Broadway on the Rhône River

Playbill Travel’s first-ever river cruise, an addition to the popular Broadway on the High Seas series. Guests enjoyed a week of Broadway, Burgundy, and Brie down the Rhône River from May 21-May 28, 2017 on Uniworld's S.S. Catherine. Many of our past passengers requested a river cruise, and we are never one to disappoint!

Beginning in Avignon and making stops in Tarascon-sur-Rhône, Viviers, Tournon/Tain L’Hermitage, Lyon, and Mâcon, the magnificent S.S. Catherine took passengers on a tour of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. This cruise had a special emphasis on the foods and wines of the Rhône region—it was quite the treat for lovers of French cuisine.

In addition to our Broadway performers, there was another (culinary) star onboard for this voyage! World renowned sommelier Jean-Luc le Dû led passengers through an appreciation of the delicacies of Burgundy and Provence as the S.S. Catherine sailed leisurely northward. Jean-Luc planned three regionally-themed dinners, which included four wines each to indulge and delight, and included wines of the Northern Rhône, Beaujolais/Mâconnais, and Burgundy.

Also, there were cocktail hours on deck and wine pairings with local chocolate and cheese. Jean-Luc supplied the ship with the wares of a number of local award-winning chocolate suppliers and individual Maître de Fromage. He also planned series of special shore excursions, including a visit to a picturesque heritage olive oil farm.

Broadway Talent

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Itinerary

Sunday, May 21, 2017
Avignon, France
SET SAIL: 07:00 PM
Tarascon sur Rhône, France
ARRIVE: 10:00 PM

Monday, May 22, 2017
Tarascon sur Rhône, France
DEPART: 07:00 PM
Avignon, France
ARRIVE: 09:30 PM

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Avignon, France
DEPART: 06:30 PM

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Viviers, France
ARRIVE: 02:00 AM
DEPART: 07:00 PM
Tournon/Tain L'Hermitage, France
ARRIVE: 09:30 PM

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Tournon/Tain L'Hermitage, France
DEPART: 02:30 PM
Lyon, France
ARRIVE: 11:30 PM

Friday, May 26, 2017
Lyon, France
DEPART: 11:00 PM

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Mâcon, France
ARRIVE: 06:30 AM
DEPART: 05:00 PM

Sunday, May 28, 2017
Lyon, France
ARRIVE: 01:30 AM
DISEMBARK: 09:00 AM

Ports of Call

We began in Avignon and made stops in Tarascon-sur-Rhône, Viviers, Tournon/Tain L’Hermitage, Lyon, and Mâcon. The magnificent S.S. Catherine took us on a tour of the most beautiful landscapes along the Rhône River.

 
Tarascon
We visited nearby Arles to enjoy sites that inspired Van Gogh and some Roman monuments.
Avignon
We rambled along shaded pedestrian streets to sample Provencal delicacies at the market hall.
Viviers
Walking the streets of this medieval city was like stepping out of a time machine and into another age.
Tournon/Tain L’Hermitage
Wine lovers on board rejoiced at this port of call, with not one but two wine-themed excursions.
Lyon
The capital of French cuisine, Lyon is respected worldwide for its unique gastronomic culture.
Mâcon
One of Burgundy’s most celebrated wine producers, Mâcon is home to the Hospices de Beaune.

Photos of the Experience