Rhône river cruises

Discover this fascinating French river that served as an important gateway for the ancient Greeks and Romans.

Due to popular demand, our celebration of France has been extended for a strictly limited-time only.

Book any 2022 France river cruise by 9th August 2021 and you’ll receive €150 per cabin to spend on additional holiday treats, on board the spectacular Emerald Liberté.

What’s more, this exclusive offer is available with our existing 2022 European river cruise offers; save up to £1,400 per couple, enjoy a FREE Premium Drinks Package, plus book and pay in full for your France river cruise 12 months in advance to save an extra 10% with our Super Earlybird Offer.

How will you spend your €150?

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Designed for those who want to experience even more of each destination, our DiscoverMORE programme provides in-depth excursions and experiences which complement those provided by the EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE programmes. 

Part-take in a fishing class on the Rhône, or enjoy a guided tour of Pont du Gard in Avignon. These immersive experiences present additional opportunities for you to acquaint yourself with the southern France's natural beauty, history and culture.

Spa style pamper session

 

After a day of exploring the vineyards and historic towns of southern France, why not treat yourself to a spa treatment in the Wellness Area on board Emerald Liberte.

Our extensive spa menu includes an invigorating full body massage, manicure, pedicure and refreshing facial treatments. Perhaps choose to visit the hairdresser for a style or beard trim, perfect preparation ahead of an evening of food, drink and entertainment.


Slowly flowing towards the Mediterranean Sea from beautiful old Lyon, the Rhône cuts a serene path through the heart of France. Medieval cities and Roman ruins line the waterway as it journeys south through ancient villages and prosperous towns. Gallic heritage can be experienced on every bend of this beautiful river, from the rustic settlements dotted along the waterway to the acres of wine-producing vineyards.
A slow and relaxed way of life takes hold the further south you journey on our Rhône river cruises, under the watchful gaze of the Mediterranean sun. Long, lazy lunches and midday glasses of wine become the norm in this delightful part of France, giving you plenty of time to take in the beautiful scenery.

The Emerald Liberté has been custom-built for river cruising along the Rhône and Saône; the delightful Sun Deck is the perfect location to watch the stunning backdrop pass by, a glass of a local vintage in hand.

Explore France's foodie capital

Since 1935, France's second city, Lyon, has proudly boasted the unofficial title of 'world capital of gastronomy'. A rustic approach to cooking started in the city in the 19th century, when middle-class women left their homes to work as cooks and help to craft new culinary traditions and world-renowned dishes.

These culinary traditions can be sampled today in the charming bouchons of 
Lyon, small, traditional restaurants serving old-fashioned dishes and local wines. The dishes found in the city's 20 remaining bouchons are rich and warming; the atmosphere found in each is both friendly and personable.

Our
Sensations of Lyon & Provence river cruise starts with an overnight on board stay in Lyon, and then a full day in the city. You'll have time to enjoy the rich culinary heritage and explore all the stunning sights of the city.

Explore the Rhône with Emerald Liberté

Built specifically for our Sensations of Lyon & Provence river cruise, Emerald Liberté skilfully navigate the rivers Rhône and Saône. Mirroring the effortless sophistication and beauty of the French countryside she navigates, Emerald Liberté offers an authentic experience throughout the heart of France.

A serene path through the heart of France

Cutting a serene path through the heart of France, medieval cities such as Arles and Roman ruins line the Rhône as it journeys south through ancient villages and prosperous towns. From its rustic settlements to the acres of wine-producing vineyards, this is a region worthy of your bucket list.

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