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Secrets of Provence River Cruise

Sublime, sun-drenched towns and cities rich with history and glittering waterways await on this fabulous cruise holiday. This fabulous cruise brings you the very best of France’s elegant Provence region.

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager up to embarkation & from disembarkation of the MS Anne-Marie
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated St Pancras Departure Office
  • Standard Class rail and coach travel
  • 6 nights aboard the Anne-Marie
  • 17 meals including 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners
  • All inclusive selection of complimentary beers, wines and soft drinks
  • Exciting excursions and free time to explore
  • Excursion to the picturesque French Village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert
  • Enjoy a tour of the beautiful Aigues-Mortes
  • See wild white horses at Camargue
  • Enjoy a  guided tour of historic Arles, the home of some of Europe’s best Roman ruins
  • Guided tour of Arles with a tasting of local produce
  • Excursion to The Camargue
  • Tour of Aigues-Mortes with a local guide
  • Shellfish tasting at Étang De Thau
  • Sightseeing tour of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

Day 1: To Sete

Early this morning we meet at our dedicated Departure Office at St Pancras International and depart on the Eurostar direct to Avignon. On arrival we transfer to Sete, in the afternoon we board our home for the next seven days, the delightful Anne-Marie, a stylish hotel barge.

Day 2: Étang De Thau & Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert

This morning takes us to Étang De Thau, world-famous for its shellfish. We visit the Étang De Thau Museum, where we learn about the history of the shell-fishing trade and discover how the farmers and fishermen made their living. We sample some of the freshly caught shellfish while savouring the beautiful scenery from a terrace along this unique seascape. This afternoon we enjoy an excursion by coach to Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, a beautiful French village tucked away in the folds of a verdant valley and boasting a wealth of medieval treasures.

Day 3: Palavas-Les-Flots

Today we visit an authentic ‘manade’ farm and discover the life of its herders, taking part in a bull sorting routine. We enjoy snacks made fresh on the farm and sample local produce before returning to the ship.

Day 4: Aigues Mortes

Today we take a tour of Aigues-Mortes, perhaps one of the most beautiful sites in Provence.

Day 5: The Camargue

Today we visit the Camargue, home to 140,000 hectares of natural wetlands, showcasing an array of different wildlife. This is a paradise for nature lovers as we see wild white horses and even the odd flamingo.

Day 6: Arles

Today we enjoy a guided tour of historic Arles, the home of some of Europe’s best Roman ruins. With a long history dating back to Celtic times, Arles’ heritage of conquest over the years has left it with a rich variety of architecture, which we explore during our visit.

Day 7: To London

This morning we enjoy a buffet breakfast on board before making our way to Arles station. Here we will take the the train to Paris via Nimes, then change for our Eurostar service back home to London.

Your Ship: MS Anne-Marie

This contemporary and stylish hotel barge offers its passengers the best in modern river cruising. The barge has a maximum capacity of just 22, with 11 well-appointed cabins. It boasts a spacious lounge with a bar, allowing guests to enjoy a drink while the barge sails right into the heart of the Provence Region’s historical cities on the tour.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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7 Days

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