Cruise the south of France exploring vineyards, truffle farms, castles and more, all from the comfort of your floating luxury hotel. Add the Paris Pre-Cruise and/or Barcelona Post-Cruise options, and take in the best of France and Spain.
August 17 - 24 (2023)
For a limited time only, enjoy an early booking discount of $1,000 per person!
Prices start at $3,199 (that's per person for double occupancy, with discount & including port charges). This itinerary always sells out fast, so don't delay!
Everything's included in your Rhone River Yoga Cruise, from top-notch gourmet dining to unlimited fine wine and beer with lunch and dinner, and all excursions.
A $500 deposit holds your spot.REGISTER NOW
Be as active, or as relaxed, as you want to be. Choose from daily excursions to fit your mood.
There's an optional 3-night pre-cruise (August 14 - 17th) experience of Paris. Includes hotel, breakfast, excursions, and transfers to the boat.
The cost is $1,380 per person, double occupancy. (Single occupancy $2,160)
What does the Paris pre-cruise itinerary look like:
Day 1 - Arrive in Paris, France
Arrive in Paris and check in to your hotel—Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe (subject to change)
Day 2 - Paris
Enjoy a morning tour taking in the signature sites of Paris, including the awe-inspiring Arc de Triomphe and the iconic Eiffel Tower. (B)
Day 3 - Paris
Enjoy a full day at your leisure to discover more of this romantic city, such as the world-renowned Louvre Museum or Musée d’Orsay. Perhaps go shopping in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré district or simply relax and spend the day like a local – by scoping out a local café for a café au lait, toasted baguette or croissant. In the evening, visit Montmartre, long known as the city’s premier artist's enclave. During the mid to late 1800s, artists also began calling Montmartre home. Pissarro and Jongkind were two of the first to live there, followed by other notable artists, including Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Pablo Picasso. You’ll be taken on an evening illumination tour, discovering why Paris is renowned as the “City of Light.” (B)
Day 4 - Paris - Lyon - Embarkation
Check out of your Paris hotel and head to the train station to board the TGV high-speed train through the French countryside to Lyon. Once in the “food capital of France,” marvel at an indoor market hall where you’ll have a chance to sample of the delicacies offered by butchers, bakers, chocolatiers and cheesemongers while taking in the colorful sights and enticing aromas around you. Afterward, embark the ship in Lyon for your Colors of Provence cruise. (B,D)
Board the ship for your Colors of Provence cruise. (D)
Enjoy free time in Lyon. Pop into an outdoor café for an authentic French breakfast or visit one of the city’s many amazing museums during your leisurely morning. Bid Lyon adieu and set sail for Vienne. (B,L,D)
Situated between the wine regions of Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône lies Vienne with a Roman past that can be seen in its marvelously preserved ruins. Follow the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a walking tour to see the amazingly well-preserved Augustus and Livia Temple, the Saint Maurice Cathedral, a Gothic church that took more than 500 years to build, and St. Pierre Abbey—one of the oldest surviving churches in France, and now an Archaeological Museum. For those wishing to be more active, you can either take a guided hike from the ship to the Monastery at Mount Pipet or a guided bike tour along a portion of the ViaRhôna bike route. (B,L,D)
Take an exclusive private train ride past magnificent landscape carved along the Gorge du Doux, stopping at the charming little station of Colombier le Vieux-Saint Barthélemy le Plain, where the train maneuvers in preparation for its return journey. Alternatively, lovers of wine and chocolate will want to visit Le Château de Tournon for a presentation and tasting on the pairing of red wine and chocolate. For a more active adventure, take a hike through the vineyards of Tain l’Hermitage, followed by a visit to a local winery where you’ll sample some of the wines. (B,L,D)
Depending on your interests, you have three choices of excursions for the morning. Avignon, aptly named the “City of Popes,” was the center of the Catholic Church in the 14th century when its “Palais des Papes” was the equivalent of today’s Vatican. Discover the history of Avignon on a guided walking tour that includes the Papal Palace and the well-preserved medieval walls surrounding the historic center of town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can visit three venues around Avignon to taste regional specialties including macarons, cheese and wine, and tapenades or you can enjoy a bike tour. During the afternoon, you can go to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the impressive Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of ancient engineering. You can also go in search of the highly prized “Black Diamond” truffles with a farmer and his trustworthy canine companion. In the evening, enjoy a short cruise to the Pont d’Avignon, illuminated against the night sky. (B,L,D)
Considered one of the most beautiful cities in France, Arles enchants all with its tantalizing history, formerly a Roman center of trade. Join a guided walking tour where you’ll visit the Roman ruins of Arles such as its Roman Amphitheater and the Church of Saint Trophime, famous for its Romanesque architecture. Alternatively, you can enjoy a bike ride along the Rhône, through town to the Langlois Bridge, a famous subject from several Vincent Van Gogh paintings. And for those who wish to delve further into Van Gogh’s Arles, join a special walking tour along with a visit to the Vincent van Gogh Foundation, showcasing his legacy. During the afternoon, you’ll venture to the medieval hilltop village, Les Baux de Provence and then delve deeply into the Carrières des Lumières, where you’ll be treated to a spectacular presentation of art, sound and history projected on the former limestone quarry walls of caves. (B,L,D)
Bid farewell to Arles and prepare for your flight home. (B)
Enjoy an optional 3-night post-cruise (August 24 - 27th) experience of Barcelona. Includes hotel, breakfast, excursions, and transfers from the boat.
The cost is $1,170 per person, double occupancy. (Single occupancy $1,770)
What does the Barcelona post-cruise itinerary look like:
Day 1 - Barcelona
Disembark your ship in Avignon and board the TGV high-speed train to the city that inspired Antoni Gaudí and is certain to inspire you, BARCELONA. (B)
Day 2 - Barcelona
Barcelona, the bustling capital of Catalonia, is an artist’s, architect’s, foodie’s, historian’s and culturist’s dream. Tour the cobblestoned lanes of the Gothic Quarter in the medieval city center and Las Ramblas. See some of Antoni Gaudí’s imaginative architectural creations, La Sagrada Familia. (B)
Day 2 - Barcelona
Join an excursion to the mountain Montserrat, which is home to the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat, located about 30 miles from Barcelona. Once there, you’ll ride a scenic funicular to the top of the mountain and experience an indescribable view of the Catalonia landscape. The monastery, officially founded in 1025, soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin Mary. The whole of Montserrat is built around facilitating the worship of the Black Madonna in the Basilica. While here, you’ll see the famous Black Madonna sculpture, which sits at the back of the church, above the altar area. The stairway leading to the statue, plus the room and altar in which the statue sits are ornate, golden and pay tribute to the wonder that is the Virgin herself. (B)
Day 4 - Depart Barcelona
Bid farewell to Barcelona and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
We will be traveling on the AmaKristina. Click here for a closer look at the ship, and to explore your stateroom options.
A $500 deposit holds your spot, 50% refundable up to 120 days prior to sail date (April 20, 2023). Final payment is due May 19, 2023.
*Cost per stateroom category includes port charges of $210 and the current promotional discount of $1,000.
Cat E $3,409
Cat D $3,708
Cat CB $4,208
Cat CA $4,508
Cat BB $5,108
Cat BA $5,308
Cat AB $5,508
Cat AA $5,708
Cat SS $7,008
Cat E $5,458.75
Cat D $5,832.50
Cat CB $7,707
Cat CA $8,157
Cat BB $9,057
Cat BA $9,357
Cat AB $9,657
Cat AA $9,957
Cat SS $15,806
PLEASE NOTE: The above staterooms are based on availability. Also, if you are traveling solo and prefer to save by sharing your stateroom with a roommate, I may be able to pair you up with another solo traveler of the same gender.
To explore the different stateroom categories, click here.
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