7 nights onboard MS William Shakespeare

Burgundy, the River Rhone and Provence River Cruise - MS William Shakespeare

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From the slopes of the scenic winelands to the hills of Provence, and the beauty of the French landscape to the medieval splendour of Avignon, enjoy a fascinating cruise to one of the most picturesque corners of France.  Our journey through France explores the beautiful Saône and Rhône rivers, the preferred route of traders and invaders alike since the dawn of recorded history. Everywhere there are reminders of the Romans and the greatest empire of the ancient world. There are guided tours to Lyon, historic Vienne, and Beaune, with a wine tasting. You will be staggered by the engineering genius of the amphitheatre at Arles and the huge aqueduct at the Pont du Gard. Avignon was the seat of the Papacy during medieval times, heralding a century of greatness crowned by the absorbing Papal Palace and its renaissance art collection. Van Gogh created his greatest works in Provence, and all this is set in some of France’s stunning natural beauty – all waiting to be discovered on this wonderful cruise.  
Leaving from: Lyon
Cruise ship: MS William Shakespeare
Visiting: Lyon Lyon Chalon-sur-Saône Vienne
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Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel is one of the oldest and most reliable river cruise operators in the world, with 36 years of experience running guided and escorted tours, a land and water all around the world, including river cruises.

Riviera Travel operates a unique cruising experience, partnering with local guides and experts to create a programme of guided tours and river cruises, bringing like-minded travellers together and offering a selection of authentic and bespoke travel experiences.

The operator runs river cruises on European waterways like the Danube, Rhine and Douro, but also the Nile, Mekong and Yangtze. Championing escorted tours and guided holidays, Riviera Travel line also specialises in solo travel, providing a safe, friendly and social environment for travellers going it alone.

140
Passengers
35
Crew
2014
Launched
110m
Length
11.45m
Width
10kts
Speed
4
Decks
EUR
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Cruise Itinerary
Days 1 - 2
Lyon, France
Day 3
Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Day 4
Vienne, France
Day 5
Viviers, France
Day 6
Tarascon, France
Days 7 - 8
Avignon, France
Lyon, France image
Days 1 - 2
Lyon, France
Chalon-sur-Saône, France image
Day 3
Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Vienne, France image
Day 4
Vienne, France
Viviers, France image
Day 5
Viviers, France
Tarascon, France image
Day 6
Tarascon, France
Avignon, France image
Days 7 - 8
Avignon, France
Ship Details
Riviera Travel
MS William Shakespeare

We are proud to showcase here the state-of-the-art, five-star MS William Shakespeare – launched in 2014.

Specially commissioned and designed to our exacting specifications, she is, without doubt, one of the world’s finest river cruise ships. We have worked tirelessly with one of Europe’s most experienced and respected luxury shipbuilders, Veka Group, to create the perfect ship, featuring many unique, ground breaking innovations. The finest of materials have been used in construction with virtually no expense spared; its sustainably sourced tropical hardwoods, highly polished brass and wrought iron fittings, thick pile high-quality carpets, luxuriously comfortable deep armchairs and settees will absolutely delight you. In addition the ship’s spacious layout, subtle and tasteful lighting, elegant décor, luxurious cabins and excellent facilities are undoubtedly the very best on cruise ships today.

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