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Gardens and Natural Beauty of the Rhône

Embark on a journey of timeless charm and unparallelled beauty as you voyage across the enchanting Rhône River. Surrender to the magnetism of hidden wonders and quaint villages nestled along its winding banks and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history where European traditions meet spellbinding luxury.

Make your ship your second home and relax in your comfortable cabin while the gentle sway of the Rhône lulls you into a restful night’s sleep, ensuring you wake up refreshed and ready to embrace the glorious landscapes of France.

Indulge your senses with world-class cuisine and exquisite wines, perfectly paired with scenic splendours that unfold around every bend. Join our odyssey of discovery where every moment is a resplendent reflection of beauty and opportunity to uncover not only the wonders of the Rhône, but the treasures within yourself, too.

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  • Cruise Line: Riviera Travel
  • Ship: MS Lord Byron & MS Thomas Hardy
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Apr - May & Jul - Aug
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Gardens and Natural Beauty of the Rhône Cruise Itinerary

Explore France in all its prestige with a specialised cruise itinerary. Discover the many architectural triumphs and picturesque marvels each destination has to offer and experience first-hand the breathtaking allure of one of Europe’s most romantic countries.

Day 1


Upon arrival in Lyon, transfer by coach to your luxurious ship and be welcomed by the crew.

Day 2


Enjoy a guided tour of Lyon with a visit to Parc de la Tête d’Or.

Day 3


Embark on a tour of Beaune with an exquisite wine tasting at a winemaker’s cellars, as well as free time to explore the cellars at your leisure.

Day 4

Vienne / Tournon

Enjoy a tour of the fairytale landscape of Vienne. Once in Tournon, visit the Garden of Eden.

Day 5

Ardèche Gorges

Partake in a guided tour of the breathtaking Ardèche Gorges, followed by a visit to a local lavender museum. Later, enjoy a ballroom dancing performance aboard your ship.

Day 6

Arles / Pont du Gard

Embark on a guided tour of Arles. Later, visit Pont du Gard. Back aboard your ship, enjoy the Captain’s Dinner.

Day 7


Revel in a guided tour of Avignon and Rocher de Doms. Back on the ship, enjoy a musical performance by a local pianist.

Day 8

Return home

Bid farewell to the ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or to Avignon for your high-speed rail trip home.

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Unearth the beauty of France with a river voyage across some of the most picturesque natural landscapes Europe has to offer with Crui.se

7 Nights
Apr May
Jul Aug

Gardens and Natural Beauty of the Rhône

  • Lyon
  • Beaune
  • Vienne / Tournon
  • Ardèche Gorges
  • Arles / Pont Du Gard
  • Avignon
  • Return Home
£1,899pp Est. Price per person

Gardens and Natural Beauty of the Rhône Cruise Review

“We’ve been meaning to cruise the Rhône for a while now and we can’t begin to express how glad we are to have done so with Riviera Travel. This was our first time on a Rhône River cruise and my wife and I loved everything about it from the itinerary to the onboard service, everything was perfect. We especially loved the meals served in the restaurant. They were beautifully done and made the whole trip feel really immersive and gave us a literal taste of France.”

Eustice and Margot Marsden, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Gardens and Natural Beauty of the Rhône FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

How is transportation handled between the ship and onshore excursions?

Typically, the ship will dock near the city or town listed on the schedule and passengers will be transported to their selected onshore excursions via different means of transportation (usually coaches) or via walking tours led by knowledgeable guides.

What is the currency used along the Rhône River cruise route?

Since we will be cruising through France, the Euro is the standard currency.

Is there free time for independent exploration during the cruise?

Yes, you will be given the opportunity to explore independently and at your leisure.

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