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.
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
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 FourviÃ¨re 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 FourviÃ¨re. 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 CÃ´tes du RhÃ´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 bike tour along a portion of the ViaRhÃ´na 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 CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne. 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 BarthÃ©lemy le Plain, where the train maneuvers in preparation for its return journey. Alternatively, lovers of wine and chocolate will want to visit Le ChÃ¢teau 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 ProvenÃ§ale 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 CarriÃ¨res de LumiÃ¨res, 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 ProvenÃ§al 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 NÃ®mes. 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 GaudÃ 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 MontjuÃ¯c Hill and see some of Antoni GaudÃ's imaginative architectural creations, including Casa MilÃ , Casa BatllÃ³ 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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- 14 Days
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- ms AmaCello
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