|Day 1||Monday, 10/15/2018 - Fly to Lyon |
Home Pick-up to the airport. Overnight flight to Lyon, France.
|Day 2||Tuesday, 10/16/2018 - Arrive / To Annecy |
Arrive and board the motorcoach for Annecy in the French Alps. Check into your hotel and enjoy a Welcome Dinner.
|Day 3||Wednesday, 10/17/2018 - Annecy |
Located on Lake Annecy, the town is known for its Vieille Ville (old town), with cobbled streets, winding canals, and pastel-colored houses. On the hill is the medieval Château d’Annecy, once home to the Counts of Geneva. Enjoy an included lake cruise and spend the day exploring the town, before an included dinner at a local restaurant.
|Day 4||Thursday, 10/18/2018 - Geneva / ms Provence |
Coach into Switzerland for a tour of metropolitan Geneva, with its dramatic views of Mont Blanc. French influence is everywhere: the language, the food, the Bohemian districts. Continue to Lyon and board the NEW ms Provence, in the style of the award-winning AMADEUS Silver ships. Enjoy not only generous public areas but also spacious cabins. Designed to enhance the open deck experience, the ship features an innovative pool deck centered around an infinity-style plunge pool.
|Day 5||Friday, 10/19/2018 - Macon |
Start this wine & food cruise in southern Burgundy, with a visit to the wine museum. Take an afternoon tour of Cluny Abbey. Founded in 910, by Benedictine monks, it was once head of a monastic ‘empire’ of 10,000 monks.
|Day 6||Saturday, 10/20/2018 - Chalon sur Saone / Tournas |
Take a scenic drive along France’s Burgundy wine route and arrive in Beaune, wine capital of Burgundy, for a guided tour of beautiful Hôtel Dieu, founded as a hospice in 1443. Later, enjoy a wine tasting at one of Beaune’s famous cellars.
|Day 7||Sunday, 10/21/2018 - Lyon |
Tour Lyon, the third-largest city in France, at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône. See the Basilica, the Roman theatre, and the ‘Vieux Lyon’ or Old Quarter. Visit the cathedral on the hill for a spectacular view of the city. This afternoon, cruise south on the Rhône River.
|Day 8||Monday, 10/22/2018 - Avignon |
Tour medieval Avignon, and the Papal Palace, once the seat of Catholic popes during the 14th century and one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe.
|Day 9||Tuesday, 10/23/2018 - Camargue Nature Park |
Just south of Arles, the landscape changes, with long, level roads crisscrossing the marshes and farmlands. It’s home to Camargue bulls and horses living in semi-freedom, and many species of birds. Also, visit Sainte Marie de la Mer, steeped in history and sporting stunning beaches, where the Rhône joins the Mediterranean Sea.
|Day 10||Wednesday, 10/24/2018 - Viviers / Le Pouzin |
Morning sightseeing to the “Grand Canyon of Europe,” Ardeche Gorge, plunging 984 ft. Follow the famous Gorge Trail and see beautiful viewpoints such as Pont d’Arc and Serre de Tourre. Rejoin the vessel in Le Pouzin for afternoon cruising. This evening enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
|Day 11||Thursday, 10/25/2018 - Lyon / Fly Home OR Optional Extension to the Loire Valley |
Disembark and transfer to the Lyon airport for your return flight home OR...
Click here to see the details regarding the 3-night Loire Valley Extension
Cabin Type Price BEFORE Book by Mar 15th Your AFC
& Deck Discount & SAVE CRUISE PRICE
C-1 Haydn- SM. WINDOW $4,299 $200 $4,099 pp
C-2 Haydn- SM. WINDOW $4,399 $200 $4,199 pp
C-3 Single- SM. WINDOW $5,649 $200 $5,449
B-1 Strauss- FR. BAL. $5,199 $600 $4,599 pp
B-2 Strauss- FR. BAL. $5,299 $600 $4,699 pp
B-3 Strauss- FR. BAL. $5,349 $600 $4,799 pp
A-1 Mozart- FR. BAL. $5,699 $800 $4,899 pp
A-2 Mozart- FR. BAL. $5,799 $800 $4,999 pp
S-1 Mozart- SUITE $6,999 $1,200 $5,799 pp
SAVE $1,800 per cabin off regular price French Balcony compared to Viking & AMA
SAVE $2,800 per cabin over the competition on a SUITE!
ADD $160 p.p. Port Taxes - Deposit of $500 pp
Air Upgrades: Economy Plus ADD from $550 pp
Premium Economy ADD from $989 pp