Provence & Spain River Cruise | AmaWaterways

Paris to Barcelona Along the Wine Regions of the Rhone River

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Provence & Spain Rhone River Cruise

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Rhone River Cruise | Provence & Spain

14 Days – Travel to Paris & return from Barcelona or reverse. Spend 3 nights in Paris, travel by high-speed TGV train to Lyon, and embark upon an enchanting 7-night cruise through Provence, ending with 3 nights in Barcelona.

From the magic of Paris to the romance of Barcelona, this itinerary is truly captivating. Begin with three nights in Paris, then travel in style aboard the high-speed TGV train to Lyon, France’s gastronomical capital. From there, cruise through France’s legendary wine growing regions, home to such famous vintages as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône. Enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at ancient Roman ruins, stroll through medieval villages and shop for Provencal crafts. Your itinerary includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon as well as Arles, the city where Vincent Van Gogh spent much of his life. Conclude your journey with three nights in magnificent Barcelona, one of Spain's most vibrant cities.



Included features:

  • 3 nights hotel in Paris at the Pullman Paris Montparnasse (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer to Lyon via High-speed TGV train
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom, most with French balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from France's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Motorcoach from Arles to Perpignan and on to Barcelona
  • 3 nights hotel in Barcelona at the Le Meridien (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways
  • All local taxes
  • "Limited Edition Tours"


Daily Program

1 Paris Hotel check-in
2 Paris City tour
Optional “Montmartre & Illuminations” tour
3 Paris Optional “Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower” tour
Optional “Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show”


TGV high-speed train to Lyon
Cooking demonstration
**EMBARKATION | Welcome Dinner
5 Lyon City tour
Free time
6 Belleville
Beaujolais excursion
Free evening
7 Vienne Walking tour


Chocolate and red wine pairing
“Ghost Walk” tour


Grignan excursion and truffle farm visit
Walking tour and Papal Palace
OR Pont du Gard
10 Arles Les Baux and olive farm excursion
OR “Artist Experience”
Arles walking tour



Free time for lunch
Transfer to Barcelona
Hotel check-in
12 Barcelona City tour
Optional tapas tasting
13 Barcelona Optional Montserrat excursion
14 Barcelona Return flight home

** Embark 7-Night Cruise (can also be booked as cruise only)

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