NOT YOUR MOTHER'S RIVER CRUISE
Bike, Hike, Kayak Up The River Rhone In France
1 Week SPECIAL SAILING September 28 - October 5, 2021
A Hosted Vacation with Leatta Perdue
Why is this River Cruise Different?
ACTIVE & DISCOVERY PROGRAM
ALL TOURING OPTIONS ARE INCLUDED IN YOUR CRUISE PRICE
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.
There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
SPA Menu to fit your needs
Wine and Champagne with Lunch and Dinner
Day Touring Included!
BIKE, HIKE & KAYAKING
ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Ride through the Camargue Natural Park with an eye out for more than 400 bird species—including pink flamingos—along the trails of the Mediterranean’s Rhône delta.
ACTIVE Experience the legends of Val d’Enfer with a Guided Hike; an area taking its name from the unique white limestone rock formations. The excursion includes an unforgettable audio/video experience of light, images, and music at the Carrières de Lumières.
ACTIVE Join a leisurely Guided E-Bike Ride through Gard region, after all, no need to pedal on the way back.
ACTIVE Immerse yourself in the scenery with a Guided Kayak Trip in the Gorges de l’Ardèche in the spectacular canyons of this Rhône tributary
IT'S ABOUT IMMERSION
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
DISCOVER TOUR IN ARLES
Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist
TYPICAL WITH A TWIST
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
CLASSIC TOUR IN AVIGNON
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Arles to get to know this charming town, including a visit with a local bullfighter to learn about the secrets and traditions handed down through generations.
Leatta Perdue of Travel Central
Hosted Sailings offer Outstanding Value, Exclusive Amenities and an Experienced Personable Host on board to ensure your cruise is more enjoyable. Leatta is a 22 year travel advisor with Travel Central in Louisiana with clients all over America. Focus is always to create a customized experience with a focus on food and local experiences. More on Leatta.
Active & Discovery on the Rhône
8 Day River Cruise Port-Saint-Louis to Lyon
Avalon Waterways Poetry II
September 28, 2021 - October 5, 2021
1 FREE NIGHT in Marseilles OR Lyon
FRANCE CRUISE 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 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 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
AVALON POETRY II
128 Passenger Boat
The Avalon Poetry II offers a delightfully intimate cruise setting. Like its sister Suite Ships®, the Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Visionary, Avalon Tapestry II, and Avalon Tranquility II, the Poetry II features two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include an alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro.
1 FREE Hotel Night Included
Choose 1 Pre Night Marseilles
Or 1 Post Night Lyon France
INTERCONTINENTAL MARSEILLE HOTEL DIEU
Adjacent to Marseille's historic Panier district, this sophisticated 194-room hotel is set in a magnificent historic building dating from the 18th century. Local pastis aperitif can be enjoyed on the terrace while taking in superb views of the Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica, Mediterranean dishes can be enjoyed in the Michelin-starred restaurant and leisure facilities include a fitness room, indoor swimming pool and a chic SPA by Clarins. Free Wi-Fi internet access is also available throughout the hotel.
SOFITEL LYON BELLECOUR
Centrally located, overlooking the river Rhone, this 164-room hotel boasts a Michelin-starred restaurant on the top floor where delicious meals can be enjoyed while taking in panoramic city views, the Brasserie serves simple refined dishes in contemporary surroundings and there are two bars, a chic cocktail bar with an impressive drinks list and a lobby bar with summer terrace. Leisure facilities include a relaxation area, fitness centre and a steam room. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.
Only a few cabins left!
*FREE UPGRADED CABIN $3999 PER PERSON
Book this select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise in a Panorama Suite (cabin category B, A or P) and receive the cost of the cabin upgrade from a category E Deluxe Stateroom for free. Booking must be made under deposit and discount applied between June 2 - September 14, 2020.
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included. Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available. You may confirm this reservation with a $500.00 non-refundable deposit. Final payment due on 6/30/2021.
1 FREE PRE OR POST NIGHT HOTEL OPTION
Airline reservations and pre and post stay options are available to be curated to fit around this trip. Ask for more details on your options.
MAKE A RESERVATION OR GET MORE INFORMATION
Call or email Leatta at 504-834-7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A complimentary reservation will be created and emailed over to you with full details for you to consider.