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2023 Season

Active & Discovery on the Rhône (Southbound)


cruise: WYL
8 Day River Cruise Lyon to Arles
Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Rhône River offers just-right included activities and excursions to suit your interests. With Avalon Choice® inclusions, you can select the experiences that are perfect for your preference and pace. From Classic to Active to Discovery experiences, you can each destination your way. Begin in the culinary capital of France—Lyon—where you can choose a culinary walk to discover architecture and local specialties, or take a cooking class. 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.

Take a painting workshop in Arles—in the style of Van Gogh. Visit an oyster farm or ride a bike through Ca-margue Regional Nature Park to spot flamingos. 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 your way and at your pace.

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Day 1 Lyon (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Lyon: Choice of culinary tour, or guided urban hike, or cooking class

Day 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 Viviers

Day 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 guided speleological excursion with wine tasting in the caves; evening guided tour of Viviers

Day 5 Avignon: Choice of guided tour, or guided e-bike tour, or Provencal farmhouse experience

Day 6 Arles: Choice of guided tour in Arles, meeting a bullfighter, guided hike through the Hell Valley with a visit to Carrières de Lumière, or painting workshop

Day 7 Port-Saint-Louis: Choice of excursion to a local oyster farm with tasting, visit a bull ranch, or bike tour through the Camargue Regional Natural Park

Day 8 Arles (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

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. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.