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 Gastronomic Cruise on the Rhone & Saone Rivers
 LYON - COLLONGES - MACON - SHALONS SUR SAONE - MACON - LYON
 

 
 Celebrate traditional French cuisine at its very best at Collonges Abbey with Paul Bocuse
 
Days: 4 Days
Code -  LYS
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary

DAY 1 LYON - COLLONGES - MACON

Boarding in Lyon around 5.00 pm at Claude Bernard quay before the ship sails towards Collonges au Mont d'Or where we will moor right in front of the restaurant belonging to the famous French chef, Paul Bocuse. A coach will take you to Collonges Abbey, just half a mile away, to savour a marvellous banquet in a magnificent setting in the Grand Limonaire room in the Abbey, where you will dine accompanied by the sweet music of an ancient organ. Discover some of France's finest dishes beautifully prepared with the best quality local products. Return to the ship after this memorable dinner and end the evening in style in the lounge. The ship cruises on over night towards Macon.

   
DAY 2      MACON - SHALON SUR SAONE  

The Macon and Burgundy regions.  The ship sails early morning, reaching Tournus around 12.15 pm. Lunch on board before leaving by coach on an excursion through the Burgundy region : Côtes de Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Auxey-Duresse, La Rochepot and its superb castle, Puligny, Montrachet and Chagny, then on to Givry, Buxy. Taste some of the local vintages at the Hospices in Beaune. The ship sails on in the meantime to Chalon sur Saone where we will board again early evening. Dinner on board. Overnight stop in Chalon.

   
DAY 3

CHALON SUR SAONE - MACON - LYON


The ship cruises on towards Macon stopping off on the way for a two hour shopping spree around 10.00 am. Back on board for lunch. At 2.00 pm, we will moor in Montmerle. Set off by coach to visit the "Wine village" (optional) in Romanèche Thorins which is unique in its kind in Europe! Return to the ship in Trévoux before cruising back towards Lyon. Dinner and a gala evening on board. Overnight stop in Lyon.

   
DAY 4

LYON


Breakfast before disembarking. End of the cruise. 

   
 

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety , the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual. Cruise co-ordinators, commentary and sightseeing in French and/or English (subject to minimum numbers).

   
INCLUSIONS

This offer includes: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner, accommodation in a double air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre paid sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers)

                      
 
EXCLUSIONS This offer does not include: additional drinks, insurance, personal expenses.  

Formalities: valid national identity card or passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are requested to consult their embassy or consulate.

   
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