The Rhône river is one of Europe’s oldest trade routes flowing from the Alps all the way to the Mediterranean Sea and connects to its most important tributary, the Saône river at Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France.
The whole Rhône-Saône River runs for approximately 500 miles through historic towns, quaint villages and Romanesque churches. This region is a wine and food lover’s paradise where you can sample some of the best wines and finest food in France.
The cultural remnants of each past civilisation along the Rhône are awe-inspiring. During your Scenic France river cruise there are stops at numerous charming villages, and magnificent historical cities including Avignon, Viviers and Mâcon.
To this day the French enjoy the fruits of the Renaissance period that established the Rhône River region as the most important wine-producing region in the world. Wine-tasting in Burgundy and Beaujolais is an absolute must.
Ancient Roman architecture, Medieval cathedral towns and abbeys, and France’s gastronomical heart, Lyon are all waiting to be savoured from our selection of all-inclusive, leisurely Rhône and Saône River cruise itineraries.