Beyond Cruises by Group IST announced that it will launch a new barge cruise in the exquisite southeastern region of France, known as Provence. The engaging Rhone River Cruise aboard the M/S Anne-Marie Barge will journey from Arles to Sete in the span of seven days, traveling through fabulous landscapes and some of the most beautiful villages in France. The Romantic Provence cruise will begin on August 10, 2018, and will continue in 2019 on July 12, 26, August 9, and October 18.
Barge cruising is trending, known for offering an exclusive opportunity to sight-see in places of natural beauty and authentic culture. France is the most popular country for such barge cruises because of the man-made canals preserved from the seventeenth century and eighteenth century. Beyond Cruises by Group IST’s Romantic Provence package includes extensive refined dining with a wide variety of intoxicating wines, and ample doses of local history.
The seven-day Rhone River Cruise will depart from the cultural center of Arles, known for its Roman ruins. Following a tour of Arles, including the gastronomical experience of tasting local products, the cruise will continue to Gallican, Aigues-Mortes, and Palavas-Les-Flots. In these three locations, Beyond Cruises’ guests will visit fortified churches, tour salt marshes and salt museums, unwind at spas, discover a manade and take part in a bull sorting. The cruise’s final destination is Sete, where there will be an excursion to Étang De Thau, famous for its shellfish, and a visit to Étang de Thau Museum to discover shellfish farmers and fishermen. Passengers will have the opportunity to taste some of the shellfish while taking in the beauty of the basin from a terrace.
- Transfers on day 1 and 7 from and to Avignon
- Baggage handling on vessel
- Excursions as per itinerary
- 6 nights aboard the M/S Anne-Marie
- All drinks on-board, including house beers, wines, and spirits, are included in the cost of your cruise, except for those mentioned on the premium list. Drinks enjoyed while not on the barge are not included.
- Park Fees and Government Taxes
- Free Wi-Fi in Lounge and Bar
- All Port Fees
The vessel, the M/S Anne-Marie, has a capacity of 22 passengers in 11 spacious cabins, each with a window. Guests are well looked after by Beyond Cruises staff, well known for its one-to-two, passenger to crew ratio. Beyond Cruises’ small-ship setting fosters socializing with an on-board community of like-minded people. On board, everything has been designed to be convivial with a lounge bar, a restaurant, a sun deck with loungers and parasols, a Jacuzzi and a barbecue deck at the front of the boat for outdoor pleasure.
For more information and reservations contact your local travel agent or visit www.beyondcruises.com; or call 1 800 833 2111.
About Beyond Cruises by Group IST
The Group IST passion remains unchanged since its inception: an alchemy that blends enriching oneself educationally and exploring the true identity of a destination, while enjoying the comforts and unique benefits of a small ship sailing the seas.
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