14nights

Rhône Route Intensive

Itinerary

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

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

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.

Ausflüge

<p>Auf der „Route des Grands Crus“ fahren Sie durch sanft geschwungene Weinberge nach Dijon, in die historische und heutige Hauptstadt Burgunds. Vom imposanten Palast der Herzöge aus wurde bereits im 14. und 15. Jh. ein gewaltiges Reich regiert. Die großen Herzöge wie Philipp der Kühne förderten als Mäzene die schönen Künste. Noch heute zeigt sich diese Großzügigkeit an vielen Plätzen. Nach etwas Freizeit geht es wieder zurück zum Schiff.</p>

Preis:

€ 45

Dauer:

ca. 4,5 h

Unterwegs mit:

Bus und zu Fuß

Chalon-sur-Saône

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.

Tournus

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.

Mâcon

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.

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.

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.

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 St. Louis

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.

Arles

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 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?

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

Haben Sie in Avignon schon mal übernachtet? Sicher werden Sie auf dem A-ROSA Schiff in Avignon gut geschlafen haben. Sie genießen den Start in den Tag mit einem schönen Frühstück an Bord und lassen Avignon nochmal auf sich wirken, bevor die Reise auf der Rhône weitergeht.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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

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.

Ausflüge

<p>Tournon ist ein malerisches Dorf am Ufer der Rhône. Urkundlich erstmals im 8. Jh. erwähnt, zeigen sich noch Spuren vergangener Zeiten in der historischen Altstadt. Sehenswert sind u.a. das Schlossmuseum sowie die Stiftskirche im Stil der Spätgotik. Der „Garten Eden" liegt inmitten der alten Befestigungsanlagen und ist eine bei Touristen beliebte grüne Oase der Innenstadt von Tournon. Von der terrassenförmig auf einem Hügel angelegten Gartenanlage bietet sich bei guten Witterungsbedingungen ein herrlicher Blick auf das Weinanbaugebiet von Tain l'Hermitage. Eine kleine&nbsp; Weinprobe mit eigens produzierten Weinen runden diesen wunderbaren Ausflug ab.</p>

Preis:

€ 35

Dauer:

ca. 3 h

Unterwegs mit:

Bus und zu Fuß

Ausflüge

<p>Auf nach Gallien! Von Julius Cäsar vor über 2.000 Jahren gegründet, wurde Vienne während der Römischen Kaiserzeit die zweite Hauptstadt Südgalliens und zeitweilige Kaiserresidenz. Vom Reichtum dieser Zeit zeugen noch heute zahlreiche Baudenkmäler wie der Tempel des Augustus und der Livia, der Garten der Kybele und ein antikes Theater. Sehenswert sind aber auch das gegenüberliegende Tour des Valois und vor allem die romanisch-gotische Kathedrale SaintMaurice mit einem riesigen Flamboyant-Fenster. Vom 4. Jh. bis Ende des 18. Jh. war sie Sitz des Erzbischofs.&nbsp;</p>

Preis:

€ 22

Dauer:

ca. 2 h

Unterwegs mit:

Bus und zu Fuß

Sie erleben den Tag bei Ihrer Flussreise auf der Rhône in der französischen Metropole Lyon. Die Stadt lädt Sie ein, sie so richtig kennenzulernen. Und bei Ihrer Overnight haben Sie auch die Gelegenheit die Stadt am Abend zu erkunden. Die hell erleuchteten Sehenswürdigkeiten in der Dunkelheit sind sicher nochmal ein Highlight der Reise. Und bei einem Drink auf dem Sonnendeck haben Sie nochmal einen schönen Blick auf die Stadt.

Ausflüge

<p>Gleich am Schiff macht Sie Ihr Segway-Instructor mit Ihrem Ausflugsvehikel vertraut. In einer kleinen Gruppe erkunden Sie dann auf zwei dicken Reifen die Altstadt von Lyon mit ihren beeindruckenden Sehenswürdigkeiten. Ganz nebenbei erleben Sie das französische Lebensgefühl hautnah. Nach der ca. zweistündigen Tour über die Halbinsel fahren Sie zurück zum Schiff.</p>
<p><strong>Hinweis: </strong>Dieser Ausflug ist auf Anfrage. Bitte treten Sie mit Ihrem Cruise Manager an Bord in Kontakt.</p>

Preis:

Abhängig von Gruppengröße und Saison;

genaue Informationen erhalten Sie vom Cruise-Manager an Bord.

Dauer:

ca. 1,5 h

Unterwegs mit:

Segway

Hinweis:

Ausflug auf Anfrage

<p>Nicht grundlos erhielten die Lyoner Markthallen den Beinamen „Paul Bocuse“. Der Meisterkoch ist ein Sohn der Stadt und geht hier selbstverständlich einkaufen. Gut möglich also, dass Sie ihn oder einen seiner Kollegen hier treffen. Vielleicht sind Ihre Sinne aber auch ganz auf das Probieren kleiner Köstlichkeiten gerichtet. Doch Frankreichs zweitgrößte Metropole hat noch viel mehr zu bieten: Ihre Tour führt weiter durch die Innenstadt mit ihren großartigen Sehenswürdigkeiten.</p>

Preis:

€ 55

Dauer:

ca. 4 h

Unterwegs mit:

Bus und zu Fuß

Verpflegung:

kleine Proben in den Markthallen

<p>Eine nächtliche Tour durch Lyon ist etwas ganz Besonderes: 200 Sehenswürdigkeiten, darunter Brücken und Denkmäler, werden stimmungsvoll beleuchtet. Lassen Sie sich nicht entgehen, wie die Basilika von Fourvière wie ein Ufo über dem Hügel schwebt oder die Oper einem bunten Schmuckkästchen ähnelt. Im Lichterglanz offenbart die Stadt ihre geheimnisvolle Seele.</p>

Preis:

€ 39

Dauer:

Abendtour, ca. 1,5 h

Unterwegs mit:

Bus und zu Fuß

<p>Wo Rhône und Saône zusammenfließen, liegt Lyon. Während der Rundfahrt sehen Sie die zum UNESCO-Welterbe gehörende Basilika Notre-Dame-de-Fourvière. Ein Spaziergang durch die wunderschöne Altstadt führt Sie an von der italienischen Renaissance geprägten Häusern und dem römischen Theater vorbei. Anschließend besuchen Sie eine Seidendruckerei und tauchen ein in die Welt dieses feinen Stoffs, der Lyon berühmt und reich gemacht hat.&nbsp;</p>

Preis:

€ 39

Dauer:

ca. 3,5 h

Unterwegs mit:

Bus und zu Fuß

<p>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.&nbsp;</p>

Preis:

€ 49

Dauer:

ca. 3,5 h

Unterwegs mit:

Bus und zu Fuß

Schade, das ist der letzte Tag Ihrer Rhône-Kreuzfahrt. Genießen Sie zunächst das üppige Frühstück an Bord. Danach haben Sie bestimmt nochmal die Gelegenheit einen Blick auf die wunderschöne Metropole Lyon zu werfen, bevor es auf die Heimreise geht. Heimweh nach dem A-ROSA Schiff und der Rhône mit seinen traumhaften Landschaften in Frankreich ist nicht ausgeschlossen. Bis bald und Ahoi!

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
  • 15% discount on treatments in our SPA-ROSA
  • Transfer between railway station or airport and ship
  • Bathroom amenities and bathrobe in the cabin
  • On-board entertainment
  • Port charges
  • many other services

Book now your trip with the "Premium all inclusive" package until 28 Febuary 2019 or until 31 August 2019 (for trips October 2019 - January 2020) 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

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.

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, 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.

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 € 175 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 30.11.2018 and € 129 per person when booked from 01.12.2018 (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

€ 159 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 269 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 199 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 329 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

€ 199p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 349 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 229 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 389 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.–14.07.2019 | 02.09.–30.11.2019

Double occupancy

€ 169 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 299 p. P.

Season 1: 27.05.–14.07.2019 | 02.09.–30.11.2019

Double occupancy

€ 145 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 249 p. P.

Season 2: 01.03.–26.05.2019 | 15.07.–01.09.2019

Double occupancy

€ 155 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 259 p. P.

Season 2: 01.03.–26.05.2019 | 15.07.–01.09.2019

Double occupancy

€ 169 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 299 p. P.

Season 1: 27.05.–14.07.2019 | 02.09.–30.11.2019

Double occupancy

€ 179 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 329 p. P.

Season 1: 27.05.–14.07.2019 | 02.09.–30.11.2019

Double occupancy

€ 164 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 289 p. P.

Season 2: 01.03.–26.05.2019 | 15.07.–01.09.2019

Double occupancy

€ 174 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 299 p. P.

Season 2: 01.03.–26.05.2019 | 15.07.–01.09.2019

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

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA LUNA

A-ROSA LUNA