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Lyon, France

Located where the legendary Rhone and Saone rivers meet, Lyon is an incredible cruising destination. Packed with a rich history of Roman settlements, printing, and silk, there is so much to discover about this charming port city (which many consider reminiscent of Paris). Today, Lyon is best known as the world’s capital for gastronomy, featuring exotic foods (like tripe or frog legs) and more familiar items (such as warm chocolate-filled croissants). Lyon is also filled with plenty of shopping opportunities (especially for silk), a stunning skyline, colorful wall murals, landmarks, and more.

Among the cruise lines currently offering cruises from Lyon are AmaWaterways, Avalon Waterways, CroisiEurope, Riviera River Cruises, Uniworld River Cruises, and Viking River Cruises. Amawaterways features 7-night sailings from Lyon to Arles onboard river ship AmaCello. Avalon Waterways also does 7-night cruises from Lyon to Arles onboard Avalon Poetry II. Uniworld River Cruises offers upscale 7-night cruises from Lyon to Avignon onboard the stunning S.S. Catherine.

CroisiEurope has a great selection of cruises from Lyon. Short 2- to 4-night voyages are available on several of their ships as well as a number of 5- to 7-night cruises. British cruise line Riviera River Cruises features a few 7-night cruises from Lyon onboard river ships MS William Shakespeare and MS Lord Byron. If you are looking to explore Western Europe, Viking River Cruises features a few 7-night voyages departing from Lyon. These are available onboard Viking Buri, Viking Delling, and Viking Heimdal.

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Destinations for Cruises to Lyon, France

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Lyon, France. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Lyon, France

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Lyon, France. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Lyon, France:

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

AmaWaterways
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 24 (28 - 196 Guests)
  • Intimate Environment, Inclusive Value
  • Wine + Beer Included w/ Lunch & Dinn
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Avalon Waterways
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (16 - 166 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions Included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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CroisiEurope
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 46 (16 - 226 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Pricing
  • Authentic French Cuisine
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Emerald Cruises
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  • Deluxe / River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (84 - 204 Guests)
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
  • Valuable Inclusions
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Riviera River Cruises
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (126 - 169 Guests)
  • British-owned Cruise Line
  • Spacious Accommodations
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
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  • Luxury / River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Tauck Cruises
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 25 (40 - 310 Guests)
  • All inclusive pricing
  • Family owned cruise line
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Uniworld River Cruises
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (56 - 159 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Product
  • Every Stateroom Has River View
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Viking River Cruises
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 66 (52 - 386 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions & Wi-Fi Included
  • Wine & Beer Included at Lunch &
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Things to do near Lyon, France

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Lyon, along with a brief description:

♦ Old Lyon

Also known as Vieux Lyon, this is where you can discover the historic atmosphere of old-world France. Old Lyon is filled with vintage cobblestone roads, cafes, shops, bars, and more. Renaissance architecture, Roman theaters, and antique cathedrals will fill your eyes upon stepping into this charming area. One interesting attraction is the Musee du Cinema, a museum where you can learn about the history of the cinema, with exhibits featuring costumes, artifacts, etc. that were once used in early film. Guided tours of Old Lyon are available, and you can also choose to explore on your own.

♦ Museum of Fine Arts

If you have some time before or after your cruise from Lyon, consider spending some time at the Museum of Fine Arts! Located right in Lyon, near Place des Terraux, this museum is the largest art museum outside of Paris. When visiting, you can admire works and influences from all over the world, including Egypt, Rome, Greece, and more! Works by famous artists such as Monet and Renoir are also housed in this incredible building. The Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon is open 7 days a week, and you can expect to spend 1 to 2 hours there.

♦ Lyon at Night

If you are spending time in Lyon into the evening, you certainly don’t want to miss out on experiencing this fabulous city by night! Over 350 monuments and landmarks light up once the sun goes down, illuminating Lyon as you’ve never seen it before. Among the specific landmarks worth seeing up close by night are Fourviere Basilica, Place des Jacobins, the Lyon Courthouse, and Grand Hotel-Dieu. Also, walking over the bridges that expand over the Rhone and Saone River will simply be a feast for your eyes!

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