This ultimate 2023 Rugby River Cruise is ‘sans pareil’!

The 2023 World Cup is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for rugby fans to explore France and experience its unique ‘joie de vivre’.

Set sail on a breathtaking journey to experience the magic of southern France. From panoramic landscapes to exquisite fine wines and exclusive cultural treasures and landmarks. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne, and Gauguin.

2023 Rugby River Cruise

The 2023 World Cup provides an exceptional opportunity for France at Leisure to showcase the beauty of France with this bespoke river cruise. Your hosts, Christian and Lisa Blondeau, promise an experience of a lifetime. They have created a meticulously planned itinerary to delight culturally curious travellers and lovers of France.

Christian and Lisa have selected award-winning operator, Uniworld River Cruises, to present an eight-day cruise from Avignon to Lyon on one of Europe’s most luxurious vessels, S.S. Catherine. Sailing the Rhône and Saône rivers and embarking upon in-depth shore excursions.

You’ll follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh on a walking tour of Arles. Visit the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pont du Gard, the magnificent 50km-long tri-level bridge built in the first century by the Romans. Explore Avignon’s majestic Palace of the Popes. Hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône and pedal through the city of Lyon on a bike.

France At Leisure Rugby River Cruise

The richness of the region

Indulge in the richness of regional cuisines as you sail through the heart of the famous wine regions of Burgundy to Provence. You’ll dine on world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients locally sourced from each destination.

This cruise offers an authentic view of provincial France, with visits to small villages to introduce you to the local way of life. All with the unrivalled 5* all-inclusive Uniworld Boutique River Cruises service. Paired with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the Rugby World Cup™, this itinerary in France is truly ‘sans pareil’!

This exclusive Rugby River Cruise sets sail from 17 to 24 September 2023 during the Wallabies 2023 World Cup pool matches hosted in France. It’s the perfect way to immerse yourself in a French cultural getaway while enjoying the world’s best rugby.

For more details, contact Christian Blondeau France at Leisure. Tel: 1300 302 623

Or by email

This article was produced in partnership with France at Leisure.

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