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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 £1149pp

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

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Save 15% PLUS free shore excursion package on 2020 departures! Five free excursions included, applies to 24 and 31 Oct departures, see Price Includes section. Book by 30 Nov 2019. Subject to availability. Prices shown include discount

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 - £58pp (included on 24 and 31 Oct departures)
  • Cluny Abbey - £49pp
  • Beaune with wine tasting - £58pp (included on 24 and 31 Oct departures)
  • Brancion and Cormatin - £49pp
  • Lyon city tour - £33pp (included on 24 and 31 Oct departures)
  • Avignon walking tour with Pope palace - £33pp (included on 24 and 31 Oct departures)
  • Pont du Gard and Uzes - £40pp
  • Camargue Nature Reserve - £39pp
  • Arles walking tour - £24pp (included on 24 and 31 Oct departures)
  • Ardeche Gorge - £39pp
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £175pp
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 26th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1149
      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: £1289 Brochure Price from: £1519 Brochure Price from: £1799 Brochure Price from: £1949 Brochure Price from: £2179 Brochure Price from: £2559
      Blue Water Price from: £1149 Blue Water Price from: £1339 Blue Water Price from: £1579 Blue Water Price from: £1709 Blue Water Price from: £1899 Blue Water Price from: £2219
  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1359
      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: £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: £1359 Blue Water Price from: £1619 Blue Water Price from: £1929 Blue Water Price from: £2109 Blue Water Price from: £2339 Blue Water Price from: £2769
    • Apr 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1359
      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: £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: £1359 Blue Water Price from: £1619 Blue Water Price from: £1929 Blue Water Price from: £2109 Blue Water Price from: £2339 Blue Water Price from: £2769
    • Apr 23rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1679
      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: £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: £1679 Blue Water Price from: £1939 Blue Water Price from: £2239 Blue Water Price from: £2429 Blue Water Price from: £2779 Blue Water Price from: £3079
    • 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: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £3219 Blue Water Price from: £3409
  • May
    • May 21st - 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: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £3219 Blue Water Price from: £3409
  • June
    • Jun 4th - 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: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £3219 Blue Water Price from: £3409
    • Jun 25th - 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: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £3219 Blue Water Price from: £3409
  • July
    • Jul 9th - 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: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £3219 Blue Water Price from: £3409
    • Jul 30th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1919
      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: £2199 Brochure Price from: £2499 Brochure Price from: £2849 Brochure Price from: £3039 Brochure Price from: £3569 Brochure Price from: £3799
      Blue Water Price from: £1919 Blue Water Price from: £2169 Blue Water Price from: £2469 Blue Water Price from: £2629 Blue Water Price from: £3079 Blue Water Price from: £3269
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - 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: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £3219 Blue Water Price from: £3409
    • Sep 24th - 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: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £3219 Blue Water Price from: £3409
  • October
    • Oct 1st - 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: £2259 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2759 Blue Water Price from: £3219 Blue Water Price from: £3409
    • Oct 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1619
      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: £1849 Brochure Price from: £2139 Brochure Price from: £2479 Brochure Price from: £2689 Brochure Price from: £3069 Brochure Price from: £3419
      Blue Water Price from: £1619 Blue Water Price from: £1869 Blue Water Price from: £2149 Blue Water Price from: £2329 Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £2949
    • Oct 29th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1189
      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: £1339 Brochure Price from: £1599 Brochure Price from: £1869 Brochure Price from: £2049 Brochure Price from: £2259 Brochure Price from: £2689
      Blue Water Price from: £1189 Blue Water Price from: £1409 Blue Water Price from: £1639 Blue Water Price from: £1789 Blue Water Price from: £1969 Blue Water Price from: £2339

Price Information

  • Single supplements are also available on request
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