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This $6,396 gift certificate is greatly discounted and is good for 1 French Balcony cabin - Category B (double occupancy) on the October 25 - November 1, 2018 Colors of Provence River Cruise with AmaWaterways.
October 25 EMBARKATION - ARLES, FRANCE
Arrive in Marseille and to transfer to Arles, France to board your cruise. This evening, meet your fellow passengers for a Welcome Dinner.
October 26 ARLES - LES BAUX - AVIGNON
This morning, you will board a motor coach for an excursion to the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence. As an alternative, take the “Impressionist Experience” tour to the Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum, where Vincent Van Gogh painted such well-known works as The Irises and Starry Night. Late this afternoon, your city tour of Arles takes you to the Romanesque cathedral and the Roman Amphitheater. Early this evening cruise to Avignon.
October 27 AVIGNON - VIVIERS
This morning, you will have your choice of two excursions in and around historic Avignon. Seven popes once resided in the magnificent Gothic Papal Palace, which you will visit during your city walking tour. You will also see the well-preserved medieval walls surrounding the historic center of town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As an alternative, take an excursion to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of engineering and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, the ship cruises to Viviers, arriving later this evening.
October 28 VIVIERS – TOURNON
After breakfast, you’ll have an excursion to Grignan, a magnificent hilltop village surrounded by lavender fields. The village’s Renaissance castle provides a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy some free time to explore local shops for confections, home-made lavender soaps and other crafts. You will also have an opportunity to visit a truffle farm and learn about truffle harvesting. Rejoin the ship in Le Pouzin, then cruise to Tournon as you enjoy an onboard wine lecture.
October 29 TOURNON - VIENNE
Take an exciting ride in a panoramic train car as you discover the magnificent landscape carved along the Gorge du Doux. After riding through the gorge, you will stop at the charming little station of Colombier le Vieux-Saint Barthélemy le Plain, where you can watch the train maneuver in preparation for its return journey. Arrive this evening in Vienne, situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais. Vienne has a significant Roman history, which is highlighted by its marvelously preserved ruins and remains.
October 30 VIENNE – LYON
This morning, you will have a guided walking tour of Vienne and see the 1st-century Roman Temple of Augustus and Livia, the ruins of a Roman theater, and the medieval churches of St. Andre-Le-Bas and Abbey St. Pierre. Your panoramic tour of Lyon takes you to the Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, the Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourvière, part of the historic region designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the “Hill of Prayers,” Tonight’s Captain’s Gala Dinner will be a memorable feast for the senses. The ship moors overnight in Lyon.
October 31 LYON – COLLONGES – BELLEVILLE – LYON
This morning, enjoy some free time in Lyon to explore on your own or shop for souvenirs and gifts. The ship departs after noon and cruises to Collonges for your excursion through the Beaujolais wine region, the Pays d’Or (“land of the golden stones,” named for the ochre limestone used to build local homes and castles). Rejoin the ship in Belleville and return to Lyon, arriving late tonight.
November 1 LYON - DISEMBARKATION
Disembark your cruise in Lyon, France and prepare for your return to the US.
Included in price:
Deluxe cruise accommodations (based on double occupancy)
Most shore excursions
All meals on ship, meal beverages, and other meals as indicated
NOT Included in price:
Extensions and optional sightseeing
Any additional services or fees
Optional travel protection plan
Miscellaneous fees such as visa, passport, laundry, excess baggage, and other items of personal nature
Alternate restaurants with additional fees
$100 document fee for non-US and non-Canadian residents
ground only transfers
Educational Opportunities Tours
PO Box 6098
Lakeland, FL 33807
MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT THAT DOES NOT EXPIRE BEFORE NOVEMBER 2018.
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