Cruise in Provence along the Canal du Rhone-à-Sète, from Arles to Sète

                   

7 days from $2,420 Cruise Only – $5019 with Business Class Air

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The current Rhône à Sète Canal is a combination of the previously constructed Canal des Étangs, Canal de Beaucaire and the Canal de la Radelle. It is approximately 61 miles long. All along the canal you can observe the plentiful marsh wildlife and professional fishermen. From Avignon to Frontignan Port, we’ll first take the Rhône River, arriving in Beaucaire and its port, where we’ll begin to cruise the Rhône à Sète Canal. At the foot of the Costières plateau lies Saint-Gilles-du-Gard, its beautiful landscapes, and its splendid 12th-century abbey. Next is the imposing fortified city of Aigues-Mortes and its tumultuous history– but also the door to the Camargue, its bull-raising and magnificent white horses. Lastly, we’ll take the Chemin des Étangs to the Sète port.

 

DAY 1: ARLES

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner and remain in port overnight.

DAY 2: ARLES – GALLICIAN

Tour of Arles (2). We’ll discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. We’ll finish up our tour with a tasting of some local products. Afterwards, we’ll return to the ship and spend the afternoon cruising to Gallician. We’ll travel on the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 3: GALLICIAN – AIGUES-MORTES

This morning we’ll have an excursion to the Camargue. Afterwards, you can enjoy some free time in the splendid city of Saint-Marie-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising towards Aigues-Mortes, arriving in the early evening. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 4: AIGUES MORTES – PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS

Join us for a tour of Aigues-Mortes (2). This old, fortified city with a rich heritage is located in the middle of the marshes and is one of the most beautiful sites in Provence. We’ll board a tourist train and tour the salt marches and visit the salt museum. Afterwards, we’ll return to the ship. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising to Palavas-Les-Flots. Spend some free time discovering the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich identity reaches back for more than three centuries. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 5: PALAVAS-LES-FLOTES – SETE (1)

We’ll set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon, and take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we’ll have a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising towards Sète, arriving in the early evening. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 6: SETE

We’ll leave on an excursion to the Étang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. We’ll visit the Étang de Thau Museum, where we’ll discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen. You’ll be able to taste some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace. The afternoon will be dedicated to a tour of Sète’s historical downtown area. We’ll continue towards Mont Saint-Clair and discover its exceptional panoramic view as well as its renowned cross and the Notre-Dame-De-La-Salette chapel. Afterwards, we’ll return to the ship. Tonight is our festive gala evening. We’ll remain in port overnight.

DAY 7: SETE – Arles or Avignon

Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Coach transfer from Sète to Arles. End of our services.

Example itinerary only and subject to change due to availability of stops or passage through locks. (1) Depending on mooring availability and weather conditions, the stopover in Sète could be replaced by a stopover in Frontignan. (2) According to where the ship is moored, coach transfer will be organized on board. A €20 additional charge will be requested at that time. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation

Price per passenger in double-occupancy cabin on main deck. This price can vary according to departure date, cabin deck, ship category and/or single-occupancy (additional fees).

For more information, please contact one of our agents by calling 1-800-374-3740  to reserve your cabin.

2017 departures

Availabilities
Departure date Arrival date Ship Anchors Price per person (in US $) Business Class Airfare Add On From NYC
04/07/2017 04/13/2017 Anne-Marie 5 From $2,849 From $2599
04/21/2017 04/27/2017 Anne-Marie 5 From $2,420 $2,849 Promo From $2599
08/11/2017 08/17/2017 Anne-Marie 5 From $2,849 From $2599
09/22/2017 09/28/2017 Anne-Marie 5 From $2,849 From $2599
Reductions:
  • Child discount  on Cruises (2-9 years) : – 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : – 30%

 

Including: 

the transfer Sete/Arles – your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day – drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the boat – drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list – double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom – assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess – welcome cocktail – the excursions mentioned in the program – gala dinner – travel assistance and repatriation insurance – all port fees.

Excluding: 

Drinks from our wine list, champagne from the onboard bar, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers – cancellation and baggage insurance – personal expenses – transfers – all other services not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.

Formalities:

Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.

All airfare is roundtrip business class based on NYC departures including taxes and carrier imposed fees and have a 7 day advance minimum ticketing date. Additional discounted business class airfare pricing also available from all major US departure cities.  All prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to availability.  Call us for terms and conditions, exclusion and inclusions for your exact sailing dates.

For more information, please contact one of our agents by calling 1-800-374-3740  to reserve your cabin.