Burgundy & Provence France River Cruise RIVER CRUISES & small ship
9 DAYS FROM $3445* pp dbl

 

Highlights & EXCURSIONS 7 Night Cruise - Outside Cabin- Amadeus Provence • Beaune Tour with Hotel-Dieu & Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience • Macon Walking Tour • Lyon City Tour • Avignon Walking Tour with Avignon Palace of Popes • Arles Walking Tour with Roman Amphitheatre INCLUDES 7 Night Cruise - Outside Cabin - MS Amadeus Provence, 20 Meals, PWD Tour/Cruise Manager, Regional Wine & Beer with Dinners, Tour Director, Motorcoach Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling, Hotel & Ship Transfers TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY 1 2 3 4 ACTIVE
CITIES & PORTS Day 1&2 - Depart US - Overnight Flight to Europe - Arrive Lyon - Board Ship Arrive Lyon & meet your PWD Tour Director - Transfer to the MS Amadeus Provence for your 7 night cruise - Welcome Dinner Onboard - Ship departs north late evening (D) Overnight: Amadeus Provence DAY 3: Mâcon Morning - Mâcon & Beaujolais Wine Museum & Wine Tasting. Afternoon at leisure in Mâcon or relax Onboard (B,D) Overnight: Amadeus Provence DAY 4: Chalon sur Saone - Beaune - Tournus Morning Beaune, Hotel-Dieu & Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience. Afternoon Medieval Brancion & Cormatin Optional - Ship arrives in Tournus (B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amadeus Provence DAY 5: Lyon Morning Lyon City Tour with Old Town. Afternoon Cruising - Ship departs Lyon & heads south towards Avignon (B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amadeus Provence DAY 6: Avignon Morning Avignon Walking Tour including Palace of the Popes. Afternoon at leisure in Avignon or Pont du Gard & Uzes Optional (B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amadeus Provence Day 7 - Arles Morning Arles Walking City Tour with Roman Amphitheatre. Afternoon at leisure in Arles or Camargue Nature Park Optional (B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amadeus Provence Day 8 - Leisure Day with Châteauneuf-du-Rhône/Ardeche - Le Pouzin Relax Onboard/Leisure Day - Morning Optional Excursion to Ardèche Gorge Midday ship stops in Le Pouzin - Afternoon Cruising - Gala Farewell Dinner (B,L,S & D) Overnight: Amadeus Provence Day 9 - Lyon - Flight Home Transfer to the Lyon Airport to fly home or join Paris Post Cruise Extension (B) Overnight: Amadeus Provence Lyon Lyon, a city in France’s historical Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône & Saône Rivers with a history dating back to ancient Roman times. Lyon has earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list as the city boasts France’s oldest ancient ruins, medieval quarters and fine Renaissance houses. Mâcon Enjoy an included Macon Walking Tour, a city with a Mediterranean feel on the banks of the Saône, Mâcon is famous for its wine. Two thirds of the wine is white, coming from the Chardonnay grape with Pouilly-Fuissé, St-Véran and Mâcon-Villages Blanc being the most famous. The other third is red or rosé from the Gamay or Pinot Noir grape. From Mâcon enjoy an included excursion featuring scenic vineyards & a wine tasting. Beaune & Burgundy Travel to Beaune to explore this walled town at the center of the Burgundy wine making region in France. Surrounded by the Côte d’Or vineyards, the cobbled town is renowned for an annual wine auction held at the Hôtel-Dieu. Recognized by its colorful, geometric-patterned tile roof, this former hospital is now the Hôtel-Dieu Museum & remains one of the finest examples of French 15th-century architecture. After the tour, enjoy a Wine Tasting Experience to sample the local product of the Burgundy Wine Region. Chalon sur Saone & Tournus Chalon-sur-Saone, a town of historic & artistic interest, is situated in the Saone-et-Loire, Burgundy region in the eastern-center of France. Tournus is tucked away in the southeast corner of Burgundy, this delightful town has a wealth of old buildings, alleyways, antique shops, cafes and restaurants. Avignon Avignon, nicknamed “City of Popes” because it was home to seven popes from 1309 to 1377. Your Avignon Walking Tour includes a stroll through the historic center, the picturesque Pont d’Avignon and the Place de l’Horloge. Continue to the renowned Palace of the Popes for a guided tour through this rambling maze of Gothic architecture that served as papal residence, fortress, church and palace. Arles Arles is the site of some impressive ruins including Les Arènes, a Roman Amphitheatre that seats 20,000 and is still in use, as well as Romanesque monuments such as the Church of Saint-Trôphime, completed in the 15th century. Enjoy an Arles Walking Tour with its diverse architectural highlights. Experience the city’s vibrant colors and striking quality of light that have in-spired artists. An excursion is available to the Camargue Nature Park, famous for its white horses. Le Pouzin Today is a day to relax onboard. Stop in Le Pouzin, a charming town on the banks of the Rhone. An Ardèche Gorge optional is available, often referred to as the Grand Canyon of Europe with its towering limestone cliffs. Paris (Optional Post Cruise Extension) Paris, the “City of Light” is the world’s most visited capital. Enjoy a Paris City Tour & Seine River Cruise to see the beloved landmarks that line the Seine including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. Also see the majestic Arc de Triomphe and ride along the Champs-Élysées. During your afternoon at leisure visit the Montmarte District, the Louvre or wander the historic banks of the Seine which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Paris by Rail Optional 2-Night Post Cruise Extension - $950 pp dbl +$450 single supplement A Burgundy and Provence River Cruise in France offers a delightful journey through two of the country's most picturesque and culturally rich regions. Here's what you can expect on our Burgundy and Provence River Cruise: Starting in Lyon, known as the gastronomic capital of France, and travels south along the Rhône River. Along the way, you'll visit charming towns and cities such as Chalon-sur-Saône, Tournus, Avignon, Arles, and Viviers, among others. These destinations offer opportunities to explore historical sites, visit vineyards, and immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture. A Burgundy and Provence River Cruise combines the beauty of the French countryside, exquisite wines, exceptional cuisine, and rich cultural experiences. It's a wonderful way to explore these regions and create lasting memories of your time in France. Day 9/Nov 5: Disembark Lyon - Paris Disembark & board the TGV Train to Paris, “The City of Light,” for a 2 Night Stay (B-onboard ship) Overnight - Paris Day 10/Nov 6: Paris Morning Paris City Tour - see Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees & the Eiffel Tower - Afternoon at Leisure (B) Overnight - Paris Day 11/Nov 4: Transfer to Paris Airport (CDG) - Flight Home Transfer to Paris Airport (CDG) - Flight Home (B) Paris Extension Includes: 2 Nights Hotel - Paris, Paris City Tour, PWD Tour Director, 2-Breakfasts, TGV Train from Lyon to Paris, Transfers to Paris Airport (CDG). Due to group air policies outbound air on 11/7 could be a different schedule than the rest of the your group for Paris extension passengers. • Paris extension is based on 20 passenger minimum. Paris by Rail Optional 2-Night Post Cruise Extension

Notes: Paris Extension must be booked at time of deposit.  • Paris extension is based on 20 passenger minimum.

Burgundy & Provence France River Cruise
Booking Discounts Savings* UP TO $400 per couple/$200 per person
2025 Departure Dates

OCTOBER 28, 2025

Category E

Hayden

Deck

$3795

Category D

Hayden

Deck

$4095

Category C

Strauss

Deck

$4595

Category B

Strauss

Deck

$4795

Category A

Mozart

Deck

$4995

Suite

Mozart

Deck

$5495

ACCOMMODATIONS 7 Nights - MS Amadeus Provence (B - Breakfast • L - Lunch • D - Dinner Onboard w/ Regional Wines / S - Snacks Onboard afternoon and/or evening)
Single Room Supplement + Cat D & E – Haydn Deck single supplement +$1400 • Cat C & B - Strauss Deck single supplement +$1800 • Cat A - Mozart Deck single supplement +$2200 • Suite - Mozart Deck single supplement +$2700 No Triple **Rates are Land only, per person double * Booking Discount Details - Make your Final Payment by check & receive $400 per couple/$200 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings.  Call for Roundtrip Air Package Rates and details

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MS AMADEUS Provence The MS AMADEUS Provence is a luxurious river cruise ship that operates in the beautiful region of Provence, France. It offers spacious and elegant cabins with modern amenities. Each cabin is tastefully decorated, providing a comfortable retreat after a day of exploration. The ship also features suites with private balconies for those seeking additional space and luxury. The MS AMADEUS Provence offers a range of amenities to enhance the cruise experience. The ship features a stylish restaurant serving gourmet meals prepared by talented chefs using fresh, local ingredients. There is also a lounge and bar area where guests can relax, enjoy live music, and socialize with fellow travelers. The sun deck provides panoramic views of the passing scenery, and the fitness room and wellness area offer opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation. Cruising aboard the MS AMADEUS Provence offers a luxurious and immersive way to explore the stunning region of Provence. From its elegant accommodations to its delectable cuisine and enriching cultural experiences, this river cruise promises an unforgettable journey through one of the most beautiful parts of France.

THE SHIP - MS Amadeus Provence

Launched in 2017, the innovative 140-passenger Amadeus Provence offers all the amenities of a floating 5-star hotel.  This Premium cruise ship features the most modern furnishings that blend masterfully with the architecture of the ship and a luxurious design that is the hallmark of the Amadeus fleet. The extensive Restaurant and the Panorama Bar offer divine views of the passing riverscapes, and the outdoor, glass-shielded River Terrace allows you to relax in the open air regardless of the weather.  The attentive English Speaking onboard service staff will see to your comfort with typical European hospitality.  The cabin design plans are forward-thinking, bright & modern, all part of a premium focus with 62 large Staterooms & 8 Suites. The beauty of river cruising is that the most interesting destinations come to you.  This Provence charter features English-only onboard commentary with inclusive sightseeing excursions balanced with choice to simply relax onboard, get a spa treatment or add sightseeing with optional excursions.

 

All Meals Included Onboard

Three meals daily are served graciously in the exquisite restaurant and feature local & international specialties.  All dinners are four courses and are served with included Regional Wines & Beer. While dining, you have splendid views of the passing scenic landscapes through the large picture windows.  Enjoy afternoon and/or late evening snacks in the lounge based on the daily schedule.

 

Comfortable & Innovative Staterooms

After boarding, unpack once.  All staterooms are larger than traditional river cruise cabins & offer excellent river views.  The Mozart Deck features 8 Suites with Walk Out Balconies.  The other 16 Staterooms on the Mozart Deck & 30 Staterooms on the Strauss Deck feature an innovative Panoramic Drop-Down Window.  Staterooms on the Haydn Deck have a large fixed window.  Each luxury stateroom is fully equipped with com-fortable & modern furnishings including flat screen TV & large private bathrooms with shower.

Mozart Deck - Suite 284 sq ft
S

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Haydn Deck - CAT E/D 172 sq ft
E D

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Strauss Deck - C/B Mozart Deck - A 188 sq ft
A B C
MS Amadeus Provence

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