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Provence & Spain

Spend 3 nights in Paris, travel by high-speed TGV train to Lyon, and embark upon an enchanting 7-night cruise through Provence, ending with 3 nights in Barcelona
15 Days – Travel to Paris & return from Barcelona or reverse

OVERVIEW

From the magic of Paris to the romance of Barcelona, this itinerary is truly captivating. Begin with three nights in Paris, then travel in style aboard the high-speed TGV train to Lyon, France’s gastronomical capital. From there, cruise through France’s legendary wine growing regions, home to such famous vintages as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône. Enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at ancient Roman ruins, stroll through medieval villages and shop for Provencal crafts. Your itinerary includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon as well as Arles, the city where Vincent Van Gogh spent much of his life. Conclude your journey with three nights in magnificent Barcelona.


  • SELECT DIRECTION:
DayDestinationActivities
1Overnight flight to France
2ParisHotel check-in
3ParisCity tour
Optional Seine cruise and Montparnesse Tower
Optional Montmartre & Illuminations tour
4ParisOptional Parisian Cabaret at the Paris Latin show
5ParisTGV high-speed train to Lyon
LyonCooking demonstration
EMBARKATION
Welcome Dinner
6LyonCity tour
7BellevilleBeaujolais excursion
VienneFree evening
8VienneWalking tour
TournonFree Time
9TournonWinery visit & tasting in Cornas
Viviers"Ghost Walk" tour
10ViviersGrignan excursion
AvignonWalking tour & Papal Palace
OR Pont du Gard & Uzes excursion
11ArlesLes Baux and olive farm excursion
OR "Impressionist Experience" tour
Arles walking tour OR bike tour (capacity controlled)
12ArlesDISEMBARKATION
PerpignanFree time for lunch
Transfer to Barcelona
BarcelonaHotel check-in
13BarcelonaCity tour
OR "Tapas Tasting" tour
14BarcelonaOptional Montserrat excursion
15BarcelonaReturn flight home
DayDestinationActivities
1Overnight flight to Spain
2BarcelonaHotel check-in
3BarcelonaCity tour
OR Tapas Tasting tour
4BarcelonaOptional Montserrat excursion
5BarcelonaTransfer to Arles
PerpignanFree time
ArlesEMBARKATION
Welcome Dinner
6ArlesLes Baux excursion & olive farm visit
OR "Impressionist Experience" tour
Arles walking tour
7AvignonWalking tour & Papal Palace
OR Pont du Gard & Uze excursion
ViviersGhost walk
8ViviersGrignan excursion
9TournonWinery visit & tasting
10VienneWalking tour
OR Chateau Roussillion & Pottery tour
LyonCity tour
11LyonFree time
CollongesBeaujolais excursion
12LyonDISEMBARKATION
Cooking demonstration
TVG high-speed train to Paris
ParisHotel check-in
Optional “Montmartre & Illuminations” tour
13ParisCity tour
Optional Parisian Cabaret at Paradis Latin dinner
14ParisOptional Seine cruise and Montparnassse Tower tour
15ParisReturn flight home
DayDestinationActivities
1LyonEMBARKATION
Welcome Dinner
2LyonCity tour
3BellevilleBeaujolais excursion
VienneFree evening
4VienneWalking tour
TournonFree Time
5TournonWinery visit & tasting in Cornas
Viviers"Ghost Walk" tour
6ViviersGrignan excursion
AvignonWalking tour & Papal Palace
OR Pont du Gard & Uzes excursion
7ArlesLes Baux and olive farm excursion
OR "Impressionist Experience" tour
Arles walking tour OR bike tour (capacity controlled)
8ArlesDISEMBARKATION
DayDestinationActivities
1ArlesEMBARKATION
Welcome Dinner
2ArlesLes Baux excursion & olive farm visit
OR "Impressionist Experience" tour
Arles walking tour
3AvignonWalking tour & Papal Palace
OR Pont du Gard & Uze excursion
ViviersGhost walk
4ViviersGrignan excursion
5TournonWinery visit & tasting
6VienneWalking tour
OR Chateau Roussillion & Pottery tour
LyonCity tour
7LyonFree time
CollongesBeaujolais excursion
8LyonDISEMBARKATION

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer to Lyon via High-speed TGV train
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom, most with French balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions
  • State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from France's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Motorcoach from Arles to Perpignan and on to Barcelona
  • 3 nights hotel in Barcelona at the Grand Marina (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package
  • All local taxes

DETAILED ITINERARY


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Day 1DEPART USA/CANADA
Board your overnight flight to Paris, France.
Day 2ARRIVE 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 3PARIS
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 & Montparnasse Tower” tour this morning and/or the optional “Montmartre & Illuminations” tour this evening. (B)
Day 4PARIS
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 5PARIS - 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 6LYON
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 Belleville this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 7BELLEVILLE – 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 8VIENNE - 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. Your ship will depart at midday for Tournon. This evening, explore the town on your own. (B,L,D)
Day 9TOURNON - 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 10VIVIERS - 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 11AVIGNON - 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 12ARLES - 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 13BARCELONA
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 14BARCELONA
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 15DEPART BARCELONA
Bid farewell to Barcelona and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
Day 1DEPART USA/CANADA
Board your overnight flight to Barcelona, Spain.
Day 2ARRIVE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN
Arrive in Barcelona and check-in to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.
Day 3BARCELONA
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 city’s Gothic Quarter. Your tour also includes the unique architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, including Casa Milà, Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Familia basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been under construction for over a century. As an alternative, choose the “Tapas Tasting” tour of local tapas bars, where you will sample local favorites and take a guided tour of the Mercat de Santa Caterina. (B)
Day 4BARCELONA
Enjoy a full day at your leisure, or take part in the optional “Montserrat Excursion,” visiting the famous Benedictine Abbey atop Montserrat Mountain. (B)
Day 5BARCELONA - EMBARKATION - ARLES, FRANCE
After breakfast, you will transfer from Barcelona to Arles, the gateway to Provence. Along the way, you will stop in the medieval town of Perpignan in France and have some free time for lunch and exploring on your own. Continue on your transfer, passing through the eerie marshland region of the Camargue before arriving in Arles and boarding your ship. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at a Welcome Dinner. (B,D)
Day 6ARLES - LES BAUX - AVIGNON
This morning, you will board a motor coach for an excursion to the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence. The village’s castle has a fascinating exhibit of medieval siege weaponry. 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 Vincent Van Gogh 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, your city tour of Arles takes you to the Romanesque cathedral and the Roman Amphitheater. Early this evening cruise to Avignon. As your ship docks, look for the illuminated Avignon Bridge made famous by the French children’s song “Sur le pont d’Avignon” (“On the Bridge of Avignon”). (B,L,D)
Day 7AVIGNON - VIVIERS
This morning, you will have your choice of two excursions in and around historic Avignon. Seven popes once resided in the magnificent Gothic Papal Palace, which you will visit during your city 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 Provencal 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 in Uzes before returning to your ship. After lunch, the ship cruises to Viviers, arriving later this evening. You may join a “Ghost Walk” through this medieval town, with colorful stories brought to life by local residents. The ship moors overnight in Viviers. (B,L,D)
Day 8VIVIERS – TOURNON
After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Grignan, a magnificent hilltop village surrounded by lavender fields. The village’s Renaissance castle provides a commanding view of the area’s beautiful countryside. Enjoy some free time to explore local shops for confections, home-made lavender soaps and other crafts. Rejoin the ship in Le Pouzine and cruise to Tournon, arriving late afternoon. (B,L,D)
Day 9TOURNON - VIENNE
This morning visit Cornas, the premier producer of Côtes du Rhône wines, where you will enjoy a wine tasting. After lunch, the ship sails to Vienne, situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, arriving late afternoon. (B,L,D)
Day 10VIENNE – LYON
Vienne’s Roman past can be readily seen in its marvelously preserved ruins. This morning, you will have a guided walking tour of Vienne 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. During lunch, your ship will depart for Lyon, arriving mid-afternoon for a city tour. Your panoramic tour of Lyon will take you to the Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, the Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourvière, part of the historic region designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the “Hill of Prayers,” Fourvière is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame, ruins of a Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below. The ship moors overnight in Lyon. (B,L,D)
Day 11LYON – COLLONGES – BELLEVILLE – LYON
This morning, your panoramic tour of Lyon will take you to the Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, the Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourvière, part of the historic region designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the “Hill of Prayers,” Fourvière is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame, ruins of a Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below. The ship departs after noon and cruises to Collonges for your excursion through the Beaujolais wine region, 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 and the home of a local vintner, where you will enjoy a wine tasting and vineyard tour, and learn about the history of wine production in the region. Rejoin the ship in Belleville and return to Lyon, arriving late tonight (B,L,D)
Day 12LYON - DISEMBARKATION - PARIS, FRANCE
After disembarking the ship, guests continuing on to Paris will be treated to a demonstration of Lyonnaise cooking. You will have free time for lunch on your own before boarding a high-speed TGV train that will whisk you through the French countryside to Paris. Upon arriving in Paris, you will be transferred to your hotel. This evening, an optional “Montmartre & Illuminations” tour is available for you to enjoy. (B)
Day 13PARIS
Enjoy some of Paris’ most famous sights during this morning's guided tour, 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.” This evening, an optional “Parisian Cabaret at Paradis Latin” dinner show is available. (B)
Day 14PARIS
Enjoy your last full day in Paris at your leisure. You may also take an optional “Seine Cruise & Montparnasse Tower” tour this morning. (B)
Day 15DEPART PARIS
Your splendid vacation comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
Day 1LYON - EMBARKATION
Board your cruise in Lyon. Gather this evening on board for a Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 2LYON
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 Belleville this evening. (B,L,D)
Day 3BELLEVILLE – 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 4VIENNE - 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. Your ship will depart at midday for Tournon. This evening, explore the town on your own. (B,L,D)
Day 5TOURNON - 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 6VIVIERS - 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 7AVIGNON - 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 8ARLES - DISEMBARKATION
Disembark your ship in Arles. (B)
Day 1EMBARKATION - ARLES, FRANCE
Board your cruise in Arles. This evening, meet your fellow passengers for a Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 2ARLES - LES BAUX - AVIGNON
This morning, you will board a motor coach for an excursion to the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence. The village’s castle has a fascinating exhibit of medieval siege weaponry. 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 Vincent Van Gogh 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, your city tour of Arles takes you to the Romanesque cathedral and the Roman Amphitheater. Early this evening cruise to Avignon. As your ship docks, look for the illuminated Avignon Bridge made famous by the French children’s song “Sur le pont d’Avignon” (“On the Bridge of Avignon”). (B,L,D)
Day 3AVIGNON - VIVIERS
This morning, you will have your choice of two excursions in and around historic Avignon. Seven popes once resided in the magnificent Gothic Papal Palace, which you will visit during your city 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 Provencal 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 in Uzes before returning to your ship. After lunch, the ship cruises to Viviers, arriving later this evening. You may join a “Ghost Walk” through this medieval town, with colorful stories brought to life by local residents. The ship moors overnight in Viviers. (B,L,D)
Day 4VIVIERS – TOURNON
After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Grignan, a magnificent hilltop village surrounded by lavender fields. The village’s Renaissance castle provides a commanding view of the area’s beautiful countryside. Enjoy some free time to explore local shops for confections, home-made lavender soaps and other crafts. Rejoin the ship in Le Pouzine and cruise to Tournon, arriving late afternoon. (B,L,D)
Day 5TOURNON - VIENNE
This morning visit Cornas, the premier producer of Côtes du Rhône wines, where you will enjoy a wine tasting. After lunch, the ship sails to Vienne, situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, arriving late afternoon. (B,L,D)
Day 6VIENNE – LYON
Vienne’s Roman past can be readily seen in its marvelously preserved ruins. This morning, you will have a guided walking tour of Vienne 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. During lunch, your ship will depart for Lyon, arriving mid-afternoon for a city tour. Your panoramic tour of Lyon will take you to the Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, the Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourvière, part of the historic region designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the “Hill of Prayers,” Fourvière is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame, ruins of a Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below. The ship moors overnight in Lyon. (B,L,D)
Day 7LYON – COLLONGES – BELLEVILLE – LYON
This morning, your panoramic tour of Lyon will take you to the Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, the Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourvière, part of the historic region designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the “Hill of Prayers,” Fourvière is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame, ruins of a Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below. The ship departs after noon and cruises to Collonges for your excursion through the Beaujolais wine region, 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 and the home of a local vintner, where you will enjoy a wine tasting and vineyard tour, and learn about the history of wine production in the region. Rejoin the ship in Belleville and return to Lyon, arriving late tonight (B,L,D)
Day 8LYON - DISEMBARKATION
Disembark your cruise in Lyon. (B)

 

 

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Important:  Dates, prices & itineraries for 2013 sailings are subject to change.

Port Charges:  $147 per person.

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

Single Supplement for Land:  $780 per person.

Bedding:  Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

SHIP(S)

AmaDagio

Christened in 2006, the beautifully-appointed 150-passenger AmaDagio features spacious staterooms, most with French Balconies, whirlpool, Internet/WiFi access and more.

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