AROSA

7 Night Rhone River Cruise

 

DAY 1: Lyon

Board your ship in Lyon where you will be welcomed by the crew. In the evening, the ship will take a leisurely cruise through Lyon's Old Town as you enjoy your first gourmet dinner on board. The old town "Vieux Lyon" features Renaissance houses making it worthy of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is for gourmets too: Lyon is dubbed "la ville de gueule" the gourmet town. Furthermore it is known for its high-quality silk products and the Basilica of Notre-Dame die Fourvire above the city.

DAY 2: Mâcon

Your ship arrives into Mâcon in the early hours and you have the rest of the day to explore the southernmost town of the Burgundy region. Here, you will notice that the town has a slight Mediterranean feel, with canal tile roofs and buildings painted in soft pastel colours. Macon nowadays is known for being a vibrant and lively town. You can take a walk on the main business roads (Rue Carnot, Rue Dombey) for shopping or relax in one of the many cafes. The oldest building in Macon is located on the Place aux Herbes. The house is practically entirely covered with unique woodland sceneries.

DAY 3: Chalon-sur-Saône

Your cruise continues north to Chalon-sur-Saône in southern Burgundy today. With its rich cultural heritage and traditions, this town represents a magnificent image of the Burgundy region. From here, you can join an optional excursion into the heart of Burgundy, passing through the notable wine villages of Pommard, Mersault, Chassagne and Puligny. In Beaune itself you will have time to stroll around the picturesque old town and you will visit one of the leading wine producers of the region. During the afternoon, you may wish to take a cycling tour along the 'Chemin Vert', a path surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern France.

In the early evening, your ship makes a brief stop at Tournus where you can disembark for an optional visit to the fascinating cloister at Cluny. After the trip, return to the ship as she turns and heads south towards Lyon. Tournus is a small town with a population of about 6000 inhabitants on the right bank of the Saone in the Burgundy region. A major tourist attraction is the St Philibert Church built in Burgundian Romanesque style and dating back to the 11th century.

DAY 4: Lyon

Your ship will spend the best part of the day in Lyon, a stunning city located at the confluence of the Rhone and Saone. Here, you can join an optional tour of the city by coach which will take you to the old town, or Vieux Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also visit an old silk printing shop to learn about the French silk industry which made Lyon the city it is today.

DAY 5: Avignon

Today's port of call is the ancient city of Avignon. During the afternoon you can take an optional walking tour of the city. Visit the Palais des Papes, see the Church of St Agricol and walk up to the viewpoint at Rocher des Domes where you will appreciate some fantastic views of the river valley and the famous 'Pont d'Avignon'. The ship will remain moored in Avignon overnight.

DAY 6: Avignon - Arles

This morning is free for you to explore Avignon further at your own pace. Reboard the ship in time for lunch and during the afternoon, your cruise continues south to Arles. The afternoon's optional tour takes you into the heart of the Camargue, an area known for its white horses, flamingos and wonderful beaches. Visit the lovely village of Saintes Maries de la Mer with its Gypsy Church. Even if you haven't yet paid the ancient Roman town a visit, you're sure to recognize pictures of it. Vincent van Gogh painted Arles in 187 of his works. A few of his motifs have today been restored to their original state. The famous Camargue is also very close to Arles

DAY 7: Viviers - La Voulte

This morning the ship arrives into Viviers, in the Southern Ardeche. Here you can join an optional excursion which takes you through one of the most beautiful landscapes in Southern France. Your tour will include a visit to one of the numerous caves in the area, such as the Grottes des Madeleines, which has no less than 25 subterranean halls, or the Grotte Chauvet, home to the oldest cave paintings in the world. You will also enjoy a visit to one of the Ardeche's lavender producers to learn about the different types of lavender and their uses. At lunchtime, your ship calls at La Voulte in the heart of the Ardeche before continuing her journey north along the Rhone.

DAY 8: Lyon

Your cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Lyon for your onward journey.

 

Lyon to Lyon

Day Port Arr Dep Comments
1 Lyon   8:00pm Embarkation 3:00pm
2 Macon 8:00am 2:30pm optional tour to Beaune
3 Chalon sur Saone 5:30pm 6:00pm  
3 Tournus 9:30pm    
4 Lyon   12:00pm Morning to Explore this charming town
5 Avignon 6:30am   Option afternoon tour
6 Avignon   12:00pm Free time in the morning
  Arles     optional Tour of Arles
7 Viviers 8:30am 9:00am  
  La Voulte 12:00pm   Short stop at noon
8 Lyon     Disembarkation 8:00am

- subject to changes -

2018 Per Person Cruise Only Fares

Departure Category S - Lower Deck aft cabin w/ portholes Category A - Lower Deck cabin w/ portholes Category C - Middle Deck cabin w/ french
balcony
Category D - Upper Deck cabin w/ french balcony
07-Apr-18
$1484
$1753
$2159
$2294
14-Apr-18
$1484
$1753
$2159
$2294
21-Apr-18
$1484
$1753
$2159
$2294
28-Apr-18
$1754
$2023
$2496
$2631
05-May-18
$1754
$2023
$2496
$2631
12-May-18
$1754
$2023
$2496
$2631
19-May-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
26-May-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
02-Jun-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
09-Jun-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
16-Jun-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
23-Jun-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
07-Jul-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
04-Aug-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
18-Aug-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
25-Aug-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
01-Sep-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
08-Sep-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
15-Sep-18
$2024
$2293
$2766
$2901
22-Sep-18
$1754
$2023
$2496
$2631
29-Sep-18
$1754
$2023
$2496
$2631
06-Oct-18
$1484
$1753
$2159
$2294
13-Oct-18
$1484
$1753
$2159
$2294

* N0 Single Supplement

Single Rate is 40% extra on Cat A and 60% on Cat C and D.

REGULAR Rate includes: cruise and port taxes, listed INCLUDED excursions and a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening. Sightseeing excursions are not included and can be booked onboard the ship.

RosaDP

 

Deck 3
Cabins are Cat D with
French doors

 

Deck 2
Cabins are Cat C with 
French doors


Deck 1
2 front cabins  are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A