Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class. Discover Roman Provence at Les Arenes amphitheater and the Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon's Palace of the Popes. Excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy. Savor Beaujolais wines. Hunt for truffles and see how chevre cheese is made. Come witness the beauty that inspired artists like Cezanne and Chagall on this 8-day Rhone cruise.
Day by Day
Day 1 - Avignon, France
Sheltered by medieval walls, Avignon's maze of narrow streets is filled with churches, museums and palaces tracing the history of this ancient, vibrant city.
Day 2 - Arles, France
The site of impressive Roman ruins, Arles inspires artists with its vibrant colors and striking quality of light.
Day 3 - Avignon, France
Avignon's grandest edifice is the Palace of the Popes, the papal seat for 70 years in the 14th century.
Day 4 - Viviers, France
Set in a mountainous province, Viviers was founded in the 5th century.
Day 5 - Tournon, France
Tournon lies secluded between the Rhone River and granite slopes of the Hermitage.
Day 6 - Lyon, France
After Paris, Lyon is France's most significant cultural and culinary center.
Day 7 - Lyon, France
There's nothing like losing yourself among the cobblestone streets and riverside promenade of Old Lyon.
Day 8 - Lyon, France
France's third largest city, Lyon straddles the Rhone and Saone Rivers.
Viking Inclusive Value
Your included features and services:
7 included shore excursions with local guide & headset
Aquavit Terrace and the most al fresco dining on Europe's Rivers
All port taxes and fees
Airport transfers on date of embarkation/disembarkation with Viking Air program
8-days; 1 country; 6 ports
Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Culture Curriculum: sample a variety of French cheeses; find out how to make your own fondant au chocolat; try some Burgundian wines; enjoy lively French accordion tunes; attend lectures on current affairs & the painters of Provence; see how silk printing is done today; visit a local market
All onboard meals featuring regional specialties & always available American classics
Welcome Cocktail Reception & Farewell Dinner
Organic herb garden
Open-air walking track
24/7 Guest Services for special requests
Room steward & twice daily housekeeping service
Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration; luxury linens & pillows
40" flat-screen LCD TV & complimentary Movies on Demand