As your river cruise wends its way along the Rhône, you'll be following two thousand years of history, and - like Van Gogh, Cezanne and Gauguin before you - be enchanted and inspired by the passing landscapes and sights.

Although the Rhône, one of Europe's major rivers, rises in Switzerland and passes through Lake Geneva before running through southeastern France, a Rhône river cruise will generally sail between Arles and Lyon, although these easily combine with the Saône as ships sail north of Lyon at the confluence of these two rivers up to Chalon-sur-Saône. Swathes of lavender fields and vineyards, ancient amphitheatres and medieval towns beckon as you cruise through the sundrenched and historic regions of Provence and Burgundy, peppered with Roman, Greek, Celtic, and French influences.

This river and the cities on its banks have stories to tell: from the Papal Palace of Avignon, former seat of Catholic popes throughout much of the twelfth century to the ancient city of Arles inspired many of Van Gogh's paintings, and was a provincial Roman capital; its 2,000 year old amphitheatre is still in use today, playing host to concerts and plays. Lyon, situated at the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, showcases two millennia of human history from the Roman amphitheatre, the medieval and renaissance buildings in its Old Town, to the modern architecture in the redeveloped Confluence district. Its famed Les Halles de Lyon indoor food market is crammed with stalls offering gourmet delights from cheese to charcuterie. But throughout your river cruise, you'll be able to quaff fine wines at some of the most renowned vineyards in the Côtes du Rhône winegrowing region, and tuck into delightful Provençal cuisine.

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From the custom design of their fleet to the high levels of service delivered onboard, and the carefully detailed itineraries along Europe's waterways and further afield to Vietnam & Cambodia, and even Africa.

APT River Cruises

APT pride themselves on their trademark high-quality service onboard stylish and comfortable river vessels, offering exciting yet thoughtfully detailed itineraries throughout Europe, Asia and even America
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A-Rosa invite guests to 'escape the ordinary' onboard their European river ships as they cruise the Danube, Rhine, Rhône and Saône. Family-friendly, A-Rosa also boast excellent entertainment and a new flair to river cruising
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Avalon Waterways

With Avalon Waterways, take in the best views of river cruising from your one-of-a-kind Panorama Suite, discovering exciting itineraries, as far flung as the Yangtze and the Amazon, and superlative service - all promising the utmost in exclusive, luxury river cruising
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Discover Burgundy's iconic vineyards, cruising the region's tranquil canals and rivers in superlative style or explore Burma from the unique perspective of a luxury river cruise - whichever you choose, travel in exclusive, sumptuous style and elegance with Belmond
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Family-owned for 40 years, CroisiEurope offer fabulous river cruises at excellent value for money. With their experience & innovative technology, Croisi can sail on rivers untouched by the rest of the industry, offering unique river cruise destinations!
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Emerald Cruises

Classic river cruising comes with a contemporary twist onboard Emerald Cruises’ award-winning state-of-the-art Star Ships, which boast spacious and stylish accommodation, diverse dining, an innovative onboard cinema and heated indoor pool
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Ideally suited to the discerning British traveller who wants to explore - from the wildlife of the Amazon, the temples of the Ganges and the Mekong, to Burgundy's vineyards, the castles of the Rhine, Normandy's D-Day beaches and the romance of Paris, and more
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Scenic's all-inclusive river cruises boasts enriching experiences ashore, an unique Tailormade GPS Touring Device, carefully curated itineraries, and stunning, innovative ships which boast spacious, opulent suites, complete with a personal butler & pioneering features
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Tauck River Cruising

Experience the Tauck difference - an all-inclusive experience, an intimate, club-like atmosphere, and incomparable and exclusive shore experiences and destination immersion as you explore Europe's beautiful rivers and waterways the Tauck way
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Uniworld's boutique floating hotels are the epitome of sumptuous elegance, setting sail along the beautiful waterways of the world on their one-of-a-kind vessels and discover beauty both onboard and ashore, with exemplary service & excellent personalised excursions
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