Rhône River Cruise & Flavors of Champagne

From $2699 (was $2949)

Per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

14 Days

Passport Required

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Rhône River Cruise Details

The most romantic city in the world. The most exclusive drink. The most beautiful river. This tour and river cruise down the Rhone is a celebration of France, highlighting the nation’s culture, history, scenery, and almost palpable joie de vivre.

Tour Includes

1 Country
  • France
Sightseeing
  • Paris
  • Versailles
  • Reims
  • Champagne Region
  • Nancy
  • Dijon
  • Beaune
  • Lyon
  • Chalon-sur-Saône
  • Trévoux
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Avignon
  • Arles
  • Viviers
  • La Voulte-sur-Rhône
Cruise Accommodations
  • 7 Nights
  • River cruise aboard A-ROSA's Stella
Hotel Accommodations
  • 5 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • All meals onboard ship
  • Daily Breakfast and 2 Dinners on land portion
Service
  • A professionally trained English-speaking local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room and cruise ship cabin throughout your tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Activity Level Easy

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Tour Highlights

  • Two nights in Paris, including a Panoramic City Tour
  • Two nights in the gorgeous Champagne Region of France
  • Included Taittinger Champagne Cellar tour and tasting
  • Morning visit to the Palace of Versailles
  • Visit the cities of Nancy, Reims and Dijon

Mandatory Vaccinations Against COVID-19

All guests, including minors, must be fully vaccinated, at least 2 weeks prior to departure, to participate. Guest vaccination requirements are currently for all departures until further notice.

Onboard Credit, Premium Beverage Package and Onboard Credit Set Sail Offers

*€100 per couple Free Onboard Credit for all cabins. Onboard discount valid on all spa treatments. Premium Beverage Package value at €598 per couple. Web prices reflect Instant Rebate pricing. Offers valid for new bookings only and subject to availability. Offer may be cancelled at any time. Click here to view additional offer details.

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Rhone River Cruise & Flavors of Champagne

Tours Starts: Paris, France

Tours Ends: Lyon, France

Day 1 & 2

Overnight flight to Paris

After your overnight flight, arrive in the “City of Light.” Guests who have booked their air with YMT will be greeted at the airport and transported to their hotel. Tonight, enjoy an included welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Apogia Hotel Paris or similar

Day 3

Paris City Tour

Today tour Paris, one of the world’s best loved cities! Take in the sights as your motor coach ventures past Bercy, home to France’s Finance Ministry and Bercy Village; the Bastille fortress; and the Marais. You'll also pass the Latin Quarter, the St. Germain area, the Louvre Pyramid, and the Opéra Garnier. Finally, see the Champs- Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Invalides, the Trocadéro, and the famous Eiffel Tower. (B)

Apogia Hotel Paris or similar

Day 4

Reims via Versailles

This morning, travel to the Palace of Versailles, where the Sun King and Marie Antoinette once reigned. Take a self-guided audio tour through the palace; see the Hall of Mirrors and the Grand Apartment before enjoying lunch and free time on your own. Continue to Reims, where you will enjoy a panoramic city tour, where you will see Tau Palace, Porte de Marte and Carnegie Library. (B)

Residhome Reims Centre or similar

Day 5

Reims and Nancy

Reims is in the heart of France’s legendary Champagne region, and is one of just 301 chalky-soiled villages whose sparkling white wines are allowed the exclusive title of champagne. Stop by the picturesque Taittinger Champagne Cellar for a tasting and tour. Founded in 1734, it is one of Reims' finest champagne houses. Continue to Nancy, where you can enjoy the evening on your own. (B)

Novotel Nancy West or similar

Day 6

Nancy and Dijon

Your day begins with a panoramic tour of Nancy. One of France’s most charming cities, Nancy is well known for its 18th century architecture including place Stanislas, and place de la Carrière. In addition, Nancy is considered an epicenter of the Art Nouveau movement. Spend the evening in Dijon. (B, D)

Mercure Centre Clemenceau or similar

Day 7

Dijon, Beaune and Embarkation in Lyon (Departs at 6:00 PM)

Continue to the village of Beaune where two highlights of Burgundy await. Explore the world of France’s favorite condiment, Dijon Mustard. Then, visit the Hotel Dieu, one of the finest Renaissance buildings in the world and a fascinating historic museum.Continue to Lyon where the crew of the A-ROSA Stella waits to greet you with a customary rose for your cabin. Settle into your room and explore the ship before dinner. In the evening, the Stella will leave the port and take you on a panoramic cruise of Old Town Lyon. (B)

Day 8

Chalon-sur-Saône (9:00 AM - 8:00 PM)

After enjoying the morning on the river, your first stop is Chalon-sur-Saône. The town where photography was born, is full of museums, historic cathedrals, and lush vineyards.

Day 9

Mâcon (2:00 AM - 2:00 PM), Trévoux (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)

Wake up in Mâcon, where much of France’s best chardonnay is produced. You can’t leave without sampling snails cooked in a flavorful combination of butter, parsley, and plenty of garlic. After a short stop in Trévoux, you’ll arrive in Lyon.

Day 10

Lyon (10:00 PM Night Before - 2:00 PM)

Wake up in Lyon and explore this beautiful city while the Stella stays in port. The old town Vieux Lyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features Renaissance houses and the medieval Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste. Lyon is also known for its high-quality silk products and the Basilica of Notre- Dame de Fourvière.

Day 11

Châteauneuf-du-Pape (10:30 AM - 11:00 PM) and Avignon (1:30AM - 6:30 PM)

After a stop in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this afternoon we will arrive in Avignon, which is full of magnificent churches, art, and architecture. In addition, the city is ringed by incredibly preserved 800-year-old stone ramparts erected to keep the plague and invaders out during the turbulent Middle Ages.

Day 12

Avignon (3:00 AM - 12:00 PM) and Arles (3:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

After a morning in Avignon, continue to the colorful town of Arles, which you’ll be able to recognize from some of the world’s most famous paintings; Vincent van Gogh painted Arles in 187 of his works. Long before Van Gogh, the Romans had discovered Arles’ beauty and made it their provincial capital, and the town still has several impressive Roman monuments. The earliest – the arena, the Roman theatre, and the cryptoporticus – date back to the 1st century B.C.

Day 13

Viviers and La Voulte-sur- Rhône (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM)

Enjoy your morning in picturesque Viviers. Located in the Rhône Ardeche region, the beautiful walled city is home to a cathedral dating back to the 12th century and an ancient bridge dating back to the 3rd century. Your next stop is La Voulte-sur-Rhône, a tiny town beloved by paleontologists for its extraordinary collection of fossilized Jurassic sea life.

BONUS: LAVENDER BLOOMBONUS: LAVENDER BLOOM:

Jun 26, 2022 departure will include a visit to Southern Ardeche Grotto where you will enjoy the views and scents of lavenders.



Day 14

Disembark in Lyon and Depart for Home


Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Hotels may differ depending on date. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tour vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights. Please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Double Porthole

156 sq. ft. outside stateroom on the main deck with two large portholes (cannot be opened), European double bed (2 separate mattresses at 38x75 inches each) sitting area, desk space, flatscreen TV, Bathroom with standup shower and vanity

French Balcony Middle

156 sq. ft. outside stateroom on the middle deck with French Balcony, European double bed (2 separate mattresses at 38x75 inches each) sitting area, desk space, flatscreen TV, Bathroom with standup shower and vanity

French Balcony Upper

156 sq. ft. outside stateroom on the upper deck with French Balcony, European double bed (2 separate mattresses at 38x75 inches each) sitting area, desk space, flatscreen TV, Bathroom with standup shower and vanity.




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