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with Sketches of the Saône

8 days from £1,899 per person

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Discovering Mâcon’s oldest building, a 15th-century house with a carved-wood façade. Choosing to take in the dramatic views of the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’.


Verdant vineyards, fragrant fields of lavender, honey-stone towns glowing in the sun - summertime in the South of France is glorious. This delightful week-long river cruise takes us along the Saône and Rhône, through Burgundy’s wine country and the lavender-scented hills of Provence. Along the way, we’ll stop off to explore Mâcon’s café-lined squares, Avignon’s city palaces and Arles’ Roman remains. We’ll finish with an optional trip to the Valley of the Ardèche, where limestone cliffs tower hundreds of feet above the river.

Your holiday includes:

5 excursions and visits

  • Walking tours of Mâcon, Chalon-sur-Saône, Lyon, Arles, and Avignon
  • Entrance to the Palais des Papes


  • 7 nights cruise on A-ROSA STELLA
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)


  • Onboard ‘all inclusive’ drinks package, including local soft drinks, beer, wine, sparkling wine, cocktails and spirits
  • Afternoon tea and onboard snacks
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 15% off treatments in the luxury onboard spa
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan tour manager
  • Porterage

map of crotia

  • VIP Outbound2

    Day 1 - UK - Lyon

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Lyon. On arrival, we’ll have a little free time in Lyon, before transferring to embark our ship. During dinner we set sail through Lyon’s Old Town and on towards Chalon-sur-Saône.

    A-ROSA STELLA (4-star)

  • Macon

    Day 2 - Chalon-sur-Saône

    We arrive around lunchtime in Chalon-sur-Saône, where there is an included walking tour through the old town and the city, considered the birthplace of photography. From Chalon-sur-Saône there’s an optional visit available too, taking you on the ‘Route des Grands Crus’ through rolling vineyards to Dijon ‘The Capital of the Dukes of Burgundy’.

    • Walking tour of Chalon-sur-Saône (morning)

    A-ROSA STELLA (4-star)

  • Burgundy

    Day 3 - Mâcon - Trévoux - Lyon

    Arrive early in Mâcon, located in a beautiful landscape on the river Saône in the south of Burgundy. Disembark for an included walking tour of this vibrant town. The oldest building in Mâcon, located on the Place aux Herbes, is a house almost entirely covered by unique woodland sceneries.

    This afternoon we sail for Trévoux, a small town tucked away on the banks of the Saône and then onwards to Lyon, arriving late evening.

    • Walking tour of Mâcon (morning)

    A-ROSA STELLA (4-star)

  • Lyon

    Day 4 - Lyon

    Today there’ll be an included tour of this stunning city, located at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône. We’ll take a walk through the UNESCO-listed old town ‘Vieux Lyon’ - with twisting alleyways, courtyards, gardens and impressive squares. There are also Italian Renaissance-style houses, the Roman theatre and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

    We’ll sail onwards this afternoon, a perfect opportunity to enjoy the included drinks on board, as you glide along the river.

    • Walking tour of Lyon (morning)

    A-ROSA STELLA (4-star)

  • Rhone River at Sunset

    Day 5 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Avignon

    We’ll call briefly in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, before arriving early afternoon in Avignon, one of the greatest surviving walled cities in the world. We’ll dock here overnight, so there’ll be plenty of time to stroll its leafy squares or sample superb French cuisine in one of the local restaurants.

    A-ROSA STELLA (4-star)

  • Arles

    Day 6 - Avignon - Arles

    Our morning in Avignon is filled with a city walking tour. Through small alleys, passing numerous small city palaces, chapels and churches, this excursion will lead you to the famous Palais des Papes, which you’re free to explore. Continue your walk to the viewing point of Rocher des Domes, from where you can enjoy an excellent panoramic view of the Rhône valley.

    Afterwards, we sail into Arles for an included walking tour of this sun-drenched city of terracotta-tiled rooftops. It occupies a broad bend in the River Rhône and you’re sure to recognise it, as Vincent van Gogh painted Arles in 187 of his works and a few of his motifs have today been restored to their original state.

    • Walking tour of Avignon, including the Palais des Papes (morning)
    • Walking tour of Arles (afternoon)

    A-ROSA STELLA (4-star)

  • Ardeche

    Day 7 - Viviers - La Voulte-sur-Rhône

    We arrive in Viviers, where you can take an optional visit to the Ardèche Gorges, often referred to as the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ with spectacular limestone cliffs towering up to 1,000ft over the river far below. Drive to one of the numerous grottos of the area, such as the Grottes des Madeleines, which consists of more than 25 subterranean halls. Continue to one of the lavender producers in the Ardèche area. We’ll then make our final voyage to Lyon, with a brief stop in La Voulte-sur-Rhône.

    A-ROSA STELLA (4-star)

  • VIP Inbound 2

    Day 8 Lyon - UK

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home

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Portraits of the Rhône

with Sketches of the Saône

8 days from £1,899 per person

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