- Vieux Lyon
Cruise through the Renaissance-style old town of the French culinary capital, Lyon.
- Burgundy Beaujolais
An optional excursion visits the birthplace of Beaujolais in Beaune, and Burgundy.
- Art in Arles
Arles was once the home of Vincent van Gogh – discover the streets which inspired his work.
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Discover the highlights of the Rhône, including Lyon, Burgundy's wine regions, Avignon and Arles…
Sail along the Rhône and uncover the secrets of Burgundy's wine regions, see Roman architecture in Avignon and Arles, and wander the cobbled streets of medieval Chalon-sur-Saône and Lyon.
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
- Free bar open 12 hours a day†
- Complimentary Wi-fi on board
- Saga Cruise Assistant
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK
- Return Eurostar travel and transfers
- Saga cocktail party
- Activities on the ship
- Chalon-Sur-Soane walking tour
- Tour Avignon and visit Popes Palace
†Free bar includes beer, wine, sparkling wine, cocktails, spirits and soft drinks.
Day 1 UK to Lyon
Travel by Eurostar from St Pancras to via Lille to Lyon, where you will transfer to your ship, A-ROSA STELLA. Soak up the evening ambience of Lyon as you cruise past the Renaissance houses of the charming old town, known as 'Vieux Lyon'. After dinner on board this evening, the ship will cruise overnight.
Day 2 Chalon-sur-Saône
Enjoy an included walking tour of the historic town of Chalon-sur-Saône, an important trading post in Roman and medieval times. It has an attractive medieval quarter of half-timbered houses surrounding the church of St Vincent. Your ship departs.
Day 3 Mâcon
With a beautiful setting in the south of Burgundy, Mâcon is famous for both its wines and its pastel-painted buildings. Seek out the cathedral, church and perhaps the 'Wooden House', recognisable by a multitude of saucy statuettes.
Day 4 Lyon
Lyon, the culinary heart of France and the capital of silk weaving, keeps many of its best secrets hidden. Explore the nooks and crannies of this ancient city.
Set sail again this afternoon.
Day 5 Avignon
Enjoy a guided exploration of medieval Avignon, located within impressive walls. Avignon was the centre of western Christianity throughout the 13th century and, as such, it was known as the ‘City of Popes. Visit the Palace of the Popes and admire this grand papal residence.
Day 6 Avignon to Arles
Depart Avignon at lunchtime and sail to Arles, arriving mid-afternoon. Its chief attraction is the astoundingly well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, now a venue for festivals, concerts and bullfights. Many of Van Gogh's works were based on vistas of Arles and there's a museum here dedicated to his work.
Set sail again later tonight.
Day 7 At leisure
Spend the morning cruising the Rhône, enjoying the facilities on board the ship. Pause briefly in Viviers and sail overnight to Lyon.
Day 8 Lyon to UK (via Lille)
After breakfast, disembark A-ROSA STELLA and travel to the railway station for your return Eurostar journey to the UK, via Lille.
Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.
Optional excursions on this cruise are only bookable onboard and subject to minimum numbers.