AmaWaterways Arrow Europe 2018 Arrow Colors of Provence : 2018 - 7-Night Cruise with 3 Nights Pre-Cruise and 3 Nights Post-Cruise : Paris To Barcelona : ms AmaCello
Colors of Provence : 2018 - 7-Night Cruise with 3 Nights Pre-Cruise and 3 Nights Post-Cruise : Paris To Barcelona : ms AmaCello

At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Included Features

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

  • 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 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs 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 Renaissance Arc de Triomphe or the Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero (or similar), including daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel to Lyon via high-speed TGV train
  • Transfer from the ship in Arles to Nîmes with highlights tour and then high-speed TGV train to Barcelona
  • 3 nights hotel in Barcelona at Le Méridien Barcelona (or similar), including daily breakfast
  • DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN PARIS, FRANCE
    Arrive in Paris and check in to your hotel.

    Day 2 : PARIS
    Spend your first day in Paris getting acquainted with it on a city tour. (B)

    Day 3 : PARIS
    Enjoy the day at leisure. (B)

    Day 4 : PARIS - LYON - EMBARKATION
    After checking out of your hotel, 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 : LYON
    Discover dynamic Lyon, starting in Fourvière 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 Fourvière. 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. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : COLLONGES - 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 set sail for Vienne, where you'll enjoy free time to explore the town. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : VIENNE - TOURNON
    Situated between the wine regions of Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône 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 ViaRhôna bike route or a guided hike from the ship to the Monastery at Mount Pipet. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : TOURNON
    Wine and chocolate lovers will enjoy visiting Tournon located in the heart of Côtes du Rhône. You have a choice of three excursions. Take a train ride past magnificent landscape carved along the Gorge du Doux stopping at the charming little station of Colombier le Vieux-Saint Barthélemy le Plain, where the train maneuvers in preparation for its return journey. Alternatively, lovers of wine and chocolate will want to visit Le Château de Tournon for a presentation and tasting on the pairing of red wine and chocolate. For a more active adventure, take 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 : 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 options 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, learn the art of Provençale cooking by joining a local chef as he shares his insight with you, and afterwards, taste the fruits of your labor. 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 Provencal town, go in search of the highly prized "Black Diamond," truffles, with a farmer and his trustworthy canine companion. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : 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 Carrières de Lumières, 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 Provençal 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 : ARLES - DISEMBARKATION - BARCELONA, SPAIN
    Disembark your ship in Arles and travel a short distance to Nîmes. 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 Gaudí and is certain to inspire you. (B)

    Day 12 : 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 Montjuïc Hill and see some of Antoni Gaudí's imaginative architectural creations, including Casa Milà, Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Familia. (B)

    Day 13 : BARCELONA
    Spend a full day at leisure to discover the vast treasures of this eclectic city. (B)

    Day 14 : DEPART BARCELONA
    Bid farewell to Barcelona and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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    Cruise LineAmaWaterways
    Duration
    14 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaCello
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    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Paris  
    Day 2Paris  
    Day 3Paris  
    Day 4Lyon  
    Day 5Lyon  
    Day 6Vienne  
    Day 7Tournon  
    Day 8Tournon  
    Day 9Avignon  
    Day 10Arles  
    Day 11Barcelona  
    Day 12Barcelona  
    Day 13Barcelona  
    Day 14Barcelona  
    Dates/Pricing
    Click Quote or call (800) 533-5343 to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    March 19, 2018 $4,579.00 (USD)Quote
    April 02, 2018 $5,379.00 (USD)Quote
    April 16, 2018 $5,079.00 (USD)Quote
    April 30, 2018 $5,779.00 (USD)Quote
    May 28, 2018 $5,879.00 (USD)Quote
    June 11, 2018 $5,879.00 (USD)Quote
    June 25, 2018 $5,379.00 (USD)Quote
    July 23, 2018 $5,779.00 (USD)Quote
    August 06, 2018 $5,279.00 (USD)Quote
    August 20, 2018 $5,479.00 (USD)Quote
    September 03, 2018 $5,579.00 (USD)Quote
    September 17, 2018 $6,079.00 (USD)Quote
    October 01, 2018 $5,479.00 (USD)Quote
    October 15, 2018 $5,779.00 (USD)Quote
    October 29, 2018 $5,379.00 (USD)Quote
    November 12, 2018 $4,779.00 (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges not included in cruise price$168 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

    Single Supplement for Land$960 per person.

    BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

    Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

      
     

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