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The Rhone, Burgundy and Provence by Air

8 days from £1439*
Departing: April - October 2019
* Price shown: 12 October 2019 from MAN - MAN
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Enjoy the choice, comforts and casual atmosphere of cruising, A-ROSA style, as you explore this delightful region of Southern France.

Your Premium All-inclusive cruise is the perfect way to experience the Rhone. Soak up the sun as you watch the world slip by on the top deck, head to the gym for a workout or take advantage of great discounts on treatments in the on-board SPA-ROSA. Later, why not organise an early evening meal with friends, make new ones at the bar or book a special meal in the ship's reserved dining area?

Step aboard in Lyon to cruise north into the Saone, to lively, Burgundian Macon with its cafe-lined riverbank and brightly painted half-timbered houses. Sail on to historic Chalon, gateway to the Cote d'Or wine region, stop briefly in Tournus, which shelters on the riverbank beneath the remains of its Romanesque abbey, then cruise gently back to Lyon.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Sailing north into the Saone to Macon and Chalon
  • Saint-Philibert de Tournus - all that remains of the town's Benedictine abbey
  • Overnight stays in Lyon and Avignon
  • Included guided tours of Lyon and Avignon
  • Calls in Roman Arles, medieval Viviers and La-Voute-sur-Rhone
  • Embark A-ROSA STELLA in Lyon
  • Seven nights' Premium All-Inclusive cruise accommodation
  • Buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board
  • A large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks all day long
  • On-board activities and entertainment
  • Return flights from the UK to France or Switzerland
  • Included coach transfers from the airport to the ship

Deck plans

Take a look at the layout of the ship for this cruise.

Your Itinerary

Day One

Fly to Lyon or Geneva, and transfer to the dock to board A-ROSA STELLA. Your Rhone river cruise begins tonight, leaving you free to spend your time getting to know the ship and enjoying your first dinner on board.

Day Two

You'll arrive in Macon in the early morning. This famed wine-producing town on the banks of the Saone boasts a lively, cafe-lined promenade. Spend the day shopping, relaxing with a drink or explore the city's cultural highlights such as the Museum of Fine Arts or Macon Cathedral. In the mid-evening, A-ROSA STELLA leaves Macon and continues her voyage north.

Day Three

Before dawn you will arrive in Chalon-sur-Saone, France. This historic Cote d'Or town has a beautiful medieval quarter, a fascinating wine museum and a museum dedicated to local hero Joseph Niepce, now generally considered the true inventor of photography.

A-ROSA STELLA leaves Chalon in the early afternoon and turns south, heading to Tournus. She'll stop briefly here, then continue south overnight.

Day Four

At dawn you'll arrive in Lyon, where the Rhone turns south towards the Mediterranean. An included city tour will bring France's UNESCO-listed 'second city' to life. A prosperous gateway to both the Alps and sun-kissed Provence, for centuries this city was the wealthy centre of the silk trade. After enjoying Lyon, you'll head out again in the afternoon and begin a pleasant, scenic cruise down the Rhone.

Day Five

Around lunchtime today you'll arrive at Avignon, the historic City of the Popes. One of Europe's best-preserved medieval strongholds, Avignon is dominated by the monumental Palais des Papes. The engaging, bustling city is centred on the Place d'Horloge, which is lined with cafes and market stalls -perfect for watching the world go by. Join a guided tour this evening to discover the city as night falls, and don't miss the crumbling remains of the Pont St-Benezet or the "pont d'Avignon" from the famous French folk song.

Day Six

Spend the morning pottering around the streets of Avignon and finishing the remainder of your sightseeing. A-ROSA STELLA departs at noon, and cruises still further south to Arles.

Once the capital of Roman Gaul, Arles is home to some superb ancient ruins. See the painstakingly unearthed baths, chariot racetrack and the elegant skeleton of Les Arenes amphitheatre. The great cathedral of St-Trophime and several fascinating museums add to the attraction of this city that so inspired both Van Gogh and Gauguin.

Your river cruiser will depart tonight, and begin the long, gentle journey back upriver.

Day Seven

Enjoy a final day on-board A-ROSA STELLA relaxing on the sun-deck (weather permitting) or in the pool, and enjoying the benefits of your Premium All-inclusive package. Around lunchtime you'll make a brief stop in La Voulte-sur-Rhone before continuing your voyage back to Lyon in the afternoon and overnight.

Day Eight

Say farewell to A-ROSA STELLA, the crew and your fellow passengers as you disembark and join your included transfer back to the airport.

Departure Airport Date Price From
BRS
BRS 13 April 2019 £1649
BRS
BRS 27 April 2019 £1639
BRS
BRS 25 May 2019 £1849
BRS
BRS 13 July 2019 £1879
BRS
BRS 17 August 2019 £1909
BRS
BRS 07 September 2019 £1869
BRS
BRS 12 October 2019 £1439
EDI
EDI 13 April 2019 £1689
EDI
EDI 27 April 2019 £1679
EDI
EDI 25 May 2019 £1879
EDI
EDI 13 July 2019 £1919
EDI
EDI 17 August 2019 £1939
EDI
EDI 07 September 2019 £1909
EDI
EDI 12 October 2019 £1479
LGW
LGW 13 April 2019 £1649
LGW
LGW 27 April 2019 £1639
LGW
LGW 25 May 2019 £1849
LGW
LGW 13 July 2019 £1879
LGW
LGW 17 August 2019 £1909
LGW
LGW 07 September 2019 £1869
LGW
LGW 12 October 2019 £1439
LHR
LHR 13 April 2019 £1759
LHR
LHR 27 April 2019 £1749
LHR
LHR 25 May 2019 £1979
LHR
LHR 13 July 2019 £1979
LHR
LHR 17 August 2019 £2009
LHR
LHR 07 September 2019 £1969
LHR
LHR 12 October 2019 £1549
LTN
LTN 13 April 2019 £1649
LTN
LTN 27 April 2019 £1639
LTN
LTN 25 May 2019 £1849
LTN
LTN 13 July 2019 £1879
LTN
LTN 17 August 2019 £1909
LTN
LTN 07 September 2019 £1869
LTN
LTN 12 October 2019 £1439
MAN
MAN 13 April 2019 £1649
MAN
MAN 27 April 2019 £1639
MAN
MAN 25 May 2019 £1849
MAN
MAN 13 July 2019 £1879
MAN
MAN 17 August 2019 £1909
MAN
MAN 07 September 2019 £1869
MAN
MAN 12 October 2019 £1439
Southend
Southend 13 April 2019 £1689
Southend
Southend 27 April 2019 £1679
Southend
Southend 25 May 2019 £1879
Southend
Southend 13 July 2019 £1919
Southend
Southend 17 August 2019 £1939
Southend
Southend 07 September 2019 £1909
Southend
Southend 12 October 2019 £1479

A-ROSA Stella 

Each of A-ROSA's elegant river cruise vessels has been built specifically for the river upon which it sails, offering spacious, contemporary public areas, light, bright cabins and a casual-yet-stylish cruising experience.

Further Information

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Optional shore excursions

Optional excursions are available on all cruises. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled.

Tipping

Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. At the end of the cruise you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the reception and the suggested amount is five Euros per guest per day. Of course, you are free to tip individual crew members at any time, should you wish.

Disabled guests and guests in need of assistance

All ships have stairs, are not equipped with lifts, and may not be suitable for passengers with restricted mobility.

Dress code

The dress code on board and ashore is comfortable and casual; we recommend that you bring sturdy footwear for excursions. For the restaurant we recommend smart casual dress. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for evenings out on deck.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in accordance with A-ROSA's conditions of use. You can request a login and password from reception. Internet reception is limited and will vary from location to location.

Luggage

Where possible, we recommend non-rigid suitcases as these are easier to store within your cabin.

Pool

A heated pool can be found on the sun deck of the following ships: A-ROSA DONNA, FLORA, SILVA and STELLA.

Whirlpool

A heated Whirlpool can be found on the following ships: A-ROSA AQUA, and VIVA.

Cabin facilities

In your cabin you will find a safe installed in the wardrobe, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, insect screens and pool towels. The power supply in your cabin is 220 V/50 Hz. All sockets are European two-pin, meaning you will need to bring an adaptor.

Air-conditioning

All A-ROSA vessels are air-conditioned throughout, with individual climate control in each cabin.

Drinking water

The water on board is potable and bottled water is provided in your cabin.

Itinerary changes

On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.