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Join us for an Active Discovery river cruise on the Rhône River. You’ll find a wealth of activities and excursions that speak your language!

Begin in Lyon—the gastronomic capital of France—where the choice is yours: join a cooking class to learn how to make Saucisson brioché, or take a guided hike tour to see the impressive urban park, or discover the city’s architecture and specialties joining a Culinary Walking Tour.

In the twin city region of Tournon/Tain l'Hermitage, you’ll have the choice of experience a rail-bike, or join a cooking class, or visit a chocolate museum tocreate your own chocolate bar.

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Active & Discovery On The Rhône – Southbound 2019
Countries: France, New Zealand, Portugal
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Lyon (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Lyon: choice of culinary tour, or traditional Saucisson brioché culinary workshop, or guided hike in Parc de la Tête d’Or

Day 3 Tain l’hermitage/Tournon–Viviers: choice of rail-bike tour along the Gorges du Doux, or guided hike in the vineyards, or guided tour of Tournon, or tour of the Valrhona factory and museum with workshop and chocolate tasting; Lyonnaise specialties cooking demonstration; evening guided tour in Viviers

Day 4 Viviers–Avignon: in Avignon 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 visit a Crocodile Farm

Day 5 Avignon: choice of guided tour, or guided bike tour with wine tasting, or guided tour at the Museum of Aromas and Perfume

Day 6 Arles: choice of guided tour in Arles, meet a bullfighter, or guided hike through the Hell Valley with a visit to Carrières de Lumière, or painting workshop

Day 7 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 8 Arles (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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