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Belmond Napoléon Available Journeys

ARLES TO TAIN L'HERMITAGE TAIN L'HERMITAGE TO ARLES TAIN L'HERMITAGE TO CHALON-SUR-SAONE

ARLES TO TAIN L’HERMITAGE

Departing: April 2019 – October 2019
Duration: 7 days/6 nights

ITINERARY

Day 1 ::

  • Meet your crew and guide for a Champagne reception. In the late afternoon, curise to Arles.
  • Dine on regional specialities onboard. After dinner, tour Arles, famous for its Roman ruins. Van Gough also stayed here from 1888 to 1889.
  • Day 2 ::

  • Visit the traditional 18th-century provençal bastide in St Rémy for an olive oil tasting.
  • Relax as you cruise to Avignon past the famous bridge, Pont Saint-Bénezet.
  • Moor opposite the city gates then visit the spectacular Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct.
  • Enjoy drinks on deck and a sumptuous dinner.
  • Day 3 ::

  • our Avignon, home to the Popes of Avignon in the 1300s. Enjoy a guided walk around this magnificent city and the Palace of the Popes.
  • Take time to peruse the shops or sample French café culture.
  • Lunch on the barge then visit the world-famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard.
  • Enjoy a wine tasting then cruise to Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts village.
  • Day 4 ::

  • Tour the Roman city of Orange, built in 100BC. Discover two of the finest Roman monuments in Europe.
  • Cruise to Viviers, passing through the Bollène lock, with its dramatic 23-metre drop.
  • Then enjoy a leisurely stroll around this medieval town.
  • Day 5 ::

  • Visit Nyons, a typical Provençal village, and visit a lavender distillery and 18th-century olive mill.
  • Have lunch at the picturesque village of Grignan, famed for its medieval château.
  • Visit a truffle farm to learn about and taste this world-renowned delicacy.
  • Join the barge at Le Pouzin and cruise to La Voulte.
  • Day 6 ::

  • Visit a colourful market in La Voulte with the chef. Pick out ingredients for lunch and enjoy on board.
  • Cruise past the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône to Tain or Tournon.
  • Visit Chez Ferraton, whose winery is a stroll away, and enjoy a tasting and tour.
  • Back on board dine on a wonderful farewell gala dinner.
  • Day 7 ::

  • Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

TAIN L’HERMITAGE TO ARLES

Departing: April 2019 – September 2019
Duration: 7 days/6 nights

ITINERARY

Day 1 ::

  • Board at Tain l’Hermitage or Tournon and meet your crew for a Champagne reception.
  • Enjoy a wine-tasting at Mr Ferraton’s winery only steps away.
  • Later, dine on superb cuisine accompanied by France’s finest wines.
  • Day 2 ::

  • Cruise to Viviers while watching the beautiful Rhône Valley glide by.
  • Enjoy a guided walk of this charming medieval town in the mid-afternoon.
  • Return to the barge and play the traditional Provençal game pétanque.
  • Day 3 ::

  • Enjoy a scenic drive to Nyons, a Provençal village with a lavender distillery and 18th-century olive mill. Have lunch at pretty Grignan.
  • Visit a truffle farm to learn about and taste this world-renowned delicacy.
  • Then cruise south to Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts. Pass through the Bollène lock, with its dramatic 23-metre drop.
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    Day 4 ::

  • Visit the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a wine tasting.
  • Lunch on board as you cruise to Avignon, past the famous bridge, Pont Saint-Bénezet.
  • Moor opposite the gates to city then visit the spectacular Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct.
  • Day 5 ::

  • Tour Avignon, which was home to the Popes of Avignon in the 1300s.
  • Enjoy a walk around the walled city, as well as the Palace of the Popes. Take time to peruse the shops or sample French café culture.
  • Lunch on Belmond Napoléon as you cruise to Arles.
  • Explore the village of Les Baux before dining on board.
  • Day 6 ::

  • Tour Arles, home of Van Gogh from 1888 to 1889. Enjoy lunch as you cruise back to Avignon.
  • Visit Saint-Rémy, birthplace of Nostradamus and also home to Van Gogh.
  • On the way back, enjoy an olive-oil tasting in an 18th-century Provencal bastide.
  • In the evening have a magnificent farewell gala dinner.
  • Day 7 ::

  • Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

TAIN L’HERMITAGE TO CHALON-SUR-SAONE

Departing: August 2019 – October 2019
Duration: 7 days/6 nights

ITINERARY

Day 1 ::

  • Meet your crew for a Champagne reception.
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at Chez Ferraton’s winery nearby. Dine on regional specialities complemented by fine wines.
  • Day 2 ::

  • Cruise the Rhône Valley. The Côtes Rôties and the Côtes du Rhône vineyards seem to touch the river.
  • Then visit ancient Vienne, with its spectacular Roman amphitheatre, temple and aqueduct.
  • Tonight, dine on board.
  • Day 3 ::

  • Cruise to Lyon and have lunch in the city centre. Tour France’s second city, renowned for its culture and gastronomy.
  • The ornate Basilica of Nôtre-Dame de Fourvière dominates the skyline. Browse the chic boutiques or relax in a pavement café.
  • After dinner walk to Lyon’s old town and enjoy a drink in a traditional Lyonnais bar.
  • Day 4 ::

  • Cross from the mighty River Rhône to the quieter River Saône. Have lunch before stopping at Montmerle, the heart of the Beaujolais wine region.
  • Drive to the beautiful 17th-century Château de Fléchères, with 80 acres of parkland.
  • Highlights include a grand staircase, carved fireplaces and opulent Louis XV furniture.
  • Day 5 ::

  • This morning, cruise to Mâcon, a thriving market town bordering the Mâconnais wine region.
  • Visit the Abbey of Cluny, for centuries the largest church in the world.
  • Day 6 ::

  • Cruise to the market town of Chalon-sur-Saône with its grand square.
  • After a leisurely lunch, visit Beaune, capital of the wine region of Burgundy. Tour the famous 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu, or Hospices de Beaune.
  • Enjoy a wine tasting in the magnificent Joseph Drouhin cellar.
  • Wander around Beaune‘s ancient ramparts and its maze of medieval streets.
  • In the evening enjoy a farewell gala dinner.
  • Day 7 ::

  • Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.

Please note: This itinerary is subject to availability and is for guidance only, a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents. Prices are based on minimum occupancy, please be advised that supplements may apply.

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