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Burgundy, the River Rhône and Provence River Cruise for Solo Travellers

Burgundy, the River Rhône and Provence River Cruise for Solo Travellers

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8 days from only £2,089pp

New for 2023 - Extend your cruise with a City Stay

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Experience more with so much included

  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • Seven visits and tours, including Lyon, Arles, Avignon and Vienne; a wine tasting in Beaune, and excursions to the Ardèche Gorges, Popes’ Palace and the Pont du Gard
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including a welcome dinner, welcome cocktails and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
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At a Glance
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7 nights on board a 5-star ship
Return flights & transfers
Return Eurostar, TGV & transfers
7 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & airport taxes
Checked Luggage
 

Our promises

Flexible Booking

Change your holiday for free for any reason right up until your final balance payment is due.

 

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Holiday Happiness. Guaranteed

If you're not happy by day two, we'll bring you home at no extra charge and offer you a full refund.

 

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Price Promise

If the price of your holiday reduces after you've booked, we'll reduce the price for you - or refund you the difference.

 

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Quality Promise

You can't find the same quality of holiday for less with a competitor - if you do, we'll match the price.

 

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Overview

From the lush slopes of the scenic winelands to the sun-baked hills of Provence and the wild beauty of the Ardèche Gorges to the medieval splendour of Avignon, enjoy a fascinating cruise to one of the most picturesque corners of France.

We start in France’s gastronomic capital and explore the beautiful Saône and Rhône rivers, the preferred route of traders and invaders alike since the dawn of recorded history. Everywhere there are reminders of the Romans and the greatest empire of the ancient world.

You will be staggered by the engineering genius of the staggering amphitheatre at Arles and the huge aqueduct at the Pont du Gard. Avignon was the seat of the Papacy during medieval times, heralding a century of greatness crowned by the absorbing Papal Palace and its stunning renaissance art collection. Van Gogh created arguably his greatest works in Provence and all this is set in some of France’s most stunning natural beauty – all waiting to be discovered on this wonderful cruise.

Your Itinerary

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Price Includes

Prices are per person based on one person in a twin cabin for sole occupancy. The price includes: 

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Airport transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • Travel to and from port of embarkation
  • The services of a Riviera Travel cruise director and concierge throughout

Extend Your Cruise

City Stay Options

3 night City Stay in Lyon from only £675pp

In 2023 - add an additional 3 night stay to your holiday, staying at the centrally located Lyon Mercure Part Dieu.

You will have seen many of the highlights of Lyon during your cruise. Now you are free to explore at your own pace. Take a leisurely stroll along the river banks at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône, or delve into one of the many superb speciality food shops and eateries in this legendary capital of cuisine.  Find out more

Saint Georges footbridge, Lyon, France

Our Drinks Package

Pouring red wine into glass
 

7 night drinks package available from £129 per person

Tea, coffee and water will be served complimentary throughout your cruise, but should you wish to indulge in a glass of wine or a beer with your lunch or dinner, we would recommend adding our drinks package to your booking.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. View the example bar list.

To purchase the drinks package please call our reservations team.

Please note that drinks packages must be purchased by all guests occupying the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. The bar menu is an example, with brands and prices varying across ships and itineraries.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight Time: Approx. 1 hr 50 mins to 2 hrs
  • Eurostar & TGV Journey Time: Approx. 6 hrs (outbound), 6 hrs 30 mins (inbound)
  • Language: French
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Country: France

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter France however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship location Transfer time
Marseille Airport Lyon 3 hrs 30 mins including comfort stop
Montpellier Airport 3 hrs 30 mins including comfort stop
Lyon Airport 45 mins
Lyon Station 20 mins
Marseille Airport Avignon 1 hr 30 mins
Montpellier Airport 1 hr 30 mins
Lyon Airport 3 hrs 30 mins including comfort stop
Avignon Station 20 mins

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