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Rhone River Cruises

When the finest river cruise companies offer a tour down the Rhone River, you know you’re in for a treat. Starting off in the Swiss Alps in the Canton of Valais and flowing down through the Canton of Geneva, the river enters France in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region. Discover our river cruise adventure reviews that will attest to the popularity of these tour experiences that are second to none, a combination of elegance, history, beauty and gastronomical delights.

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  • Lyon: Stroll along the riverbanks where Renaissance buildings and charming churches loom over the tranquil waters.
  • Avignon: Fall in love with the historic monuments, captivating countryside, and the medieval Pont Saint-Bénézet.
  • Arles: Wander through this visually stunning city that inspired the works of Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Wine tasting: Sip fine wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of the timeless Rhone Valley.
  • Cultural walks: Learn the secrets of the quaint villages and the life of winemakers who treasure their hillside vineyards.
  • Admire the luxurious medieval castles and provincial villages that line the banks from the comfort of your bed.


  • Take time to fully embrace the elegant lifestyle in Burgundy and Provence, savour the specialties of the region and the passion of its residents while sailing through the superlative shores of France.
  • Get up at least once to watch the sunrise! Remember to wear warm clothes as it can be chilly as the mist rises up from the river and the sun peeks over the hills to wake up all the birds along the banks.
  • Leave room for souvenirs! This region is a foodie paradise, so leave a spot in your suitcase for those irresistible bottles of fine French wine. You'll also find gorgeous lavender-scented soaps in Provence.
  • European summer is a popular time to cruise the Rhone, however travelling from June to September is ideal when the crowds have gone and it is just you and the boat cruising on tranquil waters.
  • Extend your tour and depart in Nice. This picturesque city on the French Riviera has stunning natural beauty and alluring aquamarine waters.
  • Whether you embark on an unforgettable wine cruise with AmaWaterways, explore hidden gems with Avalon, or relax on the romantic Rhone with Emerald Waterways, there is a cruise for you.

Rhone Cruise Reviews

  • "The boat and meals were excellent, the land tour to Arles should be in the day time..."
    The Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue (port-to-port cruise) (10 destinations)