8 Day River Cruise Port-Saint-Louis to Lyon

Traveling 7/6/2021 (July 6, 2021)

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Your Active & Discovery river cruise is full of Avalon Choice inclusions for each port you visit along the Rhône River. 

Choose the Active, Classic, and Discovery included excursions that speak to you—from casual and leisurely to cultural and active. 

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, for the French vacation you’ve dreamed of.

Take a kayak excursion or linger in a corner cafés; stroll Avignon’s papal palace or attend a wine tasting in an under-ground cave. 

Admire the lovely views of the French countryside, or join a culinary walk to discover architecture and local specialties, or take a cooking class in Lyon. 

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 reigion, to a chocolate factory tour. 

Our Active & Discovery Rhône River cruise with Avalon Choice includes activities and excursions to experience the Rhône River your way and at your pace.

What sets Avalon Waterways ships apart from the rest? 

Designed from the ground up, with an attention to detail river cruising has never seen before. There's nothing quite like river cruising no matter who you cruise with, but there are some pretty big differences between companies. Starting with how they look at staterooms.

And our one-of-a-kind Panorama Suite is proof of our innovation, our imagination and our desire to create a smarter use of space. And ultimately a better experience for our guests. To give you some perspective of how much better our rooms are, we're comparing them to the average river cruise cabin.

Lyon, France

Avignon, Palace of Popes

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1 Port-Saint-Louis (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception.

Day 2 Port-Saint-Louis: Choice of excursion to a local oyster farm with tasting, or scenic drive or bike tour through the Camargue Regional Natural Park.

Day 3 Arles: Choice of guided tour in Arles, meet a local bullfighter, or guided hike through the Hell Valley and visit Carrière de Lumières, or painting workshop.

Day 4 Avignon: Choice of guided tour in Avignon, or guided e-bike tour with wine tasting, or Provencal farmhouse experience.

Day 5 Viviers: 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 Viviers.

Day 6 Tain l’Hermitage/Tournon–Lyon: Choice of rail-bike tour, or guided hike in the vineyards, or guided tour of Tournon, or visit the Valrhona factory and museum; onboard cooking demonstration; evening guided tour of Lyon.

Day 7 Lyon: Choice of culinary tour, or guided urban hike, or cooking class.

Day 8 Lyon (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning.


Prices include Free Prepaid Gratuities.* 
Based on double occupancy and availability. Call for single occupancy information.


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* Deposit and payments are non-refundable. Travel Insurance is strongly advised.