• Lyon
  • Tournon
  • Vineyards
  • Tournus

Provence Wine Regions

Sample legendary wines and admire impressive architecture in Avignon and Arles on this superb 7-night voyage along the Rhone with flights from Leeds-Bradford or Manchester

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7 Nights from £1727pp

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Cruise from Lyon along the Rhone through the beautiful wine-growing regions of Provence to Arles in the south of France.

See the vineyards and sample the wines of Beaujolais and Cote du Rhone wines. Discover Vienne's Roman history and cruise to Vienne to see the well-preserved medieval ruins.

In Tournon, enjoy a pairing of chocolate and red wine at Chateau de Tournon, or the more energetic can join a guided hike followed by a wine tasting. Explore the highlights of Avignon including the impressive Papal Palace and the magnificent Pont du Gard, before heading to Arles, home to a Romanesque cathedral, ancient theatre and impressive amphitheatre.

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Day 1 : UK - Lyon (France)

Fly from Leeds-Bradford or Manchester and embark Amacello. Welcome Dinner on board this evening. (D)

Day 2 : Lyon

Travel back to Roman times at Fourviere Hill and enjoy a panoramic tour of Lyon's highlights including a guided walking tour of Old Lyon. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure in Lyon. In 2018 you may wish to join the guided city bike ride.

Day 3 : Collonges - Vienne

Journey through the Beaujolais wine region for a vineyard tour and wine tasting. This afternoon, cruise towards Vienne where there will be time this evening to explore at leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Vienne - Tournon

Explore Vienne's well-preserved Roman ruins on a walking tour including a theatre, ancient temple and medieval Abbey Church. The more energetic can choose the guided bike ride along the ViaRhona bike route or the hike to Mount Pipet Monastery. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Tournon

In Tournon enjoy a pairing of chocolate and red wine at Le Chateau de Tournon. There is also the option to join a guided hike followed by a wine tasting or take a train car ride to discover the Gorge du Doux. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Avignon

Journey to Avignon for a guided walking tour of this historic town, join a local chef for a Provencal cookery lesson or discover the Roman Pont du Gard. This afternoon take a trip to the hilltop village of Grignan and visit a truffle farm. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Avignon - Arles

Travel by coach to Les Baux de Provence to explore the village's castle then visit an olive farm. Art lovers can tour the Carrieres de Lumieres quarry that projects European artwork on its walls, and Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum which was once home to Van Gogh. In 2018 you may opt instead to visit Aigues-Mortes and the beautiful Camargue National Park. This afternoon take a guided tour of Arles or join a bike ride through the Roman ruins, or in 2018 choose instead to take the guided walking tour and visit the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation. Moor overnight in Arles. (B,L,D)

Day 8 : Arles - UK

Disembark AmaCello in Arles and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Leeds-Bradford or Manchester. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin - most with French balconies
  • Return flights from Leeds-Bradford or Manchester and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (2018 only)
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Port Charges
  • All local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Paris and Barcelona Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Paris from £800pp or a 3-night post-cruise stay in Barcelona from £740pp. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed itineraries:
  • 2017: 3 Aug; 2, 9 Nov
  • 2018: 22 Mar; 5 Apr; 1, 8 Nov

2018 Departures

Lyon to Arles

Ship: AmaCello Our Price From
Mar 22£2295
Apr 05£2495
Apr 19£2628
May 03£2761
May 31; Jun 14, 28£2828
Jul 26; Aug 09£2586
Aug 23£2720
Sep 06, 20£2961
Oct 04£2895
Oct 18£2761
Nov 01£2495
Nov 15£1774

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Arles to Lyon

Ship: AmaCello Our Price From
Mar 29£1727
May 10£2828
Aug 02£2586
Oct 11£2828
Oct 25£2628
Nov 08£2428

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing Cat E cabin. Single supplements are also available on request
  • Cabin upgrade supplements are available, please contact us
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