Cruise through France’s legendary wine growing regions, home to such famous vintages as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône. Enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at ancient Roman ruins, stroll through medieval villages and shop for Provencal crafts. Your itinerary includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon as well as Arles, the city where Vincent Van Gogh spent much of his life.
- 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
- Bottled water replenished daily
- Internet and Wi-Fi access
- Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
- All onboard dining in a variety of venues
- Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
- La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
- Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
- Immersive tours in every destination
- Complimentary bicycles
- Knowledgeable guides
- Personal headset for easy exploration
- Visit the Beaujolais ine region
- Steam train ride in Tournon
- Les Baux and olive farm excursion
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc.
- Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
- Governmental or local taxes/ fees and fuel surcharges
- Airfare and overseas transfers
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.
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.
The town of Tournon lies on the banks of the Rhone River in the Ardèche region of France. The surrounding countryside is dotted with 16th century castles, Roman ruins and bountiful vineyards. The main attraction of Tournon is a feudal castle built into the rock overlooking the town and river. The castle dates back to the 10th century, also has a section built during the Renaissance which houses the town museum. Other sights in Tournon include the Collegiate Church of Saint Julien and the Lycée Gabriel Faur, a school founded in 1536 and thought to be the oldest lycee in France.
Vienne is located along France’s Rhone River at the point where it’s joined by the Gère. The town boasts many roman buildings such as the Roman temple, which became a Christian church in the 5th century, and the ruined Roman theatre. Of the many churches in Vienne, the former Abbey Church of Saint-Pierre is one of the oldest Christian churches in France. It now houses a museum of Roman sculptures and other antiquities.
The nearest major city is Lyon, which sits about 20 miles upstream.
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.
The Suites have floor to ceiling windows along with a french Balcony. Guests are provided with a Double Bed and an ensuite bathroom with separate shower and bathtub. Suites are furnished with a spacious wardrobe, a flat screen television, minibar a safe and Wifi internet access. Each room is fully air conditioned.
Staterooms Cat A, B & C
All Staterooms Cat A, B & C are furnished with a Double Bed, and ensuite Shower Room and beautiful French Balcony. Guests are provided with a Desk/Dressing Table, a safe, spacious Wardrobe and a Flat Screen Television. With full Wi-fi Internet Access, all staterooms are air conditioned for guests' comfort.
Staterooms Cat. D & E
All Staterooms Cat D & E are furnished with a Double Bed, and an ensuite Shower Room. Guests are provided with a Desk/Dressing Table, a safe, spacious Wardrobe and a Flat Screen Television. With full Wifi Internet Access, all staterooms are air conditioned for guests' comfort.
All Single Cabins have a beautiful french balcony, as well as a single bed and an ensuite shower room.Guests are provided with a Desk/Dressing Table, a safe, spacious Wardrobe and a Flat Screen Television. With full Wifi Internet Access, all staterooms are air-conditioned for guests' comfort.
After dinner, AmaWaterways invite you to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.
AmaWaterways is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as “Infotainment.” Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi.
Movies on Demand
Our exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s current releases, a selection of classic films or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You’ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It’s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it’s completely complimentary.
Main Lounge & Bar
This versatile space hosts a bar, dance floor, plenty of comfortable couches and big windows on three sides and is used for everything from the morning port talks, daytime reading and chatting to scenic cruising, afternoon tea and evening entertainment.
In the cozy aft lounge, you can watch the disappearing landscape through floor-to-ceiling windows or enjoy a puzzle or game.
Take a dip in the Whirlpool or a stroll along the walkway on the Sun Deck.
Or challenge fellow passengers to chess while you take in the passing views of the riverside.
From classical quartets to local musicians and dancers, you're sure to be enthralled and entertained.
Your river cruise with AmaWaterways will be a luxurious experience from start to finish. Customise how you explore with a variety of included shore excursions and flexible tour options.
Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you’re treated with personalised attention, on land as well as on the river. The complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. They hire the top local guides in every location. They’re confident that you’ll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. They offer a “Gentle Walkers” group, for those who’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, they offer an “Active Walkers” group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a “Late Starter” group for those who prefer to sleep in.
Complimentary Bicycles & Bike Tours
AmaWaterways originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe's rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedaling. They're the only river cruise line that carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for you to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks.
- Main Dining Restaurant - offering western cuisine as well as regional specialties using locally sourced ingredients
- Opening seating amidst elegant and comfortable surroundings
- Complimentary unlimited fine wine, beer, soft drinks and speciality coffees with every lunch & dinner, plus sparkling wine at breakfast
Gourmet dining onboard brings you sophisticated and outstanding cuisine with delightful, attentive service. The fine, regional cuisine is prepared under the direction of gold medal-winning chefs from Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Savour culinary masterpieces and free-flowing local wines at dinner, while surrounded by Europe’s heartland.
The Aft Lounge
For those seeking a more casual evening meal, there's an "Easy Dinner" option available on some nights of the cruise in the lounge with complimentary beer & wine.
Coffee, tea and pastries are always available in the lounge. There's an excellent machine that'll make you a specialty coffee drink (espresso, cafe creme) with the push of a button.
Join a few of your fellow travellers at The Chef’s Table, where the kitchen — usually hidden — becomes part of the entertainment. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the chef prepare a special, multi-course meal right in front of you. The menu here is unique, making this a truly distinct gastronomic experience. Indulge in delectable dishes paired with unlimited fine wines, hand-selected just for this dinner.
Seating at most 28 guests, it is an intimate, private venue secluded from the rest of the ship. With just you and a handful of other people, this is a fantastic atmosphere for meeting fellow travelers and making new friends over an exceptional dinner. There is no additional cost to dine at The Chef’s Table — all you have to do is make a reservation.
- Complimentary specialty tea & coffee station available 24/7
- Elevator reaches the Violin & Cello Decks
- Beauty salon, massage and spa services
- Walking track, heated pool and fitness room
As you sail through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? Onboard guests will have an expert hair stylist, masseuse and beauty therapist at their disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Centre, the Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.
Located on the aft of the Violin Deck you will find a well equipped gym at your disposal.
Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you're on board at the deluxe Massage Room. Choose from a variety of treatments using only the finest products available.
Hair & Beauty Salon
Located on the Violin Deck amble on down and treat yourself to a makeover. Choose from a variety of beauty treatments using only the finest products available and our expert hair stylist and beauty therapist will have you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Whirlpool & Walking Track
Take a dip in the Whirlpool - lie back, relax and take in the scenery. Then why not go for a stroll on the Walking Track.
Reasonable efforts are made to accommodate the special needs of disabled cruise participants, but no responsibility will be undertaken for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Tour buses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps and cabin doors are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs.
Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on tour buses, due to space limitations. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, getting on/off tour busses and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified travel companion must accompany travellers who need assistance.
Smoking is only allowed on the sun deck of all ships.
Please advise the AmaWaterways reservation agent at time of booking of any special dietary requirements you may have and they will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please note that not all diets are possible.
They recommend country club casual for dinner. Guests typically wear dressier attire for the Captain’s Dinner.
- Bow Seating Area
- Main Lounge & Bar
- Gift Shop
- Massage & Hair Salon
- The Chefs Table Restaurant
- Fitness Room
- Suites 301 - 304
- Cat A State Rooms (No 305 - 324)
- Cat B State Rooms (325 - 328)
- Cat C State Rooms (No 329 - 332)
|Embark||Disembark||Guide Price||More Information|
|Embark Arles, Mon 19 Mar 2018 On Board AmaCello||Disembark Lyon Date Mon 26 Mar 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,624 pp Cruise & Land £6,661 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Arles, Mon 02 Apr 2018 On Board AmaCello||Disembark Lyon Date Mon 09 Apr 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £3,999 pp Cruise & Land £7,036 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Arles, Mon 16 Apr 2018 On Board AmaCello||Disembark Lyon Date Mon 23 Apr 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £4,249 pp Cruise & Land £7,286 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Arles, Mon 30 Apr 2018 On Board AmaCello||Disembark Lyon Date Mon 07 May 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £4,499 pp Cruise & Land £7,536 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Arles, Mon 28 May 2018 On Board AmaCello||Disembark Lyon Date Mon 04 Jun 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £4,624 pp Cruise & Land £7,661 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Arles, Mon 11 Jun 2018 On Board AmaCello||Disembark Lyon Date Mon 18 Jun 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £4,624 pp Cruise & Land £7,661 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Arles, Mon 25 Jun 2018 On Board AmaCello||Disembark Lyon Date Mon 02 Jul 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £4,624 pp Cruise & Land £6,011 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Arles, Mon 23 Jul 2018 On Board AmaCello||Disembark Lyon Date Mon 30 Jul 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £4,499 pp Cruise & Land £7,536 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Arles, Mon 06 Aug 2018 On Board AmaCello||Disembark Lyon Date Mon 13 Aug 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £4,499 pp Cruise & Land £7,536 pp||Enquire|
|Embark Arles, Mon 20 Aug 2018 On Board AmaCello||Disembark Lyon Date Mon 27 Aug 2018||Guide Price Cruise Only £4,749 pp Cruise & Land £7,786 pp||Enquire|