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Essence of Burgundy & Provence (Wine Cruise) Cruise Land Reverse

From Geneva, Switzerland to Barcelona, Spain
Length: 14 Days - Departs: Mon, Apr 04, 2022
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Departure
Apr 04, 2022
Arrival
Apr 17, 2022

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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, Apr 04, 2022
    ARRIVE IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND. Arrive in Geneva and check in to your hotel.
  2. Day 2
    Tue, Apr 05, 2022
    GENEVA. Get acquainted with Geneva, the '''Peace City,''' and gateway to the Swiss Alps, on your guided walking tour. With traditions in both watchmaking and chocolate making, this beautiful city has a rich history, which you will glimpse during your excursion. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Wed, Apr 06, 2022
    GENEVA. Venture south to the '''Pearl of the French Alps,''' Annecy, on your morning excursion. Home to beautiful castles, including the Ch''teau d'''Annecy, home to the Counts of Geneva, and natural green spaces with bike trails winding through along the lake. Later in the day, visit Chillon Castle, a picture-perfect medieval island fortress with three formal great halls, a chapel and beautifully arched underground rooms that once served as a prison. (B)
  4. Day 4
    Thu, Apr 07, 2022
    GENEVA ''' DIJON ''' BOURG-EN-BRESSE ''' CHALON-SUR-SA''NE, FRANCE - EMBARKATION. Before transferring to your ship, visit stunning Dijon, France, the wonderfully picturesque capital of the historic Burgundy region. Renowned for its traditional mustard, Dijon also boasts one of the best preserved medieval centers in France, with postcard-perfect architecture, including its cathedral of Saint-Benigne de Dijon. You'''ll also stop in the lovely commune of Bourg-en-Bresse, famous for its Gothic Brou Royal monastery, centuries-old timber-framed houses, and its Renaissance-style Cathedral of Our Lady. Later, board your ship in preparation for your 7-night cruise. (B,D)
  5. Day 5
    Fri, Apr 08, 2022
    CHALON-SUR-SA''NE - TOURNUS.
  6. Day 6
    Sat, Apr 09, 2022
    TOURNUS, FRANCE - MACON, FRANCE.
  7. Day 7
    Sun, Apr 10, 2022
    MACON, FRANCE - VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-SA''NE - LYON.
  8. Day 8
    Mon, Apr 11, 2022
    LYON - VIENNE.
  9. Day 9
    Tue, Apr 12, 2022
    VIENNE - VALENCE.
  10. Day 10
    Wed, Apr 13, 2022
    AVIGNON - ARLES.
  11. Day 11
    Thu, Apr 14, 2022
    ARLES ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' BARCELONA, SPAIN. Disembark the ship in Arles and head to Nimes. See the highlights of this delightful town with one of the finest collections of Roman buildings in France before boarding the high-speed train to Barcelona and checking into your hotel. (B)
  12. Day 12
    Fri, Apr 15, 2022
    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 imaginative architectural creations, highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site '''Works of Antoni Gaudi,''' including La Sagrada Familia. (B)
  13. Day 13
    Sat, Apr 16, 2022
    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'''ll ride a scenic funicular to the top of the mountain and experience an indescribable view of the Catalonia landscape. 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. (B)
  14. Day 14
    Sun, Apr 17, 2022
    DEPART BARCELONA. Bid farewell to Barcelona and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Countries Visited

France, Spain, Switzerland

Rivers Visited

Rhone, Saone

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • 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
4.4
Accommodations
4.7
Itinerary
4
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.2

Ratings based off 12 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Cruise with AmaWaterways - with extensions in Paris and Barcelona - was excellent. Main suggestions - provide more time at some stops along the Rhine River such as Nimes or Avignon. Also provide meals for first evening in new city - especially arrival at first stop in Paris when travelers are jet-lagged.

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