Colors of Provence Cruise (Paris to Barcelona) 2020

Colors of Provence Cruise (Paris to Barcelona) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCello
Starts: Paris, France on Mon, Mar 16, 2020
Ends: Barcelona, Spain on Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Overview

Call for Best Value!
Get A Free Quote Now

Please see below brochure cabin pricing

To receive our best value and service, please call us or Click Here For a Free Quote

Special Offers

CALL FOR BEST VALUE!
We have the best value and service on AmaWaterways River Cruises

2020 Upgrade Rewards Program

Mention Promo Code: PT2629
Promotion Image

2020 Upgrade Rewards Program

2020 Upgrade Rewards Program

Promotion Details
For a limited time when you book a Balcony stateroom on a 2020 Europe river cruise you will receive a complimentary upgrade as well as prepaid gratuities, if you book a Suite you will receive prepaid gratuities, $100 onboard credit per stateroom based on double occupancy ($50 per person) and a complimentary private airport transfer from and to the airport in Europe. Not all sailings may qualify, please contact your Travel Consultant for full details.
Offer is combinable with current retail promotions of $1,000 per stateroom savings (or more) and Air promotions (excluding Holiday Triple Savings), Past Passenger Privilege Program, Future Cruise Benefit Program and Consortia programs.
Must Book By Tue, Dec 31, 2019
View Promotion Terms & Conditions ›

Upgrade Rewards Program is valid on select 2020 Europe sailings, applicable to new FIT bookings only made between October 1 through December 31, 2019. Offer is combinable with current retail promotions of $1,000 per stateroom savings (or more) and Air promotions (excluding Holiday Triple Savings), Past Passenger Privilege Program, Future Cruise Benefit Program and Consortia programs. Offer is not applicable to Group bookings, or any reduced single supplement offers. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy; solo travelers will receive half. Complimentary upgrades are applicable to guests booked in a balcony stateroom in Categories, C, B, CB, CA, BB, BA, and AB (AmaMagna – booked in Categories AB, AA, and SB); offer includes one category upgrade, excluding suites; and is subject to availability at time of booking. Complimentary Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers are only applicable to guests booked in Suite Categories A+, AA+, S, SS, GS and OS; offer includes private transfers to/from the airport in Europe. An air schedule is required before transfers may be applied to booking. $100 Gift Card is issued after guests sail (not combinable with other enhanced commission offers). Upgrade Rewards Program is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


We Are Committed To:

When you book a trip with us, whether it's halfway around the world or in your own backyard, you can rest assured that you'll benefit from our vast experience in the travel industry, our award winning service, low prices, and client satisfaction.

Read More

Itinerary

Countries Visited

France, Spain

Rivers Visited

Rhone

River Cruise Itinerary

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

Day 1 (Mon, Mar 16, 2020):

ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. Arrive in Paris and check in to your hotel.

Day 2 (Tue, Mar 17, 2020):

PARIS. Enjoy a morning tour of Paris, taking in all its iconic sites. Later in the day, visit Montmartre, long known as the city'''s premier artist's enclave. During the mid to late 1800s, artists also began calling Montmartre home. Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there, followed by other notable artists, including Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Pablo Picasso. For easy access to Montmartre, you'''ll hop aboard the funicular railroad that ascends the hill. Montmartre's most recognizable landmark is the Basilica du Sacr''-Coeur, constructed from 1876 to 1912. The white dome of this Roman Catholic basilica sits at the highest point in the city. After your visit to Montmartre, you'''ll be taken on an illumination tour, discovering why Paris is renowned as the '''City of Light.''' (B)

Day 3 (Wed, Mar 18, 2020):

PARIS. You'''ll visit one of the world'''s most renowned museums, the Mus''e d'''Orsay. Housed in the train station building, constructed by Victor Laloux for the 1900 World Fair, the Orsay is a national museum devoted to all the arts between 1848-1914. The various artistic movements represented include Academism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau. Among the featured artists are C''zanne, Courbet, Daumier, Degas, Gauguin, Manet, Millet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Rodin, Seurat, Sisley and Van Gogh. (B)

Day 4 (Thu, Mar 19, 2020):

PARIS - LYON - EMBARKATION. After checking out of your hotel in Paris, board the TGV train through the French countryside to Lyon, France'''s culinary capital. Upon arrival, enjoy free time before being treated to an exclusive hands-on cooking lesson. Later, transfer to your luxurious ship. (B,D)

Day 5 (Fri, Mar 20, 2020):

LYON. Discover dynamic Lyon, starting in Fourvi''re Hill, part of the city'''s historic region that is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the 19th-century basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvi''re. Continue on to the old town of Lyon, followed by a guided walk through the St. Jean district, where you will be introduced to the city'''s unique covered walkways, known as '''traboules.''' During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time or join a guided bike tour through the city designed with cyclists in mind. In the evening, see the city light up during a romantic illumination cruise. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Sat, Mar 21, 2020):

VIENNE. Travel to the Beaujolais wine region'''known as the Pays d'''Or or '''land of the golden stones.''' Indulge in a wine tasting at a traditional winery and learn about the history and techniques of their vineyard. Later, enjoy free time to explore Vienne. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Sun, Mar 22, 2020):

VIENNE - TOURNON. Situated between the wine regions of Beaujolais and C''tes du Rh''ne lies Vienne with a Roman past that can be seen in its marvelously preserved ruins. Take a walking tour to see the amazingly well-preserved Augustus and Livia Temple, the Saint Maurice Cathedral, a Gothic church that took more than 500 years to build, and St. Pierre Abbey'''one of the oldest surviving churches in France, and now an Archaeological Museum. For those wishing to be more active, you can either take a guided bike tour along a portion of the ViaRh''na bike route or a guided hike from the ship to the Monastery at Mount Pipet. During the evening, be treated to a delicious pairing of red wine and chocolate at the 15th-century Le Ch''teau de Tournon, located on the banks of the Rh''ne, in the heart of town. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Mon, Mar 23, 2020):

TOURNON. Walk through the steep vineyards as you learn about the history and techniques of winemaking in this area. Following the guided tour, join your host for a tasting of the Hermitage wines for which this region is celebrated. Alternatively, take a train ride past magnificent landscape carved along the Gorge du Doux stopping at the charming little station of Colombier le Vieux-Saint Barth''lemy le Plain, where the train maneuvers in preparation for its return journey. For a more active adventure, enjoy hike through the vineyards of Tain-l'''Hermitage, followed by a visit to a local winery where you'''ll sample some of the wines. (B,L,D)

Day 9 (Tue, Mar 24, 2020):

AVIGNON. Avignon, aptly named the '''City of Popes,''' was the center of the Catholic Church in the 14th century when its '''Palais des Papes''' was the equivalent of today'''s Vatican. Depending on your interests, you have three choices of excursions. Discover the history of Avignon on a guided walking tour that includes the Papal Palace and the well-preserved medieval walls surrounding the historic center of town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, you can go to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the impressive Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of ancient engineering. Or if you prefer, visit three venues around Avignon to taste regional specialties including macarons, cheese and wine, and tapenades. During the afternoon, you can enjoy free time in Avignon, go on a bike tour, or go to the magnificent hilltop village, Grignan. After visiting this enchanting Proven''al town, go in search of the highly prized '''Black Diamond''' truffles with a farmer and his trustworthy canine companion. In the evening, enjoy an illuminations cruise around Avignon. (B,L,D)

Day 10 (Wed, Mar 25, 2020):

AVIGNON - ARLES. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in France, Arles enchants. For art lovers, you'''ll wish to visit Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum, where Vincent van Gogh once lived and painted such well-known works as '''The Irises''' and '''Starry Night.''' Many people consider Van Gogh'''s Arles period to be the most creative of his career. Afterwards, go to the Carri''res de Lumi''res, where you'''ll be treated to a spectacular presentation of art, sound and history projected on the walls of caves. Alternatively, venture to the medieval hilltop village, Les Baux de Provence, followed by a visit to an olive farm where you'''ll learn about age-old Proven''al traditions from a master olive miller as well as sample the olive oil. During the afternoon, you can join a walking tour of Arles highlighting top sights, including the Romanesque cathedral and Roman amphitheater; or take a guided bike tour to the Roman ruins. And for those who wish to delve further into Van Gogh'''s Arles, join a special walking tour along with a visit to the Vincent van Gogh Foundation, showcasing his legacy. (B,L,D)

Day 11 (Thu, Mar 26, 2020):

ARLES - DISEMBARKATION - N''MES - BARCELONA, SPAIN. Disembark your ship in Arles and travel a short distance to N''mes. See the highlights of this delightful town with one of the finest collections of Roman buildings in France. Afterwards, board the TGV high-speed train to the city that inspired Antoni Gaud'' and is certain to inspire you. (B)

Day 12 (Fri, Mar 27, 2020):

BARCELONA. Barcelona, the bustling capital of Catalonia, is 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 Montju''c Hill and see some of Antoni Gaud'''''s imaginative architectural creations, including Casa Mil'', Casa Batll'' and La Sagrada Familia. (B)

Day 13 (Sat, Mar 28, 2020):

BARCELONA. Join an excursion to the mountain Montserrat, which is home to the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, located about 30 miles from Barcelona. Once there, you can experience an indescribable view of the Catalonia landscape from the top of the mountain. The monastery, officially founded in 1025, soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin Mary. The whole of Montserrat is built around facilitating the worship of the Black Madonna in the Basilica. While here, you'''ll see the famous Black Madonna sculpture, which sits at the back of the church, above the altar area. The stairway leading to the statue, plus the room and altar in which the statue sits are ornate, golden and pay tribute to the wonder that is the Virgin herself. On leaving the Black Madonna, you will exit via the Cami de l'Ave Maria, another moving place where you will be given the opportunity, should you wish, to pay homage to the statue that you have just seen by lighting a candle. (B)

Day 14 (Sun, Mar 29, 2020):

DEPART BARCELONA. Bid farewell to Barcelona and prepare for your flight home. (B)

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-342-0019

Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 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
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef'''s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Paris at the RenaissanceArc de Triomphe (or similar), including city tour,Montmartre, illumination tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel to Lyon via high-speedTGV train
  • Transfer from the ship in Arles to N''mes with highlights tour and then high-speed TGV train Barcelona
  • 3 nights hotel in Barcelona at Renaissance Barcelona Barcelona (or similar), including dailybreakfast
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Paris at the RenaissanceArc de Triomphe (or similar), including city tour,Montmartre, illumination tour and daily breakfastd'''Orsay and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Paris to Lyon via high-speedTGV train
  • Transfer from the ship in Arles to Nice via motorcoach
  • 3 nights hotel in Nice, including Nice city tour, Monaco and Monte Carlo excursion and daily breakfast

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-342-0019

Ship Information

AmaCello


Loading...

Cabins

Loading...

Life on Board

Loading...

Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


AffordableTours.com is a travel agent for AmaWaterways. Brochure Price is based on the itinerary's highest brochure price. Our price reflects our base price for the same departure as Brochure Price. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time. All prices are USD per person and based on double occupancy. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. All prices change frequently and our website prices are not guaranteed until a deposit has been received by us. The prices on our website are intended to serve as a guide only and may not accurately reflect current prices. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in these prices until a booking has been confirmed by one of our agents. Please call us toll free at 1-800-342-0019 to confirm current prices and availability. Prices listed are per person, cruise only, and based on double occupancy.

Call Us Now 1-800-342-0019


Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2017.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read More

Get discounts by Email!