CRUISE傍OUR: Provence Cruise & Cathar Citadels

Cruise on the Rhone river and experience all of the majestic sites of the region. The length of the cruise varies from 3-15 days depending on which itinerary you select. Select from CroisiEurope, AmaWaterways, or Le Phenicien Hotel Barge. Your Land Tour is made up of 4 nights in the South of France. Visit Carcassonne, Albi, Montpellier, and more. Tour the medieval castle in Carcassone – Take a visit to a small medieval castle village, Rennes-le-Chateau. Stand on top of the highest peak for miles around when you take an excursion to Queribus.

Provence River Cruise & Cathar Citadels with France Cruises

The Provence Cruise, Heritage & High Tech CruiseTour Package is the combination of a 5 Days Land Tour Package and a 3-15 Days Hotel Barge or Riverboat cruise of your choice. This package has been designed to allow you to have a seemless vacation that includes all of the highlights of the region. This will take you on a majestic cruise on the Rhone river – one of four great French rivers. The Rhone is known as the impetuous guest at the table of monks, popes, and kings goes back to the birth of Time. Enjoy a guided tour of the medieval Citadel. Visit Rennes-le-Chateau, a small medieval castle village, known internationally for being at the centre of various conspiracy theories. Admire the fortified cathedral of Saint Cecile – plus much more as part of the Land Tour portion of your trip.

Depending on your cruise choice, you will be able to explore some of the most beautiful landmarks along the Rhone Valley like a guided tour of Lyon – the most archeological site behind Roma and the second largest preserved sector from the Renaissance era. A guided tour of Viviers – which is the third largest protected sector in the Rhone Alpes regions. A guided tour of Arles with a visit to an olive oil production site where the owners will explain the cultivation and production of the yellow gold of Provence. This on a small sample of the tours that will be part of your cruise.
You get to Choose Your River Cruise!
The river cruise options set sail on the beautiful Rhone river. Depending on the cruise operator that you choose you will be take guided tours of all the highlights in the region. Experience the exquisite wines, gourmet cuisine, architecture, history and the warmth of its inhabitants.

There are several river cruises that you can choose from that sail on the Rhone. All of the river cruises will vary in pricing and daily activities. Pick from a luxurious riverboat or a smaller luxury hotel barge for this portion of your trip. Riverboats are small cruise ships that can hold approximately up to 120 guests or more. A Hotel Barge is of smaller scale that typically transports no more than 20 guests.

CroisiEurope Renoir Riverboat
Le Phenicien Hotel Barge
Rennes-le-Chateau Chateau Lestours Cathedral of Saint Cecile
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CruiseTour Highlights:
  • 5 Days Land Tour in the South of France. Tour Carcassone, Albi, Roquefort – and all of their medival citadels. Hotel Les Trois Couronnes in Carcassone Accommodations, Hotel Mercure Bastides in Albi Accommodations, Hotel Best Western Le Guilhem in Montpellier Accommodations – Includes Breakfast Daily.
    Private transportation and services of your own private professional English speaking driver guide. All entrance fees & excursions

  • 3-15 Days Rhone Valley river cruise. Take a panoramic tour of Lyon. Discover the marvelously preserved ruins of the ancient Romans. Enjoy wine tasting, vineyard tours and learn the history of the region's wine production. Take an excursion to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of engineering

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