Book by Jul 31 to receive a FREE pre-cruise hotel package in Lyon,
coach transfer to Chalon-Sur-Saone,
PLUS Prepaid Gratuities!

9-Day Cruise Tour
Chalon-sur Saone to Arles
August 24, 2022

Indulge in French flavors on a palate-pleasing itinerary that highlights the essence of France’s Burgundy and Provence. Uncover the Roman history of Chalon-sur Saône and delight in charming Tournus with its towering Romanesque abbey and historic apothecary shop. Visit French châteaux from Burgundy to Provence, taste your way through the French culinary capital of Lyon and visit the Papal Palace in Avignon. While you’ll get more than a taste of Burgundy and Provence during this itinerary, the essence of these destinations will linger on your palate – and in your heart – for a lifetime!

And extend this fabulous voyage with a pre-cruise / post-cruise package - 3-nights in Geneva, Switzweland berore transferring to Chalon-Sur-Saone and 3-nights in Barcelona, Spain after disembarking in Arles.

M/S AMACELLO DECK PLAN, ACCOMMODATION CHOICES AND PRICING
FARES ARE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT IS 50%
SUITE SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT IS 100%

INCLUSIONS

LIFE ABOARD M/S AMACELLO

  • 1 hotel night with breakfast in Lyon (with coach transfer to Chalon-Sur Saone)
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Welcome cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • FREE high-speed internet access, WiFi, TV
  • Bottled water replenished daily

EXPLORING ROMANESQUE PROVENCE AND WINE COUNTRY

  • A wide choice of FREE shore excursions with knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • 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

Listen in, Eva D does a great job describing what to expect on this cruise tour.
She created this video for her 2020 trip which started in Paris.
Her 2022 tour starts in Lyon. The cruise itinerary described is unchanged.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Chalon-sur-Saône to Arles

On Amawaterways river cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. AMA always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Aug 25 Thu
Chalon-sur Saône
EMBARKATION
-
Aug 26 Fri
Chalon-sur Saône - Tournus
Choice of tours in Chalon or Beaune or Chateau de Couches
Choice of bike tour or wine tasting in Tournus
Aug 27 Sat
Tournus - Macon
Choose from 4 tours offered including cycling to Macon
Maconnais wine tasting
Aug 28 Sun
Macon - Lyon
Macon tour choices include bike tour to Berze-le-Chatel OR Beauolais wine tasting
Illuminations cruise in Lyon
Aug 29 Mon
Lyon - Vienne
In Lyon, tasting tour, bike tour
Vienne - mini-train, hike, or bike tour
Aug 30 Tue
Vienne -- Valence
Valance City tour OR Bike tour, OR Cornas wine tasting
-
Aug 31 Wed
Avignon - Arles
Papal Palace, Tastes of Avignon, Bike Tour
Arles - Van Gogh walking tour, Arles bi tour.
Sep 1 Thu
Arles
DISEMBARKATION
-

 

OPTIONAL PRE AND POST CRUISE PACKAGE

3-NIGHTS IN GENEVA SWITZERLAND & 3-NIGHTS POST CRUISE IN BARCELONA SPAIN
$3,642 PER PERSON IN DBL OCCUPANCY. PLEASE CALL US FOR SINGLE OCCUPANCY FARES

PRE-CRUISE – 3-NIGHTS IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Get acquainted with Geneva, the “Peace City,” and gateway to the Swiss Alps, on your guided walking tour. With traditions in both watchmaking and chocolate making, this beautiful city has a rich history, which you will glimpse during your excursion.
Arrive August 22nd, check in to your hotel; ON August 25th transfer to Chalon-Sur-Saone to embark your floating hotel, M/S Amacello.

POST-CRUISE – 3-NIGHTS IN BARCELONA SPAIN

Disembark M/S Amacello in Arles, transfer to Barcelona, the bustling capital of Catalonia, an artist’s, architect’s, foodie’s, historian’s and culturist’s dream. Tour the cobblestoned lanes of the Gothic Quarter in the medieval city center and Las Ramblas. Visit Montjuïc Hill and see some imaginative architectural creations, highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudi,” including La Sagrada Familia. And that's not all! Visit the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, officially founded in 1025 and home of the Black Madonna scuplture.

 

THE EXPERIENCE

ON BOARD

Category A Stateroom French Balcony

Amacello Top Deck

Categories D & E Staterooms Window

Amacello Lounge

ON SHORE

Lyon, France's Culinary Capital

Palais des Papes, Avignon

Beaujolais

Vienne

 

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