River Cruises from Lyon

Cruising on the majestic Rhone & Saone Rivers is one of the best ways to discover the beauty of South-East of France and explore famous French wine-growing regions as Burgundy, Provence, Cotes du Rhone and Beaujolais.

Several companies operate cruises on Rhone & Saone Rivers like Croisieurope, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, Viking River Cruises, Avalon Waterways, A-Rosa and Grand Circle Travel.

Aboard luxurious river ships, you will stop nearly every day at a different port and visit sights and attractions of cities like Beaune, Macon, Lyon, Vienne, Tain l’Hermitage, Viviers, Avignon, Arles and Chalon sur Saone.

The Rhone & Saone Cruise rivers trips last generally between 3 and 12 days depending on itineraries. Along you cruise holiday, you will be offered optional group excursions in coach to see and learn more about the visited region.

Kanpai proposes you to give another dimension to your Saone and Rhone Cruise Rivers with in-depth sight excursions and wine discoveries.

Just think about your special interests or what you have always dreamed off; then sign up one of our small group tours (4 to 8 people) or a VIP private tour and be ready to get off the beaten track for real with our expert guide!

=> You start or finish your cruise river in Lyon:
prolong your holidays with a pre or post-trip extension stay and discover Lyon’s wonderful countryside and sight treasures. Take a Half or Full Day tour to visit the intact medieval town of Perouges and the pretty Beaujolais Golden Stones Region or go wine-tasting Hermitage, Cotes Rotie & Condrieu wines in the prestigious North Rhone Valley.

After your cruise, you might want to relax in a nice B&B Inn or at a luxurious chateau: Kanpai proposes you a large choice of overnight stays or longer holidays in the heart of Lyon’s wine countries with lovely French hosts.

=> You start or finish your cruise river in Chalon-sur-Saone or Avignon: Kanpai makes the most of your onshore transfer and design with you a tailor made program of visits between Lyon and these two cities. Our driver/guide will pick you up directly at your river boat in Chalon-sur-Saone, Avignon or at Lyon’s airport or Part-Dieu train station and show you on the transfer way, the best attractions and wineries through a Full Day tour: Chateauneuf du Pape, Hermitage & Cote Rotie, Lavender in Bloom, Beaujolais Crus & Castles, etc.. A minimum of 4 persons is requested.

=> You will be decked at least one day in Lyon: Kanpai gives you the opportunity to go on a very personalized Half or Full Day tour that allows you to immerse yourself into the destination, to live it, not just to see it. In the morning or in the afternoon, our expert guide will pick you up directly at your river boat decked in Lyon to introduce you whether Beaujolais, Côtes du Rhone, Perouges, or Annecy. Along the tour, you will have the opportunity to meet French locals, make ample stops for pictures and converse in deep with wine-makers as well as taste great wines and regional products.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for complementary information or a quote.
All aboard and see you soon in Lyon!