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Colours of the Rhône

French Waterways

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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 includes beer, wine, sparkling wine, cocktails, spirits and soft drinks.

7 Nights

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Day 1 UK to Lyon


Travel by Eurostar from St Pancras 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 to Mâcon.

Lyon Rhone France Europe

Day 2 Chalon-sur-Saône

Chalon sur Saone

The historic town of Chalon-sur-Saône was 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 for Lyon, pausing briefly in Tournus for excursion participants to rejoin her.

Chalon-sur-Saone Burgundy France Europe

Day 3 Mâcon

Cluny Abbey

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.

Macon Burgundy France Europe

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 on an optional guided tour of the Roman 'City of Light'. Set sail again this afternoon.

Lyon Rhone France Europe

Day 5 Avignon


Set within its own great walls, the medieval city of Avignon was once the centre of the Papal court and, as such, is known as the 'City of Popes'. Explore the city independently and see Avignon’s renowned 12th-century Pont St Bénézet, the bridge which features in the French nursery song Sur le Pont d'Avignon, but which now stops halfway across the river! A-ROSA STELLA will moor here overnight.

Avignon Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France Europe

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. An optional excursion this afternoon explores the unspoilt coastal landscapes of Camargue. Set sail again later tonight.

Arles Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France Europe

Day 7 At leisure


Spend the morning cruising the Rhône, enjoying the facilities on board the ship. Pause briefly in Viviers to perhaps join an optional excursion revealing the stunning Ardèche Valley. Sail overnight to Lyon.

Lyon Rhone France Europe

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.

Lyon Rhone France Europe

Please note

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.

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