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Burgundy & Provence River Cruise

Explore the scenery and culture of southern France. Walk in the footsteps of artists like Van Gogh and poets, and writers who have all been inspired by the charm and beauty of this historic and unspoiled landscape.

Cruise the Rhône and Saône Rivers and visit historic cities and towns like Lyon and Avignon and the charming village of Viviers. Stroll, hike, or bike the picturesque Burgundy region and sample famous wines and vintages.

The S.S. Catherine provides wall-to-wall luxury with elegantly appointed suites, staterooms, and modern amenities catering to every need. Enjoy award-winning cuisine both on board ship and on shore, accompanied by select local wines.

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  • Cruise Line: Uniworld
  • Ship: S.S. Catherine
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Mar-Oct
£1,999pp
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Burgundy & Provence River Cruise Itinerary

Savour the flavours of this picturesque region of southern France on this 7-night cruise, which offers beautiful river scenery and visits to historic cities, towns, and charming villages. Explore the culture and heritage of the Burgundy wine region with delicious local cuisine and the chance to visit wine estates and taste fine vintages. At the end of the day, a floating hotel awaits with stylish and comfortable suites and staterooms and a range of modern leisure amenities for the ultimate luxury and relaxation.

Day 1

Arles

Arrive at Marseille Airport and transfer to your luxury cruise ship docked in the heart of Arles.

Day 2

Arles

The inspiration for Van Gogh, who painted over 200 pictures here, Arles is a charming Provençal town with magnificent Roman ruins and a fascinating medieval history. Enjoy a guided walking tour with free time to explore afterwards.

Day 3

Avignon

Explore the medieval walled city of Avignon and choose a walking tour of the historic centre or a guided visit to the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct with a fascinating insight into its construction. In the evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.

Day 4

Viviers

Lost in time, Viviers is a well-preserved village with magnificent architecture and famous landmarks like the fountain squares, cobblestone lanes, and France’s smallest cathedral. A Masterpiece Collection tour visits Grignan plus truffle hunting.

Day 5

Tain – L’Hermitage (Tournon)

Stroll to the twin villages of Tournon and Tain L’Hermitage with a wine tasting or hike the steep slopes above the Rhône to the vineyards of the world-famous Hermitage wines. There is also the option of a private outdoor tasting with a sommelier.

Day 6

Lyon

Wander the ancient city of Lyon with a kaleidoscope of history from Roman times through the Renaissance to the present day. Choose from two walking tours or a Lyon Peninsula cycle ride. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Day 7

Beaune

The capital of the region’s wine trade, historic Beaune features splendid architecture and fantastic cuisine. There is a famous open-air market and the remarkable Hospices de Beaune. There is an optional tour and lunch at a Burgundy wine estate.

Day 8

Lyon

Disembark the S.S. Catherine in Lyon and transfer to Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport for your flight home, or choose a post-cruise extension with two nights in Paris.

Day 1

Lyon

Arrive at Airport and transfer to your luxury cruise ship docked in the heart of Lyon.

Day 2

Beaune

The capital of the region’s wine trade, historic Beaune features splendid architecture and fantastic cuisine. There is a famous open-air market and the remarkable Hospices de Beaune. There is an optional tour and lunch at a Burgundy wine estate.

Day 3

Lyon

Wander the ancient city of Lyon with a kaleidoscope of history from Roman times through the Renaissance to the present day. Choose from two walking tours or a Lyon Peninsula cycle ride. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner.

Day 4

Tain – L’Hermitage (Tournon)

Stroll to the twin villages of Tournon and Tain L’Hermitage with a wine tasting or hike the steep slopes above the Rhône to the vineyards of the world-famous Hermitage wines. There is also the option of a private outdoor tasting with a sommelier.

Day 5

Viviers

Lost in time, Viviers is a well-preserved village with magnificent architecture and famous landmarks like the fountain squares, cobblestone lanes, and France’s smallest cathedral. A Masterpiece Collection tour visits Grignan plus truffle hunting.

Day 6

Avignon

Explore the medieval walled city of Avignon and choose a walking tour of the historic centre or a guided visit to the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct with a fascinating insight into its construction. In the evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner.

Day 7

Arles

The inspiration for Van Gogh, who painted over 200 pictures here, Arles is a charming Provençal town with magnificent Roman ruins and a fascinating medieval history. Enjoy a guided walking tour with free time to explore afterwards.

Day 8

Arles

Disembark the S.S. Catherine in Arles and transfer to Airport for your flight home.

Burgundy & Provence Cruise Ships

S.S. Catherine

As our second Super Ship to debut, the S.S Catherine continues our proud tradition of excellence through its glamorous interior decor and meticulous customer service.

Max. Capacity of 159 Guests
Custom-Designed Interiors
Open-air Balconies

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Burgundy & Provence River Cruise Deals

Adventure across three of France’s most scenic rivers

7 Nights
Mar Oct

Burgundy & Provence River Cruise

  • Arles
  • Avignon
  • Viviers
  • Tain – L’Hermitage (Tournon)
  • Lyon
  • Beaune
£1,999pp Est. Price per person
  • S.S. Catherine  

Burgundy & Provence Cruise Review

“No detail was left unattended. The room was impeccable, spacious, and luxurious. The food and beverages were over the top!”

Karen Whitman

Burgundy & Provence FAQ

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

Where will the ship dock?

In many ports, the ship is small enough to dock within easy reach of the town or city centre. Sometimes, the ship will need to dock further away due to water levels or if a port is busy. A coach is provided to transfer guests to their destination.

How do I book optional excursions once onboard the ship?

Optional excursions are booked with your Cruise Manager and cannot be reserved before you arrive on board the ship. Excursions require a minimum number of people, so we cannot guarantee that every tour will go ahead if there are low bookings. Some Masterpiece Collection tours may be booked in advance.

Can I smoke on board the S.S. Catherine?

Smoking is allowed on the ship’s Sun Deck, not in the cabins, suites, staterooms, or other public areas. Smoking is also prohibited on shore tours and excursions, and many sites and attractions have a no-smoking policy. The smoking prohibition includes tobacco, e-cigarettes, and vape devices.

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