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River Rhone Cruises

The Rhone River flows to the Mediterranean through the gastronomic capital of Lyon and the picturesque wine regions of Beaujolais and Cotes du Rhone.

Lyon is a major French city with sights which include Place Bellecour and the covered passageways of Vieux Lyon. The imposing Basilica of Notre Dame looks across Lyon from hill-top Fourviere.

Cruising north from Lyon to Chalon-sur-Saone are Tournus and the pretty villages of Beaujolais and the Maconnais wine region. Further north is Beaune and its famous Hospice with tiled roof.

South of Lyon Tournon and Tain L’Hermitage face each other across the Rhone, connected by a footbridge and backed by steeply-sloping vines. Viviers is an ancient walled town with historic buildings including the Maison des Chevaliers.

As the Rhone approaches the Mediterranean, see the famous bridge at Avignon and the huge Palace of the Popes, started by Pope Benedict XII in 1335, and one of the most visited sights in France. Further south at Arles is the vast well-preserved Roman amphitheatre and the memorable city Museum. Perhaps spot scenes painted by Van Gogh.

Cruise itineraries may include visits to the Camargue region, noted for its cowboys, white horses and black bulls, or with a stay on the Mediterranean coast.

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  • Rhone Short Break

    4 Nights - Lyon and Back

    Camargue II Choice of Ships

    Visit charming towns and discover breathtaking scenery on this superb short itinerary from Lyon to Provence and the Camargue 2021 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct 2022 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save 15% on 2022 departures!

    The famous Pont at Avignon Cruise Only
    From £612pp
    Fly Cruise Package
    From £1062pp
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  • Highlights of the Rhone Valley

    5 Nights - Lyon and Back

    Camargue II Choice of Ships

    Discover the colourful lavender fields, captivating cities and pretty traditional villages of Provence on this superb cruise along the Rhone, with optional exciting excursions to the wild Camargue and stunning Ardeche Gorges 2021 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct 2022 - Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save 15% on 2022 departures!

    Lyon Cruise Only
    From £742pp
    Fly Cruise Package
    From £1142pp
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  • Lyon To The Tip Of Provence

    6 Nights - Lyon to Martigues

    Camargue II Choice of Ships

    This exceptional river cruise from Lyon travels along the Saone River to the mouth of the Rhone 2022 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save 15% on 2022 departures!

    Lyon Cruise Only
    From £855pp
    Fly Cruise Package
    From £1255pp
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  • The Valleys Of The Rhone And Saone

    4 Nights - Lyon and Back

    Rhone Princess Rhone Princess

    A 2022 - Oct Save 15% on 2022 departures!

    Tain-l'Hermitage Cruise Only
    From £867pp
    Fly Cruise Package
    From £1317pp
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  • Must-See Sites On The Rhone With Optional Dinner at Paul Bocuse

    6 Nights - Lyon and Back

    Camargue II Choice of Ships

    A 2022 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save 15% on 2022 departures!

    Lyon Cruise Only
    From £884pp
    Fly Cruise Package
    From £1334pp
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  • New Year Celebrations in Provence

    4 Nights - Lyon and Back

    Camargue II Choice of Ships

    Celebrate the New Year in the World Heritage listed city of Lyon on this superb short break cruise along the River Rhone 2021 - Dec 2022 - Dec Save 15% on 2022 departures!

    the Roman amphitheatre, Arles Cruise Only
    From £903pp
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  • French Savoir Vivre

    7 Nights - Lyon and Back

    Amadeus Provence Amadeus Provence

    Explore the famous wine-growing region of Burgundy along the Saone and discover the historical architectural highlights of Provence along the beautiful Rhone river from Lyon with a choice of superb value optional excursions 2021 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct 2022 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Lyon Fly Cruise Package
    From £984pp
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  • French Art and History Along The Rhone

    6 Nights - Lyon to Martigues

    Camargue II Choice of Ships

    A 2022 - Apr, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct Save 15% on 2022 departures!

    Avignon Cruise Only
    From £1223pp
    Fly Cruise Package
    From £1623pp
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  • Jewels of Burgundy and Provence

    7 Nights - Lyon and Back

    Camargue II Camargue II

    Visit the picturesque towns on the Saone and Rhone on this delightful voyage from Lyon, with unlimited complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks throughout and optional shore excursions 2021 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep Book with Peace of Mind!

    Lavender Fields Cruise Only
    From £1331pp
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  • The Fabulous World Of Vines And Wine

    6 Nights - Martigues to Lyon

    Camargue II Camargue II

    A 2022 - Oct Save 15% on 2022 departures!

    Macon Cruise Only
    From £1409pp
    Fly Cruise Package
    From £1809pp
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  • Lyon and Provence

    7 Nights - Lyon to Avignon

    Viking Buri Choice of Ships

    Travel through picturesque Burgundy and Provence in the south of France and explore the historic towns of Vienne and Avignon. Includes excursions and travel from the UK 2021 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 2022 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save £500pp PLUS Silver Spirit beverage package!

    Avignon Fly Cruise Package
    From £1595pp
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  • Sensations of Southern France

    7 Nights - Lyon to Arles

    Emerald Liberte Emerald Liberte

    Voyage through the rustic scenery of Southern France with walking tours of quaint rural villages and visits to some of the area's architectural treasures. Includes return flights from the UK, shore excursions and complimentary drinks with lunch and dinner. 2021 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct 2022 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save up to £1400 per couple PLUS free Premium Drinks Package!

    Lyon Fly Cruise Package
    From £1945pp
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  • Colours of Provence

    7 Nights - Lyon to Avignon

    AmaKristina AmaKristina

    Discover the legendary wine regions along the Rhone, visit World Heritage listed Avignon and see why Arles inspired the artist Vincent Van Gogh on this 7-night cruise with guided excursions 2021 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 2022 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Exclusive savings of up to £625pp on 2021 departures!

    Lyon Cruise Only
    From £2208pp
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  • Burgundy and Provence

    7 Nights - Lyon to Avignon

    SS Catherine SS Catherine

    See the rich history, fine cuisine and picturesque lavender fields as you journey through the heart of Burgundy and Provence visiting the famous Hospices de Beaune and the fortified city of Avignon. Includes guided excursions, unlimited complimentary drinks and gratuities 2021 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct 2022 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Save 10% on 2022 departures!

    Lyon Fly Cruise Package
    From £2249pp
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  • Essence of Burgundy and Provence

    7 Nights - Chalon-sur-Saone to Arles

    AmaCello AmaCello

    Indulge in French flavours on this 7-night cruise highlighting the essence of France’s Burgundy and Provence 2021 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov Exclusive savings of up to £625pp on 2021 departures!

    Macon Vineyard Cruise Only
    From £2516pp
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  • Colours of Provence

    7 Nights - Avignon to Lyon

    APT Concerto Class APT Concerto Class

    Colours of Provence 2021 - Jul, Sep Save up to £1000pp PLUS free hotel stay!

    Lyon Fly Cruise Package
    From £2695pp
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  • Enchanting Rhone

    7 Nights - Lyon to Tarascon

    Scenic Sapphire Choice of Ships

    Sample the gastronomic delights, fine wines and see the magnificent architecture of the Beaujolais region on this luxury, all inclusive cruise. Includes shore excursions, return flights or Eurostar from the UK, butler service and complimentary drinks 2021 - Aug, Sep 2022 - Apr, Jul, Aug, Sep Save up to £700 per couple PLUS free private door-to-door transfers!

    Vineyards at Macon Fly Cruise Package
    From £2895pp
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  • South of France

    10 Nights - Lyon and Back

    Scenic Sapphire Choice of Ships

    Journey through the South of France and taste the outstanding delicacies in Lyon, the food capital of France, see the iconic sights of Avignon and admire the beauty of Arles on this 10-night all-inclusive cruise along the beautiful Saone and Rhone rivers 2021 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct 2022 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Save up to £700 per couple PLUS free private door-to-door transfers!

    Arles Pont du Gard Fly Cruise Package
    From £3295pp
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  • Provence and Burgundy

    7 Nights - Arles to Chalon sur Saone

    APT Aria Class APT Aria Class

    Provence and Burgundy 2021 - Jun, Sep Save £400pp!

    Beaune Fly Cruise Package
    From £3395pp
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  • Highlights of Burgundy and Provence

    7 Nights - Lyon to Avignon

    Lord Byron Choice of Ships

    Discover the famous wine-producing region of Burgundy and the historic highlights of Arles and Avignon in Provence. Includes shore excursions and return flights from the UK 2021 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Book With Peace of Mind!

    Lyon No Fly Cruise
    From £1399pp
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