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Treasures of Burgundy and Provence

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Visit: Lyon, Macon, Chalon-sur-Saone, Tournus, Lyon, Avignon, Arles, Le Pouzin, Lyon

Book you clients Amadeus River Cruise for 2019 by 30 November, 2018 to receive a 15% Early Bird Discount
Day 1: Lyon

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

Meals: Welcome 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 Macon 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.

Meals: 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. Half timbered 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.

Meals: 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.

Meals: 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.

Meals: 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Châteauneuf-du-Rhône - Le Pouzin

This morning offers the opportunity to view the Ardeche Gorge, another natural wonder of the area. Visit the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ and rejoin the vessel in time for lunch. Alternately spend the day onboard relaxing. This evening is the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Lyon

We bid you farewell after breakfast and hope to welcome you again soon!

Meals: Breakfast

 

Cruise Package Includes:

  • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with a French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk out balcony in suites.
  • Complimentary state of the art audio headsets for all excursions
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee & tea, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
  • 24 hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water
  • Free flowing quality red & white wines from Europe's famous wine regions with every dinner on board 
  • Coffe and tea after lunch and dinner
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner and crew show
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar
  • English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking allowed only on the Sun Deck)
  • Services of an experienced cruise director throughout the cruise
  • All port taxes and local taxes

 

Not Included:

  • Excursion Packages
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

 

Excursion Package A: From AUD $366.00 per person:

  • Excursion to Mâcon with tour of Europe’s first wine theme park
  • Burgundy excursion to Beaune with Wine Tasting
  • City Tour of Lyon
  • Avignon Walking Tour with Papal Palace
  • Arles Walking Tour

 

Excursion Package B: From AUD $548.00 per person:

  • Excursion to Mâcon with tour of Europe’s first wine theme park
  • Guided Tour of Cluny Abbey
  • Burgundy excursion to Beaune with Wine Tasting
  • City Tour of Lyon
  • Avignon Walking Tour with Papal Palace
  • Excursion to the Camargue Nature Park
  • Excursion to the Ardèche Gorge

 

Excursion Package C: From AUD $749.00 per person:

  • Excursion to Mâcon with tour of Europe’s first wine theme park
  • Guided Tour of Cluny Abbey
  • Burgundy excursion to Beaune with Wine Tasting
  • Excursion to Brancion and Cormatin
  • City Tour of Lyon
  • Avignon Walking Tour with Papal Palace
  • Excursion to the Pont du Gard and Uzès
  • Arles Walking Tour
  • Excursion to the Camargue Nature Park
  • Excursion to the Ardèche Gorge

 

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Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (lc)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: River Cruise
  • Departures: March - November 2018 and 2019
  • Cities Visited: Lyon, Macon, Chalon-sur-Saone, Tournus, Lyon, Avignon, Arles, Le Pouzin, Lyon
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