Exploring the Archaeology of the Rhone11th Sep 2025

Exploring the Archaeology of the Rhone



The Rhone was the major conduit of culture in France in Antiquity, transmitting Hellenic culture from Marseille, founded by Greeks in 600 BC, to the cities along the historic river. This special cruise examines the role the river played in the ancient world as a channel of trade and culture, exploring the important coloniae of Lugdunum, Lyon, and Vienne and the stunning Roman cities in Provence, including Arles, Glanum and the historically important site of Massalia. In addition, we will be exploring the important Palaeolithic site of Roche de Solutré, as well as the wonderful medieval sites of Cluny and Avignon. This is an exceptional tour which combines the comfort of a cruise with a series of the most important archaeological and historical sites in France.

The price shown on this page is for a Main Deck Cabin. Please click on 'book now' for all cabin types available. Click on CRUISE/TRAIN under 'what to expect' below for more details about the ship, the cabin and what to expect onboard.


9 Days



Full Price$7520

(excludes flights)

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What to Expect

  • Explore the exceptional amphitheatre and archaeological museum at Arles
  • Visit the Palais des Papes in Avignon, home to the Popes in the 14th century
  • View the iconic Pont du Gard, one of the most famous aqueducts in the world
  • Examine the important site of Glanum with its famous Triumphal Arch and mausoleum
  • Exclusive Andante excursions during the cruise

Chinon, panorama sur la ville et son reflet sur la Vienne, avec un bateau traditionnel (France)

Day by Day Itinerary


We meet at our hotel and, time permitting, proceed this afternoon to the wonderful Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière, as well as the adjacent Roman theatre built in the 1st century BC, which seated 10,000 people.

Meals includedDinner

Lyon, France.

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