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Wine Regions of Provence

Discover the legendary wine regions along the Rhone, visit World Heritage listed Avignon and see why Arles inspired the artist Vincent Van Gogh on this 7-night cruise with guided excursions

Cruise Only
7 nights from £1611pp

Fly-Cruise Package
7 nights from £1911pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Lyon
  • Avignon
  • Tournus
  • Vineyards

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Save 25% PLUS exclusive £50pp discount! Applies to 25 Oct and 15 Nov 2018 departures. Prices shown include discount. Book by 30 Sep 2018

Regional flights or rail and transfers for £129pp on 2019 departures! Applies to flights from the UK mainland. Rail is from St Pancras. Book by 30 Sep 2018

Wine Regions of Provence Special Offer

Explore the picturesque wine growing regions of Provence from the gastronomic capital, Lyon, along the Rhone to Arles in the South of France.

See the chateaux and vineyards of the Beaujolais wine growing region and sample the fine wines. Discover the Roman history of Vienne and visit the medieval town of Viviers.

Explore the hillside village of Grignan and see the sights of Avignon including the famous Papal Palace and Pont du Gard, a Roman engineering masterpiece. Conclude in Arles where a guided tour will take in the highlights including the Romanesque cathedral and Amphitheatre.

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Wine Regions of Provence Itinerary

Day 1 - Lyon (France)

Embark Amacello in Lyon. Gather this evening on board for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 - Lyon

Visit Fourviere Hill before joining a panoramic tour of Lyon with highlights including Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Later, enjoy a guided walking tour around Old Lyon. Reminder of the afternoon is at leisure, and there is the option to join a guided bike ride through the city.

Day 3 - Collonges - Vienne

This morning, enjoy a tour through the Beaujolais wine region, also known as the Pays d'Or. Indulge in a wine tasting and learn more about the history of the region's wine production. Return to the ship in the afternoon and continue cruising towards Vienne. Free evening to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Vienne - Tournon

Situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne's Roman past can be seen in its magnificently preserved ruins. This morning, take a walking tour and see an ancient Roman temple, the ruins of a Roman theatre and the medieval Abbey Church of St. Pierre which is now an Archaeological Museum. Alternatively join the guided bike ride along the ViaRhona bike route or the guided hike up to the Mount Pipet Monastery. Your ship departs at midday for Tournon. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Tournon

Today you can enjoy an indulgent chocolate and red wine pairing at Le Chateau de Tournon, or a hike followed by a wine tasting. Or perhaps discover the magnificent scenery of the Gorge du Doux on an exciting train car ride. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Avignon

This morning there are three excursions to choose from. Enjoy a guided walking tour in Avignon including the Papal Palace and the well-preserved medieval walls that surround the historic centre of the town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps take the excursion to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of engineering, or enjoy a Provencal cookery lesson with a local chef (2018) or indulge in a Tastes of Provence (2019). Later, there is an excursion to the hilltop village of Grignan for a visit to a truffle farm (forward itinerary only). (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Avignon - Arles

Arrive in Arles this morning and board a motor coach for an excursion to the village of Les Baux de Provence where the castle has a fascinating exhibit of medieval weapons, then visit an olive farm. Alternatively, take the Artist Experience tour to the Carrieres de Lumieres, a stone quarry that projects European artwork on its walls, and Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum where Van Gogh once lived and worked. Late afternoon choose between a city tour of Arles or a guided bike ride (forward itinerary only) through the Roman ruins. You may instead join a special walking tour which visits the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation (forward itinerary only). The ship moors overnight in Arles. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Arles

Disembark AmaCello in Arles. (B)

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

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with French balconies
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return flights from the UK and transfers
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Special highights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Paris and Barcelona Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Paris from £880pp or a 3-night post-cruise stay in Barcelona from £740pp. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • 2018: 22 Mar; 5 Apr; 1, 8 Nov
  • 2019: 21, 28 Mar; 11 Apr; 22 Aug; 7, 14 Nov
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 4th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2595
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2595 Cruise Only from: £2794 Cruise Only from: £3194 Cruise Only from: £3328 Cruise Only from: £3394 Cruise Only from: £4194
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2895 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3094 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3494 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3628 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3694 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4494
    • Oct 11th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2528
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2528 Cruise Only from: £2727 Cruise Only from: £3127 Cruise Only from: £3261 Cruise Only from: £3327 Cruise Only from: £4127
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2828 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3027 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3427 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3561 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3627 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4427
    • Oct 18th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2461
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2461 Cruise Only from: £2660 Cruise Only from: £3060 Cruise Only from: £3194 Cruise Only from: £3260 Cruise Only from: £4060
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2761 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2960 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3360 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3494 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3560 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4360
    • Oct 25th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £1761
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £1761 Cruise Only from: £1910 Cruise Only from: £2210 Cruise Only from: £2311 Cruise Only from: £2360 Cruise Only from: £2960
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  • November
    • Nov 1st - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2195
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2195 Cruise Only from: £2394 Cruise Only from: £2794 Cruise Only from: £2928 Cruise Only from: £2994 Cruise Only from: £3794
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2495 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2694 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3094 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3228 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3294 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4094
    • Nov 8th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2128
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2128 Cruise Only from: £2327 Cruise Only from: £2727 Cruise Only from: £2861 Cruise Only from: £2927 Cruise Only from: £3727
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    • Nov 15th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £1611
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £1611 Cruise Only from: £1760 Cruise Only from: £2060 Cruise Only from: £2161 Cruise Only from: £2210 Cruise Only from: £2810
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1911 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2060 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2360 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2461 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2510 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3110

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 21st - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2190
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2190 Cruise Only from: £2401 Cruise Only from: £2823 Cruise Only from: £2964 Cruise Only from: £3034 Cruise Only from: £3859
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2319 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2530 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2952 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3093 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3163 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3988
    • Mar 28th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2260
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2260 Cruise Only from: £2471 Cruise Only from: £2893 Cruise Only from: £3034 Cruise Only from: £3104 Cruise Only from: £3929
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2389 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2600 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3022 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3163 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3233 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4058
  • April
    • Apr 11th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2401
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2401 Cruise Only from: £2612 Cruise Only from: £3034 Cruise Only from: £3175 Cruise Only from: £3245 Cruise Only from: £4070
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2530 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2741 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3163 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3374 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4199
    • Apr 18th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2613
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2613 Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3246 Cruise Only from: £3387 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £4282
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2742 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3375 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3516 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4411
  • May
    • May 2nd - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2753
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2753 Cruise Only from: £2964 Cruise Only from: £3386 Cruise Only from: £3527 Cruise Only from: £3597 Cruise Only from: £4422
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2882 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3093 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3515 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3656 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3726 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4551
    • May 16th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3035 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3598 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £4493
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  • June
    • Jun 6th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3035 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3598 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £4493
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3164 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3727 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4622
    • Jun 13th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3035 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3598 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £4493
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3164 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3727 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4622
    • Jun 27th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3035 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3598 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £4493
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3164 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3727 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4622
  • July
    • Jul 11th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3035 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3598 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £4493
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3164 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3727 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4622
  • August
    • Aug 1st - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3035 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3598 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £4493
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3164 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3727 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4622
    • Aug 8th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3035 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3598 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £4493
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3164 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3727 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4622
    • Aug 22nd - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2824
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2824 Cruise Only from: £3035 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3598 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £4493
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2953 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3164 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3727 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4622
    • Aug 29th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2894
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2894 Cruise Only from: £3105 Cruise Only from: £3527 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £3738 Cruise Only from: £4563
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3023 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3656 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3867 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4692
  • September
    • Sep 19th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2894
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2894 Cruise Only from: £3105 Cruise Only from: £3527 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £3738 Cruise Only from: £4563
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3023 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3656 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3867 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4692
    • Sep 26th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2894
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2894 Cruise Only from: £3105 Cruise Only from: £3527 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £3738 Cruise Only from: £4563
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3023 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3656 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3867 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4692
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2894
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2894 Cruise Only from: £3105 Cruise Only from: £3527 Cruise Only from: £3668 Cruise Only from: £3738 Cruise Only from: £4563
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £3023 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3656 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3797 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3867 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4692
    • Oct 17th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2753
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2753 Cruise Only from: £2964 Cruise Only from: £3386 Cruise Only from: £3527 Cruise Only from: £3597 Cruise Only from: £4422
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2882 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3093 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3515 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3656 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3726 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4551
    • Oct 24th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2683
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2683 Cruise Only from: £2894 Cruise Only from: £3316 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £3527 Cruise Only from: £4352
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2812 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3023 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3445 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3586 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3656 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4481
    • Oct 31st - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2542
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2542 Cruise Only from: £2753 Cruise Only from: £3175 Cruise Only from: £3316 Cruise Only from: £3386 Cruise Only from: £4211
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2671 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2882 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3445 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3515 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4340
  • November
    • Nov 7th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2401
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2401 Cruise Only from: £2612 Cruise Only from: £3034 Cruise Only from: £3175 Cruise Only from: £3245 Cruise Only from: £4070
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2530 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2741 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3163 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3374 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4199
    • Nov 14th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaCello From: £2331
      Cat E Twin Windows Cat D Twin Windows Cat C French Balcony Cat B French Balcony Cat A French Balcony Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £2331 Cruise Only from: £2542 Cruise Only from: £2964 Cruise Only from: £3105 Cruise Only from: £3175 Cruise Only from: £4000
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2460 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2671 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3093 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3234 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3304 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4129

Price Information

  • Single supplements are also available on request
Map for Wine Regions of Provence