Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
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 £984pp

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.

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 - £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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1173
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      Blue Water Price from: £1173 Blue Water Price from: £1374 Blue Water Price from: £1711 Blue Water Price from: £1845 Blue Water Price from: £2148 Blue Water Price from: £2354

2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 31st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £984
      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: £984 Blue Water Price from: £1154 Blue Water Price from: £1406 Blue Water Price from: £1546 Blue Water Price from: £1805 Blue Water Price from: £2071
  • April
    • Apr 7th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1236
      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: £1236 Blue Water Price from: £1458 Blue Water Price from: £1790 Blue Water Price from: £1968 Blue Water Price from: £2300 Blue Water Price from: £2648
    • Apr 21st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1516
      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: £1516 Blue Water Price from: £1805 Blue Water Price from: £2152 Blue Water Price from: £2330 Blue Water Price from: £2744 Blue Water Price from: £3054
    • Apr 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1790
      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: £1790 Blue Water Price from: £2064 Blue Water Price from: £2374 Blue Water Price from: £2574 Blue Water Price from: £3062 Blue Water Price from: £3305
  • May
    • May 5th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1790
      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: £1790 Blue Water Price from: £2064 Blue Water Price from: £2374 Blue Water Price from: £2574 Blue Water Price from: £3062 Blue Water Price from: £3305
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1879
      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: £1879 Blue Water Price from: £2160 Blue Water Price from: £2492 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3216 Blue Water Price from: £3468
    • Jun 9th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1879
      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: £1879 Blue Water Price from: £2160 Blue Water Price from: £2492 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3216 Blue Water Price from: £3468
    • Jun 23rd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1879
      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: £1879 Blue Water Price from: £2160 Blue Water Price from: £2492 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3216 Blue Water Price from: £3468
  • July
    • Jul 14th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1790
      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: £1790 Blue Water Price from: £2064 Blue Water Price from: £2374 Blue Water Price from: £2574 Blue Water Price from: £3062 Blue Water Price from: £3305
    • Jul 21st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1790
      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: £1790 Blue Water Price from: £2064 Blue Water Price from: £2374 Blue Water Price from: £2574 Blue Water Price from: £3062 Blue Water Price from: £3305
    • Jul 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1790
      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: £1790 Blue Water Price from: £2064 Blue Water Price from: £2374 Blue Water Price from: £2574 Blue Water Price from: £3062 Blue Water Price from: £3305
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1790
      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: £1790 Blue Water Price from: £2064 Blue Water Price from: £2374 Blue Water Price from: £2574 Blue Water Price from: £3062 Blue Water Price from: £3305
    • Aug 11th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1790
      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: £1790 Blue Water Price from: £2064 Blue Water Price from: £2374 Blue Water Price from: £2574 Blue Water Price from: £3062 Blue Water Price from: £3305
  • September
    • Sep 15th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1879
      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: £1879 Blue Water Price from: £2160 Blue Water Price from: £2492 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3216 Blue Water Price from: £3468
    • Sep 22nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1879
      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: £1879 Blue Water Price from: £2160 Blue Water Price from: £2492 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3216 Blue Water Price from: £3468
    • Sep 29th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1879
      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: £1879 Blue Water Price from: £2160 Blue Water Price from: £2492 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3216 Blue Water Price from: £3468
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1879
      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: £1879 Blue Water Price from: £2160 Blue Water Price from: £2492 Blue Water Price from: £2699 Blue Water Price from: £3216 Blue Water Price from: £3468
    • Oct 13th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1539
      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: £1539 Blue Water Price from: £1834 Blue Water Price from: £2189 Blue Water Price from: £2366 Blue Water Price from: £2788 Blue Water Price from: £3106
    • Oct 20th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1442
      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: £1442 Blue Water Price from: £1709 Blue Water Price from: £2042 Blue Water Price from: £2212 Blue Water Price from: £2603 Blue Water Price from: £2899
    • Oct 27th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1044
      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: £1044 Blue Water Price from: £1228 Blue Water Price from: £1532 Blue Water Price from: £1650 Blue Water Price from: £1923 Blue Water Price from: £2212

Price Information

  • Single supplements are also available on request
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