Discover the Best of France and Switzerland and combine it with an unforgettable river cruise on the Rhône and Saône rivers for a beautiful 2 week European vacation.
Start in Paris with a 2 nights stay, visit the famed Versailles Palace before heading into the wine region of Burgundy and visiting the beautiful historic cities of Dijon and Beaune. Visit a mustard museum before heading to the Rhône river for embarkation of the luxurious A-ROSA Stella, your home for the next 7 nights. Discover all the major ports on the Saône and the Rhône on your way to Avignon and back. Enjoy great food and wine and try for yourself some French “Laissez Faire” while the landscape passes by.
After 8 days aboard the Stella it will be time to say good bye to the crew and discover Switzerland; and it’s alpine beauty by land: be amazed by the mountain passes, glistening lakes and historic buildings. Perhaps take an optional train ride on the famed Golden Pass, before arriving in Zurich, from where you will bid farewell to this fantastic trip and newfound friends.
Note: The 2016 September departure starts in Zurich and ends in Paris. All other inclusions remain the same.
7-Night River Cruise on Rhône and Sâone Rivers: Aboard A-ROSA Stella in booked cabin category.
5-Nights Hotel Accommodations: On land portion based on twin/double accommodations in moderate hotels.
Sightseeing: Special events as listed. A full program of optional shore excursions will be available at extra cost.
Meals: All meals on cruise, daily breakfast and three dinners on land tour. For 2017 departure only: in addition to all meals, also all beverages on the cruise are included.
Service: A professionally trained tour director and cruise host who is knowledgeable on the local area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience. For 2017 departure only: Receive 15% discount on all spa treatments booked onboard.
Baggage Handling: To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of checked baggage per person.
Not Included: Air transportation to & from your home city. Check the low add-on airfares from your closest airport in the box to the right. Airline checked baggage fees may apply and are not included.
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- Full day sightseeing in Paris during a two night stay
- Visit the famous Versailles Palace, where Marie Antoinette once resided
- See magnificent Dijon and the beautiful Burgundy region, and visit to a local mustard factory and museum
- Experience Lyon known for quality silk products and the Basilica of Notre-Dame die Fourvière
- Dance on the famous bridge in Avignon
- Experience some of the most spectacular views the Swiss Alps have to offer
- Visit the city of Bern, an UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Tour the Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, dubbed the “Essence of Switzerland”