River Cruise: Treasures of Burgundy and Provence

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  • 10 Days | 17 Meals
  • May 15 - May 24
  • $2,997

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River Cruise: Treasures of Burgundy and Provence

An exclusive Sunrise Tours and Country Travel Discoveries charter on the Rhône and Saône Rivers with a two-night pre-cruise stay in Provence

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Jul 4 - Jul 14, 2022
11 days | 10 nights

Enjoy this uniquely beautiful cruise along the French rivers of the Rhône and Saône where you will experience picturesque villages, world famous wine regions, and unforgettable stretches of land in the regions of Provence and Burgundy.

Aboard the Amadeus Provence

The Amadeus Provence, a masterpiece of engineering and ship design, refurbished in 2019, and the elegant ship offers 62 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS Suites. Like a floating luxury boutique hotel, this sleek, modern ship offers amazing views and 100% outward facing staterooms ship-wide and is loaded with comforts and amenities – from spa and fitness facilities, sun deck and viewing platforms, to evening entertainment, gourmet meals and wine/beer/soda with dinner.

  • 7 nights aboard the luxurious the MS Amadeus Provence
  • Sightseeing tours of Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Avignon, and Arles
  • 2 night stay in Aix-en-Provence exploring the villages and lavender fields of Provence
  • Gourmet dining with all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack)
  • Included quality red and white wines from Europe’s top wineries
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner, and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Gratuities to crew, cruise director, and local guided included – over a $150 per person value
  • 24-hour emergency call service while en-route to/from our tour

Post-Cruise Optional Tour: We are offering a special post-cruise excursion option, which includes an opportunity to be fully immersed in the famous Bastille Day celebrations, similar to America’s 4th of July!

DAY 1: DEPART ST. LOUIS, MO

Fly to Marseille with dinner and breakfast included in flight. Meals in flight

DAY 2: AIX-EN-PROVENCE

City tour of Marseille before arrival in Aix-en-Provence, known as the city of fountains, for a two-night stay at the gorgeous centrally located Renaissance Hotel. B, D

DAY 3: PROVENCE LAVENDER FIELDS

Full day exploring the area north of Aix. We will visit the quaint village of Sault and experience the blooming lavender fields of Provence, which will be in full bloom during our visit, and stop for a private wine tasting near Carpentras. B, D

DAY 4: EMBARKATION

Embark on the world-class vessel, The Amadeus Provence, a first-class vessel launched in 2017 operated by Lueftner Cruises, a pioneer in European River Cruising for over 30 years. Enjoy a specially prepared cocktail and welcome dinner. B, L, D

DAY 5: MÂCON, BURGUNDY

Discover the famous wine-producing region of Burgundy with a visit to Mâcon, a city on the banks of the Saône River. Explore the ruins of Cluny Abbey, dedicated to St. Peter in 910 and known as the “spiritual heart of medieval Europe.” B, L, D

DAY 6: CHARLON SUR SAÔNE

Dock in Chalon sur Saône where half-timbered houses overlook the charming square, art galleries, and local shops. Take a scenic drive along the famous Burgundy Wine Route and enjoy a guided tour of the gorgeous Hôtel-Dieu along with a wine tasting at one of the famous wine cellars in Beaune. B, L, D

DAY 7: LYON

Lyon is France’s third largest city and considered the country’s gastronomic capital. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s highlights, including the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and the Palace of Justice, along with free time in the historic Old Town. B, L, D

DAY 8: AVIGNON

Known as the “City of the Popes”, Avignon played in important role in the Roman Catholic Church during the 14th century as the Pope’s fled Rome to escape conspiracy and corruption. Enjoy a guided tour of the historic city including a tour of the world-famous Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace). B, L, D

DAY 9: ARLES

Founded by the Gauls, Arles has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many Roman sights and monuments to explore. Take a break in the café that served as the model for Vincent Van Gogh’s “Cafe Terrace at Night”. B, L, D

DAY 10: ARDÈCHE GORGE

Ardèche Gorge is referred to as the Grand Canyon of Europe, which features limestone cliffs towering 1,000 ft above the winding river below. Enter through the largest natural bridge in Europe and take a moderate walk on the Gorge Trail for beautiful viewpoints of the canyon and Ardèche river. B, L, D

DAY 11: LYON

Disembark at Lyon to fly home. Sunrise Tours bids you adieu! Optional postcruise excursion (more information below) B

Dates:

  • Departure Date: July 4, 2022
  • Return Date: July 14, 2022

Pricing:

  • Haydn (lower deck): $4997
  • Strauss (middle deck): $5577
  • Mozart (top deck): $5977
  • Suite (top deck): $6527

*Per person rates

*Included airfare from STL or MCI

POST-CRUISE OPTIONAL TOUR JULY 14-16, 2022

We are offering a special post-cruise excursion option, which includes an opportunity to be fully immersed in the famous Bastille Day celebrations, similar to America’s 4th of July! Enjoy 2 nights in Annecy, France at the centrally located Hotel Splendid.

DAY 1: DEPART LYON
Depart Lyon and enjoy a guided walking tour of the lakeside village of Annecy, known for its beautiful old town, quaint canal and spectacular mountain views. Happy Bastille Day! D

DAY 2: CHOICE OF FREE DAY IN ANNECY

Shop and take in more sights, or excursion to the French Alps and the charming village of Chamonix. B, D

DAY 3: ENJOY A FINAL BREAKFAST before departure back to the U.S. B

Luggage:

Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.

Booking Information:

  • Booking requires a valid passport
  • $300 per person deposit required
  • Please call for single rates
  • Please call for a detailed brochure including ship layout and registration form
  • Includes airfare from St. Louis or Kansas City (call for other gateway cities)

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