My husband and I are seasoned travelers to Europe and booked this excursion after a positive review from one of our trusted friends. The trip exceeded our expectations. The ship and cabin were very clean and comfortable, the crew most congenial and accommodating. Dining was superb with fresh ingredients prepared by a talented chef and kitchen. We ended up eating all of our meals on the ship because we knew that, even in Lyon, we would not find a more exquisitely prepared or tasty dinner. Several people who did venture into Lyon for dinner at one of the famous restaurants there came back to the ship disappointed. We love fine red wines and found that the options available in the "Silver Package" were quite good. The Beaujolais wines of this region of France are unique and were served for lunch and dinner.
The ports and shore excursions along the Rhone River were interesting and conducted by local experts. Viking divided up the ship into smaller groups so that the excursions were very manageable. You always had the option of staying with the group or exploring on your own. We are very interested in history so the guides made the excursions all the more interesting with their expertise.
Overall we were quite pleased with Viking and this method of experiencing Europe in a way that exceeded what you could do on your own. Viking made everything quite easy with gathering you up at the airport to seeing you off for your flight at trip's end. We will definitely schedule another river cruise on Viking! Bravo Viking!!
Comfortable bed; very clean and well-maintained
The excursion took us on a short bus trip through some lovely villages and beautiful scenery. We stopped for a wine tasting at one of the Vineyards and, for the uninitiated, it was informative.View All 34 Beaujolais Vineyards Reviews
Interesting history and beautiful city