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Provence & Burgundy

From £3,395 pp

Discover a world of fascinating French towns, inspiring culture, wistful countryside and memorable cuisine while cruising in luxury between Arles and Chalon-Sur-Saone.

What’s Included:

  • Home to airport transfers by private car in the UK (mileage restrictions apply)
  • Return scheduled flights from the UK (fight supplements may apply)
  • Unique cultural experiences in up to 6 towns, villages and cities
  • Insider Experiences
  • Complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
  • 20 Meals
  • APT Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and gratuities

 

River Cruise Roman Amphitheatre, Arles
Day 1 - Arrive Marseille, Embark the ship

Fly from the UK to Marseilles. You will be met at the airport when you arrive and then transferred to your river ship, docked on the Rhône River. Settle in and unwind.

Afterwards, you can enjoy getting to know your fellow travellers and your APT Cruise Director at a Welcome Reception.

Dinner

Day 2 - Arles, Avignon

FREEDOM OF CHOIC – Opt to tour the city and its Palace of the Popes, a nod to the city’s significance as the capital of the papacy in the 14th century. This grand complex symbolises the church’s strong influence on the western Christian world and has over 20 rooms open for public viewing.

Alternatively, if you do not feel like exploring this afternoon, you may wish to brush up on your French skills with a language lesson on board.

This morning, set out on a guided tour of Arles and its Roman ruins. This charming French town was once a thriving Roman metropolis, and its history can be seen in the surviving ancient monuments scattered throughout.

Later, cruise towards Avignon and enjoy a choice of experiences.

Day 2 - Arles, Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Tournon

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – You may choose take a ride on the Ardèche Steam Train, winding through the verdant Doux gorge. For wine lovers, a visit to the historic Maison M. Chapoutier winery for a tasting is on offer.

Otherwise, you can enjoy a guided bike ride with a stop at the Valrhona Chocolate Factory, a great experience for chocolate enthusiasts.

How you spend the day is up to you with a choice of activities.

Day 3 - Tournon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Vienne, Lyon

Today, embark on a city tour of Vienne, a historic town that lies just south of Lyon. Here the rich collection of Roman and medieval buildings serve as a reminder of Vienne’s cultural heritage.

Or, if you’re feeling active, a hike up to Mount Pipet is in order, rewarding your efforts with magnificent views of the town below.

Choose your activity in Vienne.

Later, set sail for Lyon. Upon arrival you can enjoy an orientation tour of the city and its main sites.

Day 4 - Vienne, Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Lyon

FREEDOM OF CHOICE – Sightseeing Lyon is renowned as a culinary capital, and while exploring this old French city you will have the chance to discover its best gourmet delights on a culinary walking tour.

Alternatively, soak in the surrounds on a leisurely bike ride or take an excursion to the Beaujolais wine region, famed for its fruity reds. 

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Tonight, dinner is served at the L’Abbaye de Collonges. Founded by acclaimed French chef, the late Paul Bocuse, this restaurant has gained legendary status and is sure to please your palate.

Day 5 - Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Tournus

Perhaps wander the narrow, picturesque streets of Tournus on a guided walking tour of the city, stopping at its famous Romanesque church, the Abbey of Saint Philibert. Otherwise, journey to Château de Cormatin.

This rustic-style château was built onwards from the early 17th century and is surrounded by wide moats. Enjoy a tour of the building and its grounds, which sprawl over ten hectares.

You may choose what adventure you embark upon today.

Day 6 - Tournus

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Chalon-Sue-Saone, Beaune

Explore Beaune, an ancient town encircled by medieval ramparts.

With its surrounding landscapes blanketed in grapevines, it comes as no surprise that Beaune is renowned for its production of fine Burgundy wines.

Day 7 - Chalon-Sue-Saone, Beaune

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Charlon-Sur-Saone, Disembark Ship

Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport in Lyon for your return flight to the UK.

Breakfast

APT in partnership with AmaWaterways, offer their own unique cruises on had picked 5* ships like the AmaCello where APT deliver on exceptional service and offer that added extra associated with the APT brand.

From Home to airport transfers by private car *, fully inclusive of trips and enriching Signature experiences and freedom of choice sightseeing, Butler service, room service, complimentary laundry and champagne on arrival in select suites .

Savour the flavour’s of Europe with the finest dining daily, your day will begin with a delicious buffet breakfast, lunch offers a wide selection of hot and cold dishes, your evening starts with an exquisite five course a la Carte dinner, if you need it a sumptious afternoon tea is also served daily along with complimentary beverages served at your discretion whilst on board.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 73 comfortable outside staterooms, many with French Balconies
  • 3 Luxury Suites
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and shades
  • Fine dining restaurant – offering western cuisine as well as regional specialities
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • 24-hour speciality coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Walking track
  • Heated pool
  • Fitness room
  • Gift Shop and Library
  • Elevator
  • Bicycles on board
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Laundry service*
  • * Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

73 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 170-255 sq. ft.  Most accommodations have a French balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads.

Suites

255 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck

  • Wall-to-wall windows with French Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower with multi-jet shower heads
  • Sitting area features a sofa and two chairs & mini-bar
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. A, B & C Staterooms

170 ft² -Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. D & E Staterooms

170 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck

  • Fixed window with river views
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Single Staterooms

140 ft² –  Cello (Middle) Deck

  • Cabins 223 & 221 with single bed
  • Floor to ceiling glass windows opening to a French Balcony
  • Bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding
  • Premium European toiletries, terry bathrobes and slippers
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

AmaWaterways AmaCello Deck Plan
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 20AmaCelloArles£4245SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£4245  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£4445  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£5245  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony  
Upper DeckCat B+170 ft², French Balcony£5545  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£6145  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite255 ft², French Balcony£8345  
Jun 17AmaCelloArles£3395SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£3395  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3595  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£4395  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony  
Upper DeckCat B+170 ft², French Balcony£4695  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£5295  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite255 ft², French Balcony£7495  
Sep 9AmaCelloArles£3445SAVE £400Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£3445  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3645  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£4445  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony  
Upper DeckCat B+170 ft², French Balcony£4745  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£5345  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite255 ft², French Balcony£7545  


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Why Choose This Cruise?

APT’s included excursions go beyond the ordinary with small group tours exploring the culture and traditions of the places you visit as well as the main sights.  Real destination enrichment and deeper understanding is already included in  the cost of your cruise.  

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