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French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon including flights.

16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon including return international flights, accommodation, 7 night deluxe river cruise with all meals, port transfers and more.

$4,299
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per person twin share | Typically $6,382
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  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
  • 16 day French Riviera cruise package with Paris and Lyon with flights
 
  • Really good value and a wonderful experience. Garry C
  • It was great value for money and we really enjoyed it. Michael S
  • This trip far exceeded what I was expecting, everything ran like clockwork, the tour bus and driver were fantastic, the tour guide (Ben Slavin) was extremely knowledgeable, polite and funny.… Allen T
  • I would go with A-rosa again...super service, good food and really relaxing. Woodnshoe
  • Having been on 3 other river cruises, we found one that went down the Rhone, which we had not gone on before. The Rosa Stella is about 12 years old,… Rye

Highlights

 

Experience the unparalleled charm of Europe with a 16 day Rhone & Saone river cruise package with Paris and Lyon

Take in the magic of the City of Lights, Paris before embarking on your deluxe river cruise. Explore the beauty of Lyon, taste some local Burgundy wines in Macon and stroll through the picture-perfect streets of Chalon-sur-Saone.

Taste local delicacies in Lyon, wander through Avignon and discover the ancient amphitheatre in Arles, plus so much more.

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, 7 night deluxe river cruise with all meals, port transfers, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See Inclusions for more.

The A-Rosa Stella is a deluxe river ship boasting spacious staterooms, luxurious lounge and dining areas, spa, gym and inviting swimming pool. 

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Paris 

Depart Australia today to begin your French getaway!

Day 2: Arrive Paris

Arrive Paris and make your own way to your Paris hotel.

Day 3: Paris  (B)

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the City of Lights at your own pace. Use your Hop On – Hop Off bus pass to explore the city. Your 2 day Visite Pass enables access to the vast Parisian public transport network and of course there is time to relax on a 1 hour cruise of the famous River Seine.

Day 4: Paris (B)

Continue exploring Paris at your own pace. Use the remainder of your Visite pass, or return to your favourite corner of the city and watch the world go by.

Day 5: Paris (B)

Free day of leisure.

Day 6: Paris – Lyon train-icon(B)

After breakfast at your hotel, make your way to the Gare de Lyon Railways station for your TGV journey to Lyon. On arrival, make your way to your Lyon hotel.

Day 7: Lyon cruise-icon (B,D)

Check out after breakfast and enjoy a short transfer to the Port of Lyon to board A-Rosa Stella. Settle into your new surroundings and familiarise yourself with your home for the next 7 nights. Enjoy and embarkation snack before setting sail this evening towards your first stop.

Day 8: Macon  cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Arriving early this morning into Macon, a Burgundy town with a Mediterranean feel famous for its locally made wines and festival in April. Head to Rue Carnot for shopping but people watching from the unique surroundings of the café at Maison de Bois is the place to be. Set sail this evening.

Day 9: Chalon-sur-Saone – Tournos cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Wake up in Chalon. This is where the Saône shallows so is the turning point for the cruise. A short stroll will take you directly into town to see Chalon Cathedral and a museum documenting the birth of photography. Afternoon departure to Tournus for a short stop before continuing through the night to Lyon.

Day 10: Lyon cruise-icon (B,L,D)

This old silk-trading city amazes visitors with its old and modern architecture existing side by side. Beyond Vieux Lyon (old town), there are great places to shop and go out in France’s third-largest city. Lyon is famous for its simple but exquisite cuisine focusing on regional products, which has earned Lyon the nickname “la ville de gueule” (“the city of the mouth”).

Day 11: Avignon cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Make a short stop en-route to Avignon before an afternoon arrival and a chance to visit the famous Pont d’Avignon; once consisting of 22 arches, now reduced to four. History abounds with the Papal Palace, beautifully illuminated at night and the Rue des Teinturiers, regarded as one of the most beautiful streets in Avignon. Optional tasting session in the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an informative and inexpensive way to sample famous wines. Overnight in Avignon.

Day 12: Avignon  cruise-icon (B,L,D)

The morning is free to further explore town before cruising at midday for an afternoon arrival in Arles. A short walk takes you from the dock to the ancient amphitheatre, where you can relax and watch the torero. Past and present are one in Arles with a mixture of modern urban development and historical buildings, and of course the history of Arles’ famous former resident Vincent Van Gogh is preserved. Depart late evening.

Day 13: Sailing Day – Viviers – Voulte cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Today the cruise continues back upstream towards Lyon with some short stops along the way.

Day 14: Lyon – Paris train-icon (B)

Having arrived in Lyon, the cruise ends here where you can check out of your cabin and disembark for your onward journey. You will be transferred to the Lyon Railway Station for your TGV ride back to Paris. On arrival make your way to your Paris hotel.

Day 15: Paris –airplane-takeoff– Australia     (B)

After breakfast, check out of your hotel for your onward journey. Make your own way to the airport to board your flight home. We hope you have enjoyed your river cruise experience!

Day 16: Australia

Arrive home today.

Please note: some flights arrive home 1 day later

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international economy airfares with a full service airline
  • 5 nights 3-star accommodation in Paris with breakfast daily
  • 2-day Paris Visite pass providing you unlimited travel on zones 1 – 3 of the public system network plus fast track and free entry to top Paris attractions
  • Return TGV high speed train journey to Lyon
  • 1 nights 3-star accommodation in Lyon with breakfast
  • 7 night Saone and Rhone River cruise from Lyon on board the deluxe river ship A-Rosa Stella featuring a day spa plus swimming pool and whirlpool on the deck
  • Return port transfers in Lyon
  • All meals on-board your river cruise including Captain’s welcome dinner
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director
  • Daily on-board music and entertainment

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a stunning journey that takes you along the beautiful Seine River into Burgundy
  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Provence from the Rhine
  • Stop at ports in Macon, Chalon-sur-Saône, Lyon, Avignon plus more
  • Enjoy time relaxing in the comfort of your deluxe river cruise ship
  • Free time to explore Paris at your own pace 
 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Excludes:
Tipping and on-board gratuities
Travel insurance
Visas
Personal expenses
Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary
Shore Excursions
Beverages 
Minibar

Tipping: it is entirely at your discretion whether you wish to give tips and how much you wish to give. These should show your acknowledgement of good service. At the end of the cruise, you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the reception. Of course, at any time you may give the employees individual tips or pay them through your on-board account.

Single Supplement: Not available

Triple Share: Not available

Group Sizes: This is an independent/self-guided package for 2 people. 

Accommodation

Paris: Hotel Villa Eugenie or similar
Lyon: Hotel Axotel or similar 
Cruise: A-Rosa STELLA

Lower Deck Cabins – please note these consist of twin beds only – double beds are not available in this cabin type. 

Ship Plans:

To view the ship deck plans and cabin descriptions:

A-Rosa STELLA – click here

Lower Deck Cabins – please note these consist of twin beds only – double beds are not available in this cabin type. 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2018

8 April 
29 April
27 May
14 June
12 July
9 August
16 August
6 September 
30 September 

2019

31 March 
7 April
14 April
21 April
28 April
5 May
12 May
19 May
26 May
2 June
9 June
16 June
30 June
14 July
26 July
11 August
18 August
1 September
8 September
15 September
22 September
29 November
6 December 

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane with Qatar, China Southern or similar 
  • Adelaide or Perth – A $250 Interstate surcharges applies per person. You can purchase your interstate surcharge after you click ‘Buy Now’ ?
  • Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person is applied per person should you wish to arrive early and/or extend your stay. Fee is non-negotiable and must be paid before your flight variation can be confirmed.
  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference in addition to the flat fee.
  • You will be sent an invoice for the additional fee after your booking form has been received. Once this invoice has been paid, your flights will be ticketed based on the days you have requested. Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If the invoice is not paid by the expiry date, you will be automatically booked on the promotional airfare for the standard dates of the package.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

Option 3: Choose an alternative airline

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to travel with a premium airline for your tour.
  • Please specify your preferred airline in the Special Request field of your booking form.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to confirm your flights as per the tour itinerary.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your airline preference, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

Travel Information

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights
  • 5 nights in Paris with breakfast daily
  • 2-day Paris Visite pass providing you unlimited travel on zones 1 – 3 of the public system network plus fast track and free entry to top Paris attractions
  • Return TGV high speed train journey to Lyon
  • 1 night in Lyon with breakfast
  • 7 night Saone and Rhone River cruise from Lyon on board the deluxe river ship A-Rosa Stella featuring a day spa plus swimming pool and whirlpool on the deck
  • Return port transfers in Lyon
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