Join Chocolate City Travel on this
Active Discovery on the Rhone Cruise
September 24 - October 1, 2019
Aboard Avalon’s PoetryII
Starting at $4049 per Person Double Occupancy
Your Active Discovery cruise on the Rhône River begins in Lyon, the culinary capital of France! With Avalon Choice included excursions, you’ll find a variety of ways to explore each port you visit. Choose from Active, Classic, and Discovery included excursions that interest you—from casual and leisurely to cultural and active. Admire the lovely scenery of the French countryside, join a culinary walk to discover architecture and local specialties, or take a cooking class in Lyon. Embark on a canoe excursion or simply linger in a sidewalk café; stroll Avignon’s papal palace or attend a wine tasting in an underground cave. With so many included choices, you’ll find the perfect way to spend your day—from a ghost tour in Viviers to a guided bike ride through the birthplace of rosé wines; to a chocolate factory tour and a visit to a French museum of perfumes.
In addition to classic sightseeing and relaxed free time, you can visit an oyster farm, bike through Camargue Regional Nature Park to spot flamingos, or take a painting workshop in Arles—in the style of Van Gogh. You’ll have the classic sightseeing and relaxing activities in each destination, along with your choice of included arts, culture, and cuisine excursions. Our Active Discovery Rhône River cruise with Avalon Choice includes activities and excursions to experience the Rhône River at your pace in every place along the way. It’s a vacation in France made just for you.
Day 1 ~ LYON, FRANCE ~ Embarkation
Day 2 ~ LYON ~ A Festival of Colors, Aromas, and Taste
Day 3 ~ TAIN L'HERMITAGE/TOURNON ~ Chocolatiers and Railway Engineers in the Twin City Gorge
Day 4 ~ VIVIERS-LOCK BOLLENE ~ River Gorge Canoeing, Crocodiles, and Wine Caves
Day 5 ~ AVIGNON ~ Essential Oils and Ancient Roman Aqueducts
Day 6 ~ ARLES ~ A Master Class, Mysterious Images, and a Matador in Provence
Day 7 ~ PORT=SAINT-LOUIS ~ Oysters and Flamingos in the Rhone Delta
Day 8 ~ ARLES ~ Disembarkation