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Gateway to Provence

Explore the wild Camargue in France by river and road, visiting beautiful sights by travelling north along these wonderful rivers.

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Enjoy a six night cruise on the MS Mistral as the ship travels along the Rhone and the Saône stopping in Arles, Avignon – the city of popes, the medieval City of Viviers, Lyon, Vienne and the dramatic gorge of the Ardeche.


At a glance:

  • Full Board on MS Mistral

  • Drinks Package on Board*

  • Excursions as listed

  • Home pick up


This tour is operated in conjunction with Woods Travel of Bognor Regis.

*Drinks on the cruise during meals and at the bar are included. Not included: Champagne, Perrier, wine from the wine list, drinks on excursions, drinks at overnight hotels.


Please note: for reasons of navigation and passenger safety, CroisiEurope and the captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise. Unless otherwise stated, tours are not guided. Details and prices of optional excursions will be provided before departure. Dinners have a set menu throughout.

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Continue though France to the overnight hotel in the area of Troyes for a one night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2

Drive to the wonderful town of Beaune and see the remarkable paintings adorning the walls of the famous hospice and the Hotel Dieu. Later, continue to Lyon for the second overnight stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Day 3

Explore Roman France with a visit to Orange with the chance to see the best-preserved Roman theatre in the country. Later, travel to Nîmes for a view of the impressive Pont du Gard aqueduct before continuing to Martigues to board the MS Mistral for the six night stay with lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast. Enjoy a presentation and welcome from the crew before dinner.

B, D

Day 4

Sail early this morning to arrive in Port Saint-Louis. Disembark and tour by coach the Camargue with free time in the delightful village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, before returning onboard at Arles for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy free time in Arles or take an optional walking tour before sailing towards Avignon later.

B, D

Day 5

Enjoy free time in Avignon or take an optional guided tour of this impressive town. After lunch on board, cruise through the lock in Bollène and arrive in the beautiful medieval town of Viviers in the evening. Dinner onboard is followed by an optional guided tour on foot.

B, D

Day 6

Disembark for a tour by coach to the Ardèche Gorge. Head towards Bourg Saint Andéol, across the Plateau des Gras to reach Vallon Pont d'Arc and see the famous rock arch hewn from the valley. Board in La Voulte for lunch before an optional excursion to Vercors, including a wine tasting, the Rousset mountain pass, Vassieux en Vercors, La Chapelle en Vercors and Pont en Royans, famous for its suspension houses. Board in Tain l'Hermitage for dinner.

B, D

Day 7

Arrive in Vienne after breakfast, where there is an optional walking tour, before cruising over lunch to Lyon with free time or an optional guided tour of the city. Dinner is on board before cruising up the Saône, past the illuminated old neighbourhoods of Lyon.

B, D

Day 8

Spend the morning travelling past Beaujolais and Mâconnais vineyards before arriving in Tournus. After a brief stop, cruise north on the Saône through beautiful countryside until reaching Chalon-sur-Saône and enjoy a gala evening on board.

B, D

Day 9

Disembark after breakfast in Chalon-sur-Saône and head north to the overnight hotel in the area of Reims for a one night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.

B, D

Day 10

Continue the journey via Calais and the short sea crossing to Dover before travelling on to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to take you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

MS Mistral


The CroisiEurope ship, MS Mistral, has 78 cabins with private facilities and a delightful panoramic lounge with dance floor and bar plus a comfortable restaurant, gift shop and spacious sundeck.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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