|Board the barge and meet your crew over a champagne reception before your journey begins.
Later on, enjoy evening cocktails as you cruise through the centre of Lyon. Dine on superb cuisine accompanied by the finest vintages.
|Tour France's second city, Lyon, renowned for its culture and gastronomy. Admire the ornate Basilica of Nôtre-Dame de Fourvière, which dominates the skyline. Browse through the chic boutiques or relax in a sunny pavement café.
Return to the barge and enjoy time at leisure. Recline on the deck as you cruise the Rhône Valley to Condrieu.
|Pass through the magnificent vineyards of the Côtes Rôties and the Côtes du Rhône, which almost reach the river's edge. In the afternoon enjoy a tasting at a local winery.
Later on, disembark and explore the delights of Tain-l'Hermitage, which include the famous Valrhona chocolate shop. As evening descends, enjoy an exceptional dinner on board.
|Cruise to Viviers and admire the beauty of the Rhône Valley from the deck. Disembark mid-afternoon for a guided walk around this charming medieval town.
Return to Belmond Alouette to play pétanque, the traditional Provençal game.
|Take a scenic drive to Nyons, a typical Provençal village with a lavender distillery and 18th-century olive mill. There you'll savour a lunch at Grignan.
Visit a truffle farm to learn about and taste this world-renowned delicacy. Continue your cruise south to Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts. Pass through Bollène lock, with its dramatic 23-metre drop.
|Cruise to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, home of the Popes of Avignon in the 1300s. Take a tour Château La Nerthe and taste the region's wines.
Lunch is served aboard the barge as your cruise continues to Avignon, passing the famous Pont Saint-Bénezet. Explore this magnificent city taking in the Palace of the Popes and Nôtre Dame.
Back on board, share stories over a farewell gala dinner.
|Have breakfast on board before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark.|