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French Savoir Vivre

Explore the famous wine-growing region of Burgundy along the Saone and discover the historical architectural highlights of Provence along the beautiful Rhone river from Lyon with a choice of superb value optional excursions

Cruise Only
7 nights from £872pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1172pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Lyon
  • Burgundy Vineyards
  • Avignon
  • Beaune
  • Arles Arena

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Save 10%! Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability. Book by 28 Feb 2019

French Savoir Vivre Special Offer

Explore the beautiful Burgundy, Provence and Camargue regions on this roundtrip from Lyon. Venture north along the Saone from Lyon to some of France's best wine-growing regions before Amadeus Provence cruises south along the Rhone towards the sun-drenched Mediterranean.

Discover the wine-growing region of Burgundy along the Saone. See the picturesque region of Maconnais, known for its Mediterranean charm and Chardonnay wines, and sample Burgundy's local specialities at one of Beaune's famous wine cellars.

Visit Lyon, gastronomic capital, before your luxurious ship continues along the Rhone river. You can visit the renowned Palace of the Popes which was once a papal residence on a tour of Avignon and stroll through historic Arles with its famous amphitheatre. There is a chance to see the Valley of the Ardeche with its magnificent limestone cliffs over the river before returning to Lyon.

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French Savoir Vivre Itinerary

Day 1 - Lyon (France)

Embark your ship in Lyon. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with fellow guests followed by a Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 - Macon

Macon is the southernmost city in the Burgundy region which lies along the River Saone. This wine-growing region is known for its Mediterranean flair and Chardonnay wines. Join the optional excursion of the Maconnais region, visiting a regional wine museum for a tour. Return to the ship for lunch. This afternoon, there is an optional guided tour of the ruins of Cluny Abbey, once an influential religious centre.

Day 3 - Chalon sur Saone - Tournus

Explore Chalon sur Saone at leisure or you can take a scenic drive along Burgundy's wine route to Beaune, the capital of this wine region, where you can sample a drop or two. This afternoon there is an optional excursion to the medieval town of Brancion and castle Cormatin before rejoining the ship in Tournus.

Day 4 - Lyon

Explore the gastronomic capital of Lyon on an optional guided city tour visiting the old town of Vieux Lyon and the Notre-Dame-de-Fourviere basilica. This afternoon enjoy leisurely cruising along the Rhone towards Avignon.

Day 5 - Avignon

Today there is the chance to explore Avignon on a guided walking tour and see the renowned Palace of the Popes, one of the largest medieval gothic buildings which served as a papal residence during the 14th century. You will also see the famous Pont d'Avignon. This afternoon you can join an optional tour to the famous roman aqueduct Pont du Gard and visit the picturesque village of Uzes.

Day 6 - Arles

You can explore Arles on an optional guided walking tour including its famous amphitheatre 'Les Arenes' and join the optional excursion to the Camargue Nature Park which is famous for its black bulls and white horses and home to more than 400 species of birds.

Day 7 - Chateauneuf du Rhone - Le Pouzin

From Chateauneuf-du-Rhone take the optional excursion to the Valley of the Ardeche. The valley has a particularly scenic stretch known as the Ardeche Gorges with limestone cliffs up to 300m high. The most famous feature is the natural Pont d'Arc. Rejoin the ship in Le Pouzin and enjoy a captain's gala dinner this evening.

Day 8 - Lyon

Disembark your ship after breakfast.

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

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, draft beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Complimentary bottled water in cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS Audio System for all excursions
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and gala dinner
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • Maconnais and wine museum - £57pp
  • Cluny Abbey - £48pp
  • Beaune with wine tasting - £57pp
  • Brancion and Cormatin - £48pp
  • Lyon city tour - £32pp
  • Avignon walking tour with Pope palace - £32pp
  • Pont du Gard and Uzes - £38pp
  • Camargue Nature Reserve - £38pp
  • Arles walking tour - £23pp
  • Ardeche Gorge - £37pp
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £184pp

Special Features

  • Wine Themed Cruise:
  • It is possible to enjoy a wine-themed itinerary on 1 Nov 2018 departure. Includes a village tasting of Southern Burgundy wines, winery visit to taste the wines of the Maconnais, winery visit to a Northern Rhone village and winery visit to a Southern Rhone village.
  • Prices start from £1699pp including full-board cruise, wine-themed excursions, return flights from London, overseas transfers and port charges
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £872
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £872 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1316 Cruise Only from: £1449 Cruise Only from: £1641 Cruise Only from: £1982
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1172 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1364 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1616 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1749 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1941 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2282
  • April
    • Apr 4th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1094
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1094 Cruise Only from: £1359 Cruise Only from: £1678 Cruise Only from: £1856 Cruise Only from: £2094 Cruise Only from: £2546
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1394 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1659 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1978 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2156 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2394 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2846
    • Apr 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1419
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1419 Cruise Only from: £1687 Cruise Only from: £2005 Cruise Only from: £2190 Cruise Only from: £2553 Cruise Only from: £2871
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1719 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1987 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2305 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2490 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2853 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3171
  • May
    • May 2nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1754
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1754 Cruise Only from: £2019 Cruise Only from: £2323 Cruise Only from: £2530 Cruise Only from: £3004 Cruise Only from: £3213
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2054 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2319 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2623 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3513
  • June
    • Jun 6th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1754
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1754 Cruise Only from: £2019 Cruise Only from: £2323 Cruise Only from: £2530 Cruise Only from: £3004 Cruise Only from: £3213
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2054 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2319 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2623 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3513
    • Jun 20th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1754
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1754 Cruise Only from: £2019 Cruise Only from: £2323 Cruise Only from: £2530 Cruise Only from: £3004 Cruise Only from: £3213
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2054 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2319 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2623 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3513
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1665
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1665 Cruise Only from: £1930 Cruise Only from: £2234 Cruise Only from: £2397 Cruise Only from: £2871 Cruise Only from: £3780
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1965 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2230 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2534 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2697 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3171 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4080
  • September
    • Sep 19th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1754
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1754 Cruise Only from: £2019 Cruise Only from: £2323 Cruise Only from: £2530 Cruise Only from: £3004 Cruise Only from: £3213
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2054 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2319 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2623 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3513
  • October
    • Oct 10th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1419
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1419 Cruise Only from: £1687 Cruise Only from: £2005 Cruise Only from: £2190 Cruise Only from: £2553 Cruise Only from: £2871
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1719 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1987 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2305 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2490 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2853 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3171
    • Oct 24th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1352
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1352 Cruise Only from: £1611 Cruise Only from: £1908 Cruise Only from: £2086 Cruise Only from: £2427 Cruise Only from: £2731
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1652 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1911 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2208 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2386 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2727 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3031
    • Oct 31st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £909
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £909 Cruise Only from: £1138 Cruise Only from: £1376 Cruise Only from: £1531 Cruise Only from: £1716 Cruise Only from: £2094
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1209 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1438 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1676 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1831 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2016 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2394

Price Information

  • Single supplements are also available on request
Map for French Savoir Vivre