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Colors of Provence (Wine Cruise) Cruise Land Forward

From Barcelona, Spain to Paris, France
Length: 14 Days - Departs: Mon, Aug 02, 2021
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Departure
Aug 02, 2021
Arrival
Aug 15, 2021

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Cyber Sale, Save up to $1600 on 2021/2022 River Cruises

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During our Cyber Sale you will receive an additional $100 off per person in combination with our up to $1500 off promotion we currently have going on. Don't miss this deal, it ends soon!
Combinable with most other promotions.
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Valid only on new FIT bookings made November 23 – December 6, 2020. Receive $100 per person savings on all 2021 & 2022 sailings in Europe and Asia (Excluding: Portugal and Christmas Market/New Year’s cruises). Not applicable to Group bookings. Combinable with Past Guest and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Combinable with other promotions. Combinable with Consortia Block and Amenity Programs. Additional restrictions apply.

25% Single Supplement on 2021 Europe and Asia river cruise

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25% Single Supplement on 2021 Europe and Asia river cruise

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Enjoy 25% single supplements on Europe and Asia sailings or 25% single supplements on Balcony staterooms on select 2021 sailings. (Contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.)
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25% Single Supplement: A supplement equal to 25% of the full per person cruise fare will be assessed in addition to the cost of a single per person fare. 25% Single Supplement is not available on AmaMagna and is not combinable with any other offer. Limited-time Savings of 25% Single Supplement is only applicable to 2021 Europe and Asia sailings with a current offer and applies to balcony staterooms, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. Offer is applicable to new FIT and Group reservations made between October 7, 2020 and December 31, 2020 and is combinable with Past Guest Privilege Rewards and Future Cruise Benefit programs. 25% Single Supplement is also available on all sailings, applicable to Category E and D (Europe) and Category C (Asia). 25% Single Supplement offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, is limited to availability, is capacity controlled and is subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply.

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Save up to $1500 on 2021 River Cruises

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Save up to $1500 on select 2021 river cruises. Amount varies by sailing date and not all dates apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.
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All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a E category stateroom for Europe, BB (AB category for AmaMagna) for Holiday Cruises, and category C for Egypt, unless stated otherwise. Discount is not combinable with FREE AIR or COMPANION AIR offer. Promotional rates are valid on select sailings for new bookings only made from October 1 – December 31, 2020. Up to $1,500 Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy, and varies by itinerary and sailing date. Complimentary upgrades for Holiday cruises are applicable to categories BB – AB (AB – SB for AmaMagna). Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. 25% Single Supplement Savings applicable to select 2021 Europe and Asia sailings with a current retail offer and applies to balcony staterooms, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any Solo Travelers booked with 25% Single Supplement, or any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, visas, airfares and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Most Christmas markets open during the last week of November until approximately December 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information. Free Air promotion: for applicable gateways, offer details and complete terms and conditions, visit our website. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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If you are an active or retired military service member you will receive a $100 per person discount on any river cruise.
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Military discount is $100 [C$120] off per person, applicable to cruise only, and is valid on new bookings only. Must be active military or retired with valid military ID. Offer is combinable with other promotions and discounts available at the time of booking. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


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

  1. Day 1
    Mon, Aug 02, 2021
    ARRIVE IN BARCELONA, SPAIN. Check into your Barcelona hotel for the beginning of your Colors of Provence pre-cruise land program.
  2. Day 2
    Tue, Aug 03, 2021
    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. See some of Antoni Gaud'''''s imaginative architectural creations, including Casa Mil'', Casa Batll'' and La Sagrada Familia. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Wed, Aug 04, 2021
    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)
  4. Day 4
    Thu, Aug 05, 2021
    BARCELONA ''' AVIGNON, FRANCE ''' EMBARKATION. Check out of the hotel and board the TGV high-speed train to Nimes. Then you will transfer via bus to Avignon where you'''ll board your luxury ship. Cap the day off with a Welcome Aboard Wine Toast. (B,D)
  5. Day 5
    Fri, Aug 06, 2021
    TARASCON - AVIGNON. Proven''al town Tarascon is known for its medieval architecture and charming tales ''' especially the legend of the Tarasque monster. Join a guided walking tour where you'''ll visit the Roman ruins of Arles such as its Roman Amphitheater and the Church of Saint Trophime, famous for its Romanesque architecture. Alternatively, you can enjoy a bike ride along the Rh''ne, through town to the Langlois Bridge, a famous subject from several Vincent Van Gogh paintings. 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. During the afternoon, you'''ll visit the enchanting medieval fortress, the Castle of Tarascon ''' a fortress designed to protect but surprises all with its elegant interior, fit for royalty. Or, delve deeply into 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. Afterwards, venture to the medieval hilltop village, Les Baux de Provence. Alternately, you can enjoy an excursion to explore the medieval, walled village of Aiges-Mortes. In the evening, enjoy an illuminations cruise around Avignon. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Sat, Aug 07, 2021
    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 in the morning. 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. You can visit three venues around Avignon to taste regional specialties including macarons, cheese and wine, and tapenades, or you can enjoy a bike tour through the city. During the afternoon, 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, visit a winery in the famed Ch''teauneuf-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)
  7. Day 7
    Sun, Aug 08, 2021
    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)
  8. Day 8
    Mon, Aug 09, 2021
    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 hike through the vineyards of Tain-l'''Hermitage, followed by a visit to a local winery where you'''ll sample some of the wines, or you can enjoy a bike ride. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Tue, Aug 10, 2021
    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 hike from the ship to the Monastery at Mount Pipet or guided bike tour along a portion of the ViaRh''na bike route. Cruise to to the old town of Lyon and enjoy 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)
  10. Day 10
    Wed, Aug 11, 2021
    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)
  11. Day 11
    Thu, Aug 12, 2021
    LYON ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' PARIS. Disembark the ship and enjoy tasting some local Lyon specialties before boarding your high-speed train to Paris and checking into your hotel. (B)
  12. Day 12
    Fri, Aug 13, 2021
    PARIS. Enjoy taking in the signature sites of Paris in your guided city tour, including the awe-inspiring Arc de Triomphe and iconic Eiffel Tower. You'''ll see Champs ''lys''es with its cinemas, sidewalk cafes and luxury specialty shops. (B)
  13. Day 13
    Sat, Aug 14, 2021
    PARIS. Enjoy a full day at your leisure to discover more of this romantic city, such as the world-renowned Louvre Museum or Mus''e d'''Orsay. Perhaps go shopping in the Faubourg Saint-Honor'' district or simply relax and spend the day like a local ''' by scoping out a local caf'' for a caf'' au lait, toasted baguette or croissant. 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)
  14. Day 14
    Sun, Aug 15, 2021
    DEPART PARIS. Bid farewell to Paris and prepare for your flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

France, Spain

Rivers Visited

Rhone

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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

Health and Safety Protocols for AmaWaterways

Whether you are a loyal past guest or are considering river cruising with us for the first time, we thank you for entrusting AmaWaterways with your future river cruise plans. Here are some of the measures we are taking to protect our guests on board and ashore:

Pre-Cruise

  • Prior to boarding, an online health and contact screening questionnaire will be required.

Embarkation

  • At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If, for any reason, further testing is required, shoreside medical treatment centers are within close proximity.
  • Your luggage handles will be sanitized before delivery to your stateroom.

On Board

  • Protocols continue to change; however, at this time, guests are required to wear face coverings when moving through public spaces.
  • We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew.
  • Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
  • We use state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units; there is no recirculating of air on board our ships.
  • There will be limitations to the number of guests allowed to sail with us.
  • Safety and social distancing will be enhanced throughout our dining room.
  • You will still get plenty of fresh air and exercise as our bicycles, fitness mats and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Use of the Fitness Room is by appointment with cleaning time between use. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.
  • Non-essential visitors are not permitted on board.

Exploring Ashore

  • Your personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow you to hear guides while social distancing.
  • Shore excursions will be conducted in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off our coaches that are thoroughly cleaned each morning.
  • In the event that ships are docked side by side, guests will be required to pass over Sun Decks.

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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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.9
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
4.8
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.7
Value for Money
5

Ratings based off 12 reviews - currently showing 8 reviews with comments only

I appreciated the tips for preparation before we travelled. The trip exceeded our expectations and was just wonderful! The onboard per person credit was useful for small purchases aboard ship and helped pay gratuities at the end of our cruise.

Amawaterways is an exceptional company! They went above and beyond when my sister fell and shattered her elbow the day before she, her husband and I were scheduled to start our Rhine River Cruise with Amawaterways in Basal. She and her husband had to remain in Basal so my sister could undergo surgery. I went on the cruise alone. Amawaterways sent their representative to the University Hospital Basal every day of her stay and helped with paperwork and offered much needed advice. In the meantime, the staff and passengers onboard the AmaKristina ensured that I had a wonderful time. A day did not pass that they didn't inquire about my sister's recovery. When she returned home, she received flowers and a lovely note from the company president. Amawaterways is definitely number one in my book.

Staff was wonderful and extremely accommodating Boat was nice very clean and and in good working order Food was good not excellent Service was excellent and chef did accommodate special requests Specialty restaurant food was excellent But can only go once

The staff was so friendly and the made the trip even more enjoyable. The cruise manager, Marc, was amazing!

The entire AMA Waterways Cruise experience was excellent!

The AMA Kristina was a brand new boat and extremely nice. The staff was wonderful as well as the food. We really enjoyed the organization of the tours and the guides were really good.

Great cruise and great time of the year. As expected, some docking spots needed more time to fully appreciate, and others had too much time with too little to see, but the travelers are all different. Wonderful ship and crew, and the food was fantastic. AMA always does a wonderful job and is most attentive to their travelers. On the extensions, a city tour is very valuable, but if one does not choose the additional excursions offered, there is way too much free time in cities which offer fewer options to a newcomer on their own. Perhaps include a page of alternate sightseeing options, museums, trip advisor tours or such rather than just "free time" on your own, and meals on your own in a strange city. Once on the extension, we did not see our tour director a great deal even though hours were posted for the table in the lobby. Hotel staff was most helpful in question answering and pulling boarding passes, directions, etc.

AMA Waterways is an excellent provider of high quality river cruises. This was our 4th river cruise with AMA and we are planning number 5. Never a problem, everything works moothly and timely. Cruise managers are truly top quality as well as the local tour guides. I can't say enough positive things about AMA Waterways!

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