Rhone Treasures - Arles to Lyon

8 Day River Cruise from Nice to Lyon with APT

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$ 5,677
Per Person ($AU)
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River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Nice
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Lyon
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Ship
Ship Type
River Ship
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
France
Trip Operated By:
APT
APT
339 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
5.0 out of 5
1 Reviews
Trip Code:
EUPCR08

Itinerary

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1 Arrive Arles, Embark Ship
Be met on arrival and transfer to your ship. Stay Seven Nights: an Aria River Ship (D)
2 Arles
Following your chosen experience in Arles, join a guided tour. You also have the option to explore at leisure. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Tour the castle ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill. Alternatively, enjoy a hike in Camargue National Reserve to see wonderful birdlife, or visit a 'savon de Marseille' soap factory.
3 Avignon
Get to know Avignon on your chosen activity today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Pay a visit to the Palace of the Popes, which served as a fortress, church and residence to the Popes that once governed the Christian world. Alternatively, play a round of golf on a course with stunning views.
Signature Experiences:
  • This evening, travel to the Pont du Gard. Enjoy a guided tour and a tasting of local produce and wine, followed by a cocktail reception. Take in views of the ancient Roman aqueduct as you are entertained by local musicians.
4 Viviers
Personalise your time here thanks to a choice of activities. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose from a visit to a truffle farm. Alternatively, visit Garde-Adhémar and a family-owned nougat factory, or enjoy a French lesson on board your ship.
5 Tournon, Vienne
There are a number of activities on offer here today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Hike up to Eden Park Garden, ride the Ardèche Steam Train, or enjoy an onboard chocolate demonstration. Continue cruising to Vienne.
Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, dine at the exquisite L’Abbaye de Collonges.
6 Belleville, Beaujolais Region
The beauty of the region comes to light on today’s activities. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In the Beaujolais region, perhaps visit a local farm or join in a bike ride through some stunning scenery. Another option is a visit to Oingt and a local winery.
7 Lyon
Explore Lyon with a wonderful selection of activities for you to choose from. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Enjoy a tour of Lyon or perhaps embark on a culinary walk.
8 Deaprt Lyon
After breakfast, be transferred to the airport. (B)
1 Arrive Arles, Embark Ship
Arrive in Arles, where your elegant vessel is waiting. Tonight's welcome reception is the perfect way to get to know everyone, including your cruise director and crew. Stay Seven Nights: An Aria River Ship (B/D)
2 Arles
Your ship remained in Arles overnight so you have time to explore. Later, perhaps tour Arles and its Roman ruins. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Choose to see the ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill, where there's a chance to sample olive oil straight from the press. Those feeling like getting close to nature might like to visit Camargue National Reserve.
3 Avignon
Entering Avignon, choose your sightseeing. You will then have the afternoon at leisure to do as you please. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • You can't help but be drawn to its imposing château, the Palace of the Popes, which is on today's agenda. Though some of you may prefer a round of golf. Alternatively, journey to the Pont du Gard and admire this ancient Roman aqueduct.
4 Viviers
Choose your sightseeing today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Join a farmer and his dogs to sniff out prized truffles, then visit Grignan Castle. Or spend the day in the Drôme region and visit an artisan nougat factory where you'll of course sample this tasty treat. Or have a leisurely day on board and take in a French lesson.
5 Tournon, Vienne
Choose your sightseeing, then later, cruise to Vienne. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Take a ride on the Ardèche Steam Train, winding through the Doux gorge. For wine lovers, visit the historic Maison M. Chapoutier winery for a tasting. Otherwise, if you'd like to get active, enjoy a guided bike ride with a stop at the Valrhona Chocolate Factory for a little indulgence.
6 Belleville, Beaujolais Region
Select your sightseeing today, then enjoy your Signature Experience tonight. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps visit a snail farm for a tasting, then discover the village of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne. Or explore the village of Oingt, then sample Beaujolais wines.
Signature Experiences:
  • This evening, dine at L'Abbaye de Collonges, founded by renowned chef, the late Paul Bocuse.
7 Lyon
Choose your preferred sightseeing. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • See what makes the food in Lyon so famous on a discovery of the city's fresh food market. Otherwise, explore the sights with a local guide or embark on a guided bike tour.
8 Lyon, Disembark Ship
Be transferred to the airport. (B)

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An APT cruise or tour director is always present, while local experts join you along the way. Sit back and relax while APT take care of all the details. Read more
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Freedom of Choice
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Reviews (1)

8 Day Rhone Treasures - Arles to Lyon reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“An enjoyable relaxing cruise with great excursions”
- QLD, Australia Jun 2018 1 Helpful Vote

This is the second time cruising with APT and I loved every minute of it. Extremely comfortable and the food was excellent. I travelled alone but found that everyone was very friendly and the crew made an effort to introduce me to fellow travellers, particularly at meal times. Madeline Lewis at Global Journeys provided excellent service when booking the trip.

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Deck Plans

Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Twin Window Suite
Twin Window Suite  Twin Window Suite  Twin Window Suite Layout  
  • 170 sq ft - 15.8 sq m
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Deck Plans

Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Twin Window Suite
Twin Window Suite  Twin Window Suite  Twin Window Suite Layout  
  • 170 sq ft - 15.8 sq m
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Prices & Dates

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Thursday 10 Sep 2020 Thursday 17 Sep 2020 5,895 per person 218 per person 5,677 per person Enquire
Thursday 21 May 2020 Thursday 28 May 2020 5,795 per person 214 per person 5,581 per person Enquire
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Thursday 10 Sep 2020 Thursday 17 Sep 2020 5,945 per person 220 per person 5,725 per person Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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MS AmaCello
Category E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category C $ 1,800
Category B $ 1,950
Category A $ 2,200

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MS AmaCello
Category E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D $ 150
Category C $ 1,800
Category B $ 1,950
Category B+ $ 2,100
Category A $ 2,200
Category A+ $ 2,500
Owners Suite $ 2,750

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