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

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Exclusive Departures for Solo Travellers with No Single Supplement
Departing November 6, 2018 & October 31, 2019

Lavender fields in France

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 Saone 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.

EMBARK IN LYON

  • Visit to Beaune, centre of the Burgundy wine region and wine tasting
  • Cruise the spectacular Rhône valley
  • Guided tour of Lyon, second city of France and its gastronomic capital
  • Visit to charming Vienne
  • Tour of the astonishing Ardeche Gorges
  • Guided tour of Arles, with its extraordinary Roman remains and home of Vincent Van Gogh
  • Visit to the Pont du Gard
  • Tour of superbly preserved, medieval Avignon and the stunning Pope's Palace
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day
  • Services of a cruise director and tour manager

Click here for detailed itinerary or view our 2018-2019 brochure.


Other Solo Traveller departures are available:


The Blue Danube (8 days) - November 1 & November 4, 2018; April 1 & October 28, 2019

  • Guided tour of Vienna, city of Strauss and home of the Habsburgs
  • Live classical quartet recital on board
  • Tour of baroque Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
  • Cruise through the scenic Wachau, Austria's premier wine region
  • Visit to Melk Abbey, central Europe's most spectacular baroque monastery, and one of its premier academic institutions
  • Visit to medieval Dürnstein where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned whilst returning from the Crusades
  • Tour of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and one of Austria’s most beautiful cities, or alternatively discover historic Linz on a guided walking tour
  • Explore the amazing basilica at Esztergom, Hungary’s oldest cathedral
  • Tour of Budapest, Pearl of the Danube
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day
  • The services of a cruise director and tour manager


The Douro, Porto & Salamanca (8 days) - March 31, 2019

  • Guided tour of Porto with visit to Port Wine cellars
  • Scenic cruising through the picturesque Douro Valley with its dramatic cliffs and vineyards
  • Enjoy a full day excursion to Salamanca with guided tour and Flamenco show
  • Tour to the castle and medieval village of Castelo Rodrigo
  • Traditional music recital with dance display
  • Visit the famous Mateus Palace and gardens
  • Experience dinner at a typical Portuguese quinta
  • Visit to the picturesque town of Lamego and its Sanctuary of Our Ladies of Remedy church
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day
  • Welcome dinner on the first night to get to know your travelling companions
  • Services of a cruise director
Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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