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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!

10 Best River Cruises to Lyon for 2020

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Top Luxury Cruises to Lyon, France

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Colors of Provence - Cruise Only$30998Mar 19, 2020Embark the MS Amacello in Arles, France for your week-long cruise through France's legendary wine regions, including Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy and …
Flavors of Burgundy and Provence$31958Jul 4, 2020Fall in love with the beautiful places and tasteful foods on this round-trip Lyon 8-day voyage boarding the Emerald Liberté. Let your feet wander to …
Paris Escape and Flavors of Burgundy & Provence River Cruise$474010Jul 2, 2020Fall in love with the beautiful places and tasteful foods from Paris to Lyon on this 10-day voyage boarding the Emerald Liberté. Let your feet …
Sensations of Lyon and Provence$33958May 2, 2020Sail from Marseille to Lyon for another fun and exciting 8-day voyage along the Rhone and Saone River. Emerald Liberté offers comfortable …
Sensations of Lyon and Provence$29958May 2, 2020Relax 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 …
Enchanting Rhône$55459Apr 30, 2020The wonderful Rhône Valley will set your senses ablaze with a myriad of flavors, scents, and experiences on offer during your cruise. Discover why …
Colors of Provence$531914Mar 16, 2020Spend 3 nights in the charming city of Paris, then travel by high-speed TGV train to Lyon and embark upon an enchanting cruise through Provence. Take …
Paris & Sensations of Lyon and Provence$412010Oct 3, 2020Voyage with Emerald Liberté from Paris to Nice on this 10-day exploration. Discover fascinating exteriors of buildings and the histories of each …
Idyllic Rhône$49958Apr 30, 2020From Lyon to Avignon, cruise along the Rhône and Sâone rivers aboard the luxurious Scenic Sapphire and enjoy an exclusive Scenic Culinaire …

Lyon Cruise Tips & Travel Guide

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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