Your Journey

Meander the Rhône Valley, taste fine wines and delectable local specialities.


Table d’hôte meals and complimentary beverages

All excursions including exclusive use of onboard bicycles

Private guide

Return transfer from Paris




Board Belmond Napoleon in Lyon and meet your crew for a champagne reception.

Enjoy evening cocktails as you cruise through the centre of Lyon. Then sit down to dine on superb cuisine accompanied by the finest vintages.



Tour France's second city, Lyon, renowned for its culture and gastronomy. Admire the ornate Basilica of Nôtre-Dame de Fourvière that dominates the skyline. Browse chic boutiques or relax in a sunny pavement café.

Return to the barge and unwind on the deck as you cruise the Rhône Valley to Condrieu.



Pass through the magnificent vineyards of the Côtes Rôties and the Côtes du Rhône, which almost reach the river’s edge.

In the afternoon enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery. Then continue you journey and discover the delights of Tain-l'Hermitage, which include the famous Valrhona chocolate shop. Dinner will be served once you return to the barge.



Cruise to Viviers and admire the beauty of the Rhône Valley from the deck. Disembark mid-afternoon for a guided walk around this charming medieval town.

Return to Belmond Napoleon to play the traditional Provençal game pétanque.



Take a scenic drive to Nyons, a typical Provençal village with a lavender distillery and 18th-century olive mill. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Grignan.

Visit a truffle farm to learn about and taste this world-renowned delicacy. Cruise south to Saint-Etienne-des-Sorts, passing through Bollène lock en-route with its dramatic 23-metre drop.



Cruise to Châteauneuf-du-Pape, home of the Popes of Avignon in the 1300s. Tour Château La Nerthe and taste the region’s wines.

Enjoy a lunch cruise to Avignon, passing the famous bridge, Pont Saint-Bénezet. Explore this magnificent city taking in the Palace of the Popes and Nôtre Dame.

Back on board, share stories over a farewell gala dinner.



Have breakfast before the crew bids you farewell and you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.

2018 Departures

  • April - 1
  • June - 24
  • July - 8 and 22
  • September - 30

High Season


High Season

May to September

Charter up to:

  • 12 guests € 73,428
  • 11 guests € 70,092
  • 10 guests € 66,770
  • 9 guests € 63,441
  • 8 guests € 60,112

Open Sailing

  • Per guest € 6,127

Low Season


Low Season

April and October

Charter up to:

  • 12 guests € 58,740
  • 11 guests € 56,078
  • 10 guests € 53,410
  • 9 guests € 50,751
  • 8 guests € 48,088

Open Sailing

  • Per guest € 4,902