Relax and enjoy the stunning vistas of the Rhône River as it gently flows through some of Europe’s most breathtaking scenery and picturesque towns. With the riverbank always in view, lose yourself in the Rhône’s unique and tranquil ambience.
An ancient trading route of the Greeks and Romans, sail through centuries of captivating history as you discover the towns and cities alongside the Rhône River. From the medieval splendour and charm of Avignon to the pretty narrow streets and ancient monuments of Arles, uncover each destination’s heritage, traditions, and cuisine in this picturesque corner of France.
Create lifelong memories from a wealth of experiences on your Rhône River Cruise, whether your interest is exploring historical sites, wine tasting, or just enjoying the beautiful scenery of this stunning region. Rhône River Cruises offers something for everyone.
Set sail on a memorable cruise along the Rhône River as it meanders from the Alps through Lake Geneva and into France. Explore this ancient trading route’s fascinating heritage and beautiful scenery from Greek and Roman times with our Rhône River Cruise deals.
Enjoy confidence and complete peace of mind with our trusted partnered cruise lines so you can focus exclusively on discovering the delights of the Rhône River. Chosen for their five-star service and exceptional commitment to the customer experience, our trusted partners will ensure your Rhône River Cruise is unforgettable for all the right reasons.
Experience the authentic flavours of the Rhône River as our gourmet chefs whip up a feast of regional dishes and international cuisine with award-winning menus and the best selection of wines to reflect the local area. There are always vegetarian and vegan options and meals tailored to guests with specific dietary requirements.
Enjoy some of Europe’s most picturesque scenery, carved by this ancient waterway, which has been the route of traders for centuries. Experience the history and culture that has grown up along the Rhône riverbanks as you traverse Provence’s tranquil landscapes, the inspiration for countless artists and home to iconic and culturally significant landmarks.
Take a brief voyage through just one of our many Rhône River cruises. We have a varied selection of routes, cruise lines, and ships. Speak to our crui.se advisor today to find your perfect Rhône river cruise.
Transfer by coach to the ship in Avignon where the English-speaking crew will help you to your cabin. Settle into the ship and explore the decks as you please.
Enjoy breakfast with a stunning view of Avignon’s red-roofed skyline before embarking on a guided tour of Avignon. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore your surroundings.
Explore Arles on a guided tour. After lunch, visit the Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct. Cruise along the Rhône and pass the 15th-century Tarascon castle during dinner.
Explore Ardèche Gorges. Return to the ship in Le Pouzin. Relax on board in the afternoon before arriving in Tournon. Enjoy dinner aboard the ship.
Go on a guided tour of Vienne complete with free time for exploration. Enjoy a ballroom dancing performance with a chance to learn French madison line dance steps.
Enjoy a tour of Chalon, the gateway to Burgundy. Visit mediaeval Beaune. Embark on a tour and wine tasting at a traditional winemaker’s cellar.
Go on a guided tour of Lyon. Enjoy a free afternoon of further exploration or relaxation on the ship before having the Captain’s Dinner. After, enjoy a local pianist playing French songs.
After breakfast, disembark the ship and transfer to the airport or to the train station for your return journey.
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Cruising the Rhône River is a remarkable and memorable experience on a waterway that meanders through picturesque scenery with an unfolding tableau of history, culture, and fine cuisine. Rising in the Alps and heading through Lake Geneva into Provence, the significance of this ancient trading route is reflected in some of Europe’s most iconic and culturally significant landmarks along the way.
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“As an experienced cruiser, I can say with all sincerity that this cruise was like no other I have been on. The Rhône River shows you a different Europe away from the ‘big name’ rivers like the Rhine and Danube. It is subtle and fascinating and connects back in time to previous centuries when it was an important trading route. The scenery is picturesque, with port stops at interesting cities and towns you may not have chosen to visit on a land-based holiday, so there is always an element of discovery. This is a river with something for everyone, whether you’re interested in heritage and history or just want to enjoy the fabulous food and wine.”
“This was a new cruise for us, having been committed Rhine and Danube enthusiasts, and I’m pleased to say it really surpassed our expectations. We visited places we just wouldn’t have considered had we been on a land-based holiday, and it introduced us to new and undiscovered scenery and culture. As always, the vessel was five-star, and the food and accommodation exceptional.”
“I bought this cruise as a surprise anniversary present for my husband, who is a bit of a wine buff. We like to avoid obvious touristy routes, so I do admit to sticking a bit of a pin in the map, but it turned out to be a great choice. The shore excursions were well-planned and informative, but equally, you could strike out on your own and do your own thing. The food was exceptional, and the choice of local and regional wines was beyond compare, according to our resident wine expert! I would recommend this cruise to anyone.”
“As first-time cruisers, this was a complete voyage of discovery, but other, more experienced river cruise passengers sailing with us rated this cruise as one of the best they’d ever done. The shore tours are interesting and take you beyond just the local tourist path, and the on-board accommodation is really comfortable and luxurious with fabulous dining options. This is definitely the way to see Europe!”
“With restricted mobility, we chose this cruise to let the boat do the work for us, and we were not disappointed with the river views and beautiful scenery. The tours are all accessible for people who don’t want to walk far, and to be honest, just spending a quiet day on the ship is a complete luxury in itself. The staff couldn’t do enough for us, and the boat was very spacious and easy to move around.”
“We thought we knew this part of France well as we’ve had many holidays here, but to experience Provence from the water is something so completely different and special; it really took our breath away. Because this river was so important for trade and commerce, it links together much of the history and culture of this region and makes sense of it. Another special feature was the emphasis on local cuisine and wines, just a totally holistic and immersive experience. Book now, you won’t be disappointed.”
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All our Crui.se guests enjoy the finest cuisine with award-winning menus produced by gourmet chefs and showcasing the best regional dishes of the areas you sail through. There are always daily vegan and vegetarian options with tailored meals for those with dietary restrictions.
That depends on when you travel, but typically, the climate in the Rhône River valley follows the rest of central Europe. We always recommend you pack a variety of clothing so you’re prepared for much warmer or cooler temperatures. Your friendly booking expert can give you more advice about this when you make your reservation.
Yes, a visa is required, and we’ll send you all the information you need about how to apply for one once you’ve made your reservation. Always allow enough time, especially if you’re travelling at the height of the holiday season, as there can be delays in processing applications.
We advise all passengers to be up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations, and all our ship staff are fully vaccinated to ensure complete safety and peace of mind.
At Crui.se, we pride ourselves on working with partners who are inclusive in terms of their service and their vessels. Most ships have elevators and are designed to provide plenty of space and all on the same level. Cabins can be adapted or merged to suit different passenger requirements. Our friendly booking team is waiting for your call and will gladly advise.
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