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Cruises visiting Lyon range from just 3-day jaunts to a full two-week Rhone & Saone River cruises in the southern French countryside. Biking, hiking, city tours, and wine tasting highlight virtually ever river cruises departing from Lyon, and our favorite route on the Rhone-Saone, between Lyon and Arles visit Camargue Natural Park, one of Europe's premier wetlands right on the Mediterranean Sea. With just over half a million residents, Lyon is the provincial capital of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, and at the confluence of the Rhone and Saone Rivers, it makes for the perfect point of embarkation for many of our classic European river cruises. Contact one of our European river cruise experts when you're ready to start planning the perfect Rhone and Saone River cruise to Lyon!
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Top Luxury Cruises to Lyon, France

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Colors of Provence - Cruise Only$29998Sep 23, 2021Embark the MS Amakristina in Arles, France for your week-long cruise through France's legendary wine regions, including Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy and …
South of France$669511Sep 22, 2021Enjoy this 11-day luxury round-trip cruise from Lyon aboard Scenic Sapphire. Visit Lyon, Avignon, Viviers and Beaune to explore the centuries-old …
Burgundy & Provence$31998Sep 26, 2021Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France aboard S.S. Catherine for 8 days from …
Sensations of Lyon and Provence$32958Sep 25, 2021Relax on board as Emerald Liberté brings you to the historical places in Lyon and Provence. Enjoy this 8-day sailing adventure through the rivers of …
Colors of Provence$521914Sep 27, 2021This 14-day cruise of France & Spain is a splash of cultures - spend 3 nights in the charming city of Paris, then travel by high-speed TGV train to …
Paris & Sensations of Lyon and Provence$507010Oct 9, 2021Voyage with Emerald Liberté from Paris to Nice on this 10-day exploration. Discover fascinating exteriors of buildings and the histories of each …

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Highlights of Lyon, France
Lyon is the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes province and is built at the convergence of the Rhone & Saone Rivers in South-Central France. While it is not quite Paris, it is the third-largest city in France and is home to a bustling arts & culture scene and over 2000 years of history. 

Most Rhone & Saone River cruises either embark or disembark in Lyon, while some others visit it in the heart of the itinerary. Either way, make sure to enjoy some of these highlights:
  • Walking tour of the city of Lyon to learn about its historic role in Western Civilization, from the Roman Empire all the way through modern times.
  • Bike through the parks and suburbs to see the scenic rolling hills and charming countryside.
  • Charming historic towns downriver like Avignon, Viviers, Tournon and the Camargue Natural Park on the Mediterranean Sea.
Popular Destinations in Lyon, France
Some of the most popular destinations frequently visited on a trip to Lyon, France are:
  • Belleville-Sur-Saone & Mâcon
  • Avignon, Viviers, The Ardèche Gorges
  • The ruins of the Cluny Abbey
  • The Beaujolais Wine Route, featuring Pouilly-Fuissé vineyards and the Roche de Solutré
  • Arles, The Camargue
  • La Voulte & Tain L'hermitage

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