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Overview

Relax and enjoy nine blissful days cruising along the Rhône River, as it winds its way through rolling vineyards and fragrant lavender fields on its journey south towards the Mediterranean Sea. Charming French cities and towns promise rich history, an abundance of culture and stunning natural beauty on this route, whilst onboard your luxury river cruise ship you can expect immersive cultural experiences accompanied by the finest food and exquisite regional wine.

This itinerary is simply a snapshot of what we can offer, and ports/excursions are subject to change, so contact our Luxury Cruise Travel Specialists to make the most of their expertise and the latest offers.

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Fly to Lyon, France

Day 1 to 2 Welcome to Lyon, France

Day 1 to 2 Welcome to Lyon, France

Fly to Lyon and take a private car transfer to Villa Maia, Lyon. Enjoy a pre-cruise stay at this luxury hotel before embarking on your eight-night cruise.

Day 3 Tournon-sur-Rhône, France

Day 3Tournon-sur-Rhône, France

Known for its rich history and stunning natural beauty, spend the day in this charming medieval town soaking it all in. Explore the ancient castle, learn something new at the museum or enjoy time outdoors at the botanical garden.

Day 4 to 5 Arles, France

Day 4 to 5Arles, France

Surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural scenery in Europe, Arles offers something for everyone. Whether exploring the Roman ruins and spending time in its historical centre filled with ancient monuments, or walking in the footsteps of iconic painter, Vincent Van Gogh, the 'Pearl of Provence' has it all.

Day 6 Avignon, France

Day 6Avignon, France

A city of unparalleled beauty, Avignon boasts one of the largest and most important medieval buildings in Europe, the Papal Palace. Walk across the Pont d’Avignon bridge, discover the secrets of the past on the street of the waterwheels – Rue des Teinturiers – and lose yourself in the old city streets.

Day 7 Avignon and Viviers, France

Day 7Avignon and Viviers, France

Starting the day in Avignon, you will head over to the historic town of Viviers. Discover the medieval town structures that were spared during the French Revolutions or climb to the Saint-Vincent Cathedral for some incredible views of the town.

Day 8 to 9 Chavanay, Vienne and Lyon, France

Day 8 to 9Chavanay, Vienne and Lyon, France

On your eighth day, visit three distinct ports across France, all promising adventures and discovery around every corner. After a brief pause in the town of Chavanay, you will be able to explore the charismatic city of Vienne. A jewel for history and art lovers alike, this small town boasts an array of exciting experiences to discover before ending your day in Lyon. Day 9 is yours to spend exploring Lyon. 

Day 10 From from Lyon, France

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