10 Day Active Discovery on the Rhone with Paris Extension

Avalon River Cruise starting in Arles and finishing in Paris

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 10 Day Active Discovery on the Rhone with Paris Extension. Your Active Discovery Cruise is waiting to take you on a French river cruise like never before. You'll enjoy the magnificent and romantic scenery and sights, but you'll have the opportunity to enjoy activities...read more
Overview
Operator: Avalon
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 10 Days
From: Arles to Paris
Tour Code: WLYE
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: France
Our Price From:
$ 5,012
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 1,201
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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Arles, France (Embark)
Bienvenue en France! Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ARLES (D)
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Port - Saint - Louis
Oysters and Flamingos in the Rhone Delta. Start your day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host while cruising to Port-Saint-Louis. Active - Join a Guided Hike through the Camargue Regional Nature Park. You'll see its lush marshland habitat at the mouth of the Rhone-home to a wide variety of flora and fauna-in one of France's most protected and natural reserves, OR: Active - Take a Guided Bike Ride through the Camargue Natural Park with an eye out for more than 400 bird species-including pink flamingos-along the trails of the Mediterranean's Rhone delta, OR: Discovery - Visit a local oyster farm on a Guided Tour, and enjoy an oyster tasting and learn how this delicacy is farmed. This evening, cruise back to Arles to prepare for tomorrow's exciting activities. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ARLES (B/L/D)
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Arles
A Master Class, Mysterious Images, and a Matador in Provence. Active - Take a Guided Hike in Val d'Enfer, that takes its name from the strangeness of its white limestone rock formations; later be entranced by a magical Audio/Visual Experience of light, images, and music at the Carrieres de Lumieres, OR: Discovery - Attend a Painting Workshop to learn the style and techniques of Vincent van Gogh. You'll create your own painting in the style of the classic master who took inspiration from the Provence light and landscape in Arles, OR: Classic - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Arles and meet a local bullfighter to learn about the secrets and traditions handed down through generations. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the natural salt marsh at Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, to discover the magic of the pink waters of the Camargue. Alternatively, enjoy free time to shop, stroll, or stretch out on a bench in a lovely park along Arles' Boulevard des Lices. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. EVENING CRUISE TO AVIGNON (B/L/D)
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Avignon
Essential Oils, and Ancient Roman Aqueducts. Active - Join a Guided E-Bike Ride through Tavel-birthplace of French Rose. After the tour, enjoy a Wine Tasting, OR: Discovery - Enjoy a Guided Tour of the Musee des Aromes et du Parfum to take in the fragrance of aromatic herbs and essential oils in this museum of aromas and perfumes, and create your own unique scent, OR: Classic - Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Avignon, including a visit to the world's largest gothic fortress-the 14th-century Palace Of the Popes. Also, explore Les Halles' covered market. This afternoon, you may choose to join a Guided Optional Tour of the famed wine cellars of Chateauneuf-du-Pape for a wine tasting, as well as the chance to make your own wine blend, or you may opt for a Guided Optional Excursion on a canoe through the waters of Pont du Gard-the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts. You may choose to spend free time to explore Avignon-known as the heart of Provence. Take a leisurely stroll or a bike ride through the tree-lined streets and leafy squares within Avignon's medieval walls. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON (B/L/D)
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Viviers - Lock Bollene
River Gorge Canoes, Underground Wines, and Nighttime Ghost Stories. Start your day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host before cruising through the soaring walls of the Lock Bollene on your way to Viviers. Active - Join a Guided Canoe Trip to navigate the Gorges de l'Ardeche in the spectacular canyons of this Rhone tributary, OR: Active - Take a guided hike through the Natural Reserve of Circque d'Estre, OR: Active - Join a Guided Excursion for a surprising underground wine tasting-under the direction of an expert Speleologist (cave guide) and an oenologist (wine-making expert), OR; Discovery - Visit a Crocodile Farm and discover the wonderful world of reptiles-not only crocodiles, but also snakes, turtles, iguanas and an amazing botanical garden, OR: Classic - Visit the tremendous water facility at Bollene and tour the power plant of this immense lock along the Rhone. Discovery - This evening, take a nighttime Guided Tour of Viviers to experience the fascinating history and ghost stories of this enchanting town. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON/TAIN L'HERMITAGE (B/L/D)
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Tournon/tain L'hermitage
Chocolatiers and Railway Engineers in the Twin City Gorge. Active - Join a Guided Excursion this morning to pedal your rail-bike along the descent of the Gorges du Doux for a panoramic view, OR: Active - Join a Guided Hike in the picturesque vineyards surrounding the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l'Hermitage, OR: Discovery - Take a full tour of the Valrhona factory and museum. Taste chocolate, and also make your own signature chocolate bar, OR: Classic - Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Tournon-twin city to Tain-l'Hermitage and one of France's oldest medieval cities. You'll see its imposing 16th-century castle and Roman ruins. Discovery - Join a Cooking Demonstration and learn how to prepare Lyonnaise specialties while sailing to Lyon. LYON: An Evening Drive through the Heart of Lyon. Discovery - Join a Guided Tour for an evening drive of Lyon for picturesque photo opportunities, from Fourviere hill for a city bird's eye view, to Presqu'ile district, for catching the heart of Lyon and its ever-changing river bank view. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON (B/L/D)
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Lyon
A Festival of colours, Aromas, and Taste. Active - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Walk. Active - Join a Guided Hike in Parc de la Tete d'Or, this vast urban park with its many trails and lake , OR: Discovery - Take a Guided Culinary Walk through Lyon to discover architecture and local specialties in a festival of colours, aromas and taste-exclusive for Avalon guests, OR: Discovery - Learn to make your own Saucisson brioche and other local culinary Favourites in a Cooking Class. This afternoon, you might take an off-the-beaten-path Guided Optional Tour through private and public terraces for panoramic views of Lyon, starting on the roof of the Basilica de Fourviere, or you may opt for a Guided Optional Mountain Bike Excursion through the Beaujolais wine country. This evening, enjoy Lyon's vibrant nightlife on your own after a gala farewell dinner on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON (B/L/D)
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Lyon (Disembark)
This morning, say goodbye to your crew and board the TGV train to Paris. The rest of the day is free to explore the City of Lights at your leisure. Consider browsing along Paris' classic shopping avenues and literary cafes for a true Parisian experience. (B)
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Paris
Join a Guided Sightseeing tour which will show you magnificent must-see sights. Alternatively, join a Guided Biking Tour which will reveal some of the highlights of Paris-such as the Eiffel Tower and Place de la Concorde-from a different point of view; enjoy a peaceful break on the Seine river banks. (B)
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Paris
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Avalon Inclusions
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River Cruise Inclusions
  • Spacious outside deluxe accommodations with enhanced soundproofing and Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds for a great night's sleep.
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath products.
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary, including daily four-course a la carte dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, mains, desserts, and Avalon Fresh healthy cuisine options.
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel.
  • Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides.
  • Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore.
  • Onboard local entertainment.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
  • A professional Cruise Director who delivers educational commentary as you travel through interesting landscapes, and who assists with requests and additional excursions.
  • An Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions.
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff who deliver consummate personal service throughout your journey.
  • Gratuities to Cruise Director, Crew, Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.
Included Meals
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Avalon
Avalon Reviews: (413)
River Cruises on Sale: 106
Gratuities: Gratuities Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Balconies: French & Private Balcony
Shore Excursions: Included
Drinks: Wine & Beer Included with Meals
Destinations: Asia & Europe
Avalon Poetry II Deck Plans
Category E
Stateroom
Category D
Stateroom
Category B
Panorama Suite
Category A
Panorama Suite
Category P
Panorama Suite
Royal Suite
Ship Profile
Avalon Poetry II Cabin Types
* Images and floor plans are indicative of Avalon Ships. Cabin layout and decor may differ between ships.
Category B, P & A Panorama Suite
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Category B, P & A Panorama Suite

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (200 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
Prices & Dates
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No single supplement on all 2018 Avalon Europe & Asia river cruises! All stateroom categories (excluding Suites) T&C's apply.
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From the 1st Jan 2019, past Avalon clients booking now for travel in 2019 will receive a Welcome Back Credit (WBC) to use on your next trip (based on the value of your 2019 trip).
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14 May 2019
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23 May 2019
Avalon Poetry II

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25 Jun 2019
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04 Jul 2019
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17 Sep 2019
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26 Sep 2019
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Tuesday
14 May 2019
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23 May 2019
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10,410

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Tuesday
25 Jun 2019
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04 Jul 2019
Avalon Poetry II

10,595

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17 Sep 2019
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26 Sep 2019
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10,779

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February Sale - Save from $300 - $4600 per couple on select Europe cruise departures. Solo traveller savings available. Book by 28 February 2019.
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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
Deluxe Stateroom E $ 0
Deluxe Stateroom D $ 249
Panorama Suite B $ 1,399
Panorama Suite A $ 1,459
Panorama Suite P $ 1,579
Royal Suite S $ 2,659

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
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Tour Notes
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