Transfer from Avignon downtown to Le Phénicien, followed by a
short visit of the town and dinner on board.
After breakfast, start with a visit to one of the best cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
with wine tasting, followed by a guided tour to the Palace of the Popes.
This afternoon, sail down to Vallabrègues, a quiet and charming
little port where you can play pétanque, the traditional game
of Provence. Dinner on board.
This morning, choose between an excursion to the monumental Pont du Gard or a tour to the charming medieval village of Les Baux de Provence. After lunch, cruise down to Arles. Arles is a classified world heritage site and is often called an open-air museum thanks to its wealth of Roman and medieval monuments.
Enjoy a guided tour to Arles home of the famous painter Van Gogh. Head
west on the Canal du Rhône and moor in Bellegarde, a typical village
proud of its bull fights traditions.
After a guided tour to Beaucaire or Tarascon (twin towns separated by the Rhône River) and their famous castles dating back to the middle ages, set off for a visit to a famous Costières de Nîmes cellar. Learn how the ancient Romans made wine 20 centuries ago. Navigate the canal down to Saint Gilles, a city famous for its Christian pilgrimages.
This morning continue to the wild region of Camargue that links the Petit Rhône with inland seas. Visit a typical ranch where the local authentic cowboys show how they tend the herds of bulls on their superb white horses. End your excursion in Aigues-Mortes, a 14th century walled city rising from a flat landscape. This city was originally the port from which St Louis set sail on his Crusades and now hosts a perfectly preserved medieval fortress.
After breakfast, departure transfer to Aigues-Mortes downtown.