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Lyon River Cruises

About Lyon

Situated close to where the Rhone River meets its tributary the Saone, Lyon is a popular destination for river cruises exploring either or both of these famous French rivers. With around 2,000 years of history to draw upon, France’s third largest city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with good reason. The former capital of Gaul, it started off life as the location of a Roman colony. Lyon came under French control in the 14th century, played a significant role in the French Revolution, emerged as silk trade power during the Renaissance and was a stronghold for the resistance during the Second World War. As one of France’s most historically diverse cities, it provides an excellent overview of the many stages in the country’s past to thousands of visiting river cruisers.

Exploring Lyon

Unique to the city and a true journey back in time are the Traboules. Hidden away in the old town, they are a network of old passageways which link buildings and streets and a number of the properties are still populated by some of the city’s citizens. Make sure you travel with a guide to get the most out of your visit, as if you explore on your own, you’re unlikely to be able to find some of the doors.

For an excellent overview of the city’s past if you don’t have as much time to explore, a trip to one of its museums is certainly a good option. The subject of the Museum of Gall-Roman Civilisation speaks for itself but there are some fascinating artefacts on display. Lyon also boasts a number specialist museums, including the family home of the Lumiere brothers, famed inventors of the Cinematograph and the Beaux Arts Museum which contains a wealth of works and which is located in a truly beautiful setting.

Lyon tips

France is famed for its cuisine and Lyon certainly offers a rewarding culinary experience in any one of its traditional bouchons, where you won’t pay over the odds. Typical local dishes include Lyonnaise salad and saucisson chaud. 

Lyon Itineraries

Tauck
Paris

French Escapade: Monte-Carlo to Paris - Northbound

9 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2020
13 Nights From Monte Carlo, to France , Paris
Tauck logo FROM £5729pp
Tauck
Paris

French Escapade: Paris to Monte-Carlo - Southbound

4 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
13 Nights From Paris, France to , Monte Carlo
Tauck logo FROM £5229pp
Riviera Travel
Lyon

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence from Lyon

71 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2020
7 Nights From Lyon, France to Avignon
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1299pp
APT Cruising
Avignon

Rhone Treasures

1 sailing date July 2019
7 Nights From Marseille (Provence), to France , Lyon
APT Cruising logo FROM £3539pp
Avalon Waterways
Viviers

Active discovey on the Rhone

1 sailing date June 2020
7 Nights From Paris, France to Arles
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2839pp
Avalon Waterways
Lyon

Burgundy And Provence(Northbound)

12 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Port St. Louis, to St. Jean De Losne
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2299pp
Scenic River Cruises
Avignon

Lyon to Lyon

13 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £3329pp
CroisiEurope
Lyon

Lyon to Lyon

14 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
4 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon
CroisiEurope logo FROM £759pp
CroisiEurope
Lyon

Lyon to Lyon

1 sailing date June 2019
5 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon
CroisiEurope logo FROM £999pp
CroisiEurope
Lyon

Lyon to Lyon

11 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
5 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon
CroisiEurope logo FROM £969pp
Shearings
Lyon

Provencal Rhone and the Camargue

1 sailing date August 2019
7 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon
Shearings logo FROM £1969pp
Uniworld River Cruises
Avignon

Burgundy & Provence - Lyon to Avignon

1 sailing date October 2020
7 Nights From Lyon, France to Avignon
Uniworld River Cruises logo FROM £3689pp
Emerald Waterways
Lyon

Sensations of Lyon and Provence & Nice

4 sailing dates May 2020 to August 2020
10 Nights From Lyon, France to Nice

HUGE savings plus enjoy FREE unlimited drinks when you book a Balcony Suite or above

Emerald Waterways logo FROM £2249pp
Avalon Waterways
Viviers

Rhine & Rhône Revealed - Amsterdam to Cote d'Azur

8 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
16 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Toulon (for Cote D'Azur)
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3799pp
Viking Cruises
Lyon

France's Finest - Paris to Avignon

16 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Paris, France to Avignon
Viking Cruises logo FROM £3390pp
Viking Cruises
Rouen

France's Finest - Avignon to Paris

18 sailing dates March 2020 to November 2020
14 Nights From Avignon, France to Paris
Viking Cruises logo FROM £3390pp
APT Cruising
Lyon

Romantic Rhone & Seine Barcelona to Paris

14 sailing dates June 2019 to September 2020
17 Nights From Barcelona, to France , Paris
APT Cruising logo FROM £8159pp
APT Cruising
Avignon

Rhine, Rhone & Moselle Amsterdam to Barcelona

2 sailing dates July 2019
17 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to Barcelona
APT Cruising logo FROM £8229pp
Shearings
Cochem

Provencal Rhone & The Camargue

1 sailing date July 2019
7 Nights From Lyon, France to Lyon
Shearings logo FROM £1969pp
Riviera Travel
Vienne

Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence from Avignon

15 sailing dates June 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Avignon, France to Lyon
Riviera Travel logo FROM £1199pp

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