Colours of Provence

Discover the wonderful Rhone Valley and Provence regions on a AmaWaterways Luxury River Cruise with French Leave Holidays

The Gallery

Arles Amphitheatre
Lyon Rhone river
Beaujolais cellar

Colours of Provence

Departing from France’s culinary capital, this river cruise passes from romantic city to gastronomic Shangri-las and wonderful artistic and literary enclaves. Pass alongside the iconic vineyards of Côtes du Rhône and Beaujolais with time added for partaking and quaffing and perfect for pairing with the locally sourced “Black Diamond” truffles or delicious chocolate. If you consider yourself more of an oil Baron or Baroness then you can opt to visit one of the local olive oil producers and glimpse how this wonderful amrita is produced.

Lyon to Arles

  • DAY 1 – LYON. Arrival, embark and meet your fellow passengers. (D)
  • DAY 2 – LYON (B,L,D)
  • DAY 3 – COLLONGES to VIENNE (B,L,D)
  • DAY 4 – VIENNE to TOURNON (B,L,D)
  • DAY 5 – TOURNON (B,L,D)
  • DAY 6 – AVIGNON (B,L,D)
  • DAY 7 – ARLES (B,L,D)
  • DAY 8 – ARLES. Disembarkation. (B)

Arles to Lyon

  • DAY 1 – ARLES. Arrival, embark and meet your fellow passengers. (D)
  • DAY 2 – ARLES (B,L,D)
  • DAY 3 – AVIGNON (B,L,D)
  • DAY 4 – VIVIERS (B,L,D)
  • DAY 5 – TOURNON (B,L,D)
  • DAY 6 – VIENNE to LYON (B,L,D)
  • DAY 7 – LYON (B,L,D)
  • DAY 8 – LYON. Disembarkation. (B)

Dining Chart

B – Breakfast |  L – Lunch |  D – Dinner

A cruise along the inland waterways of France

Holiday Highlights

Lyons

UNESCO centre and the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

Beaujolais wine region

known as the Pays d’Or or “land of the golden stones.”

St. Pierre Abbey

Beautifully preserved roman ruins and St. Pierre Abbey in Vienne

Le Château de Tournon

where red wine and chocolate are perfectly paired

City of Popes

UNESCO World Heritage site of Avignon – called the “City of Popes”

The Routes

Colours of Provence

Holiday Information

EMBARKATION DATES

All cruises are of 7 nights duration. Embarkation is either in Lyon or Arles. Day 1 is always embarkation day and Day 8 is always disembarkation day. You will therefore start and finish in different places. If you would like us to arrange transportation to and from these points please let us know.

This year we are promoting 7 Wine Cruises which are all hosted by boutique winemakers and vineyard owners. These cruises are highlighted in Bold

Route Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lyon to Arles
19
2
30
25
23
20

3

15
29
12
Arles to Lyon
26
9
23
7
4
2
16
30
27
24
8
22
5

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Spacious Cruising Quarters

  • 7 nights sumptuous quarters in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • In room computer with internet access
  • In room entertainment on demand including TV, films, music and news
  • Comfortable seating area and a desk
  • Bottled water replenished daily

An Abundance of Luxuries

  • Wellness Programme and a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalised service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

Award – Winning Dining

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on days 2 – 7
  • Dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 8
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • 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
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A World of Discovery

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration

BOAT GALLERY

ROOM TYPE A/B/C

ROOM TYPE D/E

BY AIR

BY CAR

BY TRAIN

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