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Visit: Lyon, Tournus, Chalon-sur-Saône, Mâcon, Viviers, Arles, Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vienne

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Day 1: Lyon

Depart Lyon: 9:00pm

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.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Tournus - Chalon-sur-Saône

Arrive Tournus: 8:00am  |  Depart Tournus: 9:00am  |  Arrive Chalon-sur-Saône: 12:30pm  |  Depart Chalon-sur-Saône: 8:00pm

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.

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Mâcon

Arrive Mâcon: 4:00am  |  Depart Mâcon: 1:00pm

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Viviers

Arrive Viviers: 12:30pm  |  Depart Viviers: 10:00pm

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Arles - Avignon

Arrive Arles: 8:00am  |  Depart Arles: 2:00pm  |  Arrive Avignon: 6:30pm

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!

Day 6: Avignon - Châteauneuf-du-pape

Depart Avignon: 12:00pm  |  Arrive Châteauneuf-du-pape: 2:30pm  |  Depart Châteauneuf-du-pape: 3:00pm

Enjoy the morning in Avignon before we continue our days journey.  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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Vienne - Lyon

Arrive Vienne: 9:30am  |  Depart Vienne: 10:00am  |  Arrive Lyon: 1:30pm

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Lyon

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
 

Cruise Package Includes:

  • River cruise in the booked cabin category and choice of your preferred cabin (subject to availability)
  • Including flight from/to Germany: The flight to Porto and back from many German airports is already included
  • Transfers between Porto airport and ship
  • Full-board Plus: breakfast and lunch buffets, in the evening you choose your starters and desserts from the delicious buffet, the main courses are served at the table.
  • High-quality drinks throughout the day: tea, coffee and coffee specialities, soft drinks, beers, sparkling wine and a selection of wines, cocktails and long drinks. Excluded are specialities and drinks subject to surcharges as well as champagne
  • Discount for children 25% (limited)
  • English and German speaking cruise guide
  • Wifi free of charge
  • 15% discount on treatments in our SPA-ROSA
  • Free use of on-board facilities such as sauna & fitness
  • Mineral water in the cabin
  • Entertainment programme
  • Many other services

 

Not Included:

  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Arrival and departure transfers to / from the ship
  • Port charges

 

 

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Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and cruises are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. 

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: Cruise
  • Departures: 15 May 2021
  • Cities Visited: Lyon, Tournus, Chalon-sur-Saône, Mâcon, Viviers, Arles, Avignon, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vienne
  • Price From: Not Available
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