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16 Day Food & Wine French River Cruise with Premium Economy Flights

Lyon - Macon - Chalon-sur-Saone - Avignon - Arles - Paris

 Return international Premium Economy flights

7 nights aboard MS A-Rosa Stella cruise in a Deluxe river-view cabin

2020 departure dates available

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From $7,999 Typically $8,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Indulge in a luxurious French holiday experience with Premium Economy flights to Lyon where you will hop on your food & wine French river cruise for 7 nights of sipping & tasting your way through some of the most exquisite cities in France. The first on the list is Macon, famous for its white wines. Explore this beautiful city with its colourful houses and terracotta roof tiles before cruising towards Chalon-sur-Saone. Discover Saint Vincent Square and then sail back towards Lyon - France's capital of gastronomy, where you can choose between 1,800 eateries. Make pit stops in Avignon and Arles before disembarking from the cruise and enjoying heaps of leisure time in Lyon & Paris to completely immerse yourself in its utter beauty, brilliant art & culture and historical architecture. Don't forget to try raclette & crêpes with an exquisite glass of red.

Bon appétit, mes amis!

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16

Day 1

Australia Lyon

Depart Australia for Lyon today! On arrival, transfer to your French River Cruise aboard the Stella Rosa and commence your cruise to Macon.

Accommodation: MS A-Rosa Stella in a Deluxe River Cabin on a twin share basis

Meals included: dinner

Day 2

Macon Chalon-sur-Saone

Early this morning we arrive in Macon, famous for its celebrated white wines. Macon has a distinctly Mediterranean feel with colourful houses and terracotta roof tiles! Enjoy some leisure time to explore this incredible city. This evening we continue our cruise overnight to the lively town of Chalon-sur-Saone.

Accommodation: MS A-Rosa Stella in a Deluxe River Cabin on a twin share basis
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3

Chalon-sur-Saone Lyon

A morning in Chalon-sur-Saone. The main focal point of this historic city is Saint Vincent Square dominated by the impressive cathedral. Explore Ile Saint Laurent where the former 15th-century Belfry has spectacular views. After lunch, our cruise continues to Lyon!

Accommodation: MS A-Rosa Stella in a Deluxe River Cabin on a twin share basis
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4

Lyon Avignon

The morning is spent in Lyon. Proud of its reputation as France’s capital of gastronomy, Lyon boasts over 1,800 eateries offering a wide range of local specialities. The unique ‘Traboules’, found in the old town, are narrow passageways connecting the ancient streets. Later, we continue sailing along the Rhone towards Avignon!

Accommodation: MS A-Rosa Stella in a Deluxe River Cabin on a twin share basis
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5

Avignon

Arrival in Avignon early afternoon! This Roman city is famous for its ancient town centre, medieval ramparts, the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon, famed in song; all classed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We moor overnight in Avignon.

Accommodation: MS A-Rosa Stella in a Deluxe River Cabin on a twin share basis
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6

Avignon Arles

Following a morning at leisure we continue our cruise to Arles, a city which inspired some of Vincent Van Gogh’s best works; with a Roman amphitheatre, shaded squares, cafes and restaurants. This afternoon enjoy an included excursion to the Camargue, an area of outstanding natural beauty with marshland teeming with wildlife. Overnight sailing to Aries.

Accommodation: MS A-Rosa Stella in a Deluxe River Cabin on a twin share basis
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7

Arles Lyon

Our final days scenic cruise along the Rhone towards Lyon. There will be brief stops at Viviers in the morning and La Voulte-sur-Rhone in the afternoon to allow passengers to join optional excursions.

Accommodation: MS A-Rosa Stella in a Deluxe River Cabin on a twin share basis
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8

Lyon

Time to disembark the river cruise and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: OKKO Hotel Lyon Pont Layfayette or similar, Lyon
Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Lyon 

The next two days are free days in Lyon to explore at leisure Lyon, the capital city in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its centre reflects 2,000 years of history from the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux (Old) Lyon, to the modern Confluence district on Presqu'île peninsula. Traboules, covered passageways between buildings, connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill.

Accommodation: OKKO Hotel Lyon Pont Layfayette or similar, Lyon
Meals included: breakfast

Day 10

Lyon

Enjoy this free day in Lyon to explore at leisure Lyon, the capital city in France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers. Its centre reflects 2,000 years of history from the Roman Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules, medieval and Renaissance architecture in Vieux (Old) Lyon, to the modern Confluence district on Presqu'île peninsula. Traboules, covered passageways between buildings, connect Vieux Lyon and La Croix-Rousse hill.

Accommodation: OKKO Hotel Lyon Pont Layfayette or similar, Lyon
Meals included: breakfast

Day 11

Lyon Paris

Today, transfer to Lyon station to catch the train from Lyon from Paris.  Arrive and transfer to the hotel in Paris. Spend the rest of your day at leisure and explore this beautiful city.

Accommodation: OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est or similar, Paris
Meals included: breakfast

Day 12

Paris

The next days are free days in this incredible city. Paris -France's capital, is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic architecture, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Accommodation: OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est or similar, Paris
Meals included: breakfast

Day 13

Paris

The next days are free days in this incredible city. Paris -France's capital, is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic architecture, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Accommodation: OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est or similar, Paris
Meals included: breakfast

Day 14

Paris

Today is a free day in this incredible city. Paris -France's capital, is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic architecture, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Accommodation: OKKO Hotels Paris Gare de l'Est or similar, Paris
Meals included: breakfast

Day 15

Paris Australia

Transfer to the airport for your flight home!

Meals included: breakfast and inflight only

Day 16

Australia

Arrive home today!

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return Premium Economy flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart*, Canberra* or Darwin* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific (subject to availability)
  • 7 nights aboard MS A-Rosa Stella cruise round trip from Lyon in a Deluxe river cabin on a twin share basis
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basis with private bathroom facilities
  • Meals as indicated: 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, additional embarkation snack and tea and coffee hour included onboard the river cruise
  • Drinks including tea, coffee specialities, beers, a selection of wines and cocktails available aboard the cruise. Exceptions are specialities subject to surcharges and champagne.
  • Access to onboard entertainment, fitness room and sauna 
  • 15% discount on treatments in our SPA-ROSA
  • One way train from Lyon to Paris in Economy Class
  • All airport, cruise port and train station transfers.
  • Hop-on/ Hop-off Bus in Lyon & Paris
  • English-speaking travel and hotel management on the cruise ship
  • Port charges

 

Accommodation

Lyon: OKKO Hotel Lyon Pont Layfayette or similar
Paris: OKKO Hotel Paris Gare de l’Est
French River Cruise: MS A-Rosa Stella cruise ship in a Deluxe river cabin on a twin-share basis

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Any visas as required
  • Meals not mentioned.
  • All Drinks.
  • Any additional requests.
  • Cruise gratuities at approximately $19 per person per day.

 

Group size

This tour has a maximum of 22 travellers.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $4000

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263. 

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

Departure Dates


APR 2020
24 th
Friday 24 Apr 2020  ‐  Saturday 09 May 2020
MAY 2020
15 th
Friday 15 May 2020  ‐  Saturday 30 May 2020
MAY 2020
29 th
Friday 29 May 2020  ‐  Saturday 13 Jun 2020
JUN 2020
05 th
Friday 05 Jun 2020  ‐  Saturday 20 Jun 2020
JUN 2020
12 th
Friday 12 Jun 2020  ‐  Saturday 27 Jun 2020

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