7 nights onboard MS Lord Byron

Gardens and Natural Beauty of the Rhone with Charlie Dimmock - MS Lord Byron

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One of the stars of the classic 1990s TV show Ground Force and, more recently, Garden Rescue, Charlie Dimmock, joins us on a journey through France exploring the beautiful Saône and Rhône rivers. We’ll visit Lyon’s beautiful city park, Tournon’s Garden of Eden, Avignon’s Rocher de Doms and a lavender museum - Charlie will even join us on some of these garden-themed excursions to offer her expertise alongside our expert guides. And, while sailing, we'll enjoy expert onboard talks from this gardening legend, including fascinating insights from her impressive career. There are also 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. This river cruise is ideal for travellers who want to explore France and have an interest in gardening and horticulture. 
Leaving from: Lyon
Cruise ship: MS Lord Byron
Visiting: Lyon Lyon Beaune Vienne
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Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel is one of the oldest and most reliable river cruise operators in the world, with 40 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
36
Crew
2013
Launched
110m
Length
11.4m
Width
3
Decks
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Cruise Itinerary
Days 1 - 2
Lyon, France
Day 3
Beaune, France
Day 4
Vienne, France
Day 5
Viviers, France
Day 6
Arles, France
Days 7 - 8
Avignon, France
Lyon, France image
Days 1 - 2
Lyon, France
Beaune, France image
Day 3
Beaune, France
Vienne, France image
Day 4
Vienne, France
Viviers, France image
Day 5
Viviers, France
Arles, France image
Day 6
Arles, France
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Days 7 - 8
Avignon, France
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MS Lord Byron

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