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Colors of Provence Cruise

9 days
Starting from $2075*

Exclusive Rates and Double EO Explorer Perks Points

EO Explorer Perks PointsEnjoy the colors of Provence as you cruise aboard AmaWaterway's MS AmaCello during this 9 day trip.

Earn Double EO Explorer Perks Points on these exclusive rates that are only available on this cruise for this departure date. So be sure to book now as they won't last! Rates are per person and do not include airfare. Gratiutities and overseas transfers are included. 

Stateroom Category Price EO Explorer Perks Points
E - Fixed Window Stateroom $2,075* 4,150
D - Fixed Window Stateroom $2,225* 4,450
C - French Balcony Stateroom $2,500* 5,000
B - French Balcony Stateroom $2,600* 5,200
A - French Balcony Stateroom $2,650* 5,300


What’s Included

  • Cruise
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Meals on Ship
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Port Charges
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

Board your overnight flight to Marseille, France.

Day 2 Embarkation - Arles, France

Arrive in Marseille and to transfer to Arles, France ot board your cruise. This evening, meet your fellow passengers for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 3 Arles - Les Baux - Avignon

This morning, you will board a motor coach for an excursion to the hilltop village of Les Baux de Provence. The village’s castle has a fascinating exhibit of medieval siege weaponry. Later, visit an olive farm to learn about this age-old Provençal farming tradition. As an alternative, take the “Impressionist Experience” tour to the Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum, where Vincent Van Gogh painted such well-known works as The Irises and Starry Night. You will also visit the Carrieres de Lumieres, a stone quarry that projects European artwork on its walls, including many of Van Gogh’s famous paintings. Late this afternoon, your city tour of Arles takes you to the Romanesque cathedral and the Roman Amphitheater. Early this evening cruise to Avignon. As your ship docks, look for the illuminated Avignon Bridge made famous by the French children’s song “Sur le pont d’Avignon” (“On the Bridge of Avignon”). (B,L,D)

Day 4 Avignon - Viviers

This morning, you will have your choice of two excursions in and around historic Avignon. Seven popes once resided in the magnificent Gothic Papal Palace, which you will visit during your city walking tour. You will also see the well-preserved medieval walls surrounding the historic center of town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As an alternative, take an excursion to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of engineering and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, the ship cruises to Viviers, arriving later this evening. You may join a “Ghost Walk” through this medieval town, with colorful stories brought to life by local residents. The ship moors overnight in Viviers. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Viviers - Tournon

After breakfast, you’ll have an excursion to Grignan, a magnificent hilltop village surrounded by lavender fields. The village’s Renaissance castle provides a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy some free time to explore local shops for confections, home-made lavender soaps and other crafts. You will also have an opportunity to visit a truffle farm and learn about truffle harvesting. Rejoin the ship in Le Pouzin, then cruise to Tournon as you enjoy an onboard wine lecture. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Tournon - Vienne

Take an exciting ride in a panoramic train car as you discover the magnificent landscape carved along the Gorge du Doux. After riding through the gorge, you will stop at the charming little station of Colombier le Vieux-Saint Barthélemy le Plain, where you can watch the train maneuver in preparation for its return journey. Arrive this evening in Vienne, situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais. Vienne has a significant Roman history, which is highlighted by its marvelously preserved ruins and remains. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Vienne - Lyon

Vienne’s Roman past can be readily seen in its marvelously preserved ruins. This morning, you will have a guided walking tour of Vienne and see the 1st-century Roman Temple of Augustus and Livia, the ruins of a Roman theater, and the medieval churches of St. Andre-Le-Bas and Abbey St. Pierre. Enjoy an onboard wine lecture and tasting as your ship departs for Lyon, arriving mid-afternoon. Your panoramic tour of Lyon takes you to the Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, the Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourvière, part of the historic region designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the “Hill of Prayers,” Fourvière is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame, ruins of a Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below. Tonight’s Captain’s Gala Dinner will be a memorable feast for the senses. The ship moors overnight in Lyon. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Lyon - Collonges - Belleville - Lyon

This morning, enjoy some free time in Lyon to explore on your own or shop for souvenirs and gifts. The ship departs after noon and cruises to Collonges for your excursion through the Beaujolais wine region, the Pays d’Or (“land of the golden stones,” named for the ochre limestone used to build local homes and castles). You will visit the medieval hilltop village of Oingt and the home of a local vintner, where you will enjoy a wine tasting and vineyard tour, and learn about the history of wine production in the region. Rejoin the ship in Belleville and return to Lyon, arriving late tonight (B,L,D)

Day 9 Disembarkation

Disembark your cruise in Lyon, France and prepare for your return to the US. (B)

Enhance Your Journey

Barcelona $1110


Board your overnight flight to Barcelona, Spain.


Arrive in Barcelona and check‐in to your hotel. The balance of

the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.


Your full day in Barcelona begins with a driving tour to the top

of Montjuic Hill, where you will enjoy glorious views of the city

below. Continue along the waterfront to Las Ramblas, an iconic

tree‐lined boulevard, and explore the city’s Gothic Quarter.

Your tour also includes the unique architectural works of Antoni

Gaudi, including Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and La Sagrada Familia

basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been under

construction for over a century. This evening, explore

Barcelona by night on your own, or elect to participate in an

optional tapas tasting tour. (B)


Enjoy a full day at your leisure, or take part in the optional

“Montserrat Excursion,” visiting the famous Benedictine Abbey

atop Montserrat Mountain. (B)


After breakfast, you will transfer from Barcelona to Arles, the

gateway to Provence. Along the way, you will stop in the

medieval town of Perpignan in France and have some free time

for lunch and exploring on your own. Continue on your transfer,

passing through the eerie marshland region of the Camargue

before arriving in Arles and boarding your ship. This evening,

meet your fellow passengers at a Welcome Dinner. (B,D)

Paris $1320


After disembarking the ship, guests continuing on to Paris will

be treated to a demonstration of Lyonnaise cooking. You will

have free time for lunch on your own before boarding a highspeed

TGV train that will whisk you through the French

countryside to Paris. Upon arriving in Paris, you will be

transferred to your hotel. This evening, an optional

“Montmartre & Illuminations” tour is available for you to

enjoy. (B)

PARIS (Day 1)

Enjoy some of Paris’ most famous sights during this morning's

guided tour, such as the Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde,

Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The afternoon is free

for you to explore the “City of Lights.” This evening, an

optional “Parisian Cabaret at Paradis Latin” dinner show is

available. (B)

PARIS (Day 2)

Enjoy your last full day in Paris at your leisure. (B)


Your splendid vacation comes to an end as you prepare for

your homeward flight. (B)

Departure Dates

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount