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+44 1756 706500

Wine Regions of Provence

Discover the legendary wine regions along the Rhone, visit World Heritage listed Avignon and see why Arles inspired the artist Vincent Van Gogh on this 7-night cruise with guided excursions

Exclusive Blue Water Package
7 nights from £2078pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Lyon
  • Avignon
  • Vineyards
  • Tournus

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

AMA Waterways

Exclusive savings of up to £750pp! Applies to 2019 departures. Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 Mar 2018

Exclusive savings of up to £400pp! Applies to 2018 departures. Prices shown include discount. Book by 31 Mar 2018

Wine Regions of Provence Special Offer

Explore the picturesque wine growing regions of Provence from the gastronomic capital, Lyon, along the Rhone to Arles in the South of France.

See the chateaux and vineyards of the Beaujolais wine growing region and sample the fine wines. Discover the Roman history of Vienne and visit the medieval town of Viviers.

Explore the hillside village of Grignan and see the sights of Avignon including the famous Papal Palace and Pont du Gard, a Roman engineering masterpiece. Conclude in Arles where a guided tour will take in the highlights including the Romanesque cathedral and Amphitheatre.

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Wine Regions of Provence Itinerary

Day 1 - Lyon (France)

Embark Amacello in Lyon. Gather this evening on board for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Lyon

Visit Fourviere Hill before joining a panoramic tour of Lyon with highlights including Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Later, enjoy a guided walking tour around Old Lyon. Reminder of the afternoon is at leisure, and there is the option to join a guided bike ride through the city.

Day 3 - Collonges - Vienne

This morning, enjoy a tour through the Beaujolais wine region, also known as the Pays d'Or. Indulge in a wine tasting and learn more about the history of the region's wine production. Return to the ship in the afternoon and continue cruising towards Vienne. Free evening to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Vienne - Tournon

Situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne's Roman past can be seen in its magnificently preserved ruins. This morning, take a walking tour and see an ancient Roman temple, the ruins of a Roman theatre and the medieval Abbey Church of St. Pierre which is now an Archaeological Museum. Alternatively join the guided bike ride along the ViaRhona bike route or the guided hike up to the Mount Pipet Monastery. Your ship departs at midday for Tournon. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Tournon

Today you can enjoy an indulgent chocolate and red wine pairing at Le Chateau de Tournon, or a hike followed by a wine tasting. Or perhaps discover the magnificent scenery of the Gorge du Doux on an exciting train car ride. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Avignon

This morning there are three excursions to choose from. Enjoy a guided walking tour in Avignon including the Papal Palace and the well-preserved medieval walls that surround the historic centre of the town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps take the excursion to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of engineering, or enjoy a Provencal cookery lesson with a local chef (2018) or indulge in a Tastes of Provence (2019). Later, there is an excursion to the hilltop village of Grignan for a visit to a truffle farm (forward itinerary only). (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Avignon - Arles

Arrive in Arles this morning and board a motor coach for an excursion to the village of Les Baux de Provence where the castle has a fascinating exhibit of medieval weapons, then visit an olive farm. Alternatively, take the Artist Experience tour to the Carrieres de Lumieres, a stone quarry that projects European artwork on its walls, and Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum where Van Gogh once lived and worked. Late afternoon choose between a city tour of Arles or a guided bike ride (forward itinerary only) through the Roman ruins. You may instead join a special walking tour which visits the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation (forward itinerary only). The ship moors overnight in Arles. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Arles

Disembark AmaCello in Arles. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with French balconies
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Special highights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Paris and Barcelona Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Paris from £880pp or a 3-night post-cruise stay in Barcelona from £740pp. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • 2018: 22 Mar; 5 Apr; 1, 8 Nov
  • 2019: 21, 28 Mar; 11 Apr; 22 Aug; 7, 14 Nov

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Lyon to Arles

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Mar 22£1995£2295
Apr 05£2195£2495
Apr 19£2328£2628
May 03£2461£2761
May 31; Jun 14, 28£2528£2828
Jul 26; Aug 09£2286£2586
Aug 23£2595£2895
Sep 06, 20£2661£2961
Oct 04£2595£2895
Oct 18£2461£2761
Nov 01£2195£2495
Nov 15£1778£2078

Arles to Lyon

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Mar 29£2061£2361
May 10£2528£2828
Aug 02£2286£2586
Oct 11£2528£2828
Oct 25£2328£2628
Nov 08£2128£2428

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Lyon to Arles

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Mar 21£2015£2315
Apr 18£2438£2738
May 02£2578£2878
May 16; Jun 13£2649£2949
Jun 27; Jul 11£2474£2774
Aug 08, 22£2324£2624
Sep 05, 19; Oct 03£2194£2494
Oct 17£2053£2353
Oct 31£2367£2667
Nov 14£2156£2456

Arles to Lyon

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Mar 28£2085£2385
Apr 11£2367£2667
Jun 06£2649£2949
Aug 01£2324£2624
Aug 29£2394£2694
Sep 26£2194£2494
Oct 24£1983£2283
Nov 07£2226£2526

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing Cat E cabin. Single supplements are also available on request
  • Cabin upgrade supplements are available, please contact us
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