(TAKING DEPOSITS NOW) RIVER CRUISE- JOIN OUR GROUP - Sept 24/2019 Active & Discovery on the Rhône

Day 1 Arles (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception Day 2 Port-Saint-Louis: Choice of excursion to a local oyster farm with tasting, or either guided hike or bike tour through the Camargue Regional Natural Park Day 3 Arles: Choice of guided tour in Arles, meet a local bullfighter, or guided hike through the Hell Valley and visit Carrière de Lumières, or painting workshop Day 4 Avignon: Choice of guided tour in Avignon, or guided bike tour with wine tasting, or visit the Museum of Aromas and Perfume Day 5 Viviers: Choice of guided canoe trip down the Gorges de l’Ardèche, or guided hike in the Natural Reserve of Cirque d’Estre, or visit lock Bollène and its power plant, or guided speleological excursion with wine tasting in the caves, or visit the Crocodile Farm; evening guided tour of Viviers Day 6 Tain l’Hermitage/Tournon–Lyon: Choice of rail-bike tour, or guided hike in the vineyards, or guided tour of Tournon, or visit the Valrhona factory and museum; onboard cooking demonstration; evening guided tour of Lyon Day 7 Lyon: Choice of culinary tour, or Lyonnaise culinary workshop, or Urban Hike through Lyon’s Traboules Day 8 Lyon (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning Throughout the Ship: Complimentary Wi-Fi Panoramic windows Elegant, contemporary design & decor Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges Covered Observation Lounge Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day. CALL THOMPSON TRAVEL 306-682-2422 for more information. EMAIL thompson_trvl@sasktel.net Watch our Website www.thompsontravel.ca Stop in and say HI! 613 9th street LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

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Your Active & Discovery river cruise is full of Avalon Choice inclusions for each port you visit along the Rhône River. Choose the Active, Classic, and Discovery included excursions that speak to you—from casual and leisurely to cultural and active. In addition to classic sightseeing and relaxed free time, you can visit an oyster farm, bike through Camargue Regional Nature Park to spot flamingos, or take a painting workshop in Arles—in the style of Van Gogh. You’ll have the classic sightseeing and relaxing activities in each destination, along with your choice of included arts, culture, and cuisine excursions, for the French vacation you’ve dreamed of.

Take a canoe excursion or linger in a corner cafés; stroll Avignon’s papal palace or attend a wine tasting in an underground cave. Admire the lovely scenery of the French countryside, or join a culinary walk to discover architecture and local specialties, or take a cooking class in Lyon. With so many included choices, you’ll find the perfect way to spend your day—from a ghost tour in Viviers to a guided bike ride through the birthplace of rosé wines; to a chocolate factory tour and a visit to a French museum of perfumes. Our Active & Discovery Rhône River cruise with Avalon Choice includes activities and excursions to experience the Rhône River your way and at your pace.

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You will visit the following 8 places:

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is a prairie and boreal province in west-central Canada, the only province with entirely man-made borders. It is a landlocked province with large distances to moderating bodies of waters. As a result, its climate is extremely continental, rendering severe winters all throughout the province. Southern areas have very warm or hot summers. Saskatchewan has been inhabited for thousands of years by various indigenous groups, and first explored by Europeans in 1690 and settled in 1774. It became a province in 1905, and in the early 20th century the province became known as a stronghold for Canadian democratic socialism; North America's first social-democratic government was elected in 1944.   

Marseille

Marseille

Marseille, known in antiquity as Massalia, is the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 852,395 within its administrative limits on a land area of 240.62 km2. The urban area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits with a population of over 1,420,000 on an area of 1,204 km2. 1,530,000 or 1,601,095 people live in the Marseille metropolitan area. Located on the southeast coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France's largest commercial port and largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. Marseille is the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, as well as the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department. Its inhabitants are called Marseillais.

Lyon

Lyon

Lyon, a city in east-central France, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Lyon, also written Lyons in English, is the third largest city in France and centre of the second largest metropolitan area in the country. It is the capital of the Rhone-Alpes region and the Rhône département. It is known as a gastronomic and historical city with a vibrant cultural scene. It is also the birthplace of cinema.

Avignon

Avignon

Avignon is a commune in the Vaucluse department in southeastern France. The city is well known for its Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes), where several popes and antipopes lived from the early 14th to early 15th centuries. It is situated on the left bank of the Rhône, a few kilometres above its confluence with the Durance, about 580 km (360.4 mi) south-east of Paris, 229 km (142.3 mi) south of Lyon and 85 km (52.8 mi) north-north-west of Marseille. Avignon occupies a large oval-shaped area, not fully populated and covered in great part by parks and gardens. The historic centre, which includes the Palais des Papes, the cathedral, and the Pont d'Avignon, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The medieval monuments and the annual Festival d'Avignon have helped to make the town a major centre for tourism.

Arles

Arles

Tain-l’Hermitage

Tain-l’Hermitage

Salon-de-Provence

Salon-de-Provence

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

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