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Rhône river cruises

The Rhône & Saône rivers in Provence and Camargue

CroisiEurope cruises on the Rhône and Saône rivers help you discover Southern France and its wealthy cultural, natural, gastronomic, traditional, and historical background.

 

From the Camargue to the Ardèche gorges, via the Vercors massif, cruises on the Rhone from Lyon to Martigues or, in the reverse itinerary, from Martigues to Lyon, offer you a journey in the heart of some of the most beautiful and most preserved landscapes of France. You will have the opportunity to discover in one journey some of the most beautiful and traditional cities such as: Arles, Montelimar, Valencia, Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France, but also Avignon and its legendary bridge. Discover the surroundings that inspired artists like Van Gogh, Cezanne or Chagall, sip Beaujolais wine in its own terroir, stroll through historic towns, Roman ruins, and enchanting rural landscapes.

 

With such wonderful scenery, vine-covered hillsides, and picturesque villages, we could not resist designing a hiking itinerary to help you discover everything the Rhone Valley has to offer.

 

In addition, we also designed unique and themed cruises such as the Beaujolais Nouveau Tasting festival cruise for our wine and culture lovers to greet with us the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau in November. Or join us for the Lavender & Mantras Cruise, aimed at people looking for subtle wellness, organic food, and relaxation, with optional partake at gentle Yoga, Mindfulness and Mediation sessions.

 

Check out the cruises below to discover the itineraries and excursions we offer, and book online!

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The Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue

LYON - AVIGNON - ARLES(1) - VIVIERS - LYON

Join us for a wonderful cruise on the Rhone river! You'll be amazed by the beautiful landscapes of the South of France as we sail through the wild Camargue all the way to Avignon, "Papal city" with a rich past and exceptional jewels of architecture. 

Next departures:  04/01/2024
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5 Days
FROM$1780
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Lyon to the Tip of Provence on the Rhône and Saône Rivers

LYON - MACON - The Beaujolais vineyards - LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - The Vercors - AVIGNON - ARLES - The Camargue - MARTIGUES(1)

Set off on an unforgettable cruise from Lyon to Martigues, with ports of call in Mâcon, Tain-l'Hermitage, Avignon, Arles, and the Camargue.

Discover the 2,000-year history of Lyon as you stroll through its cobblestone streets. Ten percent of the city has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Vercors Massif and its steep limestone cliffs and vineyards perched above the valleys.

Next departures:  04/05/2024, 05/11/2024
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7 Days
FROM$1102
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$2205
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French Art and History Along the Rhône River

LYON - MACON - LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - AVIGNON - ARLES - MARTIGUES

Discover the Rhône through an offbeat, seven-day cruise. See each city differently as you retrace the footsteps of the artists and celebrities who influenced their cultures.
From Alphonse de Lamartine's Mâcon to Marcel Pagnol's Marseille, with side trips to Paul Bocuse's Lyon and Van Gogh's homestead in Arles, each excursion will bring you to the core of the city and its history. 
Discover unusual sites such as the Quarries of Light in Les Baux-de-Provence and the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval in Hauterives.
This cruise on the Saône and Rhone Rivers overflows with the vineyard landscapes and limestone cliffs of southern France.

Next departures:  04/05/2024, 05/29/2024
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7 Days
FROM$2395
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All the must-see sites on the Rhône between Lyon, Provence, and the Camargue with a dinner at Paul Bocuse's Abbaye de Collonges Restaurant OFFERED

LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - AVIGNON - ARLES(3) - VIVIERS - LYON

Discover the authentic Provence combining style and refinement, a cruise brimming with splendid scenery and great food as well as a once-in-a-lifetime evening at a Paul Bocuse restaurant.

Next departures:  04/14/2024, 04/15/2024
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7 Days
FROM$1437
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$2873
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From Burgundy to the Camarge along the Saône and the Rhône Rivers

LYON - MÂCON - VIENNE - AVIGNON - ARLES - The Camargue - ARLES - VIVIERS - TOURNON - LYON

History and authenticity will be on the program throughout your cruise on the Rhone. You will discover cities with rich historical and cultural pasts such as Lyon with its famous 'traboules' - secret passages. Visit the Cluny Abbey, which has had an exceptional political, artistic and religious influence on Europe, then admire the castle of Tournon which stands upright on its majestic rock in the heart of the town and houses a museum labeled "Museum of France" since 1927.

Next departures:  04/07/2024, 04/12/2024
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8 Days
FROM$1450
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$2901
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From Basel to Amsterdam: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River

BASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF - AMSTERDAM

From Basel to Amsterdam, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Admire the beauty of the Rhine Falls before discovering historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story.

 

 

Next departures:  05/17/2024, 05/21/2024
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7 Days
FROM$1719
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French Art and History Along the Rhône River

MARTIGUES  – PORT-SAINT-LOUIS - ARLES – AVIGNON – VIIVERS - TAIN-L’HERMITAGE – LYON - MACON – LYON

Discover the Rhône through an offbeat, seven-day cruise. See each city differently as you retrace the footsteps of the artists and celebrities who influenced their cultures.
From Alphonse de Lamartine's Mâcon to the side trips to Paul Bocuse's Lyon and Van Gogh's homestead in Arles, each excursion will bring you to the core of the city and its history. 
Discover unusual sites such as the Quarries of Light in Les Baux-de-Provence and the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval in Hauterives.
This cruise on the Saône and Rhone Rivers overflows with the vineyard landscapes and limestone cliffs of southern France.

    Next departures:  09/29/2024
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    7 Days
    FROM$2344
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    Oenological cruise: Discover the fabulous world of vines and wine

    LYON - MÂCON - LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - AVIGNON - ARLES - MARTIGUES(1)

    Dive into the pleasures of delicious French wines while also enjoying a cruise through renowned vineyards and beautiful countryside. Stops include Tain-l'Hermitage, one of the most prestigious winegrowing regions in the country.

    Next departures:  10/22/2024
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    7 Days
    FROM$2716
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    The Valleys of the Rhône and Saône: Gastronomy and vineyards.

    LYON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - LYON - COLLONGES AU MONT D'OR - MÂCON - BELLEVILLE - LYON

    Gastronomy and viticulture enthusiasts, this cruise between Rhône and Saône will seduce you. From the Rhone Valley to the Beaujolais vineyards, through the vineyards of Côte Rôtie and the terroir of Condrieu, go for a discovery tour with tastings that will tantalize your palate.

    Next departures:  10/30/2024, 10/29/2025
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    5 Days
    FROM$1451
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    Exceptional Wine Tasting Cruise in Burgundy: Beaujolais Nouveau

    LYON - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE - MÂCON - BELLEVILLE - LYON

    Join us on a cruise specifically designed for wine lovers! The Saône awaits you with its many wonders such as the prestigious Burgundy city of Beaune, the impressive ruins of the Cluny Abbey and, of course, the Beaujolais Route. We'll spend an exceptional evening in Beaujeu to greet the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau, an experience not to be missed!

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    5 Days
    On request
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