• Avignon
  • Tournus
  • Vineyards

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 Manchester

Exclusive Yorkshire Cruise Club Package
7 Nights from £2333pp

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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 Viviers to see the well-preserved medieval ruins.

Explore Grignan and discover 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 Manchester and embark Amacello. Welcome Dinner on board this evening. (D)

Day 2 : Lyon

Visit Fourviere Hill before joining a panoramic tour of Lyon with highlights including Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Later, enjoy a guided walking tour around Old Lyon. Reminder of the afternoon is at leisure, and there is the option to join a guided bike ride through the city.

Day 3 : Collonges - Vienne

This morning, enjoy a tour through the Beaujolais wine region, also known as the Pays d'Or. Indulge in a wine tasting and learn more about the history of the region's wine production. Return to the ship in the afternoon and continue cruising towards Vienne. Free evening to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 4 : Vienne - Tournon

Situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne's Roman past can be seen in its magnificently preserved ruins. This morning, take a walking tour and see an ancient Roman temple, the ruins of a Roman theatre and the medieval Abbey Church of St. Pierre which is now an Archaeological Museum. Alternatively join the guided bike ride along the ViaRhona bike route or the guided hike up to the Mount Pipet Monastery. Your ship departs at midday for Tournon. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Tournon

Today you can enjoy an indulgent chocolate and red wine pairing at Le Chateau de Tournon, or a hike followed by a wine tasting. Or perhaps discover the magnificent scenery of the Gorge du Doux on an exciting train car ride. (B,L,D)

Day 6 : Avignon

This morning there are three excursions to choose from. Enjoy a guided walking tour in Avignon including the Papal Palace and the well-preserved medieval walls that surround the historic centre of the town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps take the excursion to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of engineering, or indulge in a Tastes of Provence. Later, there is an excursion to the hilltop village of Grignan for a visit to a truffle farm (forward itinerary only). (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Avignon - Arles

Arrive in Arles this morning and board a motor coach for an excursion to the village of Les Baux de Provence where the castle has a fascinating exhibit of medieval weapons, then visit an olive farm. Alternatively, take the Artist Experience tour to the Carrieres de Lumieres, a stone quarry that projects European artwork on its walls, and Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum where Van Gogh once lived and worked. Late afternoon choose between a city tour of Arles or a guided bike ride (forward itinerary only) through the Roman ruins. You may instead join a special walking tour which visits the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation (forward itinerary only). The ship moors 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. (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 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
  • 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 highights 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 £880pp or a 3-night post-cruise stay in Barcelona from £740pp. Please contact us for details

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