Cruise on the Saône River

  • From Lyon
  • History
  • Nature

7 days/ 6 nights

Day 1 – CHALON SUR SAONE /MACON

Arrival at LYON airport.

Transfer to CHALONS SUR SAONE.

Meeting on your cruise boat.

Settle into the boat’s cabin and presentation of the crew.

The boat will leave CHALON SUR SAONE in direction of MACON.

Welcome cocktail.

Dinner and overnight on board.

 

Day 2 – MACON / vineyards of BEAUJOLAIS / LYON

Breakfast on board

Optional tour to the old city of MACON.

Lunch on board.

Stop in MONTMERLE. Guided excursion to the Beaujolais Vineyard followed by a visit to a small wine hamlet, a museum of unique wine in Europe.

Returnto the board and navigation to Lyon.

Dinner on board the boat.

Cruise “LYON by night”, discovering the old neighborhoods of LYON illuminated in the night.

 

Day 3 – LYON / TAIN L’HERMITAGE / VALLEE DES CÔTES DU RHÔNE

Breakfast on board

Guided excursion through LYON, second largest city of France.

Lunch on board.

Departure for TAIN l’HERMITAGE where you will arrive in the evening.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4 – TAIN L’HERMITAGE / LES GORGES DE L’ARDECHE / AVIGNON

Breakfast on board

Departure by boat for VALENCE, MONTELIMAR and VIVIERS.

Lunch on board.

A guided tour in the GORGES DE L’ARDECHE.

Dinner on board.

EVENING: The boat heads towards AVIGNON.

 

Day 5 – AVIGNON / ARLES

Breakfast

Guided tour of the Palace of the Popes and its ramparts.

Lunch on board.

Departure for ARLES.

Arrival in the afternoon for leisure time in the old town of ARLES.

Dinner on board.

 

Day 6 – ARLES / LA CAMARGUE / MARTIGUES

Breakfast

Guided tour of CAMARGUE.

Visit the beautiful city of LES SAINTES MARIES DE LA MER, legendary for its religious gatherings of Gypsies.

Back on board on PORT SAINT LOUIS.

Lunch on board.

Continue the cruise through the channel of FOS along the Mediterranean to MARTIGUES.

Dinner on board. Gala evening.

 

Day 7 – END OF THE CRUISE

Breakfast

End your cruise and dock on shore.

Transfer to LYON Airport.

Check-in and take off.