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Rhône Route Méditerranée

Itinerary

Rhone Cruise
Routenkarte Rhone Route Mediterrane

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

€ 69

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:

€ 69 per person

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Hint:

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

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Trips

€ 35

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 private chambers of the Pope and to the terrace with magnificent views of Avignon and the Rhône. Each year in July, one of the largest theatre festivals in the world takes place around the palace. After visiting the palace you will pass the church of St. Agricol and to the ruins of the famous Pont d’Avignon.

Price:

€ 35 per person

Duration:

approx. 2,5 h

Transport:

by foot

Rundgang durch Avignon mit Papstpalast
€ 72

What could be better than diving into a cool swimming pool on a warm summer’s day? Wave Island water park promises fun for the whole family. With water slides for all ages, relaxing beaches and a surfing pool, there are plenty of ways to have a wonderful time here. There’s even a dedicated pool complex for the smallest guests, with space for them to paddle and play.

Only offered with the following cruise dates: 10.07. | 24.07. | 07.08.2021

Price:

€ 72 per person

Duration:

approx. 4,5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Hint:

includes transfers and admission

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

€ 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.

€ 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

€ 65

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:

€ 65 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

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.

Arles

Dep 09:00 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 12:30 pm 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

€ 2.499

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:

€ 2.499 per reservation for max. 10 persons

Duration:

approx. 5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot, yacht

Hint:

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

€ 55

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:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 4,5 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

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

€ 45

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:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

bus an by foot

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

€ 55

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:

€ 55 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

bus and by foot

Provisions:

small samples in the market hall

€ 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 two-hour tour across the peninsula you will return to the ship.

Price:

€ 99 per person

Duration:

approx. 1,5 h

Transport:

Segway

Hint:

Please note: 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:

by foot

Hint:

Please note: 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

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.

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Trip Packages

€ 222

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.

FRANCE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL CITY - AIX-EN-PROVENCE (ca. 4,5 h)
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.

THE CAMARGUE - A WONDER OF NATURE (ca. 4 h)
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.

LYON'S INDOOR FOOD MARKET AND CITY CENTRE (ca. 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.

ARDÈCHE GORGES AND LAVENDER SCENT (ca. 5 h)
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.

Special price for children: € 155,40

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 2021 and you will benefit from our attractive Double Super 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, AUSTRIAN AIRLINES, EUROWINGS, KLM, SWISS 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 € 89 per car (Lyon / roofed parking space)
Price 7 nights € 89 per car (Lyon / roofed parking space)
Price 14 nights € 145 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

€ 339 p. P.

This magnificent ensemble of four Renaissance buildings dating from the 14th to the 16th century is located in the heart of Lyon’s old town, clustered around a covered courtyard. Cour des Loges impressively combines 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 even better: 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

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 p. p.

Single occupancy

€ 179 p. p.

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA LUNA

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A-ROSA LUNA

A-ROSA STELLA

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A-ROSA STELLA