Rhone River Cruises
Cruise from Lyon on a River Rhone cruise through the picturesque areas of Burgundy and Provence in southern France. This area is renowned for its wine regions of Cotes du Rhone and Beaujolais, and these cruises offer the opportunity for wine tastings at celebrated wine cellars.
Lyon is a major French city with sights which include the imposing Basilica of Notre Dame, Place Bellecour and the covered passageways of Vieux Lyon. Cruising north of Lyon on the River Saone into the beautiful Burgundy countryside, visit Macon and the Benedictine Abbey at Cluny, the largest western abbey in the Middle Ages.
Cruising south from Lyon, visit Tournon and Tain l�Hermitage on opposite banks of the Rhone, connected by a footbridge and backed by sloping vines.
Nearing the Mediterranean coast, visit Avignon with its famous bridge and grand Palace of the Popes, started by Pope Benedict XII in 1335. Arles is a beautiful cultural site, with a spectacular Roman amphitheatre and interesting Museum. Van Gogh painted all around this scenic region.
Cruise itineraries may include visits to the Camargue region, noted for its cowboys, white horses and black bulls.