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Provencal Rhone and the Camargue

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Overview

2 Included Excursions
  • Visit Macon, renowned for its wonderful wines
  • Explore historic Chalon-sur-Saone
  • Sample Lyon, France’s capital of gastronomy
  • Marvel at ancient Avignon
  • Admire Arles and the natural beauty of the Camargue

Join our enchanting cruise along the Rhone, the second longest river in France, which meets the River Saone at Lyon. Among the many bridges that cross the Rhone is the world-famous Pont d'Avignon. Take in the diverse scenery of southern France with mesmerising views, lush vineyards and ancient cities to explore.
This expertly-planned river cruise includes a visit to the scenic Burgundy region, deservedly renowned for its fine wines, and you’ll get the chance to sample them for yourself while we’re here.

We also include a visit to the stunning Camargue region, home to some breathtaking natural beauty. You’ll sail along the beautiful Rhone on the impressive A-Rosa Stella, whose panorama lounge and dance floor give you the chance to watch the world float by or to bust a move with your fellow cruisers!

And why not indulge yourself in the on-board spa, with high-quality body and beauty treatments from trained professionals, or keep active in the gym, where you’ll find modern cardio equipment to help you stay in shape after enjoying the tempting on-board cuisine! The perfect Rhone river cruise experience...

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Itinerary

Day One UK to France
Across to Calais then onwards to our hotel in France for dinner and an overnight stay. (D)

Day Two Embark in Lyon, cruise to Macon 
We continue to Lyon and board the MS A-ROSA STELLA in Lyon and commence our cruise sailing overnight to Macon.  (B,D)

Day Three Macon to Chalon-sur-Saone 
Early this morning we arrive in Macon, famous for its celebrated white wines. Macon has a distinctly Mediterranean feel with colourful houses and terracotta roof tiles. This evening we continue our cruise overnight to the lively town of Chalon-sur-Saone.  (B,L,D)

Day Four Chalon-sur-Saone to Lyon 
A morning in Chalon-sur-Saone. The main focal point of this historic city is Saint Vincent Square dominated by the impressive cathedral. Explore Ile Saint Laurent where the former 15th century Belfry has spectacular views. After lunch our cruise continues to Lyon.  (B,L,D)

Day Five Lyon to Avignon 
The morning is spent in Lyon. Proud of its reputation as France’s capital of gastronomy, Lyon boasts over 1,800 eateries offering a wide range of local specialities. The unique ‘Traboules’, found in the old town, are narrow passageways connecting the ancient streets. Later, we continue sailing along the Rhone towards Avignon. (B,L,D)

Day Six Avignon 
Arrival in Avignon early afternoon. This Roman city is famous for its ancient town centre, medieval ramparts, the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon, famed in song; all classed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We moor overnight in Avignon. (B,L,D)

Day Seven Avignon to Arles 
Following a morning at leisure we continue our cruise to Arles, a city which inspired some of Vincent Van Gogh’s best works; with a Roman amphitheatre, shaded squares, cafes and restaurants. This afternoon enjoy an included excursion to the Camargue, an area of outstanding natural beauty with marshland teaming with wildlife. Overnight sailing to Aries.  (B,L,D)

Day Eight Arles to Lyon 
Our final days scenic cruise along the Rhone towards Lyon. There will be brief stops at Viviers in the morning and La Voulte-sur-Rhone.  (B,L.D)

Day Nine Disembark in Lyon to Overnight hotel in France
We enjoy breakfast before disembarking in Lyon and continue to our overnight hotel in France for dinner and overnight stay. (B,D)

Day Ten France to UK
We return to the UK, via Calais.  (B)

Extras included on this holiday

FREE drinks on board

FREE drinks on board including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, fruit juice, soft drinks, speciality coffee and teas.

MS A-ROSA STELLA

The impressive A-ROSA STELLA first set sail in 2005 and she cruises on the splendid Rhone. The spacious sun deck provides the ideal surroundings in which to relax in style, watching ever-changing scenery float by.

You’ll find plenty of recliners and sunshades to make time spent on the sun deck is comfortable, and the outdoor restaurant offers a truly unique dining experience.

You’ll find plenty to do, with shuffleboard, giant chess and a putting green making your cruise a fun, sociable  experience, the panorama lounge and dance floor give you the chance to watch the world float by or to bust a move  with your fellow cruisers! And why not indulge yourself in the on-board spa, with high-quality body and beauty treatments from trained professionals, or keep active in the gym, where you’ll find modern cardio equipment to help you stay in shape after enjoying the tempting on-board cuisine! And after a workout, what could be better than a visit to the panoramic sauna or steam sauna?

With all this and more to enjoy, plus a casual dress code, you’ll find it so easy to relax and enjoy yourself on board the MS A-ROSA STELLA – a truly stellar river cruising experience!

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Burgundy Wine Route and Tasting

Join us as we follow the famous Burgundy wine route, known as the ‘Champs-Elysees’ of Burgundy. Take in the splendid vineyards and admire the amazing scenery, before we travel onwards to a local vineyard. Here, we enjoy a wine tasting experience, allowing us to sample some of the famous wines this region is known for. 

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The Camargue

Join us as we enjoy the opportunity to admire the stunning natural beauty of the Camargue, situated between the arms of the River Rhone. We will then make our way to the charming village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, known for its gypsy gatherings, where we will enjoy free time to explore at leisure.

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Optional Excursions

Beaune

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Evening visit to Avignon

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Lyon Guided City Tour

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