COLORS OF PROVENCE RIVER CRUISE - Oct 25 - Nov 1, 2018 - French Balcony Cat. C

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Wish You Were Somewhere Else Right Now?  How about on a riverboat cruise on the Rhone River?  We can make that happen for you!  Perfect for you & your spouse, an old college roommate, parents, grandparents...


This $6,996 gift certificate is good for 1 French Balcony Stateroom - Category C (double occupancy) on the October 25 - November 1, 2018 Colors of Provence River Cruise on AmaWaterways. 

Explore France aboard the MS AmaCello.  Deluxe cruise accommodations, daily sightseeing, superb dining with all meals included during the cruise, plush bedding in all staterooms, folklore dances, theme dinners, onboard musical performances, and much more!  

From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses.  Starting from Lyon, you'll travel the Rhone River, savor the beauty of legendary vineyards, enjoy hunting for truffles and refining your Provençal cooking skills. Trace the steps of famous artists in Arles and Avignon and be inspired! 

Testimonials:

We were very pleased with everything on the cruise. It was all first class. All of the guides for the excursions were excellent. The food and was excellent. It was a terrific cruise and we would definitely recommend it to others.

I've been on several ocean cruises and this was my 1st river cruise, I loved the river cruise best. The small tour groups made it very enjoyable and the friendly crew was amazing. Always smiling, always helpful.

AmaWaterways lived up to its reputation of being a top notch river cruise option in Europe. Thank you.

This was my 1st river cruise but it was not my last. Thank you AmaWaterways for such a great ship.

 Itinerary:

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:
International airfare
Port charges
Onboard gratuities
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


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