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Belmond Napoleon: Avignon to Lyon

Your Journey

Historic cities, picture-perfect villages and rolling vineyards—discover the beauty of the Rhône Valley aboard Belmond Napoleon.

Includes

Table d’hôte meals and complimentary beverages

All excursions including exclusive use of onboard bicycles

Private guide

Return transfer from Paris

Itinerary

01

Avignon

Board the barge in Avignon for your cruise through the Rhône Valley.

Meet your crew over a champagne reception and you begin sailing towards Roquemaure.

In the evening, savour your first dinner on board.

02

Avignon

Begin the day with a short drive to Avignon for a walking tour of the city, including the Palace of the Popes.

Return to the barge for lunch and continue your cruise to Viviers, a charming medieval town.

Take the opportunity to walk to the top of the hill and admire the views of the cathedral and down the Rhône Valley.

03

La Voulte

Take a drive through the countryside to Grignan, visiting the town’s medieval chateau.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant in the village, before touring a local truffle farm where you will be spoilt with a unique tasting session.

Back on board, relax and take in the scenery as you continue on to La Voulte.

04

Tain l'Hermitage

This morning’s cruise takes you to Tain l'Hermitage, mooring beneath the famous sloping hills teaming with vines.

After lunch visit a local winery, sampling the delightful vintages of the northern Rhône Valley.

Visit the celebrated Valrhona chocolate shop, and explore the towns of Tain and Tournon at your leisure.

05

Vallee Du Rhone

Admire the scenery as your cruise continues through the Vallee Du Rhone

Take a walking tour of Vienne, a riverside town brimming with Roman history.

Return to the barge for dinner on board. 

06

Lyon

A final cruise brings us to our end destination of Lyon.

After lunch, take a walking tour of the city to discover the hidden ‘traboules’, the old town and the various roman remains.

Back on board, the chef is busy preparing a feast for your farewell dinner.

07

Lyon

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before bidding farewell to the crew and continuing with your onward travel arrangements.

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