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Cruise along the South-North Axis from Arles to Amsterdam (port-to-port cruise)

Let yourself be tempted by this charming cruise along  two mythical rivers, the Rhone and the Rhine. From the France via Germany to Netherlands you will enjoy 11 unforgettable days. Discover Arles and Avignon, two UNESCO World Heritage cities willing to retale their history through pleasant walks or bike rides. Visit also Mainz with its cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Trip code : ASA_PP

Duration : 11 days

Destination :

Travel Dates :2022

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The combination of history, tradition and culture, a passionate encounter
  • Visit the hidden treasures in France, Germany and Holland
  • Historic sites, charming towns, the wonderful flavours of the products from the regions - so much pleasure to share during a cruise
  • Discover(1):
    • Arles and its vestiges of the Roman Empire
    • Avignon and the Papal Palace
    • Strasbourg, European capital
    • Amsterdam and its unique atmosphere
    • The open-air museum in Arnhem

DAY 1

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board. In the evening, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Arles, a highly cultural town enriched with vestiges from the Roman Empire.

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Discover the Camargue. We'll visit a "manade" (bull breeding farm) and learn about how a manadier works with the animals.
DISCOVERY: Safari in jeeps through the Camargue for an original immersion in the wilderness.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Martigues. Enjoy some free time exploring the city on your own before we set off once again for Avignon.

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Avignon and the Papal Palace.
DISCOVERY: Hike along the Pont du Gard and visit to the museum.
In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Tour of the Ardèche Gorges.
Our ship will cruise to Viviers.

This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Discover the Vercors and taste the famous Clairette de Die*. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise to Lyon.

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking in Lyon and travel by coach to Basel.

Passengers are welcome to board our ship a. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. We'll enjoy dinner on board.

DAY 6

This morning, join us for an excursion included in both packages: A guided tour of Breisach, just one of the lovely riverside cities we’ll visit, along with a wine tasting.*

This afternoon, join us for an optional excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum.(3) Colmar is a colorful city bursting with Alsatian charm. We’ll spend time in the romantic Little Venice neighborhood before visiting the Unterlinden Museum. The museum exhibits span 7,000 years—from prehistoric times to modern art. The most regarded masterpiece in its collection is the polyptych by artists Niclaus of Haguenau and Grünewald.

Join us for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

We'll arrive in Strasbourg early this afternoon. Optional excursion for both packages: Boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its cathedral.
Enjoy an evening of dancing as our ship starts sailing towards Mainz

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.)
DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards.
We'll return on board and cruise up the most beautiful part of the Rhine River towards Koblenz, passing numerous castles as well as the infamous Lorelei Rock along the way. This evening, join our hostess for a tour of the city.

We'll depart for Cologne, reaching it later this morning. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne on foot. Our tour will allow you to wonder at the majestic cathedral, the old town as well as the famous Fragrance Museum (exterior only.) Enjoy time at leisure in the city before we head back to the ship in Düsseldorf by coach. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. 

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. Meanwhile, our ship cruises towards Nijmegen where we'll board it again after our tour. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 11

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

FAQ & Travel Blog

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom -   - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner lunch on Day 5 (excluding drinks)- coach transfer from Lyon to Basel - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum

You will set off on foot from accompanied by your guides and visit the town of Mainz. Capital of the Rhine Palatinate, Mainz was founded more than 2000 years ago by the Romans. In the 17th and 18th ce

DURATION 02:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 41 AUD

On-board : 46 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Touring Rhineland vineyards

Leaving from Mainz, you'll travel to either Nierstein or Nackenheim to discover the largest Germany wine-growing territory in the area: the Rheinhessen. We'll settle in for an open-air wagon r

DURATION 03:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 120 AUD

On-board : 134 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Hike along the pont du Gard and visit to the museum

You'll leave by coach for the Pont du Gard, a true masterpiece of ancient architecture. Built as a three-level aqueduct, it carried water across the Gardon River. We'll hike along the aqueduct

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 98 AUD

On-board : 109 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum

Colmar will charm you with its authenticity and typically Alsatian architecture composed of brightly painted half-timbered facades dating from the Middle Ages. You'll discover the quintessential n

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 100 AUD

On-board : 112 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Köln

Departure on foot for downtown Köln. You will discover the city in the company of your guide. Crossroads of Europe since the Middle Ages, Köln has kept its importance as a vibrant commercial

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 88 AUD

On-board : 98 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Touring the Camargue and visiting a manade

Enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the Camargue. Sit back and admire the rivers, marshes, ponds, pink flamingoes, black bulls and the famous, indigenous Camargue horses. Discover the salt and rice field

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 112 AUD

On-board : 124 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
''Safari'' in the Camargue

Far from the tourist traps, discover the Petite and Grande Camargue from the back of a jeep with local guides who will share their enthusiasm for this legendary area. You'll cross the Parc Naturel

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 165 AUD

On-board : 183 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Avignon and the Pope's Palace

You will set out on foot for the guided tour of the old town of Avignon. With the Pope's Palace, classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO and a testimony to the city's past when it was known

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 51 AUD

On-board : 56 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Visit of the Dutch Open Air Museum of Arnhem

Departure from Wesel by coach in the company of your hostess for the Dutch Open Air Museum in Arnhem, which is located in a beautiful wooded park (44 ha). Some 80 authentic farms, windmills, workshops

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 126 AUD

On-board : 139 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided walking tour of Arles

Departure on foot for the guided tour of Arles. Arles with its two thousand years of history has preserved an exceptional monumental heritage, making the city a veritable open-air museum. Welcome to o

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 34 AUD

On-board : 37 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Gorges de l'Ardèche

Set off on a panoramic tour by coach to the Ardeche Gorges, an area which abounds with wonderful dramatic and unspoilt natural scenery. Your breath will be taken away by the views of the mountain reli

DURATION 04:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 83 AUD

On-board : 92 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Excursion into the Vercors

Departure by coach from La Voulte towards Die. Carved out in limestone, the Vercors Regional Nature Park extends over 186,000 hectares between the Isère Valley to the North and the Diois to the

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 112 AUD

On-board : 124 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Boat tour of Strasbourg and a visit to its cathedral

Discover Strasbourg from the water! We’ll see all the great sites on the riverbanks, from Petite France—listed as UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988—to the European quarter where

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 98 AUD

On-board : 109 AUD

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Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points(2) - personal expenses.