From: September 17, 2019
To: September 22, 2019
As promised on the Douro River, there will be a new and exclusive Desderi Travel Club charter the autumn of 2019. We settled on Provenc, Francee – in and out of Lyon – with cruises on the rivers Rhône and Saône. Still with the river cruise specialist CroisiEurope, on a ship very similar to the MS Gil Eanes. It is, however, smaller as it only accommodates 104 fortunate passengers.
DAY 1: September 17, Tuesday – LYON
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 3:00 p.m. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Dinner tonight will be following by an evening of entertainment. Our ship will cruise through the night.
DAY 2: September 18, Wednesday – ARLES
This morning will be spent cruising. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Discover the Baux-de-Provence.
DISCOVERY: Hike in the Alpilles Mountains to the village of Baux-de-Provence. In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Arles, a highly cultural town enriched with vestiges from the Roman Empire.
DAY 3: ARLES – PORT SAINT LOUIS – MARTIGUES: September 19, Thursday
Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Discover the Camargue. We’ll visit a “manade” (horse breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works with the animals. DISCOVERY: Safari in jeeps through the Camargue for an original immersion in the wilderness. The afternoon will be spent cruising to Martigues. Enjoy some free time exploring the city on your own before we set off once again for Avignon.
DAY 4: AVIGNON – VIVIERS, The Ardèche Gorges: September 20, Friday
Join us for the excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace. DISCOVERY: Hike along the Pont du Gard and visit to the museum. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Tour of the Ardèche Gorges. Our ship will cruise to Viviers.
DAY 5: VIVIERS – TAIN L’HERMITAGE, The Vercors Plateau: September 21, Saturday
This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Discover the Vercors and taste the famous Clairette de Die. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise to Lyon.
DAY 6: LYON: September 22, Sunday
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
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