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Discover a region of fine wine, culture and medieval heritage

Experience wine tasting in the heart of Beaujolais or discover Lyon on this seven-night cruise. After a day exploring Avignon you'll also get the opportunity to explore the Camargue Nature Park and the Ardèche Valley.


20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners

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Day 1 UK to Lyon


Fly to Lyon and embark Amadeus Provence. Tonight, enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board before the ship begins cruising along the River Saône. During your cruise, you'll travel along two of France's mightiest rivers, the Saône and the Rhône, into the heart of Provence, one of Europe's oldest inhabited regions with a fascinating Celtic, Greek and Roman heritage.

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Day 2 Mâcon

View of the city of Macon with Saone river in Burgundy

Mâcon is famous for its wines and pastel-painted buildings. Optional excursions available include a tour of the town followed by a Beaujolais wine tasting. This afternoon you can join a fascinating optional visit to Cluny Abbey.

Macon Burgundy France Europe

Day 3 Chalon-sur-Saône to Tournus

St Vincent cathedral of Chalon-sur-Saone

Spend the morning at leisure in historic Chalon-sur-Saône. It has an attractive old quarter of medieval half-timbered houses that surround the church of St Vincent. Optional excursions include the ancient walled city of Beaune this morning, and an afternoon excursion to Brancion and the magnificent castle of Cormatin. You'll rejoin the ship in Tournus.

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Day 4 Lyon


Lyon not only marks the meeting of the Saône and Rhône Rivers, but is also the gastronomic capital of France. Find out more on an optional sightseeing tour this morning. During lunch the ship will depart for Avignon, cruising throughout the afternoon and overnight.

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Day 5 Avignon


Your next destination is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon. You can experience the city’s highlights on an optional morning walking tour or later this afternoon you may like to join an optional excursion to see the Pont du Gard, the Roman stone-built aqueduct. As Amadeus Provence moors here overnight, there will be time after dinner to wander the narrow streets of the city’s old quarter.

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Day 6 Avignon to Arles


Arrive in Arles early this morning, an attractive town which captures the true charm of Provence and which you can explore on an optional walk. Perhaps join an optional excursion to Camargue Nature Park this afternoon, a magnificent reserve, home to some 400 species of bird including flamingos.

Arles Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France Europe

Day 7 Viviers to Le Pouzin


This morning you can join an optional excursion to the stunning Ardèche Valley, rejoining the ship in the afternoon. Later, enjoy the Captain’s gala dinner and entertainment to celebrate your final night on board.

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Day 8 Lyon to the UK

Disembark Amadeus Provence and travel to Lyon airport for your return flight home.

Lyon Rhone France Europe

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Into the Heart of Provence

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from £1,819 per person 7 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required