Treasures of Burgundy & Provence
FRC-592640/381976 Rhone/Saone
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Itinerary
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Day 1
Lyon, France

Located in east-central France is the nation’s second largest city of Lyon, which is where the Rhone and Saône Rivers meet. It is particularly known for its gastronomy and La-Croix-Rousse (old silk-weaving area). The Fouviere Hill offers an opportunity to admire the entire city, which offers a fine blend of new and historic elements. The old quarter is home to the 12-15th century Cathedral of St. Jean and many elegant 15th century mansions, while the new town boasts a modern, business commercial centre and the Gerland Quarter with a marina and park.

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Day 2
Macon, France

Situated in east-central France, on the right bank of the Saône, is the small city of Mâcon. It is located near the Maconnais and Beaujolais Vineyards, where renowned wines such as Pouilly Fouisse, Julienas, and Moulin à Vent are produced. At the Maison Maconnaise de vins, you can taste a selection of fine vintage wines and sample a number of regional dishes. One of the city’s most intriguing landmarks is the ‘Maison du Bois Dore’ – a strange wooden house, which was built around 1500 and houses a bar and café, as well as an archaeological museum.

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Day 3
Chalon-Sur-Saone, France

Labelled an important port since ancient times, Chalon-Sur-Saone was once the capital of the Kingdom of Burgundy and Julius Caesar even declared it as his winter headquarters. Today, it is home to a series of fine quays, which border the Saone River at its junction for the Canal du Centre. Every year, the city hosts a number carnivals and traditional festivals, with themes focussing on giant masks, street performers, and film. Within Chalon-Sur-Saone, you will find two historic churches: the former Cathedral (now church) of Saint-Vincent- which dates back to the 13th and 14th centuries, and the Church of Saint-Pierre – founded in the 17th century. More recently, it was the birthplace of Nicephore Niepce, who invented photography and there is a museum in Chalon-Sur-Saone built in his honour.

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Day 3
Tournus, France

The town of Tournus is entered through a gateway comprising a medieval tower on each side. Located on the banks of the River Saone the town and its port have considerable commerce and wine and stone from the nearby quarries. Surrounded by vineyard and full of narrow streets, Tournus has the inward looking feel of a Mediterranean town. The town skyline is dominated by The Cloister of St Philibert, one of the oldest Romanesque buildings in Burgundy dating back to 900AD.

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Day 4
Lyon, France

Located in east-central France is the nation’s second largest city of Lyon, which is where the Rhone and Saône Rivers meet. It is particularly known for its gastronomy and La-Croix-Rousse (old silk-weaving area). The Fouviere Hill offers an opportunity to admire the entire city, which offers a fine blend of new and historic elements. The old quarter is home to the 12-15th century Cathedral of St. Jean and many elegant 15th century mansions, while the new town boasts a modern, business commercial centre and the Gerland Quarter with a marina and park.

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Day 5
Avignon, France

Enclosed by medieval walls, the city of Avignon is the capital of the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region in south-eastern France. Within the medieval walls lie a series of museums, churches, palaces. The Palais des Papes was originally built as a fortress and its features include two graceful towers, large stone vaults, battlements and sluices – which were used for pouring hot oil on attackers. Elsewhere in the city, there is a lively local market where you can discover a range of fantastic local products including wine, flour, oil, leather, soap and fabrics.

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Day 6
Arles, France

Situated in south-eastern France, the city of Arles was deemed highly significant during the eras of the Ligurian tribes and the Roman Empire. Remains of an ancient roman wall surround the old town still stand today, while an amphitheatre capable of holding 20,000 spectators is one of the city’s most impressive landmarks. Many excavations have taken place in the city over years, with various works of art having been discovered including the “Venus d’Arles”, which is currently on display in the Louvre. Art is certainly a common theme within Arles, and this becomes more apparent upon learning that the city was the home of world-renowned painter Vincent Van Gogh.

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Day 7
Viviers, France

Dating back to the 5th century, Viviers is located on France’s Rhone River. It has a two-tiered system, with a lower town once being home to the tradesmen and an upper town where the higher classes once lived. The latter is walled and features an attractive warren of narrow cobbled streets with Renaissance stone houses, a Romanesque cathedral, and a castle terrace where fantastic views of the rooftops and river below can be found.

The Ardeche region, of which Viviers is part, is famous for the Pont d'Arc, the largest natural arch in Europe, and its truffle farms. From Viviers you can visit Nyons to see a working lavender distillery and tour an ancient XVIII century olive mill.

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Day 8
Lyon, France

Located in east-central France is the nation’s second largest city of Lyon, which is where the Rhone and Saône Rivers meet. It is particularly known for its gastronomy and La-Croix-Rousse (old silk-weaving area). The Fouviere Hill offers an opportunity to admire the entire city, which offers a fine blend of new and historic elements. The old quarter is home to the 12-15th century Cathedral of St. Jean and many elegant 15th century mansions, while the new town boasts a modern, business commercial centre and the Gerland Quarter with a marina and park.

Sail on board Amadeus Provence
Deck Plans

Sun Deck

  • Pool
  • Bar
  • Chess Board
  • Shade Awnings
  • Shuffleboard

Mozart Deck

  • Fitness Room
  • Spa
  • Hair Salon
  • Gift Shop
  • Panorama Bar
  • River Terrace
  • A-1 Cabins
  • Suites

Strauss Deck

  • Amadeus Club
  • Reception
  • Resturant
  • B-1 Cabins
  • B-4 Cabins

Haydn Deck

  • C-1 Cabins
  • C-4 Cabins

Accommodation Types

Amadeus Balcony Suites

Feel the cool breeze as you sail down the river on your own private walk-out exterior balcony. These 8 deliberately designed suites with a lounge area, offer outdoor seating to sip your morning coffee and 284 sq ft of space to relax. Included are the little luxuries specific only to the Amadeus fleet, including an Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a safe and a minibar.

Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.

Classic Staterooms

Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 62 enlarged staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Escape with the view from your state-of-the-art panoramic window on the Strauss and Mozart decks that extends across the entire width of the cabin. Automatically lower the windows to make the stateroom become it’s own balcony. Included are all the necessary details: a flat screen TV, WiFi, cabinet, seating area, a safe, and the Amadeus Signature Bed.

Staterooms are located on all Decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include the innovative French Balcony.

Dining

Step aboard an Amadeus vessel and taste everything that the landscapes, regions, and the adventurous head chef can offer you in the way of carefully composed menus and local specialities. The kitchen team combines its love of cooking with its goal to present you with modern haute cuisine tempered with a classical approach to food.

To this end, they recommend and serve you selected wines that go perfectly with each dish. You will see for yourself how each plate that leaves the Amadeus kitchen is a work of art that our waiters know just how to place before you with charm, cheerfulness, and panache. Dinner is the crowning glory of each day of the cruise.

Panorama Restaurant

Gourmet dishes, choice wines and a fantastic atmosphere await you aboard, on all of which passengers enjoy exclusive full board catering, allowing them to relax completely and let our attentive dining room staff spoil them from early till late. At every dinner, served to you are superb wines from Europe’s best wine regions.

The ambitious chefs conjure up the most delicious dishes, adding his own enthusiasm to the freshest local ingredients. You’ll be surprised by the range of carefully selected menus, Austrian delicacies, and international specialities that allows you to choose between classical haute cuisine, regional dishes and a vegetarian alternative. 

Enrichment

The vessel docks, and you disembark and discover new things...

You see Europe at its most beautiful - gliding through memorable riverside scenery and passing many different kinds of sights, small towns, and bustling big cities. An Amadeus river cruise has its own special way of showing you the most diverse sights of Europe and keeps on surprising you - whether on board or ashore - as you learn new aspects of Europe's complex history.

The impressions you gain along the banks of the rivers seem to be almost infinite - such that, however well you may know a stretch of country, you find yourself discovering it all over again.  

Excursions

As you disembark with a small group of no more than 24 guests each excursion is led by an expert local guide, to experience Europe at its most authentic.

Those who book excursions are provided a Quietvox system. Passengers wear earpieces and receivers, while tour guides speak into a transmitter. This means passengers can go at their own pace among the group without missing what the tour guide is saying.

Entertainment

Travel brings people together. You will enjoy traveling over land and water with like-minded people.

You get talking, introduce yourselves, exchange pleasantries and - just minutes later - find yourself playing a game of chess or golf or having a companionable drink in the Panorama Bar. Shared pleasures when traveling simply doubles up the joie de vivre.

When all is said and done, getting to know other interesting people is one of the very special sources of pleasure that spring up for river cruise passengers who choose Amadeus. Not only is there so much to admire and talk about during the cruise but, again and again, moments when everyone joins in the laughter that keeps on breaking out. 

Panorama Bar and Lounge

After dinner why not take yourself to the Panorama Bar and Lounge. Entertainment from local musicians and a fully stocked bar where you will find your favourite tipple. With an elegant decor and floor to ceiling windows the Panorama bar and lounge allows you wonderful river views of the towns and cities of Europe.

Amadeus Club

Located at the aft on the Mozart Deck. The Amadeus Club is a comfortable space with plenty of chairs and tables and unimpeded views of the outside. The decor is nautical, with models of sailing ships and a replica bell. Self-service tea and coffee area is available, where passengers can help themselves to cappuccinos or espressos and choose from 16 varieties of tea. 

Internet Station & Library

Located within the Amadeus Club is the Internet Cafe where passengers can use one of the two computers here to log onto the Net for a rate of 30 euros a week, 50 euros for two weeks or 3 euros per hour. Also located within the Amadeus Club, the library is well stocked with books available in several languages. Passengers can also borrow board games at their leisure.

Sun Deck

When weather is pleasant, the Sun Deck functions as the hub of activity for Silver. The top deck has plenty of lounge chairs from which to watch the passing scenery. It also has an oversized chessboard, shuffleboard and golf green for putting practice. 

Gift Shop

For those last minute souvenirs for friends and loved ones back home the gift shop provides a fantastic selection of gifts.

HealthFitness

Exercise and relaxation, variety and calm. It is precisely these alternations that characterise each day you spend on an Amadeus cruise.

So you can, if you like, start the morning with a visit to the fitness studio or join an exercise class on the sun deck. But if you would prefer to relax completely, you can treat yourself to a massage or make an appointment with the hairdresser.

You might also like to lounge on the sun deck with a good book, appreciating the scenery floating slowly by, or get to chatting to other passengers over coffee and cakes. Whatever you decide to do, Amadeus life offers a perfect mixture of inspiring entertainment and beneficial relaxation.

Fitness Room

Located on the Mozart Deck there is a fitness facility that includes four pieces of cardio equipment: a treadmill, rowing machine and two exercise bikes.

Facilities

Disabled Facilities

Amadeus welcome guests with special needs. Guests who have any medical, physical or other special needs must contact their Travel Agent or this cruise operator directly to obtain specific information. All vessels and coaches are equipped to European standards. Vessel operators will, under appropriate circumstances, permit passengers to use motorised scooters and wheelchairs that satisfy criteria confirmed by the cruise operator. In all cases passengers must understand and accept that the vessels do not have lifts permitting easy access from deck to deck, and that some decks are multi-level and/or have significant thresholds to be negotiated. Accordingly physically disabled passengers may need the services of a responsible adult, and should be aware that crew availability to assist them is often severely limited.

Dietary Requirements

Please pass on any special requirements to your travel agent before leaving home and then see the restaurant manager on board. Additional costs may be incurred in fulfilling dietary wishes and Amadeus reserve the right to decline certain requirements.

Age Restrictions

Due to the nature of the cruise itineraries, Amadeus does not maintain facilities or services for children aboard their cruise vessels. On all cruises and cruise journeys, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied and share a cabin with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. Amadeus regret that they cannot accommodate children under 12 years of age, and they reserve the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board.

Dress Code

Amadeus recommend that you wear light clothing and comfortable footwear for land excursions. A jacket or jumper is advisable in the evenings. Please dress respectively for supper and special occasions.

Children

Please note: There are currently no facilities onboard specifically for children or teens.

Upcoming Cruises
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Embark Lyon, Thu 24 May 2018 On Board Amadeus Provence Disembark Lyon Date Thu 31 May 2018 Guide Price cruise only £1,910 pp Enquire
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Embark Lyon, Thu 21 Jun 2018 On Board Amadeus Provence Disembark Lyon Date Thu 28 Jun 2018 Guide Price cruise only £1,910 pp Enquire
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