It is our great pleasure to invite you to join us on a cruise along the Rhone River. This 10 day cruise aboard Uniworld’s luxury river cruise ship, S.S. Catherine, promises to be an incredible adventure through this celebrated wine region of France. Of course, we look forward to sharing some of our favorite Troon Vineyard wines with you during our journey. We hope you can join us! - Cheers! Denise & Bryan
Personally hosted by Troon Vineyard
Bonus night in Geneva
Private shipboard events including wine tasting and group dinners
Includes air, all transfers, and port & hotel taxes
7 night luxury accommodations aboard Uniworlds' S.S. Catherine
Unlimited complimentary fine wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch & dinner aboard ship
All onboard gratuities included
Uniworld complimentary shore excursions
Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
October 22, 2021 - Depart the U.S.
October 23, 2021 - Geneva, Switzerland (hotel)
Arrive in Geneva and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the second-most populous city in Switzerland before you embark on your Rhone River Cruise.
October 24, 2021 - Lyon, France (board ship)
Today travel to Lyon to board the S.S. Catherine, your home for the next 7 nights. (B, D)
October 25, 2021 - Mâcon (Beaune)
The pace of life is decidedly more relaxed in Burgundy, where endless rows of grapes hang heavy on the vine. The capital of the region’s wine trade, Beaune is renowned for its history, beauty and highly prized wine, as well as its medieval-era hospital—the Hospices de Beaune.A special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you this evening.
October 26, 2021 - Lyon (Beaune)
As the epicenter of French gastronomy, Lyon is a city of tantalizing contrasts. There’s much to explore here, from the work of culinary visionaries to silk weavers’ secret passageways. After your choice of excursions, embrace the locals’ favorite mode of transportation with a bike ride—a great way to see the sights.
October 27, 2021 - Tournon (Tain-l’Hermitage)
If you love fine wine, you’ll love the twin villages of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage. Tournon may be a small town, but stirring events took place here: A castle was raised on the hilltop in the 10th century to protect the region, and new fortifications were added over the centuries, including two “new” towers built to defend against Protestant attacks in the 16th century. You’ll see the handsome houses constructed by wealthy merchants and garrison officers when you walk through the Rue de Doux area, and you’ll pass the 14th-century church and the oldest secondary school in France.
October 28, 2021 - Viviers
An enchanting village where time seems to have stopped centuries ago, Viviers has a long and storied past that goes back more than 1,600 years—and a splendid architectural heritage to match. At one time, Viviers was divided along religious lines—the clergy lived in the upper part of the town, the laity in the lower part. Your exploration of the town will take you through both parts, as you begin at the crest and make your way to the riverbank.
October 29, 2021 - Avignon
The walled city of Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France, with a host of historic gems to explore—including the fortress residence of rebellious popes who broke from Rome and once lived and ruled here. You’ll see the Palace of the Popes and much more today, and also have a chance to kayak under a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct.
October 30, 2021 - Tarascon (Arles)
Explore a sun-drenched Provençal town today with an allure all its own. Known for its remarkable Roman ruins, Arles so inspired Van Gogh that he painted some 200 paintings there. Arles has existed since the sixth century BC, when the ancient Greeks founded it and named it Theline. It was here that the Romans built their first bridge across the Rhône River, creating a vital overland route between Italy and Spain.
October 31, 2021 - Avignon (Disembark)
Return to the U.S or join the Optional Paris Post-Tour
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