Active & Discovery On The Rhône (Southbound)
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 views of the French countryside, join a culinary walk to discover architecture and local spe-cialties, or take a cooking class in Lyon. Embark on a kayak 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 Gard region, to a chocolate factory tour. 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 (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception; evening guided tour of LyonDay 2 Lyon: Choice of culinary tour, or guided urban hike, or cooking classDay 3 Tain l’Hermitage/Tournon-Viviers: Choice of rail-bike tour along the Gorges du Doux, or guided hike in the vineyards, or guided tour of Tournon, or tour of the Valrhona factory and museum; Lyonnaise specialties cooking demonstration; evening guided tour in ViviersDay 4 Viviers-Avignon: In Avignon choice of guided kayak trip down the Gorges de l’Ardèche, or guided hike in the Natural Reserve of Cirque d’Estre, or visit lock Bollène and its power plant, or guided speleological excursion with wine tasting in the caves; evening guided tour of ViviersDay 5 Avignon: Choice of guided tour, or guided e-bike tour, or Provencal farmhouse experienceDay 6 Arles: Choice of guided tour in Arles, meet a bullfighter, or guided hike through the Hell Valley with a visit to Carrières de Lumière, or painting workshopDay 7 Port-Saint-Louis: Choice of excursion to a local oyster farm with tasting, or visit a bull ranch or bike tour through the Camargue Regional Natural ParkDay 8 Port-Saint-Louis (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
Lyon, France (Embarkation)
Viviers – Lock Bollène
Port - Saint - Louis
Port - Saint - Louis (Disembarkation)