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Overview

Gastronomy and viticulture enthusiasts, this cruise between Rhône and Saône will seduce you. From the Rhone Valley to the Beaujolais vineyards, through the vineyards of Côte Rôtie and the terroir of Condrieu, go for a discovery tour with tastings that will tantalize your palate.

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. Tonight's dinner will be followed by an evening of entertainment.

Meal: Dinner

We'll begin to cruise early in the morning, heading along the Rhône valley, passing the vineyards of Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, Château Grillet and Saint-Joseph. We'll reach Tain-l'Hermitage where a chapel seems to be guarding the valley from the top of the hills. Join us for an optional excursion to a cellar for a wine-tasting session*. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

We'll cruise towards Vienne, reaching it early in the morning. When we arrive, join us for an optional guided tour on foot of this rich and diverse city. We'll then continue cruising to Lyon and arrive early in the afternoon. Enjoy some free time on your own or take part in our guided tour of the old town and discover the "traboules”, types of passageways that are typical of the city. In the evening, gastronomic dinner included at the Abbaye de Collonges - Paul Bocuse(2). We'll return on board around midnight.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Enjoy time at leisure in Mâcon this morning. We'll start sailing towards Belleville. Join us for an optional excursion through the Beaujolais vineyards and indulge in a wine-tasting session* at the "Hameau Duboeuf", a unique state-of-the-art wine museum in Europe. We'll cruise towards Lyon. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. Later this evening, we'll get to admire the beautifully illuminated buildings that line the banks of the river Saône.

Meal: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions

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 - dinner (with drinks) at Paul Bocuse's Abbey - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Exclusions

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

Notes

*Price based on double occupancy.

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

The ship available for this cruise is MS Mistral.

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.

Cruise Highlights

  • Dinner at the Abbey of CollongesPaul Bocuse's temple of gastronomic excellence
  • Optional excursions:
    • Wine-tasting* in a cellar of Tain L'Hermitage
    • Vienne, ancient Roman city
    • Lyon and its peculiar "traboules"
    • Wine-tasting* in the Beaujolais vineyards

THE GGTS DIFFERENCE

  • 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

LYON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - LYON - COLLONGES AU MONT D'OR - MÂCON - BELLEVILLE - LYON

Fixed Departure
30 Oct, 2024

Cruise
AUD 1,951 P P twin share
AVAILABLE

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