Join this exclusive, nine-day French sojourn in world-famous Provence and in the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions during springtime, the best time of year to visit. Cruise from historic Lyon to Provençal Arles along the fabled Rhône and Saône Rivers aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe Amadeus Provence, launched in 2017. Enjoy an excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards for a private wine tasting at the Château Montmelas and a walking tour of Lyon, France’s gastronomique gateway. Dock in the heart of port towns and visit the legendary Hôtel‑Dieu in Beaune, the Roman city of Orange, the medieval Papal Palace of Avignon and the wonderfully preserved Roman Amphitheater in Arles. The carefully designed Pre-Cruise Option features cosmopolitan Geneva, Switzerland, and the beautiful town of Chamonix, France, at the base of spectacular Mont Blanc. The Palette of Provence Post-Cruise Option immerses you in the vibrant culture of the quintessential Provençal region.
Day 1 Depart the U.S.
Day 2 Lyon, France/Embark Amadeus Provence
Day 3 Chalon-sur-Saône for Beaune/Mâcon for Beaujolais
Day 4 Lyon
Day 5 Tournon-sur-Rhône and Tain-l’Hermitage
Day 6 Saint-Étienne-des-Sorts for Orange and Pont du Gard/ Chateauneuf du Pape
Day 7 Avignon
Day 8 Arles
Day 9 Arles/Disembark ship/Marseille/Return to the U.S.