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Romantic Provence: 7 Day Rhone River Cruise - M/S Anne-Marie Barge (Arles to Sete)

A cruise on the canals through the heart of Provence. Discover fabulous landscapes and some of the most beautiful villages in France.


Included in package:
· Transfers on day 1 and 7 from and to Avignon
· Baggage handling on vessel
· Excursions as per itinerary 
· 6 nights aboard the M/S Anne-Marie
· All meals and drinks* onboard
· Park Fees and Government Taxes
· Free Wi-Fi in Lounge and Bar
· All Port Fees


*Excludes drinks from onboard premium list and drinks ordered while on excursions.

Romantic Provence: 7 Day Rhone River Cruise - M/S Anne-Marie Barge (Arles to Sete)

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: ARLES

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 we'll enjoy dinner and remain in port overnight.

Day 2: ARLES - GALLICIAN

Tour of Arles(2). We'll discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. We'll finish up our tour with a tasting of some local products. Afterwards, we'll return to the ship and spend the afternoon cruising to Gallician. We'll travel on the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal.

Day 3: GALLICIAN - AIGUES-MORTES

This morning we'll have an excursion to the Camargue. Afterwards, you can enjoy some free time in the splendid city of Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Aigues-Mortes, arriving in the early evening.

Day 4: AIGUES MORTES - PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS

Join us for a tour of Aigues-Mortes(2). This old, fortified city with a rich heritage is located in the middle of the marshes and is one of the most beautiful sites in Provence. We'll board a tourist train and tour the salt marches and visit the salt museum. Afterwards, we'll return to the ship. We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Palavas-Les-Flots. Spend some free time discovering the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich identity reaches back for more than three centuries.

Day 5: PALAVAS-LES-FLOTES - SETE(1)

We'll set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon, and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. We'll spend the afternoon cruising towards Sète, arriving in the early evening.

Day 6: SETE

We'll leave on an excursion to the Étang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. We'll visit the Étang de Thau Museum, where we'll discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen. You'll be able to taste some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace. The afternoon will be dedicated to a tour of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the most beautiful villages in France. We'll return on board for our gala dinner and evening.

Day 7: SETE - Arles or Avignon

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer from Sète to Arles or Avignon. End of our services.

Accommodation

MS Anne-Marie Barge Cabin

Ports of Call

  1. Arles, France

  2. Gallician

  3. Aigues-Mortes

  4. Palavas-Les-Flots

  5. Sete

Vessel

The MS Anne-Marie is 39 m long and 5.05 m wide and with a capacity of 22 passengers, and with 11 spacious cabins with a window. Each cabin with an outside view is equipped with a bathroom, shower and toilet, a TV, a radio, an indoor telephone a safety deposit box and air conditioning.

On board, everything has been designed to be convivial with a lounge bar, a restaurant, a sun deck with loungers and parasols, a Jacuzzi and a barbecue deck at the front of the boat for outdoor pleasure.

In an innovative design, this houseboat is undoubtedly be one of the most modern boats sailing in Europe. Bicycles are also available onboard.

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