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The Rhône & Saône

6 Days • Full Board
From £899pp

Discover the treasures of the Rhône Valley as the river cuts through the inland landscape of eastern France; it uncovers regions rich in wine, gastronomic cities and what you might call gorgeous landscapes.

The Rhône is intrinsically linked to its right tributary in the north, the serene Saône. This tributary river opens touring possibilities and tasting opportunities in beloved Burgundy - a great start or addition to any river cruise in these valleys.

Leading onto Lyon, with no less than fifteen Michelin starred restaurants mingled with authentic Lyonais ‘bouchon’ taverns, a true gastronomic wonderland awaits. This exciting city unveils from the heights of Fourvière, a Roman Amphitheatre and cityscapes to savour.

The distant Alps shadow these parts, a spectacular setting where riverbank vineyards and lavender fields reveal Provençal villages as you travel south. A short journey takes you to the meandering Ardèche, its rugged beauty carved into the landscape gorges forever. Nearing the Côte d’Azur and the mouth of the Rhône River, you’ll see the ancient cities of Arles and Avignon. Steeped in history, their surroundings would have you believe that time stands still yet the bustle of modern life surrounds.

Itineraries can vary depending on the duration of the cruise and the river cruise supplier. The from price is based on the sample itinerary mentioned below.

Package Includes

  • Full Board service (breakfast, lunch and dinner) each day
  • Some of our river cruise partners offer all inclusive cruises
  • Welcome Drinks Reception on arrival
  • Gala Dinner on one night of your river cruise
  • Evening entertainment with some daytime entertainment
  • Some river cruises will also offer complimentary use of the bikes onboard. 
Minimum 32 Passengers

The Magic of the Rhône Valley and the Camargue

  1. Day 1 Lyon Welcome Aboard Cocktail
  2. Day 2 Arles Baux-de-Provence / Hike in Alpilles Mts / City tour of Arles
  3. Day 3 Port-Saint-Louis & Martigues Classic Camargue / Jeep safari through the Camargue
  4. Day 4 Avignon - Viviers The Ardeche Gorges Avignon & Papal Palace / Hike on Pont du Gard
  5. Day 5 Tain L’Hermitage, The Vercors Plateau Vercors / Tasting of famous local sparkling wine / Gala Dinner
  6. Day 6 Lyon Farewell
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