Viking River Cruise
Avignon to Lyon
May 29 - June 5, 2016

Captain of Viking River Cruise on deck

Viking Cruises hosted our group of five IFWTWA social influencers on board the Lyon & Provence Cruise.

Dubbed #VikingSocial, this 8-day itinerary was filled with fine wines and cuisine. Sailing the scenic Saône and Rhône Rivers along beautiful French countrysides, our members Tweeted and Instagrammed their way through the famed region of Beaujolais and the colorful fields of Provence.

Daily excursions included the opportunity to explore Gallo-Roman ruins in Vienne, stroll the cobblestone streets of Arles that inspired Vincent van Gogh and visit Avignon, the “City of Popes.” Discovering wine-making traditions, sampling Beaujolais varietal’s, and tasting Lyon's world-famous regional cuisine provided our IFWTWA influencers a plethora of opportunities to share with their readers and social media followers.

Host: Viking Cruises

Writers in Attendance: 

Linda Kissam
Cacinda Maloney
Erin Marie Musich
Kelly Stilwell
Annette White 


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Outlets added as they become available


IFWTWA Media Trip participants utilize Twitter, Instagram, Insta Stories, Facebook, Facebook Live and Facebook Stories in addition to social media promotion by IFWTWA and its pages.