River Rhone Cruises

    • CroisiEurope Ship - A typical 2-deck ship
      A typical 2-deck ship
      • Celebrate the New Year in the World Heritage listed city of Lyon on this Rhone short break

    • CroisiEurope Ship - Camargue
      • Visit charming towns and discover breathtaking scenery on this superb short itinerary from Lyon to Provence and the Camargue

    • CroisiEurope Ship - Camargue
      • Visit the picturesque towns on the Saone and Rhone on this delightful voyage from Lyon, with unlimited complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks throughout and optional shore excursions

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.

  • Lyon
  • CroisiEurope ship at Avignon
  • Lavender Fields of Provence
  • Tournus
  • Tournon on the Rhone
  • CroisiEurope ship at Lyon
  • The famous Pont at Avignon
  • The Roman ampitheatre at Arles
  • Viviers

Arles (France)

Situated beside the Rhône and encircled by the wild countryside of the Camargue, Arles is a spell-binding city built around its huge Roman amphitheatre. Walking is the best way to explore - see St Trophime Cathedral, the Roman baths, and scenes depicted by Van Gogh including the beautiful Roman necropolis, Les Alycamps, and Café Terrace at Night.


Avignon (France)

Ancient Avignon is an enchanting maze of Gothic buildings, made famous in song for its bridge. Place de l'Horloge is Avignon's picturesque square, with cafés shaded by plane trees and the famous clock. Dont miss a visit to the Palace of Popes, their majestic 14th-century residence, a huge building and one of the most visited sights in France.


Beaune (France)

Beaune produces some of the best vintage wines in the Cote d’Or region, and is well-known for the historic Hospice de Beaune, the tiled roofed Hotel-Dieu charity hospital which houses a famous painting by Van der Weyden, and the multi-coloured roofs of the town.


Camargue (France)

The Camargue is a large area of marshland and plains with a wonderful diversity of wildlife, including flamingoes and waterfowl, and noted for its black bulls and the white horses of the guardiens, the local cowboys. Tours often include a visit to the lovely seaside town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a centre of gypsy pilgrimage.


Lyon (France)

The gastronomic capital of France, Lyon is a grand city with many impressive buildings. It was founded by the Romans in the hill-top area of Fourvière, where the Basilica of Notre Dame and the ancient Roman theatre can be found. The size of Lyon makes a walking tour an attractive option, taking in Place Bellecour and Old Lyon.


Macon (France)

North of Lyon, Macon is the most southerly city in Burgundy, and has a Mediterranean flavour. The remains of the cathedral, Old Saint Vincent, include an important Roman arched entrance. Macon is in the heart of wine country, and tours of the Beaujolais and Maconnais wine region visit the lovely rural towns and vineyards nearby.

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