Burgundy & Provence French Riviera Cruise

April 15-23, 2020***

∼Ship & Onboard Experience∼

The Ship – MS Amadeus Provence

Launched in 2017, the innovative 140-passenger Amadeus Provence offers all the amenities of a floating 5-star hotel.  This Premium cruise ship features the most modern furnishings that blend masterfully with the architecture of the ship and a luxurious design that is the hallmark of the Amadeus fleet.  The extensive Restaurant and the Panorama Bar offer divine views of the passing riverscapes, and the outdoor, glass-shielded River Terrace allows you to relax in the open air regardless of the weather.  The attentive English Speaking onboard service staff will see to your comfort with typical European hospitality.  The cabin design plans are forward-thinking, bright and modern, all part of a premium focus with 62 large Staterooms and 8 Suites.  The beauty of river cruising is that the most interesting destinations come to you.  This Provence charter features English-only onboard commentary with inclusive sightseeing excursions balanced with choice to simply relax onboard, get a spa treatment or add sightseeing with optional excursions.

∼All Meals Included Onboard∼

Three meals daily are served graciously in a single seating in the exquisite restaurant and feature local & international specialties.  All dinners are four courses and are served with included Regional Wines.  While dining, you have splendid views of the passing scenic landscapes through large picture windows.  Enjoy afternoon and/or late evening snacks in the lounge based on the daily schedule.

∼Comfortable & Innovative Staterooms∼

After boarding, unpack once.  All staterooms are larger than traditional river cruise cabins and offer excellent river views.  The Mozart Deck features 8 Suite with Walk Out Balconies.  The other 16 staterooms on the Mozart Deck and 30 Staterooms on the Strauss Deck feature an innovative Panoramic Drop-Down Window.  Staterooms on the Hayden Deck have a large fixed window.  Each luxury stateroom is fully equipped with comfortable and modern furnishings including flat screen tv and large private bathrooms with shower.

Tour Inclusions & Highlights:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Omaha
  • 7 Night Cruise – Outside cabin
  • 20 meals (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners)
  • Premier World Discovery Tour/Cruise Manager
  • Regional Wine with Dinners
  • English speaking ship staff
  • Baggage Handling
  • International air taxes/fuel/fees & port charges
  • Hotel & ship transfers
  • Motorcoach transfers from Grand Island to Omaha (with minimum of 30 sign ups)

Included Excursions/Tours & Highlights

  • Maconnais Wine Region
  • Wine Museum
  • Beaune Walking Tour
  • Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience
  • Lyon City Tour
  • Avignon Walking Tour
  • Avignon Palace of Popes
  • Arles Walking Tour

Optional Extensions:

  • PRE-cruise 2 nights Paris & POST-cruise 2 nights Switzerland

Optional Excursions:

  • Versailles, Cluny Abbey, Brancion & Cormatin, Ardeche Gorge, Pont du Gard & Uzes

Tour Itinerary:

  • Day 1 & 2 – Depart US – Overnight Flight to Europe – Arrive Lyon
    • Arrive Lyon and meet your Premier World Discovery Representative – Transfer to board the MS Amadeus Provence for seven nights
  • Day 3 – Macon
    • Excursion to Burgundy – Maconnais Wine Region & Wine Museum – Afternoon Optional Excursion to Cluny Abbey
  • Day 4 – Chalon sur Saone – Beaune – Tournus
    • Excursion to Burgundy – Beaune Walking Tour & Wine Tasting Experience – Afternoon optional to Brancion and Cormatin – Ship arrive in Tournus
  • Day 5 – Lyon
    • Morning Lyon City Tour – Ship departs Lyon and heads south toward Avignon
  • Day 6 – Avignon
    • Morning Avignon Walking Tour including Pope Palace – Afternoon optional Excursion to Pont du Gard & Uzes
  • Day 7 – Aries
    • Morning Arles Walking Tour – Afternoon optional Excursion to Camargue Nature Park
  • Day 8 – Chateauneuf-du-Rhone/Ardeche – Le Pouzin
    • Relax onboard/leisure day – Morning optional Excursion to Ardeche Gorge – Midday ship stops in Le Pouzin – Afternoon cruising – Gala Farewell Dinner
  • Day 9 – Lyon – Flight Home
    • Transfers to the Lyon airport to fly home or join Switzerland Extension

Tour Cost: (All prices are based on double occupancy)

Category E (Hayden Deck): $4395 per person

Category D (Hayden Deck): $4495 per person

Category C (Strauss Deck): $4995 per person

Category B (Strauss Deck): $5195 per person

Category A (Mozart Deck): $5395 per person

Suite (Mozart Deck): $5795 per person

***Please note that a valid passport will be required for this tour and must be valid through October 23, 2020.

Deposit of $500 per person is due with reservations.  Final payment will be due by January 14, 2020.  Booking discount may apply and travel insurance is available upon request.  Please contact Jeff at 308-381-8785 for more detailed information about the tour and for cancellation fees/details.


May 2020