8 Day Viking River Cruise from Lyon to Avignon 2024

Viking River Cruises River Cruise - Lyon to Avignon

Lyon & Provence

Starting from $2,499
Ship(s): Viking Buri, Viking Delling, Viking Heimdal, Viking Hermod
Viking River Cruises
8 Day Viking River Cruise from Lyon to Avignon 2024

River Cruise Description

Excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy. Savor Beaujolais wines. Hunt for truffles and see how chèvre cheese is made. Discover Roman Provence at the Pont du Gard and Les Arènes amphitheater. Explore Avignon’s Palace of the Popes. Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class. Come witness the beauty that inspired artists like Cézanne and Chagall on this 8-day Rhône cruise.



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Mar 20, 2024Viking Delling$2,599Call Us!
Mar 24, 2024Viking Buri$2,599Call Us!
Mar 27, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,599Call Us!
Mar 31, 2024Viking Hermod$2,799Call Us!
Apr 3, 2024Viking Delling$2,799Call Us!
Apr 7, 2024Viking Buri$2,799Call Us!
Apr 10, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,799Call Us!
Apr 14, 2024Viking Hermod$2,799Call Us!
Apr 17, 2024Viking Delling$2,799Call Us!
Apr 21, 2024Viking Buri$2,999Call Us!
Apr 24, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,999Call Us!
Apr 28, 2024Viking Hermod$2,999Call Us!
May 1, 2024Viking Delling$3,099Call Us!
May 5, 2024Viking Buri$3,099Call Us!
May 8, 2024Viking Heimdal$3,099Call Us!
May 12, 2024Viking Hermod$3,099Call Us!
May 15, 2024Viking Delling$3,099Call Us!
May 19, 2024Viking Buri$3,099Call Us!
May 22, 2024Viking Heimdal$3,099Call Us!
May 26, 2024Viking Hermod$3,099Call Us!
May 29, 2024Viking Delling$3,099Call Us!
Jun 2, 2024Viking Buri$3,099Call Us!
Jun 5, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,999Call Us!
Jun 9, 2024Viking Hermod$2,999Call Us!
Jun 12, 2024Viking Delling$2,999Call Us!
Jun 16, 2024Viking Buri$2,999Call Us!
Jun 19, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,999Call Us!
Jun 23, 2024Viking Hermod$2,999Call Us!
Jun 26, 2024Viking Delling$2,999Call Us!
Jun 30, 2024Viking Buri$2,999Call Us!
Jul 3, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,799Call Us!
Jul 7, 2024Viking Hermod$2,799Call Us!
Jul 10, 2024Viking Delling$2,799Call Us!
Jul 14, 2024Viking Buri$2,799Call Us!
Jul 17, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,799Call Us!
Jul 21, 2024Viking Hermod$2,799Call Us!
Jul 24, 2024Viking Delling$2,799Call Us!
Jul 28, 2024Viking Buri$2,799Call Us!
Jul 31, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,799Call Us!
Aug 4, 2024Viking Hermod$2,799Call Us!
Aug 7, 2024Viking Delling$2,799Call Us!
Aug 11, 2024Viking Buri$2,799Call Us!
Aug 14, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,799Call Us!
Aug 18, 2024Viking Hermod$2,799Call Us!
Aug 21, 2024Viking Delling$2,999Call Us!
Aug 25, 2024Viking Buri$2,999Call Us!
Aug 28, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,999Call Us!
Sep 1, 2024Viking Hermod$3,099Call Us!
Sep 4, 2024Viking Delling$3,099Call Us!
Sep 8, 2024Viking Buri$3,099Call Us!
Sep 11, 2024Viking Heimdal$3,099Call Us!
Sep 15, 2024Viking Hermod$3,099Call Us!
Sep 18, 2024Viking Delling$3,099Call Us!
Sep 22, 2024Viking Buri$3,099Call Us!
Sep 25, 2024Viking Heimdal$3,099Call Us!
Sep 29, 2024Viking Hermod$3,099Call Us!
Oct 2, 2024Viking Delling$3,099Call Us!
Oct 6, 2024Viking Buri$2,799Call Us!
Oct 9, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,799Call Us!
Oct 13, 2024Viking Hermod$2,799Call Us!
Oct 16, 2024Viking Delling$2,799Call Us!
Oct 20, 2024Viking Buri$2,799Call Us!
Oct 23, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,599Call Us!
Oct 27, 2024Viking Hermod$2,599Call Us!
Oct 30, 2024Viking Delling$2,599Call Us!
Nov 3, 2024Viking Buri$2,599Call Us!
Nov 6, 2024Viking Heimdal$2,499Call Us!
Nov 10, 2024Viking Hermod$2,499Call Us!
Nov 13, 2024Viking Delling$2,499Call Us!
Nov 17, 2024Viking Buri$2,499Call Us!

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Lyon, France

Fly to Lyon. Transfer from the airport to your ship.* After boarding, take free time to explore this vibrant city, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented.
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Day 2 Lyon, France

After breakfast, tour the city of Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin with a drive to the top of Fourvière Hill for amazing views of the city. Continue with a guided visit to the Basilica of Notre Dame and drive through town past the magnificent St. Jean Cathedral and the Palace of Justice. Then take a walking tour through the cobblestone streets of Vieux Lyon (Old Town), and use your free time to shop for souvenirs or sample some of the fine French cuisine for which Lyon is world-famous.
(B, L, D)

Day 3 Lyon, France

After breakfast, take a scenic drive through the rolling hills of Beaujolais, where viticultural tradition runs deep and enjoy a tasting in one of Beaujolais’s famous cellars. Return to your ship for lunch and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time.
(B, L, D)

Day 4 Vienne & Tournon, France

This morning take a walking tour of Vienne, a beautiful town with an ancient Roman past. Visit the Temple of Augustus and Livia, the Roman amphitheater and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Maurice; then spend some time discovering more of this engaging riverside town on your own. In the afternoon, enjoy the rolling vine-clad banks of the river as you sail through its wide meanders to Tournon. After dinner, enjoy a stroll along the riverbanks under the plane trees.
(B, L, D)

Day 5 Tournon, France

Board the Train de l’Ardèche this morning for a locomotive ride through the deep gorges of the Ardèche plateau, cut by the Doux River. Return to your ship and enjoy lunch on board as we cruise to Viviers, an engaging little town in a mountainous setting. After dinner, enjoy an evening stroll through Old Town with its medieval and Renaissance buildings.
(B, L, D)

Day 6 Arles, France

Disembark after breakfast and take a walking tour of Arles with its diverse architectural highlights. Experience the city’s vibrant colors and striking quality of light that have inspired artists. Arles is also the site of some impressive Roman ruins, including Les Arènes, an arena that seats 20,000 and is still in use, as well as Romanesque monuments such as the Church of Saint-Trôphime, completed in the 15th century. Return on board for lunch followed by an afternoon on your own to explore or shop for handcrafted gifts. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Dinner is served as you depart.
(B, L, D)

Day 7 Avignon, France

This morning, set out on a guided walk of Avignon, nicknamed “City of Popes” because it was home to seven popes from 1309 to 1377. Stroll through the historic center, stop at the picturesque Pont d’Avignon and walk the Place de l’Horloge. Continue to the renowned Palace of the Popes for a guided tour through this rambling maze of Gothic architecture that served as papal residence, fortress, church and palace. You can join the optional tour to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, visiting the vineyards and tasting the famous wine. Lunch and dinner are served on board. Your ship remains docked overnight.
(B, L, D)

Day 8 Avignon, France

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the Marseille airport for your return flight.*
(B)
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