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Rhone cruise & hike

Sure to be a highlight, this unforgettable excursion combines nature and culture with French charm. Stroll along the river basin through the impressive wine growing areas of the acclaimed Cote du Rhone and Burgundy wines.  Stop in the picturesque towns of Avignon, Lyon and Beaune. This makes for a marvellous week for nature and culture lovers alike.

Walk through limestone canyons and visit Pont du Gard

Cultural highlights: Avignon, Lyon and Beaune

Taste the famous wines of Burgundy and Cote du Rhone

Itinerary option

Day 1: Arrival day

Transfer from the airport to Avignon and embark on the cruise ship.

Day 2: Les Baux-de-Provence

Your walk meanders through the heart of Provence and oak studded limestone cliffs surround you as you approach the very particular village of Les Baux-de-Provence. Perched atop a rocky outcrop, you will visit castle ruins and village houses carved directly into the rock.

Day 3: Avignon and Pont du Gard

Visit Avignon, the famous city of popes as well as the inspiration behind the children’s song, “Sur le Pont d’Avignon”.

Day 4: Wine tasting in Cousignac

Walk through the fertile wine-growing region to the town of Venejan, where you will be introduced to the local wine making process.

Rebbergen Cote de Beaune bei Pommard, Frankreich
Avignon Brücke, Frankreich

Day 5: Vienne & Lyon

Visit Vienne where Roman monuments are scattered seemingly everywhere around its streets. Sail along vineyards and fruit orchards to Lyon.

Day 6: Cluny

Take a short walk in direction of the very attractive village of Cluny. Thanks to the Benedictine Abbey there, Cluny has gained international renown dating back to the Middle Ages, spreading its influence across Europe.

Day 7: Beaune & Pommard

On today's wine trail “Chemin des Grands Crus” (or, “trail of exceptional wines”) you will walk from Beaune to Pommard through the beautiful countryside.

Day 8: Departure day

Disembark from the cruise ship and transfer to the airport.

Important Information

Best time of travel

May to September

Ideal duration of stay

 8 days

Activity level

easy

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