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Treasures of Burgundy and Provence: Rhône & Saône River


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  • Europe
  • France


From $2,399


7 nights

Travel Dates:

Thursday 24th of October 2019 until Thursday 31st of October 2019


Treasures of Burgundy and Provence: Rhône & Saône River Cruise - 7 Nights aboard Amadeus Provence - from $2399* per person.

2019 Autumn Special! Sail this amazing itinerary and receive a Complimentary Excursion Package. In the morning, your ship will stop in the medieval town Viviers, which is the starting point for one last spectacular destination: the Gorges de l' Ardèche. The ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ attracts both nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. The unforgettable and unparalleled landscape, which was carved by the small Ardèche River over millions of years, can be enjoyed from various vantage points. After lunch and after the guests who took part in the excursion return to the ship in Le Pouzin, the remainder of the day is for your relaxation while the evening’s culinary highlight, the exceptional Captain’s Gala Dinner, is prepared.


7-Nights accommodation aboard Amadeus Provence
Fascinating river cruise in on outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk-out balconies in Suites on Amadeus Provence
Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions
Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director
Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board
Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner
24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water
Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar
Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck)
All port taxes and local taxes

Complimentary Excursion 'Package A':
Maconnais excursion incl. Wine Museum tour
Burgundy - Excursion to Beaune incl. wine tasting
City tour of Lyon
Avignon walking tour incl. Papal Palace
Arles walking tour

Departs: 24 & 31 Oct 2019

Cruise Overview

7 Night Cruise sailing from Lyon roundtrip aboard Amadeus Provence.

Dive into an unforgettable adventure and enjoy the typically provincial feel aboard the AMADEUS Provence. This new addition to the AMADEUS fleet travels exclusively along the Rhône and the Saône, two of France’s most beautiful rivers, and takes you to dream destinations in the south of France.

Highlights of this cruise:

Lyon is the third largest city in France and centre of the second largest metropolitan area in the country. It is the capital of the Rhone-Alpes region and the Rhône département. The city is known for its historical and architectural landmarks and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lyon was historically known as an important area for the production and weaving of silk and in modern times has developed a reputation as the capital of gastronomy in France.

Lyon is shaped by its two rivers, the Rhône (to the East) and the Saône (to the West), which both run North-South. The main areas of interest are Fourvière hill, Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), Presqu'île, Croix-Rousse, Confluence, Part-Dieu, Brotteaux, Guillotière, Etats-Unis and Vaise.

There are many sights of interest in Lyon including the Roman ruins on the hillside near the Fourviere Basilica with the Ancient Theatre of Fourvière, the Odeon of Lyon and the accompanying Gallo-Roman Museum, the Amphitheatre of the Three Gaul and the roman ruins of an amphiteatre. There are many churches dating back to the Middle Ages and Renaissance and buildings built in the 17th and 18th century.

Tournus is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France. It is located on the right bank of the Saône, 20 km. northeast of Mâcon on the Paris-Lyon railway.

Tournus is an historical town which dates back to the Romans. With an attractive and vibrant centre, Tournus is a pleasant town to explore - especially the medieval centre, with its narrow alleys, old stone houses, artsy shops and restaurants.
Principal attractions in Tournus include the 10th century benedictine Abbey of Saint-Philibert de Tournus, the Church of Saint-Valérien and the half-timbered houses in Place Carnot and the 'Narrow Street' (Rue du passage Etroite).

Arles is a city and commune in the south of France, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which it is a subprefecture, in the former province of Provence. The city has a long history, and was of considerable importance in the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis. The Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1981. The Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh lived in Arles in 1888-1889 and produced over 300 paintings and drawings during his time there.

Arles has important remains of Roman times, which have been listed as World Heritage Sites since 1981. They include the Roman theatre, The arena or amphitheatre, The Alyscamps (Roman necropolis), The Thermes of Constantine, The cryptoporticus, The obelisk and the Barbegal aqueduct and mill.


The special promotion is valid for new bookings only, applies to regular brochure cruise prices and is not combinable with other current Luftner Cruises promotions. Fares are in NZD (correct as at 30/07/19), per person, twin share and includes taxes. Subject to availability and currency fluctuations. Offer is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Additional conditions may apply.

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