Who doesn’t love the excitement of arriving in a new city? The anticipation of discovering somewhere different. The thrill of seeing new sights, tasting new foods, meeting new people, and finding out about life in another corner of the world. How about aboard an elegant Viking cruise ship?
Now that voting has closed for our 2021 Classic FM Hall of Fame with Viking, we have just the ticket for you whilst we await the results.
We have teamed up with Viking again to give you the incredible opportunity to win an 8-day cruise for two, sharing a French Balcony stateroom on Viking’s Lyon & Provence river cruise. Departing on any available day between March and November 2022, this prize includes return flights from London, the cruise itself, 7 guided tours, all meals on board and specially selected house wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. This might be one for the cruising hall of fame!
And don’t forget to listen to the annual Hall of Fame countdown on the Easter Weekend.
Travel should be more than just a trip – it should be a doorway to cultural insight and personal enrichment. One of the best ways to immerse yourself fully in new cultures is to explore the world with Viking, the world’s leading small ship cruise line. Viking has fine-tuned the art of exploring the world in understated elegance. The award-winning ships will carry you to the world’s greatest cities, deliver you to the centre of charming towns and villages, and connect you to your destination. Itineraries are designed to help you explore and engage with your destination through its food, culture, countryside and customs.
Viking’s Lyon & Provence river cruise is no exception. Why not tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class or discover Roman Provence at Les Arènes amphitheatre and the Pont du Gard. You could explore Avignon’s Palace of the Popes or even excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy! This 8-day Rhône cruise will give you an exquisite taste of one of the most picturesque rivers of France.
Over these 8 days, you’ll be partial to 7 fully guided tours, through Lyon, Vienne, Tournon, Viviers, Arles and Avignon. Learn more about the itinerary below.
Day 1: Lyon
From Lyon airport, Viking will take you to their award-winning Longship where you can settle in, relax and explore the vibrant city.
Day 2: Lyon
Wake up in Lyon, a city renowned for its fabulous food, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your included tour will take you to the top of Fourvière Hill for amazing views of the city. Visit the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière and see the magnificent St. Jean Cathedral and the Palace of Justice.
Day 3: Lyon
On your final day in this city, enjoy an included drive through the rolling hills of the Beaujolais wine region to the Moulin-a-Vent – the windmill that lends its name to the famous wine. Visit a small museum to learn about the traditional art of winemaking and enjoy a wine tasting session.
Day 4: Vienne and Tournon
One of the oldest cities in France, the pretty, riverside city of Vienne was founded by the Romans under Pontius Pilate and became the empire’s main wine port on the Rhone. In the afternoon, take in the equally stunning scenery as you sail alongside picturesque vineyards to Tournon.
Day 5: Tournon and Viviers
Sit back, relax and enjoy the breath-taking scenery on an included excursion on the Train de l’Ardeche. Then enjoy an evening walking tour through Viviers Old Town, with its enchanting medieval and Renaissance buildings.
Day 6: Avignon
In the early 1300s, Avignon was the centre of the Roman Catholic world, and the extraordinary UNESCO-listed Palace of the Popes is the largest Gothic palace ever built. Your guided tour takes you through its palatial rooms, some of which feature frescoes by Matteo Giovannetti.
Day 7: Arles
With its vibrant colours and clear light, the town beloved by Vincent van Gogh still attracts artists and visitors alike. You will visit the vast Les Arenes that is modelled on Rome’s Colosseum, as well as Romanesque monuments, such as the Church of Saint-Trophime.
Day 8: Avignon
After breakfast, Viking will take you to Marseille airport for your return flight to the UK.
Sailing in style down the beautiful rivers of France sounds like the perfect way to explore the world to us… so we want to offer you an opportunity to win this incredible trip.
To enter, simply answer the question below, and you could be in with a chance of winning the 8-day Lyon & Provence river cruise for two, including return flights from London, 7 guided tours, plus all meals on board, specially selected house wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
Entries close 23.59 on Thursday 1 April 2021.
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