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Rhône Route Gourmet

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Rhône Cruise
Routenkarte Rhone Route Gourmet

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

Tournus

Arr 08:00 am Dep 09:00 am

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

Chalon-sur-Saône

Arr 12:30 pm Dep 08:00 pm

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

Trips

€ 49

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:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 4,5 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

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

Trips

€ 49

Nach einer kurzen Fahrt erreichen Sie das kleine, eindrucksvolle Schlößchen Château de Pierreclos inmitten seiner Weinberge. Das Schloss und seine romanische Kapelle aus dem 12. Jahrhundert bieten einen wunderbaren Blick über das Beaujolais. Bei einer Führung durch das Château  werden Sie nahezu ins Mittelalter versetzt. Anschließend verkosten Sie die Weine aus dem Schlosseigenen Weinkeller, bevor Sie der Ausflug weiter führt zu einer traditionellen Ziegenfarm. Hier erfahren Sie alles über die Herstellung des traditionellen Ziegenkäses der Region Mâcon und dürfen diesen natürlich auch probieren. 

Price:

€ 49 pro Person

Duration:

ca. 4 h

Transport:

Bus und zu Fuß

Hint:

vormittags

Provisions:

Verkostung

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.

Trips

€ 67

Over the course of millions of years, the typical limestone of the Ardèche formed 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:

€ 67 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

Hint:

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

€ 479

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

Price:

€ 479 per reservation for max. 4 persons

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Hint:

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

Arles

Arr 08:00 am Dep 02:00 pm

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

Trips

€ 52

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:

€ 52 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

€ 92

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

Price:

€ 92 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Jeep

Hint:

Driver is also the guide.

€ 72

Zwischen Avignon und Arles erhebt sich die kleine Gebirgskette Alpilles. An ihrem Südhang liegt Les Baux-de-Provence, im Mittelalter Hochburg der Minnekunst. Beim Bummel durch die Gassen wird die bewegte Geschichte dieses Orts wieder lebendig. Beeindruckend ist auch der Blick über die Ebene, über der Les Baux-de-Provence wie eine Festung thront. Von hier aus liegt das nächste Ziel nicht allzu weit entfernt - die Carrières des Lumières. Dieser ehemalige Steinbruch mit seinen Höhlen dient heutzutage als atemberaubende Kunstaustellung, bei der Sie das Gefühl bekommen mittem im Kunstwerk zu stehen. Mit Licht und Laserprojektion werden die Kunstwerke an die Höhlenwände geworfen, so dass die ganze Höhle zum erleuchteten Kunstwerk wird. 

Price:

€ 72 pro Person

Duration:

ca. 4,5 h

Transport:

Bus und zu Fuß

Hint:

Kann auch in umgekehrter Reihenfolge stattfinden.

€ 55

The Camargue is a paradise not only for the white wild horses, but also for riders. In the middle of the landscapes, south of Arles, several ranches offer wonderful excursions. Whether you'd prefer a short ride or a day trip, your cruise manager on board will be happy to give you further information, arrange the excursion time according to your personal wishes and also organise the transfer.

Price:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Hint:

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

Avignon

Arr 06:30 pm

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

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!

Trips

€ 32

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

Price:

€ 32 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

on foot

Rundgang durch Avignon mit Papstpalast
€ 29

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

Price:

€ 29 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

on foot

Provisions:

Limited number of participants.

Markthalle von Avignon
€ 319

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.

This excursion is only offered on the following travel date: 15.08.2020

Price:

€ 319 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

Hint:

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

Vienne

Arr 09:30 am Dep 10:00 am

Trips

€ 49

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:

€ 49 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

Bus and on foot

Provisions:

small samples in the market hall.

Lyon

Arr 01:30 pm

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

Trips

€ 45

Nach nur 45 Minuten Fahrt erreichen Sie einen der spektakulärsten Orte Frankreichs: Pérouges. Das Bild der Stadt, gegründet in vorchristlicher Zeit, wird heute geprägt von mittelalterlichen Bauten. Wegen seines historischen Flairs haben bereits einige Filmemacher hier gedreht. Und wenn Sie auf dem gepflasterten Dorfplatz stehen, werden Sie sich selbst wie in einem Mittelalterfilm fühlen.

Price:

€ 45 pro Person

Duration:

ca. 3,5 h

Transport:

Bus und zu Fuß

€ 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:

People Carrier and on foot

Hint:

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

€ 329

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

Price:

€ 329 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

on foot

Hint:

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

€ 92

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

Price:

€ 92 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

Segway

Hint:

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

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

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.

  • 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

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.

Spacious and 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.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with Juliette balcony. 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.

Spacious and comfortable outside cabin with Juliette Balcony. 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.

Arrival & Hotel

Outbound & Return flight, e.g. with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Air France, KLM, Swiss

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

Flights from € 349 per person

By TGV (French High-Speed train) straight to Lyon

By TGV to Lyon in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn from € 179 per person

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 € 89 per car (roofed parking space)

Arrival and departure to/from Lyon by bus from/to Freiburg

You can reach Freiburg easily by train from various German cities by lunchtime then travel comfortably to Lyon with the A-ROSA bus.

Bus € 99 per person until 30.11.2019 and € 129 per person when booked from 01.12.2019 (fixed price).

Please book the bus by phone at our Service Center +49 (0) 381 - 202 60 01 (Mon-Fri 8am-20pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm).

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 façade in Lyon. All rooms have air conditioning, a phone, a TV and other comforts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Prices include city tax.

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 169 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 279 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 209 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 339 p. P.

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

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 209p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 369 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 239 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 409 p. P.

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

Included services

Overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 149 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 259 p. P.

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

Double occupancy

€ 169 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 299 p. P.

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

Double occupancy

€ 149 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 249 p. P.

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

Double occupancy

€ 159 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 259 p. P.

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

Double occupancy

€ 169 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 299 p. P.

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

Double occupancy

€ 189 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 339 p. P.

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

Double occupancy

€ 169 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 289 p. P.

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

Double occupancy

€ 179 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 309 p. P.

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

We recommend the IntercityHotel Freiburg***. For further information, please contact servicea-rosade.

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