Avalon Waterways Launches Rhone River Itinerary

Discovery Cooking Demonstration // Courtesy of Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterway has launched the first departure of the new Active & Discovery on the Rhône itinerary aboard the Avalon Poetry II.

All Active & Discovery on the Rhône travelers will begin their journey in Arles and end their cruise in Lyon.

Highlights of the customizable Rhône itinerary include:

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Cruisers can arrive and navigate Arles using Avalon’s GPS-based AvalonGO app to see and experience the city’s restaurants, museums, markets and more. Afterwards, they can bike through Provence’s Camargue, known as Western Europe’s largest river delta and France’s very own “Wild West.” 

For travelers looking to learn on their trip, a painting class is available. In the afternoon, they can spend time on a Provencial farm to see how olive oil is made, then taste it. Other options include hiking through Camargue Nature Park or a tasting and visit at an oyster farm.

In the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon, travelers can join an expert guide for a walk along the medieval ramparts to the historic center. There, they can witness the Palace of the Popes before heading to the city’s Les Halles market. Then, they can go on a picnic outing.

Cruisers looking to experience destinations from the air can hop on a helicopter to take in Gordes, the “Island City” of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse and more. Other options include e-biking through the Gard region; a Musée des Arômes visit; a wine-blending workshop; or a Pont du Gard canoeing adventure.

For more information, visit https://www.avalonwaterways.com/

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