New Riviera River Cruises Itinerary Sails from Burgundy to Mediterranean Sea
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,” said 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.