Call free on: 0800 471 4754
Monday to Saturday:  9am to 6pm
Enquire Now

Savoir Vivre Rhône Cruise

Itinerary, Prices and Dates

Round trip from Lyon 8 Days


The unparalleled natural beauty of the South of France in the peak summer season has always had immense appeal and this holiday takes you on a fascinating journey to the sun drenched vineyards, ancient cities and tranquil villages of France's fabled wine country.

This delightful cruise takes you on a seven-night voyage on the Saône and Rhône Rivers, meandering past the vineyards of Burgundy and the lavender-scented hills of Provence.

What's Included

  • 7 nights' full board cruise
  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Complimentary wines, beers and sodt drinks with lunch and diner on board
  • 24 Hour coffee station
  • Cocktail reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programme
  • Expert lecture on French regional wines & cuisine
  • Daily musical performances
  • Services of an experienced multilingual cruise director
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Wifi
  • Flexible excursion packages allow you to choose the itinerary that suits you.
  • Modern wireless audiosystem for all excursions during the cruise

Getting There

As a round trip river cruise this tour may be paired with a number of travel options, or included as an add-on to a longer holiday.

Eurostar LogoMany Clients prefer to travel by train, Eurostar and high speed TGV rail services can get you from London to Lyon in 5hrs with a just a platform change at Lille.

Please call to discuss your specific travel requirements an a rail or flight inclusive price.

Day 1: Lyon

Map of the Rhône and Saône rivers
Map of the Rhône & Saône Rivers

Arrive at Lyon and board the Amadeus Symphony from 4pm this afternoon. Settle into your cabin at your leisure and take some time to explore the ship before setting sail this evening. Enjoy a welcome cocktail on board followed by the Captain's Welcome Dinner this evening.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Mâcon

This morning you arrive in Mâcon. There is an optional tour of Macon and the Beaujolais, learning about wine making, which is synonymous with this region of France. Later this afternoon there is another optional tour, taking in Cluny Abbey, which was founded in 910 by Benedictine monks. The ship departs late this evening and sails overnight to her next stop.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Chalon-sur-Saône & Tournus

The ship arrives in Chalon-sur-Saône this morning and you may wish to join a morning tour of Beaune and the Burgundy region. Later, there is an optional tour of the Medieval Brancion and Cormatin, before the Amadeus Symphony sets sail towards Tournus in the early evening.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Lyon

The entire day is spent in the stunning city of Lyon, where you will have the opportunity to explore on your own or join an optional, guided tour of the city. Return to the ship to sail on to continue your cruise during the late afternoon.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Avignon

You arrive into the city of Avignon at lunch time today. There is an optional afternoon tour of Avignon, including a visit to the Palace of the Popes, which you may choose to join. Otherwise you will have some free time to explore on your own.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Avignon & Arles

This morning you will have some free time to further acquaint yourself with Avignon. Alternatively, there is a selection of optional tours that you may wish to join. Choose from the Pont du Gard Roman Aqueduct and Uzes, a tour of the Camargue Nature Reserve or the Roman Heritage tour in Nimes. The ship leaves Avignon at lunchtime and sails towards Arles, where you will have the evening to wander around the city which was the inspiration behind many of the paintings produced by Vincent van Gogh.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Viviers & Le Pouzin

Early this morning the Amadeus Symphony arrives in Viviers and you will have the opportunity to join a tour of the Valley of the Ardèche, before continuing your cruise towards Le Pouzin in the afternoon. Tonight there is a Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board the ship, along with a show performed by the crew.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Lyon

Arrive back in Lyon early this morning and disembark the ship after breakfast.
Included Meals B

  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

Lüftner MS Amadeus Symphony


Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Standard cabins are a spacious 161 sq. ft, with french balconies on Mozart (upper) Deck. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

Luftner MS Amadeus Symphony - deck plan
Click image to zoom

Cruise Only

In order to provide clients with the upmost flexibility in travel choices these cruise prices are quoted on a cruise only basis.

Please call for a flight or rail inclusive price to meet your specific requirements.

Please call for details of 2018 departures
DepartShipCat C-4Cat C-1Cat B-1Cat A-1Suite

Please call for latest prices and availability or Request a Callback ...

Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

Extend Your Stay

polaroid style photo St Bénézet's Bridge, Avignon

Why not extend your stay with a few days in Lyon or Marseille and further explore what these hidden French gems have to offer.

Please call 0800 471 4754 for further information and assistance.

Click to Close