Gastronomy and viticulture enthusiasts, this cruise between Rhône and Saône will seduce you. From the Rhone Valley to the Beaujolais vineyards, through the vineyards of Côte Rôtie and the terroir of Condrieu, go for a discovery tour with tastings that will tantalize your palate.
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight's dinner will be followed by an evening of entertainment.
LYON - TAIN L'HERMITAGE
We'll begin to cruise early in the morning, heading along the Rhône valley, passing the vineyards of Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, Château Grillet and Saint-Joseph. We'll reach Tain-l'Hermitage where a chapel seems to be guarding the valley from the top of the hills. Join us for an excursion to a cellar for a wine-tasting session*. Enjoy an evening of dancing.
TAIN L'HERMITAGE - VIENNE - LYON - COLLONGES AU MONT D'OR
We'll cruise towards Vienne, reaching it early in the morning. When we arrive, join us for a guided tour on foot of this rich and diverse city. We'll then continue cruising to Lyon and arrive early in the afternoon. Enjoy some free time on your own or take part in our guided tour of the old town and discover the "traboules”, types of passageways that are typical of the city. Afterwards, we'll return on board and stop before the "Paul Bocuse restaurant" at Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or. You'll walk to the Abbey of Collonges for a gastronomic dinner. We'll return on board around midnight.
COLLONGES AU MONT D'OR - MACON - BELLEVILLE - LYON
Enjoy time at leisure in Mâcon this morning. We'll start sailing towards Belleville. Join us for an excursion through the Beaujolais vineyards and indulge in a wine-tasting session* at the "Hameau Duboeuf", a unique state-of-the-art wine museum in Europe. We'll cruise towards Lyon. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening. Later this evening, we'll get to admire the beautifully illuminated buildings that line the banks of the river Saône.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.