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Rhône Route Intensive 2024

Weingenuss auf der Rhône erleben
Avignon mit A-ROSA entdecken
Natur der Rhône mit A-ROSA bewundern

Highlights of the Lyon Rhône Cruise

Welcome to “midi” - meaning either “midday” or “high summer”.

From Lyon to Tournus, Chalon-sur-Saône, Tournus, Mâcon, Trévoux, Viviers, Port St. Louis, Arles, Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Tournon/ Tain-l´Hermitage and Vienne to Lyon.

The Rhône with its source in the Alps, the Saône with its source in the Vosges – together these two rivers created an axis of civilisation along which economic and cultural development took place. And along which one of the most beautiful cruise routes in the world is located. One more glass to go with the irresistible cuisine in the rustic wine-growing region of Burgundy? Lavish architecture and historical treasures await you on the riverbanks. Then on to Lyon! Playing hide-and-seek in the winding lanes would be an eight-year-old’s dream; adults, however, can enjoy the gourmet cuisine, the ancient relics and the commercial tradition that was established by the Romans. Downriver it gets a bit warmer, and Arles welcomes you with its laid-back atmosphere and the famous silvery light of Provence. Avignon shows off a little with its papal pomp. The journey continues, past imposing cliffs, fragrant lavender fields and Provençal villages – accompanied all the time by the sound of cicadas chirping. Everybody takes out their sunglasses, heralding the arrival at the glamorous Mediterranean coast.

Lyon mit A-ROSA genießen

Lyon

Every lovely Rhône cruise starts in Lyon – A-ROSA cruises do at least. And there is good reason for this: Lyon is a wonderful, modern city with an impressive old town and top-notch cuisine. Lyon partly owes its great culinary reputation to the award-winning French chef Paul Bocuse, who chose it as the headquarters for his brasserie, restaurant and cafe empire. The city is known for its simple yet high-quality fare, which is based on regional products and which gave the city its nickname la ville de gueule (‘the city of the palate’).

Avignon mit A-ROSA entdecken

Avignon

You’ve probably heard of the famous bridge in the song ‘Sur le pont d’Avignon’. This bridge actually exists, or at least part of it does: wars and floods reduced the bridge’s original 22 arches to 4. In 1660, after yet another flood, the bridge was abandoned. Aside from the bridge, you’re likely to be most delighted by Avignon’s palaces, wines and culture. The Papal Palace is monumentally impressive, particularly in the evening when it is illuminated by a light show.

Flusskreuzfahrt auf der Rhône

Chalon-sur-Saône

This small French city is known as the birthplace of photography – and it’s no wonder. This is the kind of place that makes you want to capture every moment forever so that you can share it with friends and family back home and reminisce. The Cathédrale Saint-Vincent – situated on the square of the same name – is one of the most-photographed sights. Its main section was constructed between the 12th and 15th century, and it is a popular subject for professional and amateur photographers, as well as people on river cruises.

Itinerary

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Wonderful! Lyon is a must-see! With its historic city centre, listed as a World Heritage Site, its narrow alleyways, courtyards, lively quays and large squares on the peninsula, and more than 200 monuments lit up at night, the city of Lyon offers the opportunity for an unusual journey through eras and cultures. And just outside the door in the north-west is the Beaujolais. Let yourself be spoilt and enchanted on your Rhône cruise. A dream is waiting for you here.

Städtereise Lyon mit A-ROSA

Tournus

Arr pm Dep 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.

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrten

Trips

Burgundy not only produces first-class wines. The region also offers towns worth visiting, such as Beaune with its legendary Hôtel-Dieu. 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 the visit, you can explore the pretty old town of the village individually before continuing to Chalon-sur-Saône.

price:

€ 79 per person

duration:

approx. 4.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

Your A-ROSA ship will cruise from Tournus to Chalon. You will go by bike. Because it's worth it! During your tour through the idyllic villages of Gigny, Marnay and Varennes to Chalon, you will have a look over the wonderful hills of Burgundy. Enjoy the picturesque landscape and the tranquil natural surrounds.

price:

€ 54 per person

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

depending on the weather, please contact reception in case of rain

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 39km

Donau Ausflug mit dem Fahrrad

Chalon-sur-Saône

Arr 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.

Flusskreuzfahrt auf der Rhône

Trips

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:

€ 69 per person

duration:

approx. 4.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Dijon mit A-ROSA besuchen

From Chalon-sur-Saône it is only few kilometres to Chemin Vert, which is one of the most beautiful bicycle tracks of France. Drive along Canal du Centre through the fascinating landscapes of famous vineyards. The grapes for the most fine wines in the world grow here: the Burgundy wines. In or close to Chagny, we will stop for a coffee break before cycling back to Chalon.

price:

€ 54 per person

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

depending on the weather, please contact reception in case of rain

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 43km

Donau Ausflug mit dem Fahrrad

Chalon-sur-Saône

Dep pm

Farewell Chalon-sur-Saône, it was lovely here. The next highlight is already waiting for you. The A-ROSA ship will sail towards the sunrise on the Saône to Tournus.

Flusskreuzfahrt auf der Rhône

Tournus

Arr pm Dep 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.

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrten

Trips

From Tournus, your trip takes you along the Wine Route to the beautiful little town of Cormantin. Cormatin is known for its castle, which was originally built in the 13th century. The construction of the castle that you see today was started in 1605, however only the north wing was preserved. You'll find out lots about this special building during a tour. The gardens of the castle are also worth seeing. On the way back you will visit the medieval church of Chapaize, whose exterior you would expect to see in Italy rather than here in Burgundy.

price:

€ 69 per person

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

Mâcon

Arr pm

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.

Mâcon in Frankreich besuchen

Today you will spend the day in the beautiful town of Mâcon. Take in the wonderful French flair and enjoy the many attractions, such as museums, bridges and castles, that this marvellous town has to offer.

Mâcon in Frankreich besuchen

Trips

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:

€ 79 per person

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

Often, simple is best. And from the saddle of your A-ROSA bike, you will experience the beauty of the Burgundy in a simple, yet breathtaking way: cycling along vineyards and the picturesque villages Prissé and Vinser. Afterwards, you will discover little treasures in Saint-Laurent-sur-Saône and Mâcon.

price:

€ 44 per person

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

depending on the weather, please contact reception in case of rain

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 23km

Donau Ausflug mit dem Fahrrad

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:

€ 89 per person

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Mâcon in Frankreich besuchen

The town houses and the former palace of the Parliament of Dombes still bear witness to its time as the capital of the Duchy of Dombes. The tower of the 14th-century feudal castle also offers a magnificent view of the Saône and the surrounding countryside.

Rhône genießen mit A-ROSA

Trips

During your bus tour you will pass wonderful vineyards and the ‘Golden Stones’. Since the Middle Ages, castles, churches and houses have been built with the sandstone. Even your first stop, Oingt, has this golden colour. While you stroll through the rustic village, beautiful houses and a medieval fort can be seen. From here you will have a wonderful view over the Beaujolais. Your next stop is one of the wine cellars where you can taste famous Beaujolais wines. Here you will experience four centuries of wine culture.

price:

€ 85 per person

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

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.

Flusskreuzfahrten mit A-ROSA

Trips

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 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Kayak and walking

level:

Anspruchsvoll

Kanu Ausflug mit A-ROSA

Join us on a journey to the breathtaking Ardèche, a hidden jewel of France that awaits you not only with breathtaking nature but also with exquisite wine. Your first stop is a lavender museum, typical of Provence, where you will learn about the diversity of lavender species and their use in medicine. On your onward journey to the Château des Amoureuses, you will stop at the famous Pont d'Arc for a photo stop. Be mesmerised by the majestic gorges and imposing rock formations. Once you arrive at the Châeteau, experienced winegrowers will explain the secrets of the local grape varieties and introduce you to the art of winemaking. Enjoy a wine tasting characterised by the aromas and nuances of the region.

price:

€ 1555 per person

duration:

approx. 5.5 h

transport:

Minivan and walking

level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

What a picture! The magnificent Renaissance castle of Grignan stands out from the lavender fields, visible from afar. The former castle and fortress was converted into a Renaissance chateau in the second half of the 17th century. Almost completely destroyed during the French Revolution, it was partially reconstructed in the 19th century and only completely rebuilt in the 20th century. Today, this jewel is a tourist magnet, as is the collegiate church of Saint-Sauveur with its impressive altar from the 17th century.

price:

€ 99 per person

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

The Rhône crosses the landscape like a dark green ribbon. And you will cycle along the bank, beginning in Viviers. First you will pass the Hausberg, a local mountain and cycle through the pretty town of Donzère. Then it becomes a bit more demanding: you will cycle on a former route of the Tour de France with a longer climb. Your guide will adjust speed to ensure that everyone can keep up. And the effort is definitely worth it: the magnificent descent back to Viviers takes you past Châteauneuf-du-Rhône.

price:

€ 44 per person

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

depending on the weather, please contact reception in case of rain

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 19km

Donau Ausflug mit dem Fahrrad

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:

€ 89 per person

duration:

approx. 5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Lavendel der Provence mit A-ROSA bewundern

Port St. Louis

Arr pm Dep pm

Around 40 kilometres south of Arles and some 65 kilometres west of Marseilles is the small port city of Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône. The town is located on the left bank of the Rhône, just a few kilometres from the mouth of the river to the Mediterranean Sea. Here you’ll have the opportunity to become better acquainted with the Camargue and the Rhône. And the view from the Saint Louis tower will confirm just how stunning the Rhône region really is.

Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône entdecken mit A-ROSA

Trips

A private yacht will meet you in Port Saint Louis and take you off on a very special tour. In this area the Rhône Delta branches out into small arms through the Camargue, creating a unique landscape. In fact, the area is so wet that it’s even possible to grow rice here. During your tour you’ll take in stunning natural scenery and little villages – and you’ll have the chance to discover the famous Camargue horses and bulls. You’ll also sail out to a Mediterranean oyster farm, where you’ll learn all about how these shellfish are bred. And, naturally, there’ll be an opportunity for you to sample some oysters paired with a local wine.

price:

€ 2299 per reservation for max. 10 people

duration:

approx. 5 h

transport:

Yacht and walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Rhône Flusskreuzfahrt mit A-ROSA

That’s what the French say, anyway. But the only way to be sure is to experience the charm of Provence’s former capital for yourself. We recommend that you begin your excursion by sampling some delicious calissons d’Aix, local sweets made with almonds and melon. Preferably in one of the many cafés along the elegant Cours Mirabeau. Or you could follow in the footsteps of Paul Cézanne, the great Impressionist artist, who had a studio in Aix. And after you’ve had a look around the city, there’ll still be enough time to purchase a typical Provençal souvenir, such as herbs or soap.

price:

€ 75 per person

duration:

approx. 5.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Aix En Provence mit A-ROSA erleben

Welcome to an exquisite excursion where you can savour the delicate delights of oysters and wine. Immerse yourself in culinary experiences and experience the perfection of this delicious combination in one of the most beautiful regions of France. Feel the salty sea climate and the refreshing sea breeze on the way to the oyster farm. Learn how organic oysters are grown and processed. With a glass of organic wine, you can of course also slurp the fresh oysters. You can't get any closer to the sea than this.

price:

€ 139 per person

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

limited number of participants

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

Arles

Arr 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?

Arles bei einer Flusskreuzfahrt erleben

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?

Arles bei einer Flusskreuzfahrt erleben

Trips

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 per reservation for max. 6 people

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Explore Arles individually - English-speaking private tour guide for up to 6 people

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:

€ 699 per reservation for max. 6 people

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Riding and walking

level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

Camargue mit A-ROSA erleben

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 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 5 h

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

Kochkurs in Arles besuchen

The former seat of government of Friedrich Barbarossa is – together with Marseille – one of the oldest towns in France. The town is widely associated with Vincent Van Gogh too. His stay in Arles was one of his most productive phases for paintings and drawings: he created more than 300 works of art within 15 months. Although none of his works of art are displayed in Arles, Van Gogh’s spirit is all over. Retrace the steps of former times and enjoy the present at the same time. A visit to the amphitheatre should not be missed.

price:

€ 29 per person

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

City walk through Arles

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:

€ 69 per person

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Rhône Flusskreuzfahrt mit A-ROSA

Discover and observe numerous bird species in their natural environment. The Parc Ornithologique covers 60 hectares and is home to the birds of the Camargue. Walk through the park, enjoy the birdsong and hundreds of pink flamingos. Then set off by jeep on a wonderful adventure across the Camargue. The Camargue is an Eldorado for nature lovers and freedom lovers. Say hello to the white wild horses and enjoy the unique nature and beautiful landscapes.

price:

€ 89 per person

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Jeep and walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

Warm clothes recommended for the jeep tour

Camargue mit A-ROSA bewundern

Quaint villages, white wild horses and pink flamingos - that is the Camargue. Explore the untouched flood plain in the saddle of your A-ROSA bicycle. You will cycle past vast rice fields and the famous Camargue bulls - the meat is a real delicacy - until arriving in Étang de Vaccarès. With a little luck, we will see some flamingos here at the salt water lagoon. The next stop is Arles, which is a well-known thanks to Van Gogh's masterpieces. During a coffee break, you can admire the imposing amphitheatre from the Roman period.

price:

€ 54 per person

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

depending on the weather, please contact reception in case of rain

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 43km

Donau Ausflug mit dem Fahrrad

You will not get enough of this beautiful city in Provence. Set off on an exploration tour on the 2nd day of your stay in Arles, then you are sure to learn even more facts about what makes this city so special and quench your thirst for knowledge.

Arles bei einer Flusskreuzfahrt erleben

Trips

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 per reservation for max. 6 people

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Explore Arles individually - English-speaking private tour guide for up to 6 people

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:

€ 699 per reservation for max. 6 people

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Riding and walking

level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

Camargue mit A-ROSA erleben

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 per reservation for max. 4 people

duration:

approx. 5 h

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

Kochkurs in Arles besuchen

The small Alpilles mountain range rises between Avignon and Arles. On its southern slope lies Les Baux-de-Provence, a stronghold of the art of minstrelsy in the Middle Ages. Strolling through the alleys, the turbulent history of this town comes alive again. The view over the plain, above which Les Baux-de-Provence towers like a fortress, is also impressive. From here, the next destination is not that far away - the Carrières des Lumières. This former quarry with its caves now serves as a breathtaking art exhibition where you get the feeling of standing in the middle of a work of art. With light and laser projection, the artworks are thrown onto the cave walls, turning the whole cave into an illuminated work of art.

price:

€ 89 per person

duration:

approx. 4.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

can also take place in reverse order

Baux de Provence mit A-ROSA erleben

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!

Avignon Flussreise mit A-ROSA

Trips

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 per reservation for max. 6 people

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Avignon mit A-ROSA erleben

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:

€ 729 per reservation for max. 2 people

duration:

approx. 1.5 h

transport:

Transfer, walking and flight

level:

Moderat

Hint:

Excursion depends on weather conditions.

Lavendel der Provence mit A-ROSA bewundern

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.

price:

€ 929 per reservation for max. 2 people

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

Car and walking

level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

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

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is included on your cruise. Please book online in advance.

Städtereise Avignon mit dem Schiff

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:

€ 79 per person

duration:

approx. 5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Die Ockerfelsen mit A-ROSA erleben

Avignon

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Have you ever stayed overnight in Avignon? You will certainly have had a good night’s sleep on the A-ROSA ship in Avignon. Enjoy the start of the day with a nice breakfast on board and take in Avignon once again before continuing your journey on the Rhône.

Avignon Flussreise mit A-ROSA

Trips

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 per reservation for max. 6 people

duration:

approx. 2.5 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Avignon mit A-ROSA erleben

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:

€ 729 per reservation for max. 2 people

duration:

approx. 1.5 h

transport:

Transfer, walking and flight

level:

Moderat

Hint:

Excursion depends on weather conditions.

Lavendel der Provence mit A-ROSA bewundern

In the morning, Avignon is still wonderfully quiet. The perfect time to explore the city and its exciting history by bike. After witnessing the sun rise over the Rhône, you will explore the enormous Pope's Palace and many other sights. The relocation of the Pope's seat to Avignon in the 14th century also provided the city with gothic churches, monasteries and other splendid buildings. The morning light also illuminates the small island Barthelasse with a fantastic atmosphere. Here, you will cycle through lush nature.

price:

€ 39 per person

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

depending on the weather, please contact reception in case of rain

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 20km

Donau Ausflug mit dem Fahrrad

The 2,000-year-old Pont du Gard is an extraordinary ancient structure. It proudly overlooks the tortuous Gardon Valley, bearing eternal witness to the power of the Roman Empire. Even today, it’s impossible to take in its breath-taking size and impressive architecture without feeling completely awestruck. After a short drive you’ll reach this imposing natural site and visit the impressive aqueduct first. You’ll then have plenty of time to look around the museum, where there is lots to see and discover – even for our youngest guests.

price:

€ 75 per person

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Provence bei einer Flussreise erleben

Anyone who is even minimally involved with wine has heard the name before. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the most famous wine-growing towns in the world. After a short bus ride, you will reach the centre of the small town, see some of the famous wineries and then enjoy a sample of this great grape juice. You will learn interesting facts about the region and its wines. You will return directly on board in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where your A-ROSA crew is already waiting for you.

price:

€ 79 per person

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Weinregion in Frankreich mit A-ROSA bewundern

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Just a couple of kilometres away from the Rhône, you’ll find Châteauneuf-du-Pape – a famous wine-growing region in the Rhône valley. The town’s main attraction is the ruin of the Avignon popes’ summer residence.

Picturesque Tournon lies on the bank of the Rhône – you will be able to admire it from the river. The Rhône region’s mild climate has allowed Le Jardin d’Eden park in Tournon to really flourish. It is a real oasis of relaxation. For nature lovers, it’s also the perfect place for discovering new plants and trees, and is a must-see attraction. The town, which is near Lyon, also has a lot to offer for culture fans and history buffs.

Weinberge der Tain-l’Hermitage erkunden

Trips

Let yourself be enchanted by the picturesque landscape of the Côte du Rhône on this cycle tour. As you cycle down the slopes of the Tain l'Hermitage vineyards, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the majestic Rhône. Surrounded by the scent of ripe grapes, you will explore the region, which is known for first-class wines such as Saint Joseph and Cornas. The romantic atmosphere is reflected in every detail, and the ever-changing scenery of vineyards, villages and riverbanks makes this cycle tour an unforgettable experience.

price:

€ 49 per person

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

Bicycle

level:

Sportlich

route length:

29

Hint:

weather dependent, please contact reception in case of rain

Weinberge der Tain-l’Hermitage erkunden

Tournon is a picturesque village on the banks of the Rhône. First mentioned in documents in the 8th century, traces of past times can still be seen in the historic old town. Worth seeing are the castle museum and the collegiate church in late Gothic style. The "Garden of Eden" lies in the middle of the old fortifications and is a green oasis in the centre of Tournon that is popular with tourists. From the terraced garden on a hill, there is a magnificent view of the wine-growing area of Tain l'Hermitage in good weather conditions. A small wine tasting with specially produced wines rounds off this wonderful excursion.

price:

€ 42 per person

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

The multifaceted Vienne was once an important Roman city and, thanks to its location on the Rhône, the gateway to the heart of France. A number of ancient buildings from this period can still be seen today. For example, there is a Roman theatre, which is still used for events such as the summer jazz festival. There is also a very well preserved Roman temple in Vienne, surrounded by an impressive portico.

neues entdecken mit A-ROSA

Trips

Let´s go to Gaul! Founded by Julius Caesar over 2,000 years ago, Vienne became the second capital of southern Gaul during the Roman Empire, and temporary imperial residence. Numerous monuments such as the Temple of Augustus and Livia, the garden of the Cybele and an antique theatre are still witnesses to the riches of this period. Also worth a visit are the Tour des Valois with its Romanesque-Gothic Saint-Maurice cathedral with a huge flamboyant window which is located opposite to the city's other sights. From the 4th century until the end of the 18th century it was the seat of the archbishop.

price:

€ 25 per person

duration:

approx. 2 h

transport:

walking

level:

Moderat

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

Spend the day on your river cruise on the Rhône in the French metropolis of Lyon. This city invites you to really discover it. And during your overnight stay, you will also have the opportunity to explore the city at night. The brightly illuminated landmarks in the evening hours are definitely a highlight of the trip. And while enjoying a drink on the sun deck, you will have yet another lovely view of the city.

Städtereise Lyon mit A-ROSA

Trips

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 per reservation for max. 6 people

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

german tour guide only

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Städtereise Lyon mit A-ROSA

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 per reservation for max. 6 people

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Private Minivan

level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Lyon erleben mit A-ROSA

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 per person

duration:

approx. 1.5 h

transport:

Segway and walking

level:

Anspruchsvoll

Segway Tour durch Budapest mit A-ROSA

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 expert is waiting for you. Once you arrive at the culinary studio, 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:

€ 1599 per reservation for max. 7 people

duration:

approx. 2.41 h

transport:

Private Minivan and walking

level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Städtereise Lyon mit A-ROSA

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:

€ 69 per person

duration:

approx. 4 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

Lyon Städtereise mit A-ROSA

Would you like to experience Lyon’s hustle and bustle? Then get in the saddle and cycle through Lyon! A highlight of this refreshing tour is a stop at the market halls Les Halles, where fresh produce and products for fine Lyon cuisine are on display. Let your eyes wander over the huge Place Bellecour and watch the ever-hungry pigeons. Finally, you will have a view over the whole city from Fourvière Hill.

price:

€ 49 per person

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

depending on the weather, please contact reception in case of rain

level:

Sportlich

Hint:

Distance: approx. 10km

Donau Ausflug mit dem Fahrrad

After a 45-minute drive, you will reach one of the most spectacular places in France: Pérouges. The image of the town, founded in pre-Christian times, is characterised today by medieval buildings. Because of its historical flair, several filmmakers have already shot here. And when you stand on the cobbled village square, you will feel like you are in a medieval film yourself.

price:

€ 62 per person

duration:

approx. 3.5 h

transport:

Bus and walking

level:

Moderat

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

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:

€ 999 per reservation for max. 2 people

duration:

approx. 3 h

transport:

Private car and walking

level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

A-ROSA Flusskreuzfahrt Ausflug

Your unforgettable river cruise on the Rhône River comes to an end. Firstly, enjoy the lavish breakfast on board. Afterwards, you will certainly have another opportunity to catch a glimpse of the beautiful city of Lyon before setting off on your journey home. Homesickness for the A-ROSA ship and the Rhône River with its marvellous landscapes in France is not out of the question. See you soon and ahoy!

Städtereise Lyon mit A-ROSA

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.

  • Full Board Plus: extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, additional embarkation snack and tea and coffee hour. On many cruises, seasonal supplements such as a midnight snack
  • High-quality drinks included throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks. Also besides the lunch and dinner hours. Exceptions are specialities subject to surcharges and champagne.
  • Super Early Booking Discount for bookings made until 30 June 2024; Early Booking Discounts for bookings made until 29 February 2024 or 31 August 2024.
  • A-ROSA travel cancellation insurance (booking until 30 November 2023)
  • Children up to and including 15 years of age travel free of charge on Deck 1.¹
  • Change booking one time free of charge up to 30 days prior to departure.
  • Half-day excursion included (from 7-night cruises)
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management on our international ships.
  • Comprehensive service concept with guest relations management.
  • Destination Scouts will help you make the most of every city experience with insider tips and recommendations.
  • Complimentary room service in every cabin category.²
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room.
  • A-ROSA App with information about your cruise.
  • Transfer between railway station³ or airport and ship⁴
  • 15 % discount on treatments in our SPA-ROSA
  • Free e-bikes for independent exploration⁵
  • Free WiFi (excluding streaming services)
  • Bathroom amenities and bathrobe in the cabin
  • On-board entertainment
  • Port charges

 

¹ Children up to and including 15 years of age travel free of charge when accompanied by at least one (two in Cat. G) supervising adult on Deck 1. From Deck 2 children receive a 30 % discount. Furthermore, children up to 7 years of age accompanied by 2 supervising adults can use a sofa bed free of charge on the A-ROSA SENA in categories B - D. On the A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA children accompanied by at least one supervising adult receive a 30 % discount. The children’s discount is only valid for the cruise itself. Limited availabilities on all cruises.

² Except A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA.

³Guests receive an extra voucher, valid for day of embarkation or disembarkation in Cologne and Engelhartszell. The transfer in Paris and Lyon is only included when booking the train tickets through A-ROSA.

⁴ The transfer is included when booking the flight through A-ROSA. You will receive an extra voucher with your travel documents.

⁵A-ROSA ALVA, A-ROSA ALEA & A-ROSA CLEA: E-bike rental not available.

Book now your trip with the Premium All-Inclusive package until 30 June 2024 and you will benefit from our attractive Super Early Booking Discount (limited contingent).

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

Dates & Prices

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Rhône Flusskreuzfahrt mit A-ROSA

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Rhône Flusskreuzfahrt mit A-ROSA

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, fly screen, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

A-ROSA Rhônekreuzfahrt Kabine

Spacious, comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. Elegant design and first-class materials ensure an atmosphere of well-being. Cabin facilities: safe, air-conditioning, TV, fly screen, hair dryer, bathroom with shower and toilet, sauna towel, wool blanket, telephone, bathrobe.

Rhône Flusskreuzfahrt mit A-ROSA

Arrival & hotel

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 € 298 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 € 165 per car (Lyon / roofed parking space)

OUTBOUND & RETURN FLIGHT; E.G. WITH LUFTHANSA, AIR FRANCE, SWISS

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

Flights from € 389 per person

You want a relaxed arrival and departure? Then choose one of these hotels! Your advantage: You arrive already one or two days before disembarkation and can consciously look forward to the journey with A-ROSA. Or you can let your vacation come to an end in a very juicy way before you start your journey home. All hotels are personally and carefully selected by us to round off your vacation.

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. 

We would be pleased to make you an offer based on daily updated rates.
For further information, please contact service@a-rosa.com

Included services
Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

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 pp

FRI-SUN

Single occupancy

€ 259 pp

FRI-SUN

Double occupancy

€ 159 pp

MON-THU

Single occupancy

€ 279 pp

MON-THU

Double occupancy

€ 169 pp

FRI-SUN

Single occupancy

€ 289 pp

FRI-SUN

Double occupancy

€ 179 pp

MON-THU

Single occupancy

€ 309 pp

MON-THU

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 pp

Single occupancy

€ 279 pp

Double occupancy

€ 199 pp

Single occupancy

€ 349 pp

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA LUNA

A-ROSA Flotte auf der Rhône