Feast on the best of life France has to offer

One of the most significant and stunningly historic waterways in Europe, the rolling flow of the Rhone River cruises seemingly through time itself.

The cultural remnants of each past civilisation along the Rhone are awe-inspiring. During your Scenic Europe river cruise there are stops at numerous charming villages, and magnificent historical cities.

To this day the French enjoy the fruits of the Renaissance period that established the Rhone 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 River cruises itineraries.

The difference is Scenic

The perfect way to experience the delights France has to offer is on one of our luxurious Scenic Space-Ships.

Spend an evening out on the Riverview Terrace on the Sun Deck during one of our Rhone River cruises and you’ll feel as though you’re inside Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night on the Rhone’, an unforgettable experience.

Our Scenic Space-Ships are uniquely all-inclusive floating luxury hotels featuring opulent suites, a range of indoor and outdoor lounge areas, gourmet dining and thoughtfully-considered amenities, all yours to enjoy at your leisure as you feast on the best architecture, art, history, food and wine France has to offer. No indulgence is spared. Featuring:

  • Your own butler
  • Laundry concierge
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Six dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailor-made GPS for self-guided touring and on board commentary
  • Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge
  • Authentic local entertainment
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Directors to guide and assist
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Return airport transfers, at your convenience

Your choice

There’s a vast spectrum of activities and experiences to choose from.

Our Enrich experiences are multi-sensory cultural treats inaccessible to the ordinary traveller, adding a special ‘extra’ to your cruise, providing you with an amazing memory to treasure while our Freechoice activities allow you to ‘choose your own adventure’ by selecting from a broad range of sightseeing options and activities that you can take at your own tempo.

There’s a vast spectrum of activities and experiences to choose from on all of our European River Cruises. Scenic’s seasoned team of Journey Designers have carefully put together a selection of tailored itineraries for the Rhone River cruises to suit every desire. We’ll take you to all the must-see highlights, but you’ll also discover the hidden gems of France and experience moments that recreate the wonder of years past. We go to the Nth degree.

Avignon

Destinations and experiences

Be transported along the Rhone River, with stops at many of the charming villages, and magnificent historical cities along its route.

You’ll also enjoy passages through the astonishing wine regions of Beaujolais and Burgundy, before completing your sumptuous journey in Chalon-sur-Saone. There is no overnight travel on this European River cruise so there is plenty of time to enjoy the unique offerings of the towns and cities in your evenings.

This part of France is truly a feast for all the senses and the Rhone River cruises activities on offer satisfy them all. Choose from walking tours where you’ll be among some of the most stunning and historically rich architecture in Europe, on board masterclasses in French cuisine, guided bike tours taking in Lyon’s Botanic Gardens and Zoo and wine-tasting in the famous Burgundy region, just to name a few.

An example of a typical day on offer in Avignon:
Freechoice: Explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Pope’s Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès, and visit the Pont du Gard, the impressive ancient Roman aqueduct nearby. You can also ‘Shop with a Chef’ at the local food market and sample the wonderful regional fare.

This afternoon, take some time to explore Avignon at will.

Enrich

After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Pope’s Palace, you’ll be invited for an exclusive concert where virtuoso musicians perform Mozart, Strauss, Vivaldi and Beethoven in the elegant Grand Tinel room.