River Cruises France

Paris to Barcelona with River Cruise in Provence  on the Rhone River from Lyon to Arles or reverse from Barcelona to Paris. The cruise part of the program is between Arles (province) and Lyon with land arrangements added to Barelona and Paris

3 nights in Paris, train from Paris to Lyon, 
7-night Provence cruise and 3 nights in Barcelona

2014

10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON ALL 2015 DEPARTURES
Discount is valid in each cabin category on a limited cabin stock and subject to availability

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PLUS
WINE CRUISE SPECIALS  - SAVE 1500$ PER STATEROOM (based on double occupancy) or WAIVE Single Supplement  if booked by 31st OF JANUARY  2014
Departure:
Nov 17 2014 from Barcelona (or Nov 20 from Arles for cruise only)

ITINERARY - 2014 - Provence &Spain Cruise on Ms Amadaggio

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE
Arrive in Paris and check-in to your hotel. The balance of the day is yours to start exploring this beautiful city.
 

Day 2 PARIS
Enjoy some of Paris’ most famous sights during your guided tour this morning, such as the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The afternoon is free for you to explore the “City of Light.” Or, you may decide to join the optional “Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower” tour this morning and/or the optional “Montmartre & Illuminations” tour this evening. (B)

Day 3 PARIS
Your last day in Paris is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. This evening, an optional “Parisian Cabaret at Paradis Latin” dinner show is available for you to enjoy. (B)

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Day 4 PARIS
Your last day in Paris is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. This evening, an optional “Parisian Cabaret at Paradis Latin” dinner show is available for you to enjoy. (B)

Day 5 PARIS - LYON - EMBARKATION
After checking out of your hotel, you will board the TGV high-speed train that will whisk you through the French countryside to Lyon. Nestled between the Saone and Rhone rivers, Lyon is one of France’s most important cities its gastronomic capital. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time for lunch on your own before a private cooking demonstration. Later, transfer to your luxurious ship, where you will gather this evening for a Welcome Dinner. (B,D)

Day 6 LYON
Today your panoramic tour of Lyon will take you to Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourvière, part of the historic region designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the “Hill of Prayers,” Fourvière is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame, ruins of an ancient Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below. The ship departs for Belville this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 7 BELVILLE – VIENNE
This morning’s tour will take you through the Beaujolais wine region, also known as the Pays d’Or (“land of the golden stones,” named for the ochre limestone used to build local homes and castles). You will visit the medieval hilltop village of Oingt as well as the home of a local vintner, where you will enjoy a wine tasting, vineyard tour and explanation of the history of the region’s wine production. Return to the ship in the afternoon and continue cruising towards Vienne, where you’ll have a free evening to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 8 VIENNE - TOURNON
Situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne’s Roman past can be seen in its marvelously preserved ruins. This morning, you will take a mini train tour and see the 1st-century Roman Temple of Augustus and Livia, the ruins of a Roman theater, and the medieval churches of St. Andre-Le-Bas and Abbey St. Pierre. As an alternative, you may choose to visit Chateâu Roussillon and Pottery (when available). Your ship will depart at midday for Tournon. This evening, explore the town on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 9 TOURNON - VIVIERS
This morning, visit Cornas, the premier producer of Côtes du Rhone wines. Enjoy a wine tasting and free time this afternoon to visit the 16th-century castle that is now a town hall. Return to the ship for lunch as we cruise to Viviers. After arriving this evening, you may take a “Ghost Walk” through this medieval town with colorful stories brought to life by local residents. (B,L,D)

Day 10 VIVIERS - AVIGNON
After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Grignan, a hilltop village surrounded by lavender fields. The village’s Renaissance castle provides a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Return to the ship and cruise to Avignon, site of the bridge made famous by the French children’s song “Sur le pont d’Avignon” (“On the Bridge of Avignon”). Seven popes once resided in the magnificent Papal Palace, which you will visit during your walking tour. You will also see the well-preserved medieval walls surrounding the historic center of town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As an alternative, take an excursion to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of engineering and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour will also visit Uzes, a lovely town known for its castle (still occupied by the Duke of Uzes and his family), medieval streets and picturesque town square. Enjoy free time for shopping before returning to your ship. (B,L,D)

Day 11 AVIGNON - LES BAUX - ARLES
This morning, you will arrive in Arles and board a motor coach for an excursion to the village of Les Baux de Provence. The village’s castle has a fascinating exhibit of medieval weapons. Later, visit an olive farm to learn about this age-old Provençal farming tradition. As an alternative, take the “Impressionist Experience” tour to the Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum, where Van Gogh once lived and painted such well-known works as The Irises and Starry Night. You will also visit the Carrieres de Lumieres, a stone quarry that projects European artwork on its walls, including many of Van Gogh’s famous paintings. Late this afternoon, a city tour of Arles takes you to the Romanesque cathedral and the Roman Amphitheater. Another option is a guided bike tour to a Roman museum (capacity controlled).The ship moors overnight in Arles. (B,L,D)

Day 12 ARLES - DISEMBARKATION - BARCELONA, SPAIN
Disembark your ship in Arles and transfer to Barcelona. Along the way, you will pass through the eerie Camargue marshland and stop in the medieval town of Perpignan in France, where you will have free time for lunch and some exploring on your own. (B)

Day 13 BARCELONA
Your full day in Barcelona begins with a driving tour to the top of Montjuic Hill where you will enjoy glorious views of the city below. Continue along the waterfront to Las Ramblas, an iconic tree-lined boulevard, and explore the Gothic Quarter in the medieval center of the city. Your tour also includes the unique architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, including Casa Milà, Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Familia, the basilica and UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been under construction for over a century. As an alternative, choose the “Tapas & Boqueria” tour of local tapas bars, where you will sample local favorites and take a guided tour of the Market of la Boqueria. (B)
Day 14 BARCELONA
Enjoy a full day at your leisure, or take part in an optional excursion to Montserrat to visit the famous Benedictine Abbey atop Montserrat Mountain. (B)
Day 15 DEPART BARCELONA
Breakfast, end of services.(B)

Itinerary outline 2014:

Day
Destination Activities
1
Paris Hotel check-in
2
Paris City tour
3
Paris Optional tours available
4
Paris TGV high-speed train to Lyon
 
Lyon Cooking demonstration
 
  EMBARKATION
 
  Welcome Cocktail & Dinner
5
Lyon City tour
6
Belleville
Vienne|
Beaujolais excursion
Free evening
7
Vienne City tour OR visit chateau Rousillin and pottery
 
Tournon Free time
8
Tournon Winery visit & tasting; chocolate tasting
 
Viviers Ghost walk
9
Viviers Grignan excursion
 
Avignon Walking tour & Papal Palace
 
  OR Pont du Gard excursion
10
Arles Les Baux excursion and Olive Farm visit or Impressionist Experience tour
 
  Arles walking tour OR  guided bicycle tour
11
Arles DISEMBARKATION
 
Perpignan Free time for lunch; transfer to Barcelona
 
Barcelona Hotel check-in
12
Barcelona City tour
13
Barcelona Optional tapas tour available
14
Barcelona Transfer to airport

IN CELEBRATION OF WINE CRUISE PROGRAM FROM BARCELONA TO PARIS
Selected November Departures*

1 Barcelona Hotel check-in
2 Barcelona City tour
    OR Tapas Boqueria excursion
3 Barcelona Optional Montserrat
4 Barcelona Transfer to Arles
  Perpignan Free time
  Arles EMBARKATION
    Welcome Cocktail & Dinner
5 Arles Les Baux excursion
    OR "Van Gogh" tour
  Avignon Wine lecture & tasting
6 Avignon Walking tour & Papal Palace
    OR Pont du Gard excursion
    Visit Chateau Neuf-du-Pape
7 Viviers Grignan excursion
  Tournon Onboard wine lecture
    Winery visit
8 Tournon Chocolate tasting & wine tour
  Vienne Free Time
  Tournon Onboard wine lecture
9 Vienne Walking tour & mini train
    OR Castle visit
    Onboard wine lecture
  Travoux Walking tour
    Evening winery event
10 Travoux Beaujolais excursion
    Local vintner visit & wine tasting
  Lyon City tour
11 Lyon DISEMBARKATION
    Cooking demonstration
    TVG high-speed train to Paris
  Paris Hotel check-in
    Optional Montmartre & Illuminations
12 Paris City tour
13 Paris Optional Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower
    Optional Parisian Cabaret
14 Paris Departure

 

Program Includes:

  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Paris including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel to Lyon via High-speed TGV train
  • 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies
  • Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary
  • Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise
  • Free-flowing Wine, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship
  • Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Motor-coach from the Ship in Arles to Perpignan and on to Barcelona
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Barcelona including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Special Highlights including Lectures, Theme Dinners, Cooking Demonstration, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music
  • Services of Professional Cruise Manager
  • All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All local Taxes

Departure dates and prices (US$) Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window.

Departure
Date 2014
Start
City
Ship
Name
Cruise
Only
Cruise
& Land
31 Mar 2014 Paris AmaDagio $2899 $4669
7 Apr 2014 Barcelona AmaDagio $3099 $4869
14 Apr 2014 Paris AmaDagio $3199 $4969
5 May 2014 Barcelona AmaDagio $3499 $5269
12 May 2014 Paris AmaDagio $3499 $5269
26 May 2014 Paris AmaDagio $3599 $5369
9 June 2014 Paris AmaDagio $3599 $5369
16 June 2014 Barcelona AmaDagio $3499 $5269
7 July 2014 Paris AmaDagio $3399 $5169
14 July 2014 Barcelona AmaDagio $3399 $5169
4 Aug 2014 Paris AmaDagio $3399 $5169
11 Aug 2014 Barcelona AmaDagio $3399 $5169
25 Aug 2014 Barcelona AmaDagio $3599 $5369
1 sep 2014 Paris AmaDagio $3799 $5569
8 Sep 2014 Barcelona AmaDagio $3799 $5569
29 Sep 2014 Paris AmaDagio $3799 $5569
6 Oct 2014 Barcelona AmaDagio $3699 $5469
20 Oct 2014 Barcelona AmaDagio $3399 $5169
27 Oct 2014 Paris AmaDagio $3299 $5069
3 Nov 2014 Barcelona AmaDagio $3099 $4869
17 Nov 2014*
Special price**
Barcelona AmaDagio $2999
$2249**
$4769
$4019**
24 Nov 2014 Paris AmaDagio $3099 $4869

*Celebration of Wine cruise - Itinerary the same but it includes extras: Wine lecture and tasting on board, plus excursion with winery visit and tasting, champagne tasting and also one special  French themed dinner with wine pairing - see detailed programs above price chart

**WINE CRUISE SPECIALS  - SAVE 1500$ PER STATEROOM (based on double occupancy)
or WAIVE Single Supplement
on our Luxury Food & Wine Cruises - BOOK BY THE 31st OF JANUARY  2014

Port Charges: $ 161 per person in 2014

Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites 100% of twin price.

Single supplement for Land: $ 840 per person in 2014.


To upgrade to a higher Category, add the following amount per person:

 

Cat.
Deck
STATEROOM
Price
D
Piano
Window
$ 199 in 2013,  $ 249 in 2014
C
Violin/Cello
French Balcony
$ 579 in 2013, $ 649 in 2014
B
Violin/Cello
French Balcony
$ 779 in 2014, $ 849 in 2014
A
Violin
French Balcony
$ 889 in 2013, $ 979 in 2014
S
Violin
French Balcony
$ 1899 in 2014, $ 1999 in 2014


Ms Amadagio cruiseship description

 

NOTE: Children under the age of  18 are not accepted on the cruise.

Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking.

The choices are:
Choice A: Two twin beds
Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

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