7nights

Rhône Route Gourmet

Itinerary

Rhône Cruise
Routenkarte Rhone Route Gourmet

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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Tournus

Arr 08:00 am Dep 09:00 am

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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Chalon-sur-Saône

Arr 12:30 pm Dep 08:00 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

€ 55

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:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 4,5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

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

€ 59

After a short drive, you will reach the small, impressive Château de Pierreclos in the middle of its vineyards. The château and its 12th century Romanesque chapel offer a wonderful view over the Beaujolais. A guided tour of the château will take you back to the Middle Ages. Afterwards, you will taste the wines from the château's own wine cellar before the excursion continues to a traditional goat farm. Here you will learn everything about the production of the traditional goat cheese of the Mâcon region and of course you can also taste it.

Price:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Hint:

vormittags

Provisions:

tasting

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

€ 69

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:

€ 69 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Hint:

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

€ 479

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:

€ 479 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

kayak

Hint:

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

Arles

Arr 08:00 am Dep 02:00 pm

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

€ 55

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:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

€ 92

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:

€ 92 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Jeep

Hint:

Driver is also the guide.

€ 65

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:

€ 65 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Hint:

Please note: this excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online. Horseback riding excursion only; transfer can be organised seperately on board.

Avignon

Arr 06:30 pm

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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Avignon

Dep 12:00 pm

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

€ 29

In the market hall you will experience the daily life of the locals. Even the country's top chefs are often seen here. After a ten-minute walk through the city's cosy lanes, your A-ROSA chef will take you to the huge building with its uniquely planted outside facade. Your chef will put together the best delicacies for you to taste.

Price:

€ 29 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

by foot

Hint:

Please note: limited number of passengers; market hall closed on Mondays

Provisions:

Limited number of participants.

Markthalle von Avignon
€ 329

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:

€ 329 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Hint:

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

€ 35

Through narrow alleys and past the numerous small city palaces, chapels and churches, this excursion will lead you to the famous Palais du Pape. In the beginning of the 14th century Pope Clemens V settled here, followed by further popes and cardinals. The visit of this fortified site takes you to the great halls, to the chapels, to the private chambers of the Pope and to the terrace with magnificent views of Avignon and the Rhône. Each year in July, one of the largest theatre festivals in the world takes place around the palace. After visiting the palace you will pass the church of St. Agricol and to the ruins of the famous Pont d’Avignon.

Price:

€ 35 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

by foot

Rundgang durch Avignon mit Papstpalast

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Arr 02:30 pm Dep 03:00 pm

Just a couple of kilometres away from the Rhône, you’ll find Châteauneuf-du-Pape – not to be confused with the wine-growing region of the same name in the Rhône valley. The town’s main attraction is the ruin of the Avignon popes’ summer residence.

Vienne

Arr 09:30 am Dep 10:00 am

Trips

€ 59

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:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Provisions:

small samples in the market hall.

Lyon

Arr 01:30 pm

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

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 two-hour tour across the peninsula you will return to the ship.

Price:

€ 99 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

Segway

Hint:

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

€ 499

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:

€ 499 per reservation for max. 6 persons

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

minivan and by foot

Hint:

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

€ 329

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:

€ 329 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

by foot

Hint:

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

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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Dates & Prices

Arrival & Hotel

OUTBOUND & RETURN FLIGHT; E.G. WITH LUFTHANSA, AUSTRIAN AIRLINES, EUROWINGS, KLM, SWISS 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 € 89 per car (Lyon / roofed parking space)
Price 7 nights € 89 per car (Lyon / roofed parking space)
Price 14 nights € 145 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

€ 339 p. P.

This magnificent ensemble of four Renaissance buildings dating from the 14th to the 16th century is located in the heart of Lyon’s old town, clustered around a covered courtyard. Cour des Loges impressively combines the special charm of earlier eras with contemporary design and outstanding comfort. The hotel also offers rooms with open fires and a garden. Spoil yourself during your stay by trying the hotel’s haute cuisine or visiting the hotel spa – or even better: both! Prices include city tax.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 209p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 369 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 239 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 409 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

Double occupancy

€ 149 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 259 p. P.

Season 1: 27.05.–14.07. | 02.09.–30.11.2020

Double occupancy

€ 169 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 299 p. P.

Season 1: 27.05.–14.07. | 02.09.–30.11.2020

Double occupancy

€ 149 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 249 p. P.

Season 2: 01.03.–26.05. | 15.07.–01.09.2020

Double occupancy

€ 159 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 259 p. P.

Season 2: 01.03.–26.05. | 15.07.–01.09.2020

Double occupancy

€ 169 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 299 p. P.

Season 1: 27.05.–14.07. | 02.09.–30.11.2020

Double occupancy

€ 189 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 339 p. P.

Season 1: 27.05.–14.07. | 02.09.–30.11.2020

Double occupancy

€ 169 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 289 p. P.

Season 2: 01.03.–26.05. | 15.07.–01.09.2020

Double occupancy

€ 179 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 309 p. P.

Season 2: 01.03.–26.05. | 15.07.–01.09.2020

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 159 p. p.

Single occupancy

€ 179 p. p.

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA LUNA

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A-ROSA LUNA