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Cruise on the Rhône this Christmas and discover beautiful cities such as Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage town with over 2,000 years of history to share, but also the radiant city of Avignon, the Capital of Vaucluse and Côtes du Rhône as well as the city of the Popes, art and museums. Get ready to be charmed away by a cruise full of surprises!

Detailed Itinerary

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Tonight, enjoy a cruise through the illuminated districts of the old Lyon.

Meal: Dinner

We'll spend all morning cruising on the Rhône River all the way to Viviers. In the afternoon, we'll set out on an optional tour on foot of charming Viviers and Montélimar. Viviers is a true open-air museum with exceptional architecture, a living testimony to French history. You'll get to admire its cathedral, the smallest in France, before we head to Montélimar. This town has been famous the world over for its nougat ever since the 17th century. We'll visit a nougat confectioner, an occasion to learn more about how this special treat is made (and enjoy a tasting, of course). We'll return to Viviers by coach. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

We'll spend all morning cruising to Avignon. This afternoon, join us for an optional tour of the city which has kept an exceptional historical heritage, a large section of it being listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Our tour will take us through the city center with its Place de l'Horloge where we'll get to admire the Town Hall as well as a 19th-century theater. We'll continue on to the Place du Palais for a visit to the Papal Palace, the most important monument of the town. There, we'll discover the staterooms where numerous ceremonies and feasts took place, the chapels, the Pope’s private apartments and the terraces which offer a wonderful panorama on Avignon and the Rhône River. This evening, revel in our festive Christmas Eve dinner and evening. Midnight mass will be celebrated in Avignon(2-3).

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. End of our services.

Meal: Breakfast


Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - on board drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multilingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard activities - Christmas present - Christmas Eve dinner with drinks included - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.


Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfer by coach(3) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - optional additional night on board - personal expenses.


*Price based on double occupancy.

Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20% (On request).

Ship available for this cruise is MS Camargue.

Accommodation available for Pre and Post Cruise on request.

No shore excursion on the non listed days (Rates available on request).

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Useful Information: Optional additional night on board. Half-board including: dinner, accomodation and breakfast.

Cruise Highlights

    • Celebrate Christmas during an unforgettable cruise full of joyful, enchanting surprises.
    • Lyon by night on a cruise
    • Taste the renowned Montélimar nougat(1)
    • Midnight Mass in Avignon(2-3)
    • Christmas present
    • Christmas Eve dinner (including wine)

    • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
    • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
    • Free Wi-Fi onboard
    • Headsets are included for excursions
    • Official welcome from the captain and crew
    • Onboard activities
    • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
    • All port fees included
    For other amazing cruise itineraries and destinations, please contact our Destination specialists.
Trip Highlights


Fixed Departure
22 Dec, 2024

AUD 1,593 P P twin share

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