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Adventures Afloat: Provence Canal Voyage: The Flavor of France by Barge

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Program #21556RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Experience the deep history, sun-splashed environments and local flavors of Provence on this voyage aboard a “hotel barge” exclusively chartered for a small Road Scholar group. Find Roman ruins, fortified medieval towns and cafe-lined streets that inspired artists like van Gogh. Absorb the rhythms of Provencal life along the canals and encounter wildlife from birds to wild horses in the Camargue.


Highlights

• Discover the spectacular village of Les Baux-de-Provence, set atop a rocky outcrop topped with castle ruins.
• Learn about the unique environment of the Camargue, home to bulls, horses and flamingos.
• Taste the flavors of Provence: sun-ripened vegetables, olives, seafood, fresh herbs, wine and more.

Program Notes

The 04/13/15 date starts in Narbonne and ends in Avignon. On this date, the cruise embarks in Sete and disembarks in Avignon.

Activity Notes

Walking up to four miles per day; some uneven terrain and cobblestones.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Avignon, 1 night; embark Anne-Marie, 6 nights (ports of call include Beaucaire, Arles, Saint-Gilles, Aigues-Mortes, Palavas-les-Flots); disembark Sete, coach to Narbonne, 2 nights; coach to Toulouse for departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
9 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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