Rhone River Cruises
Picture a single course that connects the majestic mountain
ranges of the north with the Mediterranean Sea. Think of a waterway
so culturally significant that it broadens not only visitors'
travels but also their minds. Welcome to the Rhône River, one of
the most important bodies of water in all of Europe. This river
originates in the Swiss Alps, where it is fed by the Rhône Glacier,
and follows a sinuous journey through Switzerland and France to the
gulf of the Mediterranean.
During its 500-mile course, the Rhône River passes through
incredible cities, including Sion, Lausanne and Geneva in
Switzerland and Lyon, Avignon and Arles in France. Breathtaking
panoramas of the Swiss Alps give way to stunning scenes of the
French countryside and the Beaujolais wine region. Medieval castles
dot the river passage, and Roman ruins hint at the rich history of
the region. As the Rhône approaches the sea, the alpine climate of
the north changes to a Mediterranean paradise. Discover one of the
most dynamic routes in Europe with a rail tour or river cruise
highlighting the Rhône River.