River cruise in France - Rhône and Provence

Small-Ship Cruise



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Sailing from Lyon, France’s culinary capital, to Avignon (or vice versa), you will encounter the best of Provence. From vibrant cities to small villages, from colourful landscapes to beautiful vineyards, where classic wines such as local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône are produced, this river cruise will truly give you a taste of France's good life. Trace the steps of famous artists in Arles, visit the Palais des Papes, the Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct, or the medieval hilltop village, Les Baux de Provence. Combine this with stellar dining, a menu of excellent excursions (including cycling, hiking and wine tasting), and you have a cruise that is hard to beat.

Activity / Theme


River Cruise, Culture, Hiking, Cycling


Comfort Level

Physical Rating


Leisurely / Moderate


Luxury river cruise vessel


Luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)

Months of Operation

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


(Lyon to Avignon - ask about reverse itinerary)
DAY 1 Embark Lyon
DAY 2 Discover Lyon on foot or by bike. Free afternoon
DAY 3 Collonges - Beaujolais winery visit, sail to Vienne
DAY 4 Vienne - walking tour or hike Mount Pipet Monastery or bike along Rhône
DAY 5 Tournon - Gorge du Doux train or red wine & chocolate tasting or hike vineyards
DAY 6 Tarascon - walking or cycling tour. Afternoon Tarascon Castle or lightshow or Aiges-Mortes, Camargue NP & Les Baux de Provence.
DAY 7 Avignon - walking, foodie or bike tour. Afternoon Pont du Gard or hilltop Grignan & truffle hunt
DAY 8 Disembark Avignon


Luxury accommodation
Wellness Activities
Personalized service
Internet and Wi-Fi access
Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
Daily entertainment including cultural performances
All onboard dining with Regionally inspired cuisine
The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
Welcome cocktail, Welcome Dinner
Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments
Immersive tours in every destination
Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
Bike tours and hikes
Special Interest Tours
Knowledgeable guides
Personal headset for easy exploration

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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