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8 Days - 1 Country

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If you have a passion for art, cuisine, history, or thrilling adventures, the Active & Discovery River Cruise on the Rhône River offers a variety of tailored activities and excursions to cater to your interests. With Avalon Choice®, you have the freedom to choose experiences that align perfectly with your preferences and desired pace. Whether you prefer classic sightseeing, active pursuits, or immersive discovery, each destination can be explored according to your own style. Options include visiting an oyster farm, cycling through the Camargue Regional Nature Park to spot flamingos, or participating in a painting workshop inspired by Van Gogh in Arles. With an array of included choices, you can craft your perfect day, whether it involves a ghost tour in Viviers, a guided bike ride through the Gard region, or a visit to a chocolate factory. Avalon's Active & Discovery Rhône River cruise with Avalon Choice® ensures that you can experience the Rhône River according to your preferences and at your own pace.

River Cruise


  • Day 1 Arles (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

  • Day 2 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 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 a painting workshop

  • Day 4 Avignon: Choice of guided tour in Avignon, or guided e-bike tour, or Provencal farmhouse experience

  • Day 5 Viviers: Choice of a 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 a 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 culinary tour, or guided urban hike, or cooking class

  • Day 7 Lyon: Choice of a

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

Avalon Poetry River Cruise Ship

Avalon Poetry River Cruise Ship

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