Take a tour of the walled city of Avignon and visit the iconic Palace of the Popes. Later travel to Pont du Gard.
Savour glorious French cuisine at Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse's L'Abbaye de Collonges restaurant in Lyon.
See what makes the food in Lyon so famous at fresh food market, or explore the sights with a local guide.
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These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Arrive in Arles, where your elegant vessel is waiting. Tonight’s welcome reception is the perfect way to get to know everyone, including your cruise director and crew.
Stay: Seven Nights, an Aria River ShipDaily :
Choose to see the ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill, where there’s a chance to sample olive oil straight from the press. Those feeling like getting close to nature might like to visit Camargue National Reserve.
Your ship remained in Arles overnight so you have time to explore. Later, perhaps tour Arles and its Roman ruins.Daily :
You can’t help but be drawn to its imposing château, the Palace of the Popes, which is on today’s agenda. Though some of you may prefer a round of golf. Alternatively, journey to the Pont du Gard and admire this ancient Roman aqueduct.
Entering Avignon, choose your sightseeing. You will then have the afternoon at leisure to do as you please.Daily :
Join a farmer and his dogs to sniff out prized truffles, then visit Grignan Castle. Or spend the day in the Drôme region and visit an artisan nougat factory where you’ll of course sample this tasty treat. Or have a leisurely day on board and take in a French lesson.
Choose your sightseeing today.Daily :
Take a ride on the Ardèche Steam Train, winding through the Doux gorge. For wine lovers, visit the historic Maison M. Chapoutier winery for a tasting. Otherwise, if you’d like to get active, enjoy a guided bike ride with a stop at the Valrhona Chocolate Factory for a little indulgence.
Choose your sightseeing, then later, cruise to Vienne.Daily :
This evening, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by renowned chef, the late Paul Bocuse.
Perhaps visit a snail farm for a tasting, then discover the village of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne. Or explore the village of Oingt, then sample Beaujolais wines.
Select your sightseeing today, then enjoy your Signature Experience tonight.Daily :
See what makes the food in Lyon so famous on a discovery of the city’s fresh food market. Otherwise, explore the sights with a local guide or embark on a guided bike tour.
Choose your preferred sightseeing.Daily :
Be transferred to the airport.Daily :
Highlighting the exquisite local produce, there's always something new to savour in amazing onboard dining venues.
No matter which suite you choose, each offers a balance of luxury and intimacy. Plus, you'll always enjoy river views.
Our Tour Director Anja was just fabulous in every respect, friendly, professional, courteous, happy, informative.