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Rhone River Vacations

Few vacations are able to offer such enchantment as Rhone River cruises. A Rhone River cruise is a wonderful way to experience ports that large ocean liners are simply unable to reach. These cruises go deep into the heart of France, bringing you up close and personal with the French wine country and all it has to offer. The one-of-a-kind, intimate atmosphere onboard these ships make it much more possible to enjoy Europe as you never have before. Plus, the cruise lines that offer Rhone River cruises have fabulous, regionally-inspired cuisine, matched perfectly by an attentive and well-trained staff.

Rhone River cruises make calls to ports including Avignon, Arles, Viviers, Macon, and Chalon-sur-Saone. Some of the points of interest along the way include palaces, unique shops, museums, chapels, and vineyards. Experience a wine tasting as you never have before. Get lost in the magnificent halls of Papal Palace. Breathe in the natural beauty of stone bridges and breathtaking gorges. You can even take a kayak tour along the Gardon River if you’re feeling up to it.

Rhone River cruises are usually a part of itineraries that include stops on other rivers, such as the Saone and Rhine. It is also possible to add on pre- and post-cruise tours (depending on the cruise line) to see as much as the surrounding region as you can during your vacation. Typical Rhone itineraries range from 7- to 14-nights.

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Highlighted Rhone River Cruise Attractions

The following are just a few of the many things to do during a Rhone River cruise:

City of Avignon

Avignon is a city located in south east France, with many exciting things to do and see. This is where the Papal Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located, along with Petit Palais, Place des Corps Saints, and Place de I’Horloge. During the summer, Avignon host the International Jazz Festival and Epicurean Festival, followed by Christmas markets during December. The local cafes are also worth checking out, especially if you want to truly immerse yourself in the culture of Provence.

Arles Amphitheater

It is hard to miss this ancient amphitheater when you visit Arles. Built during the height of Roman rule, the amphitheater hosted events such as gladiator battles and chariot races before serving as a fortress. Its incredible design features over 120 arches, intricate stairways, and two levels of seating for over 20,000. You definitely don’t want to leave Arles without checking this wondrous structure out up close!

Active Excursions

When you travel along the Rhine River, you will discover many opportunities to participate in active shore excursions. Most cruise lines that sail on the Rhone include at least a few active options in their itineraries. For example, you might have the chance to hike through a vineyard, kayak down the Gorges de I’Ardeche, or bike your way through a city or national park.

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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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  • Ships: 29 (28 - 196 Guests)
  • Intimate Environment, Inclusive Value
  • Excursions Included in Cruise Fare
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  • Ships: 29 (28 - 196 Guests)
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  • Excursions Included in Cruise Fare
  • Wine & Beer Included w/ Lunch & Dinner

One of the world's leaders in luxury river cruising, AmaWaterways (formerly named Amadeus Waterways), is an excellent option for more discerning and experienced travelers. With exquisitely decorated twin-balcony staterooms, delicious locally sourced cuisine, a complimentary Wellness Program, the Sun Deck with a pool, and bicycles to explore on your own, AmaWaterways' new ships are among the most state-of-the-art ships cruising the rivers of Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

Avalon Waterways
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  • Ships: 19 (16 - 166 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions Included
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Avalon Waterways
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (16 - 166 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions Included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Beer & Wine Included w/ Lunch & Dinner
  • View in Every Room

An award-winning river cruise line, Avalon Waterways offers luxury river cruises throughout the rivers of Europe, Southeast Asia, Egypt, and South America, including the Galapagos Islands. Their ships are among the youngest and most innovative in the river cruising industry. They feature spacious accommodations, fantastic cuisine, and captivating itineraries. As a part of the Globus family of brands, many of Avalon's cruises can be combined with a Globus land package, creating a truly unique vacation package. Thanks to Avalon Waterways' relationship with Globus, they can offer inspired enrichment on their cruises through guided sightseeing tours, daily port lectures, and VIP access to key destinations.

Emerald Cruises
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  • Ships: 12 (84 - 204 Guests)
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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  • Deluxe / River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (84 - 204 Guests)
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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  • Contemporary Style

Founded in 2014, originally as Emerald Waterways, Emerald Cruises, is an award-winning deluxe cruise line well known for its great value and contemporary style, offering both river and yacht cruises. Included in an Emerald Cruises vacation is a wonderful selection of dining and beverage options, as well as a selection of shore excursions for when you are exploring on land. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included during lunch and dinner aboard their Star-Ships and their yacht, with complimentary tea and coffee all day long. Bottled water is provided in your room, and is replenished daily. Their onboard cuisine uses local, fresh ingredients, further immersing you into the destination being explored. WiFi is included standard and tipping is included, which are both otherwise significant expenses that you won't have to consider during your vacation.

Riviera River Cruises
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  • Ships: 13 (126 - 169 Guests)
  • British-owned Cruise Line
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Riviera River Cruises
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  • Ships: 13 (126 - 169 Guests)
  • British-owned Cruise Line
  • Spacious Accommodations
  • Solo Traveler Itineraries
  • Open Seating Dining

Riviera River Cruises is one of the most passionate cruise lines to exist, best known for their high standards and independence in river cruising. It is the perfect option for discerning travelers who are looking for a new way to experience the rivers of Europe. Riviera River Cruises’ ships are five-star luxury vessels that are purpose-built to navigate the waterways of the Danube, Main, Moselle, Rhine, Seine, Douro and Saone rivers. Carrying just between 88 and 144 guests each, you can expect to encounter the most exquisite personalized service aboard each one.

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
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  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
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  • Luxury / River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
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  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours is a 5-star luxury cruise line, providing all-inclusive river and ocean journeys through Europe, Asia, Australia, and more. Scenic Luxury provides award-winning service and exceeds expectations of comfort and luxury with a small ship experience. Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has a diverse selection of dining and beverage options, as well as a selection of shore excursions for when you want to explore land. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included aboard their Space-Ships. Bottled water is provided in your room, and is replenished daily. Their onboard cuisine uses local, fresh ingredients, further immersing you into the destination being explored. WiFi and tipping is included, which are both otherwise significant expenses that you won't have to consider during your vacation.

Tauck Cruises
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  • Ships: 25 (40 - 310 Guests)
  • All inclusive pricing
  • Family owned cruise line
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 25 (40 - 310 Guests)
  • All inclusive pricing
  • Family owned cruise line
  • Unique excursions
  • Intimate ships (98 to 130 passengers)

One of the world's leaders in premium land tours also offers fantastic river cruises in Europe, as well as small ship cruises. Their luxurious Tauck River Cruising fleet sails in some of the most famous rivers in the world, such as the Rhine, Rhone, Danube and Seine. Tauck Cruises' small ship fleet provides expedition and cultural journey cruises worldwide. Every one of their river cruises is all-inclusive, providing guests with a great value, pairing fantastically with their intimate, club-like onboard atmosphere and the uncommon access they get their guests via exclusive cultural experiences on their included excursions ashore.

Viking River Cruises
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  • Ships: 66 (52 - 386 Guests)
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  • Ships: 66 (52 - 386 Guests)
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Viking River Cruises operates the world’s largest fleet of deluxe vessels built specifically for river travel. Viking sails in the rivers of Europe, Russia, China and Egypt, including the Rhine, Main, Moselle, Danube, Elbe, Seine, Yangtze, Nile and Volga. Their pricing includes Wi-Fi, meals, lectures, activities and shore excursions - plus, hotel accommodations on their cruise tours. Complimentary specialty coffee and teas are available 24 hours, and complimentary bottled water is replenished daily. While on a Viking River cruise you can expect world-class service, cultural enrichment, and accommodations with hotel-style beds and spacious showers.

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An escorted tour includes a professional guide, as opposed to being an independent (or self-guided) tour. Some escorted tour operators include a limited amount of time for guests to explore on their own, while others have tours that are completely escorted. Typically, just about your entire itinerary is included and planned for in an escorted tour package. You don't have to worry about what you're going to see and don't have to make reservations (for each component of the trip) with multiple tour operators - this option allows for you to just leave it to the professionals and enjoy yourself.

Depending on the tour operator, as well as on the specific tour, some tours are private (just you and your traveling companions, if you have any) while others are with other travelers that booked the same tour. In the latter case, some tour operators offer small groups (which tend to be more expensive, but also more intimate and exclusive) while some have larger groups that travel together (which provides a very social atmosphere, as you can meet many other people).

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Luxury Tours

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Common inclusions on the tours offered by these companies are luxury accommodations, private or small groups, exclusive/VIP experiences, and more. Although these tour operators 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.

Adventures by Disney
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Created with families in mind, Adventures by Disney is a premium tour company that offers land packages on six of the world's seven continents! Guests are provided with exclusive itineraries, VIP treatment, and fun-filled integration of the Disney brand.

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