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Canal du Rhone-à-Sète - Romantic Provence

6-Night Cruise from Arles to Sète (or reverse direction)
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Arles to Sète (AVF) - 7 days

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Sète to Arles (SVA) - 7 days

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Ship - MS Anne-Marie

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Detailed Itinerary: Arles to Sète (AVF)

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Day 1:ARLES (Embarkation Day)

Boarding at the end of the afternoon. Presentation of the crew before having dinner. Overnight.

DAY 2: ARLES - GALLICIAN

Full board on board. Tour of Arles. Discover this cultural center and its Roman ruins, and then travel inland to find out about olive oil production in Provence. Tasting of some local products. Return to the ship. Afternoon: cruising to Gallician, along the Rhône River and the Rhône à Sète Canal. Overnight

DAY 3: GALLICIAN – AIGUES-MORTES

Full board on board. Excursion to the Camargue. Free time in the splendid city of Sainte-Marie-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church. Afternoon devoted to cruising towards Aigues-Mortes, arriving in the early evening. Overnight. 

DAY 4: AIGUES MORTES – PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS

Full board on board. Tour of Aigues-Mortes. 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. Return to the ship. Afternoon: cruising to Palavas-Les-Flots. Spend some free time discovering the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots. Overnight.

DAY 5: PALAVAS-LES-FLOTES – SETE *

* Depending on mooring availability and weather conditions, the stopover in Sète could be replaced by a stopover in Frontignan

Full board on board. Tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders during a visit by wagon. Take part in a bull sorting. Before returning to the boat, we'll have a delicious snack with products coming from the farm. Cruise towards Sète, arriving in the early evening. Overnight.

DAY 6: SETE*

* Depending on mooring availability and weather conditions, the stopover in Sète could be replaced by a stopover in Frontignan .

Full board on board. Excursion of the Étang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. Visit of the Étang de Thau Museum, where you'll discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen. Taste some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace. Afternoon, 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. Return to the ship. Gala evening. Overnight.

DAY 7: SETE (Disembarkation Day) - transfer to Arles

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark. Transfer by coach to Arles.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary:Sete to Arles (SVA)

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DAY 1: Arles transfer to - SETE * (Embarkation Day)

Transfer by coach from Arles to Sète* (The stop in Sète may be replaced by a stop in Frontignan depending on weather conditions and the availability of suitable mooring points.) Passengers are welcome to board at 6:00 p.m. After you’ve settled comfortably in your cabin, we’ll present our crew to you before having dinner. Overnight stop.

DAY 2: SETE*

* The stop in Sète may be replaced by a stop in Frontignan depending on weather conditions and the availability of suitable mooring points.

Full board on board. We'll leave on an excursion of the Etang De Thau, famous for its shellfish. We'll visit the Etang de Thau Museum, where you'll discover the shellfish farmers and fishermen, and 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 famous cross and the Notre-Dame-De-La-Salette chapel. After our visits, we’ll return to our ship. Overnight stop.

DAY 3: SETE – PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS

Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Palavas-Les-Flots. We'll cross the Etang De Thau, before joining the Rhône à Sète Canal. We’ll arrive by late morning. This afternoon, set out on a tour to discover a manade and the life of its herders. We’ll travel 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. Tonight, take advantage of some free time and discover the spa resort of Palavas-Les-Flots, whose rich identity reaches back for more than three centuries. Overnight stop.

DAY 4: PALAVAS-LES-FLOTS – AIGUES-MORTES*

* According to where the ship is moored, coach will be organized on board. A €20 additional charge will be requested at that time

Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising on the Rhône à Sète Canal to Aigues-Mortes, arriving at the end of the morning. This afternoon, join us for a tour of Aigues-Mortes. 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. After our visits, we’ll return to our ship. Overnight stop.

DAY 5: AIGUES-MORTES – GALLICIAN

Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Gallician. We'll set out on an excursion this afternoon to the Camargue. Then you can enjoy some free time in the splendid city of Saint-Marie-la-Mer, where we recommend a visit to its fortified church. After our visit, we’ll return to the ship by coach. Overnight stop.

DAY 6: GALLICIAN – ARLES Full board on board. We'll spend the morning cruising towards Arles and travel on both the Rhône à Sète and Rhône canals. This afternoon, enjoy a tour of Arles. You 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 by tasting some local products. After our visits, we’ll return to our ship. Tonight is our festive gala evening. Overnight stop.

DAY 7: ARLES (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking around 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .

2017 and 2018 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin
From Arles (AVF)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Apr 21, 2017
$2,849
Aug 11, 2017
$2,849
Sep 22, 2017
$2,849
Apr 6, 2018
$3,239
Apr 20, 2018
$3,239
Jun 29, 2018
$3,239
Jul 27, 2018
$3,239
Aug 10, 2018
$3,239
   
From Sete (SVA)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
May 26, 2017
$2,849
Jul 7, 2017
$2,849
Aug 4, 2017
$2,849
Aug 18, 2017
$2,849
Sep 29, 2017
$2,849
Apr 13, 2018
$3,239
Apr 27, 2018
$3,239
Aug 17, 2018
$3,239
Sep 14, 2018
$3,239
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Transfer Sète/Arles (on Day 7 - AVF) / Arles to Sète (on Day 1 - SVA) • 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 the special list) double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess welcome cocktail gala dinner the shore excursions mentioned in the itinerary all port fees.

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare) • Champagne ordered at the bar and all drinks on the wine list all drinks taken while on excursions or transfers • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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