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+44 1756 706500

Colours 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 £2408pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Avignon
  • Tournon
  • Vineyards

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Flash Sale - Exclusive savings of up to £250pp PLUS Free Flights or Rail PLUS €150 per cabin OBC! Applies to selected 2021 departures. Book between 2 and 8 Nov 2020. Prices include all discounts including £50pp Blue Water discount

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Colours 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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Colours 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 indulge in a Tastes of Provence. 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
  • 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 highlights 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

  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Paris and Barcelona Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Paris or a 3-night post-cruise stay in Barcelona. Please contact us for details
  • Paris and Nice Extension (2020) Extend your cruise with a 3-night post-cruise stay in Paris or a 3-night post-cruise stay in Nice. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • 2020: Mar 19, 26; Apr 2, 9; Jul 23; Oct 29; Nov 5, 12
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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 15th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3023
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    • Apr 22nd - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3100
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    • Apr 29th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3177
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  • May
    • May 6th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3254
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    • May 13th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3254
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    • May 27th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3254
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  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3254
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    • Jun 10th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3254
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    • Jun 24th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3254
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  • July
    • Jul 15th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3254
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    • Jul 22nd - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3054
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  • August
    • Aug 5th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3054
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    • Aug 12th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3254
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    • Aug 19th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3254
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    • Aug 26th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3331
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  • September
    • Sep 2nd - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3331
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    • Sep 9th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3331
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    • Sep 23rd - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3331
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    • Sep 30th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3331
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  • October
    • Oct 14th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3177
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    • Oct 21st - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £3100
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    • Oct 28th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £2746
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  • November
    • Nov 18th - Lyon to Arles - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £2716
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    • Nov 25th - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £2639
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  • December
    • Dec 23rd - Arles to Lyon - Sailing on: AmaKristina From: £2408
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