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'Le Phénicien' - Canal du Rhône à Séte and Rhône River

'Le Phénicien' cruises the Rhône River and the tranquil waterways of the Camargue, meandering through Provence and the Languedoc wine region. Experience the fascinating local culture while relaxing in refined comfort aboard this welcoming barge. Excursions en route take you to a manade (ranch), where cowboys demonstrate herding techniques, and to the historic Palais des Papes in Avignon.

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Itinerary

Day 1: SUNDAY

Meet in Nîmes for transfer to ‘Le Phénicien,’ moored in Aigues- Mortes. After a welcome apéritif, explore this 14th-century walled city before your first gourmet dinner on board.

'Le Phénicien'   |   Meals: D
Day 2: MONDAY

Cruise to the Camargue this morning, heading east on the Canal du Rhône à Sète that links the Petit Rhône with the étangs (inland seas) dotting the Mediterranean coast. Moor in the quiet village of Gallician before visiting a prestigious manade (ranch) where local cowboys on white horses demonstrate how they tend their herds of bulls.

'Le Phénicien'   |   Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: TUESDAY

An unforgettable cruise takes you to the Roman city of Arles, the "open-air museum" of Provence. Join your guide to explore the haunts of Vincent Van Gogh, who painted a myriad of canvases here in 1888.

'Le Phénicien'   |   Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: WEDNESDAY

While cruising the mighty River Rhône, ‘Le Phénicien’ passes through the 36-foot-high lock at Beaucaire en route to Vallabrègues, a charming port where a lively game of pétanque awaits. In the afternoon, visit medieval les Baux-de-Provence, dramatically set atop a rocky plateau of the Alpilles.

'Le Phénicien'   |   Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: THURSDAY

After breakfast, cruise to historic Villeneuve-les-Avignon for a guided excursion to Le Pont du Gard. This masterpiece of Roman engineering is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an informative museum showcasing the historic significance of the magnificent tri-level aqueduct.

'Le Phénicien'   |   Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: FRIDAY

This morning, visit one of the best cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a guided visit and wine tasting. Reboard the barge for a lunchtime cruise to the walled city of Avignon, with its Palais des Papes that served as a fortress as well as a palace. With walls that are 13 feet thick in some places and defensive towers reaching to 165 feet, the Palais des Papes remains a symbol of the time when Avignon was the fortified center of the Christian world. Gather tonight for a farewell dinner to mark your last evening on board 'Le Phénicien.'

'Le Phénicien'   |   Meals: B, L, D
Day 7: SATURDAY

After breakfast, transfer to Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, where your journey ends.

Meals: B

Cruise itinerary operates in reverse direction on alternate weeks.

Canal Barge Cruising in Europe is a relaxed way of travel that is inherently flexible and subject to change. The above itinerary is an example of the places you may see and visit during your cruise; your actual itinerary may vary.

Dates & Prices

Price displayed is per person, or in the case of Canal & River Cruising, could represent charter price for the cruise.

For availability and reservations, call 800 554 7016.

Apr. 20, 2014 - Apr. 26, 2014 $3,560 Cabin Available
Apr. 20, 2014 - Apr. 26, 2014 $57,795 6-night charter Available
Apr. 27, 2014 - May. 03, 2014 $4,085 Cabin Available
Apr. 27, 2014 - May. 03, 2014 $64,730 6-night charter Available
May. 04, 2014 - May. 10, 2014 $4,085 Cabin Available
May. 04, 2014 - May. 10, 2014 $64,730 6-night charter Available
May. 11, 2014 - May. 17, 2014 $4,520 Cabin Available
May. 11, 2014 - May. 17, 2014 $72,825 6-night charter Available
May. 18, 2014 - May. 24, 2014 $4,520 Cabin Available
May. 18, 2014 - May. 24, 2014 $72,825 6-night charter Available
May. 25, 2014 - May. 31, 2014 $4,520 Cabin Available
May. 25, 2014 - May. 31, 2014 $72,825 6-night charter Available
Jun. 01, 2014 - Jun. 07, 2014 $4,520 Cabin Available
Jun. 01, 2014 - Jun. 07, 2014 $72,825 6-night charter Available
Jun. 08, 2014 - Jun. 14, 2014 $4,520 Cabin Available
Jun. 08, 2014 - Jun. 14, 2014 $72,825 6-night charter Available
Jun. 15, 2014 - Jun. 21, 2014 $4,520 Cabin Available
Jun. 15, 2014 - Jun. 21, 2014 $72,825 6-night charter Available
Jun. 22, 2014 - Jun. 28, 2014 $4,085 Cabin Available
Jun. 22, 2014 - Jun. 28, 2014 $64,730 6-night charter Available
Jun. 29, 2014 - Jul. 05, 2014 $4,085 Cabin Available
Jun. 29, 2014 - Jul. 05, 2014 $64,730 6-night charter Available
Jul. 06, 2014 - Jul. 12, 2014 $4,085 Cabin Available
Jul. 06, 2014 - Jul. 12, 2014 $64,730 6-night charter Available
Jul. 13, 2014 - Jul. 19, 2014 $3,560 Cabin Available
Jul. 13, 2014 - Jul. 19, 2014 $57,795 6-night charter Available
Jul. 20, 2014 - Jul. 26, 2014 $3,560 Cabin Available
Jul. 20, 2014 - Jul. 26, 2014 $57,795 6-night charter Available
Jul. 27, 2014 - Aug. 02, 2014 $3,560 Cabin Available
Jul. 27, 2014 - Aug. 02, 2014 $57,795 6-night charter Available
Aug. 03, 2014 - Aug. 09, 2014 $3,560 Cabin Available
Aug. 03, 2014 - Aug. 09, 2014 $57,795 6-night charter Available
Aug. 10, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014 $3,560 Cabin Available
Aug. 10, 2014 - Aug. 16, 2014 $57,795 6-night charter Available
Aug. 17, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014 $4,085 Cabin Available
Aug. 17, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014 $64,730 6-night charter Available
Aug. 24, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 $4,085 Cabin Available
Aug. 24, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014 $64,730 6-night charter Available
Aug. 31, 2014 - Sep. 06, 2014 $4,520 Cabin Available
Aug. 31, 2014 - Sep. 06, 2014 $72,825 6-night charter Available
Sep. 07, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 $4,520 Cabin Available
Sep. 07, 2014 - Sep. 13, 2014 $72,825 6-night charter Available
Sep. 14, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 $4,520 Cabin Available
Sep. 14, 2014 - Sep. 20, 2014 $72,825 6-night charter Available
Sep. 21, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 $4,520 Cabin Available
Sep. 21, 2014 - Sep. 27, 2014 $72,825 6-night charter Available
Sep. 28, 2014 - Oct. 04, 2014 $4,520 Cabin Available
Sep. 28, 2014 - Oct. 04, 2014 $72,825 6-night charter Available
Oct. 05, 2014 - Oct. 11, 2014 $4,085 Cabin Available
Oct. 05, 2014 - Oct. 11, 2014 $64,730 6-night charter Available
Oct. 12, 2014 - Oct. 18, 2014 $4,085 Cabin Available
Oct. 12, 2014 - Oct. 18, 2014 $64,730 6-night charter Available
Oct. 19, 2014 - Oct. 25, 2014 $3,560 Cabin Available
Oct. 19, 2014 - Oct. 25, 2014 $57,795 6-night charter Available
Oct. 26, 2014 - Nov. 01, 2014 $3,560 Cabin Available
Oct. 26, 2014 - Nov. 01, 2014 $57,795 6-night charter Available
Nov. 02, 2014 - Nov. 08, 2014 $3,560 Cabin Available
Nov. 02, 2014 - Nov. 08, 2014 $57,795 6-night charter Available

Pricing Options & Surcharges

Please ask about special prices for charters with 12 to 17 passengers.

Cruise itinerary is subject to change and operates in reverse direction on alternate weeks.