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Colors of Provence (Wine Cruise) Cruise Land Reverse

Colors of Provence (Wine Cruise) Cruise Land Reverse

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCello
Starts: Barcelona, Spain on Mon, Nov 02, 2020
Ends: Paris, France on Sun, Nov 15, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

France, Spain

Rivers Visited

Rhone, Saone

River Cruise Itinerary

Spend 3 nights in Barcelona, followed by a colorful 7-night cruise from Arles to Lyon, ending with 3 nights in Paris

Day 1 (Mon, Nov 02, 2020):

ARRIVE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN. Arrive in Barcelona and check in to your hotel. (B)

Day 2 (Tue, Nov 03, 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 3 (Wed, Nov 04, 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 4 (Thu, Nov 05, 2020):

BARCELONA ''' N''MES, FRANCE ''' ARLES ''' EMBARKATION.. Check out of the hotel and board the TGV high-speed train to N''mes. See the highlights of this delightful town with one of the finest collections of Roman buildings in France before transferring via motorcoach to Arles, where you'''ll board your luxury ship. Cap the day off with a Welcome Aboard Wine Toast. (B,D)

Day 5 (Fri, Nov 06, 2020):

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. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Sat, Nov 07, 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. 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. During the afternoon, you can visit 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 where you can taste regional specialties, including macarons, cheese and wine, and tapenades. Later in the afternoon, visit a winery in the famed Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine region, where viticulture has been promoted since the 14th century. The unique soil composition here has earned the area a reputation for producing distinctive wines that are now popular the world over. Join a specialist from the winery on a private tour of the wine cellars and vineyards, an exclusive opportunity to learn about centuries-old winemaking methods. Following your tour, enjoy a tasting of the vineyard'''s specialty wines. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Sun, Nov 08, 2020):

VIVIERS. Visit the magnificent hilltop village, Grignan. After visiting this enchanting Provencal town, go in search of the highly prized '''Black Diamond,''' truffles, with a farmer and his trustworthy canine companion. Later in the day, 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, Nov 09, 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 a bike ride or a 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, Nov 10, 2020):

VIENNE ''' LYON. 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. 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.''' Or for those more interested in discovering why Lyon is France'''s culinary capital, visit the city'''s famed indoor food market, which has nearly five-dozen stalls selling countless gourmet delights. (B,L,D)

Day 10 (Wed, Nov 11, 2020):

LYON. Enjoy free time in Lyon or travel to the Beaujolais wine region'''known as the Pays d'''Or or '''land of the golden stones." While there, indulge in a wine tasting at a traditional winery and learn about the history and techniques of their vineyard. (B,L,D)

Day 11 (Thu, Nov 12, 2020):

LYON - DISEMBARKATION - PARIS, FRANCE. Disembark the ship and enjoy tasting some local Lyon specialties before boarding your high-speed train to Paris and checking into your hotel. (B)

Day 12 (Fri, Nov 13, 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 13 (Sat, Nov 14, 2020):

PARIS. Spend the day at your leisure exploring such landmarks as the Louvre museum with its famous glass pyramid, or sampling a fresh, flaky croissant at one of the city'''s legendary cafes. In the evening, 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. You'''ll be taken on an evening illumination tour, discovering why Paris is renowned as the '''City of Light.''' (B)

Day 14 (Sun, Nov 15, 2020):

DEPART PARIS. Bid farewell to Paris and prepare for your flight home. (B)

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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 Activities 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
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • 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 Barcelona at Renaissance Barcelona Barcelona (or similar), including dailybreakfast
  • Transfer via High-speed TGV train from hotel to N''mes with highlights tour and then transfer to Arles
  • Transfer from Lyon to Paris via high-speed TGV train
  • 3 nights hotel in Paris at the RenaissanceArc de Triomphe (or similar), including city tour,Montmartre, illumination tour and daily breakfast
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Nice, including Nice city tour, Monaco and Monte Carlo excursion and daily breakfast
  • Transfer via Motorcoach from hotel in Nice with a tour in Aix-en-Provence and then transfer to the ship in Arles
  • Transfer from Lyon to Paris via high-speed TGV train
  • 3 nights hotel in Paris at the RenaissanceArc de Triomphe (or similar), including city tour,Montmartre, illumination tour and daily breakfast

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Ship Information

AmaCello


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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.


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