AmaWaterways ~ Colors of Provence

From the magic of Paris to the romance of Barcelona, this itinerary is one of our most captivating. Begin with three nights in Paris then travel in style aboard the high speed TGV train to Lyon, France's gastronomical capital. From there, cruise through France’s legendary wine growing regions, home to famous wines such as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône.

France Cruises Provence & Spain

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Bistrot de Lyon From the enchanted Paris, France to the dreamy Barcelona, Spain – this cruise will leave you mesmerized. Start with three unforgettable nights in Paris where you are given an opportunity to tour of one of the most famous cities in the world, the beautiful "City of Lights". After your three night stay, you will then travel onboard the high speed TGV train to Lyon, France’s gastronomical capital. In Lyon, you will board on the ship as you prepare for a wonderful, relaxing seven night cruise through France's own Provence region.

Cruise along legendary wine growing regions, home to celebrated wines like Beaujolais and Cote du Rhone. Be a part of elegant wine tastings at local vintners, gaze at Roman ruins, and shop for Provencal crafts. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon as well as Arles, once home to Vincent Van Gogh.

You will enjoy a trip to Grignan, a gorgeous hilltop village surrounded by delicate lavender fields. The village's Renaissance castle offers an impressive view of the neighboring countryside. While in Arles, you will climb onboard a motor coach and take voyage through the village of Les Baux de Provence. The village's castle has a captivating exhibit of medieval weapons. Later that day, you may visit an olive farm and learn about this age-old Provencal farming custom.
After the seven night cruise, disembark as you travel to the medieval Perpignan for a stop to your post-cruise program back in Barcelona, Spain. Visit Montjuic Hill and enjoy magnificent views of the city underneath. Your stay will also include tours of the exclusive architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, including Casa Milà, Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Familia.

Your Cruise/Tour Package INCLUDES:
  • 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer to Lyon via High-speed TGV train
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom, most with French balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions
  • State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from France's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Motorcoach from Arles to Perpignan and on to Barcelona
  • 3 nights hotel in Barcelona at the Grand Marina (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package
  • All local taxes

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At A Glance

  •  Up to 150 passengers, Riverboat Cruise

  • From USD $2,899 per person

  • Region: Rhone River (Burgundy/Provence)

  • Access: Paris/Barcelona TGV Station / Airport

  • Cruise Highlights: Cruise through France's legendary wine growing regions. Enjoy wine tastings at local vintners. Beaujolais Wine Tour excursion also known as the Pays d’Or. Visit the Papal Palace where seven Popes once resided.  Take the "Impressionist Experience" tour  to the Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum, where Van Gogh once lived and painted.

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