Provence ◆ Burgundy ◆ Beaujolais
Deluxe Small River Ship
m.s. Amadeus Provence
Join us for this exclusive, nine-day French sojourn in Provence and the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions en printemps (in springtime), the best time of year to visit, when the crimson poppies, colorful primrose, purple irises, almond blossoms and cherry trees bloom to herald in a new season. In the sun-kissed south of France, explore ancient Marseille, a vibrant city named the 2013 European Cultural Capital, before cruising for six nights from Provençal Arles to historic Lyon along the fabled Rivers Rhône and Saône aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. Amadeus Provence, launching in 2017—the newest addition to the Amadeus Fleet.
Begin with one night’s accommodation in the beautifully restore Five-Star InterContinental Marseille Hôtel-Dieu, a distinguished building with more than
800 years of rich history. During your cruise, dock in the heart of each port town and visit six UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the wonderfully preserved Roman Amphitheater in Arles, the medieval Papal Palace of Avignon and the Roman city of Orange. Tour the legendary 15th‑century Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune, famous for its intricate and colorful tiled roof, and picturesque Lyon, France’s gastronomique gateway. Enjoy an excursion to the Beaujolais vineyards for a private tour, world-class piano concert and wine tasting at the Château Montmelas, guided by the châtelaine, and to the Burgundy region for an exclusive visit and tour of Château de Rully, a medieval fortress among the vineyards and the ancestral home of your guide, Count de Ternay, since the 12th century.
A perennial favorite, this exclusive travel program is the quintessential Provençal experience and an excellent value featuring a comprehensive itinerary through the south of France when its abundant flora blooms back to life. I encourage you to book now while Early Booking Savings and space are still available!
The Travel Program outlined here is subject to the features, final pricing and terms and conditions set forth in the published Travel Program brochure.