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The Gateway to Provence

The Gateway to Provence

A 'no fly' holiday travelling by coach to join your floating hotel at Chalon-sur-Saone, a perfect combination of wonderful scenery, picturesque villages and historic cities

Provence, the Camargue, the Rhone Valley and the Saone


Your door to door service will transfer you to our tour coach for the journey to Dover and the ferry crossing to Calais, we will continue to Reims for our overnight stay.



After breakfast we travel to Troyes for a little free time before we travel to Chaol-sur-Saone where we board our ship in time to settle into our cabins before our welcome cocktail and introduction to the crew, the ship will said in the evening towards Macon.

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After breakfast on board, there will be a little free time for a stroll in the old town of Macon, before the ship leaves for Montmerle. After lunch on board, we enjoy a coach tour of the Beaujolais vineyards, followed by a visit to the Hameau du Vin, a wine museum. WE return to the ship for dinner as we sail on the Saone, passing the illuminated old neighbourhoods of Lyon, a unique spectacle.

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This morning we have a guided tour of Lyon, admirably situated at the confluence of the Rhone and the Saone, we return to the ship for lunch and spend the afternoon cruising towards Tain L'Hermitage, arriving this evening, dinner on board.

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We spend the morning cruising, passing close to Valence, Montelimar and Viviers, after lunch on board our excursion takes us to the Ardeche Gorges, where we follow the famous 'route des gorges'. Here the Ardeche has eroded the cliff-face to create a grand natural arch, we visit the decorated Pont d'Arc Cavern which contains the regions earliest known pictorial drawings, we return to the ships for dinner and cruise towards Avignon.

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Enjoy breakfast on board, this morning we visit the Palais des Papes, City of the Popes, back to the ship for lunch and cruise to Aries, arriving during the afternoon. There will be free time in the city centre before we return to the ship for dinner.

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After breakfast we depart by coach for a scenic tour through the Camargue, a huge nature reserve where the sea and marshland are inhabited by an amazing array of water fowl and birds. There will be free time in the delightful town of SAintes=Marles-de-la-Mer, famous for its religious gypsy gatherings! We return to the ship for lunch and cruis towarads Port Saint-Louis taking the Fos Canal which runs alongside the Mediterranean towards Martigues, dinner on board and Gala evening.

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We disembark after breakfast and travel north for dinner and our overnight stay.

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Our journey continues north towards Arras for dinner and our final overnight stay.

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Following breakfast we travel to Calais for our ferry crossing and your door to door service home.


B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

MS VAN GOGH  4 star

A two deck ship with 78 cabins and carries 158 passengers, facilities include lounge bar with dance floor, bar, dining room, sundeck with deck chairs, library and a gift shop.  Cabins are ensuite, air-conditioned and have hairdryer, satellite TV and safe, WiFi is available on board.



Door to door service

Return ferry crossing Dover to Calais


6 nights all inclusive accommodation on board MS Van Gogh

(All breakfast, lunches & 3 course et menu dinner, all local wines, spirits, beers and water during meals and at the bar)

3 overnight stays with dinner & breakfast

Coach tours as mentioned in the itinerary

English speaking guide during excursions

All entrance fees mentioned

Services of a Tour Manager throughout



£290 Single main deck cabin supplement

£95 Upper deck cabin per person

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
Abergele Water Street Abergele, Water Street
Opposite Bowling Green
Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop Bangor, Tesco Bus Stop
Chester Holiday Inn South Chester, Holiday Inn South
Chirk, Moreton Park Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Station Colwyn Bay, Station
Ewloe St Davids Park Ewloe, MainRoad Outside St Davids Park Hotel
Flint, Jones Motors Flint, Jones Motors
Holywell, Bus Station Holywell, Bus Station
Home Pick Up Home Pick Up
Llandudno Jct Station Llandudno Junction Station Car Park
Llandudno Mostyn Broadway Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park, Bus Stop
Wrexham A483/A5152 Svcs Wrexham A483/A5152 Svcs
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