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Rhone River Cruise

10 Apr — 16 Apr 2019 | Tour Directors: Emilie Capulet, Peter Higginson, Philip Kenrick, Cathy Oakes, John Parker

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Tour Directors

Andrew Wilson portrait

Peter Higginson, MA, PhD

expert in art history and consultant lecturer at Christie's, London

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Andrew Wilson portrait

Cathy Oakes, PhD, FSA

Associate professor in Art History at Oxford University.

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Andrew Wilson portrait

Emilie Capulet, MA, MMUS, PhD

award-winning pianist, writer and lecturer

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Andrew Wilson portrait

John Parker, MA, DPhil, FLS, VMH

was Professor of Plant Cytogenetics and Director of the University Botanic Garden at the University of Cambridge

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Andrew Wilson portrait

Philip Kenrick, MA, DPhil

classical archaeologist and author

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow for Lyon. Transfer by coach to Chalon-sur-Saône with possible stop en-route at Tournus (Abbey of St Philibert). Embark MS Van Gogh. Evening: welcome, Tour Director introductions and music recital. MS Van Gogh cruises to Mâcon for overnight.

Day

2

Morning: local historical visits in Mâcon, Cluny or Berzé-le-Ville. Afternoon: excursion to nearby vineyard. Evening lecture. MS Van Gogh cruises to Lyon for overnight.

Day

3

Morning: visits in Lyon (historical old town with Roman amphitheatre). Afternoon lecture-recital on board MS Van Gogh as it cruises to Tournon. Evening: opportunity to explore historical Tournon. Overnight Tournon.

Day

4

Possible excursion to Valence (interesting limestone plateau) while MS Van Gogh cruises to Avignon for overnight.

Day

5

Morning visits either in Avignon (medieval architecture and Provençal art) or Villeneuve-lès-Avignon (Roman ruins, Papal Palace). Afternoon: visit to Pont du Gard (Roman aqueduct) while MS Van Gogh cruises to Arles. Short evening walking tour in Arles (sites which inspired Van Gogh). Overnight Arles.

Day

6

Morning excursion to the Camargue (rivers, marshes, flamingos, black bulls, indigenous Camargue horses) followed by afternoon visit to Glanum (important archaeological site) while MS Van Gogh cruises to Martigues. Evening gala dinner with musical accompaniments. Overnight Martigues.

Day

7

Disembark MS Van Gogh. Transfer to Marseille with possible visit en route to Aix-en-Provence (home to Cézanne, Romanesque cathedral). Depart Marseille for London Heathrow.

Please note that the above itinerary is subject to change.

Tour Dates

10 Apr — 16 Apr 2019

Days

7

Cost

£2750

Tour Code

RHRC-19

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a main deck twin cabin, full board with unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks, tea & coffee with lunch and dinner, shore excursions & admissions, crew gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, main deck twin cabin for single use supplement £600. Upper deck supplements available upon request.

 
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