The Valleys of the Rhône and Saône: Gastronomy and vineyards (port-to-port cruise)
The Valleys of the Rhône and Saône: Gastronomy and vineyards (port-to-port cruise)
The Valleys of the Rhône and Saône: Gastronomy and vineyards (port-to-port cruise)
The Valleys of the Rhône and Saône: Gastronomy and vineyards (port-to-port cruise)

The Valleys of the Rhône and Saône: Gastronomy and vineyards (port-to-port cruise)

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CroisiCruise: LLY_PP

5 Days

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.

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
  • Prepaid Classic Sightseeing package

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dinner at the Abbey of Collonges, Paul Bocuse's temple of gastronomic excellence
  • Optional excursions:
    • Discover the fine Côtes Rôtie and Saint-Joseph vineyards
    • Wine-tasting* in a cellar of Tain L'Hermitage
    • Vienne, ancient Roman city
    • Lyon and its peculiar "traboules"
    • Wine-tasting* in the Beaujolais vineyards
  • Itinerary

Day 1: Lyon

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.

Day 2: Lyon - Tain L'Hermitage

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 excursion to a cellar for a wine-tasting session*. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

Day 3: Tain L'Hermitage - Vienne - Lyon - Collonges Au Mont D'Or

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. Afterwards, we'll return on board and stop before the "Paul Bocuse restaurant" at Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or. You'll be transfered by coach to the Abbey of Collonges for a gastronomic dinner. We'll return on board around midnight.

Day 4: Collonges Au Mont D'Or - Macon - Belleville - Lyon

Enjoy time at leisure in Mâcon this morning. We'll start sailing towards Belleville. Join us for an 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.

Day 5: Lyon

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

INCLUSIONS:

  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Dinner (with drinks) at Paul Bocuse's Abbey
  • Onboard entertainment
  • All port fees
  • Prepaid classic sightseeing package

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
  • Personal expenses

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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