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The unparalleled natural beauty of the South of France in the peak summer season has always had immense appeal and this holiday takes you on a fascinating journey to the sun drenched vineyards, ancient cities and tranquil villages of France's fabled wine country.
This delightful cruise takes you on a seven-night voyage on the Saône and Rhône Rivers, meandering past the vineyards of Burgundy and the lavender-scented hills of Provence.
As a round trip river cruise this tour may be paired with a number of travel options, or included as an add-on to a longer holiday.
Many Clients prefer to travel by train, Eurostar and high speed TGV rail services can get you from London to Lyon in 5hrs with a just a platform change at Lille.
Please call to discuss your specific travel requirements an a rail or flight inclusive price.
Arrive at Lyon and board the Amadeus Provence from 4pm this afternoon. Settle into your cabin at your leisure and take some time to explore the ship before setting sail this evening. Enjoy a welcome cocktail on board followed by the Captain's Welcome Dinner this evening.
This morning you arrive in Mâcon. There is an optional tour of Macon and the Beaujolais, learning about wine making, which is synonymous with this region of France. Later this afternoon there is another optional tour, taking in Cluny Abbey, which was founded in 910 by Benedictine monks. The ship departs late this evening and sails overnight to her next stop.
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The ship arrives in Chalon-sur-Saône this morning and you may wish to join a morning tour of Beaune and the Burgundy region. Later, there is an optional tour of the Medieval Brancion and Cormatin, before the Amadeus Provence sets sail towards Tournus in the early evening.
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The entire day is spent in the stunning city of Lyon, where you will have the opportunity to explore on your own or join an optional, guided tour of the city. Return to the ship to sail on to continue your cruise during the late afternoon.
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You arrive into the city of Avignon at lunch time today. There is an optional afternoon tour of Avignon, including a visit to the Palace of the Popes, which you may choose to join. Otherwise you will have some free time to explore on your own.
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This morning you will have some free time to further acquaint yourself with Avignon. Alternatively, there is a selection of optional tours that you may wish to join. Choose from the Pont du Gard Roman Aqueduct and Uzes, a tour of the Camargue Nature Reserve or the Roman Heritage tour in Nimes. The ship leaves Avignon at lunchtime and sails towards Arles, where you will have the evening to wander around the city which was the inspiration behind many of the paintings produced by Vincent van Gogh.
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Early this morning the Amadeus Provence arrives in Viviers and you will have the opportunity to join a tour of the Valley of the Ardèche, before continuing your cruise towards Le Pouzin in the afternoon. Tonight there is a Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board the ship, along with a show performed by the crew.
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Lüftner MS Amadeus Provence
Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.
They are 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.
Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Prices include return flights from London & ship transfers, regional flights available (supplements may apply). Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.
Single Occupancy Supplements:Available on request
Why not extend your stay with a few days in Lyon or Marseille and further explore what these hidden French gems have to offer.
Please call 0800 471 4754 for further information and assistance.
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