ENCHANTING RHONESOUTHERN FRANCE & PROVENCE RIVER CRUISE 2023
Arles, Avignon, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Viviers, Tournon & Lyon
Arles to Lyon Including: Arles, Avignon, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Viviers, Tournon & Lyon
with the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Featuring special Guests:
Dr. Efraim Zuroff – Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center – Israel office and Eastern European Affairs Coordinator, SWC Nazi war crimes research worldwide and film festival of their academy award winning documentaries
Guest Lecturer Dr. Henry M. Abramson – Dean, Touro College
Kosher River Cruises brings to you that je ne sais quoi of travel experiences as we sail the stunning Rhone River through the heart of Provence. On the Emerald Liberte you will travel in exceptional comfort and enjoy quality the finest quality service, all with classical ambiance. Discover one of Europe’s most beautiful waterways from the comfort of your floating 5 star hotel.
Kosher River Cruises brings you the highest levels of hospitality and service because we are devoted to satisfying your every wish. We guarantee you will feel pampered in every way and enjoy each and every moment, both on the river and on land.
This fascinating journey takes you along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Rhone, right in the heart of French Provence; a land of exception, appreciated throughout the world for the beauty of its landscapes and inimitable lifestyle. Provence’s azure-blue skies, natural scenery, remarkable heritage, chirping cicadas, lavender fields and hilltop villages make it a holiday destination dreams are made of. With our starting point Arles we cruise upstream to in the World UNESCO Site of Lyon.
During our journey we experience the wonders and beauty of Provence visiting Arles, Avignon, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Viviers Tournon and Lyon. This cruise encompasses art, history and culture in places that bear witness to thousands of years of European history. Your experience is further enhanced by your on-board Kosher River Cruise historians, lecturers and educators, who bring to life each region, rich Jewish history and heritage.
Jewish Provence: To the French, Provence evokes the books of Marcel Pagnol, the Occitan language, and the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. But it is also rich in Jewish history. Jews lived in this part of southern France in comparative peace until they were expelled in the 14th century, when the region was united with the Kingdom of France. These banished Jews found refuge in the lands ruled by the Popes of Avignon — today’s Department of the Vaucluse – in the cities of Avignon, Carpentras, l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, and Cavaillon. The cities became known throughout the Jewish world as the Arba Kehillot, the four communities, and the Jews who lived therein became known as des Juifs du Pape (the Pope’s Jews). The Jews of the Arba Kehillot spoke a Judeo-Provencal dialect known as shuadit and developed traditions very different from those in Jewish communities in other parts of Europe. Come along with us as we explore the Arba Kehilot and the wonders of this region for a unique, educational and relaxing holiday down the Rhone!
Our all-inclusive program includes delicious Glatt Kosher cuisine, on-board synagogue with daily minyanim, engaging lectures entertainment, open bar, on-board programming, and our famous local touring in Arles, Avignon, Cavaillon, Carpentras, Viviers, Tournon and Lyon as we explore the area’s fascinating and pivotal history of the Jewish people.
Imagine watching the river from your very own cabin. Each bright and airy cabin has a panoramic window with unrestricted views so you can look out on the river as it takes you to new places, and reveals charming landscapes and unforgettable places. All you have to do is sit back and relax. The elegance, comfort, and personal service aboard your Kosher River Cruise ship create a cocoon of inspiration and calm. Experience relaxing European travel with the unrivaled ease of river cruising!
Experience the sleek beauty of the Emerald Liberte as we glide through the south of France. As soon as you set foot on the ship, its coziness and hospitable atmosphere will overtake you and you can relax. Make yourself comfortable in the lounge and drink in your surroundings. The restaurant, surrounded by tall glass walls, offers an unobstructed view of the river and its banks. Watch bucolic landscapes pass as you enjoy fine food and good company. The cabins on the Liberte offer guests a private retreat, with balcony views that take in the river and surrounding landscape.
Emerald Waterways revolutionary ‘Star-Ships’ aren’t like other river cruise ships. They’re designed to impress and inspire with every little detail, exceeding any expectation you have of what a river cruise ship would be like. With its striking minimalistic design, sleek composition and stylish features, an Emerald Waterways ship is comparable to a contemporary designed hotel. Only it’s better, because your hotel travels with you to a multitude of fantastic destinations and offers incredible panoramic views of the stunning scenery you pass along the way.
Kosher River Cruises don’t want to just meet your expectations; we aim to create spectacular surprises that exceed what you would expect from a kosher tour. That’s why our new deluxe ships boast all balcony suites and a heated swimming pool complete with retractable roof – creating a brilliant onboard oasis for you to relax, whatever the weather. And on selected evenings, the pool area inventively transforms into a cinema showing a collection of films.
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October 19-26, 2023
For those who need assistance with booking your air please call us and we can supply you the contact information for an outside air agent. Please note there will be a ticket issue fee of $50 per person for this service.
Day 1: Embarkation Arles (fly into Marseille).
Day 2: Arles, guided city tour with private kosher winery tour & tasting
Day 3: Avignon: Guided city tours of Avignon, Cavaillon, Carpentras
Day 4: Viviers: Guided tour
Day 5: Tournon: Guided region tour, Shabbat.
Day 6: Shabbat Tournon
Day 7 Lyon: Guided City Tour
Day 8: Disembark Lyon
*Please note mooring and casting off times are guides. We reserve the right to make changes to itineraries and excursion programs. If a section of the river is closed to traffic because of high or low water, or a disabled ship, the ship-owner reserves the right to transport guests along that section by bus, accommodate them in hotels and /or change the course of this part of the journey. In some cases it may be necessary to transfer to another ship. These situations are rare but do happen from time to time and are part of riverboat cruising. There just isn’t anything that can be done about Mother Nature.
Embarkation & Disembarkation
Embarkation (Thursday Oct 19 Arles ): Clients will be able to check-in and board in Arles beginning at 16:00. Guest who arrive earlier may leave their luggage at reception beginning at 13:00 but will not be able to check-in or receive their cabin until 16:00. Marseille Airport is about a 60 minute transfer to Arles. Group transfers at designated times on day of arrival are included in the price of your tour; paid private airport meet & transfers are also available for a fee.
Disembarkation (Thursday Oct 26 Lyon): Clients will be required to disembark by 9:30a. We can assist in pre-arranged transfers from boat to local destinations; airports transfers at designated times are included in the price of your tour.
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Connect With Us
Call Us: USA +1 310-237-0122
Call Us Toll Free USA: 800-923-2645
Office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm PST
Israel: 052 836 2661
United Kingdom: 020 3393 6823
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