Burgandy and Provence France River Cruise – Incl. Air!


Burgandy and Provence France River Cruise – Incl. Air!

  Oct 25, 2023 - Nov 1, 2023 ( 9 Days )
Price From :    $4,695.00
Spots Remaining  14/15
Travel Date :  2023-10-25 - 2023-11-01

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($500 deposit to book)
Double occupancy Category E $4,695.00
Double Occupancy Category D $4,895.00

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We’re sailing through Southern France to experience the Burgundy wine growing region in depth. While we cruise we’ll visit vineyards, and enjoy local food. We’ll also take near-daily walking tours of each town, and visit many historic monuments. Each day we’ll have an English-speaking guide to show us the town, and explain the history and culture of the region. We’ll also have a chance to taste the regions spectacular wines, all while viewing spectacular scenery! All meals are included – breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner while onboard our luxurious riverboat, the Amadeus Provence. There is free time for you to explore on your own. Alternatively, you can fill every moment with optional excursions to wineries, castles, and more. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience this classic wine-producing and historic region up-close!

The Ship – MS Amadeus Provence

Launched in 2017, the innovative 140-passenger Amadeus Provence offers all the amenities of a floating 5-star hotel. This Premium cruise shi features the most modern furnishings that blend masterfully with the
architecture of the ship and a luxurious design that is the hallmark of the Amadeus fleet. The extensive Restaurant and the Panorama Bar offer divine views of the passing riverscapes, and the outdoor, glass-shielded
River Terrace allows you to relax in the open air regardless of the weather. The attentive English Speaking onboard service staff will see to your comfort with typical European hospitality. The cabin design plans are
forward-thinking, bright & modern, all part of a premium focus with 62 large Staterooms & 8 Suites. The beauty of river cruising is that the most interesting destinations come to you. This Provence charter features
English-only onboard commentary with inclusive sightseeing excursions balanced with choice to simply relax onboard, get a spa treatment or add sightseeing with optional excursions.

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
DAY 1, Tuesday October 25: Departure
We take an overnight flight to Lyon, France
Day 2, Wednesday October 26: Arrival Lyon France

Transfer from Lyon airport and board the MS Amadeus Provence for our cruise. After settling in we’ll meet for dinner. That night our ship will depart north to Macon.

DAY 3, Thursday October 26: Mâcon
Enjoy an included Macon Walking Tour, a city with a Mediterranean feel on the banks of the Saône, Mâcon is famous for its wine. Two thirds of the wine is white, coming from the Chardonnay grape with Pouilly-Fuissé, St-Véran and Mâcon-Villages Blanc being the most famous. The other third is red or rosé from the Gamay or Pinot Noir grape. From Mâcon enjoy an included excursion featuring scenic vineyards & a wine tasting.
Day 4, Friday October 27: Chalon sur Saone – Beaune – Tournus
In the morning we visit Beaune, Hotel-Dieu and enjoy a Burgundy Wine Tasting. Travel to Beaune to explore this walled town at the center of the Burgundy wine making region in France. Surrounded by the Côte d’Or vineyards, the cobbled town is renowned for an annual wine auction held at the Hôtel-Dieu. Recognized by its colorful, geometric-patterned tile roof, this former hospital is now the Hôtel-Dieu Museum & remains one of the finest examples of French 15th-century architecture. After the tour, enjoy a Wine Tasting Experience to sample the local product of the Burgundy Wine Region. We then visit Chalon sur Saone and Tournus. Chalon-sur-Saone, a town of historic & artistic interest, situated in the Saoneet-Loire, Burgundy region in the eastern-center of France. Tournus is tucked away in the southeast corner of Burgundy, this delightful town has a wealth of old buildings, alleyways, antique shops, cafes and restaurants. After lunch we have the opportunity to relax, and enjoy the scenery. Or we can take the option tour of Medieval Brancion & Cormatin. In the late evening the ship arrives in Tournus.
(B,L,S & D)
Day 5, Saturday October 28: Lyon
After breakfast we’ll enjoy a morning Lyon City Tour with Old Town, Lyon, a city in France’s historical Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône & Saône Rivers with a history dating back to ancient Roman times.
Lyon has earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list as the city boasts France’s oldest ancient ruins, medieval quarters and fine Renaissance houses. After lunch aboard our ship, we’ll enjoy the sites as we cruise from Lyon to Avignon
(B,L,S & D)
Day 6, Sunday October 29: Avignon
In the morning we’ll take an Avignon Walking Tour, including Palace of the Popes. Avignon, nicknamed “City of Popes” because it was home to seven pop from 1309 to 1377. Your Avignon Walking Tour includes a stroll through the historic center, the picturesque Pont d’Avignon and the Place de l’Horloge. Continue to the renowned Palace of the Popes for a guided tour through this    rambling maze of Gothic architecture that served as papal residence, fortress, church and palace. Afternoon is free for you to explore this ancient city. Or take  the option excursion to Pont du Gard and Uzes.
(B,L,S & D)
Day 7, Monday October 30: Arles
After breakfast we’ll enjoy a walking  tour of Arles, including the with Roman Amphitheatre. Arles is the site of some impressive ruins including Les Arènes, a Roman  Amphitheatre that seats 20,000 and is still in use, as well as Romanesque monuments such as the Church of Saint-Trôphime, completed in the 15th century. Enjoy an Arles Walking Tour with its diverse architectural highlights.  Experience the city’s vibrant colors and striking quality of light that have inspired artists. In the afternoon you may wish to explore Arles on your own. An excursion is available to the Camargue Nature Park, famous for its white horses.
(B,L,S & D)
Day 8, Tuesday October 31: Leisure Day with Châteauneuf-du-Rhône/Ardeche – Le Pouzin
Today is a day to relax onboard. Stop in Le Pouzin, a charming town on the banks of the Rhone. An Ardèche Gorge optional is available, often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Europe with its towering limestone cliffs.Relax Onboard/Leisure Day – Morning Optional Excursion to Ardèche Gorge. Midday the ship stops in Le Pouzin, and that evening we’ll have a Gala Farewell Dinner.
(B,L,S & D)
Day 9, Wednesday November 1: Lyon – Flight Home
Morninbg transfer to the Lyon Airport to fly home or join Paris Post Cruise Extension.


Post-trip tour to Paris

Paris, the “City of Light” is the world’s most visited capital. Enjoy a Paris City Tour & Seine River Cruise to see the beloved landmarks that line the Seine  including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. Also see the majestic Arc de Triomphe and ride along the Champs-Élysées. During your afternoon at leisure visit the Montmarte District, the Louvre or wander the historic banks of the Seine which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 9/Nov 2 Disembark Lyon – Dijon – Paris
Disembark & travel north via motorcoach enroute to Paris. Stop in Dijon for a tour and continue on to Paris, “The City of Light”, for a 2 Night Stay.
(B – on ship) Overnight – Paris

Day 10/Nov 3 Paris
Morning Paris City Tour & Seine Cruise – see Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees & the Eiffel Tower then a Seine River Cruise – Afternoon at Leisure.
(B) Overnight – Paris

Day 11/Nov 4 Transfer to Paris Airport (CDG) – Flight Home


  • 2 Nights Hotel in Paris
  • Paris City Tour
  • Seine River Cruise
  • Full time Tour Manager
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • Transfer from Lyon to Paris
  • Dijon Tour
  • Transfers to Paris Airport

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What type of Electric plug does the ship have

The Amadeus Provence uses the standard EU two prong plug. We recommend purchasing a universal power adaptor such as this one.

What are the COVID requirements to enter Europe?

All European countries have dropped all COVID requirements. You no longer need to get tested, nor even show a vaccination card.

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What's Included

  • This trip includes air from most eastern hubs. Call for pricing from other cities.
  • All meals, breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner are included
  • Accommodations onboard ship for 8 days
  • Captain and crew
  • English-speaking guided tours

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  • Trip Curator: Betty Glass
  • Trip Leader/CSR: Betty Glass
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