Provence and Spain Cruise

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Visit the unique Casa Mila in Barcelona
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Walk through the vineyards of Europe
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A village overlooks the rocky mountains of Europe
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Unique houses designed by Gaudi
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The gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral towers over the streets of Paris
AmaDagio's stairway and library.
Relax at the lounge aboard AmaDagio.

Departs

  • Sep 08, 2014
  • Sep 29, 2014
  • Oct 06, 2014
  • Oct 20, 2014
  • Nov 03, 2014
  • Nov 17, 2014
  • Nov 24, 2014
  • Mar 30, 2015
  • Apr 13, 2015
  • May 04, 2015
  • May 11, 2015
  • May 25, 2015
  • Jun 08, 2015
  • Jul 06, 2015
  • Jul 13, 2015
  • Aug 03, 2015
  • Aug 10, 2015
  • Aug 31, 2015
  • Sep 28, 2015
  • Oct 05, 2015
  • Oct 19, 2015
  • Oct 26, 2015
  • Nov 02, 2015
  • Nov 16, 2015
  • Nov 23, 2015
  • Nov 30, 2015
  • Dec 07, 2015

Private Independent Travel

From the magic of Paris to the romance of Barcelona, this itinerary is truly captivating. Begin with three nights in Paris, then travel in style aboard the high-speed TGV train to Lyon, France’s gastronomical capital. From there, cruise through France’s legendary wine growing regions, home to such famous vintages as Beaujolais and Côte du Rhône. Enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at ancient Roman ruins, stroll through medieval villages and shop for Provencal crafts. Your itinerary includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon as well as Arles, the city where Vincent Van Gogh spent much of his life. Conclude your journey with three nights in magnificent Barcelona or opt for a 2 night stay in Marseille, one of France's most vibrant cities.

Day 1

    Arrive Paris, France

    Arrive in Paris and check-in to your hotel. The day is yours to start exploring this beautiful city.

    Day 2

      Explore Paris, France

      Enjoy some of Paris’ most famous sights during your guided tour this morning, visit the Champs Élysées, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral. The afternoon is free for you to explore the "City of Light." Or, you may decide to join the optional "Montmartre & Illuminations" tour this evening. (B)

      Day 3

        Free day Paris, France

        Enjoy a full free day to explore the most romantic city in the world or decide to join the optional "Seine Cruise & Eiffel Tower" tour this morning. This evening, an optional "Parisian Cabaret at Paradis Latin" dinner show is available for you to enjoy. (B)

        Day 4

          Train to Lyon, France / Embark

          After checking out of your hotel, board the TGV train, which transports you at top speed (up to 186 mph) in smooth, quiet comfort through the French countryside to Lyon. Nestled between the Saône and Rhône rivers, Lyon is the gastronomic capital of France. Its rich ancient history includes Roman ruins and early Christian sites. Upon arrival, enjoy free time for lunch on your own before enjoying a cooking demonstration. Later, transfer to your luxurious small ship, to gather for a Welcome Dinner after settling into your cabins and preparing for the upcoming river cruise. (B,D)

          Day 5

            Lyon, France

            Today your panoramic tour of Lyon takes you to Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, Place des Terreaux with Bartholdi’s Fountain, and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourvière, part of the historic region designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the "Hill of Prayers," Fourvière is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame, ruins of an ancient Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below. The ship departs for Belleville this evening. (B,L,D)

            Day 6

              Belleville - Vienne, France

              This morning’s tour takes you through the Beaujolais wine region, also known as the Pays d’Or (“land of the golden stones,” named for the ochre limestone used to build local homes and castles). Visit the medieval hilltop village of Oingt as well as the home of a local vintner, where you can enjoy a wine tasting, vineyard tour and explanation of the history of the region’s wine production. Return to the ship in the afternoon and continue your European river cruise towards Vienne, where you have a free evening to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

              Day 7

                Vienne - Tournon, France

                Situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne’s Roman past can be seen in its marvelously preserved ruins. This morning, take a mini train tour and see the 1st-century Roman Temple of Augustus and Livia, the ruins of a Roman theater, and the medieval churches of St. Andre-Le-Bas and Abbey St. Pierre. Your ship departs at midday for Tournon. This evening, explore the town on your own. (B,L,D)

                Day 8

                  Tournon - Viviers, France

                  Today enjoy an indulgent chocolate and red wine pairing. Relax on board today as the ship cruises to Viviers. After arriving this evening, you may take a "Ghost Walk" tour through this medieval town, with colorful stories brought to life by local residents. (B,L,D)

                  Day 9

                    Viviers - Avignon, France

                    After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to Grignan, a hilltop village surrounded by lavender fields. The village’s Renaissance castle provides a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. You also have the opportunity to visit a truffle farm and learn about truffle harvesting. Continue by motor coach to Avignon, site of the bridge made famous by the French children's song "On the Bridge of Avignon." Seven popes once resided in the magnificent Papal Palace, which you can visit during your walking tour. Also look out for the well-preserved medieval walls surrounding the historic center of town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As an alternative, take an excursion to the Pont du Gard, a Roman aqueduct that is a masterpiece of engineering and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour also visits Uzes, a lovely town known for its castle, medieval streets and picturesque town square. Enjoy free time for shopping before returning to your ship. (B,L,D)

                    Day 10

                      Arles - Les Baux, France

                      This morning, arrive in Arles and board a motor coach for an excursion to the village of Les Baux de Provence. The village’s castle has a fascinating exhibit of medieval weapons. Later, visit an olive farm to learn about this age-old Provençal farming tradition. As an alternative, take the "Impressionist Experience" tour to the Saint Paul de Mausole Asylum, where Van Gogh once lived and painted such well-known works as The Irises and Starry Night. Also visit the Carrieres de Lumieres, a stone quarry that projects European artwork on its walls, including many of Van Gogh’s famous paintings. Late this afternoon, a city tour of Arles takes you to the Romanesque cathedral and the Roman Amphitheater. The ship moors overnight in Arles. (B,L,D)

                      Day 11

                        Arles, France - Barcelona, Spain / Disembark

                        Complete the river cruise portion of your European tour when you disembark your ship in Arles and transfer to Barcelona. Along the way, pass through the eerie Camargue marshland and stop in the medieval town of Perpignan in France, where you have free time for lunch and some exploring on your own. (B)

                        Day 12

                          Barcelona, Spain

                          Your full day in Barcelona begins with a driving tour to the top of Montjuic Hill to enjoy glorious views of the city below. Continue along the waterfront to Las Ramblas, an iconic tree-lined boulevard, and explore the Gothic Quarter in the medieval center of the city. Your tour also includes the unique architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, including Casa Milà, Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Familia, the basilica and UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been under construction for over a century. This evening, explore Barcelona by night on your own or elect to participate in an optional tapas tasting tour. (B)

                          Day 13

                            Free Day Barcelona, Spain

                            Enjoy a full day at your leisure, or take part in an optional excursion to Montserrat to visit the famous Benedictine Abbey atop Montserrat Mountain. (B)

                            Day 14

                              Depart Barcelona / Return Home

                              Bid farewell to Barcelona and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
                               Cat ECat DCat CCat BCat AJunior Suite
                              2014-Nov-03*
                              2014-Nov-24
                              $4,869$5,118$5,518$5,718$5,848$6,668
                              Port Charges: $161 per person.
                              * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                              2014-Oct-20*$5,169$5,418$5,818$6,018$6,148$7,168
                              Port Charges: $161 per person.
                              * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                              2014-Sep-01
                              2014-Sep-08*
                              2014-Sep-29
                              $5,569$5,818$6,218$6,418$6,548$7,568
                              Port Charges: $161 per person.
                              * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                              2014-Oct-06*$5,469$5,718$6,118$6,318$6,448$7,468
                              Port Charges: $161 per person.
                              * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                              2014-Nov-17*$4,769$5,018$5,418$5,618$5,748$6,768
                              Port Charges: $161 per person.
                              * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                              2015-Mar-30$4,799$5,098$5,598$5,798$5,898$7,098
                              Port Charges: $168 per person
                              2015-Nov-16*$4,899$5,198$5,698$5,898$5,998$7,198
                              Port Charges: $168 per person
                              * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                              2015-Nov-02*
                              2015-Nov-23
                              2015-Nov-30*
                              2015-Dec-07
                              $4,999$5,298$5,798$5,998$6,098$7,298
                              Port Charges: $168 per person
                              * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                              2015-Apr-13$5,099$5,398$5,898$6,098$6,198$7,398
                              Port Charges: $168 per person
                              2015-Oct-26$5,199$5,498$5,998$6,198$6,298$7,498
                              Port Charges: $168 per person
                              2015-Jul-06
                              2015-Jul-13*
                              2015-Aug-03
                              2015-Oct-19*
                              $5,299$5,598$6,098$6,298$6,398$7,598
                              Port Charges: $168 per person
                              * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                              2015-May-04*
                              2015-Aug-10*
                              $5,399$5,698$6,198$6,398$6,498$7,698
                              Port Charges: $168 per person
                              * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                              2015-May-11
                              2015-May-25
                              2015-Jun-08
                              $5,499$5,798$6,298$6,498$6,598$7,798
                              Port Charges: $168 per person
                              2015-Oct-05*$5,599$5,898$6,398$6,598$6,698$7,898
                              Port Charges: $168 per person
                              * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                              2015-Aug-31
                              2015-Sep-28
                              $5,699$5,998$6,498$6,698$6,798$7,998
                              Port Charges: $168 per person
                              40% OFF
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                              Please note: Cruise fare does not include port charges.

                              Included Features:
                              - 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Paris including daily Buffet Breakfast
                              - Transfer from the hotel to Lyon via High-speed TGV train
                              - 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies
                              - Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary
                              - Superb Dining with all Meals included during your Cruise
                              - Free-flowing Wine, beer and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship
                              - Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily
                              - Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
                              - Motorcoach from the Ship in Arles to Perpignan and on to Barcelona
                              - 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Barcelona including daily Buffet Breakfast
                              - Special Highlights including Lectures, Theme Dinners, Cooking Demonstration, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music
                              - Services of Professional Cruise Manager
                              - All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
                              - All local Taxes

                              Deposit & Payment

                              Initial deposit is $400, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                              Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

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                              Cancellation Policy

                              Days Prior to departureFee
                              121 days or more$400 per person
                              120-90 days$600 per person
                              89-60 days40% trip cost
                              59-30 days55% trip cost
                              29-0 days100% trip cost