Trip Type : River Cruise
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A-ROSA STELLA - Route Classique

A-Rosa Cruises
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
8 days
From: $ 2,399 $ 300 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • France is the most popular holiday destination in the world
  • Visit on "Vieux Lyon", a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit the oldest building on Mâcon
  • See the attraction St Philibert Church built in Burgundian Romanesque style and dating back to the 11th century.

Short Description

Picture why France is the most popular holiday destination in the world: experience savoir-vivre in pure culture. You start in Lyons, the city where the Rhône and Saône kiss. Then you discover the wine-growing areas of the Côte d’Or with their excellent wines and the unique scenery of Burgundy. Then it’s on to Arles and Avignon. And at the end? Ideally, you’d like to start your journey again from the beginning!

These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Trip Type River Cruise
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Lyon
End City Lyon

Trip Includes

  • Instead of wine only at lunch or dinner, you choose from a full bar menu from mixed cocktails, fine regional wines and spirits throughout the ship in all venues, all day with A-ROSA ’s Open Bar policy, plus all sodas, coffee, tea, juices and bottled water
  • Excursions are not assigned to you as they are other riverboats. On A-ROSA, you receive up to 200€ onboard credit per person (equivalent up to 250 USD) to choose those excursions best suited to your interests and lifestyle.  We believe this is not a “one size fits all” experience and you should be in control of your vacation
  • There are sumptuous buffets with preparation stations for you to enjoy in the dining room or al fresco on the top deck if casual & comfortable is your definition of a great dining experience.  Or perhaps you enjoy a served dinner service with delectable cuisine, surrounded by fine linens, crystal & china in a semi-private environment - all included in the cost when booked with David Morris International. Whatever you decide, you can design the perfect setting for you
  • Comfortable accommodations, most with French or full balconies. Your new home away from home provides complimentary bottled water, flat screen
  • TV, complimentary use of robes and slippers while sailing and plenty of storage.
  • Modern ships complete with spa, sauna and gym, pools or whirlpools, putting green and a large covered area topside for your dining and sightseeing pleasures
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the ship, including your stateroom
  • Pre-Paid port taxes and fees
  • Optional Coach & Business class air from any gateway across North America & Australia

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Itinerary

Day 1: Lyon
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 queue” – the gourmet town. Furthermore, it is known for its high-quality silk products and the Basilica of Notre-Dame die Fourvière above the city.

Day 2 Mâcon

Mâcon 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 Mâcon is located on the Place aux Herbes. The house is practically entirely covered with unique woodland sceneries.

Day 3: Chalon-sur-Saône

Record your memories on camera here – and spare a thought for Joseph Nicéphore Nièpce, who in 1826 took the first photo in the world with an eight-hour exposure time. Learn more at the Maison de la photography. Nearby are the famous cities Beaune and Dijon.

Day 4: Tournus

Tournus is a small town with a population of about 6000 inhabitants on the right bank of the Saône 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
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 queue” – the gourmet town. Furthermore, it is known for its high-quality silk products and the Basilica of Notre-Dame die Fourvière above the city.

Day 5: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
*Stop for excursion handling only

Day 5: Avignon

“On the bridge of Avignon, we all dance there” – the words of a folk song from the 15th-century pay tribute to the unbridled joie de vivre at the foot of the Palace of the Popes. And this joie de vivre is still very much alive today.

Day 6: Avignon

“On the bridge of Avignon, we all dance there” – the words of a folk song from the 15th-century pay tribute to the unbridled joie de vivre at the foot of the Palace of the Popes. And this joie de vivre is still very much alive today.

Day 6: Arles
Even if you haven’t yet paid the ancient Roman town a visit, you’re sure to recognise 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

Stop for excursion handling only

Day 7: La Voulte

Stop for excursion handling only

Day 8: Lyon

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 Fourvière above the city.

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Ship Name

A-Rosa Stella

Ship Stats

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

A-ROSA STELLA

SHIPYARD

 Neptun Werft GmbH, Warnemünde      

PASSENGERS

Max. 174 guests

CABINS

86 outside cabins

LENGTH

125,8m

WIDTH

11,4 m

SPEED

max. 24km/h

DRIVE SYSTEM

two 800 kW/overall 2.174 PS

BUILD IN

2005 A-Rosa Stella

FLAG

Germany

Ship Description

Whatever you’re looking for on vacation – you will find it on board the A-ROSA cruise ships on the Rhône/Saône. Seeking for privacy or cozy companionship, the comfort and calmness, wellness at the SPA-ROSA: Everything is possible.

Lots of space for relaxation and recreation - but also for fitness and well-being. There are an outdoor pool on the sun deck and shuffleboard and a putting green. And the best on holiday: leave the daily lives with his compulsions behind. Therefore, aboard the A-ROSA cruise ships there’s a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Deck & Cabin Plans

Deck 1

Category S

Comfortable cabins

Generous cabins: 14,5 m² to feel good

Category C/D: Modern and timeless design and French balcony for a perfect view

Category S: affordable and family friendly with sofa bed

SPA-ROSA

First-class spa offerings with products from BABOR and ST. BARTH

Generous SPA-area with gym

Professional trainers

Beauty and cosmetic treatments

Panorama sauna as well as a steam bath

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Cancellation Policy:

In the unfortunate event a participant must cancel travel, notice to us must be via email to reservations@arosacruises.com, which must include a return receipt and read notation, or other writing stating clearly and correctly each passenger’s name, ship name, start and end date of the cruise and a brief statement of the reason for cancellation. Other forms of notice are not sufficient. The cancellation date is the date on which we receive the written cancellation notice. A name change or substitution of participant is also treated as a cancellation in that all cancellation charges apply. Please see “Changes” clause above for exceptions.

Cancellation Penalties are per-person, based on the cancellation date, as follows:

Days Prior To Sailing and Cancellation Penalty:

Deposit – 121 : 10% of the total fare per person

61 – 120 : 15% of the total fare per person

31 – 60: 50% of the total fare per person

0 – 30: 100% of the total fare per person

Cancellation charges also apply to additional charges for upgrades, transfers and other pre-purchased services. Insurance premiums are strictly non-refundable. After travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of any cruise or cruise tour.

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