one of up to 16 UK airports or by First Class rail to Avignon train station, before travelling Standard Preier Class aboard the Eurostar to St. Pancras International.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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