• Aer Lingus flights from Dublin with various coach transfers & pick up points
• Enjoy a pre-night in Lyon - £45 pp
• Transfers from Airport to Cruise Ship
• Large, outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies or walk-out balconies
• Water served with meals: Coffee & tea after lunch and dinner.
• Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Tea and Late Snacks daily.
• Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
• Complimentary use of bicycles available on board
• Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions • 20kgs Hold Luggage & 10Kgs Hand Luggage.
• Services of Tour Leaders.
• Local taxes & port charges incl.
The Rhône is one of the major rivers of Europe, rising in Switzerland, passing through Lake Geneva and running through south eastern France. Join this amazing River Cruise aboard the brand new MS Amadeus Provence. Every day is full of fascination on this truly enthralling cruise from the lush green vineyards of Burgundy to the sun-kissed hills of Provence and the wild ruggedness of the Ardèche gorges to the medieval allure of Avignon. Enjoy the fascination of a cruise on the French rivers Rhône and Saône through one of Europe’s most beautiful Countryside with almost innumerable highlights. Don’t miss the breathtaking 8-day cruise from/to Lyon and experience world-famous sights such as Pont du Gard, Gorges de l´Ardèche, the nature reserve Camargue. Amadeus Provence will transport you on the river cruise of a lifetime. We set sail from Lyon, where the Saône meets the Rhône, and sail up river along the Saône. Only unpack once on your floating hotel, which is without doubt the best way to savor the matchless French savoir vivre by exploring Provence, a very special corner of Europe.
The Amadeus Provence has popular amenities such as Panorama-Bar with lounge, Amadeus Club, Sun Deck with deck chairs, Fitness Room, Hair Salon, Massage Room, spacious public areas such as the pool deck with swimming pool and Lido-Bar or the outdoor glassshielded “River Terrace”. All cabins have Panoramic windows and automatically drop-down French balconies except on Haydn, bed, TV, shower/WC, telephone & safe. Balcony Suites on Mozart Deck have ‘Walk-out’ exterior balconies with seating.
Your Itinerary (Tours optional)
Day 1 - Lyon Depart Dublin with Aer Lingus at 11.55hrs Arrive Lyon 15.05hrs. Embarkation from 4:00pm. Welcome Drink and Welcome Dinner.
Day 2 - Macon Morning excursion features the town of Mâcon in southern Burgundy. From here join a panoramic excursion of the wine producing region. Afternoon tour of Cluny Abbey - founded by Benedictine monks.
Day 3 - Chalon sur Saone/Tournus This morning’s excursion leads you through famous vineyards to the small town of Beaune. This afternoon’s features the small medieval town of Brancion with 12th century church and Cormatin with a moated castle. Re-join the ship in Tournus.
Day 4 - Lyon Morning City Tour of Lyon the third-largest city in France situated at the confluence of the Rhone and the Saone covers the many sights of the city including the Basilica, the Roman theatre and the Vieux Lyon’ or Old Quarter. The afternoon is spent cruising the Rhone.
Day 5 - Avignon The City Walk of Avignon including Palace delves into the rich religious history of Avignon once the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century. The Palace is one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe. Afternoon choose an Excursion to the Pont du Gard and Uzes. The Pont du Gard is one of the architectural masterpieces of the ancient world — a three-level acqueduct constructed over 2000 years ago to transport water to Nimes and other Roman provinces. Briefly visit the ancient town of Uzes before returning to the ship.
Day 6 - Avignon/Arles Rounding out your experiences, this morning ride into the countryside for an Excursion to the Camargue Nature Park which covers 86,000 hectares known for its unique flora and fauna as well as semi-wild bulls and white Camargue horses. Afternoon City walk of Arles with its familiar settings such as the arena, the Café Terrace among others, captured by the brilliant Impressionist painter Van Gogh.
Day 7 - Viviers/Le Pouzin Morning sightseeing to the “Grand Canyon of Europe” Excursion to the Ardeche Gorge which plunges down 984 feet. Re-join vessel in Le Pouzin for afternoon cruising. This evening enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
Day 8 – Lyon Disembarkation after breakfast for our direct flight home at 3.45pm – Arrival Dublin 5.00pm.
Please note Excursions are not included in the cost. We have been able to secure tour packages at excellent prices. Please contact the office for more information.
Orr's Travel Exclusive Rhone River Cruise
13th July 2017 - 7 Nights
This is the best value for money available for a 5* River Cruise. This is onboard the brand new ship, Amadeus Provence and I guarantee that you will not find a better offer available on a 5* Ship this summer on the Rhone.
13.10hrs Arrive Lyon 16.20hrs.
5.00pm - Arrival Dublin 6.15pm