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Treasures of Burgundy & Provence

From £1,149 pp

Enjoy this uniquely beautiful cruise along the French rivers Rhone and Saône.  You will experience picturesque villages, world famous wine regions such as the Cote d’Or, unforgettable stretches of land in the regions of Provence and Burgundy, and impressive views of historic cities and monuments. Food, wine, art, architecture, scenery and history – it all comes together in glorious harmony in the South of France. Travelling in comfort and style the Roman emperors would have envied, you’ll find yourself falling under the timeless spell of southern France on a journey that is nothing less than magnifique!

What’s included On Board

  • Economy flights from London.  Regional flights or rail available on request
  • Overseas transfers
  • Large, outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies or walk-out balconies
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • Gourmet dining onboard
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • 24 hour coffee station​
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges included

Optional excursions are available from £13pp.  Pre-book a package in the UK and save 15%.

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Rhone - Lantern, rooftops and cathedral St. Jean Baptiste in Vieux Lyon, the old town of Lyon. France
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Day 1 - Lyon, France

This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially prepared Welcome Dinner. Depart at 10pm

Dinner

Day 2 - Macon

This morning the vessel 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. Near the city of Mâcon 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. At its height, it was home to over 10,000 monks.

Optional Excursions:

Macconais excursion including wine museum tour Visit to Cluny Abbey

Day 2 -  Macon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Chalon sur Saône & Tournus

Continue to explore the wine region with a stop in the town of Chalon sur Saône. Halftimbered houses overlook the square, and it offers art galleries, specialty shops 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 vessel continues its way along the Saône, or perhaps choose to explore the medieval towns of Brancion and Cormatin and rejoin the vessel in Tournus.

Optional Excursions:

Burgundy – Excursion to Beaune including wine tasting Excursion to Brancion and Cormatin

Day 3 - Chalon sur Saône & Tournus

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Lyon

At the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône rivers, sits 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 Fourviere and the Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) which is the Renaissance area along the bank of the Saône. Relax this afternoon as the vessel sails through the picturesque countryside.

Day 4 - Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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. 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. Your vessel remains in Avignon this evening.

Optional Excursions:

Avignon walking tour including Papal Palace Excursoin to Pont du Gard and Uzes

Day 5 - Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Arles

Arles 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. Outside of Arles, the Camargue Nature Park is located. 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.

Optional Excursions:

Arles walking tour Excursion to the Camargue Nature Park

Day 6 - Arles

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Viviers & Le Pouzin

Spend the day relaxing onboard, or disembark for the optional excursion to the Ardèche Gorge, another natural wonder of the area. Visit the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ and rejoin the vessel in time for lunch. Your vessel plies the beautiful waterways of Provence as it winds its way back to Lyon. This evening, the Captain invites you to his Gala Dinner.

Optional Excursions:

Excursion to the Ardeche Gorge

Day 7 - Viviers & Le Pouzin

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Lyon

After breakfast we bid you farewell and we hope to see you again soon! Arrival 8am

Breakfast

Amadeus Provence Infinity Pool

Dive into an unforgettable adventure and enjoy the typically provincial feel aboard the AMADEUS Provence. This new addition to the AMADEUS fleet travels exclusively along the Rhône and the Saône, two of France’s most beautiful rivers, and takes you to dream destinations in the south of France.

On this Premium cruise ship, you can expect the most modern fittings that blend masterfully with the architecture of the ship and the typically luxurious design that is the hallmark of the AMADEUS fleet. The generous interior planning and design provides comfortable room for 140 passengers and offers all the luxuries of a floating 5-star hotel.

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 regardless of the weather. In addition, the AMADEUS Provence is the first ship of the AMADEUS fleet to include a pool deck with a swimming pool and the Lido Bar, where you can enjoy hours relaxing on board in the sun.

Amadeus operate bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

Amadeus Provence in Vienne

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Panorama-Restaurant
• Panorama-Bar
• Amadeus-Club
• Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace”
• Sun Deck with lounge chairs, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard
• Pool Deck with swimming pool and Lido-Bar
• Fitness Room
• Hair Salon, Massage Room
• Gift Shop
• Laundry Service
• Complimentary bicycles onboard
• Wi-Fi available
• Lift

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.

Classic Staterooms

Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 62 enlarged staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Escape with the view from your state-of-the-art panoramic window on the Strauss and Mozart decks that extends across the entire width of the cabin. Automatically lower the windows to make the stateroom become it’s own balcony. Included are all the necessary details: a flat screen TV, WiFi, cabinet, seating area, a safe, and the Amadeus Signature Bed.

Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include the innovative French Balcony.

Balcony Suites

These 8 deliberately designed suites with a lounge area, offer outdoor seating to sip your morning coffee and 284 sq ft of space to relax. Included are the little luxuries as well as the Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a safe and a minibar.

Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.

 

Balcony Suites

284 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Walk-out exterior balcony
  • Comfortable corner sofa
  • Luxurious bathroom en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe & hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
Amadeus Provence Suite
Amadeus Provence Cabin

A-1 Staterooms

188 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

B-1  & B-4 Staterooms

188 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Provence Cabin

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

172 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Panoramic window (cannot be opened)
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

Amadeus Provence Deck Plan

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DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jun 20Amadeus ProvenceLyon£2249Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£2249  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2549  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2889  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£3119  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3639  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3869  
Aug 1Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1749Save upto £1340 per cabinCabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1749 Was £2149 
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed WindowsSold Was £2449 
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French BalconySold Was £2789 
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2359 Was £2969 
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French BalconySold Was £3499 
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside BalconySold Was £3709 
Aug 8Amadeus ProvenceLyon£2149Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£2149  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2449  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2789  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2969  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3499  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3709  
Sep 19Amadeus ProvenceLyon£2249Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£2249  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2549  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2889  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£3119  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3639  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3869  
Oct 10Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1879Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1879  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2179  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2529  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2739  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3139  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3499  
Oct 24Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1809Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1809  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2099  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2429  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2619  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2999  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3339  
Oct 31Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1309Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1309  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1569  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1829  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2009  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2209  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2629  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Mar 26Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1149Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1149  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1339  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1579  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£1709  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£1899  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2219  
Apr 2Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1359Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1359  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1619  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1929  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2109  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2339  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2769  
Apr 9Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1359Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1359  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1619  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1929  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2109  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2339  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2769  
Apr 23Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1679Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1679  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1939  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2239  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2429  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2779  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3079  
Apr 30Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2259  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2759  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3219  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3409  
May 21Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2259  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2759  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3219  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3409  
Jun 4Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2259  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2759  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3219  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3409  
Jun 25Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2259  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2759  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3219  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3409  
Jul 9Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2259  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2759  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3219  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3409  
Sep 3Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2259  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2759  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3219  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3409  
Sep 24Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2259  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2759  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3219  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3409  
Oct 1Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1999Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2259  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2549  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2759  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£3219  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£3409  
Oct 22Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1619Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1619  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1869  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2149  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£3229  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2659  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2949  
Oct 29Amadeus ProvenceLyon£1189Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1189  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1409  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1639  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£1789  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£1969  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2339  

Flights Flights included are from London – Regional flights available, supplements apply – Please call for details

Arrival & Transfer

You’re in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. We can also reserve a parking place in Lyon for your car. The following prices apply per person per transfer. LYON (F) Airport – Port £ 50 Train station – Port £ 35 One week parking £ 89


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

Why Choose This Cruise?

As this cruise is a round-trip from Lyon, it works very well with European train services to and from France.  You still get to see the main sights of Arles, Avignon, the wildlife of Chalon-sur-Saone and relax in the open air swimming pool on the brand new Amadeus Provence. Austrian family hospitality makes cruising a relaxed affair. Excursions can be added ad hoc to allow more independent exploration and free time for you. A European facing, luxury cruising experience with English the language onboard. One of our favourite river cruise lines and the one all the others have learnt from.  

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