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Amadeus Provence

Treasures of Burgundy and Provence - Rhone and Saone

The Amadeus Provence is the latest addition to the Amadeus fleet travelling exclusively along the Rhône and the Saône. The spacious and luxurious interior planning and design provides comfortable room for 140 passengers and offers all the luxuries of a floating 5-star hotel. The contemporary restaurant and Panorama-Bar offer wonderful views of the passing riverscapes, and the outdoor, glass-shielded River Terrace allows you to relax in the open regardless of the weather. Guests can also enjoy the spacious sun deck which features a swimming pool and Lido Bar, where you can enjoy hours relaxing on board in the sun.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Lyon.

Day 1: Lyon

Arrive in Lyon and check in from 4pm onwards. Settle in to your cabin and explore the range of amenities on board. Later enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

Day 2: Macon

In the morning the ship arrives in the town of Mâcon, located in southern Burgundy. This wine-producing region produces some of the most expensive wines in the world. You will spend the morning exploring the city, and perhaps visit the wine museum, dedicated to the history and production of Burgundy wines. Near the city of Macon is the Cluny Abbey, dedicated to St Peter. This afternoon offers the opportunity to visit the ‘spiritual heart of medieval Europe’. Founded in 910 by Guillaume d’Aquitaine, the abbey is comprised of three abbey churches.

Day 3: Chalon-sur-Saône

In the morning you will visit a winery in the village of Chalon-sur- Saône, tasting Southern Burgundy wines. Half -timbered houses overlook the square and you can also discover numerous art galleries, specialty shops as well as a museum dedicated to photography. Later you may join an optional excursion to the medieval towns of Brancion and Cormatin.

Day 4: Lyon

Spend the morning in this UNESCO World Heritage city known for its cuisine as well as historical and architectural landmarks such as the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere and the Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon). You may join an optional City tour of Lyon in the morning. In the afternoon the ship sails through the picturesque countryside.

Day 5: Avignon

Spend the day in the Provencal city of Avignon, home to the Papal Palace, once the seat of Western Christianity in the 14th century. The Papal Palace, was home to six papal conclaves but became obsolete when the papacy decided to return to Rome. Join an optional walking tour or explore at leisure. The area of Provence is also home to the Pont du Gard, a three-level aqueduct constructed over 2000 years ago by the Romans and is one of the architectural masterpieces of the ancient world. You may join an optional excursion to Pont du Gard and Uzes. Your vessel remains in Avignon this evening.

Day 6: Arles

Arrive in Arles, the town said to have captured the imagination of the brilliant Impressionist painter, Van Gogh. Walking through the town, many of the settings may seem familiar as some of Van Gogh’s best known pieces reflect the beauty of the town. You may join an optional walking tour of Arles. Outside of Arles, the Camargue Nature Park is located which you may visit on an optional excursion. The Park covers 86,000 hectares and is known for its unique flora and fauna as well as semi-wild bulls and white Camargue horses.

Day 7: Chateauneuf du Rhone - Le Pouzin

This morning offers the opportunity to view the Ardeche Gorge, another natural wonder of the area. Visit the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ and rejoin the vessel in time for lunch. Alternately spend the day onboard relaxing. This evening is the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Lyon.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the ship
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack)
  • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board
  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee and tea station
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboar
  • All port taxes and local taxes

Excludes

  • Optional excursions and tours as detailed in itinerary (please ask our agents about pre-booking optional packages)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights and transfers
 

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