7 days $3290 per person

The 9-cabin “Le Phenicien” river barge cruises along the Rhone river and the tranquil waterways of the Camargue. It meanders through the Provence and the Languedoc-Roussillon regions of France, with thousands of years of culture, world-renowned wines, and gastronomic food in a surrounding of unspoiled nature that will charm you.

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.


Package Price Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation on “Le Phenicien”
  • Daily breakfast, daily lunch, daily dinner
  • All facilities of the boat and full open bar.
  • All excursions described in the itinerary with wine tasting
  • Hotel service & VAT

*Price is per person, double occupancy based on low season rates. Mid-season rate of $3500 per person/double and high season rate of $3990 per person/double. Rate subject to change due to currency exchange rate.

©2008 Art du Voyage