Magic on Rhône and Saône River Cruise

Between Burgundy and Provence from/to Lyon

  • Coach excursion Grignan incl. Castle 
  • Full board on board the ship (buffet-breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, midnight snack), starting with dinner on the 1st day, ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Daily music programme in the bar with the ship‘s orchestra
  • Luggage service on board
  • Embarking, disembarking and lock fees and harbour dues
  • English-speaking tour guide on board

8 Days from $2,668

per person twin share based on  08 APR 2020 departure

Super Single Cabin Offer 8 Day from $2,668

per single cabin based on 08 APR 2020 departure

Included

  • Cruise on board the 4 Star Deluxe River Ship in the booked category
  • Full board on board the ship (buffet-breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, midnight snack), starting with dinner on the 1st day, ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Daily music programme in the bar with the ship‘s orchestra
  • Luggage service on board
  • Embarking, disembarking and lock fees and harbour dues
  • English-speaking tour guide on board

7 Included Excursions

  • Visit Cluny monastery
  • City tour Lyon
  • City walking tour Viviers
  • City tour of Avignon
  • Coach excursion Camargue
  • City tour of Arles
  • Trainride with „Train de l‘Ardèche“

Itinerary

Day 1
Embarkation on MS Thurgau Rhône in the afternoon in Lyon, departure in the evening. Throughout the night, the ship is moored in Trévoux.

Day 2
In the morning arrival in Macon, where an excursion by coach to *Cluny starts. It is hard to believe that, around 1000 years ago, Cluny was considered the spiritual centre of Europe. The great abbey church Cluny III was the largest christian church until St Peter‘s Basilica was built in Rome. A visit to the remains of the five nave church and delve into the fascinating world of its monks. Return to ship in Macon and cruise to Collonges, where MS Thurgau Rhône remains in port overnight.

Day 3
After breakfast the ship moors up in Lyon, so that you can take a closer look at the city with a *tour. With its old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its narrow alleyways, courtyards, lively quays, large squares on the peninsula, and more than 200 tourist attractions, the city offers the opportunity to take an extraordinary journey through the ages and cultures. Lyon extends on both sides of the Saône and Rhône rivers, which converge here. In the afternoon the ship leaves its berth in Lyon and departs for Viviers.

Day 4
In the morning the ship arrives at Viviers, a medieval town which in former times owed its prosperity to the salt production in the nearby Camargue. Your *walking tour around the perfectly preserved old town will highlight the division of the town, typical at that time, into a lower town for traders and artists and an upper town reserved for wealthy citizens and the clergy. The town is dominated by its cathedral with its wonderful tapestries. After your return to the ship, it sails towards Arles.

Day 5
After breakfast there will be a *city tour of Arles. In its time the town has been a Roman port, an important centre of medieval Christianity in Southern France, and home to Vincent van Gogh, a fact of which Arles is still very proud of. After lunch on board there will be an afternoon excursion by coach to the stunning *Camargue. This river delta at the mouth of the Rhône is famous for its vast grasslands, and its cattle, horses and flamingos.

Day 6
After breakfast you explore Avignon on a *city tour. The former seat of the popes is enclosed by ramparts and has been a major centre on the Rhône since the Middle Ages. It is a World Heritage Site and is known for its majestic architecture as well as being regarded as one of France’s foremost centres of the arts. Your visit will include the famous 12th century bridge over the Rhône, of which sadly only remains are left. Enjoy relaxed afternoon on board as the ship cruises north again towards Tournon.

Day 7
After arriving in Tournon, an excursion will take place on the *„Train de l´Ardèche“. This tourist railway does not, as you might think from its name, pass through the canyons of the Ardèche river, but also the equally beautiful gorges of the Doux, a right bank tributary of the Rhône that has carved itself deeply into the surrounding landscape. You spend the afternoon relaxing on board in your floating hotel.

Day 8
Disembarkation in Lyon in the morning


Magic on Rhône and Saône River Cruise - DEPARTURE DATES 2020


01.04.2020 – 08.04.2020                                
08.04.2020 – 15.04.2020                                
15.04.2020 – 22.04.2020                                
22.04.2020 – 29.04.2020                                
29.04.2020 – 06.05.2020                                
06.05.2020 – 13.05.2020                                
13.05.2020 – 20.05.2020                                
20.05.2020 – 27.05.2020                                
27.05.2020 – 03.06.2020                                
03.06.2020 – 10.06.2020  
                             

10.06.2020 – 17.06.2020                                
15.07.2020 – 22.07.2020               SOLD OUT
22.07.2020 – 29.07.2020                                
29.07.2020 – 05.08.2020              
05.08.2020 – 12.08.2020              
12.08.2020 – 19.08.2020              
19.08.2020 – 26.08.2020              
26.08.2020 – 02.09.2020              
02.09.2020 – 09.09.2020              
09.09.2020 – 16.09.2020              
                             

16.09.2020 – 23.09.2020              
23.09.2020 – 30.09.2020                SOLD OUT
30.09.2020 – 07.10.2020                SOLD OUT
07.10.2020 – 14.10.2020              
14.10.2020 – 21.10.2020              
21.10.2020 – 28.10.2020              
28.10.2020 – 04.11.2020             
      

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A SURCHARGE OF AUD$300 per person for cruise date between 22 APR - 10 JUN 2020 and 02 SEP - 30 SEP 2020

Standard Cabins - Lower Deck

$2,668 per person twin share

$2,668 Single Cabin

Tastefully carpeted, the suites are 15 square metres in size, which makes them amongst the largest of such accommodation and most importantly, beds are hotel standard, not bunks or berths and a turn down service operates whilst you have dinner. The beds have the best mattresses whilst the linen is of the finest cotton with high quality down pillows (hypoallergenic alternatives are available, please advise on booking) with adjustable beds to find the perfect sleeping position, so you experience a real home-from-home. The well-appointed bathroom features a glazed shower cubicle not a curtain, plus of course WC, and quality bathroom cosmetics. There is a safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, individual air-conditioning, hairdryer, seating area with two chairs and plenty of storage space. The flat-screen TV features satellite channels so you can keep in contact with the world, for added interest has a GPS system enabling you to plot the ship’s exact position should you so wish, whilst bow and aft cameras enable you to enjoy the view without even leaving your cabin! All cabins feature floor-to-ceiling sliding patio-style 'French balcony' windows.
Cabins for sole occupancy are available at the relevant supplement (subject to availability).
Please note Standard Cabins on Emerald Deck are the same as Standard Cabins on Diamond and Ruby Decks, but with smaller fixed windows

161 sq. ft. 

Mini Suite  - Lower Deck

$2.998 per person twin share

Tastefully carpeted, the suites are 15 square metres in size, which makes them amongst the largest of such accommodation and most importantly, beds are hotel standard, not bunks or berths and a turn down service operates whilst you have dinner. The beds have the best mattresses whilst the linen is of the finest cotton with high quality down pillows (hypoallergenic alternatives are available, please advise on booking) with adjustable beds to find the perfect sleeping position, so you experience a real home-from-home. The well-appointed bathroom features a glazed shower cubicle not a curtain, plus of course WC, and quality bathroom cosmetics. There is a safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, individual air-conditioning, hairdryer, seating area with two chairs and plenty of storage space. The flat-screen TV features satellite channels so you can keep in contact with the world, for added interest has a GPS system enabling you to plot the ship’s exact position should you so wish, whilst bow and aft cameras enable you to enjoy the view without even leaving your cabin! All cabins feature floor-to-ceiling sliding patio-style 'French balcony' windows.
Cabins for sole occupancy are available at the relevant supplement (subject to availability).
Please note Standard Cabins on Emerald Deck are the same as Standard Cabins on Diamond and Ruby Decks, but with smaller fixed windows

161 sq. ft. 

Deluxe Cabin Aft  - Middle Deck

$3,168 per person twin share

Tastefully carpeted, the suites are 15 square metres in size, which makes them amongst the largest of such accommodation and most importantly, beds are hotel standard, not bunks or berths and a turn down service operates whilst you have dinner. The beds have the best mattresses whilst the linen is of the finest cotton with high quality down pillows (hypoallergenic alternatives are available, please advise on booking) with adjustable beds to find the perfect sleeping position, so you experience a real home-from-home. The well-appointed bathroom features a glazed shower cubicle not a curtain, plus of course WC, and quality bathroom cosmetics. There is a safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, individual air-conditioning, hairdryer, seating area with two chairs and plenty of storage space. The flat-screen TV features satellite channels so you can keep in contact with the world, for added interest has a GPS system enabling you to plot the ship’s exact position should you so wish, whilst bow and aft cameras enable you to enjoy the view without even leaving your cabin! All cabins feature floor-to-ceiling sliding patio-style 'French balcony' windows.
Cabins for sole occupancy are available at the relevant supplement (subject to availability).
Please note Standard Cabins on Emerald Deck are the same as Standard Cabins on Diamond and Ruby Decks, but with smaller fixed windows

161 sq. ft. 

Mini Suite - Middle Deck

$3,668 per person twin share

Tastefully carpeted, the suites are 15 square metres in size, which makes them amongst the largest of such accommodation and most importantly, beds are hotel standard, not bunks or berths and a turn down service operates whilst you have dinner. The beds have the best mattresses whilst the linen is of the finest cotton with high quality down pillows (hypoallergenic alternatives are available, please advise on booking) with adjustable beds to find the perfect sleeping position, so you experience a real home-from-home. The well-appointed bathroom features a glazed shower cubicle not a curtain, plus of course WC, and quality bathroom cosmetics. There is a safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, individual air-conditioning, hairdryer, seating area with two chairs and plenty of storage space. The flat-screen TV features satellite channels so you can keep in contact with the world, for added interest has a GPS system enabling you to plot the ship’s exact position should you so wish, whilst bow and aft cameras enable you to enjoy the view without even leaving your cabin! All cabins feature floor-to-ceiling sliding patio-style 'French balcony' windows.
Cabins for sole occupancy are available at the relevant supplement (subject to availability).
Please note Standard Cabins on Emerald Deck are the same as Standard Cabins on Diamond and Ruby Decks, but with smaller fixed windows

161 sq. ft. 

Deluxe Cabin - Upper Deck

$3,668 per person twin share

$3,668 per single cabin

Tastefully carpeted, the suites are 15 square metres in size, which makes them amongst the largest of such accommodation and most importantly, beds are hotel standard, not bunks or berths and a turn down service operates whilst you have dinner. The beds have the best mattresses whilst the linen is of the finest cotton with high quality down pillows (hypoallergenic alternatives are available, please advise on booking) with adjustable beds to find the perfect sleeping position, so you experience a real home-from-home. The well-appointed bathroom features a glazed shower cubicle not a curtain, plus of course WC, and quality bathroom cosmetics. There is a safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, individual air-conditioning, hairdryer, seating area with two chairs and plenty of storage space. The flat-screen TV features satellite channels so you can keep in contact with the world, for added interest has a GPS system enabling you to plot the ship’s exact position should you so wish, whilst bow and aft cameras enable you to enjoy the view without even leaving your cabin! All cabins feature floor-to-ceiling sliding patio-style 'French balcony' windows.
Cabins for sole occupancy are available at the relevant supplement (subject to availability).
Please note Standard Cabins on Emerald Deck are the same as Standard Cabins on Diamond and Ruby Decks, but with smaller fixed windows

161 sq. ft. 

Mini Suite - Upper Deck Aft

$3,498 per person twin share

Tastefully carpeted, the suites are 15 square metres in size, which makes them amongst the largest of such accommodation and most importantly, beds are hotel standard, not bunks or berths and a turn down service operates whilst you have dinner. The beds have the best mattresses whilst the linen is of the finest cotton with high quality down pillows (hypoallergenic alternatives are available, please advise on booking) with adjustable beds to find the perfect sleeping position, so you experience a real home-from-home. The well-appointed bathroom features a glazed shower cubicle not a curtain, plus of course WC, and quality bathroom cosmetics. There is a safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, individual air-conditioning, hairdryer, seating area with two chairs and plenty of storage space. The flat-screen TV features satellite channels so you can keep in contact with the world, for added interest has a GPS system enabling you to plot the ship’s exact position should you so wish, whilst bow and aft cameras enable you to enjoy the view without even leaving your cabin! All cabins feature floor-to-ceiling sliding patio-style 'French balcony' windows.
Cabins for sole occupancy are available at the relevant supplement (subject to availability).
Please note Standard Cabins on Emerald Deck are the same as Standard Cabins on Diamond and Ruby Decks, but with smaller fixed windows

161 sq. ft. 

Mini Suite  - Upper Deck Front

$3,998 per person twin share

Tastefully carpeted, the suites are 15 square metres in size, which makes them amongst the largest of such accommodation and most importantly, beds are hotel standard, not bunks or berths and a turn down service operates whilst you have dinner. The beds have the best mattresses whilst the linen is of the finest cotton with high quality down pillows (hypoallergenic alternatives are available, please advise on booking) with adjustable beds to find the perfect sleeping position, so you experience a real home-from-home. The well-appointed bathroom features a glazed shower cubicle not a curtain, plus of course WC, and quality bathroom cosmetics. There is a safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, individual air-conditioning, hairdryer, seating area with two chairs and plenty of storage space. The flat-screen TV features satellite channels so you can keep in contact with the world, for added interest has a GPS system enabling you to plot the ship’s exact position should you so wish, whilst bow and aft cameras enable you to enjoy the view without even leaving your cabin! All cabins feature floor-to-ceiling sliding patio-style 'French balcony' windows.
Cabins for sole occupancy are available at the relevant supplement (subject to availability).
Please note Standard Cabins on Emerald Deck are the same as Standard Cabins on Diamond and Ruby Decks, but with smaller fixed windows

161 sq. ft. 

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