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Rhône Route Classique 2023 - A-ROSA LUNA

Itinerary

Routenkarte Rhone Route Classique LUNA
Routenkarte Rhone Route Classique LUNA

What a city! Everyone should see Lyon if they have the opportunity. With its old town – a UNESCO Word Heritage Site – its narrow alleyways, rear courtyards, popular quays and large squares on the Presqu’île, as well as the more than 200 sights that are illuminated after dark, this city takes visitors on an extraordinary journey through different eras and cultures. And right on its doorstep, to the north-west, is Beaujolais. Enjoy fine food and wine and spellbinding views on your Rhône cruise. Idyllic destinations await you here.

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Welcome to the French town of Mâcon, the capital of the department of Saône-et-Loire. Mâcon is also the southernmost city in the Burgundy region and the centre of the Mâconnais district. Many guidebooks describe it as the ‘Gateway to Beaujolais’. The friendly, almost Mediterranean character of Mâcon’s inhabitants is underscored by a veritable sea of flowers in the city. You are sure to enjoy your time here.

Trips

€ 75.00

This tour takes you to a truly historic place. Today one can hardly imagine that about 1,000 years ago Cluny was the religious centre of Europe. Until the construction of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome was finished, the cloister of Cluny was the largest church in Christianity. Visit the remains of the five naves of this stunning church and discover the fascinating way of life of the monks.

Price:

€ 75.00

Duration:

ca. 3,5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 82.00

The Hameau Dubœuf wine park near Mâcon is dedicated to wine and winemaking. Founded by the leading wine producer in the Beaujolais region, it has become famous around the globe for its unique collection of wine-related artefacts. Demonstrations and audiovisual shows make winegrowing come alive for visitors – and there’ll be an opportunity for you to sample some of the wines too, of course.

Price:

€ 82.00

Duration:

approx. 3.5

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Chalon-sur-Saône

Arr 03:00 am Dep 02:00 pm

Your idyllic Rhône cruise will now call at Chalon-sur-Saône. Its 80,000 inhabitants make it the second-largest city in Burgundy today. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Saône region by bicycle or visit the city, with its many beautiful old townhouses and the Cathédrale Saint-Vincent, which is definitely worth seeing.

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Trips

€ 65.00

The ‘Route des Grands Crus’ will take you through gently rolling vineyards to Dijon, the capital of the historical duchy of Burgundy and the capital of the Côte-d’Or département today. Back in the 14th and 15th centuries a mighty empire was ruled from the imposing Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy. Powerful dukes such as Philip the Bold supported the arts by acting as patrons – and their generosity is still evident in many places today. After enjoying some free time, you’ll return to the ship.

Price:

€ 65.00

Duration:

approx. 4.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 69.00

Burgundy not only produces first-class wines. The region is also home to towns worth visiting, such as Beaune with its legendary Hôtel-Dieu. The road alone is picturesque. You will drive through famous wine villages of the Côte d'Or such as Pommard and Meursault, Chassagne and Puligny. In Beaune, you will visit the Hôtel-Dieu. This masterpiece of Flemish Gothic architecture welcomed the first patients under its colourful roofs as early as the mid-15th century. Today, a museum gives you rare insights into nursing in the early modern period. After visiting, you can explore the pretty old town of the village individually.

Price:

€ 69.00

Duration:

approx. 4.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Tournus

Arr 06:00 pm Dep 07:00 pm

Today your A-ROSA ship is on the Saône, having left the Rhône far behind, and Tournus is right at the heart of this region. The French town is almost exactly halfway between Mâcon and Chalon-sur-Saône. After a short stop here, the ship will take you to the next port of call on the Rhône and Saône itinerary.

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What a city! Everyone should see Lyon if they have the opportunity. With its old town – a UNESCO Word Heritage Site – its narrow alleyways, rear courtyards, popular quays and large squares on the Presqu’île, as well as the more than 200 sights that are illuminated after dark, this city takes visitors on an extraordinary journey through different eras and cultures. And right on its doorstep, to the north-west, is Beaujolais. Enjoy fine food and wine and spellbinding views on your Rhône cruise. Idyllic destinations await you here.

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Trips

€ 99.00

Your guide will be waiting outside the ship to show you how to use your segway. In a small group you will explore the old town of Lyon with its impressive sights and the French lifestyle. After the tour across the peninsula you will return to the ship.

Price:

€ 99.00

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

Segway and walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

€ 359.00

Would you like to explore the old town privately with a tour guide and enjoy a leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the Presqu’Île, the city’s peninsula? Your guide will show you around and provide lots of valuable insights. After all, Lyon has so much to offer – and that applies to its cuisine too. Find out where to get the best coussins de Lyon – a sweet speciality made in the city – and much more.

Price:

€ 359.00

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 529.00

Lyon is a multifaceted city brimming with cultural and culinary delights. It’s up to you to decide what you want to see: the magnificent Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, the old town with its legendary traboules (small secret passageways) or perhaps the famous facade paintings on the Presqu’Île, the city’s peninsula. Your driver will take you wherever you’d like to go – and your personal guide will then show you the city’s hidden treasures. You can book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 529.00

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 829.00

Join us on the trail of one of the best chefs of the 20th century. Paul Bocuse was the most important pioneer of nouvelle cuisine and internationally known like hardly any other French gastronome. In the centre of Lyon is the Halles Bocuse, one of the most famous markets in Lyon, where locals also go to enjoy the displays on offer. Feast your way from stall to stall and enjoy the French delicacies. For example, excellent cheese and delicious white wine at Mons, where over 100 different types of cheese are on offer. Of course, the tasting of oysters, French charcuterie (delicatessen meats), chocolate and macarons is not to be missed.

Price:

€ 829.00

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private car and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 1299.00

What better way to get to know French cuisine than with a private cooking class? Discover French delicacies up close with us! Near Bellecoure, your chef is waiting for you. Once you arrive at the restaurant, you will start preparing the dishes and learn about the specialities of French cuisine and how to prepare them. Discover your passion for French cooking and enjoy a delicious meal!

Price:

€ 1299.00

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Private people carrier and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 65.00

The indoor food market of Lyon is named after Paul Bocuse – and with good reason. This star chef was based in Lyon and so he often shopped here. There are plenty of tasty specialities for you to sample here. But France’s second-largest metropolis has a lot more to offer beyond that. Your tour will continue through the city centre, where you’ll take in some wonderful sights.

Price:

€ 65.00

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 39.00

From our berth in Lyon, we take you to one of the largest city parks in France. The Parc de la Tête d'Or covers almost 120 hectares and is also known as Lyon's green oasis. In addition to a botanical garden, various greenhouses, boat hire facilities and much more, the park also has a zoological garden. Various animals have found their home in this part of the park. For example, giraffes, monkeys, crocodiles and elephants can be observed there. This park offers an adventure for young and old!

Takes place only on the following cruises:
22 July | 5 August | 19 August 2023

Price:

€ 39.00

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

The zoo is closed on Tuesdays.

Arles in southern France is the Provençal city par excellence. This sun-drenched city of terracotta-tiled rooftops occupies a broad bend in the River Rhône. Many of its monuments have named UNESCO World Heritage Sites. What’s more, Arles was once a great Roman port. As if all that weren’t reason enough to visit, the city was also home to Vincent van Gogh for a while. Did you know that?

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Trips

€ 659.00

The Camargue is a paradise not only for the white wild horses, but also for riders. The Mas Saint Germain, a typical ranch in the national park, awaits you and takes you on a one-hour tour through the magnificent landscape. Of course, you will also prepare the horse for your ride and bring it back to their pasture or stable afterwards.

Price:

€ 659.00

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

Reiten und zu Fuss

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

Horseback riding excursion only; transfer can be organised seperately on board.

€ 359.00

Your private English-speaking guide will pick you up in front of the ship and show you Arles according to your wishes. Stroll through the most beautiful city in France, at least that's what the French say. Discover the city centre with its numerous Roman buildings or take a look at the amphitheatre. Let the Roman era pass by and experience the city where even Vincent van Gogh spent a year creating numerous masterpieces.

Price:

€ 359.00

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 779.00

Meet Chef Erick and start your private cooking experience with a walk to the Arles food market. There are several stalls on site selling fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as meat and fish. Together you will stroll through the market and get all the ingredients you need for your cooking class. Afterwards, the cooking can begin. Wield the wooden spoon and prepare a delicious lunch with the help of Chef Erick. We wish you bon appétit!

Price:

€ 779.00

Duration:

approx. 5h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online. Market only on wednesdays and saturdays

€ 59.00

Where land and sea merge, something wonderful is created. The Camargue is a natural wonder. And you will experience it first hand on this bus tour - with its flocks of flamingos and the famous white horses, the fauna is truly unique. Today, the free-roaming white Camargue horses and Camargue cattle are not wild animals anymore, but are kept on wide pastures that are typical for the region. We will continue to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a major pilgrimage site and a touristic hub of the Camargue. The Notre-Dame-de-la-Mer church from the 9th century houses sacred relics of Marie Saloné and Marie Jacobé. Since 1448, a pilgrimage to the church has been held twice per year. The centre of veneration of Saint Sarah, also known as Sara the Black, is also here in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a place of pilgrimage for Roma. After a short walk you will have some free time.

Price:

€ 59.00

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 89.00

The Camargue is one of the last areas along the Mediterranean Coast where you can find unspoilt nature. It is an Eldorado for nature lovers. Once you leave the main roads during your jeep tour, a wonderful adventure will begin. See the famous white wild horses and enjoy the endless vastness. During a short stop in Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beach or stroll through the shopping streets.

Price:

€ 89.00

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

Jeep and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

Please note: driver is also the guide.

Avignon is one of the most popular ports of call on A-ROSA’s Rhône cruises. It is an imposing, historic city in southern France that was home to several of the Catholic popes at one time. Make sure to visit the unique and unmissable Palais des Papes on an excursion to Avignon’s ancient quarter. The city and the surrounding region have a warm climate thanks to the Mediterranean – which means a pleasant stay for you!

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Trips

€ 699.00

Today you’ll feel like a VIP. Near Avignon you can climb a Cessna or Piper with a maximum of three people. Such small machines can fly particularly low and are very manoeuvrable, making for an exceptional flying experience. During your 30-minute round trip you will enjoy a unique view of the Pont du Gard, Saint-Rémy, Les Baux, Alpilles and the cities of Beaucaire and Tarascon.

Price:

€ 699.00

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

Transfer, walking and flight

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

Excursion depends on weather conditions.

€ 299.00

In the 14th century, Avignon was the centre of Christianity. Its cultural richness, as well as monuments and city walls that have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites, have contributed to Avignon becoming the European Capital of Culture in 2000. Avignon's most famous feature is the bridge sung about in the famous children's song. The Papal Palace with its ornate chambers and chapels is also worth a visit. Visit the multifaceted city with your English-speaking tour guide according to your wishes and preferences.

Price:

€ 299.00

Duration:

approx. 2.5h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 899.00

Enjoy a culinary experience in the heart of Provence for two. At the Michelin-starred restaurant la Mirande, the pleasure of French cuisine awaits you with a 3-course menu. Dine in the restaurant's oldest room, where popes used to dine, and get closer to Avignon's history in a different way.

Information: Closed on Wednesdays - alternative: Restaurant La Vieille Fontaine

Price:

€ 899.00

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Car and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 99.00

Immerse yourself in the comic world of Spirou & Fantasio and meet various park mascots, such as Spirou himself or Luky Luke. Unique attractions for young and old, specially designed for Parc Spirou, await you. Discover various roller coasters, such as the Free Fall Tower or test the ingenious invention of perfectionist Gaston. We wish you lots of fun!

Takes place only on the following cruises:
22 July | 5 August | 19 August 2023

 

 

Price:

€ 99.00

Duration:

approx. 7.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 0.00

Whether through winding alleys, along the city palaces or past churches and chapels - in Avignon all roads lead to the Papal Palace. Pope Clement V settled here at the beginning of the 14th century, followed by other popes and counter-popes. The tour also takes you past the church of Saint-Agricol and the ruins of the Pont d'Avignon.

Price:

€ 0.00

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is included on your cruise

€ 65.00

From Avignon, we head east into the heart of Provence, to the mountain villages of Gordes and Roussillon. Their old houses nestle against majestic ochre rocks and seem to merge with them. Then discover the "ochre nature trail" - the rocks here offer the visitor a special play of colours. Where the ochre industry once flourished, you will find a landscape in a wide variety of ochre shades - from a radiant yellow to a bright red. Numerous nuances of the ochre tone as well as the play of light and shadow make the sight unforgettable. After a walk through the impressive landscape, we return to the ship.

Price:

€ 65.00

Duration:

approx. 5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Viviers

Arr 08:00 am Dep 08:30 am

This small medieval city in the Ardèche region is absolutely unmissable. It boasts numerous sights and is dotted with well-preserved monuments from bygone ages. Here in the Rhône region, the typical French attitude to life is also very apparent. Watch France’s history come alive in Viviers, and enjoy the diverse range of attractions that the city has to offer.

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Trips

€ 529.00

Ready for an exciting adventure? From Viviers the bus will take you to the kayak station. After a briefing with detailed information you will paddle on one of the world's most famous kayak trails. Through calm waters and exciting rapids, you will experience the beautiful landscape. In between, you can have a picnic before you paddle back to the valley station.

Price:

€ 529.00

Duration:

approx. 4.5h

Transport:

Kayak and walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

€ 95.00

Up to 300 metres deep, the Ardèche has carved out the typical limestone, forming one of the most beautiful landscapes in France. This includes the fairy-tale grottos. Along the river you will drive to one of the numerous grottos of the area, such as the Grottes des Madeleines with its subterranean halls. Continuing your trip to one of the lavender producers in the Ardèche-area, you will be shown the different types and species of lavender, as well as their usage in medicine, decoration and perfume production.

Price:

€ 95.00

Duration:

approx. 5.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

Please note: the temperature in the Grotto is only about 15° C, please take warm clothing with you.

La Voulte

Arr 01:00 pm Dep 01:30 pm

The picturesque small town La Voulte-sur-Rhône makes the perfect backdrop for the 14th century castle that rises out of the midst of its old town. Once you’ve spotted it from the riverside, it will make you want to stroll through the old town and explore its history.

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What a city! Everyone should see Lyon if they have the opportunity. With its old town – a UNESCO Word Heritage Site – its narrow alleyways, rear courtyards, popular quays and large squares on the Presqu’île, as well as the more than 200 sights that are illuminated after dark, this city takes visitors on an extraordinary journey through different eras and cultures. And right on its doorstep, to the north-west, is Beaujolais. Enjoy fine food and wine and spellbinding views on your Rhône cruise. Idyllic destinations await you here.

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A-ROSA Premium all inclusive

Enjoy your most beautiful time with maximum comfort and with the all-round carefree package: A-ROSA Premium all inclusive.

Your desired cabin? Voilà! Sauna, fitness area, pool? Always at your service! Top culinary menus? Enjoy your meal! Attractive discounts on all massage and beauty treatments? Of course! Plus all transfers and many other benefits that will always put a smile on your face, while you have nothing to do but think about your next wish.

  • Indulge all day, every day: Comprehensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets with live-cooking stations, embarkation refreshment and daily teatime snack
    NEW: The choice between a-la-carte dining and buffet-style dinner as well as special Welcome & Farewell dinners*
  • High-quality drinks throughout the day: including tea, speciality coffees, water, soft drinks, beers, wines as well as a wide selection of sparkling wines, cocktails, and long drinks (also available outside dining hours)
  • NEW: Culinary treats such as midnight snacks and regional delicacies included on many journeys
  • NEW: An included half-day excursion with regional highlights during the day and a special culinary experience onboard in the evening (cruises of 7-nights+)
  • Increased Super Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 31 Dec 2022 and increased Early Booking Discounts until 28 Feb 2023 and 31 Aug 2023
  • NEW: Room service for all cabin grades
  • Kids up to 15 years of age cruise for free on deck 1**
  • Free change of reservation until 30 days prior to departure
  • NEW: Our Destination Scouts will help you make the most of every city experience with insider tips and recommendations
  • Varied onboard entertainment programme
  • NEW: Performances by regional artists (up to twice a week on cruises 7 nights+)
  • NEW: Special & Event Cruises in the off-peak seasons
  • 15 % discount on wellness and beauty treatments at SPA-ROSA
  • NEW: A-ROSA App & free e-bikes for independent exploration (first come, first served basis)
  • Ship transfers
  • Free WiFi (excluding streaming services)

* A-ROSA SENA: An à la carte dinner will be available at the SENA GRILL for a surcharge. | A-ROSA ALVA: served main course at dinner
** Up to 15 years of age: kids travel for free on deck 1, if accompanied by one full fare paying adult (G-grade cabins 2 adults). Deck 2 and above 30% child discount. For the A-ROSA ALVA (Douro) and A-ROSA SENA (Rhine) other children’s discounts may apply.
*** A-ROSA ALVA: E-bike rental not available.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 28 Feb 2023 and you will benefit from our attractive Super Early Booking Discount (limited contingent).

  • Varied gourmet buffets with regional and seasonal specialities
  • Live cooking à la minute
  • No seating or dress code; last but not least, free table times ensure a relaxed atmosphere among the guests
  • A wine list adapted to the region
  • Indoor and outdoor restaurant as well as barbecue buffet on the sun deck of selected ships

Choose exactly the cabin you like. If available, we will book your desired cabin with cabin number.

Dates & Prices

Arrival & Hotel

OUTBOUND & RETURN FLIGHT; E.G. WITH LUFTHANSA, AIR FRANCE/KLM, AUSTRIAN AIRLINES, EUROWINGS, SWISS

From various German airports to Lyon, incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

Flights from € 369 per person

A-ROSA Rail & Cruise

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn/TGV from German train stations Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe and Mannheim to Lyon.

Outward & return journey and 1 overnight stay at Hotel Radisson Blu incl. breakfast from € 338 per person (without BahnCard, 2nd class).

ARRIVE ON YOUR OWN - AND PARK SAFELY!

If you plan your arrival individually, we offer you a parking space in a guarded car park for the length of your cruise.

Price 5 nights € 109 per car (Lyon / roofed parking space)
Price 7 nights € 109 per car (Lyon / roofed parking space)
Price 14 nights € 109 per car (Lyon / roofed parking space)

This distinctive hotel is located in the heart of Lyon, right between the Rhône and the Saône. The rooms and junior suites combine French charm with modern elegance. The hotel was refurbished in 2013 to meet state-of-the-art standards, making it one of the most modern buildings behind an old facade in Lyon. All rooms have air conditioning, a phone, a TV and other comforts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Prices include city tax.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 169 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 279 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 209 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 349 p. P.

This grand building is located between the Rhône and the Saône rivers in the heart of the city. The 74 rooms and suites feature an attractive mixture of modern design and antiques. As well as other standard comforts, all rooms have free Wi-Fi. The hotel is an exclusive address for guests who love French elegance and appreciate friendly service. Prices include city tax.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

MON - THU

Double occupancy

€ 159 pp

MON - THU

Single occupancy

€ 269 pp

FRI - SUN

Double occupancy

€ 149 pp

FRI - SUN

Single occupancy

€ 249 pp

MON - THU

Double occupancy

€ 179 pp

MON - THU

Single occupancy

€ 309 pp

FRI - SUN

Double occupancy

€ 169 pp

FRI - SUN

Single occupancy

€ 289 pp

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Lyon is located on the top floors of the Tour Part-Dieu tower and offers its guests a breathtaking view over the city and the Alps. This hotel, recently renovated, impresses with its modern and elegant design. A stylish hotel with excellent service that makes a stay in Lyon unforgettable. For travellers arriving by TGV, the Radisson Blu is perfectly located right next to Lyon-PartDieu train station. For more information about travelling by TGV, click here.

We would be pleased to make you an offer based on daily updated rates.
For further information, please contact servicea-rosade

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA LUNA

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A-ROSA LUNA