Blue Water Holidays
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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1089pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Burgundy Vineyards
  • Avignon
  • Beaune
  • Arles Amphitheatre

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Save up to 20% on selected 2020 departures! Applies to 26 Mar; 9, 23, 30 Apr 2020 departures. Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability

Save 15% on 2021 departures! Prices shown include discounts. Book by 30 Nov 2020

Low single supplement! Applies to 26 Mar; 9, 23, 30 Apr 2020 departures. Subject to availability

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 - 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.

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 - 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
  • 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 - 2020: £58pp 2021: £61pp
  • Cluny Abbey - 2020: £49pp 2021: £51pp
  • Beaune with wine tasting - 2020: £58pp 2021: £59pp
  • Brancion and Cormatin - 2020: £49pp 2021: £51pp
  • Lyon city tour - 2020: £33pp 2021: £34pp
  • Avignon walking tour with Pope palace - 2020: £33pp 2021: £34pp
  • Pont du Gard and Uzes - 2020: £40pp 2021: £41pp
  • Camargue Nature Reserve - 2020: £39pp 2021: £40pp
  • Arles walking tour - 2020: £24pp 2021: £25pp
  • Ardeche Gorge - 2020: £39pp 2021: £40pp
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £175pp
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1299
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      Brochure Price from: £1549 Brochure Price from: £1849 Brochure Price from: £2219 Brochure Price from: £2419 Brochure Price from: £2689 Brochure Price from: £3199
      Blue Water Price from: £1299 Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2219 Blue Water Price from: £1999 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £3199
    • Apr 23rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1799
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      Brochure Price from: £1919 Brochure Price from: £2219 Brochure Price from: £2589 Brochure Price from: £2799 Brochure Price from: £3209 Brochure Price from: £3569
      Blue Water Price from: £1919 Blue Water Price from: £1799 Blue Water Price from: £2589 Blue Water Price from: £2799 Blue Water Price from: £3209 Blue Water Price from: £3569
    • Apr 30th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1999
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Brochure Price from: £2299 Brochure Price from: £2599 Brochure Price from: £2949 Brochure Price from: £3189 Brochure Price from: £3729 Brochure Price from: £3959
      Blue Water Price from: £1999 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £3189 Blue Water Price from: £3729 Blue Water Price from: £3959
  • May
    • May 21st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2299
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      Blue Water Price from: £2299 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3189 Blue Water Price from: £3729 Blue Water Price from: £3959
  • June
    • Jun 4th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2299
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2299 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3189 Blue Water Price from: £3729 Blue Water Price from: £3959
    • Jun 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2299
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2299 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3189 Blue Water Price from: £3729 Blue Water Price from: £3959
  • July
    • Jul 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2299
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2299 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3189 Blue Water Price from: £3729 Blue Water Price from: £3959
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2299
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2299 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3189 Blue Water Price from: £3729 Blue Water Price from: £3959
    • Sep 24th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2299
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2299 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3189 Blue Water Price from: £3729 Blue Water Price from: £3959
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2299
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2299 Blue Water Price from: £2599 Blue Water Price from: £2949 Blue Water Price from: £3189 Blue Water Price from: £3729 Blue Water Price from: £3959
    • Oct 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1849
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1849 Blue Water Price from: £2139 Blue Water Price from: £2479 Blue Water Price from: £2689 Blue Water Price from: £3069 Blue Water Price from: £3419
    • Oct 29th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1339
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      Blue Water Price from: £1339 Blue Water Price from: £1599 Blue Water Price from: £1869 Blue Water Price from: £2049 Blue Water Price from: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2689

2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1198
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      Blue Water Price from: £1198 Blue Water Price from: £1359 Blue Water Price from: £1597 Blue Water Price from: £1733 Blue Water Price from: £1971 Blue Water Price from: £2226
  • April
    • Apr 8th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1436
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1436 Blue Water Price from: £1640 Blue Water Price from: £1954 Blue Water Price from: £2133 Blue Water Price from: £2439 Blue Water Price from: £2779
    • Apr 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1546
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1546 Blue Water Price from: £1784 Blue Water Price from: £2133 Blue Water Price from: £2328 Blue Water Price from: £2668 Blue Water Price from: £3042
    • Apr 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1699
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      Blue Water Price from: £1699 Blue Water Price from: £1971 Blue Water Price from: £2303 Blue Water Price from: £2473 Blue Water Price from: £2864 Blue Water Price from: £3153
    • Apr 29th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1963
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      Blue Water Price from: £1963 Blue Water Price from: £2209 Blue Water Price from: £2515 Blue Water Price from: £2702 Blue Water Price from: £3161 Blue Water Price from: £3391
  • May
    • May 13th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2039
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2311 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2821 Blue Water Price from: £3306 Blue Water Price from: £3552
    • May 27th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2039
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2311 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2821 Blue Water Price from: £3306 Blue Water Price from: £3552
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2039
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2311 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2821 Blue Water Price from: £3306 Blue Water Price from: £3552
    • Jun 17th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2039
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2311 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2821 Blue Water Price from: £3306 Blue Water Price from: £3552
  • July
    • Jul 1st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2039
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2311 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2821 Blue Water Price from: £3306 Blue Water Price from: £3552
    • Jul 8th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2039
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2311 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2821 Blue Water Price from: £3306 Blue Water Price from: £3552
  • September
    • Sep 16th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2039
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2311 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2821 Blue Water Price from: £3306 Blue Water Price from: £3552
    • Sep 30th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2039
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2311 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2821 Blue Water Price from: £3306 Blue Water Price from: £3552
  • October
    • Oct 7th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £2039
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £2039 Blue Water Price from: £2311 Blue Water Price from: £2626 Blue Water Price from: £2821 Blue Water Price from: £3306 Blue Water Price from: £3552
    • Oct 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1725
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Suite Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water Price from: £1725 Blue Water Price from: £1997 Blue Water Price from: £2337 Blue Water Price from: £2507 Blue Water Price from: £2906 Blue Water Price from: £3204
    • Oct 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1257
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      Blue Water Price from: £1257 Blue Water Price from: £1427 Blue Water Price from: £1716 Blue Water Price from: £1827 Blue Water Price from: £2082 Blue Water Price from: £2354

Price Information

  • Single supplements are also available on request
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