Riviera River Cruises has announced a new itinerary on France’s Saône and Rhône Rivers for 2023. On the Lyon, Provençal Rhône & the Camargue River Cruise, guests will experience the villages of Burgundy, one of the world’s most revered wine regions; Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital; the sheer limestone cliffs of the Ardèche Gorges; the Pont du Gard aqueduct and Arles’ magnificent Roman remains; the Camargue wetland, with its famed pink flamingos; and more.
The 11-day cruise is available April through October and includes 10 nights of cruise accommodations, all onboard meals, and 14 guided tours and visits, starting at $3,729 per person based on double occupancy.
“We’re thrilled to offer this new cruise on the Saône and Rhône Rivers starting next year,” says Marilyn Conroy, Riviera River Cruises’ Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing North America. “The round-trip from Lyon offers convenience and at 11 days there’s plenty of time to explore the region, from the heart of Burgundy to the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. As always, Riviera is the only European river cruise line that doesn’t accept bookings directly from consumers, instead working exclusively with travel advisors and their clients – when a consumer comes to us, we refer their business back to you.”
From Lyon, cruise north on the Saône to Chalon, the gateway to Burgundy, south to Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône and the mouth of the river, then back to Lyon. Along the way, enjoy guided tours of Cluny Abbey, a glorious Benedictine abbey; Beaune, Burgundy’s wine capital; Lyon, at the confluence of the Saône and Rhône; Avignon, home to the stunning Popes’ Palace; the car-free cobbled streets of old town Uzès; Arles and its splendid amphitheater; Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a bustling seaside town; and Orange, a historically important trading post. Also, visit the Ardèche Gorges; the Pont du Gard; and the Camargue wetland and the Ornithological Park of Pont de Gau; and savor wine tastings in Mâcon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and an olive oil farm visit at Les Baux-de-Provence.
For more information about Riviera River Cruises’ Lyon, Provençal Rhône & the Camargue River Cruise, call 888-838-8820 or visit https://www.rivierarivercruises.com/river-cruises/lyon-provence-rhone-camargue-river-cruise
Riviera River Cruises
Riviera River Cruises is the United Kingdom’s leading river cruise operator, with a sales staff working across North America. Riviera is known for its highly rated, award-winning service, its ships with spacious cabins and suites, relaxed atmosphere, sumptuous onboard meals and captivating excursions, and its exceptional value.
Riviera River Cruises offers 20 itineraries on 10 rivers and waterways, including exclusive departures for solo travelers with no single supplement and holiday season cruises. Riviera’s fleet of 12 world-class ships is one of the youngest in Europe, with spacious cabins and suites, and its cruises include fine culinary experiences, from splendid breakfasts to four-course dinners featuring regional and international specialties, as well as expert-led excursions to classic sights and lesser-known places.
Riviera guarantees exceptional value, promising never to add hidden surcharges or fees, and it doesn’t automatically include gratuities or drinks, so the choice is up to guests.