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Boutique Provence Cruising

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


8 day Premier Plus cruise along the river Rhône aboard AMA Waterways' delightful MS AmaDagio.

AMA Waterways MS AmaDagio
AMA Waterways MS AmaDagio

The banks of the Rhône river are home to some of the best regarded cities and towns of the culinary world - so it's only fitting that this tour has been tailored to take advantage of this fact.

In Lyon, enjoy time at leisure to delve into the city's culinary delights; visit a wine-maker in the famed Beaujolais region; and in Les Baux visit a working olive mill for a tour and tasting.

What's Included

  • 7 nights on board ship with a river-view stateroom
  • A choice of quality excursions and options
  • All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Quality local wines and beer with dinner onboard ship
  • Onboard enrichment programme
  • Elevator access to staterooms
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Return flights from the UK including regional departures
  • All port charges, airport taxes and transfers from airport to ship

Day 1: Arrive in Lyon, Embark Cruise

Map of the Rhône & Saône Rivers
Map of the Rhône & Saône Rivers

Arrive Lyon. Be met on arrival in Lyon and transferred to your river ship. Enjoy time at leisure to settle in or begin exploring Lyon, before tonight's Welcome Reception.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Lyon & Trévoux

After breakfast today, choose your touring option in Lyon, the gastronomic centre of France. Take a guided tour of the city, or choose to enjoy a demonstration of the fine art of French cuisine. Returning to your ship for lunch, you're then able to relax on board as you cruise along the Saône River to the small historic town of Trévoux, where you'll enjoy a walk that takes you to a selection of the pretty town's most attractive landmarks.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Trévoux & Vienne

Today a morning tour takes you behind the walls of Trévoux through Beaujolais. Visit a wine-maker in the famed Beaujolais region of France and sample the world-renowned Beaujolais for yourself. Then return to your ship and continue your scenic cruise from the Saône to the Rhône River, towards Vienne.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Vienne & Tournon

Located between the famed wine-producing regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne has a strong Roman history, which is highlighted by its marvellously preserved ruins and remains. This morning following breakfast, take a mini-train tour, during which you'll see the Roman Temple of Augustus and the medieval churches of St Andre-Le-Bas and Abbey St Pierre. Then cruise to Tournon and Tain L'Hermitage, twin towns that face each other across the Rhône River, linked by a 19th century suspension bridge.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Tournon, Boucieu-le-Roi & Viviers

After breakfast join your selected activity. You may enjoy the opportunity to sample and learn a bit more about the wines of the region with a wine tasting; alternatively, travel to Boucieu-le-Roi and enjoy a visit to a goat farm, followed by the chance to sample goats cheese. Then return to your ship for lunch as you cruise to Viviers. After dinner this evening, enjoy a 'ghost walk' through the largely abandoned medieval town that once had more than 30,000 inhabitants.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Viviers, Grignan & Avignon

This morning, enjoy an excursion to Grignan, where you'll see a magnificent Renaissance castle. Then cruise to Avignon, the 'City of Popes'. Here, choose from our two activities. Perhaps take a guided tour through the narrow streets to the Papal Palace. Alternatively, visit Pont du Gard, an incredible Roman aqueduct built around 19 BC. After your selected activity, re-board your ship for dinner on board this evening.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Avignon, Les Baux & Arles

This morning, visit the village of Les Baux de Provence. Tour the castle before enjoying an APT Signature Experience - a visit to a working olive mill and farm to discover the age-old Provençal tradition of olive growing, including a tour and tasting. Finally head to Arles and tour the ancient ruins of the city..
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Disembark Ship, Depart Marseilles

After breakfast this morning, disembark your ship in Arles. Transfer to Marseilles airport for your onward journey.
Included Meals B

Alternate Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive in Marseilles, Embark Cruise in Arles

Map of the Rhône & Saône Rivers
Map of the Rhône & Saône Rivers

Arrive Marseille. Be met on arrival at Marseille airport and transferred to your river ship in Arles. Enjoy time at leisure to settle in or begin exploring Arles, before tonight's Welcome Reception.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Arles, Les Baux & Avignon

This morning, visit the village of Les Baux de Provence. Tour the castle before enjoying an APT Signature Experience - a visit to a working olive mill and farm to discover the age-old Provençal tradition of olive growing, including a tour and tasting. Finally head to Arles and tour the ancient ruins of the city..
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Avignon, Grignan & Viviers

This morning, enjoy an excursion to Grignan, where you'll see a magnificent Renaissance castle. Then cruise to Avignon, the 'City of Popes'. Here, choose from our two activities. Perhaps take a guided tour through the narrow streets to the Papal Palace. Alternatively, visit Pont du Gard, an incredible Roman aqueduct built around 19 BC. After your selected activity, re-board your ship for dinner on board this evening.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Viviers, Boucieu-le-Roi & Tournon

After breakfast join your selected activity. You may enjoy the opportunity to sample and learn a bit more about the wines of the region with a wine tasting; alternatively, travel to Boucieu-le-Roi and enjoy a visit to a goat farm, followed by the chance to sample goats cheese. Then return to your ship for lunch as you cruise to Viviers. After dinner this evening, enjoy a 'ghost walk' through the largely abandoned medieval town that once had more than 30,000 inhabitants.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Tournon & Vienne

Located between the famed wine-producing regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne has a strong Roman history, which is highlighted by its marvellously preserved ruins and remains. This morning following breakfast, take a mini-train tour, during which you'll see the Roman Temple of Augustus and the medieval churches of St Andre-Le-Bas and Abbey St Pierre. Then cruise to Tournon and Tain L'Hermitage, twin towns that face each other across the Rhône River, linked by a 19th century suspension bridge.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Vienne & Trévoux

Today a morning tour takes you behind the walls of Trévoux through Beaujolais. Visit a wine-maker in the famed Beaujolais region of France and sample the world-renowned Beaujolais for yourself. Then return to your ship and continue your scenic cruise from the Saône to the Rhône River, towards Vienne.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Trévoux & Lyon

After breakfast today, choose your touring option in Lyon, the gastronomic centre of France. Take a guided tour of the city, or choose to enjoy a demonstration of the fine art of French cuisine. Returning to your ship for lunch, you're then able to relax on board as you cruise along the Saône River to the small historic town of Trévoux, where you'll enjoy a walk that takes you to a selection of the pretty town's most attractive landmarks.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Disembark Ship, Depart Lyon

After breakfast this morning, disembark your ship in Lyon. Transfer to Lyon airport for your onward journey.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

AMA Waterways MS AmaDagio - Deck Plan


AMA Waterways MS AmaDagio - deck plan
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Extend Your Stay

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Why not extend your stay with a few days in Lyon or Marseille and further explore what these cities have to offer.

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