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Cruising the Rhone – Grand Circle Travel Experience

June 11 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Cruising the Rhone – Grand Circle Travel Experience

June 11, 2024 – June 23, 2024

Optional extensions from June 9 – June 26

Cruise down the Rhone River in the breathtaking cities of France as you experience a travel cruise like no other – an experience with your Encore family! This Grand Circle cruise will take Encore friends and family to Paris, Lyon, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, and Nice, with travel excursions, sightseeing in historic towns, guided tours and cultural discovery events, and so much more. Local experts and cultural wonders await you in this travel cruise that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Please note: This is a travel experience tour, not a performance tour.

Booking Code: G429-824

Trip must be booked with Grand Circle Cruise Line’s Reservation system at 1-800-221-2610 and reserve Cruising the Rhone departing 6/11/2024 with the Encore Creativity group. Please be sure to mention the group code G429-824 to be linked to the Encore Creativity group.

Make your reservation by 12/31/2023 using the group code (G429-824) and receive a savings of $1,000 per person off!

Itinerary Details

  • Grand Circle’s cruise liner will embark from Lyon and visit Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Nice, and more, with smooth sailing through the rivers of France and ample time for relaxation in-between. In each city, you will have the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the cities, join a guided tour, enjoy the local cuisine, and more!
  • The trip includes eight tours with personal headsets and five exclusive Discovery Series events where you can experience the local wonders of our destinations:
    • French culture and language lesson
    • French market experience
    • Home-hosted visit
    • Herbs de Provence presentation
    • Bull farm visit
  • Each cruise is accompanied by a local program director with an insider’s knowledge and perspective on each location
  • Prices include accommodations for 2 nights at the Hotel Carlton’s Montmartre or similar, 7 nights aboard the M/S River Chanson with wireless Internet access in all common areas and cabins, and 2 nights at the Radisson Blu Nice or similar
  • 27 meals included: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners – plus all onboard house beer, wine and soft drinks (while on M/S Chanson)
  • Optional extensions are available to customize your trip to make it truly yours:
    • Pre-departure: Italian Riviera & the Cinque Terre (June 7 departure date)
    • Post-departure: Paris (June 26 return date)

Cost and Rates

  • Base Tour Cost:
    • Main Deck A cabin category: $5,095 per person
    • Lower Deck B cabin category: $4,895 per person
    • Lower Deck C cabin category: $4,695 per person
    • Lower Deck D cabin category: $4,195 per person
  • Optional Italian Riviera & the Cinque Terre pre-trip extension: $1,195 per person
  • Optional Paris post-trip extension: $745 per person

Prices include:

  • 2 nights hotel in Nice, 7 nights aboard the M/S River Chanson, 2 nights hotel in Paris
  • 27 included meals
  • 8 included tours and 5 included Discovery Series events
  • Local program directors
  • Gratiuities for all local guides and motorcoach drivers
  • All port charges
  • Baggage handling for 1 piece of luggage per person, including tips
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit towards your next trip!

For more information, visit Grand Circle’s website for a detailed trip itinerary!



June 11 @ 8:00 am EDT
June 23 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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