Active Discovery on the Rhone - Lyon to Arles

Your Active Discovery Cruise is waiting to take you on a French river cruise like never before. You’ll enjoy the magnificent and romantic scenery and sights, but you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy activities that speak to your passions and interests, as well. Take a guided hike through Camargue Regional Nature Park and marshland, or join a guided bike ride through the park, keeping an eye out for more than 400 bird species, including pink flamingos. You may otherwise pay a visit to a local oyster farm for an oyster tasting, and learn about oyster farming. Enjoy a day in Arles to select from Active, Discovery, or Classic tours or activities. You may like to join a guided hike, or take a painting workshop in the style and technique of Vincent van Gogh—whose many paintings captured the light and landscapes of Provence and Arles. Visit the Musée des Arômes et du Parfum, or a take a guided sightseeing tour of Avignon’s sights, including the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. Take a canoe trip on the canyons of the Rhône—the stunning Gorges de l'Ardèche. You might choose a hike through the Natural Reserve of Circque d’Estre, or an unusual excursion for an underground wine tasting with a wine-making expert and cave specialist. Sail to Lyon, the gastronomical capital of France, and take an evening drive for premiere photo opportunities from the hills above the city. During your stay in Lyon, hike the trails, take a culinary walk, or learn to make your own Saucisson brioche in a cooking class par excellence. You’ll experience the remarkable sights, scenery, and flavors along the Rhône with the Active Discovery included activities and tours that suit you best.

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Lyon, France (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Dinner

On arrival you will be transferred to your ship.

Bienvenue en France! Your Suite Ship is ready for boarding.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON

Day 2 Lyon

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

Join a guided hike of Parc de la Tête d’Or, a vast urban park with many trails and lake, OR:

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Take a guided culinary walk through Lyon to discover architecture and local specialties in a festival of colours, aromas and taste - exclusive for Avalon guests, OR:

Learn to make your own Saucisson brioché and other local culinary favourites in a cooking class.

This afternoon, you might take an off-the-beaten-path guided optional tour through private and public terraces for panoramic views of Lyon, starting on the roof of the Basilica de Fourvière, or you may opt for a guided optional mountain bike excursion through the Beaujolais wine country.

EVENING CRUISE TO TAIN L’HERMITAGE/TOURNON

Day 3 Tain L'hermitage / Tournon

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

Join a guided excursion this morning to pedal your rail-bike along the descent of the Gorges du Doux for a panoramic view, OR:

Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

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

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Take a full tour of the Valrhona factory and museum. Taste chocolate and also make your own signature chocolate bar, OR:

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

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 and Roman ruins.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Join a cooking demonstration and learn how to prepare Lyonnaise specialties while sailing to Viviers.

Viviers

This evening, take a night-time guided tour of Viviers to experience the fascinating history and ghost stories of this enchanting town.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIVIERS

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CHOICE

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are three types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Discovery

We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Active

Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

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