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Active & Discovery on the Rhône with 2 Nights in Paris (Southbound) 2025

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Provence presents the ultimate field of dreams with row upon row of bursting purple haze. With its abundant menu of immersive experiences from Lyon to Arles, an Avalon Active & Discovery cruise along the Rhone presents the ultimate vacation of dreams. Bird watching from the seat of a bicycle. Gorge gorging from the perspective of a kayak. Wine tasting from the cool depths of a cave. These are just a few of the ways our wide array of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions lets you choose how to interact with the scenery, the artistic, and the culinary scenes of France. Whether you admire ancient masterpieces or join a painting workshop – devour haute cuisine or gobble up a French cooking class – the world is your oyster on an Active & Discovery cruise along the Rhone. Move. Enjoy a little get-up-and-go on your cruising vacation when you: Join an urban hike through Lyon’s secret passageways for a glimpse into the city’s 19th-century silk trade. Take in the panoramic views from the seat of a rail bike along the descent of the Gorges du Doux. Cool off with a special underground wine tasting accompanied by a cave guide and winemaking expert. And be moved. Get off the beaten path and relish the world when you: Join a cooking class in the gastronomic capital of Lyon and make your own Lyonnaise specialty. Discover how essential oils are created at an authentic Provencal farmhouse. Mimic the brushstrokes of Van Gogh in a painting workshop in Arles where the artist created some of his most famous works. Plus, Classic sightseeing is always available in every port along the way. Start sooner with a two-night hotel stay in Paris! Avalon Choice sightseeing is the perfect highlight of your stay. Activate your senses and discover a world of wonder in all-new, entirely “you” ways on your personal, passion-packed cruise along the Rhone.

Countries Visited

France

Cities Visited

Arles , Avignon , Lyon , Marseille , Paris , Rhone River , Tournon , Viviers

  1. Day 1
    PARIS, FRANCE
    Welcome to Paris! The day is yours to explore the City of Lights at your leisure. Consider browsing along Paris’ classic shopping avenues and literary cafés for a true Parisian experience.

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  2. Day 2
    PARIS
    The City of Light

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing which will show you magnificent must-see sights, OR:

    ACTIVE Enjoy a Guided Biking Tour which will reveal some of the highlights of Paris–such as the Eiffel Tower and Palace de la Concorde–from a different point of view; enjoy a peaceful break on the Seine river banks.

    (B)


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    PARIS–LYON (EMBARKATION)
    Board the TGV train to Lyon where your Suite Ship® is ready for boarding.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

    (B,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    LYON
    A Festival of Colors, Aromas, and Taste

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    ACTIVE Take a Guided Urban Hike through Lyon’s secret passageways (Traboules) for a glimpse into the city’s 19th-century silk trade, OR:

    DISCOVERY Take a Guided Culinary Walk through Lyon to discover architecture and local specialties in a festival of colors, aromas and taste—exclusive for Avalon guests, OR:

    DISCOVERY Join our Cooking Class to learn to make your own Lyonnaise specialty.

    This afternoon, you might take an off-the-beaten-path Guided Optional Tour (Avalon exclusive) through private and public terraces for panoramic views of Lyon, starting on the roof of the Basilica de Fourvière.

    EVENING CRUISE TO TAIN L’HERMITAGE/TOURNON

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    TAIN L’HERMITAGE/TOURNON
    Chocolatiers and Railway Engineers in the Twin City Gorge

    ACTIVE For a unique experience and panoramic views, join a Guided Excursion this morning on a rail-bike along the descent of the Gorges du Doux, OR:

    ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike in the picturesque vineyards surrounding the twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage, OR:


    DISCOVERY Have a true “chocolate experience” with a tour of the Valrhona Chocolate Factory and Museum, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Tournon—twin city to Tain-l’Hermitage and one of France’s oldest medieval cities. You’ll see its imposing 16th-century castle.

    DISCOVERY Join a Cooking Demonstration and learn how to prepare a Lyonnaise treat while sailing to Viviers.

    VIVIERS

    Fascinating History, and Nighttime Ghost Stories

    DISCOVERY For a different perspective on the town, join us on a nighttime Guided Tour of Viviers, discovering the legends, tales and ghost stories of this enchanting town.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIVIERS

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    VIVIERS–LOCK BOLLÈNE
    River Gorge Kayaks, Underground Wines, and Ghost Stories

    ACTIVE Immerse yourself in the scenery with a Guided Kayak Trip in the Gorges de l’Ardèche on the spectacular canyons of this Rhône tributary, OR:

    ACTIVE Find inspiration from the amazing landscape of the region with a Guided Hike through the Natural Reserve of Cirque d’Estre, OR:

    ACTIVE Join a Guided Visit for a surprising underground Wine Tasting—under the direction of an expert Speleologist (cave guide) and an oenologist (wine-making expert).


    Cruise through the soaring walls of the Lock Bollène on your way to Avignon this afternoon.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    AVIGNON
    Bike Pedals, Papal Palaces, and Perfumes in Provence

    ACTIVE Join a leisurely Guided Mountain E-Bike Ride through Gard region; after all, no need to pedal on the way back, OR:

    DISCOVERY Visit an authentic Provencal farmhouse for a delightful experience to fill your senses as you see how essential oils are created, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Avignon, including a visit to the world’s largest gothic fortress—the 14th-century Palace Of the Popes. Also, explore Les Halles’ covered market.

    This afternoon, you may choose to join a Guided Optional Tour of the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a wine tasting, or you may opt for a Guided Optional Excursion on a kayak through the waters of Pont du Gard—the highest of all elevated Roman aqueducts.

    You may choose to spend free time to explore Avignon—known as the heart of Provence. Take a leisurely stroll or a bike ride through the tree-lined streets and leafy squares within Avignon’s medieval walls.

    EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    ARLES
    A Master Painter and a Matador in Provence

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    ACTIVE Experience the legends of Val d’Enfer, with a Guided Hike; an area taking its name from the unique white limestone rock formations, OR:

    DISCOVERY Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist OR:

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Arles to get to know this charming town, including a visit with a local bullfighter to learn about the secrets and traditions handed down through generations.

    This afternoon, enjoy free time to shop, stroll, or just relax in a lovely park along Arles’ Boulevard des Lices. Alternatively, feel free to choose one of the optional excursions on offer.

    Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ARLES

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    PORT-SAINT-LOUIS
    Oysters and Flamingos in the Rhône Delta

    Enjoy a morning cruise to Port-Saint-Louis on the Sky Deck of your ship.

    ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Ride through the Camargue Natural Park with an eye out for more than 400 bird species—including pink flamingos—along the trails of the Mediterranean’s Rhône delta, OR:

    DISCOVERY Enjoy a taste of local life with a visit to an oyster farm in the Camargue Natural Park on a Guided Tour to enjoy an oyster tasting and learn how this delicacy is farmed, OR:

    DISCOVERY Visit one of France’s most popular and pristine nature reserves on this memorable visit to a traditional black bull ranch in Camargue Regional Nature Park!

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ARLES

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    ARLES (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    Flights should not leave Marseille airport before 10 am.

    (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Accommodations

Gateway city for departures is Marseille.

Port charges:
$210

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Paris: Paris Marriott Opéra Ambassador
With an exceptional location in the heart of Paris' illustrious Opera District, this stylish 297-room hotel has impressive Haussmann-style architecture and effortlessly combines Art Deco-styling dating back from its original opening in 1927 with state-of-the-art amenities. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is also a fitness room. All-day dining including elegant French cuisine is available in the smart contemporary restaurant and the tranquil lobby bar offers an extensive selection of drinks and light meals.
Address:
16 Bld.Haussmann
Paris , France
Paris: Hotel du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe Paris
Grand chandeliers; plenty of seating for conversations in the lobby; high tech conference rooms awash with natural light.
Address:
51-57 Rue De Courcelles
Paris , France
Marseille: NH Collection Marseille
The NH Collection Marseille has 176 bright, spacious guestrooms all equipped with a flat-screen TV, Free Wi-Fi internet access, a coffee machine, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. This property is ideally located with the city¿s vibrant, picturesque old town, trendy boutiques and Le Vieux Port all just a short walk away. The restaurant provides fine wines and gourmet dishes with local and international recipes, the lobby bar serves refreshing drinks and there is also a sixth floor fitness center.
Address:
37 Boulevard Des Dames
Marseille , France

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Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

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We love Globus and have been on many tours including Avalon cruises and Independence City Stays too.

We have gone on several globus tours and always had a great experience. the hotels are all top notch, the travel arrangements great, the destinations and side trips wonderful.

We have taken several tours with Globus and will continue due to their professionalism, knowledge and quality of service.

We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was everything we expected and more. I would definitely book another trip with Globus. I look forward to my next tour.

Globus was a highly reliable company as usual.

The Globus tour director was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and kept us occupies during the bus rides. The accommodations were very nice and conveniently located.

Globus is a first class operation. We have never gone wrong in booking a tour with Globus.

This trip to Portugal, Morocco and Spain was wonderful. A great experience from start to finish. Globus Tours are top notch.

It's usually hard to beat our expectations of a trip but Avalon most certainly did it. The atmosphere delivered, the food, the excursions and their wonderful staff made our vacation more than memorable.

Globus always provides very high quality. We were completely satisfied with our experience.

We have traveled many times with Globus. We consistently have found this tour operator to be reliable.

Excellent itinerary, outstanding guide, and a wonderful trip to a delightful country I would strongly recommend.

The tour cities and sites we visited were all great. The pace of the tour was good (not rushed with time to rest, shop or sight see on our own). Our tour director was fabulous (good communicator, knowledgeable, nice sense of humor). Our driver was a wonderful driver, I always felt safe. The extra excursions (I purchased all 4) were excellent and reasonably priced. I will use Globus again.

Globus Escapes are an economical way to travel during the off season. For me, I often prefer the off-season because there are fewer crowds. I especially appreciate the local tour guides in each area.

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