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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 £824pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1129pp

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

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Special flight inclusive package prices - save up to £610pp! Prices shown include discounts. Subject to availability

Save 15% on 2019 departures! Prices shown include discount. Subject to availability. Book by 30 Nov 2018

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: £54pp
  • Cluny Abbey - £46pp
  • Beaune with wine tasting: £54pp
  • Brancion and Cormatin - £46pp
  • Lyon city tour: £30pp
  • Avignon walking tour with Pope palace: £30pp
  • Pont du Gard and Uzes: £37pp
  • Camargue Nature Reserve: £36pp
  • Arles walking tour: £22pp
  • Ardeche Gorge: £36pp
  • Save 15% with excursion packages - from £162pp

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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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 4th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1482
      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: £1482 Cruise Only from: £1770 Cruise Only from: £2116 Cruise Only from: £2305 Cruise Only from: £2568 Cruise Only from: £3062
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1840 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2128 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2474 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2663 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2926 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3420
    • Oct 11th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1482
      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: £1482 Cruise Only from: £1770 Cruise Only from: £2116 Cruise Only from: £2305 Cruise Only from: £2568 Cruise Only from: £3062
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1840 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2128 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2474 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2663 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2926 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3420
    • Oct 18th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1482
      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: £1482 Cruise Only from: £1770 Cruise Only from: £2116 Cruise Only from: £2305 Cruise Only from: £2568 Cruise Only from: £3062
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1840 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2128 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2474 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2663 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2926 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3420
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £988
      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: £988 Cruise Only from: £1235 Cruise Only from: £1499 Cruise Only from: £1663 Cruise Only from: £1869 Cruise Only from: £2280
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1346 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1593 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1857 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2021 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2227 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2638

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 28th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £824
      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: £824 Cruise Only from: £1006 Cruise Only from: £1244 Cruise Only from: £1369 Cruise Only from: £1551 Cruise Only from: £1873
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1129 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1299 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1549 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1669 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1859 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2179
  • April
    • Apr 4th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1034
      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: £1034 Cruise Only from: £1285 Cruise Only from: £1586 Cruise Only from: £1754 Cruise Only from: £1978 Cruise Only from: £2405
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1339 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1589 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1889 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2059 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2279 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699
    • Apr 25th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1341
      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: £1341 Cruise Only from: £1594 Cruise Only from: £1894 Cruise Only from: £2069 Cruise Only from: £2412 Cruise Only from: £2712
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1649 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1899 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2369 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2719 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3019
  • May
    • May 2nd - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1657
      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: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1908 Cruise Only from: £2195 Cruise Only from: £2391 Cruise Only from: £2838 Cruise Only from: £3035
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1959 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2499 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3139 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3339
  • June
    • Jun 6th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1657
      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: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1908 Cruise Only from: £2195 Cruise Only from: £2391 Cruise Only from: £2838 Cruise Only from: £3035
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1959 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2499 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3139 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3339
    • Jun 20th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1657
      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: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1908 Cruise Only from: £2195 Cruise Only from: £2391 Cruise Only from: £2838 Cruise Only from: £3035
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1959 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2499 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3139 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3339
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1573
      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: £1573 Cruise Only from: £1824 Cruise Only from: £2111 Cruise Only from: £2265 Cruise Only from: £2712 Cruise Only from: £2894
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1879 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2129 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2419 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2569 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3019 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3199
  • September
    • Sep 19th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1657
      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: £1657 Cruise Only from: £1908 Cruise Only from: £2195 Cruise Only from: £2391 Cruise Only from: £2838 Cruise Only from: £3035
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1959 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2499 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2699 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3139 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3339
  • October
    • Oct 10th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1341
      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: £1341 Cruise Only from: £1594 Cruise Only from: £1894 Cruise Only from: £2069 Cruise Only from: £2412 Cruise Only from: £2712
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1649 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1899 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2199 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2369 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2719 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3019
    • Oct 24th - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £1278
      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: £1278 Cruise Only from: £1523 Cruise Only from: £1803 Cruise Only from: £1971 Cruise Only from: £2293 Cruise Only from: £2580
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1579 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1829 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2099 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2279 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2599 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2879
    • Oct 31st - Lyon and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Provence From: £859
      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: £859 Cruise Only from: £1076 Cruise Only from: £1300 Cruise Only from: £1447 Cruise Only from: £1621 Cruise Only from: £1978
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1159 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1379 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1599 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1749 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1929 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2279

Price Information

  • Single supplements are also available on request
  • Wine itinerary available on 1 Nov 2018 departure. Please see Price Includes section for more details.
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