Active & Discovery On The Rhône With 2 Nights In Paris (Northbound)

08/19/2020 through 09/25/2021
08/19/2020 through 10/07/2021
Avalon Waterways

Your Active & Discovery Rhône River cruise is full of Avalon Choice® inclusions for each port you visit. Choose from Active, Classic, and Discovery included excursions that speak to you-from casual and leisurely to cultural and active. In addition to classic sightseeing and relaxed free time, you can visit an oyster farm, bike through Camargue Regional Nature Park to spot flamingos, or take a painting workshop in Arles-in the style of Van Gogh. Take a kayak excursion or linger in a corner café; stroll in Avignon’s papal palace or attend a wine tasting in an underground cave. Admire the lovely views of the French countryside, join a culinary walk to discover architecture and local specialties, or take a cooking class in Lyon. With so many included choices, you’ll find the perfect way to spend your day your way-from active pursuits to cuisine and cultural experiences. Take a ghost tour in Viviers, take a guided bike ride through the Gard region, or indulge in a chocolate factory tour.

What better way to celebrate a fantastic French river cruise on the Rhône than by boarding a high-speed train for the “City of Light?” You’ll spend two nights in Paris to explore the romantic city your way. Spend your first day at leisure, strolling the iconic Champs-Élysées or wandering through the legendary artists’ streets of Montmartre. The next day, select a guided sightseeing tour of the must-see sites, or take a guided biking tour through Paris’ highlights, including the Eiffel Tower and Place de la Concorde-with a peaceful rest along the Seine River. Our Active & Discovery Rhône River cruise and Paris vacation include activities and excursions to experience the Rhône River and the “City of Light” your way and at your pace!

Included Features:

Day 1 Port-Saint-Louis (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Port-Saint-Louis: choice of excursion to a local oyster farm with tasting, or visit a bull ranch, or bike tour through the Camargue Regional Natural Park

Day 3 Arles: choice of guided tour in Arles, meet a local bullfighter, or guided hike through the Hell Valley and visit Carrière de Lumières, or painting workshop

Day 4 Avignon: choice of guided tour in Avignon, or guided e-bike tour, or Provencal farmhouse experience

Day 5 Viviers: choice of guided kayak trip down the Gorges de l’Ardèche, or guided hike in the Natural Reserve of Cirque d’Estre, or visit lock Bollène and its power plant, or guided speleological excursion with wine tasting in the caves; evening guided tour of Viviers

Day 6 Tain l’Hermitage/Tournon–Lyon: choice of rail-bike tour, or guided hike in the vineyards, or guided tour of Tournon, or visit the Valrhona factory and museum; onboard cooking demonstration; evening guided tour of Lyon

Day 7 Lyon: choice of culinary tour, or guided urban hike, or cooking class

Day 8 Lyon (Disembarkation)–Paris: transfer to Paris

Day 9 Paris: choice of guided tour, or bike tour

Day 10 Paris: vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Port St. Louis, France (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Port - Saint - Louis
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Day 3 Arles
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Day 4 Avignon
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Day 5 Viviers – Lock Bollène
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Day 6 Tournon/Tain L’hermitage
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Day 7 Lyon
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Day 8 Lyon (Disembarkation) – Paris
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Day 9 Paris
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Day 10 Paris
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