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Rhône Route Classique 2022 - A-ROSA LUNA

Itinerary

Route of the river cruise on the Rhône
Route of the river cruise on the Rhône

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

€ 72

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:

€ 72 per person

Duration:

ca. 3,5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 79

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 audio-visual 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:

€ 79 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

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

€ 59

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:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 4,5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 69

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 per person

Duration:

approx. 4,5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

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

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 by foot

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

€ 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

Level:

Moderat

Provisions:

small samples in the market hall

€ 29

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!

Only offered for the following cruise dates:09.04. | 16.04. | 16.07. | 30.07. | 13.08. | 15.10.2022

Price:

€ 29 per person

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

The zoo is closed on Tuesdays.

€ 799

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:

€ 799 per reservation for up to 2 people

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

car and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 999

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:

€ 999 per reservation for up to 6 people

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

private people carrier and by foot

Level:

Leicht

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. 6 persons

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

Viviers

Arr 06:00 am Dep 01:00 pm

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

€ 72

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:

€ 72 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 459

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:

€ 459 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

kayak and by foot

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

Arles

Arr 10:00 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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Arles

Dep 01:00 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

Level:

Moderat

€ 89

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 by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

Warm clothes recommended for the jeep tour

€ 89

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!

Only offered for the following cruise date: 09.04. | 16.04. | 16.07. | 30.07. | 13.08. | 15.10.2022

Price:

€ 89 pro person

Duration:

approx. 7,5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 349

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:

€ 349 per reservation for max. 6 Personen

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 399

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:

€ 399 per reservation for max. 6 persons

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

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 05:00 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

€ 19

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:

€ 19 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

€ 299

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 up to 6 people

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

by foot

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 399

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:

€ 399 per person

Duration:

approx. 3,5 h

Transport:

car and by foot

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

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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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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Trip Packages

€ 194

BOOK AN EXCURSION PACKAGE AND SAVE! 

The package includes several excursions at one special price. You will save compared to booking the excursions individually. Take advantage and make the most out of your A-ROSA holiday.

TOUR OF AVIGNON (approx.2.43 h)
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.

DIJON - THE CAPITAL OF THE DUKES OF BURGUNDY (approx. 4.5 h)
Anyone who knows anything about wine will have heard of Châteauneuf-du-Pape – it’s one of the most famous winegrowing regions in the world. After a short bus ride you’ll reach the centre of this small town, see a few of the famous winegrowing estates and then taste their excellent product. You’ll also learn some fascinating facts about the region and its wines. It will then be time to return to Avignon, where your A-ROSA crew awaits you.

LYON'S INDOOR FOOD MARKET AND CITY CENTRE (approx. 4 h)
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.

TOUR TO IMPRESSIVE CLUNY CLOISTE  (approx. 3.5 h)
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.

Special price: € 194 per person
Special price for children: € 135,80

Level Level:

Moderat

Hint:

The excursions take place on the corresponding travel days.

Ausflugspaket Rhône Route Classique - A-ROSA STELLA

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.

  • FullboardPlus: 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.
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management on our international ships
  • Free use of the on-board facilities such as sauna and fitness room
  • Transfer between railway station¹ or airport² and ship
  • 15% discount on treatments in our SPA-ROSA
  • Bathroom amenities and bathrobe in the cabin
  • On-board entertainment
  • Port charges
  • many other services

¹ Guests 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.

² The transfer is included when booking the flight through A-ROSA. You will receive an extra voucher with your travel documents.

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 30 Apr 2022 for dates from March to September 2022 or until 31 Aug 2022 for dates from October 2022 to January 2023 and you will benefit from our attractive 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

Double occupancy

€ 159 pp

Single occupancy

€ 269 pp

MON - THU

Double occupancy

€ 149 pp

Single occupancy

€ 249 pp

FRI - SUN

Double occupancy

€ 179 pp

Single occupancy

€ 399 pp

MON - THU

Double occupancy

€ 169 pp

Single occupancy

€ 289 pp

FRI - SUN

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.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 159 pp

Single occupancy

€ 179 pp

Triple occupancy

€ 89 pp

family room (2 adults + 2-3 children), 2 connected rooms

€ 275 per adult

family suite (2 adults + 2 children)

€ 349 pp

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA LUNA

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A-ROSA LUNA