Paris in the Spring, Burgundy & Provence River Cruise
featuring Amsterdam, 2 Nights in a Dutch Village & 7 Nights aboard the Amadeus Star
Paris City Tour • Dijon Walking Tour • Mâcon • Maconnais Wine Region & Museum • Beaune Walking Tour • Burgundy Wine Tasting Experience • Lyon City Tour • Avignon Walking Tour • Arles Walking Tour • Viviers Guided Walk
22 Meals (Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks w/onboard dinners), PWD Tour/Cruise Manager, 2 Nights Hotel - Paris, 7 Night Cruise - Outside Cabin, Port Charges, Baggage Handling
TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY 1 2 3 4 ACTIVE
Day 1 - Depart US - Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Europe.
Day 2 - Arrive Paris†
Meet your PWD Tour/Cruise Manager - Transfer to your hotel for two night stay. Welcome drink at the hotel.
Day 3 - Paris
Morning Paris city tour. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursion to Versailles. (B)
Day 4 - Paris - Dijon - Lyon
Travel to Dijon via motorcoach and enjoy a Dijon walking tour. Continue to Lyon and board the MS Amadeus Provence for seven nights. Welcome Dinner onboard. (B,D)
Day 5 - Mâcon
Excursion to Burgundy, Maconnais wine region & Wine Museum. Afternoon optional excursion to Cluny Abbey. (B,L,S, &D)
Day 6 - Chalon sur Saone - Beaune - Tournus
Excursion to Burgundy. Beaune walking tour & wine tasting. Experience afternoon optional excursion to Brancion and Cormatin. Ship arrives in Tournus this afternoon. (B,L,S, &D)
Day 7 - Lyon
Morning Lyon city tour. Later today your ship departs Lyon. (B,L,S, &D)
Day 8 - Viviers
Viviers guided walk into the Medieval Village.Old Town optional excursion to the Ardèche Gorge. (B,L,S, &D)
Day 9 - Avignon
Morning Avignon walking tour including Pope Palace. Afternoon optional excursion to Pont du Gard & Uzes. (B,L,S, &D)
Day 10 - Arles
Morning Arles walking city tour. Afternoon optional excursion to Camargue Nature Park. Gala Farewell Dinner onboard. (B,L,S, &D)
Day 11 - Arles - Marseille/Nice - Flights Home†
Transfer to the Marseille or Nice airport for your flight home. (B)
†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.
CITIES & PORTS
Enjoy a panoramic Paris City Tour of the “City of Light,” where you’ll see the beloved landmarks of Paris that line the Seine including the grand Notre Dame Cathedral and the palatial façade of the Louvre. The river’s historic banks are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon enjoy leisure time to admire the masterpieces of the Louvre or ascend the Eiffel Tower for fantastic views.
En route from Paris to your ship, stop for a Dijon Walking Tour. Best known for its mustard, Dijon is also one of the most beautiful cities in France with a wonderful historical center registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dijon mustard originated in 1856, when Jean Naigeon substituted, the acidic juice of not-ripe grapes, for vinegar in the traditional mustard recipe.
Lyon, a city in France’s historical Rhône-Alpes region, sits at the junction of the Rhône & Saône rivers with a history dating back to ancient Roman times. Lyon has earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list as the city boasts France’s oldest ancient ruins, medieval quarters, and fine Renaissance houses.
A city with a Mediterranean feel on the banks of the Saône, Mâcon is famous for its wine. Two thirds of the wine is white, coming from the Chardonnay grape with Pouilly-Fuissé, St-Véran and Mâcon-Villages Blanc being the most famous. The other third is red or rosé from the Gamay or Pinot Noir grape. From Mâcon enjoy an included excursion to Maconnais Wine Region passing through scenic vineyards & a visit to a regional Wine Museum.
During your Beaune Walking Tour, explore this walled town at the center of the Burgundy wine making region in France. Surrounded by the Côte d’Or vineyards, the cobbled town is renowned for an annual wine auction held at the Hôtel-Dieu. Recognized by its colorful, geometric-
for an annual wine auction held at the Hôtel-Dieu. Recognized by its colorful, geometric- patterned tile roof, this former hospital is now the Hôtel-Dieu Museum & remains one of the finest examples of French 15th-century architecture. After the tour, enjoy a Wine Tasting Experience to sample the local product of the Burgundy Wine Region.
Chalon sur Saone & Tournus
Chalon-sur-Saone, a town of historic & artistic interest, is situated in the Saoneet- Loire, Burgundy region in the eastern-center of France. At the meeting point of Roman roads and many inland waterways, Chalon-sur-Saône was a trading centre of European importance in the Middle Ages. Tournus is tucked away in the southeast corner of Burgundy, this delightful town has a wealth of old buildings, alleyways, antique shops, cafes and restaurants.
Viviers is a charming walled French village in a mountainous setting on the right bank of the Rhone. Enjoy a stroll through Old Town with its medieval and Renaissance architecture.
Avignon, nicknamed “City of Popes” because it was home to seven popes from 1309 to 1377. Your Avignon Walking Tour includes a stroll through the historic center, the picturesque Pont d’Avignon and the Place de l’Horloge. Continue to the renowned Palace of the Popes for a guided tour through this rambling maze of Gothic architecture that served as papal residence, fortress, church and palace.
Arles is the site of some impressive Roman ruins including Les Arènes, an arena that seats 20,000 and is still in use, as well as Romanesque monuments such as the Church of Saint-Trôphime, completed in the 15th century. Enjoy an Arles Walking Tour with its diverse architectural highlights. Experience the city’s vibrant colors and striking quality of light that have inspired artist.