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2023 Season

Active & Discovery on the Rhône (Northbound)


cruise: WLY
8 Day River Cruise Arles to Lyon
Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Rhône River offers just-right included activities and excursions to suit your interests. With Avalon Choice® inclusions, you can select the experiences that are perfect for your preference and pace. From Classic to Active to Discovery experiences, you can experience each destination your way. Visit an oyster farm, bike through Camargue Regional Nature Park to spot flamingos, or take a painting workshop to mimic Van Gogh in Arles. Enjoy classic sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, try inspiring discovery experiences in art, cuisine, and local culture, pursue a challenge with a hike, bike ride, or a kayak trip, or simply relax in a corner café. Stroll through Avignon’s papal palace or attend a wine tasting in an underground cave. Admire the lovely views of the French countryside, or the architecture and local specialties with a culinary walk or cooking class in Lyon. With so many included choices, you’ll find the perfect way to spend your day—from a ghost tour in Viviers to a guided bike ride through the Gard region, to a chocolate factory tour. Our Active & Discovery Rhône River cruise with Avalon Choice® includes activities and excursions to experience the Rhône River your way and at your pace.

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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 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 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 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. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees, gratuities  and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown.   International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.