Immortalised by artists and writers alike and a paradise for lovers of haute cuisine and fine wine, the Rhône Valley provides a relaxing and tranquil setting for a river cruise.
Rising in Switzerland and fed by the Rhône Glacier, the 500-mile long river winds its way through enchanting landscapes, linking two of France’s most beautiful regions, Burgundy and Provence. Follow its tributary river Saône into the world-renowned Burgundy region revealing its natural beauty with idyllic vineyards and historic places dating back to Roman times.
Soak up the ancient charm of unspoilt towns and villages and experience first hand some of the region’s finest wines and gastronomic delights. Cruise on an unforgettable journey through sun-drenched vineyards, passing ancient cities and peaceful villages nestling in the lavender-scented hills of Provence.
Places of Interest
The Roman antiquities like the amphitheatre, the church of St Trophime and the remains of the Gallo-Roman burial road gave this beautiful city the name ‘Little Rome of Gaul’. Even Vincent van Gogh was inspired by the Mediterranean light of Arles.
The City of Popes boasts a number of amazing museums, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces. The medieval walls surrounding Avignon are fitting relics of history.
Known as the gastronomic capital of France, this city also impresses with its variety of sights. See Fourvière Hill, the Place des Terraux, St Pierre Place and Place Bellecour, one of Europe’s largest squares.
Enjoy a stroll along the quays of this sunny city and take in the natural beauty of the Saône River. Experience the glory of the Benedictine monastery and the charm of its octagonal tower and its Chapelle de Bourbon.
This city is a perfect illustration of the beauty of Burgundy with its romantic castles, churches and its royal palace. A visit to the cloister of St Philibert or to the famous Hôtel-Dieu is always worthwhile. Accentuate your trip to this lovely city with a wine tasting session at a beautiful château in the vineyards.
If you would like to see more of this part of the world, we have Danube and Mosel river cruises available as well.