There are many options for cruises that combine the Saône and Rhône rivers. If you would like to visit as many destinations as you can, Tauck and Scenic Tours are probably the best choices.
For travelers who want to take a mini-cruise, CroisiEurope has cruises on the Saône and Rhône rivers that last between 5 and 8 days..
If you want to combine your Saône and Rhône river cruise with a cruise on the Rhine River, Avalon Waterways has a 15-day package compared to a 10-day package offered by CroisiEurope. If you have more time to travel, Avalon Waterways offers more in terms of what you will see on your trip.
Most river cruise companies offer cruise that combine the Seine, Saône and Rhône rivers. Cruise length is from 15 to 23 days. Scenic and Tauck have the most extensive packages.
Another great choice is the Ultimate France package by Uniworld. You will experience three river cruises on one trip. It’s a 22-day itinerary with a cruise in Provence and Burgundy, Bordeaux and Paris and Normandy.
What’s the best Saône River cruise for you? To find out read our complete roundup of Saône river cruises.
About the Saône River
The Saône River is 294 miles long and is located in eastern France. It begins in the Vosges department (county) near the border of Germany and ends in Lyon where it meets the Rhône.
The Saône is connected to a few other waterways that are often traveled by river barge boats. About 16 miles southeast of Dijon, the river joins the Burgundy Canal in the city of Saint Jean. And the Canal du Centre links the Loire River to the Saône.
The Seine and Saône rivers are also connected through a couple of different waterways – the Yonne River and the Burgundy Canal. Smaller vessels can travel between the Seine and Saône rivers.
Read our complete roundup of Saône river cruises to learn about the various itineraries offered on this fascinating river.