10 Night France River Cruise - September 30, 2025

A destination that captures style and glamour alongside rustic charm is what river cruising in France is all about. Take to the countryside for rest and relaxation or wander through the towns and cities for a glimpse into French life.

You’ll discover a breadth of character when you cruise through France, meeting residents with a story to tell and uncovering hidden gems amongst the architectural locales peppering the landscape, such as the ornamental façade of Viviers. France is world-famous for its wines. You will have ample opportunities to sample the finest examples as you tour the vineyards across the French countryside.

Enjoy Visits to: Lyon - Macon - Chalon - Beaune - Ardeche Gorges Avignon - Pont du Gard - Uzes - Arles - Camargue Les Baux-de-Provence - Orange Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone - Chateauneuf-du-Pape

10 night - 11 day

 Provence/Burgundy/Camargue French River Cruise

Day 1 Lyon - Transfer to our ship moored in Lyon’s historic centre. Our dedicated English-speaking crew will welcome you on board and help you to your cabin. After settling into your spacious and tastefully furnished accommodation, there’s time to familiarize yourself with this floating five-star hotel.

Day 2 Macon - Nothing beats the excitement of waking up somewhere new and as you rise this morning, we arrive in the delightful town of Mâcon, Burgundy. After our first splendid breakfast, we depart the ship and enjoy the short drive to Cluny Abbey, one of the most glorious Benedictine abbeys of the Christian Middle Ages. In the 12th century, a network of 1450 abbeys and 10,000 monks made up the order of Cluny under a highly original and successful system; the Abbots of Cluny became leaders on the international stage.

We are in the heart of this famous wine-producing region where vines have been planted since Gallo-Roman times. We visit one of the region’s best winemakers for a tour and tasting in a historic chateau. Mâcon was once known for its red wines, but the twentieth century saw its white wines also coming to prominence. After learning about the time-old traditions of wine-production, sample a selection of its finest produce.

Day 3 Chalon and Beaune - Rising this morning we’re berthed in Chalon, gateway to Burgundy and home of Nicéphore Niépce, the inventor of photography. On this morning’s tour we see some of the pretty villages that produce some of the world’s most sublime wines – Meursault, Volnay, Pommard, and many more. Nearby is medieval Beaune, Burgundy’s wine capital and one of the most picturesque walled towns in the region. At its centre is the Hospices de Beaune, also known as the Hôtel-Dieu. Originally built in the 15th-century as a hospital for the disadvantaged, it’s a jewel of High Gothic architecture,Why not visit the fascinating Dalineum museum dedicated to the Catalan artist Salvador Dali with a collection of his surrealist paintings, sculptures, furniture and photographs, or simply enjoy the view from a pavement café and absorb the ambience of this historic spot.

Day 4 - Lyon We have arrived once more in the delightful city of Lyon. The Rhône Valley has been the route of choice for marauding armies and peaceful traders for centuries, and Lyon’s current site, at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône Rivers, cried out to be fortified. In 43 BC the Romans founded the city, which subsequently grew in importance; the Emperor Claudius, conqueror of Britain, was born here. There are many Roman remains to see, but it was the production of silk that brought Lyon to prominence during the Middle Ages, and throughout the city you can see signs of the wealth that poured in

The old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is crammed with antique shops and intriguing traboules – narrow covered passageways enabling silk merchants to transport their wares to the river without getting wet – that today are a joy to amble through. Lyon is generally acknowledged as France’s (and to locals the world’s) gastronomic capital.. We enjoy a city tour taking in the main sights, stopping to visit the impressive 19th-century Basilica and take in spectacular views of the city; after a short walking tour you’ll have free time to explore under your own steam.

Day 5 Ardeche Gorges – Overnight we have arrived in Le Pouzin and this morning after breakfast we depart the ship for a spectacular drive to explore the beautiful Ardèche Gorges, whose scale is a fitting reminder of Mother Nature’s awesome power. Sheer limestone cliffs plunge almost 1,000 feet to the river’s blue waters, culminating in a huge natural arch, the Pont d’Arc. Caves, grottoes and natural sculptures create marvelous views at every turn. We return to the Rhône Valley, where our ship is moored in charming Viviers, a medieval town clustered around its 12th-century cathedral.

Pricing per person

Emerald Deck Std. - $5099.00

Ruby Deck Std. - $6399.00

Diamond Deck - $6949.00

Suites and Solo cabins are on request.

Prices are subject to change based on availability so reserve your cabin soon.with a $600 per person deposit.

Deposits are non-refundable

Contact Lynda Phillippi to reserve your cabin on this one-of-a-kind French River Cruise Vacation.


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Day 6 Avignon, Pont du Gard, Uzes - The light catching the red roofs of Avignon’s majestic skyline is a sight to behold over breakfast, after which we embark on a guided tour of one of the most extraordinary and intriguing cities in France. Avignon’s destiny changed during the 14th century, when the Pope’s court moved here to avoid strife in Rome. Igniting a century of prosperity. The city is immaculately preserved, nestling behind its almost-intact 14th-century walls. Most important is the stunning Popes’ Palace, made up of two buildings that together form the largest Gothic palace in the world.

Day 7 Arles & Le Beaux - You awake under in Arles, where there are many historic monuments and are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Albeit small, it was the key stronghold on the Roman road to Spain, one of the empire’s richest possessions. Our guided tour will help you appreciate the finer points of Arles’s magnificent Roman remains, including the splendid amphitheatre,

The disturbed but great genius and artist Van Gogh lived in Arles for just over a year, from February 1888. It was his most prolific period.

After lunch we take a scenic drive to the picturesque village of Les Baux-de-Provence located in the Alpilles mountains, spectacularly sited atop a rocky outcrop with wonderful shopping and eateries. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of this typically Provençal landscape.,

Our ship remains moored in Arles overnight and after dinner we enjoy an Arlesian dance and musical performance.

Day 8 - Camargue & Ornithological Park - We glide into Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, located at the mouth of the great Rhône, between the river and the sea, and surrounded by the unique wilderness of the Camargue. The Parc naturel régional de Camargue fringing the shoreline of the Camargue, has been a protected wetland and marine area since 1970. Few areas of France are as distinctive, fascinating or inspirational as this area of outstanding natural beauty with its remote and beautiful Mediterranean beaches and grassy dunes,

Later we drive to the bustling seaside town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the capital of Camargue. On arrival we have a short orienteering tour of the main sights – the Notre Dame de la Mer, a fine Romanesque church dating from the 9th century and the old town hall followed by some free time to wander before returning to the ship for lunch.

Day 9 Orange & Châteauneuf-du-Pape - We firstly arrive in the Roman city of Orange located on the ancient Agrippa Road and a historically important trading post. This charming ‘City of Princes’ is home to two magnificent and unmissable UNESCO monuments: the mighty Triumphal Arch and the Roman theatre – the world’s best preserved ancient theatre.

Next we take a panoramic drive through the stunning and world-renowned region of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. The region’s vineyards are prized the world over and there will be a photo stop before we arrive in the magical village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Its cobbled streets are awash with wine shops and cellars at every turn in which you can taste the legendary wine. We enjoy a delectable wine tasting in one of the region’s finest wineries before driving back to the ship for lunch.

Day 10 Cruising and Lyon - Spend your final afternoon enjoying time at leisure exploring the city. Stroll the vast and glorious park, a true green haven at the heart of the city, with its zoo, botanical garden and magnificent lake with plenty of scope for wildlife spotting. Stop to enjoy a refreshing drink and delicious pastry at a pavement café whilst soaking up the atmosphere of this refined and historic city.Tonight, there’s another culinary highlight – the Chef’s Dinner, when the chef prepares his superb ‘signature’ dishes. Get ready to disembark the next morning.

Price Includes

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board 
  • Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks to accompany on board meals and complimentary alcoholic beverages each evening. 
  • Access to state-of-the-art tea and coffee machines 
  • Complimentary drinking water refills 
  • First-class service from an English-speaking crew 
  • 16 included tour experiences
  • Knowledgeable local guides 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 
  • All port charges included
  • All gratuities on board
  • 100 Euro Onboard Credit per cabin

$700 per person Discount if Deposited by June 28th

Space is limited because this river boat only holds 150 passengers. To reserve a cabin a $600 per person, NON REFUNDABLE deposit is required. Final Payment is due June 15, 2025.