Your Cruise Itinerary - Provence and Rhône River cruise

Day 1: UK - Lyon

On arrival, transfer to the MS Camargue for embarkation. Enjoy a welcome cocktail reception before dinner on board. (D)

Day 2: Lyon - Mâcon

An optional guided tour of Lyon takes in the UNESCO-listed medieval centre, Roman ruins and basilica. After lunch, sail for Mâcon. This evening, enjoy entertainment and dancing on board. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Mâcon - Vienne

An optional excursion visits the famous Benedictine Abbey at Cluny. Later, cruise to Vienne. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Vienne - Arles

This morning, enoy time at leisure or join the optional tour to see the Romanesque Cathedral of St Maurice. The rest of the day is spent relaxing on board as you cruise towards Arles. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Arles - The Camargue

An optional tour takes in the spectacular Les Arenes stadium, which once hosted chariot and gladiator contests. Head into the Provençal countryside to learn about the region's prized olive oil. Later, join an optional excursion into the Camargue nature reserve; home to the famous ponies and an incredible array of birdlife. Enjoy free time in Saintes-Mariesde- la-Mer before a Provençal folklore show this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Arles - Avignon - Viviers

An optional tour takes in the mighty City of Popes citadel and the famous arched bridge. Cruise towards Viviers and round off today with an optional city tour. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Viviers - Tournon - Lyon

This morning, arrive in Tournon and either join an included wine tasting experience or see the attractions of the town on an audio-tour by sightseeing train. Later, return to your ship for a gala dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Lyon - UK

After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your return to the UK. (B)

Note: Not all excursions are bookable on board and are subject to change. Please call for details and how to book

Departure dates 2018 Picturesque Provence and the Rhône (8 days) - 7% discount on all dates.

  • Cosmos Cruise brochure prices from £1499pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £1395
  • Tel Cosmos reservations on 0800 668 1365 and quote our code TR55C

Cosmos access real-time airline and cruise line pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The ‘from’ price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a cabin, travelling on 30 Jul 2018. Please call to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and airport.

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

April 15

June 30

September 7, 14

May 24

August 15

October 7
June 11 -
Prices are per person, based on two sharing a cabin .

All holidays subject to Cosmos Terms Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors on this website.

Cosmos Picturesque Provence and the Rhône

8 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £1395

Dramatic Roman ruins and UNESCO-listed medieval quarters dominate elegant riverside ports on this stimulating journey through striking Provence countryside. Visit the setting of gladiator contests in Arles, the Pope’s Palace of Avignon and sample the delicious wines and olive oil of Tournon.

This 8 day Provence and Rhône River cruise comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos Cruises call on 0800 668 1365 and quote our discount code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call Cosmos direct on 0800 668 1365 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

Optional excursions

  • Lyon - Explore its UNESCO-listed medieval centre and impressive Roman ruins.
  • Mâcon - Join an excursion to the Abbey of Cluny, once the world’s largest.
  • Arles - Wander the arches of the spectacular Les Arenes stadium; once the setting for gladiator contests.
  • Avignon - Visit the historic ‘Pope’s Palace’, once the seat of papacy, and stand on its 12th-century arched bridge.
  • Viviers - Explore the maze of cobbled lanes built around the 12th-century cathedral.
  • Tournon - Enjoy a wine-tasting experience.

What else is included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Outside lower deck cabin
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • All inclusive drinks
  • Transfers
  • Port and airport taxes

Your cruise ship

MS Camargue Cosmos rating ♦♦♦♦

  • 2 deck ship
  • 54 air-conditioned cabins
  • Lounge bar with dancefloor
  • Large Sun deck with deck chairs
  • 16 April departure will be on the MS Mistral (Cosmos rating ♦♦♦). Call for full ship details and cabin upgrade options

VIP private home pick up service

With Cosmos' private chauffeur service, they’ll pick you up at home and whisk you off to your departure point in a private, air-conditioned car, with a driver who’ll happily load and unload your luggage. And when it’s time to return home, you’ll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again.

This service is included at no extra cost and is available within 50 miles* of your chosen departure point. Your driver will contact you 48 hours before you are due to leave, to arrange a suitable pick-up time. Everything will be explained when you book, including how to change your pick-up point, if you wish, and how to contact your driver.  

*If you live more than 50 miles away from your departure point, you can still enjoy the same service for a supplement of £1.85 per car, per mile. Please note that Cosmos have a minimum mileage requirement of 5 miles for this service.

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