French Escapade from Lyon

30 April - 9 May 2018

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Sailing from France

Ports

10 Ports

30 April

Setting sail from Lyon

Situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is one of France's most appealing cities. Its reputation for gastronomic excellence is well deserved, with hundred of wonderful restaurants, from lavish Michelin-starred affairs to family-run joints tucked away down a back alley. What's more, the UNESCO listed historic centre boasts a marvellous ensemble of Renaissance-era buildings, best appreciated from the top of the soaring Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

Our tip

Getting around by public transport is great, with TGVs, trains, trams, trolleybuses, and a tube network which includes two funicular railways.

1-2 May

France: Chalon-Sur-Saone, Tournus

3 May

France: Mâcon

4 May

France: Lyon

5 May

France: Vienne

6-7 May

France: Avignon

8 May

France: Arles

8 May

France: Camargue

9 May

Arriving in Arles

The charming little town of Arles sits at the head of the Rhône delta, on the northern fringe of the sprawling marshlands of the Camargue. It's a town with a long history, as evidenced by an impressive array of Roman ruins, and though the gladiators may be long gone the 20,000 seater amphitheatre still plays host to the bloody and controversial spectacle of the corrida (bullfight). Whether or not you approve of all the local traditions, Arles is a great place to sample the essence of Provençal culture, and we particularly recommend the vibrant Saturday market.

Don't miss

Visit the Fondation Vincent van Gogh for its great exhibitions.

The Ship

Your home from home

Tauck - Swiss Emerald docked in Bernkastel
Tauck - Service in the Lido on ms Jewel
Tauck - Biking near Durnstein

Tauck’s Jewel-class vessels offer spacious suites, a choice of restaurants and comfortable public areas including an expansive sundeck.

What we love

Rich woods and plush fabrics give these ships a luxurious feel. The alternative restaurant with outside seating at the back is an idyllic place for a relaxed lunch as you cruise to your next call and the regional cuisine served in the Dining Room is excellent.

Capacity 118 Guests
Staff 36 International Staff
Style Active days followed by sophisticated evenings.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Bicycles and fitness center
  • WiFi onboard
  • Gratuities
Length 361 feet
Breadth 37 feet
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Ways to make it better
Cour des Loges, Lyon

Where to stay in Lyon

We love the Cour des Loges in the heart of old Lyon.

Windmill and vineyard in Beaujolais, France

What to do around Lyon

This is a great base to set forth for wine tasting in Beaujolais.

Hotel Particulier, Arles

Our favourite hotel in Arles

We like the pretty Hotel Particulier, a lovely 19th century mansion.

Van Gogh - Harvest at Arles

Art in Arles

Arles is a great base for learning more about Van Gogh in Provence. Take a guided tour to learn more and see some great masterpieces.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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