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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

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7 nights from £1032pp

River Cruise Holiday
Burgundy Vineyards
Avignon
Beaune
Arles Amphitheatre

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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 - UK - Lyon (France)

Fly from the UK and 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, or visit Chateau de Pierreclos with its romantic wine cellars and vineyard.

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. Alternatively, join the excursion to the market halls of Paul Bocuse and sample the local delicacies. 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. Another afternoon option is a visit the Roman city of Nimes.

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. Alternatively, join the afternoon excursion exploring more of Vincent Van Gogh in Arles including a stop at the Van Gogh Arles museum.

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. Alternatively, explore the world of truffles with a visit and tasting to a local truffle farm. Rejoin the ship in Le Pouzin and enjoy a captain's gala dinner this evening.

Day 8 - Lyon - UK

Disembark your ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

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

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • 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 - £61pp
  • Cluny Abbey - £51pp
  • Beaune with wine tasting - £59pp
  • Brancion and Cormatin - £51pp
  • Lyon city tour - £34pp
  • Avignon walking tour with Pope palace - £34pp
  • Pont du Gard and Uzes - £41pp
  • Camargue Nature Reserve - £40pp
  • Arles walking tour - £25pp
  • Ardeche Gorge - £40pp
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £175pp
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2024 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1032
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  • April
    • Apr 4th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1290
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    • Apr 11th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1416
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    • Apr 18th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1578
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      Blue Water Price from: £1578 Blue Water Price from: £1867 Blue Water Price from: £2230 Blue Water Price from: £2406 Blue Water Price from: £2836 Blue Water Price from: £3154
    • Apr 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1860
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      Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2458 Blue Water Price from: £2658 Blue Water Price from: £3160 Blue Water Price from: £3404
  • May
    • May 2nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1860
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      Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2458 Blue Water Price from: £2658 Blue Water Price from: £3160 Blue Water Price from: £3404
    • May 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1948
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      Blue Water Price from: £1948 Blue Water Price from: £2236 Blue Water Price from: £2576 Blue Water Price from: £2791 Blue Water Price from: £3316 Blue Water Price from: £3574
    • May 23rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1948
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      Blue Water Price from: £1948 Blue Water Price from: £2236 Blue Water Price from: £2576 Blue Water Price from: £2791 Blue Water Price from: £3316 Blue Water Price from: £3574
  • June
    • Jun 13th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1948
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      Blue Water Price from: £1948 Blue Water Price from: £2236 Blue Water Price from: £2576 Blue Water Price from: £2791 Blue Water Price from: £3316 Blue Water Price from: £3574
    • Jun 20th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1948
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      Blue Water Price from: £1948 Blue Water Price from: £2236 Blue Water Price from: £2576 Blue Water Price from: £2791 Blue Water Price from: £3316 Blue Water Price from: £3574
    • Jun 27th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1948
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      Blue Water Price from: £1948 Blue Water Price from: £2236 Blue Water Price from: £2576 Blue Water Price from: £2791 Blue Water Price from: £3316 Blue Water Price from: £3574
  • August
    • Aug 8th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1860
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      Blue Water Price from: £1860 Blue Water Price from: £2134 Blue Water Price from: £2458 Blue Water Price from: £2658 Blue Water Price from: £3160 Blue Water Price from: £3404
  • September
    • Sep 19th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1948
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      Blue Water Price from: £1948 Blue Water Price from: £2236 Blue Water Price from: £2576 Blue Water Price from: £2791 Blue Water Price from: £3316 Blue Water Price from: £3574
    • Sep 26th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1948
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      Blue Water Price from: £1948 Blue Water Price from: £2236 Blue Water Price from: £2576 Blue Water Price from: £2791 Blue Water Price from: £3316 Blue Water Price from: £3574
  • October
    • Oct 10th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1601
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      Blue Water Price from: £1601 Blue Water Price from: £1896 Blue Water Price from: £2266 Blue Water Price from: £2451 Blue Water Price from: £2880 Blue Water Price from: £3205
    • Oct 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1601
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      Blue Water Price from: £1601 Blue Water Price from: £1896 Blue Water Price from: £2266 Blue Water Price from: £2451 Blue Water Price from: £2880 Blue Water Price from: £3205
    • Oct 24th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1498
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      Blue Water Price from: £1498 Blue Water Price from: £1778 Blue Water Price from: £2118 Blue Water Price from: £2288 Blue Water Price from: £2695 Blue Water Price from: £2990
    • Oct 31st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1091
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      Blue Water Price from: £1091 Blue Water Price from: £1276 Blue Water Price from: £1586 Blue Water Price from: £1712 Blue Water Price from: £1992 Blue Water Price from: £2288

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