History and Art of the Rhône

FREE Superior drinks package on all European river cruises


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Experience more with so much included

  • Discover medieval and renaissance treasures with visits to the Palace of the Popes and the Petite Palais Museum in Avignon. 
  • See remarkable Roman ruins in the company of local experts with guided tours of Vienne, including the Cybèle archaeological gardens, and Lyon’s Gallo-Roman Theatre.  
  • Visit Caverne du Pont d'Arc - a truly remarkable replica of the Chauvet Cave, one of the world's most important sites of prehistoric art - and follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh with a walking tour of Arles. 
  • Delve into Beaune's fascinating medieval past at the Hotel Dieu Museum and explore the city's historic ramparts.  
  • Explore the magnificent Ardeche Gorges, one of France's most outstanding natural landscapes. 
At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
7 nights on a five-star ship
10 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & taxes


Magnificent Roman remains, the remarkable architecture of the Middle Ages and the light and beauty of the Provencal countryside - which inspired the genius of Van Gogh – await you on our cruise along the Rhône. From Avignon to Lyon this fascinating journey will take you to the artistic heart of this region where you can delve into centuries of history and discover the outstanding natural beauty of France.  We’ll wander through the winding streets of medieval towns and villages and explore the cities that line these historic riverbanks in the company of our knowledgeable experts.  Discover 15th century architecture and some of the most remarkable collections of sculptures and paintings in Europe - all amid the lush vineyards and sunbaked hills of Southern France.

Our popular Burgundy, the River Rhône and Provence river cruise has been reimagined to include even more 

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of Sole Occupancy cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes:  

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant 
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board 
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned 
  • Coach travel as mentioned 
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro 
  • Language: French 
  • Country: France 


Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

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We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

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