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Saone River

Spend time in France's delightful Burgundy region on a Saone River cruise. These sailings often are combined with cruises of the Rhone River, which flows through Provence to the south.

Most cruises stop at Macon, where the sixth-century Old St. Vincent Cathedral is an enduring symbol of the city. Top sights in Tournus include the fortresslike Abbey of St. Philibert, parts of which date to the 10th century, and the Burgundian Museum, which was founded in 1929 and houses traditional costumes, furniture and vineyard tools culled from rural homes in the region.

In Beaune, considered Burgundy's wine capital, guests often have an opportunity to attend a wine-tasting and also tour the Hospices de Beaune, a 15th-century former charity hospital that sports a colorful roof of glazed tiles. Lyon is located where the Saone meets the Rhone; here you can see Roman ruins and Renaissance architecture and sample the cuisine that helped make this city the leading gastronomic center of France.

Our cruises are easy to budget because so much is included in one price that you pay up front -- a river-view stateroom, sightseeing tours with experienced guides, onboard meals and enrichment and entertainment programs. These cruises offer a relaxing, convenient way to travel, too, as you unpack once and enjoy the comforts of your cabin for the duration of the trip.

Limited-Time Offers on Saone River Cruises!
  • Emerald: Save an additional $250 per couple off this cruise. Expires March 12. Click here.
  • Scenic: Save an additional $300 per couple on Scenic river cruises. Expires March 12. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save up to 30% off 2021 river cruises. Receive an additional $1,000 per couple discount off airfare, plus get a free private car transfer from the airport to your ship upon arrival. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,400 per couple on 2021 Europe river cruises. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • Riviera: Save up to 15% on 2021 vacations. Prices shown reflect discount. Plus, receive free onboard credit of up to 400 euros and a free drinks package . Expires March 12. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $3,000 per couple off 2021 river cruises. Click here.
  • Viking: Fly from $99 to $1,199 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $1,000 per couple off Viking river cruises. Expires March 31. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 12% off 2022 vacations . Expires March 31. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a free $300 per couple onboard credit on select cruises. Click here.
  • Avalon: Fly from $299 per person from select gateways, plus save up to $2,000 per couple off Europe cruises. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Past guests of Uniworld, Trafalgar, CostSaver, Insight, Luxury Gold, African Travel, Brendan and Contiki save an additional $100 to $600 per person off trips. Click here.
  • Riviera: Single supplement waived in all cabin categories on special sailings dedicated to solo travelers. Click here.
  • Riviera: Pay no single supplement in certain cabin categories on all sailings. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save 25% off the single supplement on cruises in certain cabin categories. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $3,000 per couple off 2022 river cruises. Click here.
  • Scenic: Fly for free from select gateways or save $2,400 per couple on 2022 Europe river cruises. Plus, receive an additional 10% discount in select cabin categories. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Active and retired U.S. military personnel receive an additional $100 per person (up to $200 per stateroom) off any sailing. Click here.
  • Avalon: Travel with Avalon Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Avalon Waterways . Click here.
  • Emerald: Past guests who refer a new traveler to Emerald Waterways earn a $100 per person travel credit. Each new guest also receives a $100 per person travel credit to use toward their cruise. Click here.
  • Emerald: Travel with Emerald Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $200 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent cruise with Emerald. Click here.
  • Scenic: Refer a new traveler to Scenic and earn a $200 to $300 per person travel credit. Each new guest also receives a $100 to $150 per person travel credit to use toward their cruise. Click here.
  • Scenic: Travel with Scenic and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $200 to $300 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent cruise with Scenic. Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.