Treasures of Burgundy & Provence

A new river cruise exploring the treasures of Burgundy and Provence, on-board our new premium cruise ship, allowing you to cruise the River Rhône and River Saône in comfort, style and sophistication.
Day 1 Embark in Lyon - Mâcon
We arrive at our ship and enjoy our welcome cocktail before dinner.

Day 2 Mâcon
This morning our 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. Spend the morning exploring the city and perhaps visit the wine museum, dedicated to the history and production of Burgundy wines.

Day 3 Chalon-sur-Saône - Tournus
We continue to explore the wine region with a stop in the town of Chalon-sur-Saône. Half-timbered houses overlook the square where there are art galleries and specialty shops to explore as well as a museum dedicated to photography. The countryside is filled with famous vineyards such as Pommard and Puligny, a wine lover’s delight. This afternoon enjoy the scenery as the ship continues its way along the Saône.

Day 4 Lyon
At the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône rivers, sits Lyon, the third-largest city in France. This UNESCO World Heritage city is known for its cuisine as well as historical and architectural landmarks such as the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) which is the renaissance area along the bank of the Saône. Relax this afternoon as our ship sails through the picturesque countryside.

Day 5 Avignon
The Provencal city of Avignon is 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. This 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. Our ship remains in Avignon this evening.

Day 6 Arles
Today we arrive in Arles, which captured the imagination of the brilliant Impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh. Walking through the town, many of the settings may seem familiar as some of Van Gogh's best-known works reflect the beauty of the town.

Day 7 Ardèche Gorge
This morning offers the opportunity to view the spectacular Ardèche 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 on board relaxing. This evening is the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Day 8 Disembark in Lyon
After breakfast we begin our journey home.
Legend

MS Amadeus Provence

The MS Amadeus Provence is the newest premium vessel of the Amadeus fleet. It offers custom-designed luxury and features a unique combination of modern elegance and superb amenities. The ship has room for 140 passengers over 3 decks. All cabins include TV, safe and hairdryer. The restaurant and the Panorama-Bar offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes and the outdoor, glass-shielded River Terrace allows you to relax in the open regardless of the weather. In addition, there is a pool deck with a swimming pool and the Lido Bar, where you can enjoy hours relaxing on-board in the sun.

MS Amadeus Provence

7 Nights Full Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £1249pp
May, Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £1999pp
Aug 2019 Twin from £2079pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £177
Supplements will apply for C1, B4, B1, A1 cabins & suites
Selected Dates Only
Inclusions
• Return short sea crossing
• Welcome cocktail
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Unlimited red or white wine during dinner
• Choice of main for lunch
• Tea/coffee after lunch
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£1,249 for 8 days

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