8-day River Cruise from Lyon to Port-Saint-Louis

May 31 to June 7, 2022

Experiencing some of the world's best cuisine is a highlight of any European vacation. Next May, you can spend a flavourful week floating down the Rhône River through the French countryside on board the sparkling Avalon Waterways Poetry II.

Your Active & Discovery cruise begins in Lyon, the culinary capital of France! With Avalon Choice included excursions—Active, Classic, and Discovery—you'll find a variety of ways to explore each port you visit. Admire the lovely views of the French countryside, join a culinary walk to discover architecture and local specialties, or take a cooking class. Embark on a kayak excursion or simply linger in a sidewalk café; or attend a wine tasting in an underground cave. With so many included choices, you'll find the perfect way to spend your day—at your pace in every place along the way, all the way to Port-Saint-Louis. It's a vacation in France made just for you.

As a bonus, you'll be in the company of Umberto Menghi, Vancouver restaurateur and one of Canada's most celebrated chefs. Learn about the secrets of his renowned cooking and wine-making as you sail down the beautiful Rhône River in Southern France.