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A Taste of the Rhône

French Waterways

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Discover the highlights of the Rhône, including Arles, Avignon and Lyon and the wine regions of Burgundy…

Sail along the Rhône aboard MS Mistral and discover Burgundy's wine regions, see Roman architecture in Avignon and Arles, and wander the cobbled streets of medieval Chalon-sur-Saône and Lyon.


17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners


  • Arles walking tour
  • Lyon city tour

†Free bar excludes Champagne, branded spirits and drinks from the wine list

save £100
per person when you book by 15th July 2018. Prices shown includes saving.

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27/10/2019 UK to Lyon


Travel by Eurostar from St Pancras to Lyon, via Lille. Transfer to the port and embark MS Mistral this afternoon. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner on board as you cruise towards Chalon-sur-Saône.

Lyon Rhone France Europe

28/10/2019 Chalon-sur-Saône to Tournus


Your ship arrives at breakfast time and you have a full day to explore this historic town. Chalon-sur-Saône was an important trading post in Roman and medieval times. It has an attractive medieval quarter of half-timbered houses surrounding the church of St Vincent, which was a cathedral until 1790. The town is perhaps most famous as the birthplace of Nicéphore Niepce, one of the inventors of photography – perhaps find out more at the Nicéphore Niepce Museum.

Alternatively, you can join an optional excursion to Beaune and Burgundy. Your ship departs for Tournus early this evening, arriving a few hours later and mooring overnight.

Tournus Burgundy France Europe

29/10/2019 Tournus to Trevoux to Lyon


Leave Tournus very early this morning for Macon. You’ll pause here to allow passengers to join an optional excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards, while the ship continues to Trevoux. Moor here while you enjoy lunch, then set off again for Lyon where excursion participants rejoin the ship in time for dinner. Cruise this evening and overnight towards Viviers.

Lyon Rhone France Europe

30/10/2019 Viviers to Avignon


Spend an hour before breakfast moored in Viviers to allow passengers to join an optional excursion to the Pont d’Arc Cavern. Excursion participants will rejoin the ship when it pauses briefly at Chateauneuf du Pape, before returning to Avignon mid-afternoon for an overnight mooring. Go exploring independently – don’t miss the photo opportunity at the remains of Avignon’s renowned 12th-century bridge.

Avignon port Rhone France Europe

31/10/2019 Avignon to Arles


Depart Avignon after breakfast and cruise to Arles, arriving at lunchtime. This afternoon, your included walking tour will reveal the UNESCO-listed Church of St Trophime and the 1st century AD Les Arènes amphitheatre which featured in a work by Vincent van Gogh. You may recognise other scenes painted by the artist on your way through Arles.

Arles Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France Europe

01/11/2019 Arles to Martigues


Enjoy a leisurely morning on board MS Mistral as you cruise to Martigues, arriving at lunchtime. This afternoon, an optional tour of Marseilles is available.

Martigues Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France Europe

02/11/2019 Martigues to UK

After breakfast, disembark MS Mistral and travel to Marseilles for your return Eurostar journey to the UK, via Lille.

Please note

Bar opening times may vary subject to the daily programme on board.

Selected excursions must be pre-booked. Please call for details. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

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