The Rhône River

One of Europe’s longest rivers, the 505-mile-long Rhône River is also one of its most scenic, flowing 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.

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