Treasures of Burgundy and Provence: Rhône & Saône
8 Days
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Treasures of Burgundy and Provence: Rhône & Saône




8 Days

Enjoy this uniquely beautiful cruise along the French rivers Rhône and Saône. Experience picturesque villages, world famous wine regions such as the Côte d'Or, unforgettable stretches of land in the regions of Provence and Burgundy, and impressive views of historic cities and monuments.

Food, wine, art, architecture, scenery and history - it all comes together in glorious harmony in the South of France.

Traveling in comfort and style the Roman emperors would have envied, you'll find yourself falling under the timeless spell of southern France on a journey that is nothing less than "magnifique"!


Embark this afternoon and make yourself comfortable in your cabin, which will be your luxurious home for the coming week. In the evening, join fellow travelers for a Welcome Cocktail and a delectable Welcome Dinner.

Stay Lyon

Departure at 10:00pm

In the morning, your ship arrives in Mâcon, located in southern Burgundy. With a history stretching back more than 2,000 years, Mâcon is an architectural treasure trove and a gateway to the vineyards of the Côte Mâconnais. This historic wine region produces some of the finest and most expensive wines in the world. Enjoy a guided tour and admire the peaceful vineyards of the Beaujolais and Mâconnais wine regions. A highlight is the visit to the “Hameau Duboeuf“ wine museum, featuring the history and production of Burgundy wines, and a wine tasting.

After lunch on board, join the afternoon excursion to Cluny Abbey, which was founded in 910 and was home to over 10,000 monks at its height, or visit Château de Pierreclos with its romantic wine cellars and vineyard. Enjoy dinner on board in the evening. 

Stay Macon

6:00am - 6:00pm


Continue exploring the Burgundy wine region in Chalon-sur-Saône, where half-timbered houses overlook a square teeming with art galleries and specialty shops. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Burgundy wine route on the morning tour. Your bus will stop in Beaune, where you will see the beautiful Hôtel-Dieu and enjoy a wine tasting at one of Beaune’s famous cellars. After lunch on board, unwind and admire the scenery as the vessel continues along the Saône or, alternatively, join the afternoon excursion, which departs from Chalon-sur-Saône overland for the medieval towns of Brançion and Cormatin. Constructed in the 17th century to impress its visitors, the Château de Cormatin features magnificent French gardens. Rejoin your vessel in time for dinner on board.

Stay Chalon-sur-Saône

1:00am - 2:30pm


Stay Tournus

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Today your AMADEUS vessel returns to Lyon, which is known not only for its architectural beauty but also for its gastronomic excellence. On the guided tour, discover this UNESCO World Heritage site with its most famous landmarks including the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and the charming Renaissance Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon), or join the excursion to the covered food market of Paul Bocuse and sample the local delicacies. At midday, the ship leaves Lyon.

Stay Lyon

7:00am - 12:00pm


Spend the day exploring the Provençal city of Avignon and discovering its momentous history. In the morning, take part in a guided walking tour of Avignon, the seat of the Catholic popes from 1309 to 1377. Admire the grand Palace of the Popes, one of the world’s most fascinating examples of Gothic architecture and the Pont d’Avignon. After lunch, join the excursion to the hilltop town of Uzès and to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct and great masterpiece of engineering. In the evening, dinner is followed by entertainment by a local music band onboard. We depart for Arles this evening.

Stay Avignon

9:00am - 7:00pm


Old Arles is a delight to wander in and explore, no wonder it once captured the imagination of the brilliant Impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh. Learn more about its rich history during the morning tour. Inside the Roman amphitheater, get a good impression of what being a spectator of gladiator fights was like at the end of the first century. This afternoon, recharge in the tranquility of unspoilt scenery by joining the excursion to the natural beauty of the Camargue’s salt marshes, home to the renowned Camargue bulls and wild white horses. This nature preserve is also one of the few European habitats which supports the greater flamingo. After a full day in Arles, your vessel will continue cruising the Rhône River.

Stay Arles

12:01am - 6:30pm


You can choose to spend a day on board or join a morning guided tour of the Ardèche Gorge, another natural wonder of this area. Visit the “Grand Canyon of Europe,“ where spectacular limestone cliffs tower over the meandering river below. France is a leading producer of black truffles, so the alternative is an exploration of the world of truffles with a visit and tasting to a local truffle farm. Rejoin the vessel in Le Pouzin in time for lunch.

This afternoon, relax on board as your ship makes its way back up the waterways of the Provence. This evening, celebrate your cruise experience at the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Stay Châteauneuf-du-Rhône

4:30am - 8:30am


Stay Le Pouzin

12:30pm - 2:00pm

After breakfast, your AMADEUS crew bids you “adieu” and we hope to see you again soon!

Stay Lyon

Arrival at 2:00am

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

$150 pp Early Booking Discount

Book now and save $150 per person for all bookings made until 30 November 2024.

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Suites & Staterooms 

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in every stateroom 

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner 
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

An Array of Amenities 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All gratuities on board are included in your cruise fare

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare 

Excursions and excursion packages

Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.

Package A | for only $ 349 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Mâcon and the Beaujolais
  • Beaune and the Burgundy
  • Avignon walking tour with Papal Palace
  • Arles walking tour with Arena
  • AMADEUS Taste: Grignan with truffle farm and tasting

Package B | for only $ 503 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Mâcon and the Beaujolais
  • Château de Pierreclos with wine tasting
  • Beaune and the Burgundy
  • Lyon - Gastronomic capital of France
  • Avignon walking tour with Papal Palace
  • Arles walking tour with Arena
  • Camargue Nature Reserve
  • Valley of the Ardèche Gorge

Package C | for only $ 683 per person

  • Mâcon and the Beaujolais
  • Visit to Cluny Abbey
  • Beaune and the Burgundy
  • Medieval Brancion and Cormatin
  • AMADEUS Taste: Les Halles by Paul Bocuse with tasting
  • Avignon walking tour with Papal Palace
  • Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard and Uzès
  • Arles walking tour with Arena
  • Camargue Nature Reserve
  • AMADEUS Taste: Grignan with truffle farm and tasting

Lyon – Lyon

Unit Price

Mâcon and the Beaujolais

$ 105

Château de Pierreclos with wine tasting

$ 84

OR Visit to Cluny Abbey

$ 89

Beaune and the Burgundy

$ 103

Medieval Brancion and Cormatin

$ 89

Lyon - Gastronomic capital of France

$ 59

OR AMADEUS Taste: Les Halles by Paul Bocuse with tasting

$ 71

Avignon walking tour with Papal Palace

$ 59

Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard and Uzès

$ 72

Live performance by local musicians


Arles walking tour with Arena

$ 43

Camargue Nature Reserve

$ 70

Valley of the Ardèche Gorge

$ 70

OR AMADEUS Taste: Grignan with truffle farm and tasting

$ 101

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services


You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer:

Lyon (France)

Train Station - Port $ 62

Airport - Port $ 90

Parking garage 8 days $ 164

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