Lyon & Provence

Overview

Lyon & Provence

For a holiday full of fine wines, delicious cuisines and culture, this Lyon and Province cruise has it all.

Discover the some of the most scenic vistas of the French countryside, as you explore the wealth of culture and history France has to offer. Sample local wines, take an Arles painting class, explore the Roman Pont du Gard and Les Arènes amphitheatre, learn how to make Choux Chantilly cream puffs, hunt for truffles and breathe in the scent of a lavender, as you spent 8 days immersing yourself in France.

Travelling on board the Viking Longship Delling, you'll enjoy spacious cabins, the perfect viewpoint from the comfortable Observation Lounge and excellent dining wherever you choose to eat, as you make the most of this small luxury liner.

What’s Included

  • 8-day cruise with river-view stateroom
  • 7 guided tours with audio headset
  • All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch
  • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Culture Curriculum: Sample a variety of French cheeses; find out how to make your own fondant au chocolat; try some Burgundian wines; enjoy lively French accordion tunes; attend lectures on current affairs & the painters of Provence; see how silk printing is done today; visit a local market
  • All port charges
  • Free Wi-Fi

Hand Picked By

Nigel Coldicott

With a worldwide fleet of more than 65 state-of-the-art river cruise ships, Viking offers one of the most innovative and stylish ways to see the world. Warm and welcoming, with an emphasis on comfort, service and style, every ship offers plenty of room in which to relax, and a selection of spacious, river-view staterooms. There are many river cruise companies sailing many of the same rivers, but there really is only one Viking Cruises. Book early to take advantage of our exclusive offers.

Nigel Coldicott

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: March - November 2020
  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Highlights: For a holiday full of fine wines, delicious cuisines and culture, this Lyon and Province cruise has it all.

Ship Overview

Viking Longship Delling

The Longship Delling is named after the Norse god Delling, the father of the day and 'Bringer of the Dawn'. For those who travel on board, it's a small liner, with a luxurious setting and an intimate feel, making it the perfect home away from home.

With spacious staterooms, a sun deck offering 360-degree views, Aquavit Terrace, Observation Lounge, Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, onboard boutique, free ship wide WiFi and all-inclusive luxury, you're bound to have the holiday of a lifetime.

Viking Longship Delling Profile

  • Herb Garden
  • Walking Track
  • Sun Deck
  • Library
  • Bar
  • Aquavit Terrace
  • Onboard Boutique
  • Restaurant
  • 95 suites
  • Free WiFi

Viking Longship Delling Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Avignon

Your journey begins with a flight to Marseille, where upon arrival, you'll be transferred to Avignon to board your ship.

After boarding, take the time to explore the ship or venture into the quaint town on the scenic River Rhône.

Day 2: Arles

This morning we arrive in Arles, where you'll disembark after breakfast. This city is full of diverse architecture and vibrant colours, which have inspired artists for years. Those who love history will enjoy a visit to the Roman ruins, including Les Arènes and the Romanesque monuments of the Church of Saint-Trôphime, which dates back to the 15th century.

You'll return to the ship for lunch, followed by an afternoon at your leisure, where you can explore on your own or browse the shops for handcrafted gifts, before a delicious dinner on board as we depart.

Day 3: Avignon

We begin the day with a guided walking tour of Avignon, nicknamed the "City of Popes". Home to seven popes over the years, this wonderful city is full of historical charm, with its picturesque Pont d'Avignon and Place de I'Horloge. We'll make a visit to the renowned Palace of Popes with a guide, strolling through a maze of Gothic architecture that served as papal residence, fortress, church and palace.

This afternoon is at your leisure, so feel free to set off on your own, or take advantage of an optional wine tasting tour to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Lunch and dinner are served on board, as we travel on towards Viviers.

Day 4: Viviers

With a morning walking tour of Viviers Old Town, you'll be treated to an abundance of medieval and Renaissance buildings. Dominated by its 12th century St. Vincent Cathedral, this charming town is full of cobbled streets and remains of its 5th century Roman settlement.

During lunch, we'll set sail for Tournon. Upon arrival why not take a stroll under the plane trees which line the riverbanks.

Day 5: Tournon & Vienne

This morning we enjoy a wonderful locomotive ride on the Train de l’Ardèche. Travelling through the deep gorges of the Ardèche plateau by the Doux Rivers, before returning to your ship for lunch.

Continuing on through dramatic landscapes, we make our way to Vienne, a beautiful town with an ancient Roman past. On a walking tour, we'll visit sights such as the Temple of Augustus and Livia, the Roman amphitheatre and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Maurice.

Day 6: Lyon

Enjoy breakfast on board, before we disembark for a tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon. See stunning views from the top of Fourvière Hill, visit the Basilica of Notre Dame and drive through town past the magnificent St. Jean Cathedral and the Palace of Justice.

Next we enjoy a walking tour of the old town, Vieux Lyon, where you'll have time to stroll the cobbled streets, browse for souvenirs and sample some of the delicious local cuisine.

Day 7: Lyon

We take a scenic drive through the roll hills of Beaujolais this morning, including the legendary Moulin-à-Vent windmill. Learn the secret art of winemaking in a small museum, enjoy a tasting in one of the famous Beaujolais cellars, then the rest of your day is at your leisure.

Explore on your own, or take advantage of an optional excursion to the picturesque Burgundy town of Cluny.

Day 8: Lyon

After breakfast this morning we disembark the ship, heading to the airport for your flight home.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: March - November 2020
  • Duration: 7 nights
  • Highlights: For a holiday full of fine wines, delicious cuisines and culture, this Lyon and Province cruise has it all.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
Emerald StateroomFrom £1,670ppView Cabin

Emerald Stateroom

162 square feet

All cabins include a flat-screen TV, a table with two chairs, a bedside light and picture windows.

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Emerald Stateroom

162 square feet

All cabins include a flat-screen TV, a table with two chairs, a bedside light and picture windows.

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Outside CabinFrom £1,495ppSave £1,000pp plus on board gratuities included.View Cabin

Outside Cabin

Approximately 150 sq. ft.

Our most spacious and luxurious accommodations, an Explorer Suite offers sweeping views, either over the ship’s bow or from the aft. With half-height picture window, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily & Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package!

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View Cabin

Outside Cabin

Approximately 150 sq. ft.

Our most spacious and luxurious accommodations, an Explorer Suite offers sweeping views, either over the ship’s bow or from the aft. With half-height picture window, private bathroom with shower and premium bath products, telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily & Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package!

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