The Rhône River

One of Europe’s longest rivers, the 505-mile Rhône flows from the Swiss Alps through lush mountain valleys into Lake Geneva before entering sun-drenched southern France and ending at the Mediterranean Sea. Joining the river along its southernmost stretch, Rhône river cruises offer a unique window into the rich heritage and serenity of Burgundy and Provence. Along the way, they twist and turn through the seductive landscapes that inspired Van Gogh and Cezanne, serve up the chance to sample the region’s fine wines and call at historic towns filled with impressive ancient and medieval architecture. From the emerald vineyards of Burgundy to the sunflowers of Provence and a string of dream-like medieval cities, river cruises on the Rhône River feed the senses and broaden the mind like no other European river journey.

Highlights of our Rhône river cruises

  • Lyon
    • Lying in the heart of Beaujolais wine country, France’s elegant culinary capital boasts imposing Roman ruins, a UNESCO-listed old quarter and impressive Renaissance buildings.
  • Tournon
    • A delightful town crowned by a splendid 16th century castle.
  • Viviers
    • A quaint village clasped around a fine Romanesque cathedral.
  • Avignon
    • The seat of the papacy in the 14th century, Avignon’s showpieces are its breath taking Papal Palace and arched bridge. The Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard and fabled Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine cellars are nearby.
  • Arles
    • This charming town was once a muse to Van Gogh and centres on a dazzling Roman amphitheatre and 12th-century cathedral.

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