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Rhône Route Méditerranée 2023 - A-ROSA STELLA

Itinerary

Rhone Cruise
Rhone Cruise

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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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

€ 499

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:

€ 499 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

Kayak and walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

€ 85

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:

€ 85 per person

Duration:

approx. 5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

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

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Trips

€ 659

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

Price:

€ 659 per reservation for max. 6 people

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

Reiten und zu Fuss

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

Hint:

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

€ 779

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. 5h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 359

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. 3h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 59

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:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 5.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

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. 4h

Transport:

Jeep and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

Warm clothes recommended for the jeep tour

Arles

Dep 05:00 am

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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Port St. Louis

Arr 09:00 am Dep 07:00 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.

Trips

€ 2299

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. 5h

Transport:

Yacht and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 1099

From the ship we take you to the kitesurfing school in Port Saint Louis. Port Saint Louis offers a great place for kitesurfers, in wild nature and with a strong wind, it is a meeting point for all water sports lovers. Once there, you will receive a briefing on professional kitesurfing and all important safety rules. Afterwards, you are ready to go. Let your kite glide through the waves and enjoy the feeling of absolute freedom. An experience for beginners and advanced is waiting for you!

Price:

€ 1099 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Take a change of clothes with you

Level:

Sportlich

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online. Available from June to August

€ 75

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:

€ 75 per person

Duration:

04:30:00

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 139

Near the ship is one of the oldest monuments in the city - a lighthouse and watchtower. This is the first stop of the excursion and from the observation deck of the tower, which dates back to 1737, you will have a great view over the small town of Port Saint Louis. Afterwards, you will take the coach to Domaine Attilon, an organic winery in the heart of the Camargue. Here you will explore the winery and production and of course taste the wonderful wines. At the beach in the south of Port Saint Louis, you will briefly enjoy the view of the Mediterranean Sea, before you drive to an oyster farm nearby. The final highlight of this excursion awaits you here. You will learn how organic oysters are bred and processed here, and with another glass of organic wine you will of course be allowed to slurp the fresh oysters. You can't get any closer to the sea.

Price:

€ 139 per person

Duration:

approx. 4.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

limited number of participants

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

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Trips

€ 699

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

Price:

€ 699 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

Transfer, walking and flight

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

Excursion depends on weather conditions.

€ 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 max. 6 people

Duration:

approx. 2.5h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

included

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.

This excursion is not included in the Basic rate. You can add it for € 19 per person.

Price:

included

Duration:

approx. 2h

Transport:

walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

This excursion is included in the Premium rate. Please register for this excursion anyway so that we can register the number of participants.

€ 65

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

Price:

€ 65 per person

Duration:

approx. 5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 759

Enjoy a culinary experience in the heart of Provence for two. At the Michelin-starred restaurant La Vieille Fontaine, 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 differently.

Price:

€ 759 per reservation for 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.

€ 899

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

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

Price:

€ 899 per reservation for 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.

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.

Trips

€ 559

We take you on a hike through the second largest wine-growing region in the northern part of the French Rhône Valley. With your wine expert, you will walk past the vines to the famous vineyards of Saint Joseph and Hermitage. The famous wine route runs through the beautiful countryside and offers unforgettable panoramas. During the hike through the vineyards, a wine tasting is of course not to be missed. In Saint Joseph you will have the opportunity to taste a white wine and in Hermitage a red wine.

Price:

€ 559 per reservation for max. 4 people

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

walking, Suitable clothing and flat and closed shoes, Trekking poles recommended

Level:

Sportlich

Hint:

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

€ 49

Board a charming miniature train and take a ride through the beautiful vineyards of Tain l’Hermitage, where you’ll enjoy glorious views across the Rhône Valley and the small towns of Tain l’Hermitage and Tournon. Once the train has reached the top of the hill, you’ll sample five different wines from this well-known growing region. The train will then take you back to the ship.

Price:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 1.5h

Transport:

Miniature train and walking

Level:

Moderat

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 walking

Level:

Anspruchsvoll

€ 359

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. 4h

Transport:

only english-speaking guide

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 529

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. 4h

Transport:

Private people carrier

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 829

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

Price:

€ 829 per reservation for max. 2 people

Duration:

approx. 3h

Transport:

Private car and walking

Level:

Moderat

Hint:

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

€ 1,299

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:

€ 1,299 per reservation for max. 6 people

Duration:

approx. 2.25h

Transport:

Private people carrier and walking

Level:

Leicht

Hint:

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

€ 65

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

Price:

€ 65 per person

Duration:

approx. 4h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

€ 59

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:

€ 59 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5h

Transport:

Coach and walking

Level:

Moderat

Today is the last day of your Rhône cruise. But first: sumptuous breakfast on board. Afterwards, you will certainly have another opportunity to take a look at the beautiful metropolis of Lyon before you head home. We do not guarantee for you not getting homesick for a few more days on the A-ROSA ship and the Rhône with its fantastic landscapes in France! See you soon and Ahoy!

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A-ROSA Premium all inclusive

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

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

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

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

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package. You will benefit from our attractive Super Early Booking Discount on selected dates (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)

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA STELLA

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A-ROSA STELLA