COURTESY Riviera River Cruises: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Make the most of your Burgundy, the River Rhône & Provence cruise by continuing your travels into the spectacularly scenic region surrounding Lake Geneva on a new extension from Riviera River Cruises. On the Lake Geneva & Golden Pass extension, visit picturesque Annecy, France, and Switzerland’s sophisticated Montreux Riviera, then experience the thrill of the cable car climb to an Alpine glacier and one of the world’s most scenic mountain rail journeys. The 11-day trip is available on select departure dates in 2022 and includes seven nights of cruise accommodations with all meals, three nights of hotel accommodations with breakfasts and one lunch, and 11 guided tours and visits, starting at $4,048 per person based on double occupancy.
“For this itinerary, we’ve combined our popular Rhône and Saône river cruise with an extension that takes guests to the sparkling shores of Lake Geneva and the heights of the Alps,” said Marilyn Conroy, Riviera River Cruises’ Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing North America. “Discover azure skies, reminders of the Roman empire and Burgundy’s sublime wines on the cruise through the southeast of France, and chic lakeside towns, Mediterranean flavor and an incredible Alpine backdrop on the extension in Switzerland. At Riviera, it’s extra touches like this new extension that make our trips unforgettable – we hope you’ll think of us first when booking a European river cruise.”
Riviera’s popular seven-night Burgundy, the River Rhône & Provence itinerary cruises the beautiful Rhône and Saône rivers, taking in sunbaked hills, terraced vineyards, rugged gorges and medieval towns. Enjoy Avignon and its extravagant Popes’ Palace, the Roman remains of Arles, the Pont du Gard aqueduct, the limestone cliffs of Ardèche Gorges, provincial Tournon, old town Vienne, a wine tasting in Beaune and France’s gastronomic capital, Lyon.
After the cruise, the new three-night extension travels east to Lake Geneva.
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On the way, spend a lunch stop wandering the cobbled streets of Annecy, where canals weave their way among pastel-colored building facades and the restored Château d’Annecy stands over the town. Arriving at spectacular Lake Geneva, hotel accommodations will be in either Lausanne or Montreux, Switzerland. From there, visit medieval Chillon Castle, cruise the crystal waters of the lake, climb by cable car to Glacier 3000 at the highest point of the Vaudois Alps and board the Golden Pass train in Gstaad for a ride among magnificent mountain scenery before returning home.
Riviera River Cruises offers 20 itineraries on 10 rivers and waterways, including exclusive departures for solo travelers with no single supplement and holiday season cruises. Riviera’s fleet of 12 world-class ships is one of the youngest in Europe, with spacious cabins and suites, and its cruises include fine culinary experiences, from splendid breakfasts to four-course dinners featuring regional and international specialties, as well as expert-led excursions to classic sights and lesser-known places.
Riviera guarantees exceptional value, promising never to add hidden surcharges or fees, and it doesn’t automatically include gratuities or drinks, so the choice is up to guests.
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Riviera River Cruises is the United Kingdom’s leading river cruise operator, with a sales staff working across North America. Riviera is known for its highly rated, award-winning service, its ships with spacious cabins and suites, relaxed atmosphere, sumptuous onboard meals and captivating excursions, and its exceptional value. Riviera puts its guests first, hosting over 100,000 on its river cruises in the past five years, and is very supportive of the travel agency community, accepting bookings exclusively from advisors.
Cover photo: Emily Bronte. courtesy of Riviera River Cruises
Please see choices of ships and sailings here:
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MS Adriatic Sun
MS Douro Elegance
MS Douro Splendour
MS Emily Bronte
MS Geoffrey Chaucer
MS George Eliot
MS Il Mare
MS Jane Austen
MS Lord Byron
MS Oscar Wilde
MS Thomas Hardy
MS William Shakespeare
MS William Wordsworth
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MS Adriatic Sun
MS Il Mare