You can head to the gastronomic heart of France for food tours, tastings and inclusive onboard meals and drinks with CroisiEurope from April.
A seven-night cruise round-trip from Lyon will focus on some of the best food and wine found throughout the region.
The cruise onboard the MS Rhone Princess will visit Arles, Avignon, Viviers and Tain L’Hermitage, taking in the colours of Provence and the landscapes of the Camargue and featuring a dinner at Abbaye de Collonges, a Paul Bocuse restaurant situated on the banks of the Saone.
Highlights include a guided tour of the Cité du Chocolat in Tain L’Hermitage which is located on the site of Valrhona’s historic chocolate factory where guests will discover the secrets of how chocolate is made and explore, smell and taste chocolate in all of its forms.
Passengers will also partake in a tasting of local specialities at the covered market of Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse including saucisson and cheese accompanied by a glass of wine.
The cruise booking includes all meals and drinks onboard, plus excursions.
The new voyages will have weekly departures between April and October.
More foodie options and themed cruises
CroisiEurope has a variety of gastronomic cruises available. These include sailings on the Rhône, Saone and Rhine, taking in the local foods and wines. The cruise line recently revealed it will have more ships than before travelling on the Rhône next year.
Other themed trips include hiking cruises, biking cruises, and Christmas and New Year voyages. Besides river cruises, groups can also enjoy ocean voyages on the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas.