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Colours of Provence

From £2,695 pp

Discover a world of fascinating French towns, inspiring culture, wistful countryside and memorable cuisine while cruising in luxury between Avignon and Lyon

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 - Tarascon, Arles

FREEDOM OF CHOIC – Choose to see the ruins in Les Baux-de-Provence then visit an olive mill, where there’s a chance to sample olive oil straight from the press.

Alternatively, you might like to set out on a guided exploration of Arles and its Roman ruins.

The afternoon has been set aside for you to explore Tarascon at your own pace. Be sure to check out its castle – the enormous towers and drawbridge are sure to impress.

The choice is yours when it comes to today’s sightseeing.

Day 2 - Tarascon, Arles

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Avignon

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ – Entering Avignon, you can’t help but be drawn to its imposing château, the Palace of the Popes, which is on today’s agenda.

Though some of you may prefer a round of golf.

Alternatively, journey to the Pont du Gard and admire this ancient Roman aqueduct. Choose how you’d like to spend your morning.

You will then have the afternoon at leisure to do as you please.

Day 3 - Avignon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Viviers

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 - Viviers

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Tournon, Vienne

Take a ride on the Ardèche Steam Train, winding through the Doux gorge.

For wine lovers, visit the historic Maison M. Chapoutier winery for a tasting.

Otherwise, if you’d like to get active, enjoy a guided bike ride with a stop at the Valrhona Chocolate Factory for a little indulgence.

The choice is yours when it comes to today’s sightseeing.

Later, cruise to Vienne.

Day 5 - Tournon, Vienne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Vienne, Lyon

A morning walking tour of Vienne reveals its spectacular Roman ruins, including a theatre and temple.

Alternatively, hike to Mount Pipet for panoramic views of the town below.

Choose how you spend your morning.

Afterwards, it’s time to head back on board as your ship sets sail for Lyon.

On arrival, become acquainted with this picturesque city during an orientation tour.

Day 6 - Vienne, Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Lyon

See what makes the food in Lyon so famous on a discovery of the city’s fresh food market.

Otherwise, explore the sights with a local guide or embark on a bike tour. You also have the option to visit the Beaujolais wine region. Select from a range of sightseeing options on offer in Lyon then enjoy a Signature Experience this evening.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE This evening, dine at L’Abbaye de Collonges, founded by renowned chef, the late Paul Bocuse.

Day 7 - Lyon

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Lyon, 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  
Jul 8AmaCelloArles£2695SAVE £1000Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£2695  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£2895  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£3695  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony  
Upper DeckCat B+170 ft², French Balcony£3995  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£4595  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite255 ft², French Balcony£6795  
Sep 16AmaCelloArles£3545SAVE £250Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E170 ft², Fixed Windows£3545  
Lower DeckCat D170 ft², Fixed Windows£3745  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£4545  
Middle DeckCat B170 ft², French Balcony  
Upper DeckCat B+170 ft², French Balcony£4845  
Upper DeckCat A170 ft², French Balcony£5445  
Upper DeckOwner's Suite255 ft², French Balcony£7645  


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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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