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Lyon, Provencal Rhone & The Camargue

Riviera Travel MS Lord Byron
Date 9th Apr 25
Nights 10 Nights
1
UK to Lyon, France
Arrive, transfer and board MS Lord Byron for your 10-night cruise.
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Macon, France
Step ashore in the Macon wine region - gateway to the Beaujolais vineyards. Walk the Heritage Trail from Old Saint Vincent to the General Hospital buildings, half-timbered house and Soufflot Chapel, maybe stopping en-route to sample local wines at one of the town's many tasting displays. Visit the Old Cathedral of Saint-Vincent and the newer neo-Romanesque Cathedral of St Vincent. Step back in time at the Museum of Ursulines and Memorial Citoyen or visit Lamartines Chateau - birthplace of the renowned 19th-century French poet Lamartine. You can also join a trip to the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny.
3
Chalon & Beaune, France
You’ll wake up today in Chalon, gateway to Burgundy and home of Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography. This morning’s tour introduces you to the pretty and small villages that produce some of the world’s most sublime wines – Meursault, Volnay, Pommard, Gevrey-Chambertin, and many more. Nearby is medieval Beaune, Burgundy’s wine capital; which is wonderful to wander around. At its centre you'll find Hospices de Beaune, also known as the Hôtel-Dieu; originally built in the 15th century as a hospital for the disadvantaged, it’s a jewel of High Gothic architecture with its colourful glazed roof tiles arranged in dazzling geometric patterns. A prestigious annual wine auction takes place here each November, with proceeds going to benefit the Hospices and its charity work. Of course, you can’t visit Burgundy without sampling its amazing wines; so you'll get to visit the cellars of a leading traditional winemaker for a tour and tasting before returning to the ship for lunch.
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Lyon, France
Lyon is France's third largest city and sits at the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers. Pay a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière hilltop church with its extravagant interior and Museum of Sacred Art. Explore over 2,000 years of history as you discover the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, Renaissance architecture along Vieux Lyon's cobbled streets and secret alleyways; and the Presqu'île peninsula's scenic plazas, opera house, and city hall. Culture fans make a beeline to Musee des Beaux-Arts, Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière, and Institut Lumière. Escape to the tranquil botanical gardens, animal-filled zoo, and pedal-boating lake at Parc de la Tete d'Or. Don't miss the traboules; covered passageways below buildings that connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill.
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Ardeche Gorges, France
This morning the cruise continues downstream; in the distance you'll catch sight of the majestic Alps, before the landscape turns less green and Mediterranean-like with terracotta roofs and the aromas of cypress and pine trees scenting the air. After a leisurely lunch, the Ardeche Gorges come into view - sheer limestone cliffs that plunge 1,000 feet into the water and meander through rock formations to the huge natural arch, the Pont d'Arc. Admire the emerging caves, grottoes, and natural sculptures around every turn as the scenery becomes gentler as the ship returns to the Rhone Valley and the medieval town of Viviers. The ship moors here for a short time so you can view the stunning 12th-century cathedral, before continuing through the deep Bollene lock as you relax over dinner this evening.
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Avignon, Pont du Gard & Uzes
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Arles & Les Baux-de-Provence
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Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone, Camargue & Ornithological Park
9
Orange & Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Lyon, France
Lyon is France's third largest city and sits at the confluence of the Rhone and Saone rivers. Pay a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière hilltop church with its extravagant interior and Museum of Sacred Art. Explore over 2,000 years of history as you discover the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, Renaissance architecture along Vieux Lyon's cobbled streets and secret alleyways; and the Presqu'île peninsula's scenic plazas, opera house, and city hall. Culture fans make a beeline to Musee des Beaux-Arts, Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière, and Institut Lumière. Escape to the tranquil botanical gardens, animal-filled zoo, and pedal-boating lake at Parc de la Tete d'Or. Don't miss the traboules; covered passageways below buildings that connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill.
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Lyon, France
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
Includes:
  • 10 nights on board a five-star ship
  • Return flights & transfers
  • Full board
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
  • Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
  • Checked luggage
  • All port charges & airport taxes

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Background
MS Lord Byron
Overview
How can one adequately sum up the brand new, wonderfully elegant five-star MS Lord Byron? How can we describe this extraordinary vessel that’s truly one of the finest ships of its type afloat anywhere in the world? Quite simply, every single aspect and element is designed to the highest possible specification and our own exacting standards to bring you the very best and most enjoyable river cruising experience, in the most luxurious comfort. We have worked tirelessly with our Swiss partner Scylla AG, one of the world’s most experienced luxury rivership builders with a pedigree stretching back over nearly 40 years, to design the perfect vessel, with virtually no expense spared. You’ll feel the unmistakable understated opulence of this extraordinary vessel as you board through the spacious, marble-floored lobby. Stylish furnishings using environmentally friendly materials are beautifully combined with the most advanced safety systems … and the work of a wonderful designer’s eye conjuring up the classic lines and sophistication of a luxurious ocean liner. As always, the finesse is in the detail - beautifully crafted tropical hardwoods, wrought iron, highly polished copper and brass, all beautifully illuminated then added to soft leather furnishings and imaginative colour schemes, promotes a subtle, chic ambience of exceptional taste. Intuitive, unobtrusive service is graceful, efficient yet friendly as you might expect from a Swissoperated ship with 35 staff serving just 140 guests. This outstanding ratio of 4:1 allows a personal touch which makes such a difference to your cruise. Plus unlike other vessels typically carrying up to 200 passengers, you’ll enjoy simply far more space – as well as a smaller, more intimate dining experience.
MS Lord Byron
MS Lord Byron - Main Restaurant MS Lord Byron - Main Restaurant
Food & Drink

Restaurant on the Diamond Deck serving early bird breakfast, light lunch and dinner (to be reserved on board subject to availability)

Main Restaurant - on the Ruby Deck serving buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner

Entertainment

The Sun Deck is the hub for entertainment onboard. The forward viewing area is perfect for watching the historic riverside villages, steep vine-clad valley sides and other scenic wonders glide serenely by. It’s well equipped with plenty of comfortable outdoor chairs and sun-loungers, deck games including shuffleboard and giant chess, a small splash pool where you can cool off, and a full bar service. Sometimes barbecues are held here too, weather dependent of course – a great way to meet new people over a glass of wine.

MS Lord Byron - Wellness Area MS Lord Byron - Wellness Area
Health & Fitness

Wellness area with sauna, and steam room

Kids & Teens

Please note: MS Lord Byron does not provide facilities to accommodate Kids/Teens.

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Lyon, Provencal Rhone & The Camargue
MS Lord Byron
9th Apr 25
10 Nights
£2,699
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