Active & Discovery On The Rhône (Northbound)

05/18/2019 through 09/19/2020
05/18/2019 through 09/29/2020
Avalon Waterways

Your Active & Discovery river cruise is full of Avalon Choice inclusions for each port you visit along the Rhône River. Choose the 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. You’ll have the classic sightseeing and relaxing activities in each destination, along with your choice of included arts, culture, and cuisine excursions, for the French vacation you’ve dreamed of.

Take a canoe excursion or linger in a corner cafés; stroll Avignon’s papal palace or attend a wine tasting in an under-ground cave. Admire the lovely views of the French countryside, or 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-from a ghost tour in Viviers to a guided bike ride through the birthplace of rosé wines, to a chocolate factory tour. Our Active & Discovery Rhône River cruise with Avalon Choice includes activities and excursions to experience the Rhône River 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 either guided hike 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 with wine tasting, or Provencal farmhouse experience

Day 5 Viviers: choice of guided canoe 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, or lavender experience; 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): your cruise ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Port - Saint - 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)
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